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Day: January 22, 2023

Iranian Navy ships visits Pakistan

KARACHI:Iranian Navy ships visited Karachi port and participated in naval exercise with Pakistan Navy (PN). Upon arrival at Karachi port, PN officials along with Iranian consulate staff warmly welcomed the visiting flotilla and National Anthems tunes of both countries were played as mark of respect. The recent visit of Iranian Navy to Pakistan reaffirms joint efforts to promote regional stability and maritime security for protection of Sea Lines of Communication and Seafarers in the region. During stay at port, both navies held mutually rewarding professional interactions, exchange visits and table top discussions on matters of mutual interests. Upon culmination of visit, passage exercise between the two navies was conducted to enhance naval cooperation. The visit of Iranian navy shi...

ECP’s compromise on caretaker CM to turn Punjab into elections’ graveyard: Sh Rashid

RAWALPINDI:Pakistan Awami Muslim League (AML) chief and former federal interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday warned that Punjab could become the graveyard of elections if the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) made any compromise on the appointment of the caretaker chief minister. Taking to Twitter, he made it clear that there was no further room for mistakes. He feared that Asif Ali Zardari s pocket and the hand stick of game changers [what he was referring to the establishment], would turn the elections into a selection. The former minister indicated extremely serious situation of the country, saying the country was heading towards civil war as the people had been deprived of buying flour and seeking space for graves. Rashid said he was returning to Pakistan tomorrow (...

Gorakh Hill Station in Sindh receives snowfall after two year

KARACHI:Gorakh Hill Station of Sindh province in Dadu received a light snowfall on Sunday. According to the report, after a light snowfall and strong winds at the hill station, the weather has turned cold. Gorakh Hill Station in-charge Juman Jamali told the media that Gorakh Hill Station has received snow after a break of two years. On the other hand, the Meteorological Department said that there is a possibility of a new cold wave in Sindh province from today (Sunday) night due to which the temperature may drop to 2 degrees. The Meteorological Department has also indicated the possibility of another new cold wave entering the city of Karachi.

Sharjeel Memon discharged from NICVD

KARACHI:Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon was Sunday discharged from National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). Sharjeel Memon had been brought to the hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest. The doctors said that two of his coronary arteries were blocked. They added that angioplasty had been performed on him to treat his medical condition. It merits a mention here that two cardiac stents had been placed in Memon’s arteries to unblock them.

Two former MNAs from Punjab rejoin PML-N

LAHORE:The two former MNAs from Sarai Alamgir who deserted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz have rejoined it. Haneef Awan and Jameel Awan held a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif under the leadership of Abid Raza Kotla. During the meeting, the duo announced to join the PML-N. Reportedly, Kotla played a vital role in bringing the estranged politicians back to the PML-N fold. Haneef and Jameel left the party when they could not get the PML-N ticket during the elections. Prime Minister Shehbaz welcomed the former MNAs and congratulated them on their rejoining the party.

Tourists stuck as land sliding blocks Punjab-Balochistan highway

Dera Ghazi Khan:Thousands of tourists and travellers were left stranded after a landslide in Dera Ghazi Khan blocked the inter-provincial highway connecting Punjab with Balochistan on Sunday. The landslide occurred on Quetta Road at Neeli Matti in Dera Ghazi Khan’s tribal area of Rakhi Gaaj on the night between Saturday and Sunday. The blockade of the highway caused a 40km-long traffic snarl-up. A large number of travellers and tourists going to Fort Munro to witness snowfall have been caught up in the situation without any food and water in freezing cold, triggering fears of suspension of supply of fruits and vegetables from Balochistan to Punjab from Monday. Personnel of border military police have been called in to clear the road for traffic. The blockade had made miles-long li...