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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,252
2424hr
Pakistan Cases
1,263,664
89324hr
1.7% positivity
Sindh
465,175
Punjab
437,572
Balochistan
33,114
Islamabad
106,402
KPK
176,650

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EU fails to agree farming subsidies deal amid disputes over green schemes
World

EU fails to agree farming subsidies deal amid disputes over green schemes

  • After all-night talks on Thursday, EU member states failed to find a compromise to put forward in negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission.
  • Portuguese agriculture minister Maria do Ceu Antunes said member states had made "numerous concessions" in the talks.
Published 28 May, 2021 05:03pm
EU lawmaker wants stronger privacy rights in proposed EU tech rules
World

EU lawmaker wants stronger privacy rights in proposed EU tech rules

  • The Digital Services Act, announced by the European Commission in December last year, requires the tech giants to do more to tackle illegal content such as hate speech and child sexual abuse material.
  • They will also have to do better against misuse of their platforms that impinges on fundamental rights, and intentional manipulation of platforms, such as using bots to influence elections and public health.
Published 19 May, 2021 07:44pm
GSP Plus status: Government decides to address EU concerns over minorities, freedom of expression
World

GSP Plus status: Government decides to address EU concerns over minorities, freedom of expression

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of his senior cabinet members and close aides on Monday, to discuss the resolution passed by the European Parliament, which called for a review of their trade relations with Pakistan.
  • The European Parliament's resolution is linked with Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws, and could potentially end Pakistan's eligibility for the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) trading status.
Updated 03 May, 2021 10:07pm
Blasphemy law abuse: EU parliament adopts resolution calling for review of Pakistan’s GSP+ status
World

Blasphemy law abuse: EU parliament adopts resolution calling for review of Pakistan’s GSP+ status

  • The resolution was adopted unanimously with 681 Member of European Parliaments (MEPs) voting in favor of this resolution while 3 against it.
  • It calls on the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) to immediately review Pakistan’s eligibility for GSP+ status and whether there is sufficient reason to initiate a procedure for the temporary withdrawal of this status.
Updated 30 Apr, 2021 10:09pm