Syed Raza Hassan

COVID hospitals in Pakistan's largest city reaching capacity

Jul 20 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan The spread of the coronavirus Delta variant is reaching alarming levels in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi on the eve of the Eid al Adha Muslim holiday as public and some private sector hospitals are reaching capacity and have started refusing patients, medical officials said on Tuesday.

Pakistan allows AstraZeneca shot for under 40s to help its expatriates

Jun 15 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has lifted a rule barring the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people below 40 years old, in a bid to help inoculate people who need to travel for education or jobs abroad, particularly Saudi Arabia, a health official said.

Pakistanis rally in support of Palestinians

May 21 2021

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Pakistan's largest Chinese-built nuclear plant to start operating

May 21 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's largest nuclear power plant was opened on Friday, generating electricity for the national grid as the country tries to wean itself off its reliance on fossil fuels.

Local consortium proposes to develop Pakistan copper and gold mine after arbitration case

May 16 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 16 A local consortium has made a proposal to develop a major copper and gold mine in southwest Pakistan after a court decision blocked the mine's development by a joint venture between Chile’s Antofagasta and Canada’s Barrick Gold.

Pakistan's Sindh province detects Brazil, South African coronavirus variants

Apr 30 2021

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN Health officials in the Pakistani province of Sindh said they have detected two coronavirus variants first identified in Brazil and South Africa.

Pakistani transgender woman finds a niche in tailoring

Apr 12 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan As Pakistani transgender woman Jiya measures customers at her tailoring shop in a brand new Karachi market, her eyes gleam with the prospect of a busy Ramadan season and her ambitions to expand. | Video

Young Pakistanis rush to purchase Russian vaccine as private sales open

Apr 04 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan Thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get inoculated in the first round of commercial sales of COVID-19 vaccines that began over the weekend, with vaccination sites in the southern city of Karachi saying on Sunday they had already sold out.

Pakistan court allows commercial sale of COVID-19 vaccine

Apr 01 2021

KARACHI, Pakistan, April 1 A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered that a batch of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine imported by a private company be immediately made available to the public for sale, according to a court document and officials.

Pakistani PM rules out general lockdown

Mar 31 2021

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ruled out a general lockdown while acknowledging the country was going through a third wave of the pandemic.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.