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Sindh bans pillion riding in Muharram

Ban will remain imposed on pillion riding for six days from August 5-10, states notification

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Karachi: The Sindh government on Friday announced a six-day ban on pillion riding across the province to avoid any untoward situation during Muharram-ul-Haram.

Sindh Home Department has also issued a notification in this regard.

According to the notification, the ban will come into place on August 5 and end on August 10 (Muharram 6-12) under Section 144 to maintain peace and control the law and order situation.

Those exempt from the ban include journalists, persons with disabilities, the elderly, women, security institutions personnel, and children, the notification read.

Meanwhile, the federal government has announced a two-day public holiday on August 8-9 on the eve of Ashura (9th and 10th of Muharram).

According to a notification issued by the government, the federal cabinet approved a two-day holiday on account of Ashura. All private and government offices, educational institutes, businesses, and other activities would remain closed.

The holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram, marking the beginning of the new Islamic year, 1444 AH, started on July 31. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has strictly advised the mourners to make sure of the SOPs amid the recent Covid-19 surge. The NIH has made wearing masks, social distancing, and other precautionary measures compulsory.

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Marriyum Aurangzeb extends gratitude to all who contributed in re-recording of national anthem

"The National Anthem has been re-recorded after 68 years"

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Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has extended gratitude to all who contributed to the re-recording of the national anthem.

Addressing media in Islamabad today (Saturday), she paid rich tribute to the people who paid their role in the development of the country and made Pakistan's defense indispensable.

Congratulating the nation Pakistan's Independence Day, she said the journey of development will continue under the democratic government of Pakistan.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has organized a calendar of activities on the directions of the Prime Minister in connection with Independence Day celebrations.

She said an effort has been made to project the cultural diversity and heritage of the country.

The Minister said the National Anthem has been re-recorded after 68 years, with the participation of 155 singers, 48 musicians and 6 bandmasters.

She said the project was completed in collaboration with various departments including Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and ISPR.

The brass bands of all three armed forces also participated in this national effort.

The new compositions, recorded with excellent imaging have created a rainbow of all the cultural and regional colors of Pakistan.

The Minister also urged the opposition not to promote division and play its role for country's development by strengthening democratic values.

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Grenade attack in Karachi leaves two injured

Police began investigation into the incident

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Grenade attack in Karachi leaves two injured

Karachi: At least two people were wounded after an unknown man hurled a grenade at Lyari Expressway on Saturday, witnesses and police said.

The incident took place at around 10pm near Garden Toll Plaza, Lyari Expressway.

PPreliminary police investigations showed that an unknown assailant riding a motorbike hurled the grenade and fled the scene, leaving two people injured.

Police and rescue officials arrived at the scene. The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital.

The City SSP told media that the police has cordoned off the area and started an investigation.

 

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Met Office predicts more torrential rains in Sindh, Balochistan, South Punjab in coming days

"Heavy rains may generate urban flooding"

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Met Office predicts more torrential rains in Sindh, Balochistan, South Punjab in coming days

Islamabad: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted more torrential rains in Sindh, Balochistan and South Punjab in coming days.

In a weather advisory today (Saturday), the Met Office informed that depression has developed in Arabian Sea which is likely to move towards the west along Makran coast.

Due to this weather system, monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in southern parts of the country.

Another low pressure is likely to approach Sindh on Tuesday.

Under the influence of this weather system rain-wind/thundershower with few heavy falls is expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from tomorrow till Tuesday with occasional gaps.

It said the heavy rains may generate urban flooding, advising all concerned authorities to remain alert and take necessary precautionary measures.

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