Author: Faizan Ahmed

Imran Khan, a former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), will run for all 33 open seats in the National Assembly (NA) by-elections, which will be held on March 16 and were announced on Sunday by the party’s senior vice-president Shah Mehmood Qureshi. After the PTI core committee meeting, the former foreign minister told a press conference in Lahore that Imran Khan would be the party’s candidate in every seat, and that incumbent MNAs who had previously been elected to those seats would serve as backup candidates. “The nation will give a clear message on March 16,…

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Transgender people were on Sunday deemed to be eligible for financial aid under the Benazir Kafalat Program for the first time in Pakistan. Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Chair Shazia Marri, Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, shared the government’s desire to expand the BISP’s reach during a ceremony held in Karachi. In his remarks at the occasion, the minister mentioned formally enrolling members of the transgender community in the programme and allowing them to get Rs 7,000 in monetary support every three months. She went on to describe transgender people as belonging to a “poor part of…

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According to reports, 44 people have died in the horrifying bus accident in Lasbela after bodies were found inside the bus after it crashed into a ravine this morning near the Chinki stop in the Bela neighbourhood in the Lasbela district, according to Geo News. In addition to the fatalities, four passengers were extracted from the bus alive but hurt after the rescue effort at the scene of the accident was finished. The passenger bus, which had at least 48 people on board, was travelling from Quetta to Karachi when it crashed into a ravine and caught fire early on…

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Islamabad, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas including Dhirkot of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, confirmed the National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) on Sunday. However, no loss of life or property was reported. This was the second quake in a month after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Pakistan on January 5. As per details, the tremors were felt for a few seconds and shook parts of neighbouring countries Iran and Afghanistan. The seismological centre said that the epicentre of the earthquake was Tajikistan, while its depth was 150 kilometres. Moderate earthquake strikes parts of Pakistan Pakistan was…

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The price of petrol and diesel will increase by Rs35 starting today, according to a statement made by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Sunday following the devaluation of the rupee against the dollar. Dar also revealed that kerosene and light diesel oil prices have increased by Rs18 in a televised speech. After the unofficial dollar ceiling was removed, the rupee’s value versus the dollar fell to an all-time low. This is when the increase occurred. There was a lot of conjecture when the local currency lost value that the government would raise prices by more than Rs80. People began racing…

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Smart cars have been introduced in Karachi by the Sindh Police as a powerful tool in the fight against crime. The police officer can respond right away as needed because the smart cars are fitted with high-resolution cameras, a Talaash app with a digital communication system, and internet access. Additionally, the vehicles have modern surveillance cameras, facial recognition technology, and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). https://twitter.com/SouthDig/status/1619190200219099141 Shahrah-e-Faisal will see the deployment of the vehicles. The introduction of this multipurpose vehicle is a step in the high-tech departmental modernization effort announced by provincial police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon. IGP Memon expressed…

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During the next 24 hours, it is predicted that Islamabad, the Potohar region, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, northeast and central Punjab, and north Balochistan will see rain, wind, and thunderstorms (with snowfall over the hills). In steep locations, moderate to isolated heavy snowfall is possible. During this time, isolated heavy rain or hailstorms are also predicted for the upper portions. The synoptic situation indicated that a westerly wave was impacting the western and higher parts and that it was anticipated to get worse there on Sunday and Monday. The majority of the country saw chilly, dry weather over the…

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A meteorological system that entered the province on Saturday is expected to cause rain throughout majority of Sindh, including Karachi, despite the bitter cold. According to the Met Department, light rain is expected to fall in the districts of Jacobabad, Qambar- Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Larkana, Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Dadu, Noshehro Feroz, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Jamshoro. However, there is a risk of rain in Hyderabad, Karachi, and other parts of Sindh. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, a westerly wave is expected to hit the country’s western regions late on Saturday, grasp upper regions on Sunday, and maybe linger till Monday…

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Manufacturers increased steel bar prices on Friday to an all-time high of Rs277,000 per tonne, blaming the significant devaluation of the rupee and growing costs of raw materials for driving up the cost of production. The steel producers delivered the second price shock of Rs22,000 per tonne less than a week after boosting the rates by Rs10,000, despite weak construction activity as seen by declining cement sales between July and December 2022–23. The cost of construction has increased by 60% in less than a year due in part to the soaring prices of crucial building components. A new tariff of…

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In Sindh, light rain or drizzle is expected on Saturday and Sunday as a result of a meteorological system, according to the Met Office. The meteorological service predicts that light rain will likely occur on Saturday night or Sunday in the Sindh districts of Jacobabad, Qambar- Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Larkana, Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Dadu, Noshehro Feroz, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Jamshoro. During the same time period, there is a probability of drizzle in Matyari, Karachi, Thatta, Hyderabad, Tand Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, and Mirpurkhas. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, a westerly wave is forecast to hit the country’s western regions…

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