GUJRAT: The Sarai Alamgir administration on Thursday imposed a complete lockdown in the Simbli village, a tehsil of Sarai Alamgir after six coronavirus cases were reported in the area, ARY News reported. As per details, the Assistant Commissioner Sarai Alamgir has sealed Simbli village after six COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Thursday.

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to appear before it in a case pertaining to the alleged allotment of a land to the Editor-in-Chief Jang Geo Media Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. NAB claims that Nawaz ? when he was the Punjab chief minister ? allotted a 54-kanal plot of land in 1986 to MSR.

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will visit 1,000-bed field hospital established at Expo Centre Lahore for coronavirus patients, ARY News reported on Wednesday. As per details, the filed hospital at Lahore Expo Centre for COVID-19 patients has been established within nine days. The hospital is meant to isolate and treat confirmed patients of the coronavirus in a safe and secure environment.

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said on Sunday so far, more than 1.77 million needy families have been given Rs12,000 each under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme across the country. Speaking at a media briefing, she said Rs22.46 billion have been disbursed among deserving families under the programme aimed at helping poor people badly affected by the coronavirus lockdown.

Twitter (@BabarNawazKhan7) HARIPUR: Former Member of National Assembly and PML-N leader, Babar Nawaz Khan, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. The PML-N leader had been suffering from severe fever and respiratory problems over the last two days after which his samples were sent to PIMS hospital Islamabad from district hospital Haripur.

LAHORE: The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department said on Sunday that personal protective equipment (PPE) has been provided to five major hospitals in Lahore, ARY News reported. The equipment received from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was handed over to Lahore General Hospital, Mayo Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Children?s Hospital and the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC).

Geo.tv/Files KARACHI: The metropolis' sole power supplier, K-Electric, on Wednesday announced additional relief measures for the consumers amid the coronavirus crisis that has infected more than 700 people in the Sindh province and "is particularly tough for economically vulnerable segments of society". In a statement, the KE said it would now "facilitate customers by using the consumption value of either the previous 11 months? average or the corresponding month last year whichever is 'Lower'" ? changing it from the 'Higher' figure that is mandated in the consumer service manual (CSM).

ISLAMABAD: Faisal Edhi, the head of Edhi Foundation and the son of philanthropist late Abdul Sattar Edhi, has met Prime Minister Imran Khan and donated Rs10 million in PM?s Corona Relief Fund Faisal Edhi has presented a cheque for the donation of Rs10 million in the PM?s relief fund for coronavirus affectees.

ISLAMABAD: Religious cleric Maulana Tariq Jamil called upon Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan at the Prime Minister office in Islamabad on Monday amid fast-spreading coronavirus fears for a consultative meeting, ARY News reported. PM Imran Khan and Maulana Tariq Jamil leading by example took strict precautionary measures in times of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Geo.tv/Files KARACHI: With the looming lockdown in Sindh amid the coronavirus emergency, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Sunday explained what the curfew would entail, among other details. Speaking to Shahzad Iqbal on Geo News' programme, Naya Pakistan, Ghani stressed that it was not a partial lockdown but a "strict and complete" one.