Pakistani cleric, 6 others booked for violating government order

A case has been registered against Pakistani cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz and six others for disobeying a government order imposed against prayer congregations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it was reported on Sunday

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Pakistani senator urges UN to probe if COVID-19 is man-made

Opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Rehman Malik has urged the UN to form a high-powered commission to probe if the COVID-19 was a man-made or a naturally grown virus and also to locate its origin, a media report said on Saturday

Court nod for turning hotels in Pakistan into quarantine centres

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given a nod to turning three- and four-star hotels into �quarantine centres where the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has planned to keep coronavirus patients, a media report said on Saturday

Pakistan Supreme Court appeal in Daniel Pearl case next week

Pakistan's Interior Ministry said that the Sindh government would file an appeal against the provincial high court ruling in the case of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was abducted and beheaded in 2002, in the Supreme Court next week

Coronavirus pandemic to render 18.5 mn jobless in Pakistan

The Pakistan government has estimated that 12.3 million to 18.5 million people in the country will lose their jobs and the economy will sustain massive losses in just three months due to "moderate to severe shocks from the coronavirus outbreak", it was reported on Friday

Government to start flights for stranded Pakistanis

Pakistan would start a week-long repatriation flight programme from Saturday for bringing back its nationals stranded overseas because of disruption of flights and tightening of travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Pakistani journalists to get protective kits

The Pakistan government has decided to provide protective kits to journalists visiting quarantine centres and intensive care units (ICUs) to report on the coronavorus pandemic, a top official said here

Pakistan court commutes death sentence of journalist Daniel Pearl murder accused

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday commuted the death sentences of the key accused in the case of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was abducted and beheaded in Pakistan in 2002

Pakistan to extend lockdown for 2 more weeks

The Pakistan government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for another two weeks until April 14 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country, it was reported


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