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♦ Lawyers of Broadsheet sent a letter to NAB with a demand of demanding more Rs5 billion.
♦ Minister for Railways Azam Swati proposed a new plan of real estate to overcome the departmental deficit. Data of 25 sites completed for the business.
♦ The government has made electricity more expensive for industrial and commercial consumers. Additional tax of 17 per cent on non-filer industrial consumers and 5 to 17 per cent on the commercial consumers imposed.
♦ Shehbaz Sharif addressed the workers convention in Sialkot and said PTI has now politically dead after defeating in cantonment boards, a place of its political birth.
♦ Prime Minister Imran Khan became angry about the worst defeat of PTI in the Lahore Cantonment Board elections. He demanded a detailed report on the workers' protest against the distribution of tickets. Change is expected in the leadership of PTI South Lahore and Central Punjab.
♦ Balochistan Assembly Speaker Abdul Qaddos Bazinjo refused Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani for giving favour to CM Balochistan Jam Kamal. He told the chairman, if he wanted Jam Kamal in any case then they would resign from the party.
♦ New Zealand cricket team returned home on a chartered plane in tight security from Islamabad.
♦ PCB Chairman Rameez Raja suggested Pakistani players vent their anger on their performance because when they would play good, foreign teams would start to come here.
♦ After the New Zealand team’s return on security issues, the visit of England and Australian teams became in doubt. England will decide in the next 24 hours while Australian Board said they would not make a decision in hurry.
♦ Pakistan started negotiations with the Taliban for an inclusive government in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he has initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan government to include Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks.
♦ The US admitted to targeting civilians in the drone attack on August 29. The US also apologized to the families of the slain citizens. Central Command General Kenneth Mackenzie said the dead were not from ISIS.
♦ Afghan city Jalalabad received three consecutive blasts in which three were killed and at least 20 were injured. This is the first direct attack on the Taliban since taking control of Kabul.
♦ Education door closed for girls in Afghanistan. Taliban announced the opening of a secondary school for boys only.
♦ France recalls ambassadors to the US, Australia in a row over submarines deal. US and Australia expressed regrets over the French decision.
♦ Human Rights Watch exposed the Modi government by increasing religious extremism in India. The organization’s fresh report said extremism and religious riots have doubled. It also said that the Modi government was making political lawsuits against its opponents.
♦ A brutal shopkeeper raped and killed an innocent six-year-old girl after kidnapping her on the way to school in Sheikhupura. The accused admitted the crime. The girl’s dead body was recovered from the abandoned area.
♦ Another embarrassing incident of harassment of a woman in Lahore surfaced. A motorcycle rider accused’s video viral on social media. Case registered in Gulshan-e-Ravi police station.
♦ Giving a one-week ultimatum to the government, the Restaurant Association demanded the opening of restaurants in Lahore.
♦ Comedian Umar Sharif is still waiting for an air ambulance to go to the US for treatment. The air ambulance is expected to arrive by Tuesday.
♦ And Batman will once again fight to save Gotham. The new trailer of the Hollywood movie Batman has been released.