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Imran wins trust vote, opposition says step down

Imran wins trust vote, opposition says step down

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday comfortably won a trust vote in the National Assembly, boycotted by the Opposition, days after the ruling party’s high-profile candidate suffered an embarrassing defeat in the hotly-contested Senate elections. Khan secured 178 votes in the 342-member lower house of Parliament during a special session called after he […]

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Imran bats for electoral reforms, fair elections

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that his government will introduce electoral reforms and electronic voting machines to ensure fair and transparent elections in the country. Delivering a speech after winning a trust vote in the National Assembly, the cricketer-turned-politician said his government plans to introduce electronic voting, enabling millions of Pakistanis […]

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Imran criticized for meeting Army, ISI chiefs

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Opposition has criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for meeting the chiefs of Pakistan Army and the powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party suffered a humiliating defeat in a closely-contested Senate election, saying institutions should restrict themselves to the constitutional and lawful role. Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed […]

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Fighting Covid-19: Pak to rely on herd immunity, won’t buy vaccines

Fighting Covid-19: Pak to rely on herd immunity, won’t buy vaccines

Islamabad: Pakistan is not planning to buy vaccines anytime soon as it aims to tackle the COVID-19 challenge through herd immunity and donated vaccines from friendly countries like China, authorities have said. So far, four vaccines Sinophram (China), Oxford-AstraZeneca (UK), Sputnik-V (Russia) and Cansino Bio (China) have been registered in the country. National Health Service […]

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Covid vaccine: Canada vaccine panel recommends 4 months gap between doses

Covid vaccine: Canada vaccine panel recommends 4 months gap between doses

Toronto: A national panel of vaccine experts in Canada recommended Wednesday that provinces extend the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot to four months to quickly inoculate more people amid a shortage of doses in Canada. A number of provinces said they would do just that. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also expressed […]

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17% of food production globally wasted: UN Report

New York: Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout. It’s a familiar routine for many and indicative of habits that contribute to a global food waste problem that a new United Nations report says needs to be better measured so that it can be effectively addressed. The UN report […]

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Remove ex-ISI chief’s name from no-fly list: Pak Court to govt

Islamabad: A high court in Pakistan on Thursday asked the government to remove the name of former spy master Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani from the no-fly list. Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah gave the directive while hearing a petition by 80-year-old Durrani seeking removal of his name from the Exit Control […]

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COVID-19: Recovered people showing faster antibody response to Covishield vaccine

COVID-19: Recovered people showing faster antibody response to Covishield vaccine

New Delhi: Those who have recovered from COVID-19 respond faster to the Covishield vaccine and reach high antibody levels, says a study, leading to hopes that they may not need a second dose and therefore help widen India’s corona immunisation cover. The study on the immune response to Covishield was carried out by researchers from […]

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US will be able to vaccinate all adults by end of May: Biden

Washington: President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the US expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. The announcement comes as the […]

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70 years of bilateral ties: Pak, China launch year-long celebrations

70 years of bilateral ties: Pak, China launch year-long celebrations

Islamabad: All-weather allies Pakistan and China on Tuesday launched year-long activities to celebrate 70 years of the establishment of their diplomatic ties. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi formally commenced the activities through a virtual ceremony simultaneously held in Islamabad and Beijing. The Foreign Office (FO) said that the […]

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