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PM, President condole sad demise of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan

Reportedly, the much-admired scientist was not in good health from last few weeks. Khan's health started deteriorating, following which he was brought to the KRL hospital in an ambulance at 6:00am Sunday morning.

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi along other leaders have expressed their heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of ‘father of Pakistan’s nuclear program’ Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.

Reportedly, the much-admired scientist was not in good health from last few weeks. Khan's health started deteriorating, following which he was brought to the KRL hospital in an ambulance at 6:00am Sunday morning.

Dr Abdul passed away at 7:04am as his lungs collapsed, said doctors. His funeral prayers will be held at Islamabad’s Faisal mosque at 3:30pm today.

The premier, reacting to the scientist's demise wrote, "Deeply saddened by the passing of Dr A Q Khan. He was loved by our nation bec of his critical contribution in making us a nuclear weapon state”.

He further added, “This has provided us security against an aggressive much larger nuclear neighbour. For the people of Pakistan he was a national icon.

“He will be buried in Faisal Mosque as per his wishes. My condolences & prayers go to his family,” the premier said.

President Dr Arif Alvi took to twitter as well.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain also expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Pakistan's renowned nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.

The federal minister said the entire nation is saddened over the demise of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. The Minister said Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan's services to Pakistan are countless. He also prayed for the departed soul.

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has condoled over the sad demise of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. In a tweet on Sunday, he said Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan played a key role in making Pakistan invincible.

The Minister prayed for the departed soul.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza and all Services Chiefs have also expressed deep sorrow over the death of renowned Pakistani Nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.

In a condolence message issued by Inter Services Public Relations, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Dr Abdul Qadeer has rendered invaluable services to strengthen Pakistan's defence.

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Marvel’s Eternals soundtrack to feature ‘Friends’ by BTS 

The full soundtrack from the upcoming Marvel film Eternals was recently unveiled.

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Marvel’s Eternals soundtrack to feature ‘Friends’ by BTS 

Seoul: Friends, a song produced by BTS’ Jimin and V is reportedly being featured in the latest installment of Marvel Film "The Eternals" directed by Chloe Zhao. The song was produced by band member Jimin.

The full soundtrack from the upcoming Marvel film Eternals was recently unveiled. Apparently, the information came from a document that Disney released.

The news got confirmed when Marvel News shared a list of songs included in the soundtrack for Eternals. 

Beside Friends, the included songs are Celine Sharma’s Nach Mera Hero, Juice by Lizzo, and Time by Pink Floyd. 

Fans became excited and took it to Twitter as 'PRODUCER JIMIN,' and 'VMIN' started to take over internet trends in multiple countries.

Written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Eternals has a huge ensemble cast— featuring Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani and others.

The upcoming film is confirmed to be set partially in the past and in the future. 

The Marvel franchise is set to hit cinemas on November 5, 2021.  

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Coronavirus: Pakistan records lowest daily death toll of fourth wave

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 689 cases of coronavirus were reported while 18 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,152.

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Coronavirus: Pakistan records lowest daily death toll of fourth wave

Islamabad: Amid a steady decline in Covid-19 infections, Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio further fell to 1.62% with 689 new cases. 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 689 cases of coronavirus were reported while 18 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,152.

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

The total number of cases has reached 1,259,648.

As many as 1,189,742 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,280 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 436,442 in the province with 12,792 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 463,167 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,502.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 176,048 in the province with 5,650 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,083 confirmed cases while 350 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,354 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 739. On the other hand, there are 10,353 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,201 cases in the capital city while 933 people have lost their lives.   

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Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio rises again 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,021 cases of coronavirus were reported while 21 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,173.

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Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity ratio rises again 

Islamabad: Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio surged to 2.36% with 1,021 new cases. 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,021 cases of coronavirus were reported while 21 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,173.

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

The total number of cases has reached 1,260,669.

As many as 1,191,425 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,257 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 436,720 in the province with 12,800 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 463,703 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,505.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 176,194 in the province with 5,657 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,092 confirmed cases while 350 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,360 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 740. On the other hand, there are 10,359 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,241 cases in the capital city while 935 people have lost their lives.   

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