Pakistan

Pakistan’s sovereignty to be protected at all costs Pakistan’s sovereignty to be protected at all costs ISLAMABAD: The country’s top civilian and military leadership Friday reviewed internal and external security situation and resolved that sovereignty of Pakistan would be protected at all costs. It was also resolved that Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence with its […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

PM pleads for smart lockdown instead of shutdown ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said the government was considering the option of imposing a smart lockdown in the country to wisely provide relief to the labour class, daily wagers and lower-middle strata of the society and protect the masses from the virus. Speaking here at […]

Continue Reading

  PIA halts operations from Karachi, rejects reports of pilots infected with COVID-19 The News/via Geo.tv/Files ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Sunday halted its operations from Karachi, citing a lack of consensus on the government-issued directives, and rejected reports that its pilots had contracted the novel coronavirus. In a statement issued Sunday, the […]

Continue Reading

NDMA chairman says 2,000 additional ventilators to be sought from China ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal said on Monday that  keeping in view the need of the country during the coronavirus pandemic, 2,000 additional ventilators would be sought from China. The Parliamentary Committee on Coronavirus Monitoring held its first meeting […]

Continue Reading

ADB forecasts Pakistan’s GDP to shrink, sees rise in inflation in 2020 Pakistan’s GDP growth rate will shrink to 2.6% from 3.3%, while inflation will remain around 11.5% for 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects in its latest report released on Friday. The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 report noted that Pakistan, compared to […]

Continue Reading

Google reports on mobility trend changes in Pakistan during coronavirus lockdown Tech giant Google has released reports on social distancing and mobility pattern changes in Pakistan among other countries, as the world observed strict lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Google provided the reports to help give an idea of movement across countries […]

Continue Reading

World Bank approves Rs33 bn to help Pakistan counter COVID-19 ISLAMABAD: The World Bank’s (WB) Board of Executive Directors on Thursday approved $200 million (Rs33.31 billion) package to help Pakistan take effective and timely action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by strengthening the country’s national healthcare systems and mitigating socioeconomic disruptions. According to WB’s […]

Continue Reading

China, US to help Pakistan fight coronavirus ISLAMABAD: To help Pakistan face the daunting challenge of fighting the coronavirus, China and the United States have emerged as leading partners, despite the fact that both these major world powers are themselves fighting this deadly disease on a large scale. China besides providing $4 million to build […]

Continue Reading

Coronavirus spread due to ignorance of conservative religious class: Fawad Chaudhry ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry Thursday said coronavirus outbreak has spread in Pakistan due to ignorance of the conservative religious class. Fawad Chaudhry said in a statement that the global outbreak of coronavirus has spread in Pakistan due to ignorance […]

Continue Reading