Number of critical Covid patients increasing at 'alarming rate' in Karachi

Health official collect swab samples from teachers to test for the coronavirus at a government school in Karachi, Pakistan, on September 14, 2020. (AFP/File)
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Updated 28 July 2021

Number of critical Covid patients increasing at 'alarming rate' in Karachi

July 28: The Express Tribune reported that the number of critical Covid-19 patients in Karachi has reached an alarming level, it was revealed in a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) held in Islamabad.

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Top court stays release orders of jailed Saad Rizvi

Updated 13 October 2021

Top court stays release orders of jailed Saad Rizvi

October 13: The Nation reported that the Supreme Court Lahore Registry on Tuesday stayed the implementation on the Lahore High Court (LHC) orders for the release of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Chief Saad Rizvi.

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Continuous upgrade of conventional capabilities imperative, says Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

Updated 13 October 2021

Continuous upgrade of conventional capabilities imperative, says Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

October 13: The News reported that COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Gujranwala to witness commissioning of state-of-the-art Chinese origin VT-4 Tank into Strike Formation Tuesday.

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NAB seeks cancellation of Maryam, Safdar’s bail in Avenfield case

Updated 13 October 2021

NAB seeks cancellation of Maryam, Safdar’s bail in Avenfield case

October 13: The Express Tribune reported that he National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed an application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking revocation of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar's bails in the Avenfield case.

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IMF forecasts Pakistan’s growth rate at 4pc

Updated 13 October 2021

IMF forecasts Pakistan’s growth rate at 4pc

October 13: Dawn reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday forecast inadequate growth rate of four per cent for Pakistan coupled with elevated rate of inflation and stubborn unemployment rate during the current fiscal year.

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Critically ill Afghans suffer as Taliban tighten Pakistan border

Updated 13 October 2021

Critically ill Afghans suffer as Taliban tighten Pakistan border

October 13: The Guardian reported that Fareed Ullah has crossed Afghanistan’s border to Pakistan 10 times for treatment for his three-year-old son, Taha, who has thalassaemia major, an inherited blood disorder. Up until the Taliban takeover in August he had never experienced a problem, but when he tried to transit via the Torkham crossing late last month, he was stopped by the Taliban from entering.

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