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KARACHI: With the country struggling to turn the tide on the fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic, demand for medical oxygen has gone up, ARY News learned on Sunday. Pakistan Oxygen Limited (POL), an oxygen producing company, has in a letter to hospitals across the country shown its inability to meet the rising demand for oxygen. “This is to bring to your attention that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resultant high demand for Oxygen from hospitals across the country, Pakistan Oxygen Limited (POL) is operating all three of its existing plants at Karachi and Lahore to their maximum stated capacity.…

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KARACHI: Vote suspended at two polling stations here during local government election for cantonment boards after scuffles among the workers of candidates, ARY News reported on Sunday. Polling was suspended at Gulshan-e-Umair and Bright School polling stations in Malir after allegations of rigging at Gulshan-e-Umair women’s polling station. The workers of candidates were engaged in scuffles over the rigging charges. Disturbance also erupted at Bright School, a polling station for male voters. The workers of candidates chanted slogans against each other and involved in scuffles. Polling station number 15 in Saeed Village, a women’s polling station, the workers of two…

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KABUL: Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul has Sunday announced he has called on the newly appointed finance minister of the Taliban government in Afghanistan and discussed with him a number of matters including future bilateral trade, ARY News reported. “Had a meeting with new Afghan Finance Minister Hedayatullah Badri,” tweeted earlier today Mansoor Ahmad Khan. Had a meeting with new Afghan Finance Minister Hedayatullah Badri and had discussions on economic, finance, banking, trade & transit matters to facilitate the businesses/lives of common people @shaukat_tarin @ForeignOfficePk @PakinAfg — Mansoor Ahmad Khan (@ambmansoorkhan) September 12, 2021 According to the details the two top…

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SWAT: An earthquake of 4.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck Swat region and adjoining areas, National Seismic Monitoring Centre confirmed Sunday, ARY News reported. The moderate intensity tremors in the morning jolted Swat district and the outskirts, according to reports. The reported depth of the quake, as NSMC says, was 150 kilometers while its originating center was Hindu Kash mountain range in Afghanistan. No casualty has been reported so far from the tremors. An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 was reported in the Swat region and adjacent areas on August 19. The reported depth of the quake was 118 kilometers…

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LAHORE: With inundated streets after intermittent rain in Lahore hampering voters, PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique has demanded an hour extension in polling time for local government elections underway in the provincial capital’s cantonment boards. Intermittent rain has left the streets of the Lahore and Walton cantonments water-logged with two to three feet water accumulated in some areas, he tweeted, sharing a video of a flooded street. لاھور کنٹونمنٹ اور والٹن کنٹونمنٹ کی گلیاں پانی سے بھری پڑی ھیں بعض مقامات پر دو سے تین فٹ پانی کھڑا ھے ووٹر کو گھر سے پولنگ سٹیشن تک جانے میں سخت دقت…

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LAHORE: Intermittent rainfall in heavy and light spells continued in Lahore on third day submerging low-lying areas of the historic city, ARY News reported on Sunday. Several roads of the city have been flooded with rainwater. The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) workers were working at various places to drain out the water pools on city’s roads. Managing director of the WASA, Zahid Aziz has said that the first spell of rainfall continued from 3;06AM to 6:13 in the morning, while second bout of the rain lashed the city from 8:22AM to 8:57AM. “Maximum rainfall has been reported in Mughalpura…

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad has become Pakistan’s first city to have at least 50 per cent of its eligible population fully vaccinated against Covid-19, said National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) head Asad Umar on Sunday. “Islamabad has become the first city in Pakistan to have at least 50% of its eligible population (15 years & older) fully vaccinated,” the planning and development minister tweeted. “71% of Islamabad eligible population has received at least 1 dose,” he said, stressed the need for ramping up vaccination in other cities so as many people as possible get their second dose of a Covid vaccine…

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ABBOTTABAD: In a horrific landsliding on Sunday near the Kakul’s Paijo village, at least three people have been reported dead and more injured as a house roof collapsed on the family residing in, ARY News reported quoting rescue sources. According to the rescue officials, the efforts to pull out the injured in underway following the landsliding. So far two people have been recovered and shifted to the local hospital. The operation is still underway to find more feared to be stuck under the rubble. The rains in the Hazara and Mansehra regions have been devastating lately as the earlier update…

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah left for the United States on a private visit last night for the third time in three months, ARY NEWS reported on Sunday. According to sources, the chief minister had booked a seat in a US flight and would stay there for a week. It is for the third time in three months that the chief minister had gone on a US trip citing personal reasons. On July 04, Murad Ali Shah left for the United States, and it was reported that he is likely to be joined by Pakistan People s Party…

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MANSEHRA: As many as 11 have confirmed died on Sunday after rains lash over the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Tor Ghar region as roofs of five houses collapsed among depredations, ARY News reported. Including in the casualties are the four injured who have been shifted to the local hospital for first aid all the while the rescue officials recover bodies of those killed in ravaging rains. Three people have gone missing after the downpour, suspected injured, and rescue teams are set to recover their whereabouts. Met Office forecasts more rainfall in Sindh including Karachi The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast moderate…

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