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April 15, 2024

More rainfall expected in Karachi on April 17 and 18

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast another spell of moderate to heavy rainfall in Karachi between April 17 and 18. The met department said that another western disturbance would enter Balochistan on the night of April 16 due to which the port city could receive another spell of downpours. “Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in […]

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April 15, 2024

PM Shehbaz urges use of renewable sources for power generation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the energy ministry to use alternative and renewable sources for power generation to decrease reliance on imported fuels. The prime minister made these remarks during a high-level meeting on Monday. While reviewing the progress of power sector projects, the premier emphasized the nation’s considerable hydel potential and directed for […]

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April 15, 2024

PTI backed candidates challenge elections results of three seats in IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenged on Monday the election results of three National Assembly seats from Islamabad in the capital’s high court and alleged that the February 8 results were marred by rigging.  The three independent candidates backed by PTI have urged the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to revoke the victory notification of the […]

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April 15, 2024

Aseefa to be sworn in as MNA today

ISLAMABAD: Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, daughter of the late former premier Benazir Bhutto and sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, is set to officially commence her parliamentary duties on Monday. She will be sworn in as a member of the National Assembly, marking her formal entry into the political arena. Aseefa’s induction into parliament represents another […]

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April 15, 2024

Several flights cancelled after Karachi rain

KARACHI: Due to inclement weather in Karachi, several flights have been cancelled and some have faced delays. A rain emergency has been declared in operational sections, including the Airside Section, by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). According to airport sources, multiple flights were cancelled and experienced delays due to the adverse weather conditions in Karachi […]

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April 15, 2024

PTI aims for victory in April 21 by-elections

LAHORE: The PTI is optimistic about sweeping the upcoming by-elections scheduled for April 21, expressing confidence that candidates supported by the former ruling party will participate in the polls despite challenges. “On the directives of PTI founder Imran Khan, the people of Pakistan will once again demonstrate their trust in PTI-nominated candidates by casting their […]

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April 15, 2024

Rain showers bring mayhem

MIRPUR/ PESHAWAR/ HYDERABAD: As light to moderate and heavy showers poured down on various parts of the country, the rain wreaked havoc, throwing a spanner in the works, disrupting life, and causing accidents. In districts of Sindh, the rain began late Saturday and persisted through Sunday, exacerbating the enduring challenge of prolonged power cuts. According […]

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April 15, 2024

Bilawal calls for action on climate change

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has highlighted the changing climate conditions while regretting the tragic loss of lives resulting from several accidents amid heavy rains across various regions of the country, particularly in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, according to a statement issued on Sunday. It added that Bilawal expressed his regret over the loss of […]

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April 15, 2024

First air ambulance service set to launch on CM Maryam’s orders

LAHORE: Following directives from Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the province has initiated its inaugural air ambulance service. The rescue personnel have commenced training sessions in preparation for the service. The primary objective of this air ambulance initiative is to extend coverage to districts in Punjab lacking rescue services. In its initial phase, rescue […]

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April 15, 2024

High level Saudi delegation led by FM to visit Pakistan today

A high-level Saudi delegation, led by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, will visit Pakistan from April 15 to April 16, a statement from the Foreign Office (FO) said. This delegation comprises esteemed figures including Saudi Minister of Water and Agriculture Eng Abdul Rahman Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadley, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources […]