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Media workers to get PPE from next week: Dr. Firdous Awan

-Says cut in interest rate to help boost economy   ISLAMABAD, April 17: Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting DrFirdousAshiqAwan has said that personal protection equipment (PPE) will be provided to media workers from next week. Addressing a news conference here on Friday, she said these kits …

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History tells us new ideas emerge after disasters, crises: Foreign Minister

ISLAMABAD, April 17: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Friday history tells how new ideas emerged after various disasters and crises, referring to the coronavirus pandemic and how is was bringing change. “History is witness to [how] whenever there’s a disaster or crisis, it brings changes, births innovation, and becomes …

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Hafeez Sheikh informs PM about approval of $1.4 bln concessionary financing from IMF

ISLAMABAD, April 16: Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated on Thursday the debt relief measures by G-20 countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank for developing countries, including Pakistan. The premier lauded the debt relief measures after Finance Advisor Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh called on PM Imran and …

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Pakistan among 76 countries to get debt relief from May 1: Foreign Minister

ISLAMABAD, April 16: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said that on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s appeal, the G20 countries have decided to provide debt relief to 76 developing countries, including Pakistan, and this decision will be effective from May 1. Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, …

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Imran Khan for timely steps to avert any shortage of eatables during Ramazan

ISLAMABAD, April 16: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday directed the Ministry for National Food Security to keep a strict vigil on the demand and supply of wheat and other food commodities to avert any shortage during the holy month of Ramzan. In a meeting with Minister for National Food Security …

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China assures support to Pakistan in COVID-19 fight

ISLAMABAD, April 16: China has assured Pakistan of continuing support in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a telephonic contact with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and assured that China would continue to provide all possible support to help Pakistan overcome the COVID-19 epidemic as …

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Chinese FM says China ready to enhance anti-epidemic cooperation with Iran

China stands ready to enhance anti-epidemic cooperation with Iran, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif in a phone conversation. As comprehensive strategic partners with mutual understanding and support, China and Iran have helped each other through thick and thin in the …

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China backs global fight against COVID-19 by sharing scientific knowledge China backs global fight against COVID-19 by sharing scientific knowledge

Medical experts from Wuhan, the city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in central China’s Hubei Province, have recently shared treatment experience with peers from 24 countries via a video conference. A total of 15,000 people watched the global broadcast live. As one of the major battlefields in …

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President Jeenbekov calls on Kyrgyz people for unity

President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronba?Jeenbekov speaking at a meeting of the country’s parliament, called on Kyrgyz people for unity in the name of the future of the state and children. Sooronbay Jeenbekov noted the need to demonstrate high civil liability, adherence to strict discipline, since underestimating the risk can lead to …

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REACT-C19 project on combating coronavirus launched in Azerbaijan

By the initiative of WHO and with the support of Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev Foundation, State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance, Management Union of Medical Territorial Units (TABIB) and the Ministry of Health, REACT-C19 project aiming to strengthen basic skills in combating coronavirus (COVID-19) have been launched in the hospitals in …

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