Pak SC sets aside orders on prisoner release due to pandemic
  • Pak SC sets aside orders on prisoner release due to pandemic(15:12)
    Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order, recalling the bails granted to under-trial prisoners by the high courts of Sindh and Islamabad and ordered authorities to arrest all detainees who had been released due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Imran reshuffles federal cabinet
  • Imran reshuffles federal cabinet(10:22)
    Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has reshuffled the federal cabinet by changing portfolios and making fresh appointments in different Ministries and Ministerial Departments, his office said.
Islamabad HC declares overcrowding in jails unconstitutional
  • Islamabad HC declares overcrowding in jails unconstitutional(08:36)
    Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared that overcrowding in jails was unconstitutional and ruled that a prisoner can sue the government and prison authorities for inhumane treatment during incarceration, it was reported on Monday.
PIA halts flight operations from Karachi
  • PIA halts flight operations from Karachi(08:24)
    Karachi, April 6 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended its flight operations from Karachi in view of the Sindh governments "forcible" quarantining of its pilots over fear that they might be coronavirus carriers, a media report said.
Pak cleric, 6 others booked for violating govt order
  • Pak cleric, 6 others booked for violating govt order(13:15)
    Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) A case has been registered against Pakistani cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz and six others for disobeying a government order imposed against prayer congregations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it was reported on Sunday.
Pak gives stranded Afghans 4-day window to leave
  • Pak gives stranded Afghans 4-day window to leave(09:40)
    Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) At the special request of the Afghanistan government, Pakistan has decided to allow a four-day window to stranded Afghan nationals wishing to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Sunday.
IMF may delay release of 3rd tranche to Pak: Report
  • IMF may delay release of 3rd tranche to Pak: Report(08:44)
    Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) might delay the release of a third tranche worth $450 million for Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said on Sunday.
'COVID-19 cases in Pak may top 50,000 by April end'
  • 'COVID-19 cases in Pak may top 50,000 by April end'(08:33)
    Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan might be over 50,000 by the end of April — 2,392 critical patients needing intensive care, 7,024 serious patients and 41,482 others who would have mild symptoms and just require isolation at their homes, the Supreme Court was informed.
Pak Senator urges UN to probe if COVID-19 is man-made
  • Pak Senator urges UN to probe if COVID-19 is man-made(13:36)
    Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Rehman Malik has urged the UN to form a high-powered commission to probe if the COVID-19 was a man-made or a naturally grown virus and also to locate its origin, a media report said on Saturday.
Islamabad HC allows turning hotels into quarantine centres
  • Islamabad HC allows turning hotels into quarantine centres(08:26)
    Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given a nod to turning three- and four-star hotels into �quarantine centres where the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has planned to keep coronavirus patients, a media report said on Saturday.