Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday the first batch of locally manufactured ventilators has been handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Pakistan in now among those few countries which are producing their own ventilators. The price of domestic ventilators as well as protective gear and testing kits is far less than the imported ones
Dr Nudrat E. Piracha has become the first female lawyer from Pakistan to earn a Doctorate of Juridical Science. Abbreviated as SJD and equivalent to a research doctorate, the qualification is the most advanced degree in law. Dr Piracha is one of few women globally to have earned the qualification, which is awarded primarily to candidates with exceptional academic and professional credentials.
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has terminated 52 of its employees on various charges, including fake or tampered degrees, breach of rules and unauthorised disclosure of official information to media. The organisation also awarded appreciation letters to 11 employees for showing dedication and commitment to their duty. PIA recently grounded 140 pilots after being accused of working with dubious licenses.
A crash between a van and the Shah Hussain Express train near Sheikhupura has left least 19 Sikh pilgrims and several other injured. The coaster carrying the Sikh pilgrims collided with the Lahore-bound train at a railway crossing near Sacha Soda. The Sikh pilgrims were from Peshawar and were visiting Nankana Sahib to condole the death of a relative.
The Lahore Grammar School has suspended two female teachers after a charter of demands drafted by students and alumni of the LGS 1A1 was presented to the director of the school. Those who were suspended included the names of main accused Ms Maira Omair Rana and Ms Rubina Shakil for turning a blind eye to the harassment cases brought before them.
The United States (US) has donated 100 ventilators in order to facilitate Pakistan to support its fight against Covid-19. The ventilators arrived in Karachi on July 2 and will be distributed in hospitals across the country. Made in America, the ventilators are valued at at least $3 million and reflect the latest in cutting-edge medical design and technology.
As matter of dubious licenses escalates, Malaysia’s aviation regulator has temporarily suspended pilots holding Pakistani licences employed by domestic airlines. The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia’s (CAAM) decision came after an evaluation of all foreign pilots in Malaysia. There are less than 20 Pakistani pilots in the country, employed with local operators, such as flying schools, flying clubs and training organisations.
Thirty-eight of the total 76 Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad will return to New Delhi – after India slash by half the strength of the Pakistan’s diplomatic mission in Delhi. The Indian High Commission officials, including six diplomats, will leave Pakistan through the Wagah border. 100 Pakistani diplomats, including their family members, in New Dehli will return to the country on Tuesday.
Famed Pakistani fashion designer, Asim Jofa has been made the advisor for PPE quality control by the Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho. Jofa had been one of the first few from the fashion industry to extend a helping hand in averting the crisis of PPE shortage during Pakistan’s initial stage of the coronavirus outbreak. The designer made the announcement on his Twitter account.
The Lahore Grammar School’s (LGS) 1A1 branch located in Ghalib Market has fired four teachers over allegations of sexual harassment. At least eight female students took to social media to reveal several incidents which had been going on since last four years. One of the male teacher who has been sacked had been sending objectionable pictures to many students in different branches.