June 18: Dawn reported that the number of active cases of Covid-19 in the country has declined by 65 per cent in about two months and positivity rate continues to hover around 3pc for the last two weeks, according to data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties Fray Further Over Abduction of Afghan Ambassador’s Daughter
July 23: The Diplomat reported that Afghanistan has recalled its ambassador to Pakistan, Najib Alikhil, following the alleged abduction of his daughter, Silsila Alikhil, in Islamabad last week.
Pakistan reports 1,425 coronavirus cases in one day
July 23: The Nation reported that Pakistan has reported 11 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,000,034. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 22,939 on Friday.
Afghanistan vice president’s rhetoric against Pakistan regretful, says Fawad Chaudhry
July 23: The News reported that terming Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh’s recent rhetoric against Pakistan regretful, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the Kabul government wanted to shift the burden of its failure on Pakistan.
12 refugee seats become talking point in AJK polls
July 23: The Express Tribune reported that even as the poll campaign to elect the 53-member regional assembly in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has entered into the final phase, the 12 reserved seats for refugees have become a subject of debate.