COVID-19 claims 4 more patients, infects 911 others

Karachi, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): As many as 4 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,726 and 911 new cases emerged when 13,079 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Saturday. He added that 4 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,726 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
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Pakistan, Saudi FMs review entire gamut of bilateral relations

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan is focused on geo-economics, connectivity and efforts for peace and development in the region. He was talking to his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud in Jeddah today.
Prince Faisal appreciated Pakistan’s approach and highlighted Kingdom’s efforts for peace in the region. Shah Mahmood Qureshi lauded the Read More…

President promulgates ordinance to pave way for next general election through EVM

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): President Dr Arif Alvi has promulgated the “Elections [Second Amendment] Ordinance, 2021” paving the way to hold next general election through Electronic Voting Machines and enabling overseas Pakistanis to exercise their right to vote. The President issued the ordinance under Article 89 of the Constitution and shall come into force at once.
The Ordinance states that the ERead More…

Govt fully believes in right to freedom of expression: Fawad

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said the government fully believes in the fundamental, democratic and constitutional right to freedom of expression. Talking to the office-bearers of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad press clubs during a virtual meeting today (Saturday), he said development of the media and welfare of journalists are among the governmeRead More…

Pakistan strongly condemns reprehensible attacks in Kabul

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has strongly condemned the reprehensible attacks at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan which led to loss of many precious lives and injuries. In a statement today (Saturday), the Foreign Office spokesperson said the Government and the people of Pakistan offer heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of Afghanistan and pray for quick recovery of the injured. He saidRead More…

NCOC decides to extend closure of all educational institutions till 23rd May

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): The National Command and Operation Center has decided to extend closure of all educational institutions till 23rd of this month. The decision to this effect was taken at the NCOC meeting held in Islamabad on Saturday. According to a Tweet of NCOC, the decision has been taken in view of ongoing trends of disease. However, the review will be carried out in the next meeting of the NCOC Read More…

Asad calls for united response to deal with 3rd wave of Covid-19

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has called for a united response to deal with the third wave of Covid-19. In his tweets on Saturday, he said the world community appreciated Pakistan for handling the first wave of coronavirus. He was confident that we will do it again together. The Minister said the danger is higher than ever and there is a clear need to observe cautioRead More…

Pakistan urges UN to ask India to free Kashmiri political prisoners in wake of Sehrai’s death

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has urged the United Nations to ask Modi government to immediately release all illegally detained prisoners in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Munir Akram conveyed deep concern of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the recent demise of a senior polRead More…

Prime Minister Imran Khan in Madinah Munawwara to pay respect at Roza-e-Rasool

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has reached Madinah Munawwara to pay respect at Roza-e-Rasool, offer Nawafil at Masjid-e-Nabvi, and pray for the progress and prosperity of the country and Muslim Ummah. Upon arrival, Governor of Madinah Munawwara Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud received the Prime Minister and his delegation. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Interior MiRead More…

Pakistan values bilateral, friendly relations with Japan: Omar Ayub

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan has said Pakistan values the bilateral and friendly relations with Japan. During a virtual meeting with the Chief Representative JICA Pakistan Shigeki Furuta, he said Japanese economic assistance has played a vital role in the socio economic uplift of Pakistan. Shigeki Furuta said his country’s assistance for Pakistan is currently foRead More…