Two robbers injure Mandi Bahauddin sub-inspector going to work

Two robbers shot and injured a sub-inspector after the law enforcer allegedly put up resistance during a mugging attempt in Mandi Bahauddin on Tuesday. The incident took place near Pindi Noora. Police said the suspects managed to flee the scene. The injured law enforcer, Abbas, said he told the robbers that he was a working …

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Garlic and ginger imported from China is getting more expensive

Garlic and ginger sold in Pakistani markets in Lahore is becoming more expensive. They were being imported from China but trade had stopped in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. “The price [of garlic and ginger] has risen up to Rs400 per kilo,” said Saddam, a local merchant. “There’s a prediction it will rise to …

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Indian firing injures four civilians along LoC: ISPR

Four civilians were injured in Leepa Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in a ceasefire violation by Indian troops across the Line of Control on Tuesday. “Indian troops resorted to unprovoked fire of heavy weapons including mortars along LoC in Leepa valley, deliberately targeting civilian population,” read a statement issued by the ISPR Tuesday night. …

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Centre takes control of three major Sindh hospitals

The federal government has taken administrative control of three major public hospitals in Sindh. The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination issued a notification instructing the Sindh health secretary to transfer the record files of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and National Institute of Child Health so the …

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Quetta to get first cancer treatment facility in two years

The foundation stone of the first ever cancer treatment facility was laid in Quetta’s Sheikh Zayed Hospital on Tuesday, also World Cancer Day this year. It will be a 160-bed facility designed to function like a hospital. There will be four wards with 40 beds each. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan inaugurated the ceremony. …

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KMC officials take to Karachi’s District Central to clear encroachments

Officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation were in District Central on Tuesday, where they cleared encroachments in different areas. The anti-encroachment team started its operation from the Power House roundabout, which was extended up to as far as Surjani Town. KMC officials removed shutters and other illegal establishments in front of banks, shops and footpaths. …

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Chitral man booked for spreading coronavirus rumours

Police have booked a man in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral district for spreading misinformation about the deadly coronavirus, they said Tuesday. Tehsil Drosh Additional Assistant Commissioner Abdul Haq informed the police that a Chinese national had been brought to the Tehsil Headquarter Hospital for treatment on Monday. The foreigner, who works at a local dam, had …

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Five areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa most vulnerable to coronavirus

Five areas in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are most vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak because of the movement of Chinese nationals there. These include Kohistan, Shangla, Butkara, Mansehra, and Abbottabad, according to Battagram Deputy Commissioner Altaf Hussain. Around 108 Chinese engineers and workers are employed on various projects in this region. Twenty of them have left …

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