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December 9, 2021 11:42 AM

♦ Indian defence chief General Bipin Rawat was among 13 people killed in a helicopter crash raising questions over the future of military reforms he was leading. Rawat was India's first chief of defence staff, a position that the government established in 2019, and was seen as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 63-year-old was travelling with his wife and other senior officers in the Russian-made Mi-17 chopper, which crashed near its destination in southern Tamil Nadu state. Pakistan’s top military brass offers condolence over Rawat’s death

♦ Accident, attack or a result of infighting between Indian armed forces? The helicopter crash that killed Bipin Rawat raised many questions; Modi’s government has made Rawat India's first chief of defence staff while Indian media had declared the appointment a political one; Rawat had strong differences with the Indian airforce and his appointment created huge resentment and displeasure among the officers; During his tenure, India faced huge embarrassment on February 27 at the hands of Pakistan and China also attacked and occupied many kilometres of Indian area

♦ Taking note of the heinous lynching incident in Sialkot, Corpse Commander Conference unequivocally affirmed zero tolerance for such elements so as to eradicate extremism and terrorism from the country; COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa showed satisfaction over security arrangements along the borders; said the stability in Afghanistan will bring peace of the region

♦ Rituals of Sri Lankan Priyantha Kumar were performed in Colombo. The mother was devastated to see her son’s dead body. She demanded severe punishment for accused persons. The number of arrested accused has risen to 140 including the main 34 accused persons.

♦ Waheed, an Assistant of Sri Lankan manager Priyantha’s admirable role to resolve the issue came to the fore in the investigation of Sialkot Tregay. Waheed took Priyantha to the roof by seeing the aggression of the workers. They tried to lock the door but was not properly fit to lock it up. Waheed also facilitates running the four female workers through the back door of the factory.

♦ PM Imran declared Pakistan the most economical country again during the inauguration ceremony of Naya Pakistan Card in Peshawar. He said inflation is comparatively low in Pakistan to other countries even petrol and diesel is also being sale on cheap prices. He said prices would come down after winter.

♦ Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Peshawar on Wednesday despite a directive from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) not to visit there in view of the forthcoming local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

♦ The wheat flour grinders association in Lahore has increased the rate of chaki flour by Rs3 thus raising the per kg price of flour from Rs85 to Rs88. Roti prices reached Rs12, Naan at Rs18 and Kulcha at Rs20 in Lahore.

♦ PPP announces protest against inflation, Bilawal demanded share to Sindh according to the NFC Award.

♦ US dollar bulldozes Pakistani rupee, rises to the historic level of Rs177.45

♦ Finance Secretary admitted in the steering committee that negotiations are underway with the IMF on the money budget and some adjustments have to be made; Senator Saleem Mandviwala says the government is scrapping the Rs350 billion subsidy through the mini-budget and tax exemptions on many items will end.

♦ Pakistan inflicted huge an innings and eight runs defeat on Bangladesh as rain failed to save the hosts; Pakistan become the first team to take 13 wickets on the fifth day of a Test match

♦ Man of the match Sajid Khan put Bangladeshi batsmen into a spin as he became the first Pakistani off-spinner to take 12 wickets in a Test match

♦ Islamabad High Court Chief Justice showed displeasure over inaction against the illegally constructed Naval Golf Course on the land of the Margalla Hills National Park

♦ Woman hired services of a sharpshooter friend to kill her husband; Dania stopped her car in an empty area where her friend shot twice her husband Shehbaz Nathwani; Dania tried to mislead the police by claiming the incident was a robbery incident; Police team under DSP Raja Umar Khatab solved the case in six months and have arrested both accused

♦ Youth who got injured in alleged police encounter in Karachi’s Orangi Town recorded his statement; He said police did not signal them to stop and opened fire as soon as they arrived

♦ 24News unveiled more details regarding torturing and stripping of four women in a Faisalabad market; Shopkeeper gathered accomplices outside the shop after the four women entered the shop and started stealing while one woman tore her own clothes; A woman also tore her clothes in the presence of Police

♦ Ishrat-ul-Ebad started active politics from Sindh. Former Governor State Bank telephoned Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Provincial Minister Nasir Shah and emphasized transparency in the preparation of the Local Government Act.

♦ Gas crisis in Sindh becomes more serious, people face problems to using gas at home, forced to use wood.

♦ The 24News HD TV Channel efforts become fruitful as FBR postponed implementation on the new valuation of properties

♦ Australia has announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics

♦ The official trailer of the English movie “Munich: The Age of War” has been released; The film will start screening in cinemas on January 21

♦ Pakistan film industry actress Rani’s 75th birthday today


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