F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday has reported 20 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases have surged to 1650 as 508 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 144 in Balochistan, 618 in Punjab, 195 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 128 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 51 in Islamabad and six in Azad…

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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday suspended all decisions taken by high courts regarding the release of under-trial prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak. The apex court also directed the provincial governments and the high courts to refrain from issuing any further directives. A five-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Umar…

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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari has sent a Rs1 billion defamation notice to PML-N stalwart Khawaja Asif over allegations that the PM’s aide used his influence to allow pilgrims from Iran to return to the country via Taftan without fulfilling proper requirements. In the notice, a…

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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee has approved the fiscal stimulus package of 1.2 trillion rupees. Meeting of the ECC was held in Islamabad on Monday with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair. ECC approved Supplementary Grant of 100 billion rupees for the “Residual/Emergency Relief Fund” in…

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Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has reported two deaths due to the ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus. A 60-year-old man hailing from Tangmarg area of Baramulla district died early this morning. A doctor said the man was referred from SMHS hospital and had tested positive only yesterday. Kashmiri media sources have claimed that…

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