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Coronavirus
HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,327
8124hr
Pakistan Cases
1,227,905
1,89724hr
4.1% positivity
Sindh
451,448
Punjab
423,670
Balochistan
32,772
Islamabad
104,348
KPK
171,589

WTO

Vaccine patent waiver will not be enough: WTO chief
World

Vaccine patent waiver will not be enough: WTO chief

  • US President Joe Biden said last week he supported the waiver idea, but the European Union and other developed country opponents said it will not increase output.
  • "To have solved the unacceptable problem of inequity of access to vaccines, we have to be holistic. It's not one or the other," she said, adding this could not drag out for years.
Published 20 May, 2021 06:57pm
US backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents
World

US backs plan to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents

  • But that notion has been fiercely opposed by pharmaceutical giants and their host countries, which insist the patents are not the main roadblocks to scaling up production, and warned the move could hamper innovation.
Published 06 May, 2021 10:50am
Targeting China with trade reforms will not work
World

Targeting China with trade reforms will not work

  • Anxious about China's powerful state-owned enterprises, the United States, European Union and Japan are pushing for curbs on industrial subsidies they say distort the global economy.
  • Beijing ought to be aware that its policies not only affect rich nations who are are complaining but also developing countries, the WTO head said.
Published 26 Apr, 2021 05:25pm
Opinion

Reducing vaccine inequality

‘Ensuring widespread global access to Covid-19 vaccines, which is necessary for preventing cases and deaths and...
Published 23 Apr, 2021 05:12am