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Zulfiqar Ahmad

PM for treating patients with respect, dignity
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PM for treating patients with respect, dignity

Emphasizing the importance of a robust public awareness campaign to stem the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday directed the authorities concerned to take care of the coronavirus patients with greater responsibility.
Published 10 May, 2020 12:02am
34 opposition senators submit requisition to convene session
Pakistan

34 opposition senators submit requisition to convene session

A day after the government and the opposition in the National Assembly agreed to call a physical session of the National Assembly; some 34 opposition members in the Senate on Wednesday submitted a requisition with the Senate Secretariat to immediately con
Published 07 May, 2020 12:02am
Maulana Tariq Jamil clarifies recent remarks
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Maulana Tariq Jamil clarifies recent remarks

Maulana Tariq Jamil on Tuesday clarified his recent remarks, which he made during Prime Minister Imran Khan's telethon on April 23, and apologised to those "inadvertently hurt".
Published 28 Apr, 2020 11:42pm
UK announces £3.67 million support
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UK announces £3.67 million support

The UK on Saturday announced £3.67 million - the first in a series of measures - to give wide-ranging support to help the "poorest and the most vulnerable" people in Pakistan during the coronavirus outbreak as well as for the rapid response of controlling
Published 19 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Country could still face spike in cases from May 15: PM
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Country could still face spike in cases from May 15: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday warned that though the number of cases in Pakistan is lower than many other countries of the world, the country might face increased coronavirus cases from May 15 onwards, bringing the healthcare system under a signif
Published 19 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Shibli, Rabbani trade barbs on convening Senate session
Pakistan

Shibli, Rabbani trade barbs on convening Senate session

The leader of the house in Senate Shibli Faraz and former chairman Senate Raza Rabbani traded barbs on Thursday as the former dismissed any possibility of convening Senate session within a fortnight while the latter accused the treasury benches of being h
Published 17 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Civil servant 'settles for demotion' to SAPM
Pakistan

Civil servant 'settles for demotion' to SAPM

Muhammad Shehzad Arbab, who was forced out of the federal cabinet for refusing to be demoted in a brutal cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Imran Khan, accepted demotion from adviser to the prime minister to special assistant on Saturday.
Published 12 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Tareen removed from agriculture task force chairmanship
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Tareen removed from agriculture task force chairmanship

In a surprising move, Jahangir Khan Tareen, a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan, was removed on Monday as chairman of a task force on agriculture after a high-powered inquiry committee established that he remained one of beneficiary in the sugar cri
Published 07 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Every daily-wage earner to be given Rs 3,000 per month
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Every daily-wage earner to be given Rs 3,000 per month

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved a relief package under which each one from seven million daily-wage labourers will be given Rs 3,000 per month. He was chairing a high-level meeting here about possible impact of COVID-19 on the economy, and st
Published 24 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Federal government calls in military
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Federal government calls in military

To avoid a potential sharp spike in COVID-19 positive cases despite partial lockdowns in some provinces, the federal government Monday called in the military in aid of the civil administration nationwide.
Published 24 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Army says to help impose nationwide restrictions
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Army says to help impose nationwide restrictions

Declaring coronavirus pandemic as "most dangerous disease the world [has] ever witnessed", director general Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-General Baber Iftikhar on Monday said that the armed forces were fully aware of their duty and would tak
Published 24 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Death toll soars to six as tally rises to 875 across country
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Death toll soars to six as tally rises to 875 across country

As government has geared up its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the death toll from novel coronavirus in the country rose to six on Monday, while the total number of positive cases has risen to 875 across the country. According to official figu
Published 24 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Expatriates urged not to return
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Expatriates urged not to return

The special assistant to the prime minister on national security Dr Moeed Yusuf on Sunday advised expatriate Pakistanis against returning to the country due to COVID-19 pandemic, which killed three people, left over 600 infected and disrupted internationa
Published 23 Mar, 2020 12:00am