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Mental health during lockdown

Editorial

A man in Karachi committed suicide after he developed coronavirus symptoms and fear of losing his job due to the lockdown. He was the sole breadwinner for his family but was forced to go into isolation and eventually took his

Opinion

Relief, not task force

Nigah Muhammad

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to set up a separate youth task force, aptly named the ‘Corona Tiger Force’, to help needy people affected by the lockdown imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. During any disaster or

Perspectives

On the COVID front line journalists too are risking their lives

Tahir Yousuf

The Current Situation Chinese authorities detected a new coronavirus disease in December 2019. Today the epidemic has spread rapidly across the world, affecting over 200 countries and claiming more than 44,201 lives. Despite the global lock-downs imposed to contain the

NATIONAL

All necessary measures to ensure public safety are being taken: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday attended a special briefing at National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) about the latest situation on containment efforts and enforcement measures against COVID-19 and troops deployment across the country

On the COVID front line journalists too are risking their lives

The Current Situation Chinese authorities detected a new coronavirus disease in December 2019. Today the epidemic has spread rapidly across the world, affecting over 200 countries and claiming more than 44,201 lives. Despite the global lock-downs imposed to contain the

Sindh govt to impose three-hour complete lockdown on Friday

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to impose a complete lockdown on Friday from 12 noon to 3pm in an attempt to prevent large gatherings during the time of congregation prayers. The provincial government has decided to impose a complete

POLITICS

Another building tilts precariously in Karachi’s Gulbahar area

KARACHI: A month after a high-rise building collapsed in the Gulbahar (Old Golimar) area killing sixteen people, another six-storey building has been precariously tilting in the area raising fears that a tragedy could happen at any moment. According to area

Journalists visiting hospitals to be provided protective gear

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information, Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the journalists visiting quarantine centres to report on the COVID-19 pandemic would be provided kits of protective gear. While addressing a meeting of the information ministers

PM urges citizens to donate towards ‘COVID-19 Relief Fund’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged citizens to donate towards the ‘COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund-2020’ that has recently been set up. In a tweet, the prime minister appealed that he wanted everyone to donate money to the fund as

BUSINESS

Bearish returns to PSX as KSE-100 Index loses 244 points

KARACHI: Bearish trend has returned to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) as the KSE-100 Index lost 244 points to trade at 28,987 points. When the market opened today, the KSE-100 Index was at 29231 for some time, but this positive

Govt prepares list of industries to resume food supplies: Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Hammad Azhar has asserted that the federal government has prepared a list of industries and traders after holding consultation with provinces to resume supplies of essential commodities across the country. The statement came during

ECC approves Rs1200bn coronavirus relief package

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee has approved Rs1200 billion economic relief package Monday announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan last week amid coronavirus pandemic. According to details, Advisor to PM on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the ECC meeting.

WORLD

Taliban delegation to begin prisoner exchange process in Kabul

KABUL: A three-member Taliban team has arrived in Afghanistan to begin a prisoner exchange process. The meeting will be held today at a hotel in Kabul. The prisoner exchange was one of the key points in a US-Taliban agreement signed

Curfew enters 241st day in Indian Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The curfew and communications blockage in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) continues to remain cut off from the rest of the world on the 241st consecutive days on Wednesday. Indian forces in their fresh act of state terrorism had killed

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle share final Intragram post as Sussex royals

LONDON: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared their last Instagram post to the Sussex Royal account as they officially step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.  The couple shared the final post to the

CRIME

Four of a family die in Swabi roof collapse incident

SAWABI: Four members of a family, including a couple and their two children, were killed when the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain in Sawabi on Wednesday. According to police sources, a roof of a house in

 Sindh police nab 152 people for violating lockdown orders

SINDH: Sindh police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested 152 people over allegedly violating lockdown orders across Sindh province during 24 hours. According to a spokesman for Sindh police, at least 14 people were detained for violating lockdown orders from

DPO takes notice of maid’s suspected rape and murder in Gujrat

GUJRAT: District Police Officer (DPO) Gujrat on Wednesday took the notice of a 20-year-old girl’s suspected rape and murder, who was working as a maid in a private doctor’s house. As per sources, the incident took place in Kharian Cantt

SPORTS

Wimbledon cancelled for first time since Word War II

LONDON: Wimbledon organisers have scrapped the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament for the first time since World War II as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sports The cancellation of the only grasscourt major at London’s All England

Federer wows fans with video of tennis trick shots

GENEVA: Tennis ace player Roger Federer delighted fans by posting a video on Twitter showing him executing some trademark trick shots against a wall in the snow. The 20-times Grand Slam champion last played at the semi-finals of the Australian

Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt for coronavirus fight

LONDON: England’s batsman Jos Buttler has said he will auction the shirt worn during the 2019 World Cup final victory to raise funds for efforts to fight the coronavirus. In a video posted on Twitter, Buttler confirmed the shirt would

HEALTH & FOOD

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise to 2,119

KARACHI: The confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan have reached 2,119 after 178 cases have reported from different areas across the country on Wednesday. According to the national dashboard, the number of patients recovered from the disease stands at 82,

Anti-malaria drug is helpful for treating coronavirus patients: CEO Mayo hospital

LAHORE: Mayo Hospital’s  Chief Executive Officer (CEO),  Dr. Asad Aslam has claimed that Chloroquine, a medicine used to treat malaria, is helpful for treating coronavirus patients. In a statement Dr. Asad Aslam claimed that they treated all patients through chloroquine

DOW University makes headway researching on local strain of COVID-19

KARACHI: Universities and research laboratories across the country have expedited research on finding a viable cure and treatment for the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – that had become a global pandemic. A research team working under the guidance of DOW

FILM & FASHION

Game of Thrones star promises virtual dinner date for COVID-19 donation

LONDON: Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has offered a dinner date to people donating money to her charity that supports those recovering from brain injuries and strokes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The new initiative by the

Salman Khan mourns nephew’s passing away

MUMABI: Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s nephew, Abdullah Khan, has passed away in Mumbai at the age of 38, the family has confirmed. Salim Khan’s cousin confirmed the news with Indian media that Abdullah died from a heart failure at a

Prominent playwright Abdul Qadir Junejo passes away at 75

HYDERABAD: Prominent playwright Abdul Qadir Junejo passed away at the age of 75, in Hyderabad Jamshoro on Monday night. According to his family, his funeral prayer will be offered at the native village Jinhan Junejo district Tharparkar on Tuesday (today).

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Tesla plans to supply ventilators free of cost in affected regions: Musk

SAN DIEGO: Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company has extra ventilators that can be shipped free of cost to hospitals within regions where the electric carmaker delivers. “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals

Samsung to discontinue all LCD production by end 2020

SEOUL: South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year. A company spokeswoman informed an international news agency

First drive-through virus testing facility inaugurated in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government today (Tuesday) inaugurated the first drive-through coronavirus testing facility in the metropolis city, Karachi. The facility was inaugurated by Sindh information minister Nasir Hussain Shah in Karachi’s district south during his visit. Members of the local bodies

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