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PM calls for enhanced efforts to address climate change

National
Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, appreciating the work being done by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has called for enhanced efforts to address climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation more effectively. He said this while meeting Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Ms Inger Andersen, who called on him here in Islamabad on Tuesday. The Prime Minister said climate change is one of the defining issues of our times. He said as one of the countries, most vulnerable to climate change, Pakistan fully appreciates the need for a global response to combat climate change and build resilience and shares the efforts being undertaken by the government in this regard. On the occasion, Ms Inger Andersen briefed the Prime...

ECP declares Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as PML-Q President

National
Islamabad: Announcing its verdict reserved earlier on Aug 18, 2022, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday declared Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q). The ECP declared the dismissal of Chaudhry Shujaat by the PML-Q’s Central Working Committee (CWC), being contradictory to the party’s constitution. The ECP also declared the election schedule issued by the PML-Q as null and void. Former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat had filed a petition in the ECP, when in July 2022, the PML-Q’s CWC decided to release him from the duties of party President, and citing health concerns. The ECP had retained Chaudhry Shujaat as the PML-Q President till final decision on his petition. However, the General Council meeting of the PML-Q splinter gro...

Cold and dry weather likely in most parts of country

National
Karachi: Met office informed on Tuesday that that during the next 24 hour, cold and dry weather is expected in most parts while, very cold in north Balochistan and upper parts of the country. Isolated light rain/light snowfall over the hills is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan during the period. Fog is likely to occur in plain areas of Punjab during night and morning hours. Past 24 Hour Weather Rain/snowfall occurred in north-east Punjab, Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. Cold and dry weather prevailed in other parts of the country. Rainfall(mm): Kasimir: Garhi Dupatta 37, Kotli 20, Muzaffarabad (Airport 08, City 04), Punjab: Sialkot (Airport 13, City 07), Narowal 12, Gujrat 10, Rawalpindi (Chaklala 07, Shamsabad 04, Kacheri 03), Murr...

Masroor, Abbas Ansari hailed for promoting Muslim unity in IIOJK 

English, General, Official News
Srinagar, January 30, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a high-level delegation of Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement and Karawan-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat International led by Mufti Mudassar Ahmad Qadri Ashrafi visited the residence of Masroor Abbas, today. During the meeting, the delegation appreciated the outstanding performance of Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari and his father late Maulana Abbas Ansari for promotion of religious harmony in the territory. It said the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen will be written in golden letters in IIOJK. The delegation had a detailed discussion with Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari on the importance and usefulness of wahdat-e-Islami. The delegation also presented the aims and objectives of Karwan-e-Khatm-e- Nabuwwat Int...

Two alleged dacoits killed in Kandhkot encounter

Metropolitan Cities
Karachi: Two alleged dacoits were killed in an exchange of fire with police on Indus Highway near Ghouspur in Kandhkot on Monday. According to police, the dacoits were snatching a motorcycle from a citizen on Indus Highway near Ghouspur. Seeing this, the police opened fire at them. As a result, both the dacoits were killed. The slain alleged criminals were identifies ad Asadullah Sheikh and Mir Sheikh. The police have started a probe into the incident.

Four booked in Tanda Dam boat sinking case

District
Kohat: The First Information Report (FIR) of boat tragedy at Kohat’s Tanda Dam has been registered in which the boat owner and three officials of the irrigation department have been nominated, police said on Monday. According to the FIR, the accident occurred due to overloading of the boat following which 10 children died on Sunday. The boat, carrying 25-30 passengers, including madrassa students, as well as the boatman, capsized in Tanda Dam. The authorities managed to rescue six of the students, who were being treated at DHQ Hospital Kohat. The incident has created a mourning atmosphere in the houses of victims.