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PTA says viral message about restrictions on COVID-19 information is fake

The PTA has termed as fake a message which is viral on the social media about gag on sharing of information about coronavirus pandemic on WhatsApp groups.

UNHCR outreach volunteers to inform Afghan refugees on coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has intensified its outreach to Afghan refugee communities to raise awareness of the coronavirus. Amid these challenging times, arranging...

Balochistan minister slaps bureaucrat over not sharing coronavirus report

Balochistan Minister for Agriculture Zamrak Khan Achakzai on Wednesday slapped a senior bureaucrat over not providing him report about coronavirus.

Amid lockdown, students show amazing creativity in online art competition

The Group Development Organisation says anyone below 25 years of age can send entries through email: [email protected]

Sindh, Balochistan ban congregational prayers, Centre orders ‘restrictions’

Sindh and Balochistan governments have banned congregational prayers at mosques to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

Japan approves grants for social development projects in Pakistan

Japan will provide assistance of $236,230 for four social development projects in education and rural electrification in the KP and Punjab provinces.

Mosques in Pakistan to remain open despite Al-Azhar Fatwa

On request of President Dr Arif Alvi, the Egypt’s Al-Azhar has issued an edict permitting suspension of Friday prayers to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus infections tally in Pakistan reaches 519

The toll of infected persons from coronavirus in Pakistan has mounted to 519 with Sindh reporting more cases from among those who have returned from Iran.

Sindh reports first death from coronavirus

The Sindh government on Friday confirmed the death of a 77-year-old coronavirus patient in Karachi, the first death from the deadly virus in the province.

South Korea donates funds to help Pakistan combat locust outbreak

ISLAMABAD: The Republic of Korea is donating US$200,000 to help the Government of Pakistan respond to the worst locust infestation in more than two decades. After...

All examinations in Pakistan postponed till June

The government on Wednesday announced to postpone all examinations till June 01 as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

PSL semi-finals and final postponed indefinitely

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ultimately decided to postpone the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for an indefinite period.

Petition in IHC seeks MNA Ali Wazir’s disqualification

A petition has been filed in the IHC which seeks disqualification of NNA Ali Wazir, who is associated with the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM).

6 Afghans having coronavirus symptoms deported from Torkham border

Officials at the Pak-Afghan Torkham border on Friday deported at least six Afghan nationals to their country over having symptoms like coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia suspends flights with Pakistan, other countries over coronavirus fears

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended flights with Pakistan and several other countries amid the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the kingdom.

Two polio cases surface in KP, Balochistan

Two more polio cases were confirmed in KP and Balochistan on Wednesday, after which the tally this year has mounted to 27.