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Monday, November 14th, 2022


Patients suffer as medical staff’s strike continues across Sindh

KARACHI: Following the medical staff’s strike across government hospitals in Sindh, patients remain stranded, while OPDs and operation theaters remain shut making access to healthcare difficult for public and adding to their misery. As a result of the strike, the province’s largest government health facility in Karachi the Civil Hospital is deserted and its operation theaters are also empty. The hospital has gathered a mound of garbage with its sanitary staff refusing to work. While sanitation has also been poor in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of ChildRead More

Trump set to officially launch comeback bid

Washington, Nov 14 (AFP/APP): Former US president Donald Trump is expected to officially launch another White House bid on Tuesday, refusing calls from within his own Republican party to fade away after his loyalists underperformed in this year’s midterm elections. The 76-year-old billionaire, whose 2016 win shocked America and the world, has summoned the press to his Florida mansion for a “very big announcement” at 9:00 PM Tuesday (0200 GMT Wednesday). “President Trump is going to announce on Tuesday that he’s running for president,” said one of his advisors, JasonRead More

Turkey accuses Kurdish PKK over Istanbul attack

A suspect was arrested by the early hours of Monday Agencies ANKARA: Turkey’s interior minister accused the Kurdistan’s Workers’ Party (PKK) of responsibility for a bombing in a busy Istanbul shopping thoroughfare that killed six people and said on Monday a suspect has been arrested. The explosion tore through Istiklal Street, a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, on Sunday afternoon, wounding dozens. A suspect was arrested by the early hours of Monday. “The person who planted the bomb has been arrested,” Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in aRead More

Iran calls for change in ‘unfriendly’ Saudi behaviour

TEHRAN, NOV 14: Iran said Monday it would use diplomacy to change Saudi Arabia’s “unfriendly” behaviour after accusing its regional rival of encouraging the weeks-long protest movement sparked by death of Mahsa Amini. Tehran accuses Riyadh of funding hostile media organisations, and last week threatened to retaliate against the Gulf kingdom’s “destabilising actions”. Mahsa Amini, 22, died on September 16, three days after being arrested for reportedly violating Iran’s strict dress code for women. Dozens of people — mainly protesters but also members of the security forces — have beenRead More

Govt castigates Imran for ‘backtracking’ from foreign conspiracy narrative

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday that PTI chairman Imran Khan’s rebuttal of the foreign conspiracy narrative was a reminder of the “vicious role he played to harm Pakistan’s external relations while pursuing his own petty politics”. In an intervie w with British newspaper Financial Times, Imran — who has repeatedly claimed that a US-backed conspiracy was behind his ouster in April — said he no longer “blamed” the US administration for his removal from power. The PTI chief also said he wanted a “dignified” relationship between Washington and Islamabad. “AsRead More

Gold price pops again by Rs100 to reach Rs156,000 per tola

KARACHI, NOV 14: Gold prices in the country rose again on Monday as the PKR got drubbed at the hands of the US dollar. Despite the gold losing value on the international market, the price of per tola gold of 24-karat increased by Rs100 to Rs156,000 in the local market. Likewise, the price of 10 grams of 24-karat gold increased by Rs84 to Rs133,774, while a 10-gram bar of 22-karat gold is worth Rs122600. On the international market, the price of per ounce of gold was reduced by $14 toRead More