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PAF aircraft flies zaireen to Skardu

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ISLAMABAD, APR 4 (DNA) – On the instructions of Government of Pakistan, PAF is undertaking relief operations in the fight against COVID-19. In this regard,  a PAF C-130 aircraft carrying zaaireen from Dalbandin,  landed at  Skardu airport. The zaaireen were kept in the makeshift arrangements at Taftan, the bordering town between Pakistan and Iran. They acknowledged the concerted efforts of the government for giving best possible facilities at such a far off place. They also thanked PAF for arranging this special sortie for the people of Gilgit Baltistan. PAF’s AirRead More

Thailand suspends incoming passenger flights to fight coronavirus


BANGKOK, APR 4 – Thailand will temporarily ban all passenger flights from landing in the country to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the country’s aviation agency said.   The ban on incoming flights will come into effect on Saturday morning and run until the end of Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand said in an order published.

Australia sees more signs of coronavirus spread stabilising


CANBERRA, APR 4 – Australia reported more signs that the spread of the novel coronavirus has been stabilising, as New South Wales (NSW) health authorities defended the disembarking in mid-March of a virus-hit cruise ship.   According to the federal health ministry data, there were 230 new cases of the coronavirus in the 24-hour period to early Saturday in Australia, bringing the total to 5,454 cases.   This suggests the daily increase rate has continued to stay at around 5 per cent in recent days, significantly lower than the 30pcRead More

Oil price barrels ahead as OPEC flags meeting


NEW YORK , APR 4 – The price of crude oil surged again Friday after OPEC said it would talk to non-members, notably Russia, giving investors hope for an end to a price war which has created market chaos along with crushed demand because of the coronavirus. OPEC oil producers and their allies will meet Monday via video conference, a source close to the cartel said. And Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country was ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia and the United States on a production cut. “There sRead More

Met Office predicts dry weather in most parts of country


ISLAMABAD, APR 4  – Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast mainly dry weather in most parts of the country during the next 24 hour. According to Met Office, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. Mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, light rain thunderstorm is expected at a few places in lower Khyber Pakthunkhwa, northeast Balochistan and south Punjab. Met Office said that weather remained dry in most parts of the country during past 24 hours. However, light rain was reported inRead More

Bill Withers, soul icon behind ‘Lean On Me,’ dies at 81


LOS ANGELES, APR 4  – Bill Withers, the legendary performer who defined 1970s soul with timeless hits like “Ain t No Sunshine” and “Lean on Me” has died, his family said in a statement. He was 81 years old. The Grammy-winning artist succumbed to heart complications, according to his family, which said it was “devastated” over the loss. “A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other,” they said. “InRead More