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♦ Hamza Shehbaz is no longer the Punjab Chief Minister; The Supreme Court made Pervaiz Elahi the Chief Minister of Punjab; SC orders Punjab Chief Secretary to issue an immediate notice of Pervaiz Elahi as new Punjab Chief Minister; The Supreme Court annulled the ruling of the Deputy Speaker; The Chief Justice apologized for pronouncing the judgment late
♦ The government should take a strong stand and stand up, Maryam Nawaz's advice; says that the government should take steps to deal with the difficult situation or become a victim of the status quo; Leaders are made by the situations they face.
♦ Members of Parliament and PDM should read Article 191; PDM should limit the power of the Supreme Court, Farhatullah Babar's proposal; the time for taking a decision has come; Bilawal Bhutto retweeted Farhatullah Babar's tweet
♦ Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif telephoned Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the political situation in Punjab; Nawaz Sharif said that party leaders and workers should be mobilized in Punjab; Shehbaz Sharif was instructed to continue consulting with PDM leaders as well
♦ Imran Khan's letter is right and Chaudhary Shujaat's is wrong, what kind of justice is this? Why two separate decisions on the same letter? questions Maryam Aurangzeb; Sherry Rahman said what is wrong with making a full bench? Demanding a full bench is the constitutional right of political parties
♦ Deputy Speaker's lawyer Irfan Qadir said they will appeal the decision of the Supreme Court on not allowing the full bench; Says the Supreme Court has no right to interfere in the Parliament; Says if the review appeal is rejected, then the next action plan will be given
♦ President Arif Alvi's conditional offer to play a conciliatory role between the political parties; Says that if any investigation has been done on the foreign letter, it should be brought forward; Says there is no problem if the army chief is appointed before time; Says in the current situation, no one has a clear mandate; Says there is no conflict with the government and there has been no contact with Imran Khan for a long time
♦ Pakistan People's Party leader Sharjeel Inam Memon says PTI tried to influence the courts; Says they consider the attack on the Supreme Court Lahore Registry as an attack on the country's judiciary; Says Imran Khan being given decisions of his own choice for the past five years; Says there is a separate law for Imran Khan and for the rest of the people in Pakistan
♦ The promotion board from Brigadier to Major General presided by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa was held at General Headquarters. Those promoted include Brigadier Omer Naseem, Brigadier Syed Abbas Ali, Brigadier Muhammad Abbas, Brigadier Muhammad Shahid Abro, Brigadier Luqman Hafeez, Brigadier Mohammad Yasir Elahi, Brigadier Adeel Haider Minhas, Brigadier Syed Ali Raza, Brigadier Shahid Pervaiz, Brigadier Ahsan Waqas Kayani, Brigadier Azhar Yasin, Brigadier Qaisar Suleman, Brigadier Haroon Ishaq Raja, Brigadier Aamer Amin, Brigadier Haroon Hameed Chaudhary, Brigadier Waseem Iftikhar Cheema, Brigadier Muhammad Hussain, Brigadier Shoaib Bin Akram, Brigadier Kashif Khalil, Brigadier Kashif Abdullah, Brigadier Amjad Hanif, Brigadier Faisal Naseer, Brigadier Ahmad Kamal and Brigadier Saeed Ur Rehman Sarwar. Those approved from Army Medical Corps include Brigadier Tufail Ahmad, Brigadier Rizwan Sadiq, Brigadier Ijaz Ahmad, Brigadier Nadeem Fazal, Brigadier Shoaib Ahmed, Brigadier Tahir Masood Ahmad, Brigadier Waseem Ahmad Khan and Brigadier Sohail Sabir.
♦ The US dollar time and again has proved that it’s the world’s most powerful currency and here in Pakistan it has been dominating the money market with hands down. During the business in intrabank trading on Tuesday, the US dollar scored another massive gain of Rs3.05 taking the American currency to a new historic level of Rs232.93 against the spineless Pakistani rupee.
♦ The federal cabinet has approved an increase in electricity prices by Rs7.91 per unit in three phases; the government has approved an increase of power tariff by Rs3.50 per unit from today (Tuesday, July 26) and the second hike of the same charges will be implemented next month; In the third phase in October, the electricity rates will be increased by Rs0.91 per unit
♦ Karachi receives heavy rains again that inundated the city areas; According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) rainfall data from 8am to 5pm, the heaviest rainfall measuring 19.5mm, was recorded in Korangi. Meanwhile, Saddar recorded 12mm of rain, Nazimabad 8.2mm, Kemari 7mm, and Gulshan-e-Maymar 5.7mm. Pakistan Air Force Base Masroor recorded 4.5mm, Gadap Town 3mm, Gulshan-e-Hadeed 2mm, North Karachi 1.6mm, University Road 1.6mm and Orangi Town 1.3mm of rainfall. According to Met Office, the lowest rainfall of 0.3mm was recorded at Old Airport
♦ The heavy rain has submerged Karachi; the accumulated water in the sloping areas has become a pain for the citizens; the situation has worsened in Gulshan Iqbal Block 11, the sewage system has become clogged, even walking is impossible; Piles of mud and filth in the Sindh High Court, lawyers and civilians are in trouble; Two elevators of the building were also filled with water
♦ Recent rains have caused havoc in Balochistan; More than 100 people lost their lives due to rains and floods; Thousands of houses and livestock worth millions were also swept away; Thousands of people are forced to live under the open sky; Balochistan's land connection with the country was cut off due to the collapse of the Hub link bridge; The victims appealed to the government for immediate rehabilitation measures
♦ Due to heavy rains in Qamber, canals overflowed and houses collapsed; Kerthar was cut off from other areas; Tharparkar roads submerged; 50 feet wide crack appeared in Sem Nala near Dargah Faqir in Nawabshah; Several acres of land flooded in Khairpur Nathan Shah; More than 20 villages submerged; Pak Army soldiers are engaged in relief work; Chenab river also flooded
♦ Asif Ali Zardari turns 67; the former president spent his birthday in Dubai with his grandchild; Congratulatory messages from all over the country
♦ Another plane narrowly escaped an accident at Lahore Airport; a bird was hit by a plane coming from Jeddah; The pilot landed the plane safely on the runway
♦ Modi government targeted the opposition leaders. Rahul Gandhi was taken into custody by the Delhi police for protesting; Congress leader Srinivas Bhader was also tortured by police; Rahul Gandhi says India has become a police state and Modi is its king
♦ Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne battled through back pain to extend Sri Lanka's second-innings lead to 323 after key strikes by Pakistan's bowlers in the second Test on Tuesday. The hosts reached 176-5 when bad light stopped play early on day three, with stumps called in Galle after more than half an hour's wait for conditions to improve.
♦ Plan to build the greenest and most modern city in the Saudi desert; Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman announced the construction of the newest city in Neom; The area of Neom will be 34 square kilometres and nine million people will live in it; The newly built city will be in harmony with the natural environment; The project will be completed by 2030
♦ The trailer of the new Netflix TV series "The Sandman" was released; The fantasy series with full of horror scenes will hit the screens from August 5