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UNDP, Islamic Relief sign MoU to support flood-affected communities in Sindh

ISLAMABAD Nov 19 (DNA): United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) andIslamic Relief on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) tosupport the flood-affected communities in Sindh. The partnership will create income opportunities for households affectedby the floods and support the construction of community infrastructures,said a press release issued here. The devastating floods in Pakistan have affected 33 million people.Recently launched Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) highlighted thatmillions have become homeless, livelihoods are heavily impacted, andcritical infrastructure has been wiped out. Estimates of total damages and losses are around $30 billion. FloodsRead More

US pressures Ukraine to weigh talks with Russia

WASHINGTON: The US is pressuring Ukraine to be open to peace talks with Moscow, with a top Pentagon official saying Kyiv’s forces will find it hard to recover all the territory Russia has captured in the war. US Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley said on Wednesday that US and allied support has not diminished, but added that Kyiv’s success in countering Russia’s invasion puts it in a better position to begin talks. And last week Milley compared the current situation to World War I when the two sides ground to aRead More

Pakistan can qualify for FIFA World Cup if team selected on merit, says former captain

KARACHI: Former Pakistan football team captain Essa Khan said that the national side can qualify for the FIFA World Cup if the team is selected on merit. Essa Khan, who scored 11 goals in 36 appearances for Pakistan, said that “Pakistani is capable to qualify for the mega event” if the principles of merit are upheld during the selection process. “The World Cup will be increased to 48 teams from 2026 which gives Pakistan a good opportunity to qualify for the event. If Pakistan could not qualify for 2026 WorldRead More

PPP’s Chandio brothers indicted in Mehar triple murder case

ISLAMABAD, NOV 19: A model trial court in Dadu indicted on Saturday a pair of brothers — both MPAs from the ruling PPP — in a triple murder case in Mehar town. MPAs Sardar Chandio and Burhan Chandio pleaded not guilty after charges were framed against them. The court summoned witnesses in the next hearing on December 3 to proceed with the case. “We have recorded our statements in the court,” MPA Sardar said while talking to the media after the indictment, adding that they would plead their case inRead More

JIT set up to dig into Hyderabad Sukkur Motorway land scandal

KARACHI, Nov 19 (DNA): A Joint Investigation (JIT) headed by ChairmanAnti-Corruption Muhammad Nawaz Shaikh has been set up after the fraud ofRs2.14 billion in funds in the purchase of land for Hyderabad SukkurMotorway. The JIT headed by Muhammad Nawaz Shaikh will submit an inquiry report onembezzlement of highway project funds in Matiari district of Sindhwithin 10 days. It has been said in the FIR that Rs2.14 billion were embezzled from theRs4 billion received from the federal government and Deputy CommissionerAdnan Rasheed has been arrested in the Motorway case, while mainRead More

UN calls for additional funding to meet urgent needs of flood-affected people in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (DNA): The United Nations has called for additionalfunding to meet the urgent needs of flood-affected people in Pakistan. UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Aziz Haq told reporters during his regularbriefing in New York that the UN’s 816 million dollars humanitarianappeal has been funded by only 21 percent. Giving an update on the flood situation in Pakistan, he said more thanthree months after the devastating floods began, the catastrophe is farfrom over.The spokesperson said the United Nations is calling for additionalfunding to maintain the lifesaving response. He said accessRead More