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Pope Francis pleas for peace in Afghanistan

Pope Francis said Sunday that he shares “the unanimous concern for the situation in Afghanistan" as Taliban fighters sweep across the war-torn country.

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He thought as the Taliban entered the outskirts of Kabul and said they were awaiting a “peaceful transfer” of the city.

The pope asked for prayers “so that the clamor of weapons may cease and solutions may be found at the negotiating table.”

He added that “only in this way, may the battered population of the country -- men and women, elderly and children -- return to their homes and live in peace and safety, with full mutual respect.”

 

 

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School bus falls from GT Road Bridge, 3 killed several injured

The bus was carrying the school students and teachers from Lahore to Murree.

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Jehlum: A bus carrying students and teachers on a recreational tour from Lahore has fallen from Jhelum-Dina Bridge, leaving two female students and a teacher dead and 25 wounded in the horrible accident.

According to details, the school was heading towards Murree when the over-speeding bus fell of the bridge on GT Road on early Sunday morning.

The bus fell off the Jhelum-Dina Bridge on a railway line after the driver lost control over the vehicle.

Rescue 1122 officials told the media that two female students, one teach have lost their lives in the accident, whereas, 25 others sustained wounds.

They said that the wounded persons have been shifted to District Headquarters Hospital.

Expressing grief over the school bus accident in Dina, the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed the concerned authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured.

Pakistan has a poor record of fatal traffic accidents due to poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.

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Sindihis celebrate culture day with traditional zeal, fervor

Various programmes have been organized at government and no-government level across the province to celebrate the day.

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Karachi: Sindh Culture Day is being observed with traditional zeal and fervor on Sunday (December 5) to promote the centuries old culture of Indus valley civilization. 

Various programmes have been organized at government and no-government level across the province to celebrate the day.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his message on the occasion of Sindh Culture Day said this day gives us the lesson to respect all traditions and customs without any discrimination.

He said this day is the day against racism, extremism and discrimination.

Meanwhile, a Sindhi Culture rally was organized by PTI leaders in Umerkot today.

Addressing the rally, Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed severely criticized the performance of Sindh government.

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Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive to be launch on Dec. 6

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the drive at Jinnah Stadium Sports Complex, Islamabad.

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Islamabad: The government is launching ‘Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive’ in Islamabad on Monday (December 6), in a bid to revive sports culture for producing national heroes.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the drive at Jinnah Stadium Sports Complex, Islamabad.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar said this would be the biggest sports programme in the country’s history that would enable active participation of the youth in healthy physical activities.

He said under its first phase, twelve different games for male and ten for female would be arranged across 25 regions under the talent hunt programme. The age bracket for the both would be 11-25 years.

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