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.
Man convicted of killing B'desh's founding prez arrested
Key Taliban commander killed in foiled attack
  • Key Taliban commander killed in foiled attack(14:32)
    Kabul, April 7 (IANS) A Taliban commander and his bodyguard were killed after security forces foiled an attack in Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday.
Bangladesh restricts gatherings at places of worship
  • Bangladesh restricts gatherings at places of worship(12:14)
    Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has ordered places of worship, including mosques, to restrict the presence of people gathering for prayers amid the coronavirus pandemic due to fears of community transmission of the disease, a media report said.
Islamabad to remain under lockdown for another 8 days
Taliban pulls out of prisoner swap talks with Afghan govt
  • Taliban pulls out of prisoner swap talks with Afghan govt(10:33)
    Kabul, April 7 (IANS) The Taliban on Tuesday said that it was pulling out of prisoner swap talks with the Afghan government over the delay in the release of insurgent leaders that would have kick-started broader peace negotiations under an agreement with the US.
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.
Pak govt cancels Baisakhi celebrations at Gurdwara Punja Sahib
  • Pak govt cancels Baisakhi celebrations at Gurdwara Punja Sahib(09:05)
    Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Pakistan government has cancelled Baisakhi celebrations scheduled to begin on April 14 at the Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Punjab province, in which 3,000 Sikhs from India and 2,000 from elsewhere were to participate.
FATF to review steps taken by Pakistan in June
  • FATF to review steps taken by Pakistan in June(08:56)
    Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Pakistans performance to meet international commitments and standards in the fight against money laundering and terror financing will be reviewed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) at its meeting slated to be held in Beijing on June 21-26, a government official said.
Pak-Afghan border crossings opened temporarily
IEDs continue posing threat to Afghans
  • IEDs continue posing threat to Afghans(14:00)
    Kabul, April 6 (IANS) Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the explosive remnants of war (ERW) kill or maim more than 120 people in Afghanistan every month, authorities said.
COVID-19 prevention measures in SL likely to continue
  • COVID-19 prevention measures in SL likely to continue(12:05)
    Colombo, April 6 (IANS) Stringent measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka is likely to continue until after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which falls on April 14, with constant evaluation of the situation to continue with the support of medical, security and legal expertise, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) said.
Taliban blames US for violating Afghan peace agreement
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.
B'desh announces $8bn stimulus package
  • B'desh announces $8bn stimulus package(15:10)
    Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) Bangladesh on Sunday announced a stimulus package of 727 billion taka ($8 billion) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
More restrictions in Kabul as COVID-19 cases increase
  • More restrictions in Kabul as COVID-19 cases increase(12:15)
    Kabul, April 5 (IANS) Due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Kabul with one virus-related death, the Governor of the Afghan capital said authorities will impose more restrictions in the city to stop the spread of the disease.
Sri Lanka conducts first-ever online tea auctions
  • Sri Lanka conducts first-ever online tea auctions(10:44)
    Colombo, April 5 (IANS) The Colombo Tea Auction, one of largest and oldest ongoing tea auctions in the world, conducted it's first online sessions amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported.
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.
Sindh to hire private counsel to plead Daniel Pearl case appeal
  • Sindh to hire private counsel to plead Daniel Pearl case appeal(09:24)
    Karachi, April 5 (IANS) The Sindh government has decided to hire a private counsel to plead appeal against the provincial high court's order to acquit and release the accused in the case of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was abducted and beheaded in Pakistan 18 years ago, it was reported 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.
B'desh records biggest jump in COVID-19 cases
  • B'desh records biggest jump in COVID-19 cases(15:55)
    Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) The total number of confirmed cases in Bangladesh reached 70 on Saturday with the emergence of nine new cases, the biggest jump in a a 24-hour period, according to a health official.
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.