Most vulnerable refugee families begin receiving Rs12,000 cash assistance

The first disbursements of emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have started.

Pakistan opens Torkham, Chaman borders for 6 days a week

The Ministry of Interior has issued a notification the Torkham and Chaman borders will remain open 24 hours for six days except from Saturday.

Most vulnerable refugee families to receive Rs12,000 emergency cash assistance

The emergency cash is similar to the government’s Ehsaas emergency cash programme, where vulnerable families receive Rs12,000 to cover a four-month period.

Wheat harvest brings relief to farmers in tribal districts amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Rabi crop that was sown before the onset of COVID-19 is providing relief to farmers in North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Khyber, Orakzai, and Kurram.

UNICEF appeals for $1.6b to meet needs of children impacted by COVID-19

UNICEF is appealing for US$1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN-Habitat launches Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slum Response Programme

UN-Habitat has launched ‘Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slums Response Programme’ (PCUSRP) with the objective to prevent spread of COIVD-19 in urban slums.

Pakistan Army officer dies of coronavirus

An officer of the Pakistan Army has died of coronavirus while serving at Torkham border, the military announced late on Sunday night.

Private Schools Federation rejects govt decision to keep schools closed

The private schools have rejected the announcement of the federal government regarding keeping the schools closed till July 15.

US expands partnership with Pakistan to alleviate poverty during COVID-19

Ambassador Paul Jones discussed how the United States is expanding its partnership with Pakistan to alleviate poverty in the country.

New UN initiative to reduce plastic pollution from ASEAN cities

The ‘Closing the Loop’ project will support governments by addressing plastic waste pollution and leakages into the marine environment.
TNN highlights the disinformation around the covid19 in pakistan's tribal border region

Webinar on press freedom: TNN highlights coverage of COVID-19 in remote areas

The webinar was attended by more than 50 participants from civil society, media professionals, academia and diplomatic missions, says a press release.

Stranded people say PIA more interested in profit than safety of passengers

Coronavirus has put the whole humanity to test, particularly those who are stranded abroad and are missing their loved ones in their countries.