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Govt to outline guidelines for industrial workers amid COVID-19

ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): The government has decided to outline safety guidelines for the workers of those industries, which are required to be kept operational to ensure the supply of essential commodities. It was decided during a high-level videoconference chaired by Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Saturday. The meeting discussed proposals for […]

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IHC steps in to help stop COVID-19 spread in capital courts

Khudayar Mohla – ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): A day after the top court has taken measures to prevent coronavirus spread in the Supreme Court, district & session judges of the capital have been asked to take all necessary steps to minimise danger of the virus in courts. While taking measures to remain safe from Covid-19 pandemic on […]

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SC moved for free of cost Covid-19 testing facility to 10,000 people daily

Khudayar Mohla – ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): While alleging that there are insufficient institutional arrangements to test symptoms of Covid-19 in Islamabad airport on Saturday, petitioners sought Supreme Court directives for expansion of the pandemic testing capacity to 10,000 people daily to ensure free testing of the virus in public and private hospitals across the country. Invoking […]

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Air Cargo Demand Down 3.3% in January 2020

Geneva, (TLTP) : The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers , decreased by 3.3% in January 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. ”January marked the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year declines in cargo volumes. The air cargo industry started the […]

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COVID-19: IATA for Suspending Airport Slots Usage Rules

Islamabad, (TLTP): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is contacting aviation regulators worldwide to request that the rules governing use of airport slots be suspended immediately and for the 2020 season, due to the impact of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). Around 43% of all passengers depart from over 200 slot coordinated airports worldwide, said a press […]

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Coronavirus Punches Hole In Oil Market That OPEC Can’t Fix

The coronavirus epidemic is a black swan that has severely disrupted the outlook for the global oil market, and at this moment it remains unclear how large the destruction in demand will be because of the outbreak. Various estimates project that the coronavirus will shave 250,000 bpd to 500,000 bpd off global oil consumption this […]

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Oil Falls To $50 As Sentiment Sours

Oil prices erased Asian-trade-hours gains and lost 1 percent early on Tuesday in search of direction as fears of additional demand destruction amid the coronavirus outbreak continue to weigh on market sentiment. At 10:21 a.m. EST on Tuesday, WTI Crude was down 1.01 percent at $50.91 while Brent Crude was trading down 0.81 percent at […]

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PIA Suspends China Operations Over Corona Fears

Islamabad, (TLTP): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday announced to suspend flight operations to China again till March 15 over fears of the coronavirus spreading to the country. The decision comes amid the spread of the deadly coronavirus from China to other countries, especially Iran – another country sharing border with Pakistan – where death toll […]

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Pakistan Closes Taftan Border After Corona Deaths In Iran

Islamabad, (TLTP): The government of Pakistan Sunday imposed emergency in all of the districts of Balochistan province sharing border with Iran with immediate effect and closed the border at Taftan after five coronavirus deaths were reported in the neighbouring country. Prime Minister Imran Khan called up Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan on Saturday and […]