May 2020 Blog Posts (11)

Coronavirus: Transport to resume in Karachi from tomorrow

Sindh News

Karachi Transport Ittehad has decided to resume the public conveyance in the metropolis from June 1 (Monday) amid coronavirus pandemic.   

According to the detials, President of Karachi Transport…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on May 31, 2020 at 2:37am — No Comments

Are Lockdowns Absolutely Necessary to Contain the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Many countries have imposed strict lockdowns to control the spread of coronavirus.  Marko Kolanovic of JP Morgan claims that numbers had declined because the virus "likely has its own dynamics" that are "unrelated to and often inconsistent lockdown measures".  He cites as evidence a number of places whose infection rates, or "R" values, have continued to fall despite restrictions being lifted.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 29, 2020 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

Yom-e-Takbeer: US Efforts to Stop Pakistan Nuclear Tests in May, 1998

"Believe me when I tell you that my heart is with you. I appreciate and would even privately agree with what you're advising us to do (abandon nuclear tests)", said Pakistan's Ex Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to US …
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Added by Riaz Haq on May 28, 2020 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

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.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on May 17, 2020 at 1:00pm — 29 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 — 18 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 — 48 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 — 28 Comments

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 — 22 Comments

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    Falling solar panel prices and soaring rates for grid electricity are driving a renewable power boom in Pakistan. A second factor spurring the growth in clean energy installations is the requirement of major western apparel brands for garments and textile manufacturers to switch to clean energy. As a result, the solar panel imports in the country jumped from 2,800 MW in 2022 to 5,000 MW in 2023, in…

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    Pakistani Stock Market is the World's Best Performing Market in 2024

    Pakistan's KSE-100 shares index topped 80,000 points on Wednesday as stocks climbed more than 600 points, making it the world's best performing stock market. The benchmark KSE-100 index has posted an annual return of 89% during FY24 (July 2023-June 2024) in PKR terms while in US dollar terms, the return was 94%, as the Pakistani rupee appreciated against the US dollar, according to …

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