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Baloch journalist goes missing in Sweden

A Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain has been missing since March 2 in Uppsala city of Sweden and his whereabouts are unknown yet. Swedish Police have also been informed about Hussain’s disappearance. Law enforcement agencies have been probing his disappearance and will give his family further details on the completion of the investigation. However, Hussain’s family and friends are showing concerns regarding Swedish authorities’ slow progress in locating his whereabouts

Edhi, Chhipa morgues shut down over fears of coronavirus spread

The Edhi and Chhipa morgues have shut down in Karachi over fears of spreading the coronavirus. According to the Chhipa Welfare Organisation, their morgue has been closed for an indefinite period of time. The facilities for ghusal and burial are not going to be available either. The organisation has appealed to people not to bring bodies to the morgue as there is a threat of the coronavirus spreading via the bodies.

Sindh to pay daily wage labourers through mobile wallet app

The Sindh government is going to be paying daily wage labourers who are out of work due to the coronavirus lockdown through a mobile wallet application. The money will be given against their CNIC number and people will be able to get their money by showing their ID card and phone at mobile shops. Requests for registration are being submitted and the government has asked NADRA, the FIA, FBR and State Bank for help verifying them.


Business & Tech

Oil prices fall sharply as Coronavirus darkens demand outlook

Oil prices fell sharply today, with crude oil near an 18 year low and Brent hitting its lowest since November 2002, as the global coronavirus pandemic worsens. Saudi Arabia-Russia price war shows no signs of abating which could also be one of the possible reasons behind. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell as far as $19.92, near an 18-year low hit earlier this month, and was last trading down 3.77%, or $20.70 a barrel.

US lab unveils five-minute coronavirus detection test

A US-based medical company has unveiled a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes. The test launched by Abbott Laboratories is a portable test that can be used in almost any health-care setting. The company plans to supply 50,000 tests a day starting April 1, John Frels, vice president of research and development at Abbott Diagnostics said.

Dollar touches eight-month high against rupee

The US dollar touched eight-month high against rupee and rose by Rs3 to Rs162 in the opening hours of the interbank market on Wednesday. According to market sources, the increase in dollar’s value can be attributed to the central bank’s Tuesday night decision to cut the monetary policy rate, bringing it down to 11%.


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Baloch journalist goes missing in Sweden

A Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain has been missing since March 2 in Uppsala city of Sweden and his whereabouts are unknown yet. Swedish Police have also been informed about Hussain’s disappearance. Law enforcement agencies have been probing his disappearance and will give his family further details on the completion of the investigation. However, Hussain’s family and friends are showing concerns regarding Swedish authorities’ slow progress in locating his whereabouts

Edhi, Chhipa morgues shut down over fears of coronavirus spread

The Edhi and Chhipa morgues have shut down in Karachi over fears of spreading the coronavirus. According to the Chhipa Welfare Organisation, their morgue has been closed for an indefinite period of time. The facilities for ghusal and burial are not going to be available either. The organisation has appealed to people not to bring bodies to the morgue as there is a threat of the coronavirus spreading via the bodies.

Sindh to pay daily wage labourers through mobile wallet app

The Sindh government is going to be paying daily wage labourers who are out of work due to the coronavirus lockdown through a mobile wallet application. The money will be given against their CNIC number and people will be able to get their money by showing their ID card and phone at mobile shops. Requests for registration are being submitted and the government has asked NADRA, the FIA, FBR and State Bank for help verifying them.

Oil prices fall sharply as Coronavirus darkens demand outlook

Oil prices fell sharply today, with crude oil near an 18 year low and Brent hitting its lowest since November 2002, as the global coronavirus pandemic worsens. Saudi Arabia-Russia price war shows no signs of abating which could also be one of the possible reasons behind. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell as far as $19.92, near an 18-year low hit earlier this month, and was last trading down 3.77%, or $20.70 a barrel.

Boxer Amir Khan to donate Rs40m to Pakistan for coronavirus relief

Pakistani origin British boxer Amir Khan has announced to donate Rs40 million to Pakistan to help fight the novel coronavirus. Khan also offered to use his Islamabad boxing academy as a quarantine for the coronavirus patients. Earlier, boxer Amir Khan offered to his 60,000 square foot four storeyed building to help people affected by the coronavirus in Britain.

Squash legend Azam Khan passes away due to coronavirus

Legendary squash player Azam Khan, who won the British Open four times in a row from 1959-62, passed away due to the coronavirus in London. The 95-year-old, whose brother Hashim Khan won the 1951 British Open, had moved to Britain during his playing days. Azam had been moved to London’s Ealing Hospital after being tested positive for coronavirus but could not recover from the deadly virus that has gripped the world.


Sports

Boxer Amir Khan to donate Rs40m to Pakistan for coronavirus relief

Pakistani origin British boxer Amir Khan has announced to donate Rs40 million to Pakistan to help fight the novel coronavirus. Khan also offered to use his Islamabad boxing academy as a quarantine for the coronavirus patients. Earlier, boxer Amir Khan offered to his 60,000 square foot four storeyed building to help people affected by the coronavirus in Britain.

Squash legend Azam Khan passes away due to coronavirus

Legendary squash player Azam Khan, who won the British Open four times in a row from 1959-62, passed away due to the coronavirus in London. The 95-year-old, whose brother Hashim Khan won the 1951 British Open, had moved to Britain during his playing days. Azam had been moved to London’s Ealing Hospital after being tested positive for coronavirus but could not recover from the deadly virus that has gripped the world.

Entertainment

Danyal Zafar comes up with a new track in quarantine

Danyal Zafar released a new track after asking his fans for help on the7th day in quarantine and within 24-hours they came up with Udh Chaliye. Zafar shared the final cut on Twitter and said that the full video was out on YouTube. He also thanked his fans for sending in their videos. 

Shawn Mendes makes a donation for coronavirus relief

The Shawn Mendes Foundation that is a non profit organization made a donation of $175,000 to the SickKids Foundation earlier this week for coronavirus relief. The donated amount would serve the purpose of purchasing equipment and supplies to prepare for the coronavirus in Toronto’s The Hospital for Sick Children. Shawn Mendes in a statement said that they hope to help provide support in the urgent screening and prevention of COVID-19 for their patients and the surrounding community of Toronto.