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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

Pakistan welcomes intra-Afghan talks

Pakistan has welcomed the recent announcement by the Afghan leadership regarding the formation of a negotiation team for the much-awaited intra-Afghan dialogue with the Taliban as per the peace deal signed by the militant group with the US, a media report said on Thursday

PM urges people to donate so govt can take care of those in need

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Coronavirus Relief Fund is accepting donations from today (Wednesday) to help those "who have been made destitute by the lockdown" imposed due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Pressure on UK to repatriate citizens from Pakistan

The departure of a special flight from Islamabad to Germany on Tuesday sparked anger among British nationals, who are demanding that their government do more to repatriate vulnerable UK citizens stuck in Pakistan amid the coronavirus pandemic

Two Pakistani nationals test positive for COVID-19 after returning from India

Two Pakistani nationals, out of a group of five, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on their return to the country from India

Pakistan Supreme Court stops prisoners release

The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the high courts orders for the release of under-trial prisoners due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported

Former PM Sharif exempted from appearing in corruption case

An accountability court has exempted former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his nephew Yousuf Abbas from appearing in proceedings of the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM) corruption case till filing of a reference by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), it was reported on Tuesday

Coronavirus claims 7 lives in a day in Pakistan

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan has increased to 23 after seven fatalities were reported in a day, while the number of confirmed cases jumped to 1,775, a media report said. Of the 1,775 cases, Punjab province reported the highest at 651, followed by Sindh at 566, reports Dawn news

Pakistan claims 27% COVID-19 cases due to local transmission

The Pakistan government has claimed that 27 percent of the over 1,590 coronavirus cases were locally transmitted, a top official said here

PM orders opening of all highways for goods supply

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered the opening of all national highways to ensure smooth and adequate supply of food items from farms/factories to markets amid "panic buying" due the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Monday

Hundreds of trucks, truckers stranded at Pak-Afghan border

Hundreds of Pakistani truckers and their helpers were stranded on the Afghan side of the border at two main border crossings despite Prime Minister Imran Khan orders for opening the border for good transport, it was reported on Monday

Government imposes travel restrictions

With restrictions imposed on travels, the  Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) is exploring a middle-path approach to encourage physical distancing in public transportation sector in Bhutan

Pakistan's western, eastern borders to be shut

Pakistan has decided to keep its western borders with Iran and Afghanistan as well as its eastern border with India closed for two more weeks due to the cornavirus pandemic

Five imams arrested in Punjab for violating directions

Four prayer leaders in Pakisstan were arrested by law enforcement agencies and police on violation of Friday prayers code at Gakhar Mandi

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