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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH
Pakistan Deaths
18,797
12024hr
Pakistan Cases
854,240
410924hr
Sindh
290,756
Punjab
316,334
Balochistan
23,186
Islamabad
77,684
KPK
123,150
World Updated 08 May, 2021 02:11pm

Israeli forces attack worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque as International community remains silent

  • Over 170 Palestinians have been injured, after the Israeli security forces stormed the historic Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem, as tensions continue to escalate.
  • Israeli forces attacked the protestors using tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and shock grenades over the past few days, arresting several Palestinian activists and civilians.
Israeli forces attack worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque as International community remains silent
Currency Rate
USD PKR Interbank Selling / May 7
152.30
USD PKR Interbank Buying / May 7
152.20
USD to Japanese Yen / May 7
108.60
USD to Swiss Franc / May 7
0.90
Pound Sterling to USD / May 7
1.40
Euro to USD / May 7
1.22
UK LIBOR % / May 7
0.06
Stock Volume
S&P 500 / May 7
4232.60
India Sensex / May 7
49206.47
Tokyo Nikkei / May 7
29357.82
Nasdaq / May 7
13752.24
Hang Seng / May 7
28610.65
FTSE 100 / May 7
7129.71
Dow Jones / May 7
34777.76
Germany DAX 30 / May 7
15399.65
France CAC40 / May 7
6385.51
Item Value
Crude Oil / May 7
64.90
Karachi Cotton Assoc. / May 7
11300.00
Gold 10 Grams / May 7
89163.00
Gold Spot / May 7
1831.30
Cotton / May 7
89.66

Business & Finance

Locally produced COVID vaccine to be available by May end

Locally produced COVID vaccine to be available by May end

  • Due to the agreement on technology transfer, the National Institute of Health (NIH) will be able to produce three million doses per month which will significantly reduce the country’s dependence on other countries.
Published 08 May, 2021 12:08pm

SECP considering conversion of physical shares into book-entry form

  • As per SECP, in order to minimize shareholding disputes and make the entire process of holding, monitoring, and transferring of shares much easier, cost-efficient and transparent, the SECP is considering a proposal requiring all the public listed, public unlisted, public interest and private limited companies to have their shares in book-entry form in compliance with Section 72 of the Companies Act, 2017.
Published 08 May, 2021 11:14am
Tough U.S. jobs report shows Biden’s rocky road to full economic recovery

Tough U.S. jobs report shows Biden’s rocky road to full economic recovery

  • U.S. job growth unexpectedly slowed last month, likely restrained by shortages of workers and raw materials. Nonfarm payrolls increased by only 266,000 jobs, well below the nearly 1 million jobs economists expected and a sharp contrast to steady increases in growth from January to March.
Published 08 May, 2021 11:29am

Is Hyundai Elantra is better than Honda Civic?

  • Aside from the obvious price difference, there are several reasons that make the Elantra a better option than the Honda Civic.
  • For one, Hyundai Elantra has the biggest engine size out of all the premium sedans available in Pakistan.
Updated 07 May, 2021 09:18pm

BR Research

Pakistan

Soldier injured in terrorist attack on Pak-Afghan border

  • "Terrorists opened fire on a military post in Bajaur district," ISPR said.
  • On May 5, four Frontier Corps (FC) soldiers were martyred while six others were injured after terrorists opened fire on them during a fencing activity at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Published 08 May, 2021 10:57am

FIA stops Shehbaz Sharif from flying abroad

  • On Friday, the Lahore High Court granted Sharif conditional permission to travel abroad once for medical treatment.
    • FIA stopped the PML-N leader, saying that his name was placed on another list.
Updated 08 May, 2021 09:56am

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World

Middle East

Saudi Arabia wants to see ‘verifiable deeds’ from talks with Iran

  • The comments by Ambassador Rayed Krimly, head of policy planning at the ministry, were the first public confirmation from Riyadh that the rivals - who severed ties in 2016 - were holding direct talks.
  • "We hope they prove successful, but it is too early, and premature, to reach any definitive conclusions. Our evaluation will be based on verifiable deeds, and not proclamations."
Published 07 May, 2021 05:38pm

A portent of things to come

EDITORIAL: As feared by informed observers, thousands of Afghans with their families have fled their homes in ...

Electoral reform impasse

EDITORIAL: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government’s unveiling of a comprehensive plan for electoral reform...