F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing &Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that no official Iftar party will be held during Ramazan due to coronavirus outbreak. He said that the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had also confirmed that the no Iftar…

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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday constituted an eleven member ad-hoc council headed by Justice (retd) Ejaz Afzal Khan to run the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, passed the order on the request of the federal government. Justice Ijazul Ahsan read out the…

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KABUL (Agencies): An amateur artist in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is sewing masks and donating them to people in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Amanullah Kaliwaal, 30, lives in Kabul, where he gets up every morning to produce face masks using his small sewing machine. Masks and protective clothing are…

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Monitoring Desk HONG KONG: Asian markets fell on Thursday following overnight woes on Wall Street as more negative US economic data fuelled worries about the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic. There had already been a spate of grim economic forecasts this week, with the IMF warning of the worst global downturn in a century,…

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F.P. Report LAKKI MARWAT: Prices of fruits and vegetables have shot up in Lakki city and other towns of the district as the lockdown was extended by the government. During a visit to several shops, Dawn learnt that prices of vegetable had gone beyond the purchasing limit of citizens.  Vegetables like lady finger (okra) and…

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Jamal Qamar BANNU: District administration of Bannu on Wednesday imposed fine on 20 shopkeepers for violating the government’s ban which has been enforced to stop spread of coronavirus. On the directives of Deputy Commissioner Zubair Khan Niazi, Additional Assistant Commissioner Shaukat Khan paid visit to bazaar and fined 20 shopkeepers who had opened their outlets…

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F.P. Report KARACHI: The owners and chief executive officers of private hospitals and leading doctors of the country have urged Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to extend lockdown after April 14, otherwise spread of coronavirus could not be controlled. This emerged on Tuesday during a meeting Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah…

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Christina Lin The new coronavirus has plunged the world into a pandemic crisis, and has resurrected years-long debates and worrying questions about US biodefense policy. These include the rapid proliferation of high-containment germ labs since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and ongoing governance problems with these labs. Before 1990, there were only two…

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Monitoring Desk Algiers: As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa’s largest country. An Air Algerie plane arrived in the capital Algiers from Beijing on March 27 carrying a 13-member Chinese medical team and equipment, including…

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