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Doctor in Rawalpindi booked on charge of trying to rape patient


July 7, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Police have registered a case against a doctor for allegedly making an attempt to rape a teenage girl at his private clinic in Ratta Amral. The 17-year-old lodged an FIR with the police on Sunday stating that she went to the clinic located near her house at Hazara Colony as she was feeling unwell on Wednesday. She alleged that …

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Anti-Covid drug to be available in three weeks


July 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) said on Monday that remdesivir, a drug which has proved effective against coronavirus, will be available in the country within three weeks. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Asim Rauf told Dawn that Drap, after registration of the medicine, had allowed two pharmaceutical companies to import this critical drug. The regulator has given licences …

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Chief Election Commissioner denies holding secret meetings with president


July 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja has rejected as baseless the accusation of holding secret meetings at night with President Dr Arif Alvi. Talking to Dawn on Monday, he challenged a prominent anchor, who made the claim, to substantiate it and declared that he would resign if it was proven. The anchor in a tweet alleged that Prime Minister Imran …

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‘Special body’ to probe students’ harassment


July 7, 2020

LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has ordered constitution of a special committee to probe into the alleged harassment of girl students of a private school in Lahore. According to official sources, the committee will be notified on Tuesday (today) morning. The chief minister said the elements found guilty in harassing students would be brought to book. Meanwhile, Punjab Minister for …

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Nepra to hold public hearing of load-shedding complaints against KE on July 10


July 7, 2020

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) will hold a public hearing of complaints regarding excessive electricity load-shedding by K-Electric, the regulatory body said in a press release. The hearing will be held on July 10 via video link on Zoom “due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation”, the statement, dated July 6, said. “All interested stakeholders and general public may …

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First ventilators production facility opened


July 7, 2020

ISLAMABAD: In a significant step towards making Pakistan self-reliant in production of medical equipment, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the country’s first indigenous ventilators’ manufacturing facility on Monday. Separately, the prime minister in a video conference with the director general of World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the matter of coronavirus-related travel restrictions on Pakistan and sought his cooperation in withdrawal …

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Demarcation of temple site mandatory: CDA


July 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Sunday said before starting construction work, the temple management was required to get the site formally demarcated by the civic agency. Additionally, approval of the building plan is mandatory before construction work begins, it added. “We allotted the plot in H-9 for the establishment of the temple some years ago. But adherence to …

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Another lengthy session of NA set to begin on 8th


July 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Only a week after running a 26-day budget session, the government has now decided to convene another lengthy session of the National Assembly from July 8 (Wednesday) to meet the constitutional requirement regarding the minimum number of sittings per year. Sources said the government also had a plan to summon a joint sitting of parliament during the NA session …

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Active cases of coronavirus drop to 43pc


July 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Coordinated efforts against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are bearing fruit with a continuous drop in number of active cases, as the gap between the total number of patients and those fully recovered has narrowed further, Dawn has learnt. Of the 231,017 cases reported till the late hours of Sunday, only 101,187 (43.8pc) are active as the remaining 129,830 patients have fully …

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SAPM Dr Zafar Mirza tests positive for Covid-19, says he has mild symptoms


July 6, 2020

Prime minister’s aide Dr Zafar Mirza on Monday announced that he was isolating himself at home after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. In a tweet, the special assistant to the prime minister on health said that he was experiencing “mild symptoms” and was taking all precautions. He also applauded the services of his colleagues, saying “Keep up the good …

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