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WHO agrees to coronavirus response probe after Trump’s threat

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organisation has said he would keep leading the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut funding and quit the global body. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World Bank to launch $145 million COVID-19 response projects in Sindh

KARACHI: The World Bank and the Sindh government have agreed to launch a COVID-19 response programme and a locust control project in the province worth $145 million. This decision was taken during a meeting through video link between Sindh Chief

FM Qureshi discusses COVID-19 response with Norwegian counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide and discussed the response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The foreign minister offered condolences over the loss of lives in Norway due to

Pakistan launches $595 million ‘response plan’ to combat coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan launched Pakistan’s Preparedness and Response Plan (PPRP) worth $595 million in a bid to suppress and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The initial response plan is intended to strengthen Pakistan’s capacity in emergency prevention, preparedness,