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Impact of COVID-19 on the World

Op-Ed by Senator Sehar Kamran T.I.

“Public health is really closely tied to the social, political and economic issues of the world. Where they go awry, public health can quickly go awry.”Michael OsterholmThe world is currently grappling with the yet untamable monster of COVID-19, as the global tally of people infected is on an upward march. Until 6th April, 2020, more than 1,274,923have been tested positive for the virus globally; with more than 69,000 dead, and 260,484 recovered. As clichéd as it sounds, the world as we knew has completely changed. Undoubtedly, the post-COVID-19 world will have a different reality, as compared to the one we were living in.

Climate Change a pandemic in the making, but not taken seriously: experts

ISLAMABAD, APR 7 (DNA) – Climate change is a pandemic in the making as there is rise in temperature, scarcity of water, and unbreathable air, but most of the governments are not taking it seriously, said Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute.In his welcome remarks at an international online webinar titled: State of Climate Governance Post COVID-19, organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad here on Tuesday, he said Covid-19 is a black swan event (low probability very high impact). “We were warned that a novel virus may threaten mankind, but no one took it seriously and now the planet is suffering,” he maintained.

Uzbekistan’s Anti-COVID-19 Strategies: an overview

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has now introduced many important integrated measures to put its macro-economy on the right path of sustainability and productive despite expected regional as well as global recession.

Dr Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan

The Republic of Uzbekistan has become “pioneer state” in the Central Asia Region (CAR) to introduce various meaningful socio-economic, administrative and legal measures to launch a comprehensive and effective fight against the Corona-virus (COVID-19). Indeed, national response of Uzbekistan against COVID-19 is “immense” and “decisive” which has now saved its people from any imminent collateral damage.

Asad Qaisar writes letter to Larijani


ISLAMABAD, APR 6 (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaisar has expressed solidarity with Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran and people of Iran, in a letter written on April 6, 2020.Asad Qaisar said ongoing issue of Coronavirus poses a threat to the well being of the entire humanity, which is all the more reason the world should come together to combat the epidemic disease for safety of our people.

SCO Secy Gen to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, APR 6 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with the Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Mr. Vladimir Norov.Both leaders exchanged views on adopting an effective strategy to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic and facing the challenges posed by it.The Foreign Minister briefed the Secretary General on the measures being taken by Pakistan to contain Covid-19 Pandemic.

NAM member states do not recognize the so-called “elections” in Nagorno-Karabakh

BAKU, APR 6 – On April 4, the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) issued a statement on the so-called “elections” in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told.The Non-Aligned Movement, the second largest political platform after the UN and uniting 120 countries, stressed that the acquisition of territories by force is unacceptable and stated that the situation after the occupation of the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan will not be legally recognized by any country.

Future of Artificial Intelligence lies at the heart of Asia

Mariam Javed Asghar

Alan Turing, a genius British mathematician widely regarded as the intellectual father of modern computer science and artificial intelligence, he once said in 1949, when only handful computers existed in the world that, “This is only a foretaste of what is to comeand only the shadow of what is going to be”.Turing remarks remain true today. Most of the technological promises of future have somehow come true as ‘Internet of Things’(IoT) permeated everyday life.