monthly archives: June 2020

State Bank of Pakistan says extended lockdown poses risks to economy KARACHI: The central bank on Sunday said Pakistan’s economy faces downside risks, stemming from the virus-induced lockdown due mainly to the country’s multidimensional poverty, high consumption rate and informality in job market. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), citing the United Nations, said roughly […]

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India, China bring the big guns in as standoff continues in eastern Ladakh: report Both the Indian and Chinese armies continued to stand their ground in eastern Ladakh, with both sides bringing in the big guns and heavy machinery at the disputed territory. The report states that the Indian Army is doing the same and […]

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Prayers begin in Masjid-e-Nabvi, Al-Aqsa mosque ISLAMABAD: Mask-clad worshippers flocked to Saudi mosques that reopened nationwide on Sunday, except in the holy city of Makkah, more than twomonths after congregational prayers were halted under a coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Complying with stringent social distancing rules, worshippers kept a minimum of two metres apart as many voiced elation […]

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