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Brief: 10-08-2021

  • Lawyers to protest today over proposed appointment of SHC chief to SC

Three lawyers’ bodies of Sindh have given a call for boycotting legal proceedings throughout the province on Tuesday (today) against the proposed appointment of Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh as an ad hoc judge of the Supreme Court.

  • Yaum-i-Ashur to fall on 19th

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, quoting Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad’s announcement on Monday, notified that the first day of the new Islamic Lunar Year 1443 AH, Muharram, would begin on Aug 10, Tuesday.

  • Teams to check vaccination proof in Punjab schools

The Punjab government on Monday announced closing the schools that fail to present vaccination certificates of their teachers and other staff after Aug 22.

  • China to provide 100m vaccine doses, envoy tells president

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, during a meeting with the president, informed Dr Alvi that China would provide six million doses of vaccine this week, while 100m more doses would be provided by the end of the year, said an official press release issued by the Presidency.

  • PM Imran to review Karachi Transformation Plan in rare visit to port city today

Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected in Karachi today (Tuesday) for a day-long visit, during which he will attend the inauguration ceremony of a ship lift and transfer system at the Karachi Shipyard and chair a meeting at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) to review the Rs1.1 trillion Karachi Transformation Plan.

  • ‘Afghan govt should own its failures’: Ministers refute allegations of Pakistan supporting Taliban

Tehreek-i-Insaf leaders slammed Afghanistan on Tuesday for blaming Pakistan for the growing violence and worsening security situation in the war-torn country as the Taliban continued to scale up offensive.

  • No safe drinking water in major cities, NA told

The data presented by federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz on the floor of the house in response to a question asked by Mussarat Rafiq Mahesar of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) shows that out of the 29 cities where underground water was tested by the Pakistan Council of Research of Water Resou­rces (PCRWR), there are 20 cities where more than 50 per cent water obtained from various sources was found to be unsafe.

  • US in talks with Pakistan over ‘terrorist safe havens’ along Afghan border: Pentagon

The Pentagon has said the alleged presence of “terrorist safe havens” along the Pak-Afghan border was causing instability inside Afghanistan and the United States was in talks with Pakistani leadership for “closing down” such sanctuaries.

  • Sheikh Rashid rejects Indian allegation of Pakistan’s interference in IOK, calls them ‘lies’

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid on Tuesday strongly rejected New Delhi’s claims of Pakistan’s alleged meddling in and injection of militants into Indian occupied Kashmir, as he dubbed the accusations “lies”.

  • Greek PM says sorry as wildfire traumatises islanders

Firefighters on Monday battled heat and suffocating smoke for a seventh consecutive day to try to save the Greek island of Evia from wildfires that have wiped out hundreds of homes and forced thousands to flee.

COVID-19 Updates

  • With 3,884  new COVID-19 cases, 86 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours
  • 84,427  COVID-19 cases are active in the country
  • The total death tally of Covid-19 stands at 24,004
  • 2,669  people recovered from Coronavirus in the last 24 hours
  • The positivity rate of Covid-19 is recorded at 7.84%
  • Over 202.6 million are infected globally
  • More than 4.2 million have died due to the virus
  • Over 170 million recovered from COVID-19
  • Delta variant detected in over 80pc new Covid cases in Delhi: minister
  • China virus cases rise as Delta variant challenges Beijing
  • ‘We are not the virus’: Two-tier Delta lockdowns divide Australia’s Sydney
  • Premier League to introduce random Covid-19 status checks for ticket holders
  • Bangladesh vaccinating Rohingya refugees amid virus surge
  • Over 1m Covid vaccine doses administered across Pakistan on August 9: NCOC
  • Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll crosses 24,000 mark
  • Islamabad reports highest number of cases since April 22
  • KP reports 437 cases, 14 deaths
  • Punjab reports more than 1,000 cases for fourth straight day

Gohar Imdad
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