Karachi rain: Flooded streets, traffic jams make life wretched for citizens

Most areas of Karachi remained inundated with rainwater Monday as heavy rainfall lashed the metropolis, causing citizens to suffer due to urban flooding, prolonged power outages, and traffic jams. Heavy downpour in Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Ayesha Manzil, Baldia, Power House Chowrangi, Orangi Town and Haideri caused roads and streets to become inundated. https://twitter.com/DanyalGilani/status/1287707431951376385 Moreover, three to four feet of water...

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Pakistan reports lowest number of coronavirus deaths in 3 months

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza revealed that Pakistan reported its lowest number of COVID-19 deaths in the past three months on Sunday, when only 20 people died due to the infection. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the prime minister's adviser disclosed that the current statistics indicated an 87% drop in COVID-19 deaths. "Today,...

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SIC report: Govt directs FBR, FIA, SECP to launch investigation against sugar mills

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to launch an investigation against sugar mills based on the Sugar Inquiry Commission report. The directions to launch an investigation come after the Sugar Inquiry Commission report released last month had laid bare some startling...

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Federal govt repatriates services of JUI-F chief Fazl’s brother to KP

PESHAWAR: After much debate, the federal government repatriated the services of Zia-ur-Rehman, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's brother, back to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. Rehman had been appointed to a post in Karachi, which caused a hue and cry from opposition parties who blamed the Sindh government for favouring the JUI-F to make the upcoming all parties conference a “success”....

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China seizes US consulate in Chengdu, retaliating for Houston

China took over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliation for China's ouster last week from its consulate in Houston, Texas. The seizure capped a dramatic escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies that began when employees at China's Houston consulate were seen burning...

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Coronavirus: Scaled-down Hajj to begin from Wednesday

MAKKAH: A scaled-down Hajj with only just 1,000 pilgrims due to the COVID-19 pandemic will begin on Wednesday for the first time in modern history. Up to 1,000 people residing in the kingdom will participate in the Muslim ritual, a tiny fraction of the 2.5 million that attended last year, after what many saw as an opaque selection process that...

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Five color vegetables will bring “True Colors” in the lives of deprived communities: Kashif Shamim Siddiqui

KARACHI: AAP Agriculture for Nutrition Project, Department of Agriculture, Supply and Prices Government of Sindh strengthens the links between agriculture and nutrition by implementing the most effective approaches to retain and enhance nutrition in food along the agricultural value chain – from food production to consumption and sale. “We have provided 210 Kitchen Gardening Demonstrations in seven districts of Sindh,”...

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