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Massive fire engulfs Metro bus in Rawalpindi  

Smoke could be seen billowing out from the back of the bus, with parts falling to the ground.

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Rawalpindi: A metro bus was engulfed in flames after catching fire at the Rehmanabad station in Rawalpindi on Thursday, GNN reported.  

As per reports, the bus suddenly caught fire after its engine overheated and burst into flames. 

The driver, while acting prudently, parked the vehicle at the bus station and evacuated all the passengers from the blazing bus.  

Smoke could be seen billowing out from the back of the bus, with parts falling to the ground. The passengers were unharmed but the vehicle was burnt to a crisp. 

Soon after receiving the information, Rescue 1122 management immediately dispatched the nearest ambulance fire truck, and rescue vehicle to the spot to control the fire, and were able to put it out on time. 

No loss of life or injury was reported during the incident. It is still unclear how the fire started.

However, the metro bus administration has launched an investigation into it. 

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More rain expected from August 10-13: PMD

Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious

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More rain expected from August 10-13: PMD

Islamabad: Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, and Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and parts of Balochistan from August 10-13 with occasional gaps.

The monsoon currents continuously penetrating the country are likely to become stronger from August 10.

About the possible impacts of rain, the met office revealed that heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala from August 10-12.

Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, and Kashmir from August 10-12.

Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Mirpurkhas from August 11-13.

Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period.

Catchment areas of Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab may receive heavy downpours causing the water levels to rise significantly during the forecast period.

The rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer, and Skardu during the forecast period

Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain alert and to take necessary precautionary measures during the forecast period.

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PTI’s Shahbaz Gill arrested in Islamabad

The news was confirmed by the former Federal Minister Murad Saeed on his official Twitter handle.

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Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Dr Shahbaz Gill has been arrested from Islamabad on Tuesday, GNN reported.  

According to details, Special Assistant to the former Prime Minister Shahbaz Gill was taken into custody outside the residence of party chairman Imran Khan, while a case of 'incitement to rebellion' has been registered against him in the Bani Gala police station. 

Besides other charges, clauses relating to inciting people against the state institutions and their heads were added to the FIR

The news was confirmed by the former Federal Minister Murad Saeed on his official Twitter handle.

"The imported government is in panic," he tweeted.

He added that Shehbaz Gill's assistant was also subjected to physical assault, claiming that Gill has been 'abducted'. 

In the meantime, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that Shahbaz Gill was 'kidnapped' from Banigala chowk by men who came in vehicles without number plates. 

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Rehabilitation process underway for flood-hit people in Punjab

29 flood relief camps were established in Mianwali and DG Khan Divisions

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Lahore: On special instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the process of rehabilitation of flood victims and provision of relief materials is underway in flood-affected areas of the province.

In a statement today, the PDMA spokesperson said 29 flood relief camps were established in Mianwali and DG Khan Divisions.

He said treatment facilities including meals and clean water to all persons in the relief camps are continuing and so far 31933 people have been provided medical facilities.

He said six relief camps have been set up for animals.

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