Alarm as Covid cases rise by 30pc in a week

People wear protective face masks in Islamabad on Jan. 30, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 05 March 2021

Alarm as Covid cases rise by 30pc in a week

March 5: Dawn report by Ikram Junaidi states that since the announcement of relaxation in restrictions by the Nat­ional Command and Ope­ration Centre (NCOC) late last month, the number of Covid-19 cases has gone up by around 30 per cent in the country.

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Power tariffs need to go up, says IMF

Updated 15 April 2021

Power tariffs need to go up, says IMF

April 15: The News report by Mehtab Haider states that the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) resident chief in Pakistan, Teresa Daban Sanchez, has said that the government would have to hike electricity tariff to ensure cost recovery of power generation and to grant long overdue autonomy to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in line with the best international practices. Read More I


Pakistan to make single-dose Covid vaccine

Updated 15 April 2021

Pakistan to make single-dose Covid vaccine

April 15: The Express Tribune report by Razya Khan states that an official told a National Assembly panel on Tuesday that the National Institute of Health (NIH) is going to make Pakistan’s own single-dose coronavirus vaccine soon. “We are going to make a single-dose vaccine for Covid-19,” NIH Executive Director Major General Aamer Ikram told the NA Standing Committee on National Health Services. Read More I


Curbs tightened amid unrelenting Covid surge

Updated 15 April 2021

Curbs tightened amid unrelenting Covid surge

April 15: Dawn report by Ikram Junaidi states that while the country has reported another record number of coronavirus-related deaths since June, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has declared Saturdays and Sundays as closed days at national level. Read More I


Sikh jatha from India celebrates Baisakhi at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan

Updated 15 April 2021

Sikh jatha from India celebrates Baisakhi at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan

April 15: Hindustan Times states that an 818-member Sikh jatha from India celebrated the Khalsa Foundation Day on the occasion of Baisakhi at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan’s Hasan Abdal city on Wednesday. Read More I


Will always back Afghan-led peace drive: Gen. Bajwa

Updated 15 April 2021

Will always back Afghan-led peace drive: Gen. Bajwa

April 15: Pajhwok Afghan News report by S. Muddasir Ali Shah states that Pakistan would continue supporting the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, promises the country’s powerful army chief. Read More I