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PM CM conducts quick visits of 6 districts in 8 hours

Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar conducted rapid visits of six different districts in eight hours while going to Multan by road.



PM CM conducts quick visits of 6 districts in 8 hours
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He inspected Satghara, Okara, Sahiwal, Chicha Watni, Mian Channu and Khanewal.

On this occasion, CM Buzdar issued various directions to the administration about different matters. He inspected the mausoleum of the Mir Chakar Azam Rind at Satghara to review the restoration work.

Talking on this occasion, the CM said the Punjab government has restored the grandeur of the mausoleum of Mir Chakar Azam Rind and this step is a strong message of brotherhood and affinity to the Bloch people who have a special regard for Baloch chieftain Mir Chakar Azam Rind.

The Punjab government has promoted provincial harmony while giving a message of brotherhood to the people of Balochistan, he said.

“We are uniting hearts and are ever-ready to serve the brethren living in Balochistan,” the CM added.

The CM appreciated the performance of artists who presented traditional Baloch dance.

Later, CM inspected cleanliness arrangements in Okara and appreciated the performance of DC Ali Ejaz. He directed early completion of repair of roads in Okara city and inaugurated monsoon pre-plantation drive by planting a sapling at a civil rest house.

The CM assured that every city, including Okara, will be made part of the development process to accomplish the vision of composite development. The district development package has been designed to resolve public problems in districts and the best development package will be given to fulfil the needs of the people of Okara, he added and assured to expedite the development process while making Okara a PTI stronghold.

Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at Circuit House Sahiwal to review the law and order situation and pace of development work. He directed to continue crackdown against criminals and asked the police to best perform to provide a peaceful atmosphere to the people.

The protection of life and property of the people should be ensured and development projects are completed according to their timeframes while maintaining construction standards and transparency. A third-party audit of development projects will also be held to maintain construction standards, he said. The CM directed to expedite vaccination drive across Punjab, including Sahiwal, as it would ensure safety from the corona. The ratio of corona positive cases is increasing and citizens should follow SOPs to remain safe from this virus.

He also directed to early complete the repair and maintenance work of GT road to provide a better lifestyle to the people. The drainage facilities are being improved in city areas and municipal services are being made better in Sahiwal in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, he added.

The CM expressed his resentment over the poor cleanliness situation and poor road conditions in Chicha Watni city while expressing displeasure over the presence of stagnant water in some areas. The CM directed that rainwater should be immediately drained out. Similarly, the road patchwork be completed early and poor cleanliness conditions anywhere in the province will not be tolerated, he stated.

He commended the administration over the satisfactory cleanliness situation, saying that he is happy over cleanliness arrangements and good condition of roads. I am conducting visits to different cities as these visits help to understand public problems, he added.

CM Buzdar visited Peoples Colony and other areas in Khanewal and expressed satisfaction over the cleanliness situation in the city. He appreciated the good condition of roads and the overall situation of cleanliness in the city and praised the DC and administration.

“I want every city neat and clean as cleanliness is a fundamental need of people,” he said.


“I appreciate the dutiful workers and I would personally review the different issues and the situation of cleanliness during field visits.” 

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Twitter tests edge-to-edge photos in timeline

The microblogging platform, Twitter is exploring ways to build more visually immersive experience with its latest test to see how images appear on the platform.  

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Twitter tests edge-to-edge photos in timeline

The upcoming feature will expand visual media embedded in tweets to fill the whole width of a mobile phone's screen. The new layout is being tested on iOS but not on Android.

“The change is designed to make it easier for visual content to shine,” said twitter.

In the current test, tweets fill the full frame from left to right instead of being offset by a pretty large margin on the left.

The changes result in much larger images and videos that look better in the feed and a cleaner, more modern design that doesn’t unnecessarily squish tweets to the right of users’ profile pictures.

The test follows two previous image-focused changes— 4K image support and full-size images.

The 4K image support came in April and increased the resolution of images from 2048 x 2048 pixels to 3840 pixels on the long end.

While, full-size image support came in May and brought an end to cropped photos on timelines in iOS and Android.

The company, with the announcement that it is testing edge-to-edge photo support is increasing its chances of becoming an Instagram competitor.

The date for the rollout is not ascertain yet. However, users are already complaining about the change, despite the fact that it is still in its early stages.

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'COVID fourth wave': Pakistan reports 3,689 cases, 83 deaths

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 3,689 cases of coronavirus were reported while 83 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,580.

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As many as 1,079,867 patients have recovered from the disease with 5,383 critical cases.


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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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North Macedonia: Massive fire engulfs COVID hospital, kills ten patients

The huge blaze erupted Wednesday night—claiming lives of ten. Fire services and rescue teams rushed to the scene and fought to douse the flames for a couple of hours.

It’s not yet clear how the large blaze started or how many patients were inside.

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