Coronavirus in Pakistan: Positivity rate drops below 5% for first time since July 4

A boy cycles past policemen standing on guard in a cordon off street after authorities sealed the residential area as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Lahore, Pakistan, on December 9, 2020. (AFP/File)
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Updated 15 September 2021

Coronavirus in Pakistan: Positivity rate drops below 5% for first time since July 4

September 15: The News reported that Pakistan saw a downward trend in new COVID-19 cases, as the country reported 2,714 fresh infections during the past 24, the National Command and Operation Centre's statistics showed Wednesday morning.

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Pakistan urges world to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Updated 23 September 2021

Pakistan urges world to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

September 23: The Nation reported that Pakistan yesterday urged the world to avert humanitarian and economic crises in Afghanistan.

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Govt moves to ‘cool down’ an ‘over heating’ economy

Updated 23 September 2021

Govt moves to ‘cool down’ an ‘over heating’ economy

September 23: The Express Tribune reported that Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin announced on Wednesday to take restrictive measures to “cool down” an “over heating” economy, marking the beginning of reversal of expansionary fiscal policies after external sector vulnerabilities exposed sooner than expected.

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Samsung to set up TV plant in Karachi

Updated 23 September 2021

Samsung to set up TV plant in Karachi

September 23: Dawn reported that Samsung Elec­tronics — a South Korean technology giant — is in the process of establishing its TV lineup plant in collaboration with a local partner R&R Industries Pvt Ltd with the goal of producing 50,000 television units per annum.

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Russia, China, Pakistan Push Taliban Toward Inclusivity

Updated 23 September 2021

Russia, China, Pakistan Push Taliban Toward Inclusivity

September 23: Voice of America reported that envoys of Pakistan, Russia, and China pushed for an inclusive government in their meeting with the Taliban acting prime minister in Kabul on Tuesday.

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Pakistan’s Fintech TAG Raises Funds at $100 Million Valuation

Updated 23 September 2021

Pakistan’s Fintech TAG Raises Funds at $100 Million Valuation

September 23: Bloomberg reported that Fintech startup TAG Innovation Pvt. received $12 million from investors including New-York based Liberty City Ventures and Canaan Partners in its fundraising effort to capitalize on the growing popularity of digital payments in Pakistan.

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