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PIA’s New York hotel not being privatised, govt informs IHC


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) Roosevelt Hotel, located in New York, is not being privatised, a federal law officer informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday. IHC Chief Justice Amir Farooq was hearing a petition against the reported government plans to privatise the national flag carrier’s asset in the heart of global commercial and tourism hub. The deputy attorney general stated before the judge that Roosevelt Hotel is not being privatised. The chief justice asked him whether he wanted to submit a written response to the petition, toRead More

New Zealand to limit returning citizens as quarantine facilities fill up


New Zealand said on Tuesday its national airline will not take new bookings for three weeks as the country looks to limit the number of citizens returning home to reduce the burden on overflowing quarantine facilities. As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens globally, thousands of New Zealanders are returning to the South Pacific nation, which is among a handful of countries to have contained the coronavirus, re-opened its economy and restored pre-pandemic normalcy. Bookings on Air New Zealand flights will be managed to ensure the government can safely place citizens intoRead More

Samsung Electronics forecasts profits jump despite virus


Samsung Electronics forecast a 23-percent rise in second-quarter operating profit Tuesday, with strong demand for memory chips and displays overcoming the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on smartphone sales. The world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker said in an earnings estimate that it expected operating profit to be 8.1 trillion won ($6.8 billion) for April-June, up from 6.6 trillion won in the same period last year. The prediction was far ahead of analyst forecasts of a single-digit decline. Lockdowns imposed around the world in the face of the coronavirusRead More

Pakistan offers condolences to Turkey


ISLAMABAD (DNA)- The government and people of Pakistan would like to convey their heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Turkey on the loss of lives and injuries to many as a result of explosion at the fireworks factory in the Sakarya province. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan expressed these condolences on Tuesday.   The Ministry spokesperson said, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy and their families. We also pray for the quickest recovery of the injured.   As always we shareRead More

2,691 coronavirus cases, 77 deaths reported in country in past 24 hours


ISLAMABAD: The country reported 2,691 coronavirus cases and 77 deaths over the past 24 hours, pushing the national tally of infections to 234,508 and casualties to 4,839. 2,691 new cases were detected when 24,577 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours, according to the National Command and Operation Centre. 94,713 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment while 134,957 patients have recuperated from the disease thus far. A total of 4,975 patients are under treatment at 732 hospitals across the country, 439 of which are on ventilators. 96,236 cases have beenRead More

Modi’s comic claim to victory

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Iqbal Khan On June 28, Prime Minister Modi declared victory over China. His June 19 statement had already hinted at all pervasive preservation of sanctity of Line of Actual Control (LAC); that according to him had not be disturbed. His “Victory Declaration” was pegged around “20 brave soldiers” giving“befitting reply” claiming as if India had won the tactical battle. Infact Chinese never envisioned or fought a tactical battle. According to Modi’s earlier statement there was Chinese incursion across Indian side of the LAC. So why is he indulging in hateRead More