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Modi shuffles cabinet ministers amid COVID-19 crisis

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appointed new federal ministers for health, IT and oil as part of a reshuffle in a bid to reinvigorate his government amid fierce criticism of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Education institutes to remain open despite rising COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: An emergency meeting of inter-provincial education ministers on Monday decided not to close schools despite the rising coronavirus cases. A meeting held at the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) decided to defer the decision of winter vacations in

Pakistan ready to host SAARC Health Ministers video conference: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored has reiterated Pakistan’s readiness to host the SAARC Health Ministers’ Meeting, suggesting a video conference could be organised due to the prevailing global pandemic. In a telephonic conversation with Secretary-General SAARC Esala Ruwan

Naqvi asks PM to conduct FIA inquiry against Sindh ministers

KARACHI: Opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, Firdous Shamim Naqvi, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday asking him to order the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe two provincial ministers for alleged ties with criminals. According

Omar Ayub holds meetings with Qatar’s finance, energy ministers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan on Monday held separate meetings with Finance Minister of the state of Qatar Ali Shareef Al Emadi and Minister for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida Al Kaabi in Doha. During the meeting, the

Another cabinet reshuffle

The rumour mills are running wild that Prime Minister Imran Khan is once again considering a major reshuffle in the federal cabinet, and several key members may be shown the door. Earlier this year, the prime minister made several changes