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SUJAWAL: Sindh Wildlife Department in a raid in Sujawal district recovered illegally captured rare partridges, citing the department sources ARY News reported on Sunday. According to the Wildlife department officials 43 birds were recovered in a raid in Chohar Jamali area of the district. The rare birds will be released in their natural habitat in forest, according to the wildlife officials. The Partridge is one of the rare species of ground-dwelling non-migratory bird. It is also found in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Due to the rapid climate change in Pakistan, the species of this rare bird is endangered to extinction. Disruption…

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SWAT: An earthquake with an intensity of 4.3 on Richter Scale has Sunday hit the lands across Swat and its adjoining parts, ARY News reported quoting National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC). There have not been any reports of losses, monetary of life, in the course of the quake that originated from the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The Richter Scale magnitude recorded the quake at 4.3 level and its depth into the ground to be 170 kilometers according to the NSMC measures. Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Swat, adjoining areas Earlier this month, an earthquake of 4.3 magnitude on the…

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has on Sunday landed in London as he undertakes a three-day official visit to the United Kingdom and is scheduled to have “broad-based discussions with his British counterpart Liz Truss”, ARY News reported quoting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The foreign minister will have dinner at the Pakistan House tonight with the diaspora and diplomatic mission, besides interacting with members of the Pakistani community and British parliamentarians. Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also interact with the media during his visit at the Pakistan House, says the sources privy to the developments. Earlier this month, former…

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MASTUNG: A local commander of an outlawed outfit was killed in a raid in Kanak Kalay Mehrab area of Balochistan’s Mastung, ARY News reported on Sunday. Security forces killed a local head of a banned organization in an operation, Deputy Commissioner Mastung said in a statement. The man identified as Mumtaz, was among the most wanted terrorist and nominated in several cases. A terrorist was also killed by the security forces in an intelligence-based operation in Dosali of North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. A terrorist was killed in a shootout in a raid, after…

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PESHAWAR: At least 30 passengers have been reported to be Covid positive in their private airline flight landing on Sunday at the Peshawar international airport arriving from Doha, ARY News reported. The rapid tests of the passengers, who arrived earlier today from Doha, Qatar, were conducted at the airport as soon as the landed on the airport here where their Covid reports were confirmed. All the passengers have been shifted to the local hospitals for quarantine facility with the help of district authorities, the airport officials said. Pakistan reports 1,780 new Covid-19 cases, 42 deaths in 24 hours Separately today…

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KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in its third alert on Tropical Cyclone GULAB in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday said that the cyclone has been at a distance of about 2200km from Karachi. The Cyclonic Storm over west-central Bay of Bengal has moved westward during last 12 hrs and now lies centred around latitude 18.3N and longitude 87.2E. “The system is very likely to keep moving westward and cross North Andhra Pradesh-Orissa coast, India by this evening or early night,” the PMD said in its alert. There is no threat to any coastal area of Pakistan from this system,…

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OKARA: A woman has died the day before in the District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) during her caesarean delivery after the doctor’s negligence of forgetting towel, sponge and cotton inside the mother’s belly, ARY News reported Sunday. Her family has staged a protest outside the Okara DHQ over her demise allegedly at the hands of sheer negligence by hospital staff. According to the details, the woman died after some time into her delivery and later it was found out that there were surgical leftovers left inside her belly before she was stitched up. Islamabad reports dengue fever cases upsurge with 32…

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ISLAMABAD: The novel coronavirus claimed 42 more lives in Pakistan during the previous 24 hours, raising the nationwide death toll to 27,566, ARY News reported on Sunday. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), as many as 1,780 new infections were reported after 44,712 samples were tested during last 24 hours, showing a national positivity rate of 3.98 per cent. The country s tally of confirmed cases surged to 1,238,668 after 1,780 new cases surfaced. The number of Covid patients in the country stands at 50,690, while 4,267 patients were in critical care at hospitals across the country.…

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NEW YORK: First differently-abled Pakistani diplomat, Saima Saleem, using Braille as her means to chide India over its claim at the United Nations that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part, said Friday that it was India that abets terrorism in the disputed Himalayan territory, ARY News reported. Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN has congratulated Saleem for successfully putting forward Pakistan’s position by exercising the right of reply. “She spoke using Braille for the first time from UNGA hall,” Akram said today on Twitter. I congratulate Saima Saleem, my team member, for successfully putting forward…

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ISLAMABAD: An upsurge of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases has been reported in the federal capital territory as 32 new cases of the disease surfaced in last 24 hours, ARY News reported on Sunday. According to sources, 17 cases of dengue viral fever reported in rural area and 15 cases in urban areas of the federal capital. “In the ongoing season 177 dengue fever cases have been reported in Islamabad so far, sources said. “In rural areas 123 and in urban areas of Islamabad 54 dengue virus cases have been reported”, sources said. According to sources, most patients of the dengue…

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