Rahul Basharat

  • ISLAMABAD - After 44 days of intense spike of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the federal capital on Saturday recorded below one hundred positive cases in 24 hours, officials said. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), only 97 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -        National Assembly (NA) Stand­ing Committee on National Health Services (NHS) on Friday ex­pressed concern over the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests being ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The average number of deaths due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city has reduced to one only in the previous 72 hours, The Nation learnt on Thursday. As per the official data the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the city is fluctuating at an average of 146 per day in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Amnesty International (AI) South Aisa chapter on Monday urged the Ministry of Nation­al Health Services (NHS) to im­partially investigate attacks on healthcare workers perform­ing duties in novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and pro­vide them adequate personal ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Tuesday appointed Dr. Hathal bin Hamoud Al-Otaibi from Saudi Arabia as president as the previous president had resigned ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the capital on Mondaysurged again to 248 after facing a decrease, however, the health officials said that the recent increase is due to a backlog of tests. As per the National Command Operation Center (NCOC) data, 248 cases have been ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In the middle of the battle against novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the health departments under Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration have initiated an internal rift by interfering in allocated areas, The Nation learnt on Friday. The Director General (DG) District Health ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday said that at least 148 more people died while battling COVID-19 during the last 24 hours. According to NCOC, at least 4,044 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the country during the last 24 hours, taking the total tally ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) has fixed the standard rate of conducting novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test at private hospitals and laboratories, The Nation learnt on Thursday. Officials said that the authority has taken the decision to control the exorbitant ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Lockdown imposed in more sub-sectors of the federal capital has reduced the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city, The Nation learnt on Wednesday. As per the official data of National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), the number of COVID-19 cases have fallen to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association (PPMA) on Tuesday urged the Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to urgently approve the import of raw material from India to avoid the shortage of essential medicines. Earlier, the PPMA had urged the Prime Minister (PM) for ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The COVID-19 pandemic is unravelling decades of health, education and other advances for children across South Asia, and governments must take urgent action to prevent millions of families from slipping back into poverty, UNICEF said in a statement released on Tuesday. The statement ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases crossed the 10,000 mark, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Monday decided to seal five more areas of the city in next 36 hours. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hamza Shafqaat said this in his social media message. ...

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  • ISLAMABAD          -       The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) on Saturday urged Prime Minister Imran Khan for fast track approval of drugs needed in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -After facing a severe surge of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the number in the federal capital again started fluctuating around 300 with no death in the last 24 hours, The Nation learnt on Saturday. The COVID-19 cases in the federal capital sharply increased in the month of June ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  -  Young Doctors Association (YDA) Islamabad chapter on Friday staged protest over alleged malpractice in distribution of health allowance. The YDA also expressed concerns over issuing show cause notice to three doctors of Federal Government Services (FGS) Polyclinic ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Thursday said that timely completion of the CPEC Phase-II will uplift the infrastructure of the country. He said this while addressing a signing ceremony of Business Cooperation Agreements in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD          -        Around 57 pharmaceutical companies in the country are manufacturing the ‘Dexamethasone’, the medicine welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for treatment of critically ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -          The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) on Tuesday extended the 20 percent fee concession during closure of Private Educational Institutions ...

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  • Islamabad - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in its final report on smuggling of 20 million masks from the country has acquitted Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services (NHS) Dr. Zafar Mirza finding that top health officials had no relation with issuance of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD              -           Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has directed the Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan to ensure availability of novel coronavirus ...

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  • ISLAMABAD         -        The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Saturday denounced the low fund allocation for the sector for the fiscal year 2020-2021 emphasising that the cut will dismantle the higher education sector. A statement released by HEC said ...

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  • Islamabad - The government, on Friday, made the proposed allocation of Rs70 billion for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and other natural calamities program, however increased around only one billion rupees specifically for the development of the health sector at federal level. According to the ...

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  • Islamabad - The government on Friday made no significant increase in the development and recurring grants of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for the fiscal year 2020-2021, freezing the funds allocation above Rs93 billion. The budget documents said that around Rs64 billion have been proposed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -         The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) on Thursday expressed reservations on Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) revised ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday said that the government was pursuing a holistic strategy to combat the coronavirus. In response to the WHO’s letter, he said, “We have made best sovereign decisions in the best ...

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  • Islamabad - The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (FE&PT) on Wednesday directed all provincial governments to not allow the conducting of any official examinations, including those for private courses, like the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan (ICAP), and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD              -         Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association (PYPA) has written a letter to heads of the state institutions and investigation departments expressing concerns that a new ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As the foreign medical graduates have demanded is­suance of their practicing licence on an early basis, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) said on Monday that the matter will be decided in two months. Around a dozen foreign medical graduates gath­ered outside the ...

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  • Islamabad - Renowned Cardiologist Maj-Gen Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani (retd) is a success story with distinct professional achievements. With more than 30 years of experience, 13 professional organization memberships, and numerous prestigious appointments, including President of Pakistan Cardiac ...

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