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Punjab police detain PTI's Hammad Azhar and 50 activists

The PTI leader and others were detained when they were on the way to Islamabad to join the long march

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Wazirabad: Punjab police detained PTI leader and former federal minister Hammad Azhar and 50 activists from Wazirabad.

Earlier, Azhar had said in his Twitter message that this government knew that the people of Pakistan hated them as they [rulers] had turned the whole country into a battlefield out of fear of the people.

"Nations can never be suppressed by coercion, my serious advice is that the government should now only formulate a strategy for its peaceful departure," he said.

It should be noted that convoys of PTI workers from all over the country are marching towards Islamabad on the call of Chairman PTI.

The convoys marching from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Islamabad were led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan himself while the convoys leaving Punjab faced severe police crackdown.

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Boris Johnson resigns as British PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement at Downing Street in London

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Boris Johnson resigns as British PM

London: Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was resigning as Britain’s prime minister, bowing to calls from ministerial colleagues and lawmakers in his Conservative Party.

“The process of choosing that new leader should begin now,” Johnson said at the door of Number 10 Downing Street.

“And today I have appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will until a new leader is in place.”

After days of battling for his job, the scandal-plagued Johnson had been deserted by all but a handful of allies after the latest in a series of scandals broke their willingness to support him.

"His resignation was inevitable," Justin Tomlinson, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, said on Twitter. "As a party, we must quickly unite and focus on what matters. These are serious times on many fronts."

The Conservatives will now have to elect a new leader, a process that could take weeks or months. 

SOURCE: Reuters

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Cop martyred in KP grenade blast 

The injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital.

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Cop martyred in KP grenade blast 

Peshawar: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one police personnel was martyred while four others including two citizens got severely injured in a hand grenade blast on a Police check post in Mardan on Thursday.

According to Rescue 1122, the injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has strongly condemned the incident and sought a report in this regard from the Police authorities.

He directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps for immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident.

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Pakistan Railways announces 30% reduction in train fares on Eid

Passengers facing difficulties due to late arrival of trains can fully refund their tickets from the nearest reservation offices. 

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Pakistan Railways announces 30% reduction in train fares on Eid

Islamabad: Pakistan Railways has announced a thirty percent reduction in the fares of all trains on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha.

According to the notification issued by Pakistan Railways, the passengers will be able to get benefit from this facility during the three days of Eid in all classes of trains including economy, standard AC, Business and AC Sleeper. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan Railways has also announced that passengers facing difficulties due to late arrival of trains can fully refund their tickets from the nearest reservation offices. 

The passengers having E-Tickets can also refund their tickets through mobile application. 

 

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