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Pakistan records 2,580 new COVID-19 cases as virus surge continues

Islamabad: 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 records 2,580 new COVID-19 cases as virus surge continues
Pakistan records 2,580 new COVID-19 cases as virus surge continues

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,580 cases of coronavirus were reported while 71 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,206. The daily Covid-19 positivity rate in Pakistan is at 4.68%.

The total number of cases has reached 1,223,841.

As many as 1,132,726 patients have recovered from the disease with 4,960 critical cases.

Punjab              

The number of patients swelled to 421,800 in the province with 12,396 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 450,126 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,258.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 171,072 in the province with 5,395 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,757 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,732 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 729. On the other hand, there are 10,240 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 104,114 cases in the capital city while 902 people have lost their lives.

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Polling of NA 133 by-election concludes, vote counting underway

NA-133 seat fell vacant after the death of PML-N MNA Pervaiz Malik who died of heart complications on October 11.

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Polling of NA 133 by-election concludes, vote counting underway

Lahore: Polling of NA-133 Lahore by-election has concluded and the counting of votes has begun across the 254 polling stations in the constituency, considered a "stronghold" of the PML-N.

According to details, the polling started at 8am this morning and continued till 5pm without any break after which the gates to the polling stations were closed off to any more voters.

The seat had fallen vacant after the death of PML-N leader Pervaiz Malik who died of heart complications on October 11. His wife, Shaista Pervaiz Malik is the PML-N candidate, whereas the PPP fielded Aslam Gill for the election.

Moreover, ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates Jamshed Iqbal Cheema has been disqualified from contesting the election on technical grounds and his appeal has been earlier rejected by the election tribunal and later by the high court.

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PM Imran Khan to inaugurate Karachi’s Green Line BRT on Dec 10

Commercial operation of the Green Line bus project will begin from December 25

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PM Imran Khan to inaugurate Karachi’s Green Line BRT on Dec 10

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Sunday has announced that the multi-billion Green Line bus project will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on December 10.

Asad Umar took to his official Twitter handle and made the announcement.

Umar said in his tweet that the premier will inaugurate Karachi’s first modern transport system, Green Line BRT, on the 10th of December.

The minister earlier in the day announced that the commercial operation of the Green Line bus project will begin from December 25

Karachi’s Green Line BRT project with intersections is 24 km long which includes 12.7 km elevated, 10.9 km at grade, and 422 meters underground, and has 25 stations.

The phase-II common corridor from Gurumandir up to Municipal Park with a length of 2.5 km has two underpasses at M.A Jinnah Road.

The state-of-art subversive bus terminal with a parking facility and the commercial mezzanine floor was being also being constructed at Numaish. The construction work on Phase-I was started in 2016.

 

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PDM prepares recommendations for long march, resignations

Recommendations will be presented at the meeting heads of PDM parties.

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PDM prepares recommendations for long march, resignations

Lahore: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has prepared recommendations regarding long march and resignations from assemblies.

According to details, the steering committee of PDM chaired by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi discussed the option of long march and resignations from assemblies.

During the meeting, recommendations were made in support of the resignations, which will be presented at the meeting heads of PDM parties.

The members also agreed to hold protest demonstrations and conventions in all provinces before the long march. However, the time and date of the long march and resignations will be decided in the tomorrow’s meeting.

According to details, conventions and protest rallies will be held in all the four provinces before the long march.

PDM spokesperson Hafiz Hamdullah, the Pakistan Democratic Movement will hold a summit on December 6 where the central leaders of the opposition alliance will decide on a long march, Lahore march and tendering resignations from assemblies.

The session will be held in Islamabad with Maulana Fazlur Rehman in the chair.

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