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♦ ECP issues arrest warrants for Imran Khan, Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry in contempt case: Rejects PTI leaders’ pleas for exemption from appearance
♦ Court extends Imran’s interim bail in terrorism case: PTI chairman’s exemption from appearance approved on medical grounds
♦ PM Shehbaz overwhelmed by world response at Geneva moot: Says deeply moved by show of solidarity for creating win-sin partnership: Thanks world leaders for making Geneva conference a resounding success
♦ US announces additional $100m recovery funding for Pakistan: Says funding will be used for flood protection, governance, disease surveillance, economic growth, clean energy, climate-smart agriculture, and infrastructure reconstruction: Says assistance complements its broader efforts to form US-Pakistan Green Alliance: Avoids question on relaxation by IMF to Pakistan
♦ Saudi Arabia hints at boosting its investments in Pakistan to $10 billion: Will also deposit extra $2 billion in State Bank to shore up its forex reserves: Crown Prince directs Saudi Fund for Development to study increasing Kingdom’s investments in Pakistan
♦ UAE President, COAS mull ways to boost Pak-UAE defence ties: Sheikh Mohamed and General Asim Munir review joint work in defence and military affairs
♦ Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, who is on four-day official visit to Iraq, along with the senate delegation visited the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani in Baghdad. He prayed for the security, peace and stability of the country. Chairman Senate will also hold important meetings with the senior officials in Iraq during his visit.
♦ There is never any minus in politics, a balanced economy is the most important need of the hour says Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, adding negotiations are the only way for political stability in the country.
♦ LHC suspends Lahore Master Plan, 2050: Issues notices to Punjab chief secretary, LDA DG and environment secretary: Expresses ire over launching so many projects simultaneously in city: Deplores provincial govt not interested in taking anti-smog measures
♦ Motorways closed as fog blankets Punjab plains again
♦ Fog disrupts flight operation at Lahore Airport again: Several flights rescheduled at Karachi Airport also