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By: News Desk      Published: 01:00 PM, 30 Nov, 2021
1:00pm Headlines on 24Digital

♦ Pakistan beat Bangladesh in the first test by eight wickets to go one up in the two-match series; Abid Ali made 91 runs in the second innings, Abdullah Shafiq 73, Azhar Ali 24 while skipper Babar Azam remained not out at 13; Abid Ali has been declared man of the match; the second test will begin on December 4.

♦ Islamabad High Court gives second chance to the former top judge of the Gilgit-Baltistan chief court Rana Shamim to submit his reply in contempt of court case; Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that his affidavit, given over three years after Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, had created doubts; Rana Shamim replied that he had kept his affidavit sealed; he has no idea as to who had leaked it; Chief Justice remarked that the leaked affidavit had maligned the whole judiciary, including him.

♦ The Supreme Court rejects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s request for a change in the schedule of local bodies elections in the province; orders the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) will be held on a party basis; Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarks that making political parties stronger is imperative in order to strengthen democracy in the country; none could oust political parties from the political scene.

♦ Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqbal alleges that NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal is planning to flee abroad; demands putting his name as well as that of NAB DG on the ECL; says despite the fact that the country’s economy is in tatters, PM Imran Khan is least bothered; says State Bank of Pakistan will now be answerable to the IMF, not parliament.

♦ Former prime minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi lashes out at NAB; suggests it should be named an institution meant to take revenge from the PML-N; asks why the NAB is silent on PM Imran’s corruption; says the solution to the country’s problems lies in holding free and fair elections.

♦ PPP all set to demonstrate its popularity in Peshawar as the party has completed arrangements for its public gathering to be held today on the eve of its founding day; Bilawal Bhutto and other senior leaders will address the event.

♦ NAB is tasked with probe into Thar Coal Power Project reference; Supreme Court orders NAB chairman to submit inquiry report within three months; orders action against the officers found involved in the misappropriation of government funds.  

♦ Electricity bomb is again going to be dropped on masses as CPPA has suggested increasing the power tariff by Rs4.75 per unit; NEPRA will give its decision today; Increase, if announced, will put an additional burden of Rs60 billion on the consumers.

♦ Coronavirus’ new variant Omicron continues to spread in the world as one case each is reported from Spain and Sweden; 13 members of Portugal’s football team also contract Omicron.

♦ Coronavirus takes the lives of 10 more people in the country, while as many as 475 cases of the virus have been reported during the last 24 hours; ratio of positive cases stands at 1.1 per cent.

♦ The operation to demolish Karachi’s Nasla Tower enters into its seventh day; it will take another 20 to 25 days to completely raze the structure to the ground.

♦ A building at Karachi’s II Chundrigar Road catches fire as firefighters reach the site to extinguish it.

♦ Preliminary investigation shows that huts at Karachi’s Teen Hatti area did not catch the fire accidentally, but it was ignited; police arrest one suspect named Fahad in connection with the incident; Fahad admits to having lit the fire in lieu of money.

♦ Before the opposition’s protest, Islamabad’s traders and government employees are ready to give a tough time to the government; government employees protest in the city; Anjuman Tajiran Pakistan also announces to hold a sit-in outside the Prime Minister’s secretariat; DC Islamabad orders the detention of Anjuman’s Islamabad chapter president.

♦ Teachers in the federal capital go on a strike against the government’s decision to place the city’s educational institutions under the municipal corporation’s control. Teachers announce a sit-in outside the Prime Minister House on December 2.

♦ Reduction has been noticed in the number of dengue cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a drop in temperature; only 39 people test positive for the virus during the last 24 hours; three more diagnosed with the virus in Islamabad.

♦ Lahore again tops the list of the world’s most polluted cities as other Punjab cities such as Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala and Multan remain blanketed in smog; Karachi stands at the ninth position.

♦ Fog engulfs plains of Punjab early in the morning; motorways opened for traffic after visibility improves; 25 people injured as 30 cars collide on motorway at Sheikhupura.

♦ Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar meets with members of the parliament (MPs) in London; discusses the promotion of Pak-UK ties.

♦ Saudi Arabia calls the OIC meeting to discuss the situation in Afghanistan; Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan has offered to host the event in Islamabad on December 17.

♦ Local bodies’ workers strike in Karachi enters the second day; thousands of tonnes of garbage littered on the city roads create inconvenience for the people.

♦ The medical report of elephants at Karachi zoo, as well as the Safari Park, has been submitted to the Sindh High Court; the report shows that two elephants have infections in their feet while two others namely Noor Jahan and Madhubala have teeth infection; the report says that both these diseases could prove to be fatal.

♦ Four people have been killed while 19 have been injured as strong winds and rain lashes Turkey’s city of Istanbul; dozens of vehicles on the country’s highways turn over while the flights have been diverted to other cities.

♦ Argentine’s footballer Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or prize for the seventh time after a turbulent year, as Spain's Alexia Putellas took the women's award.  

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