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Geo.tv/Illustration/Files GUJRANWALA: A generous police constable has distributed cash from his own salary to labourers who were left unemployed owing to the COVID-19 slowdown in the economy. According to a video on social media, the local constable decided to set aside Rs5,000 from his monthly salary and distributed it to the daily-wagers who have been unable to get work due a general sluggishness in business activity.
Mahira Khan urges people to take care of underprivileged as nation fights coronavirus Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan has urged people in a position of power/privilege to take care of the underprivileged as the nation fights the coronavirus pandemic. The Superstar actor took to Twitter and wrote, ?If you are educated, if you can survive a month without work or in a position of power/privilege then this battle is yours more than anyone else?s!?.
Photo: file KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange board convened an emergent meeting on Tuesday to review the measures in place as the equity market witnessed another bloodbath and plunged 7% to close at 28,565 points. ?The board members expressed satisfaction at the smooth functioning of the trading activities during the day and commended the management on implementing robust business continuity measures over the last 2 weeks,? a statement from the bourse said.
Usman Buzdar addressing a press conference on March 25, 2020. ? Geo News/Screengrab via Geo.tv Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Wednesday said that nearly 600 people in the Dera Ghazi Khan quarantine facility were being sent home after they tested negative for coronavirus. Speaking at a press conference, Buzdair said: ?I am giving you all some good news.
ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has unveiled the emergency economic plan finalised by the federal government amid the crisis of coronavirus pandemic, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad today, expressed fear of more impacts on the national economy due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic that has also disturbed economic activities including exports and remittances.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Thursday (tomorrow) to review the measures taken by the government to curb the novel coronavirus, ARY News reported. According to the details, the meeting will discuss various proposals to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, including imposition of curfew and suspension of transport service across the country and its impact on the economy.
?Take care of everybody around you,? Ayeza Khan urges fans Ayeza Khan has urged the fans to take care of all our surroundings and feed the street dogs, cats, pigeons, and other animals as well amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Mere Paas Tum Ho actress took to Instagram and shared a throwback selfie with pigeons in the back and wrote, ?Me janti hn hum sabkay freezers and kitchens is time over loaded hai, halaat jo b ho par bhook tu lagegi or food is the only entertainment we have these days (I know everyone?s freezers and kitchens are overloaded at this time.
BEIJING: After a months-long lockdown, China lifted tough restrictions on the province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, as the country reported no new local cases. But there were another 47 imported infections from overseas, the National Health Commission said, as the number of cases brought into the country continued to swell.
Pakistan has strongly condemned the "heinous terrorist attack" on a gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Kabul on Wednesday. ?Such despicable attacks have no political, religious or moral justification and must be rejected outright,? said the Foreign Office in a statement. The FO said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in "all its forms and manifestations", adding that all places of worship must be respected.
KARACHI: The Karachi Dairy Farmers Association has announced to decrease milk prices in the metropolis following the situation that emerged after the coronavirus pandemic. As per details, the dairy farmers have decided to reduce milk prices by Rs6 to Rs90 per litre. They said that they’re doing it voluntarily to help people.