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⌚Afghanistan has announced a new government; Mullah Hasan Ahmad Akhund will be the chief and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be the deputy chief. Sirajuddin Haqqani will be the interior minister and Maulvi Muhammad Yaqub Mujahid will be the defense minister. Mawlawi Hidayatullah Badri will be the finance minister and Mullah Khair will be the information minister. Mullah Fazal Akhund will be the chief of army staff of Afghanistan.
⌚Indian media got an answer on falsely alleging Pakistan by showing footage of US craft and the video game. Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah dismissed the allegation of Pakistan support as propaganda. “We have nothing to do with Pakistan, we have fought for the independence of this country for 20 years,” the Taliban spokesman said.
⌚High level transfers and postings in Pak army. Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been posted as Corps Commander Rawalpindi and Lt Gen Muhammad Chirag Haider has been posted as Commander of the Multan Corp. Lt Gen Azhar Abbas has been appointed as Chief of General Staff. Lt Gen Muhammad Waseem Ashraf has been appointed as Director General of Joint Staff Headquarters.
⌚Is this the change that the captain promised? Four chief secretaries and six IGs have been replaced in the last three years in Punjab. Sardar Ali Khan will now take over the command of the police. Kamran Ali Afzal has been superseded three senior officers and has become Chief Secretary.
⌚Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal called on Prime Minister Imran Khan. Chief Minister Usman Bazdar and IG Rao Sardar Ali Khan participated through video link. The new IG was directed to take strict action against the land grabbers mafia and corrupt elements. Chief Secretary was given a task of controlling inflation.
⌚Raja and captain face to face. Babar Azam's concerns over the team selection. Raised objection on Azam Khan and Sohaib Maqsood's inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad. Made a demand to include Faheem Ashraf and Fakhr Zaman in the team. Pay attention to your game, nominated chairman Rameez Raja’s clear replied to the national captain.
⌚We will oust Imran, we will show it by forming a government of people. You said that screams would come out, screams of rich people are not coming but the poor. Bilawal Bhutto’s address to a public meeting in Kehror Pakka. The political funeral would also come out of Lodharaan if the foundation of PTI was laid here.
⌚PDM is ready to take to the streets from next month too. Made a decision to take out a road caravan against the government. Which city to start from? The decision will be finalized in the meeting scheduled on Sep 10. Maryam Nawaz also reached Islamabad from Lahore. She will stay for three days.
⌚Pervez Musharraf has inflicted great oppression on the country. Now all unanimously are demanding NRO and saying that the government will not be allowed to run. Prime Minister strongly criticized the opponents and said the judiciary’s independence had not produced desired results.
⌚Whenever the media is banned, the country faced the consequences. Do we not want to learn any lessons from the Fall of East Pakistan. Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Chairman Javed Latif rejected the media bill and said they violated the constitution by putting a photo of Quaid-e-Azam in front of them. We will also be with the journalists if they staged sit-ins.
⌚Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry termed Javed Latif a ‘Political Clown’. He said that whether the reforms are in the media, in the economic system or in the electoral process, our path is clear. Opposition’s politics is all about taking dates and postponing the decisions. Army chief termed fake news a threat to national security. General Qamar Bajwa's analysis is based on facts.
⌚Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi termed the Media Regulatory Authority Bill as controversial. He said that he did not think that Prime Minister Imran Khan would approve the bill. The controversial clause against media in the bill should be withdrawn immediately.
⌚The people will suffer the consequences of the incompetence of the food department. Despite record wheat production, flour prices reached the highest level in history. In Lahore, it was Rs60 per kg. A bag of 20 kilograms became expensive by Rs1200 and the cost of the wheat per mound is reached at Rs2195.
⌚Dress code for teachers in federal government educational institutions. Female teachers will not wear jeans and tight dresses. Veiled teachers will be allowed to wear scarves and hijab. Male teachers will not wear jeans and T-shirts. Warm chador will not be allowed in winter too.
⌚Mehran Town tragedy: Police arrest factory owners and managers. The accused tried to dodge the police but arrested. Sixteen employees were burnt alive in the fire erupted in factory on August 27.
⌚Shibli Faraz has hinted a 60 percent reduction in electricity bills. The low-cost electrical appliances have been developed in which fans and water motors are also included.
⌚Metro bus service is suspended in Lahore for last 11 days. Citizens are facing difficulties. The administration has signaled to restore the service in three days.
⌚The Air Force Day was celebrated with enthusiasm all over the country. Special ceremonies were held at the airbases. Flowers were laid on the grave of Rashid Minhas Shaheed in Karachi. The Air Chief said that Pakistan Air Force is ready to defend the country's integrity and dignity.
⌚Another spell of monsoon rains in Karachi, light rains in many places including Malir, Landhi, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Defense, Shahra-e-Faisal. New spell of rains would start from tomorrow and continue till Sep 10. NDMA issued alert. Rainfall forecast in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from today till September 11.