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DEATHS 5,386 66
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Punjab 88,045 Cases
Balochistan 11,239 Cases
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Published 15 Jul, 2020 07:34pm

International airlines make coronavirus test mandatory for Pakistani passengers

  • The travellers are required to take corona test no earlier than 96 hours before boarding the flight
International airlines make coronavirus test mandatory for Pakistani passengers
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Rouble slips despite positive trend in emerging markets

  • Markets were optimistic after Moderna Inc said on Tuesday that its experimental vaccine for COVID-19 was safe and provoked immune responses.
  • Oil prices rose on Wednesday after EIA data showed a bigger-than-expected draw in US crude inventories.
Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:59pm
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The lockdown surprise

June 2020 brought in record monthly home remittance in the country – up by 51 percent year-on-year to $2.47...

Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:10am

Vaccine alliance says 75 countries keen to join ‘COVAX’ access facility

  • The 75 countries, which would finance the vaccines from public budgets, will partner with up to 90 poorer countries supported through voluntary donations to GAVI's COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC).
  • "COVAX is the only truly global solution to the COVID-19 pandemic," Seth Berkley, GAVI's chief executive.
Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:53pm

Reliance's $15bn stake sale deal with Aramco delayed

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances in the energy market and the Covid-19 situation, the deal (with Saudi Aramco) has not progressed as per the original timeline.
  • Reliance shares fell more than 6% after Ambani's comment on the Aramco deal. The shares closed down 3.8% at 1,844 rupees each.
Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:40pm

Yield rise as COVID vaccine hopes boost risk appetite

  • The market is trading fairly 'risk on' on vaccine hopes," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "It's largely COVID news driving the price action recently.
  • Benchmark 10-year notes rose three basis points to 0.648%. They have held in a tight range from 0.569% to 0.784% since mid-June.
Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:33pm

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Blessed Textiles Limited

Blessed Textiles Limited (PSX: BTL) was established as a public limited company. It is part of the larger Umer Group...

Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:06am
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On World Population Day

In 2006, Dr. Durre Nayab’s pioneering work on Pakistan’s demographic dividend made that once-obscure expression...

Published 14 Jul, 2020 08:47am
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Sugar exports: déjà vu?

Less than four months into the release of “bombshell” Sugar Inquiry Report that lambasted country's export ...

Published 14 Jul, 2020 08:47am


LHC requested to ban TikTok

LAHORE: A citizen has approached the Lahore High Court with prayer to ban a famous mobile phone video application,...

Updated 15 Jul, 2020 03:10am



Pompeo says US to impose visa curbs on Huawei over rights

  • Pompeo also said telecommunications companies around the world "should consider themselves on notice" that if they do business with Huawei, "they are doing business with human rights abusers."
  • "Certain Huawei employees provide material support to the CCP regime that commits human rights abuses."
Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:57pm
South Asia

EU's von der Leyen says hopes for ‘ambitious’ free trade pact with India

  • It needs to include our usual requirements in terms of market access, public procurement and, of course, sustainable development. So there is still a way to go.
  • Von der Leyen spelled out EU priorities: "Avoiding market access barriers and ensuring fair and transparent competition remains essential. We raised that topic too."
Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:06pm

Cross-border terrorism

EDITORIAL: Although TTP terrorists have been comprehensively defeated and their operational bases in North ...

Debt servicing surcharge

EDITORIAL: The federal government reportedly failed to get the green light from the Law Division to impose debt...

Setbacks for PIA

EDITORIAL: The national carrier, PIA, and with it Pakistan's reputation continue to pay a price for the speech...

PM's think tank

LETTER: The prime minister must be commended for setting up a think tank to mull over steps aimed at fuelling...