ADB: (ADB Vice-President reaffirms support for development agenda, COVID-19 response)

ISLAMABAD:Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice President Shixin Chen has reaffirmed ADB’s support for Pakistan’s development efforts and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response during a series of virtual meetings with senior Pakistan government officials.   In a series of meetings from 27 October to 17 November, Mr Chen met with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez ShRead More…

Training on Disaster Management in Mass Fatality Cases from Nov 16

KARACHI:Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) will organize a short course on “Disaster Management in Mass Fatality Cases” for the officials of police, judiciary and other law enforcement agencies at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi on Monday.   This training session will help to improve understanding of functioning of DNA lab, samRead More…

SAPM: (Dr Faisal Sultan urges people to follow SOPs to contain second wave of COVID-19)

ISLAMABAD:Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan has urged people to avoid social gatherings and follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to contain the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.   Talking to a private news channel, he said the country is facing a deadly second wave of the pandemic as the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing every dayRead More…

Minister: (Kashmiris’ craving to unite with Pakistan always disregarded: Fakhar Imam)

ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam has said Kashmiri people’s craving to unite with Pakistan has always been disregarded by successive Indian government.   Speaking in a Radio program, he said only demand of Kashmiris is to get right to self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions.   He appreciated courage and motivation of brave KashmirisRead More…

Minister: (Those who looted public resources showing arrogance instead of regret: Shibli)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said those who looted public resources are showing arrogance instead of regret and remorse.   In a tweet on Sunday, he said the defeated political hypocrites will gather again today to give explanations for their defeat and disgrace.Read More…

NCOC: (25 deaths, 1436 new cases of Covid-19 reported over last 24 hours)

ISLAMABAD:Twenty-five more people died of coronavirus in the country over the last twenty four hours with 1436 new cases reported.   According to the latest statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 318,417. There are now 17,804 active cases in the country.  Read More…

COAS: (COAS thanks Vanessa O’Brien’s achievements for promoting Pakistan as a goodwill ambassador)

ISLAMABAD:Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has appreciated the mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien’s achievements and thanked her for promoting Pakistan as a goodwill ambassador.   The Army Chief expressed these views during a meeting with Vanessa O’Brien, who called on him in Rawalpindi.   Vanessa O’Brien is the only woman to climb the world’s highest point of Mount Everest and diveRead More…

Nine schools in Umerkot closed after Covid hits students, teachers

KARACHI:Nine schools were closed in Umerkot city on Wednesday after five teachers and eight children were diagnosed with coronavirus.   The closed schools included Government High School, Girls School Abdul Wahid Khanbhar Colony, Primary School Ahori Farm, Girls Middle School New Chorr, Primary School Haro Mall Malhi, Primary School Saeedpur, Primary School Bajeranji Dhani and Primary School Hussain MalkanRead More…

401 dengue cases recorded during a week in Karachi

KARACHI:The Vector Borne Diseases Department of Directorate General Health Services Sindh has registered 416 dengue fever cases across the Sindh province in a week out of which 401 were recorded in Karachi alone.   The department has registered a total of 1,034 dengue fever cases from 01 to 28 October 2020 across the province out of which 1,019 were detected in Karachi and 15 in others districts.  Read More…

Minister terms news about Karoonjhar Mountain lease as rumour

KARACHI:Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals Development Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani said in a statement on Saturday that news regarding lease of Karoonjhar mountain was totally fabricated and baseless.   He termed this news as nothing but a rumour and said Karoonjhar Mountains of Tharparkar contained a huge quantity of quality granite and Sindh government had not issued any notification regarding theirRead More…