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  • In United Arab Emirates, nine local humanitarian organisations have launched a joint initiative for assistance of flood affectees in Pakistan. The initiative, titled “We Stand Together” was launched by the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Dubai Cares, and Sharjah Charity Association. Under ...

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  • Two US Congress members, Sheila Jackson and Tom Swazi, are visiting flood-ravaged Pakistan starting today (Sunday) to show solidarity with the country. US Congress members Sheila Jackson Lee and Tom Swazi left the US on Saturday, but there was no official announcement from either the US Embassy or ...

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  • Google will donate $500,000 for flood relief efforts in Pakistan, company officials said on Thursday. Google Southeast Asia Vice President Stephanie Davis posted on LinkedIn that the tech giant would donate the amount, which is equal to around Rs110 million, to the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy ...

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  • Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan says all grid stations and feeders in thirteen districts of Sindh have been made functional and dewatering equipment is also operational in urban areas within the limits of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company. In a statement, he said HESCO is providing ...

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  • The United Nations (UN) and Pakistan will launch a formal appeal Tuesday for $160 million to fund emergency aid for Pakistan, which is battling the worst monsoon floods in a decade. Pakistani officials say over 1,100 people have died since June, when the seasonal rains started, but the final toll ...

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  • Pakistan needs financial help to deal with "overwhelming" floods, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari adding that he hoped financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would take the economic fallout into account. Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating ...

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  • The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Monday submitted record of former prime minister Imran Khan’s speech in contempt of court case. On August 23, the IHC had issued notice to the PEMRA and sought record of Imran’s speech. DG PEMRA Monitoring Ashfaq Ahmed Jumani submitted ...

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  • Pakistan on Sunday called the accusations made by Afghanistan’s Acting Defence Minister Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob “conjectural allegations” and said the statement was “highly regrettable” and defied the “norms of responsible diplomatic conduct”. “In the absence of any evidence, as ...

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  • Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) has issued flood alert in River Indus as 700,000 cusecs floodwater will pass from Taunsa Sharif today. According to details, there is a possibility of high-level flooding in the Indus River at Taunsa Sharif and the people of the Katcha areas have been directed to ...

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  • The high-octane clash between arch-rivals Pakistan and India in the T20 Asia Cup 2022 is all set to take place today (Sunday) at the Dubai Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 7pm PST.Both teams are well prepared for the major cricket event. Pakistan has finalised its playing eleven ...

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  • With heavy rains continuing to batter parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), flash floods damaged houses and crops, blocked roads and caused power outages in Swat with several people to leave their houses due to the damage caused by the floodwater. Several houses and hotels were flooded at Mingora ...

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  • After being disconnected from land following heavy rainfall, the aviation authorities have also suspended flight operations to and from Quetta airport. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended all its flight operations for Quetta after the aviation authorities faced technical issues ...

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  •  Pakistan on Wednesday “categorically” rejected India’s “purported closure of the highly irresponsible” firing of a rogue supersonic missile into Pakistani territory and reiterated “its demand for a joint probe”.“We have seen India’s announcement of the findings of an internal ...

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  • Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said the government is taking practical measures to revive cinema houses and provide incentives to the artists. She was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Film Producers Association headed by its Chairman Shaikh Amjad in Islamabad on ...

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  • The federal government on Friday appointed Jameel Ahmad as the new governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). He was previously the central bank's deputy governor. "In exercise of powers conferred under Section 11A(1) read with Section 14(1) of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Act 1956 (Amended ...

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  • Madhubala, a 16-year-old elephant in Pakistan suffering for years from dental infection and pain caused by a broken tusk, finally got relief on Wednesday after undergoing treatment while under unique standing sedation.Madhubala is one of four African elephants being treated in Karachi by an ...

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  • Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder globally in 2023, the drugmaker said on Thursday, more than two years after it ended US sales of a product that drew thousands of consumer safety lawsuits. "As part of a worldwide portfolio assessment, we have made the commercial ...

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  • Scientists have found what could be the youngest planet ever observed.The planet is barely 395 light-years from the Earth and its creation started only 1.5 million years ago, according to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. If compared, the Earth is 3,000 times older than this ...

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  • Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and the European Union that will make it harder, and costlier, for the bloc to fill up storage ahead of the winter heating season. The cut in supplies, flagged by Gazprom earlier this ...

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is ready to mobilise its nuclear war deterrent and for any military clash with the United States, state media reported on Thursday, amid signs the North could conduct its first nuclear test since 2017. Kim made the remarks during a speech at an event ...

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  • Kim Kardashian and her half-sister Kylie Jenner called out the popular social media platform Instagram for becoming more like TikTok and losing its originality. The reality TV stars shared the same post on the photo sharing app that read, "Make Instagram Instagram again." “Stop trying to be like ...

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  • A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the northern Philippines Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, shattering windows of buildings at the epicentre and shaking high-rise towers more than 300 kilometres (185 miles) away in the capital Manila. The shallow but powerful quake struck the mountainous and ...

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  • Victoria Beckham celebrated her parents Jackie and Anthony Adams’ 51st wedding anniversary with a sweet tribute. Taking to Instagram, the former Spice Girls dropped snaps of the couple with a heartwarming note for them. “Happy anniversary!! 51 years!! We love you both so much!!!,” David ...

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  • Pakistan lost opening batsman Abdullah Shafique for a duck after the tourists bowled out Sri Lanka for 378 on day two of the second Test on Monday. Fast bowler Asitha Fernando bowled Shafique, who hit a match-winning 160 in the opener of the two-Test series, on the second ball of Pakistan's reply ...

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  • China on Sunday launched the second of three modules to its permanent space station, in one of the final missions needed to complete the orbiting outpost by year's end. A live feed on state broadcaster CCTV showed the 23-tonne Wentian ("Quest for the Heavens") laboratory module launching on the ...

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  • Commenting on his last-minute “unexpected” move that paved the way for PML-N’s Hamza Shahbaz to retain the position of CM Punjab and shocked the PTI, including his cousin and candidate for the prized slot Pervez Elahi, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain asked how he could back critics ...

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  • The government on Saturday extended heartfelt condolences on behalf of the country and its people to Iran on the loss of precious lives and material damage as a result of floods in the southern Fars province. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we wish speedy ...

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  • Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in a landmark 100th Test for former captain Angelo Mathews on Sunday.Mathews, 35, was feted by Sri Lanka Cricket at the start of the second Test in Galle as the hosts look to bounce back from their opening loss in ...

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle must act upon what they preach in order to earn global respect, says a royal expert.Professor Pauline MacLaran of Royal Holloway, University of London, says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have appeared “hypocritical” in front of the public despite their ...

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  • Shinzo Abe is in critical condition after being shot at a campaign speech in western Japan, local media and officials say. Police detain suspected attacker.Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has been attacked and left bleeding at a campaign event in the Nara region, local media and officials ...

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