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Sindh government is responsible for Karachi’s problems: Waseem Akhtar

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KARACHI: Mayor Waseem Akhtar has criticized the Sindh government and totally out the blame on them for the overflowing roads and difficulties that were facing by people in rains.

This he said while talking to local news channel on Thursday. Waseem Akhtar Karachi needs new sewerage systems as the current system is unable to solve the problems and fulfill the requirement of today’s populations.

He flayed the Sindh government for not ensuring that the drainage systems are not used for garbage disposal as the solid waste management and water board management are in their control.

Despite raising these issues to federal and Sindh government still waiting for positive response, Akhtar added.

We are not hoping anything good from the Sindh government as they were only spectators in these conditions and doing nothing at all for the betterment of the people, Waseem Akhtar lamented.

As many as five persons were died in the heavy rain which was started from the Wednesday evening and it continued in the city.

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FO rejects Gen Nicholson’s Statement regarding Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria has said that the recent statements of US Commander in Afghanistan, General John John Nicholson regarding Pakistan was acceptable and unnecessary.

Nafees Zakaria said this while addressing to brief briefing to the recent issues and the Pakistan foreign relations and he also informed that a conference will be held under the PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi which will be started from September 5 to 7.

Zakaria added that Pakistan always condemns terrorist incidents in neighboring countries but we will not allowed anyone to fought Afghanistan war in Pakistan and how can be it possible.

In the current scenario Pakistan foreign policy are facing several challenges, he added.

Regarding the General Nicholas comments about Pakistan, Zakaria said that Pakistan rejected his comment and termed it as baseless allegations and unnecessary against Pakistan.

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Turkey bus blast leaves several injured

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ANKARA. At least seven people were injured when an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in the Izmir province of Turkey on Thursday. The mayor of the city, Levent Piristina said that authorities were investigating the incident and probably it is a terrorist attack.

Levent Piristina added that the bus was targeted when it was passing a garbage container in the morning and he shared a picture of the incident in which the bus have blown up and its windows were blown out and in the nearby streets.

Police are investigating and they are focusing the possibility of terrorist attack and we are getting information from the police department in this regard.

No militants groups have accepted the responsibility of the attack as Kurdish militants and Islamic state militants have continuously carried out terrorist attacks in major cities of Turkey.

Previously Kurdish militants targeted bus carrying security officials in which 13 soldiers were killed and injured 50 others in the incident.

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16 Taliban, 11 civilians killed in US Airstrike in Logar

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KABUL: The US airstrike continues to kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan and in the latest airstrike as many as 11 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters in central Logar province.

Governor Haleem Fedaya, has confirmed that airstrike was conducted in the parts of capital of Logar against the Taliban insurgents and the Taliban fighters reportedly took shelters in the civilians houses and the foreign troops targeted them.

He added that two important Taliban commanders were killed in the airstrike.

The NATO officials said in a statement on Thursday that they were aware of an incident in Logar district in which potentially civilians were killed in it.

It is to be notified that the incident was second in one week when the US led airstrike kills 16 civilians in Zerkoh district of Heart Province last Monday.

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LNG corruption case: Sheikh Rasheed files reference against PM Abbasi in ECP

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of Awami Muslim (AML), Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has filed a reference in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his alleged involvement in LNG corruption case.

PM Abbasi, who was Federal Petroleum Minister in the Nawaz Sharif’s cabinet and he has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the NAB after a detail inquiry in corruption of Rs 220 billion LNG projects.

After the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif in Panama case last month, Abbasi was elected as PM and Sheikh Rasheed was one of the three petitioners in Panama case and also submitted a petition in SC against NAB for failing in reopening the Hidaiboya Paper Mills case.

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Sohail Tanvir sets a new record of economical bowling in T20 history

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BARBADOS: Pakistan Left-arm Fast Bowler, Sohail Tanvir has set a new record of getting five wickets and given only 2 runs in his five over quota and thrash the opposite site in Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

After winning the toss Barbados Tridents put Sohail’s Guyana Amazon Warriors and they scored 158 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their 20 over quota.

While coming to bowl and defending the given target, Sohail Tanvir outclasses the opposite side who were bowled out for 59 runs. Sohail Tanvir bowled an amazing opening spell of 4 over and conceded only 2 runs and taken five wicket which is a new record in T20 history for getting five wickets and conceding only 2 runs.

He was announced man of match for his brilliant performance.

 

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60,000 people to evacuate Frankfurt to defuse a large British WWII bomb

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FRANKFURT: Authorities ordered the 60,000 residents of the Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt to leave their homes on Sunday when the authority will try to defuse a large bomb of World World II which was discovered at a building site

Officials said that Germany’s central Banl, the Bundes bank, Frankfurt’s Goethe University and two major hospitals of the area will be evacuated and it will be one of the largest evacuations in German history after the War.

The recovered 1.4 ton HCC 4000 bomb was dropped by the British air force during World War II in the area.

 

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One killed, 40 persons feared trapped in building collapse incident in Mumbai

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MUMBAI: One person was killed and 40 more people were feared trapped when a building collapsed on Thursday in India’s financial capital of Mumbai.

The four storey residential building was collapse in the morning in heavily populated area of Bhendi Bazaar, after heavy rains killed 10 people in the city.

Official of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) told media that one body was recovered from the rubble of the collapse building.

He added that four people have been rescued so far and feared that dozens of other were trapped but the 43 member’s team is conducting rescue operations to safely rescue the people.

Official added that at least eight to nine families have been living in the building.

Incidents of building collapses are common in India and most especially during the monsoon season heavy lashing the Mumbai and other parts of the country.

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SC given historic verdict in Panama case: Tahir-ul-Qadri

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LAHORE: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Tahir-ul-Qadri has said the government representatives declaring the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and verdict in Panama case by Supreme Court as conspiracy against Pakistan which is wrong and adding that it was historic verdict given by SC.

This he said while talking to media persons at Lahore Airport on his arrival from London on Thursday. PAT Chief said that despite three notices Sharif family didn’t appear before the NAB which shows their respect towards law and their mindset of considering themselves above the law.

He claimed the Sharif family has businesses in different countries of the world and adding that Punjab government using police as a tool against the rivals for getting the political benefits.

 

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Heavy rain: Four people died in Sindh

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KARACHI: At least four people were died since Wednesday in the heavy rain and thunderstorm in sindh.

After continues heavy rains in across Sindh from the Wednesday every, the authorities were compel to announced holiday in schools.

Rain and thunderstorm along with gusty winds lashed out Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Karachi Division and it destroyed the municipal infrastructure in Sindh.

Because of heavy rain flooding and power outage across Sindh were witnessed including Karachi where most of the underpasses were flooded.