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Thursday, March 26th, 2020


Quetta lab sealed for conducting fake coronavirus tests


An unverified lab conducting coronavirus tests was sealed in Quetta in a raid on Thursday. A team of the CM’s special committee on health conducted a visit to Fayaz Lab on Quetta’s Jinnah Road on the instructions of Health Secretary Mudassir Waheed and Director-General Dr Faheem Khan. The committee’s chairperson, Dr Naseem, headed the team which also included senior drug inspector Sarwar Khan. The lab was sealed for illegally providing unverified coronavirus tests. The lab was charging people Rs6,000 for a test. The health department said an FIR is beingRead More

Ulema from all schools of thought urge praying at home


LAHORE, MAR 26 (DNA) – In view of the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country and fears of it spreading further, religious scholars from all schools of thought have urged people across the country to stay inside their houses and pray from home.   This announcement was made after a meeting of over 20 religious scholars with Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar. After the meeting, both sides advised people to exercise self isolation as a precaution against the virus.   The meeting was attended by Maulana Tahir Ashrafi,Read More

US stands with Pakistan against COVID : PAUL JONES


  ISLAMABAD, MAR 26 (DNA) – – Pakistan and the United States are partners in the fight against coronavirus.  In a video message released on the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s social media platforms today, Ambassador Paul Jones highlighted the support the United States is providing Pakistan, our commitment to deepen our collaboration with new technologies and resources, and guidance for American citizens in Pakistan. In particular, Ambassador Jones encouraged American Citizens in Pakistan to register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security and health alerts at:  Read More

King Salman calls for a united global response to coronavirus


We are holding this meeting to carry out our responsibilities as the leaders of the world’s largest economies, in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, which requires that we take firm measures on various fronts. DNA JEDDAH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has called for a united global response to combat coronavirus.   On the eve of a virtual global summit of G20 leaders, convened by Saudi Arabia, which currently holds the group’s presidency, on coronavirus outbreak and its economic fallout, King Salman made a strongRead More

Japan approves grants for uplift projects in Pakistan


    ISLAMABAD: MAR 26 (DNA) –As a part of efforts to promote human security, the Government of Japan has decided to provide financial assistance of US$ 236,230 for four social development projects in education and rural electrification in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces. The grants will be provided to four national NGOs, ① Learning Awareness & Motivation Programme (LAMP) in Khyber district, ② Friends Welfare Association (FWA) in Torghar district, ③ Hana Development Council (HDC) in Mandi Bahauddin district and ④ Actions for Human Advancement (AHAT) in KasurRead More

Solid Waste Association offers support to combat Coronavirus


  Saifullah Ansar ISLAMABAD: The Solid Waste Association of Pakistan (SWAP) held an emergency meeting of the trade organization at its Head Office in Islamabad to discuss the prevailing situation in the country due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   “We realized that the root cause of this Pandemic is lack of hygiene and cleanliness” said Jamil Asghar Bhatti, Chairman SWAP in his address to the executive committee which was convened with representatives from Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and KPK.   The executive committee expressed its desire to offer all out supportRead More