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
The France-based Airbus company also announced its own inquiry into the crash and sent a team of experts to Karachi on Tuesday. Later, the team visited the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) headquarters where they were given a detailed briefing on the ongoing investigation by the Aircraft Accident and Investigation Board’s (AAIB) four-member investigation team. During the briefing, the investigators were briefed on the black box and voice data recorder recovered from the crash site. The sources said that the air traffic controller and approach tower controller who were on duty at the time of air crash submitted their written replies to the inquiry committee. According to the response given by the ATC controller to the investigation team, the sources said, the captain ignored instructions 10 nautical miles from the landing.
May 26, 2020 06:03 UTC
After a brief hiatus following the first case, Covid-19 cases spiked as more pilgrims returning from Iran tested positive for the virus. The virus has claimed at least 1,211 lives while about 18,314 coronavirus patients have recovered. Those who called on him here included Presidential Advisor, Sardar Shabbir Khan (Gulf Group), Sardar Saeed Aziz, Sardar Tauseef Aziz, Sardar Shahzeb Khan, Sardar Zarreen Khan, President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) constituency LA-4 Sardar Ashiq Khan, Sardar Altaf Khan, Sardar Javed Khan and other political, religious and social figures. 11:00am: Executive Group of the Solidarity Trial to suspend clinical trial of hydroxychloroquineThe Executive Group of the Solidarity Trial, representing 10 countries, met on Saturday and has agreed to review by temporarily suspending clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients. Read story here9:00am: Number of COVID-19 cases soar to 57,705The number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has soared to 57,705 with 1,356 cases reported during the last 24 hours.
May 26, 2020 05:47 UTC
According to a recent draft, an individual has a right to privacy and to have their personal information protected. Data collectors have a duty to protect an individual’s personal information and cannot obtain, disclose, or conduct transactions of such data without consent. The push to shore up data privacy in China is widely seen as an effort to protect and legitimize the country’s fast-growing internet sector and place safeguards on the movement of valuable Chinese data overseas. In one high-profile case, a group of 42 people sued Amazon in 2017 for breach of their personal data by scammers. “The court’s decision is such that companies won’t value personal information protection or digital safety practices,” said Wang Congwei, the victims’ lawyer.
May 26, 2020 04:07 UTC
President Ashraf Ghani said his administration was also ready to hold peace talks with the Taliban, seen as key to ending the war in the impoverished country. Pakistan welcomes three-day Eid ceasefire between Taliban, Afghan govt“The government of Afghanistan has today released 100 Taliban prisoners from Bagram prison,” National Security Council spokesman Javid Faisal told AFP. He said the prisoner release was to “help the peace process” and will continue until 2,000 prisoners are freed. Before Sunday’s announcement to free up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a “goodwill gesture”, Kabul had already released about 1,000 Taliban inmates while the insurgents had freed about 300 Afghan security force captives. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has welcomed the ceasefire, but insists the freed Taliban prisoners should not return to the battlefield.
May 25, 2020 17:44 UTC
The team will conduct investigation for 16 hours, take the black box and voice recorder with them to decodeKARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A team of French experts is expected to reach Karachi on Tuesday to provide technical assistance to the team investigating the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash. The French team is scheduled to fly out at 11pm tonight (Pakistan Standard Time) and expected to land in Karachi on May 26, 6:40am. The team will visit the crash site in Model Colony and will be taking back the aircraft’s black box with them for further investigation. Meanwhile, the investigation of the Aircraft Accident and Investigation Board is underway, with the team visiting the crash site on Monday. The two devices are to be decoded by the French team in order to shed light on the incident.
May 25, 2020 11:26 UTC
Leaders Bayern arrive at second-placed Dortmund four points clear and on course for an eighth straight title. “For us this is a very decisive week,” insisted Bayern forward Thomas Mueller. Bayern and Dortmund are among only three clubs — the other being Hertha Berlin who thrashed neighbours FC Union 4-0 on Friday — to have won at home since the restart. Hansi Flick’s Bayern are eager to continue the trend and again assert their dominance over Dortmund, who they routed 4-0 in Munich last November. For the hosts, Norwegian sensation Erling Braut Haaland, 19, has scored ten goals in as many league games since joining Dortmund in January from Salzburg.
May 25, 2020 09:22 UTC
The morning show host revealed that her husband and daughter have also contracted the diseaseRenowned morning show host and actor, Nida Yasir in an Instagram post confirmed that she along with her husband and daughter have contracted coronavirus. “Quarantine partners.We are fine Alhumdullilah but tested positive . Likewise, Yasir Nawaz had also confirmed the news on Instagram sharing the same picture. Earlier on, sources close to Yasir had confirmed that him, his wife Nida and Co-star Alizeh Shah along with her fiance had contracted coronavirus. It is being speculated that crew members on the sets of their shows have also tested positive.
May 25, 2020 08:26 UTC
The actor has also thanked fans for their constant love and supportEngin Altan Düzyatan, the star of Pakistan’s latest obsession Diriliş: Ertuğrul, just gave the country another reason to adore him. Düzyatan who plays the lead character Ertuğrul in the show recently posted a video message in which he wished all Pakistanis Eid Mubarak, in Urdu. “Aap sab ko meri saraf Say Eid Mubarak, (Eid Mubara to everyone from me ),” he said in the video. He also thanked all the fans in the country for their love and support throughout. “I cannot thankyou enough for all the unimaginable love and incredible response you are giving to Ertugrul Ghazi Urdu.,” he said.
May 25, 2020 07:52 UTC
After a brief hiatus following the first case, Covid-19 cases spiked as more pilgrims returning from Iran tested positive for the virus. The virus has claimed at least 1,179 lives while at least 17,482 coronavirus patients have recovered. 11:39pm: G-B reports 11 new coronavirus casesGilgit-Baltistan has reported 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 630. 10:42pm: 61 new cases take Balochistan Covid-19 tally to 3,468At least 61 new Covid-19 cases have reported in Balochistan in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 3,468. 12:35pm: K-P chief secretary tests positive for coronavirusKhyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz was tested positive for Covid-19.
May 25, 2020 05:37 UTC
“Today we celebrate Eidul Fitr in a surreal manner,” said Imam Rashid Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque in Cape Town, South Africa in a video sermon. “This is the first Eidul Fitr in my entire life that I have prayed at home. RwandaIn Rwanda, Muslims held Eid prayers and celebrations from their homes due to restrictions to contain the novel coronavirus. In the past, national Eid prayers would be held at Nyamirambo regional stadium in the capital Kigali, but this year Muslim leaders held sermons via electronic media. UgandaSheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the mufti of Uganda, joined a few government and Muslim leaders at the national mosque in the capital Kampala for Eid prayers.
May 25, 2020 04:07 UTC