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Coronavirs inflicts Rs 3,000 billion loss, reduces GDP to negative 0.38% in FY2020: Hafeez Shaikh

ISLAMABAD, June 11:Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Thursday said the country’s economy was stabilizing before the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which inflicted losses of about Rs 3,000 billion and derailed it towards negative growth of 0.38 percent. The advisor was addressing …

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Democratic Govt was ended for spying on Judges: Justice Baqer

ISLAMABAD, June 11: During the hearing of Justice QaziFaez Isa reference, Justice MaqboolBaqer addressed the Advocate for federal government FaroghNaseem and remarked that a democratic government had been ended for spying on judges. Advocate FaroghNaseem argued that if he accepted today that he could not ask the judge about the …

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Govt to get tough on violators of anti-COVID SOPs: Imran Khan warns

ISLAMABAD, June 11: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said having witnessed the people ignoring the anti-COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), the government would get tough on the violators and warned of sealing all such premises leading to spread of the deadly coronavirus. “So far we had not been much …

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Plan ready to restart polio eradication drive: Army Chief

Bill Gates praises Army’s role in anti-polio drive RAWALPINDI: General QamarJavedBajwa, Chief of the Army Staff, and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, had a phone conversation about the polio eradication programme. While discussing the polio eradication drive in Pakistan, Mr Gates appreciated Pakistan Army’s help …

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PCB warns Babar Azam, others after violating Covid-19 SOPs

Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Babar Azam, along with opener Imamul Haq and pacer Naseem Shah, have been warned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after violating novel coronavirus (Covid-19) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The trio were spotted training at the Abdul Qadir Cricket Academy but did not observe proper health and …

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Younis Khan appointed Pakistan batting coach for England tour

The PCB has also appointed Mushtaq Ahmed as the team’s spin bowling coach and mentor for the three-Test and three-T20Is series Pakistan’s most successful Test batsman and former captain Younis Khan has been appointed as the men’s national team batting coach for the upcoming tour of England, the Pakistan Cricket …

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WHO says situation ‘worsening’ worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency. The WHO said it had recorded its highest daily tally of new infections, with COVID-19 raging in the Americas. And as mass protests for racial justice sweep across …

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Corona peak expected in July and August, warns of ‘a very difficult time’ ahead: Imran Khan

 Says not following the coronavirus precautionary measures “will cause harm to the country ISLAMABAD, June 8: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday cases of the deadly coronavirus in Pakistan would hit a peak by the end of July or start of August but warned of “a very difficult time” ahead …

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Shahid Khaqan, Sh Rashid & Tariq Fazal Chaudhry test positive for Covid-19

ISLAMABAD, June 8: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and incumbent Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Monday, joining a growing list of politicians who have contracted the disease. Earlier today, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed Khaqan had been diagnosed with the virus, adding that …

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Pakistan denounces extra-judicial killings of another 9 Kashmiris by Indian forces

ISLAMABAD, June 8: Pakistan has strongly condemned the unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youths in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOj&K), describing it as an act of “state-terrorism perpetrated by Indian occupation forces”. “The Indian occupation forces have martyred 9 more Kashmiri youths during the last 24 hours in ‘fake’ …

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