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PTI to launch drive against inflation

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KARACHI: PTI leader and former federal minister Asad Umar on Sunday said the PTI would launch a countrywide campaign against the rising inflation as the nation has come across a flood of rising prices. Addressing a presser in the provincial capital, he said the 13-party gang of PDM ran anti-inflation campaign against the PTI government and promised to control the prices, but they had fully exposed now. The minister said per kg milk was being sold at Rs200 presently, but it was Rs130 per kg in the PTI s tenure. Similarly, he said the edible oil had witnessed 33 per cent increase. Umar said the country had been passing through testing times, hoping that 2023 elections would end the political uncertainty prevailing in the country.

Strong earthquake jolts several KP cities

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SWAT: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on Richter scale jolted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cities of Swat, Malakand and surrounding areas on Sunday. No loss of life and property has so far been reported. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad, the earthquake struck the region at 6:39am at a depth of 179km with the epicenter in Hindu Kush mountainous region of Afghanistan. It had a longitude of 77.99 East and a latitude of 38.28 North. The tremors were also felt in Charsadda, Shangla and Mingora and people rushed out of their houses reciting Shahada.

Pakistan, India exchange lists of nuclear installations, prisoners

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India on Sunday exchanged lists of nuclear installations and facilities in their countries and also handed over lists of prisoners in each other’s custody in pursuance of agreements signed between the two countries. According to Foreign Office statement issued today, the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India was signed on 31st December 1988 and ratified on 27th January 1991. The Agreement, inter alia, provides that both countries shall inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities, falling within its definition, on 1st January of each calendar year. Pursuant to the Agreement, the list of nuclear installations and facilities in Pakistan was officially handed over to a repres...

Flood water still stagnant in several areas of Sindh and Balochistan

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KARACHI: The water of last year’s unprecedented floods is still standing in flood-hit areas of Sindh and Balochistan provinces, according to a report on Sunday. The water could not be completely discharged from flood-stricken areas as it is still standing in 10 districts. Floodwater is still standing in Khairpur, Badin, Sanghar, Jamshoro, Umarkot, Dadu, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Mirpur Khas, Shaheed Benazirabad and Naushehro Feroz districts of Sindh, according to sources. It is reported that 85 percent water drainage has been completed in flood-hit areas of the province. Six-inch to two-feet deep floodwater still standing in flood ravaged districts of Sindh. Floodwater also standing in Sohbatpur and Jaffarabad districts of Balochistan. Around one-foot-deep water standing at some places in S...

Policeman martyred in Lakki Marwat police check post attack

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LAKKI MARWAT: A policeman was martyred after unidentified terrorists attacked a police check post in Lakki Marwat, police said Sunday. According to a police spokesman, the suspects attacked the Shahbaz Khel check post with sophisticated weapons. Policemen deployed at the check post retaliated against the attack. During a crossfire, one constable embraced martyrdom, while a terrorist also got killed. The funeral prayer of the martyred policeman was offered at 10am. This is not the first time that a police check post has been attacked in Lakki Marwat in the recent past. On December 18, 2022, four policemen were martyred and four others suffered injuries after terrorists attacked a police station in Lakki Marwat. According to police, the s attacked the Bargi police station with hand ...

Karachiites to elect PPP mayor in LG polls: Sindh CM

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Sunday that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has delivered in this city in terms of restoration of law and order, and development, and on top of it has given ownership to the city and its people: therefore, he was sure that the Karachiites would elect its mayor in the upcoming local bodies elections. This he said while talking to the media at the conclusion of his visit to the city in which he inspected the ongoing construction of Malir Expressway, BRT Red Line, and flyover and underpass in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. He was accompanied by Minister Information Sharjeel Memon, Minister Local Government Nasir Shah, Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab, and Administrator KMC Dr Saifur Rehman. Mr Shah, at the outset of his presser, extended new year’s greet...