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NDMA dispatches relief goods for earthquake people of Afghanistan

Pakistan has assured full support to Afghanistan in this difficult hour.

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Islamabad: On the special directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has dispatched relief goods for the earthquake people of Afghanistan.

The consignment of eight trucks comprises tents, tarpaulin, blankets, and necessary medicines. Pakistan has assured full support to Afghanistan in this difficult hour.

Yesterday, In Afghanistan, a powerful earthquake killed more than 1000 people and left scores injured. According to the Afghan government spokesman, the quake-affected Paktika province was the hardest. The quake had a magnitude of 6.1 and a depth of 51 km. The death toll may rise as several people are seriously injured.

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Death count rises to 20 in India's Manipur landslide

Unprecedented rains lashed India’s northeastern states and neighbouring Bangladesh, killing more than 150 people.

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Death count rises to 20 in India's Manipur landslide

Rescuers in India's northeast have recovered 20 dead bodies from the site of a landslide that buried a railway construction camp, the army said, after a second day of search efforts.

As per details, security forces and disaster relief teams are still racing to rescue dozens more feared trapped under debris.

Reportedly, most of the victims were reserve soldiers from the Territorial Army who had been working on the railway project.

Experts say climate change is increasing the number of extreme weather events around the world, with damming, deforestation and development projects in India exacerbating the human toll.

This month, unprecedented rains lashed India’s northeastern states and neighbouring Bangladesh, killing more than 150 people.

Millions have been displaced by the catastrophic floods in recent weeks, and in some low-lying areas, houses have been submerged.

Army helicopters were on standby and assisting in rescue operations at the site of the landslide, a statement from the Indian army said.

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Eid al-Adha: Pakistan railways to run three special trains

Pakistan Railways announced on Saturday that three special train services would be run on the occasion of Eid ul Azha.

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Eid al-Adha: Pakistan railways to run three special trains

Lahore: In a bid to facilitate the passengers, Pakistan Railways has announced to run three special trains on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha on multiple routes. 

The spokesperson of Pakistan railways said that the first Eid special train will leave from Quetta to Peshawar on Friday at 10 am. 

The second special train will leave Karachi for Lahore on Friday, while the third Eid special train from Lahore to Karachi on July 13. 

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LG polls: Re-polling in 8 districts of Balochistan underway

Local government elections were postponed in the aforementioned districts on May 29.

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LG polls: Re-polling in 8 districts of Balochistan underway

Quetta: Re-polling of local government elections in thirteen wards of eight districts of Balochistan is underway.

According to a notification of Provincial Election Commissioner Office Balochistan, polling will continue till 5:00 pm without any break.

Election Commission of Pakistan has established a Central Control Room in Islamabad and Provincial Election Commissioner’s office in Quetta for monitoring and registering complaints related to re-polling of local government elections.  

Re-polling will be held in eight districts including Dakki, Qila Abdullah, Ziarat, Loralai, Panjgor, Sibbi, Noshki and Kech.

Local government elections were postponed in the aforementioned districts on May 29, 2022, due to law and order and other incidents.   

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