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◼️Railways Minister Azam Swati lashes out at Chief Election Commissioner over EVMs saying the CEC is using the opposition’s language. Babar Awan dares those who are scared of EVMs and are running away to face the public.
◼️ Are foreign gifts to the Prime Minister a national secret? The government's refusal to disclose the details of the gifts, challenged the order of the Information Commission in the Islamabad High Court, media hype and unnecessary news will spread, national dignity will be damaged. The unique logic of the Cabinet Division.
◼️PPP’s Sherry Rahman says, on one hand, the government is denying to give details of gifts received by PM Imran Khan and on the other hand they are filing Toshakhana references against the opposition. She questioned why the people claiming to build a new Pakistan are fearing accountability.
◼️ Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said PM Imran Khan has only one worry of not getting a phone call from US President Biden. He said the government wanted to extend the tenure of the NAB chairman that would be challenged in the Supreme Court.
◼️ Islamabad High Court will hear the appeal of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif in the Flagship Reference tomorrow (Tuesday). NAB had appealed the court to cancel the acquittal of Mian Nawaz Sharif in the reference.
◼️Journalists protested in the National Assembly during the Monday session. Journalists also walked out against locking up them in the Press Gallery during the last joint session of the parliament.
◼️ Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said to despair is disbelief. He hoped that there would be a day when all cricket teams of the world would visit Pakistan. He said New Zealand does not have that number of the total army that they provided for their team’s security; Said India was running a negative campaign against Pakistan for a month after getting embarrassed in Afghanistan. He said India did not want Pakistan to progress. He warned the opposition not to throw stones at interior ministry while sitting in a glass castle.
◼️ New Zealand Cricket Board offers Pakistan to play at a neutral place to complete the abandoned series in a letter to PCB. But Pakistan still sticks to play the series at home ground.
◼️ New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said the cancellation of the Pakistan tour at the last moment was a shame and hopes that New Zealand's decision to pull out of its tour of Pakistan doesn't have a "lasting impact" on the game in Pakistan.
◼️Big news for cricket fans, PCB announced starting National T20 Cup from September 23, NCOC also allowed spectators to be invited to the stadium.
◼️After Kabul Airport, the name of Kabul University was also changed. It was renamed as Kabul Education University. In 2012, the name of the university was changed to Shaheed Rabbani Education University.
◼️ Defunct TTP leader Safi Ullah was killed in a security forces operation in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.
◼️Rupee sheds another 54 paisas against the dollar. During interbank trading, the US dollar on Monday became 54 paisas expensive with the greenback surging to Rs168.73 from Rs168.19.
◼️ State Bank of Pakistan has announced the monetary policy. It has decided to raise the policy rate by 25bps to 7.25%
◼️Flour crisis looms, PFMA rejects the government’s wheat issuance policy. PFMA Chairman Asim Raza threatened to lock down the flour mills if their issues would not resolve within the next five days.
◼️ FBR gave big relief to the business community. FBR announced to give a 40-day window to pay expenses up to Rs2.5m via digital platforms.
◼️ Nine people were killed during a dispute in a Jirga held in Dir Bala. The incident left many injured as well and as per the latest reports, eight people were in critical condition. The Jirga met to resolve the land dispute for local road construction but two rival groups opened shots at each other
◼️ Nasirabad area of Rawalpindi becomes a battleground as the railway police and residents clash over the matter of railway gate up-gradation. Police resort to shelling, firing. A woman was injured, three railway cops were subjected to torture.
◼️ Prominent decrease in Covid-19 cases as passivity rate drops to lowest 4.2% after 1 ½ month. After the coronavirus pandemic, Lahore is in the grip of dengue as seven more dengue patients were admitted to city hospitals today
◼️Government announced the deployment of Army and Rangers in the provinces on the eve of Chehlum of martyrs of Karbala. The Interior Ministry will also shut down mobile phone services at the request of the provincial governments.
◼️Funds for air ambulance expenses approved by Sindh Government for legendary comedian Umar Sharif. His son called on Murtaza Wahab and thanks to the government for the arraignments for the treatment.
◼️ A gunman opened fire on Perm State National Research University campus in Russia killing at least eight people; Students jumped out from windows of university buildings to flee the shooter; the attacker was wounded and detained.
◼️ 482nd-anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak in Kartarpur has been started. Sikh Pilgrims from across the globe have started arriving. Foolproof security arrangements have been made. Sikh Pilgrims will take out a procession from Kartarpur Gurdwara to Zero Line on Tuesday.
◼️Another innings of clouds started in the country. Due to heavy rains in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, dozens of feeders tripped, Lahore received dazzling, Rains are forecast in Karachi from September 23.
◼️Rahat Fateh Ali Khan looted a music show at Wembley Arena in London.