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Taliban offer ceasefire in exchange for releasing prisoners

Afghan government negotiator said that the Afghan Taliban offered a three-month ceasefire in return for releasing their 7,000 insurgent prisoners and removing their leaders from the UN blacklist. After the peace talks with the Taliban in Doha, Nader Nadery, the spokesman for the government’s negotiating team declared this offer “a big demand”. Moreover, the foreign ministry of Pakistan confirmed that the Afghan side across the Chaman border is under the control of the Taliban.

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Foreign exchange reserves fell from $26MN TO $17.2BN

According to the data released by the state bank of Pakistan, “foreign exchange reserves fell 0.14% on a weekly basis”. On the 9th of July, the foreign currency reserves were $17,205 billion which is reduced to  $26 million compared with $17,231.1 million that was recorded on the 2nd of July. The central bank didn’t reveal the reason for the decrease yet. 

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Murad Saeed’s car under attack in Hattian Bala

In Hattian Bala, unknown people attacked Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed’s car. In the constituency of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Raja Farooq Haider, people attacked his convoy with stones and firing. It is reported that Murad Saeed was going on his election campaign in LA-28, the constituency of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Federal minister Ali Ameen Gandapur was also with him in his vehicle. 

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Army officers martyred in IED blast

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that two army officers embraced martyrdom in the improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Pasni, Balochistan. In Khuda Bux Bazar, terrorists used the IED to target security forces. In this IED blast, Capt Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman were martyred. ISPR claimed that a search operation was done to arrest those terrorists. 

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Another consignment of vaccines reaches Pakistan

Another batch of 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine to prevent coronavirus reached Pakistan from china. A special flight of Pakistan International Airline landed in Islamabad with this new consignment. It is reported that before this batch of vaccines Pakistan had received 2 million doses of corona vaccine from china. 

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Pakistan closes Chaman border

It is reported that Pakistan has closed its Chaman border across Afghanistan due to worsening security conditions in Afghanistan. The Interior minister closed the Friendship Gate at the Chaman border for commercial activities, and pedestrian traffic as well. Voice of America reported that Pakistan has taken a diplomatic step to prevent a civil war in Afghanistan after the sudden withdrawal of US troops.

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ICC introduces new point system for WTC

The International Cricket Council announced that it has introduced a new point system for the second edition of the World Test Championship. The ICC mentioned that for the second edition of WTC teams will be given 12 points for each triumphed match, four points for a drawn match, and six in a tie. The percentage of winning points will decide the standings of teams, it added. Moreover, ICC determined that this decision was taken after receiving feedback that the point system should be “simplified”.

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Investigation confirms traces of explosives: Fawad Choudhary

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that initial investigation has confirmed the traces of explosives in the Dasu bus accident. 12 people, including nine Chinese and three Pakistanis, died in this incident. “Terrorism cannot be ruled out”, Fawad Chaudhary added. He also mentioned that PM Imran Khan himself was closely supervising the development in this case. Moreover, he claimed that the government is coordinating with the Chinese embassy in this regard. 

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Wildfire blazes across Oregon

Oregon’s bootleg fire has stretched to 200,000 acres and is only 5% contained. Officials declared it the largest wildfire among the dozens of blazes across the USA. It has destroyed more than 21 homes and 54 other structures. 1,900 residents are still under threat and a wave of evacuation has set off due to this wildfire. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for under-threat areas in southern Oregon.

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Afghanistan’s peace crucial for region: PM Imran Khan

PM Imran Khan addressing the Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Forum said that peace in Afghanistan is crucial. He mentioned that Afghanistan’s peace is important for “the stability and peace of the region”. He also hoped for the startup of new projects between Uzbekistan and Pakistan. “Pakistan and Uzbekistan share strong bilateral ties in trade and culture”, he added.

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Stray dogs bite people in Peshawar

It is reported that in Peshawar stray dogs bit 12 people including four children and an elder citizen. The injured have been taken to the nearby hospital. Hospital authorities said that there are enough anti-rabies vaccines for all injured. The people bitten by the stray dogs are still in critical condition. 

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EU devises plan to tackle climate change

The European Union has devised its most ambitious plan to tackle problems occurring due to climate change in the world. It recommended a system by which 27 countries will be able to meet their collective greenhouse gas reduction goals to lessen greenhouse gas emission by 55 percent. The EU also claimed that by this plan net-zero greenhouse gas emission can be achieved by the end of 2050.

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Two doses vital to prevent Delta variant: EMA

European medicine agency declared that two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine are enough to prevent Delta variant. It also mentioned that the Delta variant was detected in India for the first time and is now rapidly spreading all over the continent. EMA recommended that injecting two jabs of the vaccine against the infectious coronavirus delta variant is vital to get highly protected from this fatal virus.

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George Bush criticizes withdrawal of NATO troops

The former Republican president George W Bush criticized the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and said that “it was a mistake”.  Moreover, he mentioned that the civilians, especially women, were left behind to be slaughtered. George Bush sent US troops to Afghanistan after New York’s World Trade Center attack on 11th September 2001. He believed that the Taliban are brutal and the people of Afghanistan are oppressed by them.  

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Sindh GOVT decides to close indoor dining and schools

The Sindh government has announced to close schools and banned indoor dining again due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. It imposed many other restrictions throughout the province as well. The indoor dining will be closed from tomorrow and the schools will be closed from Friday until the eighth class. Martic and above classes will be closed after the ongoing board examination. 

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AJK GOVT bans tourism for 10 days

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir government banned tourism in the region for ten days due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The home department of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government announced a ban on tourism from 19 and 29 July. In the past few days, Azad Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the highest ratio of positive cases of COVID-19 due to which the AJK government decided to place a 10-day ban on tourism. 

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Captain Muhammad Mehmood arrested in Ring Road scam case

Former commissioner Rawalpindi, Captain (retd) Muhammad Mehmood has been arrested for altering the ring road map. He is accused of extending the stretch of the road against the original map. During the investigation, he didn’t properly answer the questions posed by the interrogation team. 

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PM Imran Khan launches succession Certificates initiative 

PM Imran Khan launched the Letter of Administration and Succession Certificates Initiative for Punjab under which, without approaching courts, legal heirs will be able to receive their succession certificates from NADRA within fifteen days. PM Imran Khan mentioned that it will greatly facilitate overseas Pakistanis as well. Moreover, he claimed to use the latest technology in the future to facilitate the people of Pakistan.

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FO reveals cause of Kohistan Blast

Nine Chinese and three Pakistanis died in Kohistan when their bus plunged into a ravine after the blast in the bus. Dispelling the rumors, the foreign office revealed that the blast was due to mechanical failure. Moreover, the foreign office informed that further investigation is still in progress and local authorities are treating the injured.

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PM Imran Khan to visit Uzbekistan

PM Imran Khan will leave for a two-day visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan on 15th July. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and several other cabinet members will accompany him on this visit. Leaders of both countries will exchange their views on international issues, matters of mutual interest, trade, and economic cooperation. Both leaders will sign different agreements as well.

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Police officer’s car silently taken away

SHO Naik Muhammad Khosa reported to police officials that his car got stolen from outside his home. He said that he had a state weapon in the vehicle. Moreover, following a police investigation, it has been revealed that showroom employees took his vehicle without notification because he had failed to clear payments.  

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Indian politician slaps party worker

Karnataka Congress President D.K Shivakumar slapped a party worker in public who tried to put his arm around him. Shivakumar was extremely criticized on social media as the video of that moment got viral. He showed immediate action by slapping the party worker who attempted to keep his arm around him. This incident occurred during Shivakumar’s visit to Mandya.  

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Tiktoker arrested over public display of arms

In Lahore, police arrested tiktoker Ajmal over uploading pictures and videos with weapons on the video-sharing application TikTok. He was suspected of promoting videos featuring weapons. Police also reported that illegal bullets and weapons were seized from Ajmal’s possession and a case for carrying illegal weapons was also registered against him.   

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Fake notification for Eid-ul-Adha holidays gets viral

Fake notification for the Eid-ul-Adha holidays is getting viral on social media. This fake notification is circulating in different WhatsApp groups. Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqat tweeted and declared that the notification was fake. The fake notification was shared on social media extensively and created misperception among the public regarding dates of holidays.

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Two soldiers martyred in Kurram attack

The Media Wing of the army reported that during a sanitization operation in Zewa, district Kurram, two army officers were martyred. During an exchange of fire, three terrorists were killed and two Pak army officers, including a captain, embraced martyrdom. Pak Army captain Basit and Soldier Hazrat Bilal are the martyrs of Kurram’s attack. ISPR reported that the search for any more terrorists is still in progress.

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Female traffic police deployed on Karachi roads for the first time

Karachi traffic police for the first time appointed female traffic cops on the roads of Karachi. They have not been given the authority of challan yet. According to traffic police authorities, initially female traffic cops will be deployed in Shahrah-e-Faisal and Clifton and they will be motorcyclists. Their job is to provide awareness and monitor the traffic.

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Federal cabinet announces Eid-ul-Adha holidays

After the federal cabinet meeting,  Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that the federal cabinet approved three holidays on account of Eid-ul-Adha. Holidays of Eid-ul-Adha will begin from 20th July and will end on 22nd July. Fawad Chaudhry added that NCOC had suggested 5 holidays due to the bad COVID-19 situation in the country but the cabinet approved only three holidays.

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Terrorist associated with JSMM arrested

Karachi police in a joint action with a law enforcement agency arrested a terrorist associated with the proscribed organization, Jiye Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) from Bhittaiabad Karachi. The terrorist Romesh Kumar qualified in Physics and telecom from  Federal Urdu University and was an expert in producing bombs. He was also involved in more than 38 bomb attacks that took place between 2010-15.  

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Lion cub dies at Lahore zoo

It is reported that a lion cub died after one and a half months of its birth at Lahore zoo. Zoo officials reported that the lioness gave birth to four cubs out of which one died. The other three cubs are under special supervision and are being artificially fed.  

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PIA to operate two-way chartered flights 

PIA has announced to operate two-way chartered flights from Islamabad to Paris and London ahead of Eid-ul-Adha. It has been reported that the flight from London to Islamabad will be on 16th July whereas the Islamabad-London flight will be operated on 18th July. Islamabad-Paris and Paris-London flights will be on 18th and 17th July respectively.    

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Taliban offer ceasefire in exchange for releasing prisoners

Afghan government negotiator said that the Afghan Taliban offered a three-month ceasefire in return for releasing their 7,000 insurgent prisoners and removing their leaders from the UN blacklist. After the peace talks with the Taliban in Doha, Nader Nadery, the spokesman for the government’s negotiating team declared this offer “a big demand”. Moreover, the foreign ministry of Pakistan confirmed that the Afghan side across the Chaman border is under the control of the Taliban.

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Foreign exchange reserves fell from $26MN TO $17.2BN

According to the data released by the state bank of Pakistan, “foreign exchange reserves fell 0.14% on a weekly basis”. On the 9th of July, the foreign currency reserves were $17,205 billion which is reduced to  $26 million compared with $17,231.1 million that was recorded on the 2nd of July. The central bank didn’t reveal the reason for the decrease yet. 

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Murad Saeed’s car under attack in Hattian Bala

In Hattian Bala, unknown people attacked Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed’s car. In the constituency of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Raja Farooq Haider, people attacked his convoy with stones and firing. It is reported that Murad Saeed was going on his election campaign in LA-28, the constituency of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Federal minister Ali Ameen Gandapur was also with him in his vehicle. 

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Army officers martyred in IED blast

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that two army officers embraced martyrdom in the improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Pasni, Balochistan. In Khuda Bux Bazar, terrorists used the IED to target security forces. In this IED blast, Capt Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman were martyred. ISPR claimed that a search operation was done to arrest those terrorists. 

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Another consignment of vaccines reaches Pakistan

Another batch of 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine to prevent coronavirus reached Pakistan from china. A special flight of Pakistan International Airline landed in Islamabad with this new consignment. It is reported that before this batch of vaccines Pakistan had received 2 million doses of corona vaccine from china. 

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Pakistan closes Chaman border

It is reported that Pakistan has closed its Chaman border across Afghanistan due to worsening security conditions in Afghanistan. The Interior minister closed the Friendship Gate at the Chaman border for commercial activities, and pedestrian traffic as well. Voice of America reported that Pakistan has taken a diplomatic step to prevent a civil war in Afghanistan after the sudden withdrawal of US troops.

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ICC introduces new point system for WTC

The International Cricket Council announced that it has introduced a new point system for the second edition of the World Test Championship. The ICC mentioned that for the second edition of WTC teams will be given 12 points for each triumphed match, four points for a drawn match, and six in a tie. The percentage of winning points will decide the standings of teams, it added. Moreover, ICC determined that this decision was taken after receiving feedback that the point system should be “simplified”.

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Investigation confirms traces of explosives: Fawad Choudhary

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that initial investigation has confirmed the traces of explosives in the Dasu bus accident. 12 people, including nine Chinese and three Pakistanis, died in this incident. “Terrorism cannot be ruled out”, Fawad Chaudhary added. He also mentioned that PM Imran Khan himself was closely supervising the development in this case. Moreover, he claimed that the government is coordinating with the Chinese embassy in this regard. 

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Wildfire blazes across Oregon

Oregon’s bootleg fire has stretched to 200,000 acres and is only 5% contained. Officials declared it the largest wildfire among the dozens of blazes across the USA. It has destroyed more than 21 homes and 54 other structures. 1,900 residents are still under threat and a wave of evacuation has set off due to this wildfire. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for under-threat areas in southern Oregon.

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Afghanistan’s peace crucial for region: PM Imran Khan

PM Imran Khan addressing the Pakistan-Uzbekistan Business Forum said that peace in Afghanistan is crucial. He mentioned that Afghanistan’s peace is important for “the stability and peace of the region”. He also hoped for the startup of new projects between Uzbekistan and Pakistan. “Pakistan and Uzbekistan share strong bilateral ties in trade and culture”, he added.

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Stray dogs bite people in Peshawar

It is reported that in Peshawar stray dogs bit 12 people including four children and an elder citizen. The injured have been taken to the nearby hospital. Hospital authorities said that there are enough anti-rabies vaccines for all injured. The people bitten by the stray dogs are still in critical condition. 

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EU devises plan to tackle climate change

The European Union has devised its most ambitious plan to tackle problems occurring due to climate change in the world. It recommended a system by which 27 countries will be able to meet their collective greenhouse gas reduction goals to lessen greenhouse gas emission by 55 percent. The EU also claimed that by this plan net-zero greenhouse gas emission can be achieved by the end of 2050.

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Two doses vital to prevent Delta variant: EMA

European medicine agency declared that two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine are enough to prevent Delta variant. It also mentioned that the Delta variant was detected in India for the first time and is now rapidly spreading all over the continent. EMA recommended that injecting two jabs of the vaccine against the infectious coronavirus delta variant is vital to get highly protected from this fatal virus.

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George Bush criticizes withdrawal of NATO troops

The former Republican president George W Bush criticized the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and said that “it was a mistake”.  Moreover, he mentioned that the civilians, especially women, were left behind to be slaughtered. George Bush sent US troops to Afghanistan after New York’s World Trade Center attack on 11th September 2001. He believed that the Taliban are brutal and the people of Afghanistan are oppressed by them.  

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Sindh GOVT decides to close indoor dining and schools

The Sindh government has announced to close schools and banned indoor dining again due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. It imposed many other restrictions throughout the province as well. The indoor dining will be closed from tomorrow and the schools will be closed from Friday until the eighth class. Martic and above classes will be closed after the ongoing board examination. 

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AJK GOVT bans tourism for 10 days

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir government banned tourism in the region for ten days due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The home department of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government announced a ban on tourism from 19 and 29 July. In the past few days, Azad Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the highest ratio of positive cases of COVID-19 due to which the AJK government decided to place a 10-day ban on tourism. 

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Captain Muhammad Mehmood arrested in Ring Road scam case

Former commissioner Rawalpindi, Captain (retd) Muhammad Mehmood has been arrested for altering the ring road map. He is accused of extending the stretch of the road against the original map. During the investigation, he didn’t properly answer the questions posed by the interrogation team. 

Picture from google

PM Imran Khan launches succession Certificates initiative 

PM Imran Khan launched the Letter of Administration and Succession Certificates Initiative for Punjab under which, without approaching courts, legal heirs will be able to receive their succession certificates from NADRA within fifteen days. PM Imran Khan mentioned that it will greatly facilitate overseas Pakistanis as well. Moreover, he claimed to use the latest technology in the future to facilitate the people of Pakistan.

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FO reveals cause of Kohistan Blast

Nine Chinese and three Pakistanis died in Kohistan when their bus plunged into a ravine after the blast in the bus. Dispelling the rumors, the foreign office revealed that the blast was due to mechanical failure. Moreover, the foreign office informed that further investigation is still in progress and local authorities are treating the injured.

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PM Imran Khan to visit Uzbekistan

PM Imran Khan will leave for a two-day visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan on 15th July. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and several other cabinet members will accompany him on this visit. Leaders of both countries will exchange their views on international issues, matters of mutual interest, trade, and economic cooperation. Both leaders will sign different agreements as well.

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Police officer’s car silently taken away

SHO Naik Muhammad Khosa reported to police officials that his car got stolen from outside his home. He said that he had a state weapon in the vehicle. Moreover, following a police investigation, it has been revealed that showroom employees took his vehicle without notification because he had failed to clear payments.  

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Indian politician slaps party worker

Karnataka Congress President D.K Shivakumar slapped a party worker in public who tried to put his arm around him. Shivakumar was extremely criticized on social media as the video of that moment got viral. He showed immediate action by slapping the party worker who attempted to keep his arm around him. This incident occurred during Shivakumar’s visit to Mandya.  

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Tiktoker arrested over public display of arms

In Lahore, police arrested tiktoker Ajmal over uploading pictures and videos with weapons on the video-sharing application TikTok. He was suspected of promoting videos featuring weapons. Police also reported that illegal bullets and weapons were seized from Ajmal’s possession and a case for carrying illegal weapons was also registered against him.   

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Fake notification for Eid-ul-Adha holidays gets viral

Fake notification for the Eid-ul-Adha holidays is getting viral on social media. This fake notification is circulating in different WhatsApp groups. Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqat tweeted and declared that the notification was fake. The fake notification was shared on social media extensively and created misperception among the public regarding dates of holidays.

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Two soldiers martyred in Kurram attack

The Media Wing of the army reported that during a sanitization operation in Zewa, district Kurram, two army officers were martyred. During an exchange of fire, three terrorists were killed and two Pak army officers, including a captain, embraced martyrdom. Pak Army captain Basit and Soldier Hazrat Bilal are the martyrs of Kurram’s attack. ISPR reported that the search for any more terrorists is still in progress.

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Female traffic police deployed on Karachi roads for the first time

Karachi traffic police for the first time appointed female traffic cops on the roads of Karachi. They have not been given the authority of challan yet. According to traffic police authorities, initially female traffic cops will be deployed in Shahrah-e-Faisal and Clifton and they will be motorcyclists. Their job is to provide awareness and monitor the traffic.

picture from google

Federal cabinet announces Eid-ul-Adha holidays

After the federal cabinet meeting,  Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that the federal cabinet approved three holidays on account of Eid-ul-Adha. Holidays of Eid-ul-Adha will begin from 20th July and will end on 22nd July. Fawad Chaudhry added that NCOC had suggested 5 holidays due to the bad COVID-19 situation in the country but the cabinet approved only three holidays.

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Terrorist associated with JSMM arrested

Karachi police in a joint action with a law enforcement agency arrested a terrorist associated with the proscribed organization, Jiye Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) from Bhittaiabad Karachi. The terrorist Romesh Kumar qualified in Physics and telecom from  Federal Urdu University and was an expert in producing bombs. He was also involved in more than 38 bomb attacks that took place between 2010-15.  

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Lion cub dies at Lahore zoo

It is reported that a lion cub died after one and a half months of its birth at Lahore zoo. Zoo officials reported that the lioness gave birth to four cubs out of which one died. The other three cubs are under special supervision and are being artificially fed.  

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PIA to operate two-way chartered flights 

PIA has announced to operate two-way chartered flights from Islamabad to Paris and London ahead of Eid-ul-Adha. It has been reported that the flight from London to Islamabad will be on 16th July whereas the Islamabad-London flight will be operated on 18th July. Islamabad-Paris and Paris-London flights will be on 18th and 17th July respectively.