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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 […]

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 […]

Pakistan pays $93.5 million to Russia in trade dispute

Pakistan pays $93.5 million to Russia in trade dispute

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan has settled a 40 year old trade dispute with Russia as Islamabad paid $93.5 million to Moscow, Pakistani media reported Wednesday. The issue was a major hurdle in boosting the country’s trade ties with Russia. The dispute resolution is likely to improve trade between the two countries, an […]

Deliveries of Pakistan-assembled Hyundai Porter commence

Deliveries of Pakistan-assembled Hyundai Porter commence

The AsiaN Bureau, Pakistan Karachi: Hyundai Nishat Motor (Private) Limited has commenced the deliveries of its locally assembled Hyundai Porter H-100 Pickup, after the bookings were announced open on 3rd December 2019. The first locally assembled vehicle was delivered to its customer at a special event held at a local dealership on January 13, 2020. […]

71 dead as severe cold grips Pakistan

71 dead as severe cold grips Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The death toll from snow and rain-related incidents jumped to 71 on Tuesday as severe cold weather spell continued across the country bringing life to a standstill. More deaths are feared as according to weather forecast the current cold spell will continue for another couple of days. Most of […]

Pakistan launches healthcare program for transgender community

Pakistan launches healthcare program for transgender community

By Nasir Aija AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a healthcare program for the transgender community of Pakistan, stressing on the need to correct the toxic views we hold about trans people. Addressing a ceremony here in the federal capital, the prime minister said: “We will take responsibility and extend Health Cards […]

Death sentence to Musharraf: Pakistan army unhappy over court verdict

Death sentence to Musharraf: Pakistan army unhappy over court verdict

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said that it was in “a lot of pain and anguish” over the sentencing to death of former military leader General (R) Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case. “An ex-army chief, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and President of Pakistan, who […]

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