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NCOC decides to take action against illegal cattle markets


July 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) has decided to launch a crackdown against illegal cattle markets across the country on Friday. As per details, the NCOC in an important decision ahead of Eidul Adha has decided to take action against the cattle markets, which are illegally setup in the country. The move has been taken to ensure implementation …

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No extension in anti-polio drive, says PPEP spokesperson


July 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The spokesperson of the Pakistan Polio Eradication Program (PPEP) has refuted the news about any extension in the ongoing anti-polio drive in the country on Friday. “Such news of extension in anti-polio drive are baseless”, the spokesperson said and added that the drive will continue till July 25. The drive is underway in the selected districts of the country …

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Climate ministry should supervise electric vehicles project: NA body


July 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary body on Thursday recommended that development of electric vehicles should be supervised by the Ministry of Climate Change, to ensure environmental friendliness. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change gave these directions after members expressed concern towards expiration of batteries of electric vehicles. While acknowledging struggles of all stakeholders, working towards making electric vehicles, the committee …

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WHO scientist sees regulators cooperating to speed COVID-19 vaccine approval


July 24, 2020

Regulators that normally work within their own countries or regions will likely harmonize efforts on potential COVID-19 vaccines to speed up their approvals once they become available, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday. Swaminathan, answering questions on social media platforms, also said testing vaccines for safety and efficacy – usually a years-long process – could be accelerated to …

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I have profound respect for Sarfaraz, says Rizwan


July 24, 2020

KARACHI: For someone who had to be patient during the Sarfaraz Ahmed era, Mohammad Rizwan expressed on Thursday profound respects for the former Pakistan captain who was the country’s regular wicket-keeper/batsman for almost six years. Rizwan, now 28, has become the first-choice Test stumper while further cementing his position for next month’s three Tests against England with unbeaten knocks of …

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Ramiz urges Pakistan to learn from WI batting disaster at Old Trafford


July 24, 2020

ram ISLAMABAD: Former Test opener Ramiz Raja says that Pakistan should learn from West Indies’ batting disaster against England in the second Test at Old Trafford, and plan accordingly for their upcoming series. In a live interactive session with fans on his YouTube channel RamizSpeaks, the cricketer-turned commentator said Pakistan batsmen would have to learn the art of building their …

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Archer needs support over racist slur: Holder


July 24, 2020

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder said Jofra Archer needed support after receiving racist abuse for breaching Covid-19 protocols as cricket could not afford to do without the talented England fast bowler. Archer was stood down from England’s series-levelling win in the second Test at Old Trafford, receiving a fine and a written warning, after it emerged he had breached …

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Tokyo marks one year until Olympics with subdued ceremony


July 24, 2020

TOKYO: Japan marked a year-to-go until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a subdued ceremony Thursday as the raging coronavirus pandemic fuels fears about whether the Games will go ahead at all. In Tokyo, which should have been buzzing with thousands of athletes and fans by now, organisers held a ceremony at near-empty National Stadium, with the public barred as …

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Nepra approves net relief of Rs4.5bn for consumers


July 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Autho­rity (Nepra) on Thursday concluded eight months of fuel price adjustments for distribution companies of Wapda with a net relief of about Rs4.46 billion to consumers owing to relatively lower rates in international energy markets. The decision was taken at a public hearing presided over by Nepra Chairman Tauseef H Farooqi on the request …

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CPEC projects unaffected by Covid-19, say officials


July 24, 2020

ISLAMABAD: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects have not only remained unscathed by the Covid-19 pandemic but Pak-China bilateral cooperation has increased during this period, officials and think tank representatives said on Thursday. They were speaking at a webinar on ‘New Oppor­tunities and Challenges of China-Pakistan Cooperation in the Post-Epidemic Era’, which was participated in by experts of Chinese and Pakistani …

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