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Nawaz’s enemies have faced exemplary defeat, says Maryam at Faisalabad rally

Faisalabad, OCT 16: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Saturday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s opponents had suffered exemplary defeat as she hit out at the PTI-led government for the hike in prices of utilities and petroleum products. Addressing a rally of the Pakistan Demo­cratic Movement (PDM) – an anti-government alliance of opposition parties – at Faisalabad’s Dhobi Ghat ground, Maryam said in Nawaz’s tenure [as PM], sugar was Rs50 per kg, and now after three years, it had crossed Rs120 per kg while electricity prices had shotRead More

Resolving Kashmir, Palestine issues key to global peace: Chaudhry Sarwar

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (DNA): Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar hassaid that resolving the Kashmir and Palestine issues are key to globalpeace. Prime Minister Imran Khan has become an ambassador of Kashmiris in thetrue sense and is fighting their case all over the world. He was addressing a function titled “Aik Sham Kashmir Keh Naam” atBergamo in Italy on Saturday. EU-Pakistan Friendship Chairman PervezIqbal Loser and Farooq Arshad Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed, Mian Aftab Ahmed,Qaiser King Bashir Bosal and others were also present. Chaudhry Sarwar said that Kashmir is the Jugular veinRead More

Russia’s daily COVID-related deaths surpass 1,000 threshold

MOSCOW, OCT 16: Russia reported a record high 1,002 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, the first time the number has passed the 1,000-mark since the beginning of the pandemic. It pushed the national death toll to 222,315. New COVID-19 cases, confirmed in the past 24 hours, also hit record high at 33,208, the Russian coronavirus task force said, bringing the official total case tally to 7,958,384. The surging outbreak has come with just 31 per cent of Russians fully inoculated as of Saturday, according to the Gogov website, which tallies Covid-19 data from the regions. A lack of tough restrictions has allowed the virusRead More

Maryam, others set to address PDM rally in Faisalabad

LAHORE, OCT 16: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other opposition figures are expected to address a rally of the Pakistan Demo­cratic Movement (PDM) – an anti-government alliance of opposition parties – in Faisalabad’s Dhobi Ghat ground later today. According to local PML-N sources, party supremo Nawaz Sharif will also address the gathering from London via video link while leaders of other opposition parties are also expected to speak. The PML-N’s official spokesperson did not confirm the participation PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif while former PML-N MPA Rao Kashif Raheem claimed that ShehbazRead More

Italy reports 14 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 2,983 new cases

ROME, OCT 16: Italy reported 14 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, down from 42 the previous day, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 2,983 from 2,732 . Italy has registered 131,517 deaths linked to COVID-19 since the outbreak in February last year. It has the second highest toll in Europe behind Britain and the ninth highest in the world. The country has reported 4.72 million cases to date. Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 2,371 onRead More

Bolsonaro could face several criminal charges in pandemic probe – senator

A Brazilian Senate probe into the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic will recommend in its final report due next week that President Jair Bolsonaro face 11 criminal charges, the senator leading the inquiry said on Friday, though it remains highly unlikely that he will face a trial on any such charges. Renan Calheiros said during a radio interview that the investigation launched in April has collected evidence to show that Bolsonaro should be formally charged with genocide against the country’s indigenous population, malfeasance, irregular use of public funds, violation of sanitary measures, incitementRead More