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COAS Bajwa praises UNHCR for handling Afghan refugees effectively     

Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday called on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi at the GHQ.

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COAS Bajwa praises UNHCR for handling Afghan refugees effectively     
COAS Bajwa praises UNHCR for handling Afghan refugees effectively     

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan, and collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed in the meeting.

Bajwa reiterated the need for convergence of global efforts to avert the humanitarian and refugee crisis in Afghanistan. COAS also appreciated the role of UNHCR in promoting UN core values and their response during crises.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan's efforts in hosting four million Afghan refugees for over four decades. He also appreciated Pakistan's role in the Afghan situation, including the provision of humanitarian assistance, and pledged to play the UN's role for further improvement in cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

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Pakistan’s COVID positivity rate stays below 4% for fifth consecutive day

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves. Today, the daily positivity rate in-country is at 3.19%.

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Pakistan’s COVID positivity rate stays below 4% for fifth consecutive day

Islamabad: Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate is less than 4% for the fifth consecutive day, government data showed Wednesday morning.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves. Today, the daily positivity rate in-country is at 3.19%.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,560 cases of coronavirus were reported while 52 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,690.

The total number of cases has reached 1,243,385.

As many as 1,167,189 patients have recovered from the disease with 3,948 critical cases.

Punjab    

The number of patients swelled to 430,353 in the province with 12,595 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 456,897 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,379.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 173,548 in the province with 5,525 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,888 confirmed cases while 348 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,101 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 737. On the other hand, there are 10,311 cases in GB with 184 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 105,287 cases in the capital city while 922 people have lost their lives.

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‘First in world’; BTS’ Jimin gets customized helicopter birthday banner for exclusive routes in US, Australia

On his 26th birthday, the artist became the first person in the world to receive a customized helicopter birthday banner for exclusive routes in the United States (US) and Australia.

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‘First in world’; BTS’ Jimin gets customized helicopter birthday banner for exclusive routes in US, Australia

Seoul: Renowned K-POP idol and member of boyband BTS, Park Jimin continues to set records as the first person in the world with different highly innovative and grand-scale birthday support projects. 

On his 26th birthday, the artist became the first person in the world to receive a customized helicopter birthday banner for exclusive routes in the United States (US) and Australia.

The exclusive birthday-themed banner will be up to 35 meters long for both the US and Australia routes, which is a giant size to ensure visibility. Both flights will have a specialized light aerobatic aircraft utilized for the birthday project.

In US, the banner will pass through famous sites including the Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge—a strategy that will foster drawing attention to the project. 

The US flight will be for 3 hours, which is also a long period to ensure enough buzz for the project—ensuring a grand-scale promotion for Jimin in the most sophisticated way imaginable.

For the Australian route, the flight will be on Gold Coast, and the duration will be two hours.

The Australian route will include a highlighted tourist resort named after the 42 km of golden sandy beach—adding prestige to the project.

In addition to incredible birthday support projects, fans known as ARMY are also showing their love to the singer through various hashtags on Twitter.

To commemorate BTS Jimin's birthday today, Ukraine ARMYs have also prepared a "first-in-the-world" project that involves the ‘Serendipity’ singer being featured on the biggest LED screen in all of Europe.

Another birthday support project for BTS member Jimin that is also the first in the world is a digital ad in Kyoto, Japan. Jimin became the first foreign artist to be featured on that ad space in the country.

The advertisement will run for a week.

Moreover, ARMYs in France are celebrating BTS Jimin's birthday by lighting up the Eiffel Tower, which is a famous landmark in the city.

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Pakistan reports lowest daily COVID death toll in almost three months 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 767 cases of coronavirus were reported while 19 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,106. 

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Pakistan reports lowest daily COVID death toll in almost three months 

Islamabad: Pakistan has reported its lowest daily coronavirus death toll in almost three months, with 19 people losing their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours. 

Amid a steady decline in Covid-19 infections, Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio further fell to 1.88% with 767 new cases.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves.

The total number of cases has reached 1,257,955.

As many as 1,187,308 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,540 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 435,882 in the province with 12,780 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 462,466 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,484. 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 175,735 in the province with 5,636 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,072 confirmed cases while 350 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,339 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 739. On the other hand, there are 10,348 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,113 cases in the capital city while 931 people have lost their lives. 

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