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Several dead as torrential rains pound Sindh, Balochistan

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  • Six people die in Sindh and Balochistan.
  • ATM, mobile phone services down in Balochistan.
  • Roads start to clear in Karachi.

QUETTA/KARACHI: Monsoon rains turned deadly Saturday after six people were reported dead in Balochistan and Sindh, while three were injured.

Four deaths in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi were caused due to electrocution and other rain-related incidents, while major roads in the metropolis were also inundated.

For hours, I I Chundrigar Road, Burns Road, and streets around Sindh Secretariat was flooded — presenting a river-like situation.

However, the situation got better after local authorities started draining the rainwater from the streets.

ATM, mobile phone services down in Balochistan

Heavy rains in Balochistan wreaked havoc Saturday, causing flood drains to overflow and damage the communication system in the province as a result.

Balochistan’s Kalat, Khuzdar, Awaran, Turbat, Qila Saifullah, Lasbela, Kojak Top, Chaman, and Kohlu received torrential rains while the dam on the outskirts of Loralai collapsed.

Flash floods in Chaman damaged fibre optics and shut down banks’ servers, resulting in the outage of ATM services and disrupting internet and mobile services in several areas.

Moreover, 37 people trapped in ​​Lasbela’s Salari area were evacuated, and the Quetta-Chaman highway was also cleared for traffic.

Flood-affected residents clear debris after the dam in the Pishin district of Balochistan broke due to heavy rains on July 7, 2022. — AFP/File
Flood-affected residents clear debris after the dam in the Pishin district of Balochistan broke due to heavy rains on July 7, 2022. — AFP/File

In Hoshab, the Frontier Corps (FC) rescued four people trapped in a rainwater drain, while rains in Swabi caused a house roof to collapse, killing a mother and a daughter and leaving three others injured.

On the other hand, heavy rains also hit several other cities, including Neelam Azad Kashmir, Bhimber, Bagh, Swat, and Mingora.

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Saudi Arabia rewards brave police officer ASP Shehrbano with a royal pension.

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Sources claim that when the two met at the Saudi embassy, where the ambassador was entertaining the courageous female officer, the diplomat gave ASP Shehrbano the information.

The Saudi ambassador praised the police officer’s bravery and assured her that her family’s travel expenses to Saudi Arabia as a royal guest will be covered by the Saudi royal family.

He gave the ASP high marks for her poise and selfless dedication to her work in managing an agitated environment.

One day before, the Gulberg ASP visited the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir, at General Headquarters.

The head of the army acknowledged the significant contribution Pakistani women made to society as a whole.

He was cited as adding, “Since independence, Pakistani women have made a name for themselves both at home and abroad thanks to their skill, perseverance, and determination.

Additionally, ASP Shehrbano’s name was suggested by IG Punjab Usman Anwar for the Quied e Azam Police award.

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36% of fresh faces make it to the National Assembly.

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Following the general elections of this year, a record 36% of new members have joined the National Assembly.

There are now 96 new legislators that have been elected to the assembly out of 265 total. In the general elections, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has elected the most number of fresh faces as Independents.

Of the new faces, eleven PPP and MQM members, as well as fifteen PML-N members, have become MNAs for the first time. The IPP’s Abdul Aleem Khan and Awn Chaudhry were elected to the National Assembly for the first time.

Ataullah Tarar of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, Mir Jamal Khan Raisani, the party’s youngest member, was also elected from Balochistan for the first time and made it to the lower house.

Sher Afzal Marwat, Latif Khosa, and Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, who is supported by the PTI, are some of the fresh faces. In the last parliament, Shandana Gulzar had a reserved seat; however, this time, she was elected to a general seat.

Arshad Vohra, Syed Mustafa Kamal, and Rauf Siddiqui of the MQM were also elected to the National Assembly for the first time.

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The government declares March 2 a public holiday.

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In the province capital, Madhu Lal Hussain’s 436th annual three-day urs festivities will get underway on Saturday.

Secretary Auqaf Dr. Tahir Raza will execute the customary chador laying on the saint’s grave to kick off the urs festivities.

On this occasion, ulema Mushaikh, members of the Religious Committee, and a sizable crowd of devotees will take part.

For the Urs gift, the Auqaf Department has set up Rs 459,000. The agency and local police put together impenetrable security plans for the guests.

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