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Al-Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank  

Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla killed in West Bank Israel probes incident

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An Al-Jazeera journalist has been killed and another was wounded while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said. 

Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian reporter for the broadcaster’s Arabic language channel, was shot dead during a raid by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Jenin. The 51-year-old was covering major Palestinian and Israeli events, including the second intifada. 

Reportedly, another Palestinian journalist working for the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper was wounded but is in stable condition.

The health ministry said the reporters were hit by Israeli fire. 

Israel has carried out near-daily raids in the West Bank in recent weeks amid a series of deadly attacks inside Israel.  

Earlier in the day, the forces raided the city of Jenin to arrest a Palestinian, triggering clashes with angry residents.

During the raid, according to the military, militants opened fire at the Israeli forces and hurled explosives at them, before the soldiers returned fire. 

As per a military statement, authorities are investigating the incident.

Moreover, relations between Israeli forces and the media, especially Palestinian journalists, are strained. 

In 2018, a Palestinian journalist in Gaza was shot and killed by Israeli forces while filming violent protests along the Gaza frontier. 

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war, and the Palestinians want the territory to form the main part of their future state. Nearly 3 million Palestinians live in the territory under Israeli military rule. 

The country has built more than 130 settlements across the West Bank that are home to nearly 500,000 Jewish settlers, who have full Israeli citizenship. 

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Federal govt files contempt of court plea against Imran Khan in SC

It has pleaded in the petition that despite the court's orders, Imran Khan directed his party workers to reach D-Chowk in Islamabad.

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Federal govt files contempt of court plea against Imran Khan in SC

Islamabad: The Federal government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for registering contempt of court case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan.

According to details, the SC accepted the plea for a hearing and formed a larger bench to look into the matter.

It has pleaded in the petition that despite the court's orders, Imran Khan directed his party workers to reach D-Chowk in Islamabad.

The five-member larger bench will hear the petition at 11:30 am today.

 

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Pakistan Navy seizes huge cache of drugs in Arabian Sea raid

Pakistan Navy is vigilant to counter any illegal activity and safeguard its maritime borders.

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Pakistan Navy seizes huge cache of drugs in Arabian Sea raid

Karachi: Pakistan Navy during action in the Arabian Sea foiled a bid to smuggle narcotics worth millions of dollars.

According to PN’s spokesperson, Pakistan Navy Ship DEHSHAT in collaboration with PN air units seized approximately 4500 Kilograms of drugs at the North Arabian Sea. While undertaking maritime security operations, PNS DEHSHAT intercepted the suspicious dhow and recovered a large cache of drugs valued approximately 6.7 million dollars in the international market.

The spokesperson said that the successful operation by the Pakistan Navy in the seizure of a huge quantity of narcotics is a testimony to the fact that Pakistan Navy remains combatted to fulfill national and international obligations and maintaining good order at sea. Pakistan Navy is vigilant to counter any illegal activity and safeguard its maritime borders.

The successful execution of the anti-narcotics operation is a demonstration of the Pakistan Navy's resolve to deter and disrupt illegal activities in the maritime zone of Pakistan, the PN spokesperson said.

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Punjab govt notifies summer vacations for schools from June 1

The Punjab School Education department announces two-month vacations

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Punjab govt notifies summer vacations for schools from June 1

Lahore: The Punjab government issued notification of summer vacations for school kids on Thursday.

All state and private schools will observe a two-month summer vacation from the beginning of next month.

The vacataions for private and public schools will begin on June 1 and continue till July 31, the Punjab School Education Department said in the notification.

The notication has also advised private schools to spare students at 11am from May 27 to May 31 in the wake of ongoing heatwave.

Similarly, summer vacation in all public and private educational institutions in Sindh will be observed from June 1 to July 31.

Public and private educational institutes in Balochistan's summer zone districts are observing summer vacation from May 15 to July 31.

In Khyber Pakhthunkhwa, summer vacation in the summer zone would be observed from June 1 to August 14 and in the winter zone from July 1 to July 31.

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