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NDMA forecasts severe heatwaves in major parts of Pakistan

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says some areas of Sindh and Punjab are expected to be engulfed in intense heat during the month of June

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Islamabad: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday forecasted severe heatwaves and heatwaves in most parts of the country for the month of June through its National Emergency Operations Center.

The NDMA said that some areas of Sindh and Punjab are expected to be engulfed in intense heat during the month of June.

The NDMA stated that heatwaves are expected in Umerkot, Tharparkar, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, and Sanghar in Sindh, as well as Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur districts in Punjab.

The report mentioned that from May 31 to June 5, dusty winds, storms, and light rains are also possible in the upper regions of the country, including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

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Gary Lineker, Jemima Goldsmith spotted on cozy dinner date in London

The 63-year-old Match Of The Day presenter and Goldsmith, who is 13 years his junior, appeared jovial as they laughed and joked throughout the meal, accompanied by a female friend

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London: The speculation about a budding romance has ignited as former England football captain Gary Lineker and socialite Jemima Goldsmith were spotted sharing a cozy dinner at a Notting Hill restaurant.

The 63-year-old Match Of The Day presenter and Goldsmith, who is 13 years his junior, appeared jovial as they laughed and joked throughout the meal, accompanied by a female friend.

After their dining experience, Lineker was seen leaving the restaurant carrying leftover boxes, with Jemima by his side, laughing and maintaining a low profile.

Their enjoyable evening in west London has fueled further speculation about the nature of their relationship.

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Pakistan's forex reserves plummet $63mn to $9.09bn

The reserves come down due to external debt repayments

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Karachi: Foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Thursday plunged by $63 million on a weekly basis, clocking in at $9.09 billion as of May 24.

Official data released by the central bank showed that total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at $14.31bn, while net foreign reserves held by commercial banks stood at $5.22bn.

The central bank cited external debt repayments as the reason for the decrease in the foreign currency reserves.

“During the week ended on 24-May-2024, SBP reserves decreased by US$ 63 million to US$ 9,093.7 million due to external debt repayments,” it said.

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