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Published: 04:02 PM, 27 Jun, 2022
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♦ FM and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari inaugurated on Monday the People’s Intra District Bus Service project for Karachi

♦ Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) surpasses all other parties by winning 2, 189 seats in the first phase of local bodies’ (LBs) elections in Sindh. According to unofficial results, the party was leading comfortably in 14 districts of the province till last reports came in; Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) manages to grab 64 seats and stands at second position; Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) with 43 seats comes third while PTI wins 13 seats; Jiyalas dance to drumbeats to celebrate the party’s win

♦ PPP candidates also win quite comfortably in Tharparkar; the same is the case in Sukkur where out of 32 union committees’ seats, the party wins in 29; the party grabs 14 seats in the municipal corporation of Mirpurkhas; out of 16 municipal committee wards in Kandhkot, 15 fall in the PPP’s lap; likewise, the party candidates remain successful on 27 union councils’ seats of the municipal committee, Shikarpur; similarly eight PPP candidates register wins in eight municipal committee seats of Umerkot

♦ Sindh Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah’s son wins his seat in Rohri; Syed Kameel Haider manages to win Union Council-27, Naseerabad seat by receiving 357 votes.

♦ Asif Ali Zardari expresses gratitude for historic victory in local body elections in Sindh

♦ Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon says that the PPP inflicted a ‘humiliating’ defeat on its opponents in the local bodies’ polls

♦ PTI stuns its opponents as its candidate Fazl Maula beats Hussain Ahmed, the joint candidate of all opposition parties in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly, including Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), in PK-Swat by-poll by a big margin; the seat had fallen vacant on account of the death of Awami National Party MPA Waqar Khan

♦ ECP has been directed to issue notification on reserved seats of Punjab Assembly

♦ Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif invites all members of the National Assembly (MNAs) belonging to the coalition government to a dinner today; approval of the budget and political situation of the country will come under discussion

♦ The coronavirus begins to spread its tentacles in the country again as the positivity rate of the virus in Karachi exceeds 22 per cent; in all 382 people test positive for pandemic in the country during the last 24 hours while two persons lose their lives; positivity rate recorded at 2.85 per cent

♦ PM Shehbaz has ordered to complete construction of Islamabad Jail Complex in next financial year

♦ The Islamabad High Court rejects the petition filed against the amendment made to the voting procedure laid down in the constitution for the overseas Pakistanis, saying it is inadmissible for the hearing; Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarks that legislation by the parliament cannot be said to have been done with a bad intention

♦ Why the complaints of Baloch students have not been resolved; Why the meeting could not be held despite the formation of inquiry commission. What has the government done so far; It seems that Baloch students are facing serious problems which are not being addressed. Home Secretary and Human Rights Secretary summoned in person, hearing adjourned till July 5

♦ A big jolt for the inflation-hit people as the NEPRA approves hike in electricity prices by Rs7.90 per unit; the increase, which has been announced under the fuel adjustment for the month of May will put an additional burden of over Rs113 billion on consumers.

♦ LPG price also increased after electricity;LPG price increased by Rs10 in Lahore; New price increased to Rs210 per kg 

♦ Good news from domestic gas sector; Discovery of 50 MMCFD gas reserves from Bannu West 1 well; The well will also produce 300 barrels of liquefied gas per day; The new gas reserves will help in overcoming the gas crisis

♦ A court in Islamabad grants pre-arrest bails to former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed, PTI leader Shehryar Afridi and Khurram Nawaz in damage to public properties case during the party’s long march towards Islamabad.

♦ Participants of Jamaat-i-Islami’s train march against inflation, corruption and interest make a stopover in Lahore; party Ameer Sirajul Haq says rulers have held 22 crore people of the country hostage.

♦ Money laundering allegations of Rs24 billion; Bail submitted as Moonis Elahi is on interim bail till July 4

♦ One member blocked Pakistan’s participation in BRICS meeting: FO spokesperson

♦ The power shortfall in the country has reached 6,238 MW; The duration of load shedding in different areas has reached 14 hours; Load shedding is also high in the affected areas

♦ CTD claims to have arrested 11 terrorists in 65 operations conducted across Punjab in recent days.

♦ The wall of a government school in Lower Dir collapsed, several children were buried under the rubble; The body of a girl was recovered

♦ Preparations for the national team's tour of Sri Lanka are in full swing; Middle order batsman Fawad Alam has joined the training squad; The warm-up match of the national team will continue till 6 pm. The training camp will continue for 7 days

♦ A part of the stadium collapsed during a bullfight in Colombia, killing 46 people and injuring several others

♦ An explosion at a house in the British city of Birmingham; five people were injured, one was in critical condition; 

♦ The sacrificial animals sale gains momentum as Eid approaches fast

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