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Pakistan's Computer Services Exports Jump 26% Amid COVID19 Lockdown

Pakistan's computer services exports soared 26% in March, 2020 over the same month last year. This growth occurred in spite of the coronavirus lockdown that began on March 23, 2020. The nation's total services exports fell 17% in the same month.

The ICT services exports bucked the overall down trend in Pakistan's exports. The country exported computer service…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 17, 2020 at 1:29pm — 12 Comments

Trump Picks Muslim American Expert to Lead Covid-19 Vaccine Effort

President Donald Trump has picked renowned Moroccan-born Muslim American immunologist Dr. Moncef Mohamed Slaoui to  lead  Operation Warp Speed, America's COVID-19 vaccine program. Trump has compared this vaccine effort with the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb in the 1940s.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 16, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Pakistan: Coronavirus, Lives and Livelihoods

Coronavirus infection rates and deaths in Pakistan are among the lowest in the world while the continuing lockdown is causing enormous damage to the nation's economy and livelihoods, according to government data. Health ministry data shows that fewer than a thousand lives have been lost to the disease in the country since the start of COVID19 infections more than two months ago. Meanwhile, millions of…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 15, 2020 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

حیدرآباد: کورونا سے جاں بحق ڈاکٹر کی اہلیہ اور بیٹے میں بھی وائرس کی تصدیق

Pakistan Urdu News

حیدرآباد میں کورونا وائرس کے مشتبہ مریض ڈاکٹر نوشاد کی موت کے بعد ان کی بیوہ اور  10 سال کے بیٹے کا بھی کورونا ٹیسٹ مثبت آ گیا ہے۔ 

ڈسٹرکٹ ہیلتھ آفیسر (ڈی ایچ…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on May 14, 2020 at 4:40am — No Comments

Renewable Energy in Pakistan: 15.2% of Households Use Solar

Solar panel installations in Pakistani homes are rising rapidly. Pakistan PSLM/HIES 2018-19 survey results reveal that 15.2% of all households are using solar panels as a source of energy for their homes.  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province leads the nation with 40% of all households using solar energy. Rural Pakistan is embracing solar power at a faster rate than Urban Pakistan. Adoption of solar in rural areas of KP is at…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 12, 2020 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Hyderabad: Hilal e Ahmer Hospital doctor dies of suspected COVID-19 infection



Dr. Naushad Hussain, a suspected coronavirus patient working at Hilal e Ahmer Hospital located in Hyderabad passed away on Tuesday.…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on May 12, 2020 at 2:36am — No Comments

CAREC: More Landlocked States Look to Pakistan's Gwadar Port

Uzbekistan is the third landlocked state in recent years to request the use of Pakistani ports for trade, according to media reports.  The Central Asian nation has asked to join Quadrilateral Traffic in Transit Agreement (QTTA) to make use of Karachi and Gwadar ports for its trade operations. Current members of QTTA are China, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Afghanistan is not a member of QTTA but it currently uses Gwadar and Karachi ports under Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 10, 2020 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Survey Finds Overwhelming Majority in Pakistan Satisfied With Imran Khan's Handling of Coronavirus Crisis

An overwhelming 81% majority of Pakistanis are satisfied with Federal Government performance in responding to coronavirus pandemic, way up from 61% who expressed satisfaction in March, according to a recent Gallup Pakistan survey. These numbers reflect Pakistan's much flatter disease curve compared with most other nations, including highly developed ones, that have seen a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases and…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 6, 2020 at 8:00pm — 15 Comments

International Telecommunications Union Ranks Pakistan Regulator Among Top 5 in Asia Pacific

International Communications Union has ranked Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) among top 5 regulators in Asia Pacific region.  Pakistan's ICT regulations are 4th generation (G4), more advanced than India's and Bangladesh's 3rd generation (G3) regulations, according to the ITU report titled “Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2020 (GIRO)”. Only 8% states have managed to achieve G4 status of the 38 economies ranked in Asia-Pacific region. G4 regulations address both economic and social…

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 28, 2020 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Will Coronavirus Pandemic End in Summer Months of May and June?

A study by researchers at a Singapore University predicts that the current coronavirus pandemic will end in the months of May and June. Specifically, the researchers forecast that 97% of the pandemic will end around May 11 in the United States, May 21 in India and June 8 in Pakistan.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 26, 2020 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Coronavirus Pandemic Humbles World’s Great Powers

Covid19 pandemic has brought the world to its knees. It has humbled some of the most powerful nations on earth. It has paralyzed the global economy. It is believed to have started in China, the newest superpower. …

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 24, 2020 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Incomes of Pakistan's Poorest Rising Faster Than Richest Pakistanis'

Pakistan Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM/HIES) of 2018-19 has revealed that the incomes of the poorest Pakistanis are rising much faster than the those of their richest counterparts. The survey measures changes in incomes, expenditures and living…

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 23, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan's Internet Traffic Jumps Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Internet traffic in Pakistan has surged 15% amid COVID-19 lockdown, according to Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA). This spike has occurred in spite the fact that Netflix and YouTube have reduced their bandwidth requirements during the current health crisis.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 20, 2020 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Death Toll Rises to 159 as Coronavirus infects in Pakistan

Sindhi News



Pakistan on Sunday has reported 159 deaths from novel…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on April 19, 2020 at 4:44am — No Comments

Will Summer Sunshine Suppress Coronavirus Pandemic?

Preliminary results of a US Government study reveal that the sunlight quickly destroys COVID19, the novel coronavirus. The study found that the risk of “transmission from surfaces outdoors is lower during daylight” and under higher temperature and humidity conditions, according to Yahoo News. This latest work reinforces the conclusions of "Will Coronavirus Pandemic Diminish by Summer?", a recent paper written…

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Added by Riaz Haq on April 18, 2020 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Global corona infections rise to 2,259,705 with 154,422 deaths

Breaking News

In spite of the lockdown, coronavirus continues to spread and target lives across the globe and force people to stay at home. The number of officially confirmed cases globally has crossed 2 million…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on April 18, 2020 at 3:44am — No Comments

TeleSchool, educational television channel to start transmission from today

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The Teleschool, a new educational television channel, will start transmission today (Tuesday).

A day…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on April 16, 2020 at 4:13am — No Comments

216 more coronavirus cases emerge in Punjab, pushing provincial tally to 3,232

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Punjab on Thursday has reported 216 additional coronavirus cases bringing the provincial tally to…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on April 16, 2020 at 4:01am — No Comments

Step to ease lockdown did not mean corona pandemic challenge was over: SAPM Firdous

Breaking News

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said that the step to ease coronavirus lockdown did not mean that the challenge of corona…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on April 16, 2020 at 3:56am — No Comments

National Food Security minister Fakhar Imam calls on PM Khan

Pakistan English News

Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam on Thursday has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.

According to sources, both the leaders discussed the matters…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on April 16, 2020 at 3:53am — No Comments

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    Pakistan's Computer Services Exports Jump 26% Amid COVID19 Lockdown

    Pakistan's computer services exports soared 26% in March, 2020 over the same month last year. This growth occurred in spite of the coronavirus lockdown that began on March 23, 2020. The nation's total services exports fell 17% in the same month.

    The ICT services exports bucked the overall down trend in Pakistan's exports. The country exported computer service…

    Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on May 17, 2020 at 1:29pm — 12 Comments

    Trump Picks Muslim American Expert to Lead Covid-19 Vaccine Effort

    President Donald Trump has picked renowned Moroccan-born Muslim American immunologist Dr. Moncef Mohamed Slaoui to  lead  Operation Warp Speed, America's COVID-19 vaccine program. Trump has compared this vaccine effort with the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb in the 1940s.…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on May 16, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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