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Pakistan, Turkey agree to work together against COVID-19

Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work together and reinforce each other's efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Govt to take action against those involved in wheat, sugar crisis

The government will take strict action against those involved in artificial crisis of wheat and sugar after release of Inquiry commission's report on 25th of this month.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in country soar to 4,072

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country have reached to 4,072.

China again calls for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue

China has once again called for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue according to the United Nation resolutions.

Chinese, Pakistani armies hold video conference to share Covid-19 experience

The Pakistani and Chinese armies held a video conference on sharing of experience in the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by Coronavirus.

Planning Minister reaffirms Govt’s commitment to provide all-out facilities to paramedical staff

Planning Minister Asad Umar has reaffirmed the government's commitment to provide all-out facilities to paramedical staff engaged in treatment of Coronavirus-hit patients across the country.

Federal Cabinet meets today to discuss latest situation of coronavirus

Federal Cabinet meets in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

PM makes important changes in federal cabinet

Prime Minister Imran Khan has made important changes in the federal cabinet.

PM directs to make Tiger Force active at provincial level

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed optimism that youth will demonstrate national spirit in this hour of need.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in country soar to 3,864

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country have reached to 3,864.

PM vows to take action against those responsible for sugar, wheat price hike

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the resolve that no powerful lobby will be able to profiteer at the expense of our public.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan reach 3277

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country have reached to 3277.

Govt making strategy to reduce economic impacts of lockdown on lower, middle class: Asad

Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar says the government is making strategy to reduce the economic impacts of lockdown on lower and middle segments of the country.

Payment process under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme to start from Wednesday: Dr. Sania

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar says the payment process under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will start from Wednesday.

Youth affiliated with any political party, could be part of ‘Tiger Force’: Usman Dar

Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar says the youth affiliated with any political party could be the part of Prime Minister’s Tiger Force.

PM calls for coordinated efforts to come out of coronavirus pandemic scenario

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for coordinated efforts to come out of coronavirus pandemic scenario.

National Command & Control Centre has pivotal role in control of coronavirus situation: Dr. Zafar

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza says National Command and Control Centre has a pivotal role in control of coronavirus in the country and it is a testament of national

Govt lifts restriction on construction industry to benefit labor community: Asad Umar

Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar says the government has lifted the restriction on construction industry to benefit the labour community attached with this sector.

Shehryar lauds PM’s initiatives to facilitate deserving people amid coronavirus crisis

Minister of State for SAFRON and Narcotics Control, Shehryar Khan Afridi has lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiatives to facilitate the poor segments of the society amid coronavirus crisis.

Govt trying to maintain balance between lockdown, hunger and economy: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says government is walking on tightrope in maintaining balance between a lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19 and ensuring people do not die of hunger and economy does not

Pakistan decides to allow exit of Afghan nationals

The government has decided to allow the exit of Afghan nationals in Pakistan, wishing to go back to their country.

Dr. Sania asks citizens to send SMS carrying CNIC number to 8171 to check eligibility status

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar has asked citizens to send an SMS carrying their CNIC number to 8171 to check their eligibility status to

PM reviews steps taken for prevention of coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Lahore on a one-day visit this afternoon where he would be given a briefing on the steps taken with regard to the coronavirus.

PM reiterates Govt's resolve to win fight against Covid-19 with support of nation

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated the government's resolve to win fight against Coronavirus pandemic with the support of the nation.

Millions of SMS received for cash grant under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program: Dr. Sania

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr. Sania Nishtar has said they have started receiving millions of SMS on 8171 for the twelve thousand cash grant under Eh

FO Spokesperson for accurate reporting by media in this challenging time

Foreign Office Spokesperson, Aisha Farooqui has stressed the need of accurate reporting by media at this challenging time.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan soar to 2,110

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan has reached to 2110.

World Bank approves additional financing of $700m for Dasu power project

The World Bank has approved 700 million US dollars additional financing to help Pakistan generate low-cost, renewable energy to provide affordable electricity supply to users.

Media playing role of vanguard in fight against coronavirus: Firdous

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says the government will continue providing all possible facilities for promotion of independent and responsi

PM to inaugurate upgradation project of Cantonment General Hospital Rawalpindi today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the upgradation project of Cantonment General Hospital Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

FM Qureshi phones Saudi counterpart discuss coronavirus pandemic

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud and held detailed discussion regarding the challenge posed by coronavirus to the global communit

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan soar to 1938

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan has reached to 1938.

Comprehensive arrangements made to keep essential industry running: Hammad

Minister for Economic Affairs, Hammad Azhar says comprehensive arrangements have been made to ensure sufficient production and supply of all essential items in the country.

12 more coronavirus labs to be established: Chairman NDMA

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan that presently, 20 coronavirus testing laboratories are fully functional whereas 12 more would be established soon.

FM urges world to restructure debts of third world countries to help them fight coronavirus

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the international community to restructure the debts of third world countries to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Federal Cabinet restores food goods transport in country

The Federal Cabinet, which met in Islamabad today (Tuesday) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, decided to restore food goods transport in all four provinces keeping in view prevailing Corona

Govt closely monitoring coronavirus spread at National, Int’l level: FM

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said government is closely monitoring coronavirus spread at National and International level.

President expresses deep grief over death of Mir Javed-ur-Rehman

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Jang Group's Chairman and Publisher Mir Javed-ur-Rehman.

Federal Cabinet reviews situation arising out of coronavirus

A meeting of federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan is in progress in Islamabad.

Govt will extend support to every segment of society to cope with coronavirus: Dr. Sania

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar has said the government will extend support to every segment of the society to cope with the challenge p

Govt launches Corona Helpline on Whatsapp

The federal government has launched a whatsapp helpline in seven languages to ensure dissemination of necessary information regarding coronavirus across the country.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 1865

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pakistan has soared to 1865.

PM announces establishment of Corona Relief Tiger Force

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to get united to make the fight against coronavirus successful.

PM vows to provide relief to all sectors of national economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan has underscored the government's resolve to take all-out steps to provide possible relief to people and every sector of the economy in difficult hour in the face of Coronavir

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 1717

The confirmed Coronavirus infection cases in the country have reached to 1717.

Govt launches Corona Helpline on Whatsapp

Government has launched Corona Helpline on Whatsapp.

ECC approves fiscal stimulus package of Rs1.2 trillion

Economic Coordination Committee has approved the fiscal stimulus package of 1.2 trillion rupees.

Number of coronavirus patients recovering to increase in coming days: Zafar

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has expressed optimism that number of persons recovering from coronavirus in the country will increase in the coming days.

PM to announce roadmap today to ensure food supplies countrywide

Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a comprehensive roadmap today to ensure uninterrupted food supplies across the country.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 1625

The total tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has soared to 1625.