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Peshawar has highest corona positivity rate in Pakistan

Peshawar has emerged as the city with highest ratio of coronavirus positivity as it has a positivity rate of 19.65 percent.

Mohsin Dawar confirms he is no longer part of PDM

Member National Assembly from North Waziristan Mohsin Dawar has confirmed that he is no longer part of the alliance of opposition parties.

Sexual abuse of transgender persons included in rape definition

The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved two anti-rape ordinances for awarding exemplary punishment to rapists.

EU provides €10 million support for refugees and Pakistanis impacted by COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) is providing €10 million to significantly boost UNHCR’s assistance for Afghan refugees and their host communities in Pakistan. The...

Highest single day corona death toll reported in Pakistan in 4 months

42 deaths have been reported in Pakistan from coronavirus during the last 24 hours after which the country's death toll has reached 7,603.

Association of Independent Online News Platforms established

It will be the representative body to safeguard the rights and interests of independent online journalism platforms in Pakistan.

Over 50,000 Afghan refugee families benefit from emergency cash assistance

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has provided emergency cash assistance to over 50,000 vulnerable Afghan refugee families in Pakistan.

US and Pakistan increase national energy capacity

This mutual investment from the US will add 147MW of hydroelectric capacity to Pakistan’s national energy grid, says a press release.

Highest single day death toll from corona in 3 months

Pakistan reported the highest death toll in a single day from coronavirus during three months on Thursday, official data shows.

PM to be nominated in FIR if terror happened during Peshawar rally: JUI-F

The JUI-F leader said the prime minister and chief minister would be considered responsible for security lapse.

18 more people die of coronavirus in Pakistan

Latest data shows that as many as 1,313 new cases of COVID-19 surfaced in the country over the last 24 hours after the tests of 26,565 people.

Quota admissions of merged districts students in Punjab universities restored

The Punjab governor has announced to restore admission quota and scholarships for students of merged districts in universities.

11 more deaths from coronavirus reported in Pakistan

807 more COVID-19 cases surfaced in Pakistan during the last 24 hours after which the total number of corona infections reached 332,423.

Wearing of facemasks declared mandatory in public places

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has declared wearing of facemasks mandatory in public places.

Merged districts students set up protest camp outside Punjab Governor House

The students of Bahauddin Zakariya University hailing from merged districts have staged a protest camp outside the Governor House of Punjab.

Pakistan and Afghanistan vow to defeat polio jointly

Shah Farman and Ziaul Haq Amarkhel vowed that Pakistan and Afghanistan would wage a joint struggle to defeat polio.