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Photo: FIles ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique. The apex court approved the bails of the Khawaja brothers against two bonds worth Rs 3 million each. The brothers have been facing a corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
A man wearing a protective mask sits outside the Philippine Stock Exchange at the central business district as the government implements an "enhanced community quarantine" in the country?s main island Luzon to contain the coronavirus, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 17, 2020. ? Photo: Reuters MANILA/SINGAPORE: The Philippine Stock Exchange closed indefinitely on Tuesday while currency and bond trading were suspended, the first shutdown of markets worldwide in response to the coronavirus, with authorities citing risks to the safety of traders.
KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said that there is good chance of sighting the new moon of Shaban 1441 AH on the evening of 25 March. The new moon of Shaban, 1441 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 14-28 PST on 24 March (Tuesday), weather department said in a statement.
Suzy Delair was one of the most celebrated figures of the Paris music hall scene in the 1940s and 1950s French cinema actress Suzy Delair, who shot to fame in two classic movies during the 1940s, has died aged 102, a source close to her said on Monday. Delair, who also was one of the most celebrated figures of the Paris music hall scene in the 1940s and 1950s, died overnight Sunday to Monday in a retirement home, said the source, confirming a report in the Le Point magazine.
Photo: Reuters KARACHI: Health authorities in Sindh on Monday said the total number of coronavirus cases in the province jumped to 150 from 35 after dozens of pilgrims from Iran, kept in quarantine at Sukkur, tested positive for the viral disease while several cases of people-to-people transmission was also reported from Karachi too. Inc said on Monday it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to tackle a surge in online orders, as consumers shop heavily fearing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Amazon said here it would invest over $350 million to raise the pays for these employees in the U.S.
SYDNEY: As Boeing and other US aviation companies angle for billions in assistance, airlines and airport operators globally are suspending dividends, selling airplanes and flying cargo on passenger jets amid plunging demand caused by the pandemic. Boeing Co (BA.N) confirmed it is in talks with senior White House officials and congressional leaders about short-term assistance for the entire US aviation sector, including suppliers, airlines and airports.
Asian markets sank Tuesday as investors struggled to pick themselves off the floor following the previous day?s global bloodbath, which saw Wall Street suffer its worst day in more than three decades as coronavirus sweeps the planet. Despite government and central bank attempts to soothe markets with massive stimulus pledges and interest rate cuts, more countries are going into lockdown to prevent the outbreak?s spread ? bringing the world economy juddering to a halt.
ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will chair the federal cabinet meeting via video link today (Tuesday) to review the situation arising from coronavirus spread in the country as well as the current political, economical situation of the country. As a preventive measure against the coronavirus, the cabinet members will participate in the meeting through the video link.
Photo: File ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday postponed the hearing till tomorrow, Wednesday a petition against the relegation of Geo TV to back numbers by cable operators after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested the Editor-in-Chief of Jang and Geo Media Group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman last week. The hearing into the plea today was presided over by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah.