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FM Qureshi to virtually attend OIC emergency session on Palestine

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said an emergency session of the executive committee of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) has been convened on Sunday to evolve a joint strategy on Palestine situation. In a telephonic

UK reactivates emergency COVID-19 hospitals, closes schools in London

LONDON: Britain reactivated emergency hospitals built at the start of the pandemic and shut primary schools in London to counter the rapid spread of a much more infectious variant of the coronavirus. With more than 50,000 new daily cases of

First phase of Ehsaas Emergency Cash program to continue till July: Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar has said the first phase of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will continue till July. While speaking to a private channel, she said an amount

ADB approves $300 million loan for COVID-19 relief

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million emergency assistance loan to strengthen Pakistan’s public health response to the coronavirus pandemic and help meet the basic needs of vulnerable and poor segments of society. The project will

Pakistan pledges $3m towards SAARC Covid-19 Emergency Fund

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has pledged $3 million towards South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Covid-19 Emergency Fund to support regional efforts in the fight against Coronavirus. In a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Thursday, the

Singer Pink recovers from COVID-19, donates $1mn to emergency funds

Singer-songwriter Pink has revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago but has since recovered, also announcing that she is donating a million dollars to two emergency funds. In a pair of tweets, she said she and her

Sindh education: a nightmare

When Murad Ali Shah became Chief Minister of Sindh in the summer of 2016, he declared an ‘education emergency’, which was a commendable decision given the poor state of public education throughout the province of Sindh. However, after 12 years

Food ministry decides to declare emergency over locusts attack

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research said on Thursday that it has basically decided to declare a national emergency over locusts attack in parts of the country and a review summary also sent to the Federal cabinet

WHO declares international emergency for coronavirus outbreak

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that China’s coronavirus epidemic now triggers an international public health emergency. The decision was announced by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, after a conference of its emergency committee, an

Musharraf convicted

A special court has announced the long-standing verdict in high treason case against former military dictator General retired Pervez Musharraf. The former president has been sentenced to death under Article 6 for subverting the constitution. This is a historic day

Minister issues directives to eliminate dengue virus in KP

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Health, Dr. Hasham Inamullah Khan has instructed district health officers and medical superintendents to conduct fumigation drives in dengue affected areas of the province. Talking to reporters in Peshawar, the minister said that the situation about

PIA’s flight to Jeddah makes emergency landing at Lahore Airport

LAHORE: PIA flight PK-759 was bound to reach Jeddah with 200 passengers on board but was forced to make an emergency landing at Lahore International Airport due to technical fault. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Jeddah