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First-ever coronavirus hospital in Peshawar begins operations


July 14, 2020

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has established the first ever specialised hospital for Covid-19 patients in Nishtarabad area of Peshawar, where all facilities, including testing services, will be provided to the general public. The hospital can accommodate 58 patients at a time and has 40 isolation, 15 high dependence unit (HDU) and five intensive care beds. Treatment at the facility …

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Number of coronavirus cases decreased in Punjab: CM Buzdar


July 14, 2020

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has said that coronavirus cases in the province have decreased due to smart lockdown strategy, ARY News reported on Tuesday. In a statement, Usman Buzdar said steps taken by Prime Minister to overcome the pandemic are being lauded at the international level. “Those doing negative politics on coronavirus have saw the defeat.” The CM …

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Tendulkar slams DRS over LBW verdict


July 14, 2020

NEW DELHI: India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar has renewed demands for cricket rules to give greater weight to TV playbacks over umpires in making LBW decisions. Tendulkar, a long-standing critic of the decision review system (DRS), returned to the fray after multiple LBW calls in the West Indies’ victory over England in the first Test at Southampton. If a ball-tracking …

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‘Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming Covid-19’


July 14, 2020

TOKYO: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as a symbol of world unity in overcoming the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), even as her city grapples with stubborn spikes in cases. Japan has not seen an explosive Covid-19 outbreak as suffered in some other places but a …

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Manchester City’s European ban overturned on appeal


July 14, 2020

LAUSANNE: Manchester City are free to play Champions League football next season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday lifted a two-season ban from European competitions imposed by UEFA. An initial fine of 30 million euros ($34 million, 27 million) was also reduced to 10 million euros on appeal. City were accused of deliberately inflating the value of income from …

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Adjudicator reserves order in Umar Akmal case


July 14, 2020

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)-appointed independent adjudicator and retired Supreme Court judge Faqir Muhammad Khokhar reserved order on Umar Akmal’s appeal in the spot-fixing case after hearing arguments of both parties on Monday. The Pakistan team discard had appealed against the three-year ban from all types of cricket imposed on April 27 by PCB’s Disciplinary Panel chairman retired Justice …

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West Indies captain lauds Gabriel for stunning comeback after injury


July 14, 2020

SOUTHAMPTON: West Indies captain Jason Holder praised the ‘massive, massive heart’ of Shannon Gabriel following the tourists’ four-wicket win in the first Test against England at Southampton on Sunday. Fast bowler Gabriel was named man-of-the-match after taking combined figures of nine wickets for 137 runs as international cricket returned from lockdown. The 32-year-old Trinidad quick was originally only named as …

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Pakistan squad reaches Derby


July 14, 2020

LAHORE: After successfully completing the 14-day self-isolation period in Worcester, the Pakistan squad reached Derby from Worcester on Monday for the second leg of their training camp ahead of the Test series opener against England. The first Test starts on Aug 5 at Old Trafford, Manchester. From Derby, the tourists will travel to Manchester on Aug 1 for the first …

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FAO distributes Kharif crop packages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


July 14, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, with support from the US Agency for International Development, has started distributing Kharif crop packages to 16,000 vulnerable households to strengthen agriculture-based livelihoods in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The packages consist of 25kg of certified maize seeds, 1.5kg of sunflower seeds, 5kg of red beans and 10kg …

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FY20 remittances soar to record $23bn


July 14, 2020

KARACHI: Pakistan received record $23 billion in remittances in 2019-20 while the inflows jumped by 51 per cent year-on-year to $2.466bn in June, data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) showed on Monday. Despite economic slowdown caused by the Covid-19, the remittances in the last quarter of the fiscal year 2019-20 i.e. March-June increased significantly helping the country …

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