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Supporting the Afghan Government

By Salman Bashir – Apprehensions regarding a hastened US withdrawal from Afghanistan in the wake of coronavirus can seriously dent the prospects of peace. While the Doha agreement between the US and Taliban provided a clear direction for the launching of an intra-Afghan process for reconciliation and peace, differences within the Kabul Administration and among […]

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KAAP, IsDB donate protective gears for KP frontline health workers

PESHAWAR, (TLTP): The King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Program for Charity Works (KAAP), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), has donated COVID-19 emergency healthcare assistance to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Relief, Rehabilitation & Settlement (RR&S) Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), to combat the outbreak of COVID-19. The ceremony was held here at Local Government Secretariat […]

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Punjab Anti Hoarding Law & Implementation Mechanism

By Barrister Pirzada Aurang Zaib – With the promulgation of the Punjab Prevention of Hoarding Ordinance, 2020, the government of Punjab has undertaken a necessary and crucial step towards ensuring necessary supply of the essential commodities in the emergent situation of COVID 19. The purpose of the Punjab Prevention of Hoarding Ordinance, 2020 is to […]

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SBP enhances subsidised loan limit for hospitals to Rs500m

Khudayar Mohla – KARACHI: In order to strengthen the health sector in the fight against the deadly virus, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday enhanced the maximum financing limit per hospital or medical centre under its refinance scheme from Rs200 million to Rs500 million. According to a series of tweets by the SBP, […]

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SC urged to include Kashmir in recently taken suo-motu on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Former senior civil judge Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and member Supreme Court Bar Association Ashraf Qureshi urged the top court to include Kashmir in proceedings of recently taken suo-motu over COVID-19. Appearing before a five-member larger bench of the apex court, led by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on April 13 in the […]

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Pro bono lawyer urges SC to declare national health emergency

Khudayar Mohla – ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): While urging the top court to declare a national health emergency across the country and forming an independent committee of experts for overseeing government plan of action to counter COVID-19, a young pro bono lawyer requested the top court to club his petition with recently taken suo motu notice over […]

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PIA restores crew’s international slip allowance

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Wednesday restored international slip allowance of cabin crew on foreign flights in order to end tensions between the administration and crew members. After conciliating pilots of the nation flag-carrier, the PIA administration has also ended a longstanding dispute of non-payment of flying allowance to cabin crew members since many […]

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China’s Wuhan ends 11-week long lockdown

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): Chinese authorities lifted almost eleven weeks long lockdown enforced to stem the spread of COVID-19 in main Wuhan city from Wednesday. The authorities lifted outbound travel restrictions, dismantled traffic control checkpoints, and resumed operation of railways, airports, waterways, highways and other ways of communication. Earlier, on 23rd of January, Wuhan was declared with […]

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Govt briefs CJP over health facilities amid lockdown

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): While giving an update on COVID-19 preventive measures to Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Wednesday, the government functionaries apprised that emergencies in all hospitals are in operation round the clock whereas private hospitals have not been restricted to operate during the lockdown as they can operate after fulfilling health protocols […]

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COVID-19: British PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

Aamer Shahid Kayani – UK, (TLTP):  The UK has been plunged into political turmoil after Boris Johnson’s condition deteriorated and he was moved to intensive care. The news comes after he was admitted to Saint Thomas hospital on Sunday evening for tests. A statement from Downing Street on 27 March 2020 has disclosed that after […]