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♦ Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the groundbreaking of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project worth 20.7 billion rupees in Karachi on Monday.PM Khan urged Sindh CM to look into the Bundle Island project as investors are ready to invest. He said Sindh and the center have to work together and the K-4 project will yield results.
♦ The daily deficit of the Karachi Circular Railways is over Rs0.4 million and daily earning is less than Rs10,000. Railways authorities sent all good reports to the PM. Daily four trains on less important routes and the track were full of encroachments.
♦ Sindh Transport Minister questioned about the approval of KCR. He alleged the central government wanted to give benefits to some ATM as KCR was not approved by any forum.
♦ Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Monday his party would "forcefully" oppose the possible extension in Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal's tenure as
♦ Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid predicts making three groups in N=League He said that there was a battle of inheritance in Shahbaz Sharif's family. He said that NADRA has nothing to do with Nawaz Sharif's fake vaccination. There is a threat of terrorism and security forces are ready, Interior Ministry was close to nab elements involved in cancellation of the New Zealand tour and they would be exposed soon.
♦ Water inundated roads as fresh rain spell hit Karachi.
♦ The Supreme Court declared petitions related to the presidential system inadmissible. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah pointed out Mehmood Raza Qasoori and said not to indulge courts in irrelevant matters.
♦ IHC CJ to decide the case against Fawad Chaudhry in the next hearing.
♦ Dengue killed two people in Lahore and Islamabad including an Assistant professor in Lahore. So far 207 people infected. In Lahore, 12 new cases were registered to take a tally to 917. Karachi witness 17 new cases.
♦ US dollar reached an all-time high Rs171.60 in the open market and at Rs169.65 in inter-bank trading.
♦ Punjab Excise and Taxation Department launched an online transfer service for vehicles and motorcycles owners and now no need to go to Excise office as people will get transfer letter at their home.
♦ Punjab makes minority registration of Nikah registrar.
♦ A suspicious motorcyclist tried to enter Islamabad airport but ASF personnel foiled the attempt and injured him. The intruder was captured and shifted to the hospital.
♦ CTD Sindh arrested two IS terrorists, and seized arms and ammunition from their procession.
♦ Urs celebrations of Data Gunj Baksh are underway. Mobile phone services shut down.
♦ Indian Cyclone Gulab claimed two fishermen's lives in Odessa, millions shifted to safer places.
♦ Air Ambulance flight to the US was delayed as Umar Sharif health deteriorated again. Air Ambulance will fly to Dubai in 12 hours if Umar Sharif health remain deteriorated.
♦ PCB Chairman not happy with the pitches at National T20 tournament and directed National High Performance to improve the pitches.
♦Russia hosts garbage exhibition