Army begins drain cleaning operation

Army begins drain cleaning operation

Pakistan Army teams have initiated a drive for cleanliness in Karachi to assist the civil administration in clearing dirt and garbage from the city’s main stormwater drains ahead of the impending moonsoon spell scheduled to reach the metropolis on August 7th. The Army-run Frontier Works Organization (FWO) staff started cleaning...

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‘Pakistan’s virus turnaround a political triumph of PM Imran’

‘Pakistan’s virus turnaround a political triumph of PM Imran’

While Pakistan experiences a remarkably steep decline in Covid-19 infections from 6,825 cases a day in mid-June to just 553 on Sunday, the medical experts say the reversal is “real” and “promising” while the political circles call it the political victory of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to a report...

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Government advised to reopen marriage halls, marquees amid pandemic

Government advised to reopen marriage halls, marquees amid pandemic

Owners of marriage halls, lawns and marquees have asked the government to allow them to resume operations as the industry and related industries experience the losses of millions of rupees daily. “Previously when a wedding took place, the industry itself and its allied industries earned Rs3,000 to Rs5,000 per person,”...

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Virus adds a damper to the economy on Eid

Virus adds a damper to the economy on Eid

EidUl Azha, the sacrificial holiday, hasn’t been the same this year. The disparity was not in spirit but in the visibility of celebrations owing to motives mainly influenced by Covid-19. For economic and health reasons, the scale of the market has declined significantly, but the countrywide shrinking might have been...

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Analysts claim spike in Covid-19 cases after Eidul Azha is unlikely to happen

Analysts claim spike in Covid-19 cases after Eidul Azha is unlikely to happen

PESHAWAR: Experts have ruled out the prospect of a large-scale coronavirus outbreak after Eidul Azha as last Eidul Fitr, said a large number of people also recovered from the infection and developed immunity. Five Covid-19 deaths were reported by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday, bringing its total tally of people killed...

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‘Over 50% of total tests in 24-hour period conducted in Sindh’

‘Over 50% of total tests in 24-hour period conducted in Sindh’

Sindh chief minister advisor Murtaza Wahab said over 50 percent of the tests were carried out in Sindh in the last 24 hours, out of 14,003 tests conducted in Pakistan.   In a tweet, the adviser said there were 7,676 tests performed in Sindh out of 14,003.   In Sindh...

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Punjab government lifts Eidul Azha lockdown

Punjab government lifts Eidul Azha lockdown

On the occasion of Eidul Azha, the Punjab government has ended the lockdown imposed in the province to prevent a increase in cases ahead of schedule. In a notification, all businesses except those on the “negative list” will be allowed to work from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to...

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PM seeks NDMA chief’s help to clean up rain-hit Karachi

PM seeks NDMA chief’s help to clean up rain-hit Karachi

As Karachi’s suffering has raised several questions over the performance of the provincial authorities following the recent heavy rain, Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the Pakistan Army on Thursday to help clean up the country’s economic hub. The ongoing monsoon spell rendered many roads in port city into filthy rainwater...

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Mayor Karachi advises caution on Eidul Azha

Mayor Karachi advises caution on Eidul Azha

Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar urged people to be careful on Eidul Azha, adding that while corona-virus spread had slowed, it had not yet ended. “People should avoid gatherings, adopt precautionary measures and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) while performing religious obligations on Eidul Azha,” he said. “The infection may spread if...

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Covid-19 cases declining in Pakistan due to govt policies, public cooperation: Alvi

Covid-19 cases declining in Pakistan due to govt policies, public cooperation: Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi said the number of Covid-19 cases are declining in the country and Pakistan should emerge as a stronger nation after overcoming the pandemic. Addressing a ceremony in honor of corona health workers, the president said the number of Covid-19 cases are declining due to government policies and...

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