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Day: November 21, 2022

Death anniversary of Dr Abdus Salam being observed

ISLAMABAD: The 26th death anniversary of eminent Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam is being observed today (Monday). Dr Abdus Salam was born in Jhang in 1926. He got his early education from Jhang and then he moved to Government College Lahore. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Government College Lahore, he received a state scholarship to study abroad. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Physics from St. John’s College, Cambridge. He obtained a PhD in theoretical physics at Cambridge. His thesis published in 1951, contained fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics. For his contribution to the electroweak unification theory, Dr Abdus Salam was given the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics and became first Pakistani to receive this pres...

Manufacturers slash oil, ghee prices

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: The prices of “A” brand ghee and cooking oil have been reduced by the manufacturing companies, it emerged Monday. According to details, the prices of cooking oil and ghee have been cut by Rs10 to Rs40 at retail level. The cooking oil will now cost Rs520 per litre after a cut of Rs10 in the price. After a healthy drop of Rs40 in its price, the ghee will now be sold at Rs520 per kg. The price of a five-litre cooking oil carton has been reduced by Rs50 and now it will be sold at Rs2,700. The price of a 5kg carton of ghee has been dropped by Rs195 and now will be sold at Rs2,600. The reduction in the prices of ghee and oil have relieved the inflation-stricken general public a bit across the country. The citizens said that essential commodities, especially ghee, were out of th...

Abrar, Ali earn spots for England Tests

LAHORE: Mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Ali have been rewarded for their strong first-class performances with maiden Test call-ups as Pakistan announced an 18-player squad for December’s three ICC World Test Championship matches against England. Twenty-four-year-old Abrar is in red-hot form in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Before the start of the last round on Sunday (20 November), Abrar had claimed 43 wickets at an average of 21.95. He has recorded five five-wicket hauls in six matches and has played an integral role in turning his side into serious contenders to secure a berth in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final. Central Punjab’s Mohammad Ali has been the best fast bowler in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in the last two editions, taking 56 wickets. His 24 wickets, in...

Police arrests accused killer of child in DI Khan

Dera Ismail Khan: The police on Monday arrested the accused killer of a child who was sodomized and murdered a few days ago in Dera Ismail Khan. An eight-year-old boy Hassan Mehsood, resident of Fateh Morr, situated in the vicinity of Gomal, had gone missing six days ago following which his father lodged a complaint of Hassan’s disappearance with the Gomal University police station. Police with the help of local residents found the body of the murdered child from a nearby sugarcane field on Nov 19. Their investigation in the case led them to reach the killer who happened to be a blood relative and neighbour of slain Hassan. Police have arrested him and further investigation are underway.

Pakistan reports 37 new Covid cases

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Pakistan on Monday reported 37 new Covid cases and no death from the pandemic in the last 24 hours. The number of total confirmed positive cases across the country has risen to 1,574,914 so far. According to the latest figures by the National Institute of Health (NIH), 17 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 across the country in the past 24 hours. The nationwide tally of fatalities stands at 30,630 so far. Pakistan has conducted 5,435 tests in the past 24 hours out of which 17 persons were tested positive for the disease. The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 0.31 percent.

China, Pakistan expand cooperation in multiple sectors under CPEC: Beijing

ISLAMABAD: China and Pakistan have expanded cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and made notable progress in multiple sectors including green, health and information technology. According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, speaking at a regular briefing in Beijing on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mao Ning said CPEC is the flagship project for China-Pakistan cooperation which made tangible contributions to the social economic development in Pakistan and regional interconnectivity. She said that China donated the solar equipment to Baluchistan province, and a green project in Gwadar port also made progress. The spokesperson said China is ready to collaborate with Pakistan for making CPEC a demonstrative project for high quality cooperation under th...