The risk from locusts attacks in the coming days is high with more locusts entering Pakistan from India, Afghanistan, Africa, Iran, and Oman. ? AFP/File Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam on Friday said that July will bring with it a new threat of locust swarms, with more of the pests entering Pakistan from Africa, Iran, Oman, Afghanistan and India.

KARACHI: Decrying a lack of support from the Centre to tackle locusts attacks, the Sindh government has decided to register a protest with the federal government over the issue, ARY News reported. Sindh Minister for Agriculture Ismail Rahoo said swarms of locusts have entered Sindh and Balochistan from the neighbouring countries of India and Iran.

LAHORE: Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif submitted a plea on Friday to expedite the defamation suit filed against Prime Minister Imran Khan, who made a controversial statement against the PML-N leader two years ago in relation to the Panama Papers case. The PML-N president submitted the miscellaneous plea to a sessions court in Lahore, where Judge Sohail Anjum heard the petition.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has witnessed a surge in coronavirus count with 170 new cases, taking the tally to 2,104 while 82 patients recovered from COVID-19 pandemic, according to the national dashboard. The latest statistics of the national dashboard stated 10 patients remained in critical condition after 26 reported deaths in different parts of the country.

Dr Sana Fatima, Dr Naeem Akhtar. ? Twitter Four doctors succumbed to the coronavirus in Pakistan over the past 24 hours as the country's infections surged past 64,000 on Friday, Geo News reported. Dr Sana Fatima, who worked at a private hospital in Lahore, a psychologist in Gunjrawala, Naeem Akhtar, Dr Khanzada who hailed from Afghanistan but was working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Incharge BMC trauma centre Dr Zubair Zubair Ahmed, all succumbed to the infection.

Shahbaz Gill appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication on May 13, 2020. ? ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday appointed PTI member Shahbaz Gill as his special assistant on political communication. PM appoints Shahbaz Gill as SAPM on Political Communication on May 13, 2020. ? Handout/

Axact still in business, claims ex-FBI head of diploma scam task force. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: A former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the United States has alerted the Pakistani mission in Washington about the possible resurgence of a Karachi-based information technology firm invovled in selling fake academic degrees, The News reported on Monday. LAHORE: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday demanded petrol price be set at Rs70 per litre, stressing that it will not have any negative impact on the government especially as international oil prices have sunk tremendously. The underprivileged people should be taken care of, Shehbaz said, adding that labourers, daily-wagers, and people from the lower-middle-class deserved help.

Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: File Registration for Prime Minister Imran Khan's 'Corona Relief Tigers' youth team will start from March 31, the Youth Affairs Ministry announced on Saturday. According to the ministry, citizens would be able to volunteer for the force through the PM Office portal by filling out a digital form.

RAWALPINDI: At least two more patients suffering from novel coronavirus died in Punjab here on Monday, ARY News reported. As per details, one of the deceased belonged to Jhelum and was admitted to Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi, while the other COVID-19 patient hailed from Wah. The total number of deaths by the deadly virus in Punjab has reached eight.