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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed all commanders to take maximum necessary measures to assist civil administration for safety and well-being of the people in wake of coronavirus, ISPR said in a statement. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, all medical facilities of the Armed Forces are operationalized and geared up to meet any eventuality to deal with the pandemic.
RAWALPINDI: India troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Tuesday. According to ISPR, the Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing with heavy weapons in Shahkot sector along LoC. Pakistan Army responded effectively targeting Indian posts which initiated fire, inflicted heavy losses on enemy in terms of men and material, reads the statement by ISPR.
PESHAWAR: Adviser to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Local government affairs Kamran Bangash on Tuesday said that the female employees of the local government are sent on holidays till April 01 as virus tally in the country has reached 193, ARY NEWS reported. He said that the women employees are asked to stay at home from tomorrow while the school directorate of the local government would also remain shut aimed at taking preventive measures to tackle the spread of the virus.
KARACHI: At least three diagnostic laboratories have been sealed for performing fake coronavirus test and swindling money from people in Karachi, ARY News reported. According to the details, Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) conducted raids in different areas of the metropolis and found that these diagnostic laboratories were only swindling money from the people in the name of coronavirus tests.
KARACHI: 696 more pilgrims put in quarantine at Taftan border upon return from Iran will be arriving in Sukkur tomorrow (Wednesday), a spokesperson for the Sindh government said. He said the pilgrims will leave the Taftan isolation centre today at 6 pm. The spokesman said the Sindh chief minister has issued directives for the Sukkur commissioner to make necessary arrangements in this regard.
KARACHI: Bloodbath continues at Pakistan Stock Exchange as KSE-100 index dropped by over 1000 points in intraday trading, ARY News reported. The PSX lost 1068 points and currently trading at the level of 32,617. The PSX on Monday market halted trade for 45 minutes-the fourth time after the index suffered another major loss.
ISLAMABAD: Urging the masses to adopt preventive measures against novel coronavirus, Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Noorul Haq Qadri on Tuesday said that collective efforts were needed to combat the pandemic, ARY News reported. Talking to journalists, Noorul Haq Qadri urged all segments of the society to come forward and play its national role in combating coronavirus, adding that the government alone cannot do anything.
LONDON: Oil fell below $30 a barrel on Tuesday, trading close to its lowest in more than four years, as the coronavirus pandemic hit demand and Saudi Arabia raised output to a record as it battles with Russia for market share. Countries including the United States and Canada, along with nations in Europe and Asia, are taking unprecedented steps to contain the virus, curbing demand for crude and products such as gasoline and jet fuel.
LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review measures to tackle spread of coronavirus in the province as five more cases were reported today, bringing the tally to six in the province, ARY NEWS reported. A team was formed under the provincial finance minister to review economic fallout from the virus while committees would also be formed under concerned deputy commissioners comprising of civil society members to raise awareness regarding the preventive measures at the district level.
ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh will chair a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Wednesday (tomorrow), ARY NEWS reported. The meeting would mull over a five-point agenda including the tabling of a summary from the ministry of commerce and industry clarifying the decision to export sugar.