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Day: October 5, 2022

Woman electrocuted in Larkana

LARKANA: A young woman was reportedly electrocuted in her home in Murad Wahan locality here on Wednesday. A 22-year-old Faiza, wife of Abdul Khaliq Buriro, allegedly died of electrocution in her home in Murad Wahan locality of Larkana. Her heirs however rushed her to the Emergency Department of Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where doctors confirmed her death. Heirs said that she was caught by a live electric wire and became unconscious, adding they rushed her to CMCH but she could not survive. After necessary formalities, her body was taken back to her home by the relatives for final rites while crying.

Pakistan’s rain and flood death reaches 1697

ISLAMABAD: Rains and floods death toll since June this year reached 1697 on Wednesday. According to a report issued by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as many as 72 districts across the country are affected by rains and floods of which more than 3.3 million 46 thousand people were affected, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said. NDMA report said that 760 deaths were recorded in Sindh, 336 deaths in Balochistan, 308 deaths in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 191 people lost their lives in Punjab, 22 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 48 in Azad Kashmir. As many as 726 men, 340 women, and 631 children have lost their lives across the country so far. The total number of people who have been injured so far across the country has been recorded at 12867. Around 3858 peo...

KMC will continue promoting sports: Wahab

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, CM Law Advisor and Sindh Government Spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday said that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) will continue to play its role for the promotion of sports activities at the local level. "Cricket is the most popular sport in Pakistan. The Pakistan Super League has given many world class players to the national cricket team who are making the country famous at the international level. The PSL franchises are playing an important role in making cricket more popular in Pakistan, the Administrator said this while talking to Quetta Gladiator's Azhar Hameed in his office here. Azhar Hameed apprised the Administrator Karachi about new talent from his franchise and organizing cricket at the grassroots level. He said that Quett...

Markets managed by KMC will be improved: Wahab

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, Sindh governments Spokesman and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday said that the markets managed by KMC will be improved in order to increase the recovery. "The Estate department should prepare complete data in this regard and the staff assigned for recovery must be made active. Special arrangements have been made for cleanliness in KMC markets. Meetings will be held regularly to review the performance of the Estate department," the Administrator said this while presiding over a follow-up meeting on the Estate department in his office here. On this occasion, Municipal Commissioner KMC Syed Afzal Zaidi, Senior Director Estate Samira Hussain and Director Estate Imran Siddiqui were also present. Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that recove...

New Army Chief will be appointed by month-end, says Kh Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said Wednesday that the process of appointing the new army chief would start by month-end. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, he said that five senior officers were shortlisted for the appointment of the new army chief, adding that the new army chief could be chosen from any of those officers. “All names are sent by the General Headquarters (GHQ), and all these names are thoroughly reviewed,” he added. “A cipher is a state secret. Such confidential matters should not be made public. Imran Khan has also violated the Official Secrets Act,” he stated. “This person will surely be held accountable. He dares government to arrest him. He will come to his senses the day he goes to jail,” he added. He also said that lust for power h...

Gold rates see nominal decrease in Pakistan

LARKANA: The gold prices registered a nominal drop in Pakistan as per tola price of the precious yellow metal decreased by Rs150 in the domestic market on Wednesday. After the decrease, the per tola price of 24 karat gold stands at Rs 148,300 against its sale at Rs148,450 the previous day. Likewise, the price of 10-gram 24 karat also decreased by Rs129 and was sold at Rs127,143 against Rs127,272. The price of per tola and 10-gram silver remained constant at Rs1620 and Rs1,388.88, respectively. The price of gold in the international market increased by $5 and was sold at $1709 against its sale at $$1704.