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CAA extends travel restrictions for visitors to Pakistan
Pakistan

CAA extends travel restrictions for visitors to Pakistan

  • The category list of countries from which visitors seek to travel to Pakistan will also remain in effect till March 14, the CAA said.
  • South Africa, UK, Portugal, Ireland, Netherland, Botswana, Zambia and Brazil were the new countries included in category C.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 07:58pm
Hamza Shahbaz released from Kot Lakhpat jail
Pakistan

Hamza Shahbaz released from Kot Lakhpat jail

  • PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz also arrived outside Kot Lakhpat Jail where she received her cousin.
  • PML-N workers carrying drums and showering rose petals danced and celebrated for hours outside the jail in anticipation of his release.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 05:06pm
Punjab govt withdraws restrictions after decrease in COVID-19 cases
Pakistan

Punjab govt withdraws restrictions after decrease in COVID-19 cases

  • Notification issued by Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare read that restrictions imposed in the province under Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Ordinance 2020 have been withdrawn.
  • “The shrines will also open their doors in the province from March 15,” Secretary Health retired Capt. Muhammad Usman has said in a statement.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 03:36pm
Sindh reports 13 deaths, 322 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
Pakistan

Sindh reports 13 deaths, 322 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

  • About 10,865 tests were conducted during the period, out of which 322 came positive.
  • So far 2,998,409 tests have been conducted against which 257,729 cases were diagnosed, of them 241,256 patients have recovered, including 273 overnight, added the chief minister.
Updated 26 Feb, 2021 08:07pm
Iran threatens to end deal with IAEA over U.S.-led push to criticize it
World

Iran threatens to end deal with IAEA over U.S.-led push to criticize it

  • Iran and U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration are now locked in a standoff over who should move first to save the unravelling 2015 deal. Tehran says Washington should lift sanctions first.
  • “Iran perceives this move as destructive and considers it as an end to the Joint Understanding of 21 February 2021 between the Agency and the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Published 26 Feb, 2021 07:24pm
IPRI hosts distinguished lecture series on Afghan Peace Process
World

IPRI hosts distinguished lecture series on Afghan Peace Process

  • On Friday, the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) hosted the distinguished lecture series on the "Afghan Peace Process: The Contours, Implementation, and Contemporary Status” by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansoor Ahmad Khan.
  • While discussing the dynamics of the Afghan Peace Process, Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan noted that there are three parties to ensure a durable peace process in Afghanistan, which include the United States, the Taliban and the Afghan Republic.
Updated 26 Feb, 2021 05:07pm
Nissan makes breakthrough with engine in reducing CO2 emissions
Technology

Nissan makes breakthrough with engine in reducing CO2 emissions

  • The development would improve fuel consumption by 25% over the 40% thermal efficiency level in the upcoming e-POWER engine, the company said.
  • Toshihiro Hirai told reporters that the automaker is maximising the thermal efficiency of e-POWER in order to reduce CO2 emissions while driving.
Updated 26 Feb, 2021 05:07pm
FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID
World

FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

  • According to an analysis released by U.S regulators, Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine against severe cases of the coronavirus - as the long-anticipated shot could offer the nation a third option to help speed vaccinations by requiring a single dose, rather than two.
Updated 26 Feb, 2021 04:18pm
Dunk gives Pakistan security vote of confidence for Australia tour
Sports

Dunk gives Pakistan security vote of confidence for Australia tour

  • Australia are scheduled to tour Pakistan for two Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is in what will be their first tour to Pakistan since 1998.
  • “The security around the hotel, to and for the games is simply amazing. I think it would be awesome for the people of Pakistan to have the Australian team touring here.”
Updated 26 Feb, 2021 02:41pm
PPP will be the largest party in Senate: Asif Zardari
Pakistan

PPP will be the largest party in Senate: Asif Zardari

“PPP's elected MPs are my strength. I am proud of my party members, the incumbent government has to go," says Asif Zardari. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani were present in the dinner hosted by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Published 26 Feb, 2021 02:00pm
Lahore court issues release orders of Hamza Shehbaz
Pakistan

Lahore court issues release orders of Hamza Shehbaz

  • On February 24, the court had approved bail of Hamza Shahbaz after hearing arguments of his lawyers and the NAB prosecutor.
  • The court in Lahore issued the order after submission of Rs10 million surety bond against his bail.
Updated 25 Feb, 2021 06:39pm