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Private offices to be sealed if over 50% staff found: CM Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to tighten lockdown restrictions and enforcement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) across the province amid the rising number of cases. Addressing a press conference after chairing a meeting of the provincial Task Force on

Private firms allowed to import COVID vaccines, exempt from price caps

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will allow private companies to import coronavirus vaccines and has agreed to exempt such imports from price caps even as the nation scrambles to secure supplies. According to documents reviewed by Reuters news agency, the National Health Services,

Hotel worker shot dead in Rawalpindi, suspect arrested

RAWALPINDI: A man was shot dead outside a private hotel after which a suspect was arrested along with his weapon. The incident occurred in Ratta Amral near the Attock petrol pump where two motorcyclists opened fire outside a private hotel.

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking private internet use

SAN FRANCISCO: Google was sued in a proposed class action for illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use through browsers set in ‘private’ mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the internet

NASA astronauts reach space station in milestone mission

MIAMI: NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade. The arrival completed the first leg of the trip, designed to test the capabilities of

Private schools reject 20pct reduction in fees during lockdown months

KARACHI: Private schools across Karachi and the rest of the country have rejected directives from the government seeking a twenty percent decrease in fees for the month of April and May due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Private Educational Institutions

100 private hospital allocated beds for coronavirus cases in KP

PESHAWAR: Officials of KPK govt said on Sunday that over 100 private hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have allocated a total of 387 beds at the request of the health department as part of a strategy to address the threats by

Govt to take action against schools violating court orders

ISLAMABAD: Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, on Tuesday informed that the government will take harsh actions against those private schools who breached the instructions of supreme court regarding the increase in fees. The Minister was addressing