Lt-Gen Afzal said around 1,350 ventilators are being used for corona patients, which is less than half of the total capacity. Covid-19 patients, who are denied beds in hospitals from any part of the country, can register their complaint on 111-157-157. Lt-Gen Afzal said China has provided 100,000 liters of Malathion, and 75,000 liters Lambda, while 50,000 liters of latter will come from Japan. He said NDMA too has ordered to procure 100,000 liters each of these pesticides to undertake spray against locust. “We have also prepared plans to meet any flood situation in coming days,” said the NDMA chief.
May 26, 2020 14:15 UTC
The 27-year-old got hold of a highly venomous Russell's viper which bit his wife, according to policeAfter first failing with a viper, an Indian man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife by letting loose a cobra in her room, police said on Monday. In March, the 27-year-old got hold of a highly venomous Russell’s viper which bit his wife Uthra and left her in hospital for almost two months, police official Ashok Kumar said. While still recuperating at her parents’ house earlier this month, Sooraj obtained a cobra from a snake handler and threw the animal at his sleeping wife. “Sooraj stayed in the same room as Uthra as if nothing had happened. Uthra’s parents became suspicious when Sooraj tried to secure ownership of his wife’s property just days after her death.
May 26, 2020 14:15 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday discussed matters related to the global outbreak of Covid-19 and prospects of enhanced bilateral cooperation to address the situation. The prime minister received a telephonic call from Crown Prince Mohamed in which he shared his condolences on the tragic accident of PIA plane in Karachi causing loss of lives. The two leaders agreed to work closely for effective containment of the coronavirus outbreak and strengthening of bilateral cooperation. The prime minister underscored that without immediate, coordinated and comprehensive actions to create fiscal space, the developing world might have to contend with dire social, political and economic consequences of the pandemic. The crown prince also conveyed his best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Eidul Fitr.
May 26, 2020 13:43 UTC
Virgin Orbit, was founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2012The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, the Virgin Orbit company said. The plane released the rocket cleanly, but the latter developed trouble of unknown origin after igniting its first-stage engine, the company said. The 70-foot (21-meter) Virgin Orbit rocket, named LauncherOne, does not take off from a vertical lift-off, but rather is strapped to the underside of a wing on a converted Boeing 747 named Cosmic Girl. But Virgin Orbit wants to make a less expensive version of the launch. Richard Branson has founded another space company, Virgin Galactic, which is using a similar concept with the goal of taking tourists into space to experience weightlessness some 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.
May 26, 2020 11:15 UTC
Rescue-1122 is said to have recovered the bodiesAt least, eight people were killed in two different road accidents in Khushab and Pattoki on Tuesday. According to details, four family members of the same family including two women when their car collided with a train at railways crossing in Habibabad area of Pattoki. In another accident, four people of a same family including two women and a two-month-old infant were killed when their motor bike fell into Shahpur Sadder Canal in Bakhar area. Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar expressed deep sense of grief and sorrow over loss of precious human lives in tragic accidents. Meanwhile, Director General Rescue Punjab Dr Rizwan Naseer expressed concern over 2,816 road accidents in Punjab on first two days of Eid due to reckless driving after relaxation of lockdown.
May 26, 2020 11:15 UTC
“When I saw the area, I realised that it would be a miracle if they had made it,” he added. The jet fuel set the wreckage ablaze, along with homes and vehicles, sending black smoke into the sky, a Reuters witness said. When he reached the crash site he saw rescuers retrieving bodies and people taking selfies. After scouring the site and failing to find his mother, Ahmed went to look for her in hospitals. He announced he was going to make a second try shortly before the plane crashed, Zubair said from the hospital.
May 26, 2020 10:41 UTC
Bollywood’s 'Bhaijaan' has been keen on up-keeping his musical ventures in lockdownBollywood star Salman Khan has released an Eid 2020 blockbuster for his fans called Bhai Bhai. His latest song Bhai Bhai is a gift to his fans on the occasion of Eid. Wishing his fans on Eid, the Dabangg actor shared, “First of all, Eid Mubarak to everyone. It is called Bhai Bhai as it celebrates the spirit of brotherhood and unity. Eid is the best day to release this as it is also the festival that brings people close to each other.
May 26, 2020 10:06 UTC
Now the home of “The Sopranos,” “The Wire” and “Game of Thrones” is scrambling to catch up with its newfound online rivals, launching its own multi-billion-dollar streaming platform HBO Max this Wednesday. Indeed, HBO Max was supposed to launch with a long-anticipated “Friends” reunion, until the coronavirus ended those plans. Costing $15 a month, HBO Max is the most expensive option, at a time when US unemployment is soaring. Potentially adding to the confusion, HBO Max will run alongside pay-TV service HBO Go, and existing standalone app HBO Now. And others who have “been at home over-watching Netflix, over-watching Disney+” may also be “anxious to try something new,” said Wedbush tech analyst Brad Gastwirth.
May 26, 2020 09:56 UTC
An 11-member investigating team of Airbus reached Pakistan today from France to probe into the PIA plane crashInterior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah on Tuesday assured that a transparent investigation will be conducted into Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft’s crash as per the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “The country lost national assets in the form of precious lives in the plane crash,” he said. “Death of Captain Sajjad Gul is a major loss not only to the PIA but the entire country.”Earlier today, an 11-member investigating team of Airbus reached Pakistan from France to probe into the PIA plane crash. The specialists will visit the plane crash site area in Model Colony and also provide technical assistance to their Pakistani counterparts to probe the reasons for the crash. The team will fly back to France at 10pm tonight after 16-hours of investigation.
May 26, 2020 09:00 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ODI and Twenty20 skipper Babar Azam wants to meet Prime Minister and legendary all-rounder Imran Khan saying he wants to learn the tactics, Kaptaan applied during the 1992 Cricket World Cup. “I had met Imran Khan but there was no talk on cricket. “Human life has far more value than cricket and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will only go ahead with the tour if proper health and safety measure are put in place,” he said. Babar, who scored 3,359 runs in 74 ODIs, also spoke about playing behind closed doors while comparing it with Pakistan’s matches in United Arab Emirates (UAE). “Playing behind closed doors is not ideal because the support from fans is vital for players.
May 26, 2020 09:00 UTC
Two members of Karan Johar’s household staff have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the filmmaker’s statement on Twitter. Johar has announced that although his family and him have tested negative, they will self-isolate for the next 14 days just in case. On Monday, Johar issued a statement that reads: “I would like to inform you that two members of our household staff have tested positive for COVID 19. Recently, the house help of another Bollywood producer, Boney Kapoor, tested COVID-19 positive. As per reports, two more staff members at Kapoor’s house have tasted coronavirus positive.
May 26, 2020 08:15 UTC
The government responded to the Taliban’s three-day ceasefire offer Sunday by announcing plans to release up to 2,000 insurgent prisoners. On Monday they freed 100, and will release another 900, the government said — the biggest group of Taliban prisoners to be freed so far. The exact number could vary subject to legal procedures, National Security Council spokesperson Javid Faisal told AFP. It also stipulates that the Afghan government would release up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners and the militants would free about 1,000 national security personnel. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while welcoming the latest developments, insisted that Taliban prisoners should not return to the battlefield once freed.
May 26, 2020 08:03 UTC
“I am surprised that we did not make any collaborations till this day because we call each other brother countries,” said Bozdag, referring to Turkey and Pakistan. So then where is the fellowship?”Bozdag said there should be joint projects where producers and actors come together. ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 22: Mehmet Bozdag, Turkish screenwriter and producer of Kurulus Osman, speaks during an exclusive interview in Istanbul, Turkey on May 22, 2020. “Even if Turkey and Pakistan have separate borders, the souls are of one nation,” he said. Bozdag said when working on the project with over 1,000 people, they went through all the blood, sweat and tears.
May 26, 2020 07:07 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have decided to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries against the Covid-19 pandemic, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Monday. Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI received a telephone call from President of Turkey @RTErdogan, today. President Erdogan and Prime Minister Imran Khan exchanged greetings on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. “During a phone call, I offered my sincere condolences to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the victims of Friday’s plane crash, a tragic loss of many innocent lives. 1) Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI received a telephone call from Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh @MohamedBinZayed, today.
May 26, 2020 06:57 UTC
The announcement follows the publication Friday by the Lancet medical journal of an observational study on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and its effects on hospitalized Covid-19 patients. “The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. On April 19, US President Donald Trump said he had been taking hydroxychloroquine, which he has repeatedly touted for the treatment of coronavirus patients. I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine. The Executive Group of the WHO’s Solidarity Trial, representing 10 of the participating countries, met Saturday and agreed to review a comprehensive analysis and critical appraisal of all evidence available globally.
May 26, 2020 06:11 UTC