Ministry of Maritime Affairs stated on Thursday that they were speeding up the supply of medical and perishable items throughout the country.
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Ministry of Maritime Affairs stated on Thursday that they were speeding up the supply of medical and perishable items throughout the country.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday unveiled a plan to ensure the uninterrupted supply of food and medicines across Pakistan amid a virus lockdown. The plan envisions the use of utility stores for the purpose of ensuring continuity of food supplies to different districts.
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar thanked CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Thursday for donating N-95 masks to the province.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday ordered the release of 24 suspects under trial for various corruption-related references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday appointed CEO of Shaukat Khanum Hospital Dr Faisal Sultan as his lead and focal person of COVID-19.
As Sindh government starts enforcing stricter measures to practice social distancing, the prices of essential food items, especially pulses and wheat have shot up by 20% in the wholesale market, reported The News.
The Sindh Health Department has 484 ventilators in the entire province, of which only 353 are functional, 52 out of order, 43 yet to be installed, and 21 being purchased, the chief minister was told during a meeting on Wednesday, according to a report in The News.
District Central in Karachi has been most affected by the spread of the coronavirus in the port city so far, according to a report on the contagious disease published by Daily Jang on Thursday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced an extension to the furloughs granted earlier this month to tens of thousands of prisoners as a preventative measure aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus.
Iran says it has screened more than 41 million people for the new coronavirus symptoms as part of the measures that Tehran is taking to rein in the spread of a new coronavirus across the country.
A chorus of support to urge Americans to stay indoors is gathering more calls, with several more US governors ordering millions of people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Defying a deadly coronavirus pandemic, thousands of American and Emirati forces have taken part in joint drills simulating the capture of a “model city” in a sprawling Abu Dhabi military base.
The United States has launched a desperate diplomatic campaign to fill major shortcomings in the country’s medical system amid a rising death toll from the coronavirus.
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has welcomed a call by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a ceasefire in all conflicts worldwide amid a global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
China has registered 78 new cases of coronavirus infection, most of them imported from abroad, sparking concerns about a second wave of infections in the country.
The Saudi-led coalition's long war in Yemen has left a “devastating” impact on children's mental health, an international charity says.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a $1 billion cut in US aid to Afghanistan after he failed to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political foe to end a feud that has helped jeopardize a US-led peace effort.
World Health Organization warned on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating as more than 300,000 cases have been recorded of COVID-19 from almost every country in the world.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday gave approval to Pakistan Railways for suspending train operations from March 24 to March 31 due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
A spokesperson of the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Tuesday said that the court was discharging its duties as the judicial arm of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan amid the coronavirus crisis.
More than 15,000 people are likely to be infected with coronavirus in Punjab by late May, and the casualties could stand between 700 to 2,200, with an expected death rate of 5-15 per cent among the patients, reported The News on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday urged his French counterpart to immediately lift sanctions against Iran and extend humanitarian assistance to the country to save precious human lives amid ongoing coronavirus crisis, reported Radio Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to discuss a relief package for the public with his economic team on Tuesday as the coronavirus outbreak in the country points to a looming financial crisis.
Addressing the nation after his return from the UK, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has said now is not the time to do politics and the entire nation needs to come together to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan has reported its first case of coronavirus in an inmate on Tuesday.
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, who tested posted for the coronavirus a day earlier, once again urged the public to stay indoors.
Iran’s caretaker agriculture minister says self-sufficiency in food production is no longer a cherished dream for Iran as the country currently relies on home-grown products for more than 80 percent of its agrifood needs.
Iranian scientists and intelligence experts are examining the possibility of the coronavirus being a biological warfare waged against the Iranian people.
Iran's foreign minister has slammed the US for not heeding a global call on Washington to lift sanctions against Tehran so that the country can fight the coronavirus outbreak.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Afghanistan on a trip that aims to save the so-called peace deal signed between the Taliban and the United States.
Saudi Arabia is set to impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday to fight the deadly coronavirus that hit more people in the kingdom and across the Middle East, while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger flights.
While Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus has reached 281, with the youngest victim aged 18 and the oldest 102, the British prime minister warned that if people continued to congregate in parks and markets, his government would consider tougher measures to enforce social distancing.
Streets were deserted in the Indian capital on Monday and office buildings shuttered as a lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus, which otheriwse could have overwhelmed the underfunded and crumbling public health infrastructure.
New Zealand will impose a four-week lockdown in a bid to smother coronavirus infection rates and avoid the mass fatalities seen elsewhere in the world, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.
Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into quarantine.
The interior ministry on Monday issued a notification according to which Pakistan Army troops were deployed throughout the country to help tackle the spread of the coronavirus.
Sindh's Minister for Education and Labour Saeed on Tuesday announced that he has been tested positive for the coronavirus.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday announced a province-wide closure of non-essential services and shops, effective March 24, after the country's coronavirus infected tally crossed 800.
Special Assistant to PM on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the centre does not agree with the Sindh government’s implementation of a province-wide lockdown while adding that, in the centre's interpretation, a lockdown means utilizing the services of law enforcement agencies to ensure people stay in their homes.
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Monday chaired an important meeting of top officials of the government and key business leaders across the country.
A group of volunteers from Pakistan, who call themselves Pakistan Against COVID-19 – Volunteers (PAC-V), have announced plans to use cutting edge 3D printing to produce affordable ventilators, respiratory valves and other essential equipment at a large scale.
Experts have urged the government to ensure of a smooth supply of everyday items during lockdown due to the potential spread of coronavirus, reported The News.
Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan shared that Prime Minister Imran Khan has not ‘ruled out the option of a nationwide lockdown’ if the general public does not adopt precautionary steps to control the coronavirus outbreak, reported The News.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Sunday announced it would rejoin the federal cabinet after showing satisfaction with the efforts of the ruling PTI to fulfill key demands that were made by the former earlier this year, reported The News.
The nation celebrates Pakistan Day today with simplicity amidst an outbreak of the novel coronavirus and with the pledge to fight the disease as it sweeps across the country, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday.
The metropolis' sole power supplier late Sunday refused the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to waive off bills for citizens for the ongoing month and charge the dues as installments over the next 10 months as businesses and offices remain closed owing to the coronavirus lockdown.
Drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Sindh have now taken effect. As of 12am Monday morning, Pakistan Day, a blanket ban has been placed on "unnecessary movement" throughout the province.
Major states in the United States are implementing stay-at-home directives as the coronavirus death toll nationwide stands at over 250.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a live and direct speech to the Iranian nation Sunday, after he canceled his regular New Year speech at the Imam Reza Holy Shrine in the city of Mashhad in line with precautionary measures to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.
US troops are planning to withdraw from two bases in Iraq’s northern provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh, an Iraqi military source says, only a few days after forces from the US-led military coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group pulled out from a base on the Iraq-Syria border.
The US Defense Department says it has successfully tested an unarmed hypersonic missile, a weapon that could potentially overwhelm other missile defense systems.
Jordan has imposed a nationwide curfew in an attempt to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, as the respiratory disease continues to afflict more people around the globe.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says social distancing will continue for two or three weeks as the coronavirus outbreak in the country is expected to slow down by then.
US President Donald Trump ignored reports from American intelligence agencies in January and February that warned about the dangers posed by the coronavirus outbreak in China, according to a report.
The death toll from the new coronovirus has surpassed 5,000 in Europe - the new epicenter of the pandemic – as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise across the continent.
In yet another attempt to divert attention away from Iraq’s call for US troop withdrawal, the White House has blamed Baghdad for recent mysterious attacks against occupying coalition forces inside the Arab country.
As coronavirus is constantly compared to the common flu, that comes and goes like a force of nature every season, people are curious whether they develop immunity from the novel virus just as they do in the case of the flu.
Pakistan on Saturday reopened its border with Afghanistan to allow the crossing over of trucks carrying food and essential goods under the Afghan Transit Trade, customs officials informed on Saturday.
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on Saturday announced that shopping malls and picnic spots will remain closed throughout the province for two days, as coronavirus cases continues to emerge in Punjab and other parts of the country.
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Saturday that party President Shehbaz Sharif, who was abroad to tend to his ailing brother former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will return to Pakistan tonight.
In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the government announced on Saturday it is suspending all international flights to Pakistan for two weeks.
In an audio recording, circulating on WhatsApp in Lahore, a woman can be heard narrating a horrible ordeal of being nabbed by officials of the Punjab government and then shifted to a public hospital without basic facilities.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan rose to 632 after Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported new cases in the province on Saturday.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday directed the army to fast-track operations to help out the civil administration as the country grapples with a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.
A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Friday sought a detailed report from the Punjab government about measures being taken to combat the coronavirus epidemic and the facilities being provided to patients in quarantine.
Despite an appeal by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to all Karachiites to stay indoors and self-isolate for the next three days, several people were seen on the streets of the metropolis early Saturday morning, Geo News reported.
In a bid to muster political support to counter looming challenges as the coronavirus epidemic spreads, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has contacted PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, JUI-F leader Maulana Asad Mehmood, and PML-N leaders, Rana Tanvir Hussain and Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
In order to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has exempted all kinds of diagnostic support and health safety items from taxes, including Income Tax, Sales Tax and Customs Duty, for a period of three months.
Terming the establishment of a large field hospital at the Expo Centre Karachi a “big blunder”, leading health experts of the country on Friday demanded of the government to utilise large apartment buildings away from the city as isolation and treatment centres for people infected with coronavirus to prevent the healthy population from contracting the disease.
Sindh Agriculture Minister Muhammad Ismail Rahoo on Friday called for the government to consider waiving off the gas and electricity bills for the Pakistani citizens for a two-month period as social distancing and appeals to stay inside homes have brought businesses and employees to a halt.
Pilgrims from Taftan who were quarantined at a camp in the city on Friday complained of inadequate facilities, saying that they were not screened for coronavirus.
Iran’s Ministry of Energy says it is going to launch dozens of major electricity and water projects despite financial and logistics problems that has come as a result of a novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.
China has rejected an accusation by US President Donald Trump that it acted inadequately when its outbreak of the new coronavirus began in December last year.
They come to bless those suffering the most from the novel coronavirus. And then, more and more often, Italy's priests die themselves.
A hospital in Seoul introduced coronavirus 'booths' to test patients suspected of having the coronavirus without a direct contact, effectively reducing the risks of human-to-human contamination, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.
Iranians all around the world are celebrating the ancient festival of Nowruz, a holiday that heralds the beginning of spring and marks the start of the Persian New Year.
Spain says its death toll from the coronavirus epidemic soared Friday to 1,002 from 767 on the previous day, while Italy overtook China for the highest death toll yet.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US sanctions against Iran have hampered the country’s access to medicine and medical equipment amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Scientists in Russia have started testing different types of potential coronavirus vaccines in a laboratory in Siberia.
California became the first US state to put its 40 million inhabitants under lockdown to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sindh province will go under a three-day lock-down, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced on Friday, as the number of local — or 'social contact' — cases rose from 40 to 51.
Pakistan recorded its third death from the coronavirus, with the nationwide tally at 467 after Punjab reported 16 new cases in the province.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged the world community on Friday that it must lift sanctions from coronavirus-battered Iran on a humanitarian basis.
The government on Friday redirected $40 million non-utilised sums from World Bank projects that can be used by the federal and provincial government to battle the coronavirus, announced Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah has asked the parents of Pakistani students stranded in China to trust the state as it is taking the right measures given the circumstances.
In the wake of the adverse impact of coronavirus prevention measures on industrial production and exports, the government’s top financial managers and leading exporters will be putting their heads together to find ways to resolve the host of challenges faced by businesses in Pakistan.