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President Biden to focus on COVID-19, China, at his first G7 summit
World

President Biden to focus on COVID-19, China, at his first G7 summit

  • In his upcoming meeting with world leaders from the G-7, President Joe Biden plans to focus on the global response to the pandemic, according to the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday.
  • The Trump Administration held a volatile relationship with China, placing tariffs on Chinese goods and blocking supplies to Chinese telecommunications companies; while Biden as repeatedly taken aim at China for its treatment of the minority Uyghur community.
Updated 19 Feb, 2021 01:26pm
Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 vaccine shots than needed: Report
World

Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 vaccine shots than needed: Report

  • In an analysis of current supply deals for COVID-19 vaccines, the ONE Campaign said wealthy countries, such as the United States and Britain, should share the excess doses to “supercharge” a fully global response to the pandemic.
  • On Thursday, the World Health Organization urged nations with vaccines not to share them unilaterally, but to donate them to the global COVAX scheme to ensure fairness.
Updated 19 Feb, 2021 02:55pm
VSS: PIA to release dues of employees from next week
Pakistan

VSS: PIA to release dues of employees from next week

  • Over 2,000 employees of the PIA opted for the VSS scheme, initiated by the federal government, said the spokesperson.
  • A special account has been established in the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Karachi branch to release pending dues of PIA employees, he added.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 08:03pm
Pakistan urges India to allow UN, OHCHR, OIC, int’l media to visit IIOJ&K
Pakistan

Pakistan urges India to allow UN, OHCHR, OIC, int’l media to visit IIOJ&K

  • “Such guided tours are a smokescreen, aimed at diverting international attention from India’s egregious human rights violations in IOK and creating a false impression of normalcy.”
  • He said the visit means nothing in the absence of access to all the areas and free interaction with the Kashmiri people and the civil society in an atmosphere free of intimidation.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 07:30pm
Aaj entertainment to broadcast the first ever cricket match live from Gwadar
Sports

Aaj entertainment to broadcast the first ever cricket match live from Gwadar

  • The 'Sooper Hai Pakistan Cup' includes two teams Showbiz Sharks vs Gwadar Dolphins.
  • Showbiz Sharks will be captained by Waseem Khan CEO PCB and will include Fakhr Alam, Faysal Qureishi, Ali Zafar, Saleem Sheikh, Aijaz Aslam, Shezad Roy, Sami Khan, Kamran Jeelani, Salman Saeed, Ali Safina and Noman Habib.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 06:23pm
Bird repellent system to be installed on Karachi, Lahore airports
Pakistan

Bird repellent system to be installed on Karachi, Lahore airports

  • The authority has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from well-reputed firms and individuals having experience in wildlife management preferably at airports to work out a feasibility report in this regard.
  • The system will be installed at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.
Updated 18 Feb, 2021 06:04pm
KIA Lucky Motors Reveals Prices for Sorento
Business & Finance

KIA Lucky Motors Reveals Prices for Sorento

  • KIA Lucky Motors has revealed prices for all three variants of its new SUV KIA Sorento.
  • The 2.4 Front Wheel Drive variant will be priced at Rs. 6,999,000, while the price of 2.4 All Wheel Drive and 3.5 Front Wheel Drive variants will be Rs. 7,999,000 and Rs. 8,399,000, respectively.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 04:40pm
Twitter removes Taliban account after tweet threatening Malala
Pakistan

Twitter removes Taliban account after tweet threatening Malala

  • The tweet, which was posted in Urdu, read: “Malala to return home ‘because we have a score to settle with you and your father’, adding that ‘there would be no mistake’ next time.
  • “This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who claims the attack on me and many innocent people. He is now threatening people on social media. How did he escape?” she tweeted.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 04:27pm

Twitter removes Taliban account after tweet threatening Malala

  • The tweet, which was posted in Urdu, read: “Malala to return home ‘because we have a score to settle with you and your father’, adding that ‘there would be no mistake’ next time.
  • “This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who claims the attack on me and many innocent people. He is now threatening people on social media. How did he escape?” Malala tweeted.
Updated 18 Feb, 2021 04:25pm
Six players to watch-out for in HBL PSL 2021
Sports

Six players to watch-out for in HBL PSL 2021

  • The tournament is all set to commence from February 20 in Karachi.
  • Defending Champions Karachi Kings will face Quetta Gladiators in the opening fixture at the National Stadium.
Updated 18 Feb, 2021 03:46pm
ACE makes progress in fake vehicle registration scam in Punjab
Pakistan

ACE makes progress in fake vehicle registration scam in Punjab

  • Thousands of vehicles were registered via bogus auctions in name of a government department, said ACE.
  • Some employees of the provincial excise and taxation department registered these vehicles, inflicting losses to the tune of billions of rupees on the provincial exchequer.
Updated 18 Feb, 2021 02:53pm
Govt may lift Covid-19 restrictions from March 1
Pakistan

Govt may lift Covid-19 restrictions from March 1

  • The huddle discussed the overall political, economical and COVID situation of the country.
  • The federal cabinet meeting also briefed the prime minister about the downward trend of the infection in Pakistan.
Updated 17 Feb, 2021 09:30pm