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Banks and Financial institutions postpone recovery of loans worth Rs 236 bln under relief package

ISLAMABAD, May 3: In view of the Coronavirus epidemic, banks and financial institutions have postponed the recovery of loans worth Rs 236 billion under the relief package. State Bank of Pakistan in association with Pakistan Banks Association has announced a comprehensive relief package to provide financial relief to the victims …

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Pakistan to soon overcome COVID-19 challenge: Chinese Envoy Yao Jing

ISLAMABAD, May 3: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that Beijing is confident that Pakistan will soon overcome the challenge presented by the coronavirus pandemic which has infected more than 3.34 million people worldwide and killed over 237,000. In an interview with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, Ambassador Jing …

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Four Indian Army personnel, 1 police officer killed in fighting with Kashmiri freedom fighters in Hundwara

SRINAGAR, May 3: Four Indian Army personnel have been killed in Handwara in IOK including Colonel Sharma, Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rajesh Kumar, Lance Naik Dinesh Singh and sub-inspector of Jammu-Kashmir police Shakeel Qazi were killed in the operation with unidentified Gunmen . They were in an encounter with the …

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Pakistan condemns India’s campaign of ‘harassment & intimidation’ of media in Occupied Kashmir: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD, May 3: The Foreign Office (FO) on Sunday condemned India’s repression of the media in occupied Kashmir and called for an end to the “campaign of harassment and intimidation”. In a statement issued on World Press Freedom Day, FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said: “We express solidarity with the journalist …

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Govt announces stimulus package, allocates an amount of Rs. 200 billion for labourers and daily wagers

GOVT COMMITTED TO IMPROVE WORKING, LIVING CONDITIONS OF WORKERS Says daily wagers, labourers are the one that have affected more from the COVID-19 ISLAMABAD, May 1: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his government s commitment to improve the working and living conditions of workers and to supplement their welfare …

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Pakistan cannot afford imposing strict lockdown: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD, May 1: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shibli Faraz has said the government will take along all the federating units to address the situation arising out of coronavirus. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said the nation is faced with an unprecedented challenge of Covid-19 …

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China Road and Bridge Corporation donates medical supplies to Pakistan

PESHAWAR, May 1: China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) donated to the Pakistani government a batch of medical supplies that include 20,000 surgical masks, 5,000 N95 masks, 300 protection gowns, 1,000 surgical gloves and 20 temperature check guns. According to Gwadar Pro App, at a simple handover ceremony held here, …

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Time not right for extended tours of Pakistan: Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara believes that time is not exactly right for extended tours of Pakistan, despite the improved security situation in the country. Sri Lankan legend Sangakkara, who was part of the team that was attacked near Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium in 2009, visited Pakistan in February as …

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U.S Commission on IRF recommends strict diplomatic restrictions against India

WASHINGTON, April 30: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended strict diplomatic restrictions against India over organized violence against religious liberty in the country, sources reported on Thursday. The commission noted that India willingly allowed organized violent activities against religious freedom, which was a grave violation of the …

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Coronavirus situation in Pakistan better as compared to rest of the world: Imran Khan

Says Modi is such a big coward that he locked down the entire country due to the pandemic without thinking about the poor and the daily wagers ISLAMABAD, April 30: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that situation in Pakistan is better as compared to the coronavirus situation in …

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