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'India's offer of South Asian response to COVID-19 counter to China's attempts to change narrative'

'India's offer of South Asian response to COVID-19 counter to China's attempts to change narrative' Aparna Pande, Director of the India Initiative at the Hudson Institute, made the remarks on Friday during an online discussion on China's attempts to change the narrative on COVID-19. "China has pushed a charm offensive in South Asia both through ... By  PTI  | Updated:  Apr 04, 2020, 05.46 PM IST PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 13 proposed formulation of a joint strategy by the SAARC nations to fight the coronavirus, a suggestion promptly backed by all member states, barring Pakistan. Washington:  India 's offer of a regional South Asian response to tackle the coronavirus  pandemic  has been an effective counter to  China 's attempts to change the narrative on the deadly disease, according to an American think-tank expert. Aparna Pande, Director of the India Initiative at the Hudson Institute, made the remarks on Friday during an online discuss

Balochistan reports 10 more coronavirus cases, provincial tally reaches 185

SAMAA |  Shah Hussain Posted: Apr 4, 2020 | Last Updated: 11 hours ago Photo: Online Ten more cases of the novel coronavirus were reported in Balochistan on Saturday, taking the total number of those affected in the province to 185. The Balochistan health department confirmed this figure in its latest situational report. So far, one person has died of the virus in the province. Doctors and medical staff have complained about a lack of medical kits and other safety equipment and have started collecting donations for this purpose. The province has been under lockdown for the past two weeks and security forces have been taking action against people violating the order. Pakistan’s borders with Iran and Afghanistan also remain closed. All these precautionary measures were taken to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the province

PAF plane airlifts Zaireen from Balochistan

Thenews.com.pk Top Story Our Correspondent April 05, 2020 ISLAMABAD: On the instructions of the federal government, the Pakistan Air Force is undertaking relief operations in the fight against COVID-19. In this regard, a PAF C-130 aircraft carrying... Share Next Story >>> ISLAMABAD: On the instructions of the federal government, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is undertaking relief operations in the fight against COVID-19. In this regard, a PAF C-130 aircraft carrying Zaireen from Dalbandin, landed at Skardu. The Zaireen were kept in the makeshift arrangements at Taftan, the bordering town between Pakistan and Iran. They acknowledged the concerted efforts of the government for giving best possible facilities at such a far off place. They also thanked PAF for arranging this special sortie for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. PAF's Air Transport fleet is actively involved in carrying out relief efforts in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and has airlifted tons of relief goods and m

Balochistan government, opposition to jointly distribute ration

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: The Balochistan government and opposition parties have decided to jointly distribute ration and other assistance among the poor and needy people who were facing serious difficulties in earning their livelihood due the lockdown imposed in Balochistan to control the spread of coronavirus. Members of opposition parties in the Balochistan Assembly headed by Leader of the Opposition Advocate Sikandar Khan met Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani here on Friday. Former chief minister Aslam Raisani was also present on the occasion. Sources said that the chief minister informed the opposition members about the measures taken by his government to save the people from coronavirus in the province. The chief minister took the opposition members into confidence about the programme for providing assistance to jobless daily wage earners and other deserving people. Mr Alyani and the opposition members, including Naseer Ahmed Shahwani of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal, Abdu

13 more coronavirus patients recover in Balochistan as total tally reaches 32

Web Desk   On  Apr 5, 2020 QUETTA: In another positive development in the fight against coronavirus, the Balochistan government confirmed on Sunday that 13 more people have recovered from the virus in Quetta, ARY News reported. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan took to Twitter saying at least 13 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have made a full recovery in Balochistan and discharged from hospital.his brings the province’s tally of recovered to 32. Meanwhile, the coronavirus cases in Balochistan rose to 185 on Sunday morning after 10 more cases of local transmission have been detected in Quetta. At least 44 cases of local transmission were reported in the province during the last 7 days, according to a report. Spokesman of the Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani on Friday said that 150 suspected patients undergone tests in the province daily and they would be able to improve the capacity to 800 within the next few days. “We have performed 2311 tests till to date,” h