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

People wear protective face masks in Islamabad on Jan. 30, 2020. (AFP)
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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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Vaccines sell out in Pakistan as the private market opens, raising concerns of inequality

Updated 12 April 2021

Vaccines sell out in Pakistan as the private market opens, raising concerns of inequality

April 12: CNN report by Jessie Yeung and Sophia Saifi states that Pakistan is in a tight spot: Covid-19 cases are surging during a third wave, hospital beds are filling up, and the government vaccination program is progressing slowly due to delayed deliveries and limited supplies. Read More I


Broadsheet Commission recommended reopening of Swiss cases: Sh Rashid

Updated 12 April 2021

Broadsheet Commission recommended reopening of Swiss cases: Sh Rashid

April 12: The Nation states that Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Sunday that NADRA and Passport Offices would be opened in each Tehsil to facilitate the common people in the country.

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Loans pile up, little money left for people: PM

Updated 12 April 2021

Loans pile up, little money left for people: PM

April 12: The News states that Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said that during the past years, huge loans had piled up and after payment of instalments, little money was left for welfare of people. He was speaking at the virtual inaugural ceremony of the 'Bhuka Na Soye' [None should go to bed hungry] initiative under the Ehsaas programme here.

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Putin offers ‘blank cheque’ to Pakistan

Updated 12 April 2021

Putin offers ‘blank cheque’ to Pakistan

April 12: The Express Tribune report by Kamran Yousaf states that when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Islamabad last week after a gap of nine years, he had delivered an "important" message to the Pakistani leadership. The message was from President Vladimir Putin.

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Bilawal tears up PDM’s show-cause notice

Updated 12 April 2021

Bilawal tears up PDM’s show-cause notice

April 12: Dawn report by Imran Ayub states that the fate of opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement hangs in the balance as Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday tore apart the show-cause notice issued to it by the PDM in a clear message to the alliance that the future relied entirely on mutual respect.

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