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Expert: Omicron will be dominant variant in Europe within four weeks

Omicron will likely become the dominant form of the coronavirus in Europe within the next month, overtaking other variants such as Delta, according to an expert. “At the moment, Omicron is still rare in Europe,” Richard Neher, head of the Evolution of Viruses and Bacteria research group at the University of Basel, said in an interview published on the university’s website on Monday. “But if the evolution continues like this, Omicron will be predominant in Europe in about two to four weeks,” he said. Data from Denmark and Britain suggest that the number of Omicron infections is doubling everyRead More

Rizwan, Haider lift Pakistan to 200-6 in first T20I against West Indies

Karachi: Rizwan and Haider Ali struck fiery half-centuries to lift Pakistan to 200-6 in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against the West Indies in Karachi on Monday. Rizwan smashed a 52-ball 78 with 10 boundaries — his 12th half-century and 11th this year — while Haider scored a career-best 68 after West Indies sent Pakistan in to bat at the National Stadium. Rizwan and Haider added 105 for the third wicket after skipper Babar Azam fell without scoring and Fakhar Zaman made just 10, with West Indian bowlers getting earlyRead More

Army chief visits Headquarters Karachi Corps

RAWALPINDI /DNA/ – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters Karachi Corps . COAS was given detailed briefing on operational matters of the formation , security situation in the province especially Karachi. COAS was also briefed on formation’s support to civil administration in implementation of Karachi Transformation Plan( KTP) including FWO, NLC and NDMA’s efforts for improvement in existing infrastructure  to safeguard against urban flooding in Karachi and uplift of relevant civic facilities.  COAS expressed satisfaction over operational preparedness of the Corps and measures in placeRead More

Ambassador Sajid Bilal briefs Egyptian print and electronic media about 17th Extraordinary Session of the OIC

CAIRO, /DNA/ – The Ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt, Sajid Bilal briefed the Egyptian print and electronic media today about the 17th Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) being held in Islamabad on 19 December 2021. Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador informed the media persons that the Extraordinary Session is being convened in view of the serious humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, where according to UN estimates 60% of the 38 million people face “crisis levels of hunger” and the situation is getting worse every day. HeRead More

Ambassador Sajid Bilal inaugurates Pakistan Pavilion at Food Africa

CAIRO /DNA/ – Ambassador Sajid Bilal inaugurated the Pakistan Pavilion at “Food Africa” Exhibition at Egypt International Exhibition Center, today.  The Trade and Investment Section of the Embassy and companies from Pakistan including Ahmed Foods, Baba Enterprises, Shezan International, Mohammad Hashim Tajir Surma, Durvesh International, Pure Foods Company, RM Salt, Minex International, Vania Foods, RAD International, Ajmair Foods, and BM Confectionary, have put up their stalls at the Pakistan Pavilion. The Pavilion represents an array of flavors and tastes of Pakistan, including indigenous products such as basmati rice, pink salt, spices,Read More

Qureshi urges international community to effectively address challenge of corruption

CAIRO /DNA/ – The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, through his video message, virtually addressed the ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which started in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, today.The Foreign Minister underscored that corruption hampered countries’ efforts to eradicate poverty, improve living standards and provide quality healthcare and education to their people. The COVID-19 pandemic had painfully laid bare the persisting inequalities which were generated and perpetuated by the scourge of corruption. Therefore, he emphasizedRead More