Restaurants, cinemas, tourism across country are allowed to reopen: Asad Umar

Restaurants, cinemas, tourism across country are allowed to reopen: Asad Umar

On Thursday, the federal government decided to permit the reopening of restaurants, hotels, cinemas, beauty parlours, gyms and other businesses in the hospitality and recreational sectors by the end of this week – almost five months after they were closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic – following...

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Fourth moonsoon rain spell drowns metropolis in further turmoil

Fourth moonsoon rain spell drowns metropolis in further turmoil

Karachi laid in turmoil for the fourth time in about a month, after another spell of monsoon rains Thursday. Flooded roads, power breakdowns, fallen trees, roads choked with vehicles, damaged structures and the incompetence and false assurances of the authorities – nothing was out of the ordinary for the residents...

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Japan embraces Pakistan’s ‘successful fight’ against Covid-19

Japan embraces Pakistan’s ‘successful fight’ against Covid-19

Japanese Defense Minister Kono Taro praised Pakistan’s “successful fight” against Covid-19 and steps against locusts in a video conversation with army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Matters of mutual interest, military to military ties, defense and security cooperation and Pakistan ‘s commitment to Covid-19 were discussed during the virtual meeting,...

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PMA expresses worry over govt decision to open up country

PMA expresses worry over govt decision to open up country

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed concern over the decision to open up the country, saying that the government should at least have waited for Eidul Azha ‘s consequences. “It will take 10 days to know if the virus rapidly spread during Eidul Azha. There are some events such as 14th...

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Melbourne heads with Australia ‘s toughest virus lockdown

Melbourne heads with Australia ‘s toughest virus lockdown

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has entered the toughest lockdown yet, triggering a new wave of anxiety and confusion over ever more strenuous regulations, AFP reports. Melbourne ‘s streets were visibly quieter, as non-essential businesses were forced to shutter for six weeks under new coronavirus rules. A second lockdown for Victoria’s...

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SC expresses anger over fraud in Fazaia Housing Scheme

SC expresses anger over fraud in Fazaia Housing Scheme

 The Supreme Court has suspended the Sindh High Court’s decision regarding payment of dues to the victims of Fazaia Housing Scheme According to details, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah expressed anger and annoyance over the fraud in the Fazaia Housing Scheme, saying that such projects were sullying the image of a...

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At least 30 hurt by a ‘cracker blast’ at Kashmir Solidarity Rally in Karachi

At least 30 hurt by a ‘cracker blast’ at Kashmir Solidarity Rally in Karachi

According to officials, as many as 39 people were wounded in a blast at a Kashmir Solidarity Rally held by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area on Wednesday. Police said that the explosion was triggered by a “cracker”, which was thrown near the rally by unknown attackers on a motorcycle,...

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Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

On Thursday, Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the horrific nuclear bombing on Hiroshima. This year’s major event in Hiroshima was attended by survivors, relatives and a handful of foreign notables to pray for those slain or wounded in the bombing and call for world peace. However, the general public...

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Beirut blast: Death toll rises to 135

Beirut blast: Death toll rises to 135

The death toll from the Beirut port blast increased to 135 on Thursday as rescue teams went on to extricate the dead from the debris triggered by a huge explosion. Preliminary investigations blamed negligence for the blast at Beirut port, leaving scores of people missing and wounding more than 5,000...

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NCC to meet today to decide future plan about Covid-19

NCC to meet today to decide future plan about Covid-19

In view of reduction in the number of coronavirus cases, the National Coordination Committee (NCC) will meet on Thursday (today) to decide the course of action to be implemented to put the country back to normalcy. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said: “We have decided,...

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