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As a ‘green stimulus’ Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

ISLAMABAD: When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan’s coronavirus lockdown, his choices looked stark: resort to begging on the streets or let his family go hungry. But the government has now given him a better option: Join

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India and Pakistan locked in border fighting amid coronavirus crisis

NEW DELHI- Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases.

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India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster

NEW DELHI/LAHORE, Pakistan: India and Pakistan sealed off centers belonging to a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and began investigating how many coronavirus cases were linked to its activities. Tablighi Jamaat is a Deobandi Sunni Muslim missionary movement that preaches

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Ten more Asian countries receives help from The Jack Ma, Alibaba Foundation

KUALA LUMPUR: The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced plans to donate much-needed medical supplies to 10 more countries in Asia to fuel the global fight against COVID-19. The governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar,

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The financial blow of the Coronavirus on businesses and events

PUCHONG: Government should take immediate action as most of the businesses are facing a huge loss due to COVID-19, said My Events International Founder/president, Shahul Hameed Dawood. As events are cancelled because of COVID-19, event planning industry takes hit as

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Malaysia’s palm oil market share in Pakistan set to grow

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s palm oil market share in Pakistan is set to grow from the current 22% following Karachi’s commitment to buy more palm oil from the country, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim said. Aside from Pakistan Prime Minister

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Musharraf: Death sentence is a ‘personal vendetta’

Speaking from his hospital bed in Dubai, Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said a special court’s decision to sentence him to death in a high treason case was the result of a “personal vendetta”. Musharraf, who was tried and

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How Pakistan grants citizenship, what provisions cover its minorities

The newly passed Citizenship Amendment Act makes it easier for religious minorities of three neighbouring countries to get Indian citizenship. What are the constitutional and legal provisions for citizenship and rights of religious minorities in neighbouring countries of India? A look at

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China postpones UN Security Council discussion on Kashmir

China has postponed a discussion by the UN Security Council planned yesterday about the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir because the UN peacekeeping mission there was not ready to provide a brief, diplomats said. The

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UN Security Council to meet on Kashmir at China’s request again

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council will meet at China’s request today to discuss the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said. The council will meet behind closed doors for the first time since

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