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♦ Banned outfit protests in Lahore; two cops Ayub and Khalid killed by protestors, six sustained injuries; the members of the banned outfit also threw petrol bombs on the police; Interior Ministry has suspended mobile services in some areas of Lahore
♦PDM hold countrywide protests against price hike: Protests held in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Sukkur, Multan, Bahawalpur; PML-N workers set electricity bills on fire; Saad Rafiq bashed govt; Said the rulers should have to be sent packing; Maulana Ghafoor Haideri took the government to task in Karachi; Said would not step back before the end of the selected government
♦Murad Ali Shah addresses PPP demonstration against inflation in Karachi; says the elected government has made the people miserable
♦ PM Imran Khan holds talks with Punjab governor, CM: Orders upgradation of Toba sub-campus of UAF to university; Prime Minister Imran Khan directed to take all possible measures to give maximum relief to the down-trodden segments of the society
♦Prices of 29 commodities increased by 42% in a week; Inflation for the poor reaches to 16 percent; Tomatoes cost increases Rs27 and ghee by Rs7 per kg; the prices of potatoes, eggs, milk, curd, mutton and lentils also goes up
♦IMF’s persistent demand from Pakistan to withdraw subsidies worth over Rs300 billion; Shaukat Tarin cancels his presser after noticing deadlock in IMF talks: Finance Ministry also keeping mum, says no timeframe of talks can be given: IMF representative says negotiations are on
♦ Sugar price jumps by Rs 10 in Karachi's wholesale market in a week
♦ PML-N leader Khawaja Asif says SBP governor, Reza Baqir first ruined Egypt and now ruining Pakistan; Omar Ayub blames PML-N League for making dollar expensive
♦ SBP takes action to stop dollar smuggling; Implements biometric requirement on purchases of $500 or more
♦ Azaan echoes across Bannu to get rid of inflation; Traders say they would continue the practice till the end of the inflation
♦ The condition of schools in Khyber KPK has not changed after 8 years of regime of PTI-led government; despite the educational emergency in the province, 16 thousand schools are deprived of basic facilities.
♦It has become difficult for children to get an education. Copies, paper gets expensive by 30 percent.
♦LHC declared MDCAT entry tests taken for admissions in medical colleges valid according to the law
♦Islamabad police have attacked a team of 24NewsHD TV channel covering TLP protest in the federal capital; the policemen led by Mazhar Siyal, tortured the cameraman Nafees Arayen and also snatched his mobile phone.
♦354 people suffering from dengue fever in 24 hours; two more dengue patients die in Lahore; one succumbs to dengue in Islamabad, reports new 174 cases; Rawalpindi reports 95 more cases
♦Situation of facilities at General Hospital worsened; shortage of beds in medical unit II; a patient brought his own bed from home
♦Sisters get property share after 37-year court battle; the court also set rule of giving the property in gift
♦ Muslims offer first Friday prayers without social distancing in Holy Ka’aba
♦ US president Biden says will defend Taiwan if China attacks
♦ American suffer set back as hypersonic missile test to hit a target from space failed
♦ US actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded the director on a film set in New Mexico, US law enforcement officers said Thursday.
♦#IStandWithSRK trends on Twitter as fans endorse King Khan amid son Aryan Khan’s arrest
♦ Heavy showers and hailstorm in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Abbottabad and Haripur; weather will remain dry and hot in most districts of Sindh.
♦The "Uncharted" movie trailer has officially been released; the film sets to be released on 18 February, next year