Spain seeks 2-week extension in lockdown despite fall in cases

Spain seeks 2-week extension in lockdown despite fall in cases

Spain’s government has said that it will seek approval from the parliament to extend the state of emergency by another fortnight, until June 7, even as the number of new cases of coronavirus continues to fall. Spain ‘s current state of emergency is set to expire on May 23 and...

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Indonesia calls for Saudi decision on Hajj

Indonesia calls for Saudi decision on Hajj

Indonesia has called on Saudi Arabia to decide if it will permit the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah, as the coronavirus pandemic has cast doubt on the ritual.   Last year, around 2.5 million faithful traveled from all over the world to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Haj, which...

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Fazaia Housing Scandal: Pakistan Air Force welcomes Sindh High Court orders

Fazaia Housing Scandal: Pakistan Air Force welcomes Sindh High Court orders

Taking note of the  Fazaia Housing Scheme, today (May-19-2020) the Sindh High Court ordered Maxim Properties to return complete investment of the affectees within 6 months, else NAB Karachi will start inquiry against the accused. On the other hand, Directorate of Estate Projects, Air Headquarters, Pakistan Air Force, welcomes the orders passed today...

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First round of PM debt relief consultations begins at the UN

First round of PM debt relief consultations begins at the UN

At the United Nations the first round of consultations on the initiative of the prime minister for global debt relief has begun. The topic was addressed by ambassadors from more than 22 countries. In his opening remarks, read by UN Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi...

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Lancashire offer to stage Test cricket during crisis as they post strong earnings

Lancashire offer to stage Test cricket during crisis as they post strong earnings

The coronavirus left the English cricket season in limbo, but when they lost their chairman, David Hodgkiss, Lancashire was dealt a devastating personal blow.   Just weeks later the county of Manchester returned record financial figures — a fitting legacy for Hodgkiss, who died at the age of 71 at...

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‘Peak period of Covid-19 cases from first to third week of June’

‘Peak period of Covid-19 cases from first to third week of June’

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has highlighted the need for joint research and development on Covid-19 among Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. The minister said we need to measure herd immunity statistics in our region, adding that this is the most dangerous aspect of the virus....

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OIC to mobilise resources to help tackle Covid-19

OIC to mobilise resources to help tackle Covid-19

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has pledged to mobilize all its resources to help curb the virus outbreak. The OIC General Secretariat said it would launch a response campaign before Covid-19 was contained, adding that the campaign ‘s objective is to highlight the initiatives of OIC member states, the...

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Special flight carrying stranded Pakistanis in Indonesia departs for Islamabad

Special flight carrying stranded Pakistanis in Indonesia departs for Islamabad

Early morning a special Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight has been departed for Islamabad carrying 237 stranded Pakistanis in Jakarta. Ambassador Abdul Salik Khan and a team of Embassy officials and staff saw off the passengers. This has become the second such flight in the last 5 weeks. Earlier, 221...

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New Zealand reports no new coronavirus cases for second straight day

New Zealand reports no new coronavirus cases for second straight day

For the second straight day, New Zealand has not reported any new cases of coronavirus, but officials have said it was premature to discuss moving the nation to “level one” in its alert scale.   The Pacific nation, home to over 5 million residents, moved to “level 2” last week,...

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Providing ration to poor is govt’s top priority, Punjab governor says

Providing ration to poor is govt’s top priority, Punjab governor says

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar said providing ration to the poor is the government’s top priority. The governor said welfare organizations would help distribute ration to up to one million families, adding that it has already been distributed to 500,000 Punjab residents.

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