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COVID-19 positivity rate surges past 3% in Pakistan

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  • Pakistan logs 353 COVID-19 new cases in last 24 hours.
  • COVID positivity ratio rises to 3.1% in Pakistan.
  • 155 COVID-19 patients still in critical condition.

The COVID-19 positivity ratio in Pakistan surged past 3% as the country logged 353 new cases in the last 24 hours, the National Institute of Health, Islamabad (NIH) data showed Thursday morning.

The new infections were detected after diagnostic testing on 11,388 samples, pushing Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity ratio to 3.10% and the number of total cases to 1,560,955.

Meanwhile, a COVID-19 patient succumbed to the disease during the course of treatment, taking Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll to 30,509. A total of 211 patients also recovered overnight. However, 155 people are still in critical condition, as per NIH.

After the new recoveries and deaths, the country’s active COVID-19 case count swelled to 9,711 overnight.

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The PML-N is rushing to outlaw PTI and is asking President Zardari’s approval.

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The government on Friday decided to engage with its ally, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), in an attempt to lessen the strain brought on by the ruling of the supreme court to award reserved seats to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the negative reaction it received after declaring the PTI was banned.

Specifics state that President Asif Ali Zardari will also be present at the consultative meeting with the leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on the subject.

Participants in the meeting, which would see the Attorney General brief them on the various legal elements of the cases, included PML-N leaders Ishaq Dar, Azam Tarar, Atta Tarar, Irfan Qadir, Ahad Cheema, and Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.

Ayyar Bokhari, Sherry Rehman, and Farooq H. Naek would be attending the meeting on behalf of the PPP.

The PML-N leaders, according to sources, would also have faith in the PPP leadership when it came to using Article 6 to remove three of the PTI’s most important leaders.

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Interior Minister Visits Mardan, Praising KP Police’s Insurgency Efforts

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On a visit to Takht Bhai, Mardan, Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi offered the bereaved family of martyred constable Omar Nabi his deepest sympathies and condolences.

The interior minister praised the bravery and sacrifices made by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police in their conversation with the family of the policeman who was killed in action.

In addition to denouncing the terrorist attack on the police checkpoint in Takht Bhai, Mohsin Naqvi prayed for the quick healing of the two injured constables.

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The Punjab government’s “Roshan Gharana Program” would provide solar panels on easy installment plans.

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A program called “Roshan Gharana” has been developed by the Punjab government in response to the rising cost of electricity. Under this program, customers who use up to 500 units of electricity throughout the province would receive solar panels upon easy setup.

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