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Day: November 25, 2022

Baise, Guangxi: Twenty Years of Hard Work to the Frontier of Opening Up and Cooperation on the Border of South China

Press Release
BAISE, China, Nov. 25, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/-- On November 2, the press conference on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Baise City was held in Nanning, Guangxi. In the past 20 years, Baise has insisted on giving priority to industry and made every effort to promote the high-quality development of strong industry, characteristic agriculture and modern service industry. With the total output value growing 8.5 times, the total volume of import and export trade increasing by 44 times, and the scale of aluminum industry reaching RMB 100 billion, Baise successively won the honorary titles of "Top Tourist City of China" and "National Garden City". Located in the west of Guangxi, Baise is a prefecture-level city with the largest border area between China and Vietnam, and also an ...

Pakistani rupee value goes down against US dollar

Business
KARACHI: The rupee kept slumping against the US dollar as the local unit lost 8 paisa in its value in the interbank trading on Friday. As per the information received by the money market today, the value of US dollar appreciated by 8 paisa, pushing its exchange rate at Rs224. Yesterday, the US dollar was closed at Rs223.92 with Pakistani currency depreciated by 0.05%. The local unit is slumping on account of a differential between the US dollar rates in the open market and interbank trading. The high rate of the USD in the open market is creating a grey market while the exchange companies are facing a dearth of dollars. The USD rate in grey market is higher by Rs20-30 per dollar as compared to the interbank rate. Besides this, another factor which is affecting the rupee rate is the s...

Several injured as fire breaks out at Kandhkot grid station

District
Kandhkot: Four workers of an electric company were burnt following a fire that ignited in the Kandhkot grid station when they tried to put up an electric trolley beside the grid station on Friday. Reportedly, four workers received burn wounds when a fire ignited in the Kandhkot grid station due to short circuit when they were putting up the electric trolley. The fire fighters rushed to the place to douse flames that were reaching the grid station. The condition of two injured workers out of four was stated to be critical and they were shifted to a hospital in Karachi. Soon after the fire incident in the grid station, the electricity supply to five feeders was suspended.

Man gets death sentence twice in rape-murder case

Crime
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Friday handed down two times death sentence to a rapist and murderer of a minor child in Karachi. The court awarded two times death sentence to Rizwan Ullah who was found guilty of raping and killing a seven-year-old boy. It also awarded life term to the convict for kidnapping the child and imposed a fine of Rs2 million on him which it directed to be paid to the heirs of the slain child. According to the prosecution, convict Rizwan abducted a 7-year-old child who was playing outside his house in Bilal Colony. The father of the child registered a complaint of his kidnapping on July 13, 2020. However, after 20 days, the body of the child was recovered from the Korangi stream. As per the prosecution, the convict was the relative of the slain child.

Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women being observed across globe

National
ISLAMABAD: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is being observed across the globe today (Friday). This year theme for the day is “Unite! Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls”. In his message on the occasion, UN Secretary-General AntónioGuterres said violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation in the world. He said every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member — and we know that other stresses, from the COVID-19 pandemic to economic turmoil, inevitably lead to even more physical and verbal abuse. Women and girls also face rampant online violence, from misogynistic hate speech, to sexual harassment, image abuse and grooming by predators. This discrimination, violence and abus...

Govt to ensure all kind of assistance to flood victims: NA told

National
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Friday that 230 High Speed Coaches of international standard will soon be inducted into the fleet of Pakistan Railways to provide better traveling services to the passengers. Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Kiran Imran Dar told the house during question hour that procurement of 820 high capacity wagons is also at an advanced stage. She said Pakistan Railways is trying its utmost to improve the punctuality of trains. She said a policy for transfer of technology is being pursued with the collaboration of China for indigenization of Railway Rolling Stock in Pakistan Railways facilities. Parliamentary Secretary for Industries and Production Shahida Rehmani informed the house that FIA has started an investigation into the theft of three m...