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By-election on NA seats: PTI announces nationwide election campaign

The party's chairman, Imran Khan, will address rallies in 17 cities of the country

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Islamabad: The PTI on Thursday announced nationwide rallies in connection with upcoming by-elections on nine National Assembly seats.

The party's chairman, Imran Khan, will address rallies in 17 cities of the country.

According to the party's schedule, Khan will demonstrate his political sghow in Rawalpindi on Sunday, August 21, Haripur on Wednesday, August 24, Karachi on Friday, August 26, Sukkur on Saturday, August 27, and Imran Khan on Sunday, August 28 in Peshawar.

Apart from this, Khan will address a meeting in Jhelum on Monday, August 29, Attock on Wednesday, August 31, Sargodha on Thursday, September 1, Gujarat on Friday, September 2, and Bhawalpur on Saturday, September 3.

According to the schedule, the former prime minister will address public meetings in Bahawalnagar on September 7, Multan on September 8, Sheikhupura on September 9, Gujranwala on September 10 and Quetta on September 11.

According to PTI leader Ali Zaidi, the August 19 rally in Karachi has been postponed due to heavy rains.

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Pak-Saudi Arabia agree to improve coordination to deal with common challenges

Matters of mutual interests including Pak-Saudi bilateral relations were discussed

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Islamabad: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Thursday agreed to further improve the coordination between the interior ministries of both the countries to deal with common challenges.

The agreement was reached at the meeting held at Jeddah between Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and his Saudi counterpart party, said a statement issued here. Earlier, Saudi Deputy Interior Minister Dr. Nasir bin Abdul Aziz Dawood received Rana Sanaullah upon his arrival at the Ministry, it further said. Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Aamir Khurram Rathore and Consul General Khalid Majeed were also present in the meeting.

Matters of mutual interests including Pak-Saudi bilateral relations came under discussion during the meeting. Interior minister congratulated his counterpart for making the best arrangements for Hajj 2022. The minister congratulated and thanked the Saudi government for the successful implementation of the Road to Makkah project for Pakistani pilgrims.

He stressed the need to improve the communication between the Interior Ministries of both the countries. Security cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would further be enhanced, he added. He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia would jointly face all internal and regional security challenges. Pak-Saudi relations were historical, long-standing and and fraternal, he added.

Sanaullah said the Pakistani people have special devotion and love for the custodian of two holy mosques. Saudi Arabia has always provided generous help and assistance to Pakistan in the most difficult situations, he added. He congratulated the Saudi government and the custodian of the mosques for making the best arrangements for the Hajj. He said over 80,000 Pakistani Hujjaj performed hajj this year and availed the Road to Makkah facility.

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Flooding caused by heavy rain kills 16 in western China

Rivers changed courses and flooded villages and towns. More than 6,200 people were affected by the flood.

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Beijing: Flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the western Chinese province of Qinghai has killed 16 people, state media reported on Thursday, with an additional 36 missing.

Heavy and sudden downpours in Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County, population 403,368, of Qinghai province started late Wednesday, causing flooding on the mountains and triggered landslides, according to China's state broadcaster CCTV.

Rivers changed courses and flooded villages and towns. More than 6,200 people were affected by the flood.

Local government has sent a rescue team of 2,000 people and more than 160 vehicles for disaster relief.

Since June, China has been grappling with extreme weather from heatwaves to historic floods. The government has blamed climate change, which it says will increasingly affect the economy and society. 

SOURCE: Reuters

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