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Celebs speak up against Israel’s atrocities in Jerusalem

More than 200 Palestinians and 17 officers suffered injuries in the night-time clashes at Islam’s third-holiest site and around East Jerusalem on Islam’s holy night of Laylat al-Qadr.

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Celebs speak up against Israel’s atrocities in Jerusalem

Following the incident, many celebs took to social media and express anger and shock over Israel's atrocities.

They condemned the barbaric takeover by Israel's forces in the Holy place.

Renowned Lollywood star Hamza Ali Abbasi wrote, “I believe tht the painful humiliation/suffering of the Muslim world is a result of us Muslims striving for global political dominance instead of fulfilling our actual purpose as per Quran: To understand/implement God’s msg in our life by self correction & deliver it to the world”.

Meanwhile Pakistani singer Azim Azhar also lashed out over the tragic incident and stated, "I am sickened and disgusted. How can you attack a place of worship and attack defenseless worshippers?"

He further added, "And yet again, the world will stay silent on Israel’s continuous oppression of Palestine. Ya Allah reham!"

Acclaimed Pakistani singer and actor Farhan Saeed wrote, "The world's deafening silence is criminal! How can the international community sit back and watch this happen? This IS terrorism!"

Following the hashtag, #IsraeliAttackonAlAqsa, Feroze Khan lent support to the Palestinians.

Most were injured at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protestors as Palestinians retaliated by throwing stones and bottles.

The footages released from the site shows worshippers throwing chairs, shoes and rocks towards the police and officers opening fire. Israeli police also shut down the gates leading to Al-Aqsa inside the walled Old City.

The Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service said one of the injured lost an eye, two suffered serious head wounds, and two had their jaws fractured. Most were wounded in the face and eyes by rubber-coated rounds and shrapnel from stun grenades.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian worshippers earlier packed into the mosque on the final Friday of Ramadan and many stayed on to protest in support of Palestinians facing eviction from their homes on Israeli-occupied land claimed by Jewish settlers.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has held Israel responsible for the dangerous developments and sinful attacks taking place in the holy city and called on the United Nations (UN) Security Council to hold an urgent session on the issue.

The international community has expressed concern and appealed for de-escalation on Friday, as anger mounted over the threatened eviction of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Shaikh Jarrah district.

Meanwhile, a US State Department spokeswoman said Washington was "deeply concerned about the heightened tensions".

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Vennesland, urged all parties to "respect the status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City in the interest of peace & stability."

The UN has said Israel should call off any evictions and employ "maximum restraint in the use of force" against protesters.

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Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 4.22%

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.

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Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 4.22%

Islamabad: Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio decreased to 4.22% from more than 11% a couple of weeks ago.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,167 cases of coronavirus were reported while 40 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,246. The daily Covid-19 positivity rate in Pakistan is at 4.22%.

The total number of cases has reached 1,226,008.

As many as 1,135,038 patients have recovered from the disease with 4,840 critical cases.

Punjab             

The number of patients swelled to 422,790 in the province with 12,407 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 450,787 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,270.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 171,388 in the province with 5,412 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,769 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,787 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 729. On the other hand, there are 10,245 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 104,242 cases in the capital city while 902 people have lost their lives

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New island emerges near Balochistan’s Kund Malir beach

A new island have popped up near Sonmiani beach of Balochistan— discovered by the fishermen sailing along the coast on Thursday.

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New island emerges near Balochistan’s Kund Malir beach

The technical advisor on marine fisheries at World Wild Fund (WWF), Muhammad Moazzam Khan said that the new island appeared in west off the coast of Sonmiani near Kund Malir.

“Such phenomena occurs due to geographical changes within the ocean depths,” he said adding that these kind of small islands emerge, remain in place for a while and then diminish back into the waters.

It is pertinent mention here that such Islands had earlier emerged at the same location in 2000 and 2010.

The first known emergence, during November 1945, was concurrent with an earthquake of magnitude 8.0.

The 2nd and 3rd emergences were in March 1999 and November 2010 respectively.

In 2013, an island emerged off Gwadar coast after a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Pakistan. However, the island disappeared after some time.

Landsat images of March 1999 and November 2010 emergences indicate appearance of round-shaped island of 4.4 and 5.2 hectare area, followed by erosion and disappearance. The island was composed of mud breccias and circular vents spewing mud slurry and methane gas.

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COVID-19 kills another 78 as Pakistan continues battle against fourth wave

Islamabad: Pakistan is witnessing daily surge in COVID-19 cases with authorities linking the upswing to the deadly fourth wave. Today country’s positivity rate is on 5.44%.

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COVID-19 kills another 78 as Pakistan continues battle against fourth wave

As per National Command and Control Center (NCOC), around 2,580 cases of coronavirus were reported while 78 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,865.

Pakistan conducted a total of 47,419 tests in the last 24 hours.

As per the NCOC, total confirmed cases are 1,210,082 whereas 5,304 are under critical care.

Punjab            

The number of patients swelled to 415,654 in the province with 12,259 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 446,045 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,177.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 169,040 in the province with 5,290 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,618 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,432 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 724. On the other hand, there are 10,168 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 103,125 cases in the capital city while 889 people have lost their lives.

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