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Abid Sher Ali’s disgraceful video gets viral

Former Federal Minister and the leader of PML-N Abid Sher Ali, and Shahid Khan hurled abuses at each other at a Turkish restaurant in London. Shahid Khan told the media that he and his family were waiting in a queue at the restaurant when Abid Ali and the son of Shabaz Sharif came and jumped the queue. The restaurant authority said that Abid Ali didn’t jump the queue whereas he had a reservation.   

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Pakistan consoled over deaths in china

Pakistan expressed condolences to China over losing precious lives caused by the flood in Henan. The Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry in his tweet condoled with affected families and ensured that Pakistan is ready to provide help to the Chinese in their time of need. Moreover, he said that the prayers and sympathies of Pakistanis are with the families who are battling against calamity. 

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Cargo Ship gets stuck in shallow waters

In Karachi, due to bad weather conditions cargo ship, M.V. HENG TONG 77 moved toward the shallow waters after it lost its anchor. The cargo ship has been stuck for the second day. KPT said, “M.V. HENG TONG 77 was anchored in our territorial waters for a crew change. Due to extremely rough weather, the vessel lost anchors and started drifting towards shallow waters in the early hours of the morning.” 

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Gamma variant now detected in Russia

The Gamma variant first detected in Brazil is now killing people in Russia. Due to the Delta variant and slow vaccination process, Russia is facing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 24,471 positive cases were reported whereas 796 deaths occurred in Russia. Institute in Russia reported that the Gamma variant is spreading rapidly and it makes antibodies less effective.

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Death toll increases due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 death toll has increased to 22,928 with 40 more deaths across Pakistan. 34,216 more people were tested out of which 2,158 cases were positive. NCOC reported that the rate of infected cases has risen to 6.3 percent in Pakistan. 2,525 patients are in critical condition whereas 895 cases have recovered according to recent reports of NCOC.

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“We lost the war”, says Jason Lilley

A special operation forces Marine Raider in the US army, Jason Lilley disgusted Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. He expressed love for his country but also showed dissatisfaction with its politicians. “A hundred percent we lost the war. The whole point was to get rid of the Taliban and we didn’t do that. The Taliban will take over”, he said.

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Rocket attack at Afghan presidential palace

Three rockets were fired at the Afghan presidential palace while president Ashraf Ghani and other leaders were saying their Eid-ul-Adha prayer in the garden. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. People in the green zone of Kabul were shocked by the loud sound of the rocket attack. After prayer, president Ashraf Ghani said, “The Taliban have proved that they have no will and intention for peace.”  

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Japan approved Ronapreve antibody treatment 

Japan has become the first country to approve Ronapreve antibody treatment to cure covid-19. Japan’s ministry of health, labor, and welfare approved the Ronapreve antibody after a test consisting of 3 phrases. This antibody is produced by the corporation of US biotech firm Regeneron. Tests showed that Ronapreve reduced mild or moderate COVID-19 illness.   

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Vaccination centers to be closed on Eid-ul-Adha

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced that all the COVID-19 vaccine centers will remain closed on 21st July. NCOC in its tweet mentioned that all the vaccination centers across the country will remain closed on the first day of eid. Moreover, it stated that all people should get vaccinated and added that citizens should strictly follow coronavirus SOPs to prevent infection.

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Delta variant reaching alarming extent

In Karachi, the number of coronavirus delta variant infected patients has reached an alarming extent. Most of the hospitals are now refusing to admit any more patients as they ran out of space. The Sindh government ordered its people to strictly follow coronavirus SOPs on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha and suggested that ignoring the precautionary measures can result in an uncontrollable spread of COVID-19 in the country. 

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Zalmay Khalilzad calls on PM Khan 

US ambassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad called on PM Imran Khan to discuss the condition in Afghanistan as US troops withdrawal is in progress. Both leaders discussed the contribution of Pakistan toward the peace process of Afghanistan. Moreover, PM Imran Khan mentioned that any conflict in Afghanistan would affect Pakistan the most and he stressed that a military solution is not appropriate for afghan challenges.

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Pakistanis can enter Qatar without visa

Qatar Airways updated the information that Qatar granted 30 days free visas to Pakistani citizens. Now Pakistan can enter Qatar without any visa and they will be granted 30 days free visa on arrival at immigration. After confirming the return ticket, the visa will be extendable for a short period. To possess free visa entry, a Pakistani should have a confirmed return ticket and legal passport with at least six-month validity.

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US appreciated Pakistan’s efforts regarding FATA action plan

State Department spokesperson Ned Price in a press conference said that US lauds the progressive efforts of Pakistan to eliminate obligations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). USA admired Pakistan for making significant progress in its first action plan, Moreover, Ned Price also added that US encourages Pakistan to work with FATF for swift completion of all action items.

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Swimming, bathing banned at Karachi beach

Commissioner Karachi issued a notification to impose a ban on swimming and taking baths at Karachi beaches. The city administration imposed this ban under section 144. According to the notification, swimming and bathing at beaches are prohibited from 16th July to 15th September within the territory of Karachi. Citizens are strictly advised to follow the rules. 

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Abduction of Afghan Ambassador’s daughter was fake: IG Islamabad

IG Islamabad in a press conference claimed that the abduction of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter was fake and a self-created drama. He said that investigation shows that she was not kidnaped. He mentioned that 700 CCTV footage were reviewed, 300 CCTV cameras were scrutinized and 220 people were investigated to track her route. He also mentioned that more information is required from the ambassador to proceed with the investigation. 

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NCOC focused on following SOPs ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

In a recently held meeting of NCOC, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar reviewed the execution of SOPs to prevent COVID-19 during Eid-ul-Adha celebrations. In this meeting, NCOC also considered the surge in COVID-19 positive cases during the 4th wave of covid-19 and reviewed the steps taken by the Sindh government to deal with the 4th wave of coronavirus. 

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Jamaima and Maryam Nawaz engage in spat

Jamaima Goldsmith, former wife of PM Imran Khan engaged in a spat on tweeter with Maryam Nawaz sharif over Maryam Nawaz’s antisemitic statement in the rally of AJK. Jamaima responded to Maryam Nawaz’s remarks and tweeted, “she left Pakistan after antisemitic attacks by the media and politicians but still it continues.” Over this Maryam Nawaz responded that she has no interest in Jamaima’s personal life and added that she should only blame her ex.

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Efforts to create misunderstanding between Pak-China: Sheik Rasheed

Interior minister Sheik Rasheed said that efforts to create misunderstanding between Pakistan and China are all in vain as both countries are all-weather friends. Investigation of the Dasu incident has been accomplished and China is satisfied with its final report, he added. Moreover, he mentioned that Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan and whatever the situation the Pakistan army is always ready to face it.

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PM Khan congratulates Nepal’s PM

PM Imran khan congratulated the Prime minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba on winning the vote of confidence in the parliament of Nepal. Prime Minister’s Office in its tweet mentioned, “The PM looks forward to further deepening its cordial ties with Nepal”. Sher Bahadur Deuba, who remained in office for the last four times, won the vote of confidence by 165 votes. 

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UAE suspends passenger flights from different countries

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that passenger flights of 16 countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh to UAE will remain suspended. Moreover, GCAA also announced that people except for diplomats and people with medical emergencies would not be allowed to travel to these 16 countries as well. GCAA maintained its previous safety restriction order regarding traveling.

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SBP amends regulations of forex

The State Bank of Pakistan made certain amendments to the regulations of foreign exchange regarding imports. The central bank in its statement mentioned that considering the changing market environment and business dynamics, the state bank amended regulations of foreign exchange. The alteration in regulations is made with the consent of stakeholders, it added. It specifically mentioned that the amendments to the foreign exchange regulation are made regarding imports of goods to Pakistan to facilitate stakeholders. 

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General Qamar Javed meets China’s ambassador

Chief of army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a meeting with China’s ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong at general headquarters said that Pakistan and China work together for peace of both countries and to prevent conspiracies of opponents. He also expressed condolences to the government of China and pretentious families over the Dasu incident. He also assured to provide full support and protection to the Chinese national in Pakistan.

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The power generation capacity of Tarbela dam reduced

Tarbela dam officials reported that although the water level of the reservoir of  Tarbela dam has risen to 1,464.58 feet, the power generation capacity has been reduced to 2,220MW. Due to heavy rain flow, the water inflow increased to 221,000 cusecs but the outflow was 135,000 cusecs. Only 14 out of 17 power generation plants produced 2,220MW whereas the other 3 power generation plants were not working.

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Israeli spyware targets PM Khan’s personal information

India targeted PM Imran Khan’s past phone number through the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware program, Haaretz. Through this Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, several Pakistani officials, and an Indian supreme court judge were targeted. It is also reported that through this spyware different calls and messages of federal cabinet members and Kashmir leaders were also tried to be traced. 

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PM Khan’s visit to Muzaffarabad postponed

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, Dr. Shahbaz Gill announced that due to bad weather Imran khan’s visit to Muzaffarabad for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir election campaign was postponed. In his tweet, he mentioned that PTI candidates and leaders would address the rally in Muzaffarabad while PM Imran Khan would not be able to take part in this political gathering. 

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Pakistan to launch messaging app

 The information technology ministry announced that Pakistan has decided to launch its own communication app for mobile. It also said that this new app will only be used by the prime minister and cabinet members. 60 percent of work has been accomplished on this app, it added. It also claimed that the complete progress summary will be presented before the prime minister after the completion of this new messaging app.  

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Pakistan to host its first e-sports tournament

The federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that Pakistan is going to host its first national e-sports tournament. He declared it an important step in the progress and promotion of e-gaming in Pakistan by which Pakistan will enter the arena of e-gaming. Moreover, he informed that Garena, the global e-gaming company, and Bego Free Fire supported Pakistan to arrange the national e-sports tournament.   

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FM Qureshi, Hameed Qureshi discuss security

On a telephonic discussion, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi reported Afghan foreign minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar about the progress in the investigation of the kidnapping case of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter. He also informed him about the measures taken to release her from the clutches of kidnappers. Moreover, he assured him that the government of Pakistan will take all required steps to bring the culprit to justice.  

Death toll rises in Bus, trailer accident

A bus from Rajanpur to Sialkot collided with a truck at Taunsa By-Pass in DG Khan as a result of which 28 people died on the spot. According to a recent report, the death toll has risen to 34 and more than 60 people are seriously injured. The rescue team reached the accident spot and shifted the injured to the district hospital. 

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CAA issues new SOPs for domestic flights

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, CAA announced new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for domestic flights. The fresh notification regarding SOPs for covid-19 will be implemented with effect from the 20th of July. According to these fresh SOPs, the crew and passengers of domestic airlines are restricted to wear masks and PPE kits during the flight. Any type of protocol is also suspended under this notification.   

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Abid Sher Ali’s disgraceful video gets viral

Former Federal Minister and the leader of PML-N Abid Sher Ali, and Shahid Khan hurled abuses at each other at a Turkish restaurant in London. Shahid Khan told the media that he and his family were waiting in a queue at the restaurant when Abid Ali and the son of Shabaz Sharif came and jumped the queue. The restaurant authority said that Abid Ali didn’t jump the queue whereas he had a reservation.   

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Pakistan consoled over deaths in china

Pakistan expressed condolences to China over losing precious lives caused by the flood in Henan. The Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry in his tweet condoled with affected families and ensured that Pakistan is ready to provide help to the Chinese in their time of need. Moreover, he said that the prayers and sympathies of Pakistanis are with the families who are battling against calamity. 

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Cargo Ship gets stuck in shallow waters

In Karachi, due to bad weather conditions cargo ship, M.V. HENG TONG 77 moved toward the shallow waters after it lost its anchor. The cargo ship has been stuck for the second day. KPT said, “M.V. HENG TONG 77 was anchored in our territorial waters for a crew change. Due to extremely rough weather, the vessel lost anchors and started drifting towards shallow waters in the early hours of the morning.” 

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Gamma variant now detected in Russia

The Gamma variant first detected in Brazil is now killing people in Russia. Due to the Delta variant and slow vaccination process, Russia is facing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 24,471 positive cases were reported whereas 796 deaths occurred in Russia. Institute in Russia reported that the Gamma variant is spreading rapidly and it makes antibodies less effective.

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Death toll increases due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 death toll has increased to 22,928 with 40 more deaths across Pakistan. 34,216 more people were tested out of which 2,158 cases were positive. NCOC reported that the rate of infected cases has risen to 6.3 percent in Pakistan. 2,525 patients are in critical condition whereas 895 cases have recovered according to recent reports of NCOC.

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“We lost the war”, says Jason Lilley

A special operation forces Marine Raider in the US army, Jason Lilley disgusted Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. He expressed love for his country but also showed dissatisfaction with its politicians. “A hundred percent we lost the war. The whole point was to get rid of the Taliban and we didn’t do that. The Taliban will take over”, he said.

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Rocket attack at Afghan presidential palace

Three rockets were fired at the Afghan presidential palace while president Ashraf Ghani and other leaders were saying their Eid-ul-Adha prayer in the garden. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. People in the green zone of Kabul were shocked by the loud sound of the rocket attack. After prayer, president Ashraf Ghani said, “The Taliban have proved that they have no will and intention for peace.”  

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Japan approved Ronapreve antibody treatment 

Japan has become the first country to approve Ronapreve antibody treatment to cure covid-19. Japan’s ministry of health, labor, and welfare approved the Ronapreve antibody after a test consisting of 3 phrases. This antibody is produced by the corporation of US biotech firm Regeneron. Tests showed that Ronapreve reduced mild or moderate COVID-19 illness.   

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Vaccination centers to be closed on Eid-ul-Adha

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced that all the COVID-19 vaccine centers will remain closed on 21st July. NCOC in its tweet mentioned that all the vaccination centers across the country will remain closed on the first day of eid. Moreover, it stated that all people should get vaccinated and added that citizens should strictly follow coronavirus SOPs to prevent infection.

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Delta variant reaching alarming extent

In Karachi, the number of coronavirus delta variant infected patients has reached an alarming extent. Most of the hospitals are now refusing to admit any more patients as they ran out of space. The Sindh government ordered its people to strictly follow coronavirus SOPs on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha and suggested that ignoring the precautionary measures can result in an uncontrollable spread of COVID-19 in the country. 

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Zalmay Khalilzad calls on PM Khan 

US ambassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad called on PM Imran Khan to discuss the condition in Afghanistan as US troops withdrawal is in progress. Both leaders discussed the contribution of Pakistan toward the peace process of Afghanistan. Moreover, PM Imran Khan mentioned that any conflict in Afghanistan would affect Pakistan the most and he stressed that a military solution is not appropriate for afghan challenges.

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Pakistanis can enter Qatar without visa

Qatar Airways updated the information that Qatar granted 30 days free visas to Pakistani citizens. Now Pakistan can enter Qatar without any visa and they will be granted 30 days free visa on arrival at immigration. After confirming the return ticket, the visa will be extendable for a short period. To possess free visa entry, a Pakistani should have a confirmed return ticket and legal passport with at least six-month validity.

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US appreciated Pakistan’s efforts regarding FATA action plan

State Department spokesperson Ned Price in a press conference said that US lauds the progressive efforts of Pakistan to eliminate obligations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). USA admired Pakistan for making significant progress in its first action plan, Moreover, Ned Price also added that US encourages Pakistan to work with FATF for swift completion of all action items.

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Swimming, bathing banned at Karachi beach

Commissioner Karachi issued a notification to impose a ban on swimming and taking baths at Karachi beaches. The city administration imposed this ban under section 144. According to the notification, swimming and bathing at beaches are prohibited from 16th July to 15th September within the territory of Karachi. Citizens are strictly advised to follow the rules. 

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Abduction of Afghan Ambassador’s daughter was fake: IG Islamabad

IG Islamabad in a press conference claimed that the abduction of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter was fake and a self-created drama. He said that investigation shows that she was not kidnaped. He mentioned that 700 CCTV footage were reviewed, 300 CCTV cameras were scrutinized and 220 people were investigated to track her route. He also mentioned that more information is required from the ambassador to proceed with the investigation. 

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NCOC focused on following SOPs ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

In a recently held meeting of NCOC, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar reviewed the execution of SOPs to prevent COVID-19 during Eid-ul-Adha celebrations. In this meeting, NCOC also considered the surge in COVID-19 positive cases during the 4th wave of covid-19 and reviewed the steps taken by the Sindh government to deal with the 4th wave of coronavirus. 

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Jamaima and Maryam Nawaz engage in spat

Jamaima Goldsmith, former wife of PM Imran Khan engaged in a spat on tweeter with Maryam Nawaz sharif over Maryam Nawaz’s antisemitic statement in the rally of AJK. Jamaima responded to Maryam Nawaz’s remarks and tweeted, “she left Pakistan after antisemitic attacks by the media and politicians but still it continues.” Over this Maryam Nawaz responded that she has no interest in Jamaima’s personal life and added that she should only blame her ex.

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Efforts to create misunderstanding between Pak-China: Sheik Rasheed

Interior minister Sheik Rasheed said that efforts to create misunderstanding between Pakistan and China are all in vain as both countries are all-weather friends. Investigation of the Dasu incident has been accomplished and China is satisfied with its final report, he added. Moreover, he mentioned that Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan and whatever the situation the Pakistan army is always ready to face it.

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PM Khan congratulates Nepal’s PM

PM Imran khan congratulated the Prime minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba on winning the vote of confidence in the parliament of Nepal. Prime Minister’s Office in its tweet mentioned, “The PM looks forward to further deepening its cordial ties with Nepal”. Sher Bahadur Deuba, who remained in office for the last four times, won the vote of confidence by 165 votes. 

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UAE suspends passenger flights from different countries

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that passenger flights of 16 countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh to UAE will remain suspended. Moreover, GCAA also announced that people except for diplomats and people with medical emergencies would not be allowed to travel to these 16 countries as well. GCAA maintained its previous safety restriction order regarding traveling.

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SBP amends regulations of forex

The State Bank of Pakistan made certain amendments to the regulations of foreign exchange regarding imports. The central bank in its statement mentioned that considering the changing market environment and business dynamics, the state bank amended regulations of foreign exchange. The alteration in regulations is made with the consent of stakeholders, it added. It specifically mentioned that the amendments to the foreign exchange regulation are made regarding imports of goods to Pakistan to facilitate stakeholders. 

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General Qamar Javed meets China’s ambassador

Chief of army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a meeting with China’s ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong at general headquarters said that Pakistan and China work together for peace of both countries and to prevent conspiracies of opponents. He also expressed condolences to the government of China and pretentious families over the Dasu incident. He also assured to provide full support and protection to the Chinese national in Pakistan.

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The power generation capacity of Tarbela dam reduced

Tarbela dam officials reported that although the water level of the reservoir of  Tarbela dam has risen to 1,464.58 feet, the power generation capacity has been reduced to 2,220MW. Due to heavy rain flow, the water inflow increased to 221,000 cusecs but the outflow was 135,000 cusecs. Only 14 out of 17 power generation plants produced 2,220MW whereas the other 3 power generation plants were not working.

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Israeli spyware targets PM Khan’s personal information

India targeted PM Imran Khan’s past phone number through the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware program, Haaretz. Through this Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, several Pakistani officials, and an Indian supreme court judge were targeted. It is also reported that through this spyware different calls and messages of federal cabinet members and Kashmir leaders were also tried to be traced. 

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PM Khan’s visit to Muzaffarabad postponed

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, Dr. Shahbaz Gill announced that due to bad weather Imran khan’s visit to Muzaffarabad for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir election campaign was postponed. In his tweet, he mentioned that PTI candidates and leaders would address the rally in Muzaffarabad while PM Imran Khan would not be able to take part in this political gathering. 

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Pakistan to launch messaging app

 The information technology ministry announced that Pakistan has decided to launch its own communication app for mobile. It also said that this new app will only be used by the prime minister and cabinet members. 60 percent of work has been accomplished on this app, it added. It also claimed that the complete progress summary will be presented before the prime minister after the completion of this new messaging app.  

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Pakistan to host its first e-sports tournament

The federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that Pakistan is going to host its first national e-sports tournament. He declared it an important step in the progress and promotion of e-gaming in Pakistan by which Pakistan will enter the arena of e-gaming. Moreover, he informed that Garena, the global e-gaming company, and Bego Free Fire supported Pakistan to arrange the national e-sports tournament.   

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FM Qureshi, Hameed Qureshi discuss security

On a telephonic discussion, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi reported Afghan foreign minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar about the progress in the investigation of the kidnapping case of the Afghan ambassador’s daughter. He also informed him about the measures taken to release her from the clutches of kidnappers. Moreover, he assured him that the government of Pakistan will take all required steps to bring the culprit to justice.  

Death toll rises in Bus, trailer accident

A bus from Rajanpur to Sialkot collided with a truck at Taunsa By-Pass in DG Khan as a result of which 28 people died on the spot. According to a recent report, the death toll has risen to 34 and more than 60 people are seriously injured. The rescue team reached the accident spot and shifted the injured to the district hospital. 

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CAA issues new SOPs for domestic flights

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, CAA announced new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for domestic flights. The fresh notification regarding SOPs for covid-19 will be implemented with effect from the 20th of July. According to these fresh SOPs, the crew and passengers of domestic airlines are restricted to wear masks and PPE kits during the flight. Any type of protocol is also suspended under this notification.