Sindh govt seeks army deployment to enforce coronavirus SOPs

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has sought assistance from the Pakistan Army in enforcing coronavirus SOPs as cases surge across the country. The provincial government has written to the Ministry of Interior, seeking the army’s deployment to help the civil

NCOC meeting: Businesses to operate 5 days a week, close at 8PM 

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has issued renewed standard operating procedures (SOPs) in view of the surging coronavirus cases in the country. As per the new guidelines which will be implemented with immediate effect, all businesses will

Asad Umar warns of recklessly ignoring all COVID-19 SOPs

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Asad Umar has warned of serious consequences of not adhering to coronavirus related SOPs. In a tweet on Tuesday, the federal minister said the daily COVID-19 death rate spiked to 140 percent last week as compared

Asad Umar calls for compliance of SOPs to avoid second wave

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Asad Umar has emphasized the need for compliance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including the use of facemasks to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Chairing a meeting of National Command and Operation Centre, the federal minister

GB to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow

GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has announced to resume tourism-related activities from tomorrow with the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP)s. In this regard, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister’s spokesperson Mir Afzal Khan issued instructions to open the tourism sector in the

Pakistan among fortunate countries seeing drop in virus cases: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again urged to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with simplicity while strictly following the safety guidelines enforced to stem the spread of the coronavirus. In the statement on Twitter, the prime minister said that unlike neighbouring

Govt allows majalis, processions during Muharram

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to allow conducting majalis and processions during Muharram-ul-Haram subject to following precautionary measures and to ensure compliance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The SOPs were finalised in a meeting between President Dr Arif Alvi and

NCOC briefed on COVID-19 testing facilities, SOPs violations

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the nerve centre for the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, was apprised that 102 laboratories were undertaking COVID-19 tests in the country. A meeting was held in Islamabad on Tuesday to review short-term

NA Speaker urges to strictly follow SOPs during session

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has urged all the members to strictly follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) during parliamentary sessions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Speaker underlined the need while chairing a meeting of parliamentary leaders

Bicycle riders issued SOPs in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani has issued a notification setting up standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be followed by bicycle riders. The standard operating procedures (SOPs) are issued keeping in view the increasing trend of cycling in Karachi to ensure