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♦ Taliban best option to eliminate Daesh; PM Imran Khan tells US to pull itself together and deliver an aid package to Afghanistan or face the collapse of a country which would become a haven for Islamic State militants. In an interview to foreign media Imran urges world to engage with Afghanistan to save it from going back to the Taliban of 2000.
♦ Sheikh Rashid says Imran’s govt will complete its term; warns PDM against its actions lest it should feel the heat itself; shows satisfaction over amicable civil-military relationship.
♦ PDM leaders ready to give tough time to govt over Pandora Papers leak; sit together to discuss electrical reforms, NAB ordinance amendments, inflation, Road caravan, and gatherings. Nawaz Sharif addresses via video link.
♦ Senate Chairman Sanjrani gets surprise Indian invite to Lok Sabha; A thaw seems to be appearing in the stalled Pak-Indo relationship with the latest surprise invite by the Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to Senate Chairman Sanjrani requesting him to attend the centenary celebrations of the Indian lower house.
♦ The Election Commission of Pakistan accepts PTI petition seeking access to Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s financial accounts.
♦ State Minister for Information Farrukh Habib said opposition parties—PPP and PMLN—narratives have been defeated in the ECP.
♦ PML-N Lahore President and MNA Pervaiz Malik died of cardiac arrest. His funeral prayers time will be announced later.
♦Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi, PML-Q leader Ch Shujaat Hussain, Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi and other political leaders condole the death of MNA Pervaiz Malik.
♦ Bilawal Bhutto tweeted “Jiye Bhutto from Kashmir to Karachi,” after the PPP candidate won elections, Amir Yasin, from LA-12 and PTI candidate Yasir Sultan Chaudhry won the by-elections in LA-3 Mirpur.
♦ People are getting arms on rent from the Karachi City Court warehouse. Arrested accused Masoom Bangali made startling revelations.
♦ Schools across the country resumed regular classes on Monday after the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) eases the coronavirus restrictions after a visible reduction in the coronavirus cases in Pakistan.
♦ Coronavirus claimed 28 lives and infected 1004 people across country in last 24 hours. The positivity ratio of corona cases remained at 2.3 percent.
♦ More than 135 new cases of dengue virus fever were reported from KP, 78 from Islamabad, 169 from Punjab including 124 from Lahore.
♦ PML-N marks Youm-e-soug (Day of mourning) today on the demise of nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. A resolution submitted in the Punjab Assembly paid rich tribute to Dr. Qadeer.
♦ CNG stations reopened in Sindh including Karachi, Sukkur.
♦ Sindh High Court acquitted alleged target killer Ubaid aka ‘K2’ and accomplice Nadir Shah.
♦ Lahore police arrested the suspected harasser on the application of the victim woman who was harassed in the Defence area.
♦ Funeral prayers of nine people were offered in Saidabad who were killed in yesterday’s armed attack on petrol pumps. Additional IG South Punjab Zafar Iqbal took notice of the incident.
♦ Indian Army made several arrests in the name of a so-called search operation in Held Valley’s districts Bandipura and Islamabad.
♦ In solidarity call with farmers protest, bus service and markets have been closed in Maharashtra and in Mumbai.
♦ A US couple has been arrested in the state of West Virginia for allegedly selling information on nuclear warships to what they believed was a foreign state, the Justice Department said Sunday.
♦ Heavy rain and snowfall in Azad Jammu Kashmir Lipa valley decreased the temperature. The central weather office predicted rains in Punjab and in KP.
♦ Like other parts of the world, Pakistan also marks World Girls Day.
♦ Sindh and Balochistan team will play their match against each other at 3opm at Qaddafi Station in National T20.
♦ Today is the 13th death anniversary of actor Badar Muni who worked in as many as 650 Pashto, Punjabi, and Urdu movies.
♦ James Bond's film ‘No time To Die’ earned $50.6 million in the United States while world cinemas earnings crossed the $30 million mark.