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Saturday, August 29th, 2020


Mayor reviews security arrangements of mourning procession

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ISLAMABAD, AUG 29 (DNA) – Islamabad Mayor, Sheikh Ansar Aziz visited the mourning procession on 9th Muharram and reviewed the arrangements there. He was accompanied by Deputy Mayor; Syed Zeeshan Naqvi and Chairman Union Council ShahAllah Ditta Syed Zaki Haider. Camps were set up by the Metropolitan Corporation in sector G-6 on Saturday. MCI arranged sabeel stalls of milk and water for the mourning procession of 9 Muharram. In addition, masks and gloves have been provided to the procession participants. Speaking at the occasion, Mayor said the supreme sacrifices givenRead More

Babar Azam to make Somerset return for T20 Blast


Pakistan’s T20I skipper Babar Azam will once again represent Somerset in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast. Babar, the world’s top-ranked T20I batsman, was the leading run-scorer in the 2019 edition. The 25-year-old, currently captaining Pakistan in their T20I series in England after featuring in all three Tests earlier in the tour, had agreed to return to southwest club before the coronavirus pandemic upended cricket schedules around the world. He will be back at Somerset’s Taunton base on Wednesday. The talisman will be available for Somerset’s final seven group matches plus theRead More

Pakistan condemns extra-judicial killing of Kashmiris


DNA ISLAMABAD, AUG 29 – Pakistan strongly condemned extra-judicial killing of four more Kashmiris in staged encounter in Shopian region of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Equally condemnable are the restrictions imposed on religious processions and gatherings during Muharram. Nearly three hundred innocent Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces in fake encounters, so-called “cordon and search” operations, and other instances of use of brutal force including pellet guns during the last one year. India’s inhuman methods to subjugate the Kashmiri peopleRead More

Nathaniel Julius: South Africa police arrested for killing teen


Two South African police officers have been arrested over the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old boy, which had sparked violent street protests. The family of Nathaniel Julius, who had Down’s syndrome, said he had gone out to buy biscuits when he was shot dead in Johannesburg’s Eldorado Park suburb. The officers will be charged with murder and “possibly defeating the ends of justice”, said the police watchdog. The family said Julius was shot after not answering officers’ questions. However, they added, this was because of his disability. The police initiallyRead More

Mangla Dam water reservoir filled to maximum capacity


JHELUM, AUG 29 (DNA) – Water reservoir of Mangla Dam has reached to its maximum water conservation capacity of 1242 feet, quoting WAPDA sources. Presently the inflow of water in the dam has been recorded at 52,000 cusecs, while outflow of the water has been 56,993 cusecs, according to Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) sources. Amid heavy rainfall forecast by the weather department, the authorities have decided to maintain the maximum level of Mangla reservoir at 1242 feet. It is to be mentioned here that the water reservoir atRead More

Bilawal expresses grave concern over GB situation after rain


KARACHI, AUG 29 (DNA) – Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has on Saturday expressed grave concern over Gilgit-Baltistan situation after rain. The PPP said in a tweet that Karakorum Highway has been blocked due to flash floods and landslides, standing crops and orchids are destroyed following heavy torrential rain. The press statement said, “Karakorum Highway have been blocked near Tatta Pani and Lal Pari areas in Diamer district due to flash floods and landslides following heavy torrential rain, which has destroying standing crops and orchids in the region.Read More