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Hot, dry weather expected in most parts of country

Gusty and dust-raising winds with light rain-thunderstorm may occur at isolated places

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Islamabad: Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in plain areas during the next twelve hours.

However, gusty and dust-raising winds with light rain-thunderstorm may occur at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during evening and night. Gusty and dust-raising winds are likely in central and southern plain districts of the country during the period.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning: 

Islamabad and Muzaffarabad twenty-three degrees centigrade, Lahore twenty-eight, Karachi twenty-nine, Peshawar twenty-seven, Quetta, Gilgit, and Murree nineteen degrees centigrade.       

According to Met office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, partly cloudy weather with chances of rain-wind thunderstorm during evening and night is expected in Srinagar, Jammu, Pulwama, Anantnag, Baramulla, Shopian, while cloudy with chances of rain-wind-thunderstorm in Leh. 

Temperature recorded this morning: 

Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag fourteen degrees centigrade, Jammu twenty-six, Leh six, Shopian thirteen, and Baramulla seventeen degrees centigrade.

Siddra Sumreen

Syeda Siddra has been working as a web journalist for over the past seven years. She earned her M.Phil degree in Mass Communication from the Lahore Leads University. Ms. Siddra has previously worked with other renowned channels and is now associated with GNN as Senior Content Writer.

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PM Shehbaz Sharif to address nation today

New prices include Petrol 179.86 rupees per liter, High-Speed Diesel 174.15, Kerosene 155.56 and Light Diesel 148.31 rupees per liter.

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PM Shehbaz Sharif to address nation today

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will address the nation today amid the country's current economic situation.

In his address, the Prime Minister will take the nation into confidence over the difficult economic situation of the country while he will also discuss the facts regarding the rising prices of petroleum products.

Sources said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will brief the nation on the future plan of action. He is also expected to announce a relief package.

It is pertinent to mention that the federal government has decided to raise the prices of petroleum products by 30 rupees per litre, with the hike set to go into effect at midnight tonight.

This was announced by Finance Minister Miftah Ismail while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday night.

He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken this difficult decision in the larger interest of national economy.  He said that it is a hard decision for the government to impose such kind of burden on general public.

The Minister said that new prices include Petrol 179.86 rupees per liter, High-Speed Diesel 174.15, Kerosene 155.56 and Light Diesel 148.31 rupees per liter.

He said the government is providing 56 rupees per liter subsidy on petroleum products as the previous government had fixed these prices which caused to increase in inflation in the country.

Miftah Ismail said that IMF Program cannot be approved for Pakistan without an increase in petroleum prices.

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Death anniversary of film actress Rani being observed today

In 1962 Rani made her screen debut in the film Mehboob

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Death anniversary of film actress Rani being observed today

Lahore: 29th Death anniversary of Pakistani film actress Nasira, popularly known as 'Rani' is being observed today.

Born in Lahore on December 8, 1946, Rani obtained tremendous success in late 1960s, when she was paired with renowned actor Waheed Murad.

In 1962 Rani made her screen debut in the film Mehboob. She also acted in two TV serials Khwahish and Faraib in the early 90s.

She remained one of the most successful actresses of Pakistan in the next decade and acted in both Urdu and Punjabi films.

She won a Nigar Award for the film ‘Mera ghar meri jannat’ in 1968. She also won another Nigar Award for best actress for her role in the film ‘Sona Chandi’ in 1986.

After the success of Hazar Dastan and Dever Bhabi Rani became a leading actress in Pakistani cinema.

Rani died of cancer at the age of 46 in Lahore on May 27, 1993.

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Govt to take legal action against KP CM's unconstitutional move: minister

Rana Sanaullah says the CM's participation along with armed police officers in PTI’s ‘fitna march’ is tantamount to an attack on the federation

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Govt to take legal action against KP CM's unconstitutional move: minister

Islamabad: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said the federal government had decided to take legal action against the unconstitutional move of Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

KP CM Mehmood Khan used his position unconstitutionally by attacking the federation, he said in a statement issued here.

The CM's participation along with armed police officers in PTI’s ‘Fitna March’ was tantamount to an attack on the federation, he said.

The minister said opinion has been sought from law ministry for constitutional action against the KP CM.

Action would be taken in light of legal opinion obtained from the law ministry, he added.
The minister said federal government employees stationed at KPK have facilitated the PTI’s ‘Fitna March’. It was also decided to take action against them under the Estacode.

He said it has decided to take action against such officers for using their positions against the law. In KP, some federal police and administration officers became stooge of a political party, he said.

SOURCE: APP

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