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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,280
1124hr
Pakistan Cases
1,265,047
66324hr
1.66% positivity
Sindh
465,819
Punjab
437,974
Balochistan
33,128
Islamabad
106,469
KPK
176,886

Saudi Arabia

China, Middle East dominate executions in 2020: Report
World

China, Middle East dominate executions in 2020: Report

  • While 2020 saw an overall decline in the number of global death penalties, some countries increased the number of executions they carried out.
  • China is believed to be "the world's most prolific executioner", with Chinese authorities classifying the total number of death sentences and executions as state secrets, making them difficult to verify.
Updated 21 Apr, 2021 03:53pm
Saudi inflation rate eases further in March to 4.9%
Markets

Saudi inflation rate eases further in March to 4.9%

  • Annual inflation was 3.4% in 2020, picking up in the second half of the year after the VAT hike. The first half had seen mild inflation, following a deflationary trend in 2019, when the annual rate was -2.1%.
Published 15 Apr, 2021 12:04pm
Jordan royal feud stirs unease in Saudi Arabia
World

Jordan royal feud stirs unease in Saudi Arabia

  • Bassem Awadallah, seen as an influential figure familiar with the inner workings of the Saudi leadership, was ensnared in a rift within Jordan's royal family that played out in full public glare.
Updated 13 Apr, 2021 04:33pm
Ramadan moon sighted in Saudi Arabia
World

Ramadan moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

  • The Ramadan crescent moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom's Supreme Court announced on Monday. The first Ramadan in the kingdom will fall on Tuesday, April 13.
  • This will be the second year in a row when the holy month of Ramadan will be observed under strict coronavirus pandemic precautions.
Published 12 Apr, 2021 11:10pm
Most major Gulf markets gain as financials rise
Markets

Most major Gulf markets gain as financials rise

  • On Sunday, the lender reported its first quarter net profit of 3.3 billion riyals ($906.22 million), down by 7% from a year earlier as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in "precautionary" loan-loss provisions.
Published 12 Apr, 2021 01:43pm
Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers for 'high treason'
World

Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers for 'high treason'

  • On Saturday, Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers accused of committing "high treason", without elaborating on which enemy the Kingdom believed was aided.
  • The Kingdom said that the three men were convicted in court and a later royal order served as a death warrant.
Updated 10 Apr, 2021 03:20pm
COVID vaccine not needed for performing Umrah in Ramadan, say Saudi officials
World

COVID vaccine not needed for performing Umrah in Ramadan, say Saudi officials

  • Those working in the Hajj and Umrah sectors are required to get vaccinated before the start of Ramadan, which will be on April 12
  • Saudi authorities increased inspection campaigns to ensure adherence to remaining measures such as restricting the number of gatherings in social events to 20 people only
Published 01 Apr, 2021 04:41pm
Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia's 'Green Middle East' initiative, says PM
Pakistan

Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia's 'Green Middle East' initiative, says PM

  • Imran says KSA's initiatives regarding plantation of 10 billion trees in the Kingdom and expansion of protected areas to more than 30 percent are commendable
  • We are targeting 60 percent of our energy to be clean energy by 2030, which will require a major expansion of solar, wind, and hydropower generation capacity in the country: PM
Updated 29 Mar, 2021 04:43pm
Saudi Arabia announces Ramazan plan for Two Holy Mosques
World

Saudi Arabia announces Ramazan plan for Two Holy Mosques

  • Head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais has urged the visitors of the mosques to get the coronavirus vaccine to ensure their safety as well as the safety of other pilgrims and worshippers.
Published 29 Mar, 2021 02:57pm
Pakistan welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Yemen peace initiative
Pakistan

Pakistan welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Yemen peace initiative

  • "We urge all parties to the conflict in Yemen to engage in a meaningful dialogue to end the hostilities in order to save thousands of innocent lives and ensure regional peace and stability," FO said.
  • The FO further said that Pakistan fully supports Saudi efforts for 'peaceful settlement of the conflict in Yemen and stand in solidarity with the kingdom'.
Published 23 Mar, 2021 11:16am