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PM performs groundbreaking for isolation hospital in the capital

ISLAMABAD, March 26: Prime Minister Imran Khan performed groundbreaking for the construction of 252-bed Isolation Hospital and Infectious Diseases Treatment Center here on Thursday. The Prime Minister also inspected a 50-bed quarantine facility, set up at Pak-China Friendship Center. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Special Assistant to PM on …

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Pakistan asks India to end lockdown in IOJ&K amid coronavirus

ISLAMABAD, March 26: Pakistan on Thursday once again called upon the Indian government to lift the communication blackout in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) in view of the growing number of coronavirus patients in the territory. In her weekly press briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said while …

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ICC postpones WC qualifiers due to coronavirus pandemic

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that all qualifying events for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023 that were scheduled to be held before June 30 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ICC after carefully evaluating the current situation and with the health …

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Against the lockdown as vendors, daily-wagers and labourers could not survive without earnings: Imran Khan

NCC agrees not to impose lockdown all over the country Urges people to maintain social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread ISLAMABAD, March 20: : The National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Friday ruled out the need for an immediate lockdown all over the country to contain the spread of coronavirus, sources …

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Pakistan Army establishes field hospital at Karachi Expo Centre

KARACHI, March 20: Pakistan Army has asissted in establishing a 10,000-bed field hospital at Karachi’s Expo Centre, said Inter-Services Public Relations on Friday. The ISPR said that a special quarantine centre has been established from the Pakistan Army, where it will ensure that the patients are facilitated. The army’s media …

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PM orders opening of Pak-Afghan border ‘despite global pandemic’

ISLAMABAD, March 20: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered opening of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Chaman “despite the global pandemic” to support Afghan “brothers and sisters” as the novel coronavirus stalks the region. “Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting our Afghan brothers & sisters,” the …

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Sindh to ‘go into complete isolation for three days’ as local cases shoot up: CM

KARACHI, March 20: : The Sindh province will go under a three-day lock-down, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced on Friday, as the number of local – or ‘social contact’ – cases rose from 40 to 51. “People should go into complete isolation for three days,” Shah said during the …

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Pakistan’s coronavirus death tally rises to 3, confirmed cases at 467

KARACHI, March 20: Pakistan recorded its third death from the coronavirus, with the nationwide tally at 467 after Punjab reported 16 new cases in the province. Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho Friday morning confirmed the death of a 77 year old COVID-19 patient in the province. The confirmation …

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Coronavirus deaths in Italy overtake China as economic damage mounts

The world’s richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy on Thursday as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China, where the virus originated. With over 242,000 infections and nearly 10,000 deaths, the epidemic has stunned …

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Former Indian cricketer declares Shadab best player of PSL 5

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has heaped praise on Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan for his brilliant performance with the bat in the fifth edition of HBL Pakistan Super League. Shadab scored 263 runs in eight innings, which included three fifties, while averaging 37.57 at an impressive strike-rate of 159.39. …

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