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FM Qureshi underscores importance of peace, stability in Afghanistan

On the occasion, UN High Commissioner for Refugees lauded Pakistan's role in hosting four million Afghan refugees over the past four decades.

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FM Qureshi underscores importance of peace, stability in Afghanistan

New York: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday underscored the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan for regional security and prosperity.

Talking to his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session in New York , he underlined the need for the international community to remain engaged with Afghanistan to prevent the emergence of humanitarian and economic crises in the country.

The two leaders agreed to remain closely engaged on the evolving situation in Afghanistan.

Earlier, talking to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated the need for continued joint global efforts to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the threat of influx of refugees.

He said unconditional support from the international community is essential to get Afghanistan out of the humanitarian crisis.

On the occasion, UN High Commissioner for Refugees lauded Pakistan's role in hosting four million Afghan refugees over the past four decades.

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Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 deaths

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,742 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,729.

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Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 deaths

Islamabad: Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate is less than 4% for the sixth consecutive day, government data showed Thursday 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 3.30%.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,742 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,729.

The total number of cases has reached 1,245,127.

As many as 1,169,566 patients have recovered from the disease with 3,768 critical cases.

Punjab    

The number of patients swelled to 431,092 in the province with 12,617 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 457,458 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,382.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 173,796 in the province with 5,537 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,916 confirmed cases while 348 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,127 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 738. On the other hand, there are 10,321 cases in GB with 184 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 105,417 cases in the capital city while 923 people have lost their lives.

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‘Covid fourth wave’: Pakistan reports 1016 new cases, 28 deaths

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,016 cases of coronavirus were reported while 28 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,201.

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‘Covid fourth wave’: Pakistan reports 1016 new cases, 28 deaths

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

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,016 cases of coronavirus were reported while 28 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,201.

The total number of cases has reached 1,261,685.

As many as 1,193,175 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,195 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 437,032 in the province with 12,808 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 464,142 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,514.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 176,366 in the province with 5,666 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,100 confirmed cases while 352 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,372 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 740. On the other hand, there are 10,361 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,312 cases in the capital city while 935 people have lost their lives. 

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

Google, is celebrating its 23rd birthday on Monday (today) with a special cake-themed doodle on its homepage.

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

Google's foundation started in the year 1997 and was officially established as a company on September 27, 1998.

Technically, the company was founded on September 4, 1998. Though the company, for the first seven years, observed its birth anniversary on the said date, that year, but later it was decided to shift the celebrations to September 27 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that this search engine was indexing.

Alphabet Inc. was created on October 2, 2015 through a restructuring of Google and later became its parent company and that of its former subsidiaries as well.

The history of the doodle itself dates back to 1998, to a month before Google was founded.

In 1997, Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, just so happened to be assigned to show Larry Page, who was considering Stanford for graduate school at the time, around campus. By the next year, the two Google co-founders were building a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developing their first prototype.

Hence, in 1998, Google Inc. was officially born.

“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe, and while much has changed from the early days of Google, from its first server housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks to its servers now being housed in more than 20 data centers globally, its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same,” wrote Google in its statement.

Co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is today the most widely-used search engine globally. Its current CEO is Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Page on October 24, 2015.

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