WHO and partners affirm support to end polio in Pakistan

A Pakistani health worker administers polio vaccine drops to an Afghan refugee child during a polio vaccination campaign in Lahore on June 19, 2019. (AFP)
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Updated 26 October 2020

WHO and partners affirm support to end polio in Pakistan

October 25: The World Health Organization (WHO) marked international World Polio Day on October 24 by recognizing the contributions of the Government of Pakistan…

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SC to hear review petitions of Justice Isa today

Updated 01 March 2021

SC to hear review petitions of Justice Isa today

March 1: The Nation report by Shahid Rao states that a 10-member larger bench of the Supreme Court will today conduct hearing of review petitions of Justice Qazi Faez Isa and others against the Presidential Reference.

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Senate polls cannot be held through open ballot: Supreme Court

Updated 01 March 2021

Senate polls cannot be held through open ballot: Supreme Court

March 1: The News states that the Supreme Court on Monday opined that the Senate polls cannot be held through the open ballot.

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PM rejects Ogra’s proposal of hike in petrol price

Updated 01 March 2021

PM rejects Ogra’s proposal of hike in petrol price

March 1: The Express Tribune report by Zafar Bhutta states that Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected a summary moved by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to increase the petroleum prices for the next fortnight by approximately over Rs6 per litre, saying “the people must be given a relief”.

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Third Covid wave feared in Pakistan due to early lifting of restrictions

Updated 01 March 2021

Third Covid wave feared in Pakistan due to early lifting of restrictions

March 1: Dawn report by Ikram Junaidi states that with most of the Covid-related restrictions having been relaxed despite lukewarm response of even health workers to the government-run vaccination campaign, health experts fear a resurgence in number of cases that may compel the government to declare a third wave of coronavirus in the country.

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Afghan, Uzbek, Pakistani officials discuss railroad mapping

Updated 26 February 2021

Afghan, Uzbek, Pakistani officials discuss railroad mapping

February 26: Pajhwok states that a trilateral meeting virtually discussed implementation the Mazar---Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway track, an official said on Thursday.

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