The team will conduct investigation for 16 hours, take the black box and voice recorder with them to decodeKARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A team of French experts is expected to reach Karachi on Tuesday to provide technical assistance to the team investigating the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash. The French team is scheduled to fly out at 11pm tonight (Pakistan Standard Time) and expected to land in Karachi on May 26, 6:40am. The team will visit the crash site in Model Colony and will be taking back the aircraft’s black box with them for further investigation. Meanwhile, the investigation of the Aircraft Accident and Investigation Board is underway, with the team visiting the crash site on Monday. The two devices are to be decoded by the French team in order to shed light on the incident.
May 25, 2020 11:26 UTC
Leaders Bayern arrive at second-placed Dortmund four points clear and on course for an eighth straight title. “For us this is a very decisive week,” insisted Bayern forward Thomas Mueller. Bayern and Dortmund are among only three clubs — the other being Hertha Berlin who thrashed neighbours FC Union 4-0 on Friday — to have won at home since the restart. Hansi Flick’s Bayern are eager to continue the trend and again assert their dominance over Dortmund, who they routed 4-0 in Munich last November. For the hosts, Norwegian sensation Erling Braut Haaland, 19, has scored ten goals in as many league games since joining Dortmund in January from Salzburg.
May 25, 2020 09:22 UTC
The morning show host revealed that her husband and daughter have also contracted the diseaseRenowned morning show host and actor, Nida Yasir in an Instagram post confirmed that she along with her husband and daughter have contracted coronavirus. “Quarantine partners.We are fine Alhumdullilah but tested positive . Likewise, Yasir Nawaz had also confirmed the news on Instagram sharing the same picture. Earlier on, sources close to Yasir had confirmed that him, his wife Nida and Co-star Alizeh Shah along with her fiance had contracted coronavirus. It is being speculated that crew members on the sets of their shows have also tested positive.
May 25, 2020 08:26 UTC
The actor has also thanked fans for their constant love and supportEngin Altan Düzyatan, the star of Pakistan’s latest obsession Diriliş: Ertuğrul, just gave the country another reason to adore him. Düzyatan who plays the lead character Ertuğrul in the show recently posted a video message in which he wished all Pakistanis Eid Mubarak, in Urdu. “Aap sab ko meri saraf Say Eid Mubarak, (Eid Mubara to everyone from me ),” he said in the video. He also thanked all the fans in the country for their love and support throughout. “I cannot thankyou enough for all the unimaginable love and incredible response you are giving to Ertugrul Ghazi Urdu.,” he said.
May 25, 2020 07:52 UTC
After a brief hiatus following the first case, Covid-19 cases spiked as more pilgrims returning from Iran tested positive for the virus. The virus has claimed at least 1,179 lives while at least 17,482 coronavirus patients have recovered. 11:39pm: G-B reports 11 new coronavirus casesGilgit-Baltistan has reported 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 630. 10:42pm: 61 new cases take Balochistan Covid-19 tally to 3,468At least 61 new Covid-19 cases have reported in Balochistan in the last 24 hours, taking the provincial tally to 3,468. 12:35pm: K-P chief secretary tests positive for coronavirusKhyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz was tested positive for Covid-19.
May 25, 2020 05:37 UTC
“Today we celebrate Eidul Fitr in a surreal manner,” said Imam Rashid Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque in Cape Town, South Africa in a video sermon. “This is the first Eidul Fitr in my entire life that I have prayed at home. RwandaIn Rwanda, Muslims held Eid prayers and celebrations from their homes due to restrictions to contain the novel coronavirus. In the past, national Eid prayers would be held at Nyamirambo regional stadium in the capital Kigali, but this year Muslim leaders held sermons via electronic media. UgandaSheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the mufti of Uganda, joined a few government and Muslim leaders at the national mosque in the capital Kampala for Eid prayers.
May 25, 2020 04:07 UTC
JioMart will deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the countryReliance has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivaling Amazon local unit and Walmart Flipkart in the huge Indian market. JioMart will deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the country, Damodar Mall, chief executive of grocery retail at the Indian conglomerate, said on Twitter late on Saturday. Mumbai-headquartered Reliance has not announced JioMart’s launch at a time it is selling $7 billion in new shares. That partnership will help Reliance roll out service for India’s grocers and small businesses by capitalising on India’s 400 million-strong user base for Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service. JioMart, the e-commerce venture of Reliance’s retail arm, offers free express grocery delivery from neighborhood mom-and-pop stores.
May 24, 2020 07:30 UTC
KARACHI: The country’s current account deficit in April 2020 stood at $572 million, a decline of 50.9pc when compared to the $1.165 billion deficit recorded in April 2019, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday. The current account deficit stood at $3.343 billion during the first ten months of fiscal year 2020, a decline of 71pc when compared to the $11.284 billion deficit recorded in the corresponding period last year. Most of this was driven by the decline in total imports, which fell 26pc to $3.744 billion in April 2020, compared with $5.063 billion in April 2019. However, total exports of goods also fell 19.6pc to $1.807 billion in April 2020, compared with $2.570 billion in April 2019. Additionally, there was a 1.1pc rise in the inflow of workers’ remittances, which were recorded at $1.79 billion in April 2020.
May 21, 2020 18:45 UTC
KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has reported that the government raised Rs74.617 billion through auction of the five-year Government of Pakistan Ijarah Sukuk on Thursday. The auction target for the Islamic bond had earlier been set at Rs75 billion. Previously on April 23, the government raised Rs76.38 billion through an auction of the Islamic bond. In that case, the auction target had been set at Rs75 billion, while the offered amount was Rs190 billion. The next auction is set for June 18, also for Rs75 billion, while another auction, also for Rs75 billion is to be held on July 23.
May 21, 2020 18:22 UTC
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Finance Department on Thursday refused to release an additional one-month’s salary to doctors and other medical staff who are putting their lives in danger while treating Covid-19 patients. However, the KP Finance Department has now refused to pay any compensation with the excuse that they are facing Covid-19-induced financial difficulties. A letter sent by the KP Finance Department to all administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners (DCs) and heads of all departments across the province said that the provincial government is facing a severe financial crisis due to the pandemic. The letter added that the KP Finance Department can’t pay any kind of compensation during the current financial year. A letter sent by the KP Finance Department to the PHC Registrar in this regard said that the department has agreed to award the honorarium to employees after the court order and the withheld honorarium has been released.
In addition, all sugar mills make cuts in the weight of sugarcane from 15 to 30 per cent, he added. He said that it was found that total income tax of around 88 sugar mills of the country is Rs10bn, after getting a tax refund. Akbar said that the report revealed that certain sugar mills used informal receipts. “In 2017-18, sugar mills determined the cost of production at Rs51 per kilo whereas the report gave an estimate of Rs38 instead. “In 2018-19, sugar mills gave cost price at Rs52.60 while the report gave an estimate of Rs40.
The per tola price of 24 karat gold increased by Rs. 95,800 recorded the previous trading day. According to the Karachi Sarafa Association, the price of 10-gram gold also increased by Rs 43 and was traded at Rs 82,176, as compared to its previous trade of Rs 82,133. The price of silver witnessed no change and remained stagnant at Rs 1,040, while that of 10 grams also remained stable at Rs 891.63. In the international market, the price of per ounce gold decreased by $17 and was traded at $1,733 as compared to $1,750 of last trading day, the association reported.
KARACHI: Nine air hostesses and stewards of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. Crew members of the two flights headed to Multan International Airport from Kuwait and Abu Dhabi tested positive for coronavirus. Moreover, two airhostesses tested positive for the virus in PK-702 coming in from Manchester to Lahore. Two of the air hostesses and stewards have been quarantined in Lahore’s Civil Military Hospital, while seven have been checked into Multan’s Civil Military Hospital after the diagnosis. On May 3, one pilot and three flight attendants of PIA, who had performed duties on a special flight from Melbourne to Lahore, had been tested positive for coronavirus.
May 21, 2020 16:41 UTC
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) moved within a narrow range ahead of Eid holidays, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index closing a lacklustre session in the red. Of the total traded shares, 130 advanced and 160 declined. The overall market volumes fell from 165.09 million shares in the last session to 147.21 million shares. Sectors which dragged the KSE-100 Index lower included oil & gas marketing (-32.40 points), cement (-30.89 points) and banking (-26.70 points). Among the companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGP -15.19 points), Lucky Cement Limited (LUCK -13.31 points) and DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKC -11.03 points) dented the index the most.
May 21, 2020 12:52 UTC
PM Modi says 'no stone will be left unturned' to help those affected by the cycloneNEW DELHI, INDIA / DHAKA, BANGLADESH: A powerful super cyclone has killed at least 88 people across eastern India and Bangladesh besides damaging thousands of houses, forestry, and bringing down power lines. The eastern Indian state of West Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which barreled into the Odisha coast with ferocious wind and rain Wednesday evening. “Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. Cyclones frequently strike parts of eastern India and Bangladesh, often leading to forced evacuations and widespread damage.
May 21, 2020 12:11 UTC