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Second wave of Covid-19 grips Pakistan

Second wave of Covid-19 grips Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative  Islamabad: The second wave of novel coronavirus has gripped Pakistan, compelling the government to again close down the educational institutions, impose a ban on visiting the shrines, curtail the business timings and strike ‘smart lockdown’ in specific areas identified as hubs of the pandemic. Pakistan recorded the highest single-day […]

Let the Korean nation reunite

Let the Korean nation reunite

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Today we are discussing the 70th anniversary of the Korean War that divided a nation described by the Great Poet of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore as ‘The Future Lamp of the Asia’. For hundreds of years, Korea had been a battleground for rival nations, but the last century – possibly […]

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 20,987 on Monday after hundreds of new infections were confirmed in the country. There had been sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the country during last three weeks, as the number of positive cases was about 5000 with a […]

COVID-19: Over 5400 cases, 94 deaths reported in Pakistan 

COVID-19: Over 5400 cases, 94 deaths reported in Pakistan 

  By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Islamabad: The number of confirmed coronavirus positive cases across Pakistan surged to 5415 while the death toll is 94, according to official data released on Monday noon. The province-wise breakup of the total number of cases is: Sindh 1,452, Punjab 2,594, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 744, Balochistan 230, Islamabad Capital Territory […]

Lockdown declared in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

Lockdown declared in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative Karachi: The Punjab government on Monday decided to enforce lockdown in the entire province for next 14 days to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus. The decision was taken by the cabinet committee. Earlier, the provincial government of Sindh declared lockdown across the province on Tuesday closing all the restaurants, […]

Coronavirus grips Sindh province of Pakistan

Coronavirus grips Sindh province of Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Karachi: Southern Sindh province has highest number of coronavirus patients compared to other provinces of Pakistan, as 20 new cases were diagnosed in a single day on Sunday raising the tally to 37. According to the official press release issued from the office of Chief Minister of the province, 13 […]

War against Coronavirus: Pakistan shuts educational institutions, seals border with Afghanistan, Iran

War against Coronavirus: Pakistan shuts educational institutions, seals border with Afghanistan, Iran

  By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan is all set to completely seal its western border with Afghanistan and Iran from Monday March 16, 2020 to prevent the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, a notification issued from the interior ministry said on Friday. The decision comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting […]

28 killed, 65 injured as heavy rains lash Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

28 killed, 65 injured as heavy rains lash Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Islamabad: At least twenty-eight people, mostly children, have been killed so far and 65 others injured as heavy rains lashed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to the Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Monday. The death toll has risen from 17 on Saturday to 28 on Monday due to the recent […]

Two more coronavirus cases detected in Pakistan

Two more coronavirus cases detected in Pakistan

  By Nasir Aijjaz The AsiaN Representative Islamabad/Karachi: Two more cases of the coronavirus have emerged in Pakistan, confirmed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza on Saturday. “We have received reports of two more positive cases of coronavirus, one has been reported in Sindh province, and the other in federal […]

Balochistan shuts schools till March 15 after two coronavirus cases confirmed

Balochistan shuts schools till March 15 after two coronavirus cases confirmed

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Quetta/Karachi/Islamabad: Schools and other educational institutions throughout Balochistan province of Pakistan willremain closed till March 15 as part of the measures being taken to prevent coronavirus spread and for the safety of children, the provincial government said in a notification issued Wednesday. The notification stated that all public and private educational institutes, as […]

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