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Brief: 06-07-2021

  • 5 ‘militants’ killed in CTD operation in Quetta

A spokesman for the CTD said the department had conducted the operation in the Killi Gulzar area of Hazar Ganji, on information about the presence there of the terrorists. The security personnel cordoned off the area and asked the armed militants to surrender but they opened indiscriminate fire. The security personnel returned fire, resulting in the killing of five militants. The heavy exchange of fire continued for around two hours.

  • Long queues of vaccine seekers at Lahore’s Expo Centre

The government had started to vaccinate those people who wanted to go abroad by establishing two vaccination centers in Lahore — Expo Centre and LDA Sports Complex. The vaccination centers would remain open for 24 hours.

  • KP health dept acquiring latest machine to detect Covid variants

The machine would become operational and would start getting five samples from each of the 20 laboratories, including 13 public and seven private ones in the province, which would be analyzed by medical scientists at PHRL. The machine to cost Rs20 million would be used only for detection of variants.

  • Matric students suffer as BSEK fails to supply first exam paper on time

Many examination centers, where the morning physics exam for class 10 was to commence at 9.30am, had to wait for the question paper to reach them for over two to four hours. And then when the papers finally arrived, they were snatched from the students’ hands after a few minutes as it was revealed that the paper had been leaked on social media.

  • Journalists reject changes to ‘controversial’ Punjab bill

The PFUJ and Action Committee rejects the amended bill as notified by the speaker of the Punjab Assembly on Monday through a press release and demand that Section 21 of the controversial bill be totally abolished,” PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfikar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said in a joint press statement issued in Islamabad on Monday.

  • Azerbaijan probes impact of offshore mud volcano eruption

The eruption occurred on Sunday evening near the island of Dashlyg in the vicinity of offshore oil and gas fields, with plumes of fire reaching 100 metres (330 feet) above the sea, Azerbaijan’s national seismological centre said in a statement.The Caucasus nation’s emergency service said “helicopters are conducting flights above the Caspian Sea to study the eruption’s impact”.“There is no threat to oil and gas infrastructure or the lives of people,” it added.

  • Hackers ask US firm to pay $70m after attack

Hackers were on Monday demanding $70 million in bitcoin in exchange for data stolen during an attack on a US IT Company that has shuttered hundreds of Swedish supermarkets.

  • Aymen Saleem announces to quit acting

Pakistani actress Aymen Saleem has announced to quit showbiz industry, saying “I will no longer be acting’.Taking to Instagram, Aymen said in her Story, “It is with deep gratitude that I’d like to share that I will no longer be acting.”

COVID-19 Updates:

  • With 830  new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours
  • 33,390 COVID-19 cases are active in the country
  • The total death tally of Covid-19 stands at 22,452
  • 714 people recovered from Coronavirus in the last 24 hours
  • The positivity rate of Covid-19 is recorded at 3%
  • Over 184.1  million are infected globally
  • More than 3.9 million have died due to the virus
  • Over 133.7  million recovered from COVID-19
  • Islamabad, AJK and GB collectively record 186 coronavirus cases
  • Punjab reports 162 Covid cases, 10 deaths
  • 83 Covid infections detected in KP, 26 in Balochistan
  • Another 714 Covid-19 patients recover in Pakistan
  • 425,640 Covid-19 vaccines administered across Pakistan on July 5: NCOC
  • Japan to ship millions more Covid-19 vaccines to Taiwan, Asian neighbours this week
  • All types of departure and arrival at Torkham border to be stopped from today: Sheikh Rashid
  • Israel and South Korea agree to Covid-19 vaccine exchange: report
  • Australia’s New South Wales reports 18 new local Covid-19 cases
  • French health minister warns of fourth Covid wave

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