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Coronavirus tightens grip on Pakistan with 54 deaths, 3918 total cases

April 7, 2020 – 3:57 pm

LAHORE : Pakistan on Tuesday has reported 54 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 3918.


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BALOCHISTAN

Police fines over 5000 people for violating lockdown in Quetta

QUETTA : Authorities in Quetta are strictly dealing with violators of section 144 and fined over 5000 people in last 15 days for violating coronavirus lockdown.

By Web Desk April 7, 2020 – 5:42 pm

Balochistan extends lockdown till April 21

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has extended the lockdown till April 21 amid fear of spread of coroavirus which could lead to “devastating consequences”, said the official notification on Monday.

April 7, 2020 – 1:40 am

Coronavirs: Balochistan Cabinet reiterates to assist daily wagers, poor

QUETTA: Provincial Cabinet meeting on Monday presided by Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan Aliyani urged people of Balochistan to cut-down social contact and stay homes following rapid spread of Novel Coronavirus in Balochistan vowing to fully help daily wagers and poor families effected by province-wise lockdown.

April 7, 2020 – 1:35 am

EDITORAL

Inadequate facilities

It’s hard to believe, but in just a week, normal life in Pakistan has ground to a halt. Businesses deemed nonessential by the government are closed or closing. Classrooms sit empty. Streets are eerily quiet and freeways unimaginably clear. As Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Saturday announced to continue protest against what they claimed provincial government not willing to provide safety kits for doctors performing duties in Sheikh Zahid Hospital and treating Novel Coronavirus patients. In order to record its protest the YDA has locked down the office of Medical Superintendent

April 7, 2020

Extension of lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new reality. And the most salient feature is that the world is heading for a depression. National Coordination Committee (NCC) at its meet ing in Islamabad on Wednesday took a realistic assess ment of the ground situation and decided to extend the period of the restrictions imposed as precautionary measures amid the Corona Virus outbreak in the country.

April 4, 2020

The worst isn’t over yet

The federal cabinet on Tuesday reviewed and approved a Rs1.2-trillion economic relief package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan last week as the number of confirmed cases rise exponentially.

April 3, 2020

EDITOR'S BLOG

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OPINION

Road Crashes on rise in Balochistan
By Manzoor Mosiani – April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019 – 2:25 am

Road accidents have increased in the province of Balochistan; the other day accident at Kakaheer, Wadh, Khuzdar, left seven dead and fifteen maimed as a Dumper truck collided with a passenger bus bound to Karachi from Quetta. The rush from and to the provincial capital city – Quetta is a big concern, bumper to bumper traffic is a routine matter,the National Highways are turning dangerous day by day.


PAKISTAN

No grouping in government: Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE ; Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has on Tuesday claimed there are no two groups in government,

By Web Desk – April 7, 2020

SPORTS

Misbah wants players to use break to ‘reinvigorate’ themselves

With cricket coming to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq wants the national team players to think of this break as a “chance to reinvigorate” themselves.

By Web Desk – April 1, 2020