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◼️ IHC CJ Athar Minallah remarks someone’s disappearance is the state’s failure and a serious crime against humanity; he gives strict remarks in the case of missing journalist Muddasar Naro’s recovery
◼️ Secretary Sindh Bar Council Irfan Ali Mehr is assassinated in Karachi; He was returning home from school when unknown motorcyclists opened fire on him in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Lawyers boycott court
◼️ Govt reduces NAB powers as it will not be able to get its hands on the project which was started by the cabinet. Cases of corruption and assets in excess of income will continue in the NAB.
◼️ Punjab Chief Minister approves inclusion of a provision for holding elections on EVM in the Local Government Act; There will be new delimitations of the constituencies. The PML-Q has expressed reservations.
◼️ Why did the government give the right to overseas vote? Sheikh Rashid disclosed the inside that 80 constituencies will be decided by Pakistanis abroad of which 40 constituencies are in Punjab.
◼️ Murtaza Wahab raised the question of why there is a possibility of regularization in Punjab and not in Sindh. Karachi people are asking why there is no operation in Bani Gala? He expressed hope that Governor will approve the Sindh Ordinance.
◼️ MQM and (PSP) reject Sindh Local Government Amendment Bill. MQM announces the convening of the All Parties Conference on December 11. Mustafa Kamal knocks on the door of Sindh High Court against the bill.
◼️ Will Riaz Fatyana have to pay a heavy price for speaking out against Zartaj Gul? The prime minister has called for a list of government members of the Public Accounts Committee. Sources have claimed that Riaz Fatyana may be discharged from the PAC.
◼️ Chairman Public Accounts Committee has raised the question of distribution of Rs1200 billion funds about corona epidemic; Khawaja Asif says bureaucracy is eating Pakistan
◼️ Inflation remains non-stop in the country as second-grade ghee is more expensive by Rs10 per kilogram; Public transportation also becomes more expensive as prices of motorbikes increased by Rs6,000 to Rs7,000
◼️ Chairman FBR Dr Ashfaq Ahmed says the mini-budget is ready, will be presented when the government will give instructions; He says that sales tax exemption is being withdrawn
◼️ The government spokesman terms the high inflation in Pakistan as a result of price hikes across the world. He avoids answering about giving relief to the public on petrol when it has become cheaper even in India.
◼️ Omicron also reached Saudi Arabia. The victim had returned from an African country. Cases were also reported in South Korea, Nigeria and Brazil. Canada imposed travel bans on Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt. Malaysia also announces temporary sanctions on affected countries. The USA decides to tighten rules on its airports.
◼️ In Lahore, 59 per cent of the citizens are yet to be vaccinated against corona. About 41 per cent of the people have already been vaccinated. The special campaign started today. Approves booster shots for people over the age of 50.
◼️ Justice Shahid Karim warns the government to get ready, for a week-long lockdown due to smog. He says during a hearing of a petition about the smog, private offices and schools in Lahore will have to be closed.
◼️ The gas crisis has intensified in the country. Supply to CNG stations in Sindh has been cut off for two and a half months. Bangle making industry also came under crisis. Thousands of workers lost their jobs due to the closure of industries in Hyderabad.
◼️ Supreme Court rejects plea to reinstate sacked employees on restraining order; Justice Sajjad Ali Shah remarks that the government should reinstate if they were wrongly sacked
◼️ Municipal employees in Sindh, including Karachi, are on strike for the third day in a row; garbage piles up on the roads
◼️ Lahoreites have been saved from eating 50 million dead chicken meat as police seized a truck carrying dead chickens on Ravi Bridge. The accused was going to the China scheme. Citizens raised questions about the disappearance of food authorities to control the dead meet issue
◼️ The largest cruise ship in the history of the country reached Pakistan; the cruise ship has 14 stories, a seven-star hotel, a shopping mall, and a gaming zone; Pakistani company decides to convert the ship into a hotel
◼️ Three students including two girls were killed and eight others including a teacher were injured in a school shooting in the US state of Michigan
◼️ Russian city St Petersburg receives heavy snowfall; Dozens of vehicles sank in the snow, life paralyzed
◼️ ICC releases new Test rankings. Shaheen Afridi moves up from eighth to fifth. Hassan Ali's ranking improves from 16th to 11th. Australia's Pat Cummins first in the bowlers
◼️ Despite erupting the fire at the wedding ceremony in India, the guests continue enjoying their food; video viral on social media
◼️ Today is the 97th birth anniversary of late musician Nisar Bazmi; He has composed music for more than 100 films in Pakistan and India