10:00pm Headlines on 24Digital

By: News Desk      Published: 10:00 PM, 23 Oct, 2021
10:00pm Headlines on 24Digital

♦ Security beefed up in Islamabad, Lahore in face of TLP protests: People face traffic snarls in twin cities, Punjab capital: Internet service off for the third consecutive day; Security has been beefed up on Nullah Dek in Muridke, Gujranwala and Jehlum Bridge; Railway bridge on River Jhelum has been closed; Heavy police contingent placed in Gujranwala; Containers placed on all entry and exit routes of the city; Bridge on river Chenab closed by digging ditches; Faizabad Interchange has remained close

♦ Several roads in Lahore reopened for traffic after TLP rally heads to Islamabad; Metro bus service in the city restored; Internet services suspended in different areas the city of Lahore has now restored; Orange Line train remains shut

♦ In order to thwart any explosive situation in the context of banned Tehreek-e-Labaik’s protest march; Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Federal Religious Affairs Minister Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad to reach Lahore and hold dialogue with the proscribed party’s leaders

♦ The government is trying to keep Islamabad safe from protesters in any case; a Turkish-style special force will be formed to control the protests; the force will be equipped with advanced technology and equipment

♦ Sadiq Sanjarani and Pervez Khattak's mission Balochistan fails; Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and Defence Minister Pervez Khattak reached Quetta to woo the ‘estranged’ members of the assembly so that the no-trust motion against the CM could be foiled; disgruntled members not convinced

♦ Pakistan to face India tomorrow in World T20; all tickets booked; fans eagerly await for the breath-taking match;  Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and senior batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are all set to deliver well

♦ Bookies in action ahead of Pakistan-India encounter tomorrow; cricket gamblers have fixed victory rate at 50 paisas for the Indian team while victory rate fixed at Rs2 for the Pakistan side

♦ Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam announces the 12-member squad for the crucial game against India; the squad includes batters, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and senior batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik; Haider Ali and Asif Ali have also been named in the squad; Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali also included in the 12 member squad

♦ An unbeaten stand of 40 by Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade saw Australia to a five-wicket win over South Africa in the opening match of the Super 12s of the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday; England beat West Indies by 6 wickets

♦ PDM protests in Sialkot against ballooning inflation; women pick up utensils from homes; Khawaja Asif says PTI has bankrupted Pakistan; incompetent rulers will be sent back home; Senator Sajid Mir once again calls for new elections.

♦ Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) central leader Syed Khursheed Shah was released from Central Jail Sukkur after two years long detention from National Accountability Bureau (NAB); the PPP workers and local leaders warmly welcomed Khursheed Shah and took him to his residence in a convoy

♦ Pakistan has agreed to implement most of the conditions of the International Monetary Fund for the resuscitation of its stalled $6 billion extended loan facility

♦ Chicken prices in Lahore reach Rs348 per kg; sugar in Karachi is sold on Rs120 to Rs125

♦ Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Spokesperson in response to media queries regarding the latest news report alluding to the formalisation of an agreement for the use of Pakistan’s airspace by the United States to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan, said, “No such understanding was in place; earlier CNN reported that the Biden administration has told lawmakers that the US is nearing a formalized agreement with Pakistan for use of its airspace to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan, according to three sources familiar with the details of a classified briefing with members of Congress that took place on Friday morning

♦ PM Imran Khan arrives in KSA; Imran visits Roza-e-Rasool; Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar and Adviser to PM for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam accompanied the prime minister on the visit; PM Khan to attend the launching ceremony of Middle East Green Initiative Summit during his stay in the kingdom

♦ As many as 832 more people were diagnosed with dengue fever in Punjab, Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the last 24 hours; around 118 more people of Islamabad were diagnosed with the dengue fever during the last 24 hours; 168 more cases of the virus were reported from different parts of the province during the last 24 hours; 361 were diagnosed with the virus in Lahore

♦ In Lahore, the westerly wave also turned the weather chill on. Punjab’s upper and central towns are also under a strong westerly wave

♦ Snow in upper areas; heavy rains and hailstorms in Gujarat; weather is cold with rain in most cities of Islamabad and Punjab; rain occurs in different parts of Lahore; weather in Karachi is pleasant due to strong winds

♦ Swedish startup develops electric flying saucer; the flying plane can be flown for fifteen minutes after a single charge; cost of a personal flying saucer is also $92,000

♦ Junoon frontman, Ali Azmat gave his clarification on Facebook by dropping a video, over his disgraceful comments on legendary Noor Jehan

♦ Hollywood movie "The Kings Man" highlights released; film full of action and comedy will be released on December 22

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