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Day: November 9, 2022

Punjab government decides to form JIT to probe assassination attempt on Imran

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the assassination attempt on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan. The decision to form the JIT was taken in a meeting of the Punjab Cabinet Committee on Law and Order, which was chaired by the chairman of the committee, Raja Basharat, through a video link from Rawalpindi. In the meeting, it was decided that the Joint Investigation Team will be headed by Additional IG Highways Patrol Riaz Nazir, other members of the JIT will include representatives of the relevant agencies. The Punjab Cabinet Committee has also decided to provide special security to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan and in the second phase of the long march, strict security...

Delayed climate justice is a death sentence for vulnerable: Sherry

ISLAMABAD: “There is a race against time now for adapting to the climate crisis, and those with better resources will adapt faster, whereas for others, it will be delayed. In every country the vulnerable will be the first to go down, and we are here to serve the reminder that delaying climate justice for the vulnerable is subjecting them to a death sentence,” stated Senator Sherry Rehman, Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator at the Pakistan Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. The Senator was speaking at a panel discussion titled ‘The Lost and the Damaged: Pakistan’s Climate Catastrophe’, and was joined by Vicente Paolo, Thematic Coordinator Loss and Damage G77, Liane Schalatek, Associate Director, Heinrich Bol Stiftung, Amb. Shafqat Kakakhel, Chairperson Sustainable Development...

COAS lauds restoration of peace in KP and merged districts

RAWALPINDIN: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has lauded the monumental efforts of Peshawar Corps in establishing peace and stability in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s merged districts. General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Peshawar on Wednesday. On arrival at Corps Headquarters, the COAS laid floral wreath at Shuhada monument, said a statement issued by the ISPR Wednesday. Later, the COAS addressed officers and men of Peshawar Corps. The COAS appreciated the formation for monumental efforts in achieving peace and stability. “We owe it to the sacrifices of our Shuhada for providing secure and enabling environment for socio-economic development in the newly-merged districts in particular and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in general,” the COAS said. He urged the troops: “Always stay focused on...

Efforts on to make Balochistan malaria-free by 2035: Secretary

QUETTA: Secretary Health Department, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir, has said that it was being strived to make the province malaria-free by 2035 by implementing the National Strategic Plan. These views were expressed by him while addressing the concluding function of LLIn project of MERF held here on Wednesday. He said Health Department, Government of Balochistan, Malaria Program and other stakeholders would continue adopting measures to control malaria, so that the burden of that disease could be minimized from the province. He said that it was being strived to make the province malaria-free by 2035 by implementing the National Strategic Plan. Function was attended by Director Malaria Control Program, Dr. Mir Yousaf, Director Public Health Balochistan, Dr. Mir Khalid Qambrani, Chief Planning...

Water inflow in River Indus at Tarbela recorded at 28,900 cusecs

HYDERABAD: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has issued the position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages for Wednesday. According to a spokesman of WAPDA, inflows and outflows in River Indus at Tarbela was 28,900 cusecs and 45,000 cusecs while inflows and outflows in River Kabul at Nowshera will remain 13,300 cusecs and 13,300 cusecs, Inflows and outflows in River Kabul at Khairabad Bridge was 17,600 cusecs and 17,600 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla (Inflows 14,800 cusecs and Outflows 35,000 cusecs) and in Chenab at Marala (Inflows 11,700 cusecs and Outflows 4,800 cusecs) respectively. In Jinnah Barrage inflows 59,900 cusecs and outflows 53,400 cusecs while in Chashma inflows and outflows was 61,400 c...

China donated one lac doses of Hepatitis A vaccines to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China has donated one lac doses of Hepatitis A vaccines to Pakistan, says Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday. The minister thanked the Chinese gesture saying this is a timely support and the vaccines will reach vulnerable people whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent floods. The Minister said China has always supported Pakistan during difficult times. He said both the countries will work together in the health sector. China has given full support to Pakistan in every difficult hour. Pakistan is still struggling with one of the worst floods in history, Abdul Qadir Patel added. He said that the government is determined to rehabilitate the flood victims and provide them with health facilities. “The gover...