Pakistan, EU to form joint strategy against Coronavirus

Pakistan and the European Union have agreed to evolve a joint strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic by promoting mutual cooperation. In a telephonic conversation with counterpart Josep Borrell, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi appreciated EU’s efforts to formulate a coordinated response. He also highlighted a shortage of medical essential in Occupied Kashmir due to […]

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Pakistan seeks $1.4 billion IMF loan to tackle economic slowdown from COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is seeking another $1.4 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it deal with the economic slowdown from the coronavirus, government finance adviser Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Wednesday. The government will also be seeking more support from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, Sheikh added. “This 1.4 billion […]

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Coronavirus stay-at-home directives multiply in major U.S. states

New Jersey’s governor was expected on Saturday to follow four other states – California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut – demanding that millions of Americans close up shop and stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus infections. The sweeping state-by-state public health restrictions, unprecedented in breadth and scope, added to the distance being experienced […]

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