Karachi: Chinese citizen hurt in roadside blast

KARACHI: A Chinese citizen, his gunman and driver were injured on Monday when a blast hit their van on outskirts of Karachi, Samaa reported.
According to our correspondent, the vehicle was targeted on the National Highway near Gulshan-e-Hadeed.
“It was a remote controlled explosion that occurred on the roadside. A Chinese man, his local gunman and driver were onboard. They were slightly injured,” SSP Rao Anwar told Samaa.
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Obama confirms Mansour’s death

HANOI, Vietnam: U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed that Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US air strike.
Obama has hailed the Taliban leader’s death as an “important milestone” in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.
“We have removed the leader of an organisation that has continued to plot against and unleash attacks on American and Coalition forces, to wage war against the Afghan people, and align itself with extremist groups like Al-Qaeda,” the US president said in a statement.

Khan to address 2nd PTI rally in Azad Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: A day after addressing a large public gathering in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, Imran Khan, is set to address another rally of his party in Bhimber town of Azad Kashmir today, Samaa reported Thursday.
Bhimber is getting ready to welcome Khan and other central party leadership, as arrangements have been finalized for the rally where a large of PTI supporters are expected.

King Kohli crowned as IPL’s highest ever scorer

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NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli smashed an unprecedented fourth century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season — despite nursing a finger injury — to become the tournament’s highest ever run-scorer.
Kohli, who batted with nine stitches after splitting the webbing in his left hand in the previous game, bludgeoned 113 runs off 50 balls to reach 4,002 runs in the Twenty20 competition.
Kohli surpassed Indian batsman Suresh Raina’s record of 3,985 runs as he led the Royal Challengers Bangalore to another crushing win against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday.
The India captain put together a 147-run opening partnership with powerful Jamaican Chris Gayle (73).

Sindh govt announces summer vacations for schools

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KARACHI: Sindh government announced summer vacations for schools all over the province, effective immediately.
School are to remain closed till July 24 until further notice. Sindh Secretary for Education Fazlullah Pechuho confirmed the announcement, saying the decision was taken after discussion with the provincial Minister for Education Nisar Khuhro.
The provincial ministry for education said the decision was taken keeping in view the rising temperatures all over the province. It further noted the vacations may get extended if the mercury continues to rise over the period of time.

Morning in Pakistan today saw raging hot temperatures

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of very hot and dry weather during the coming week all over the country.
Following were the temperatures recorded for some cities Wednesday morning around 08:00:
Islamabad 19°C, Lahore 34°C, Faisalabad 37°C, Jacobabad 35°C, Karachi 30°C, Peshawar 25°C, Quetta 18°C, Gilgit 14°C, Murree 17°C and Muzaffarabad 20°C.
The plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh will be the centre of heat where day temperatures will cross over 45°C and central parts will touch a critical level of 50°C.
Temperatures in mountainous areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azaad Jammu and Kashmir will also rise by 4-5°C above average, resulting into rapid melting of snow and glaciers.

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Khan vigorously responds to PM speech in NA

ISLAkhan-640x426MABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday attended National Assembly session and presented his party’s stance on Panama Papers investigation, Samaa reported.
Khan, while addressing the house, also cleared his position on holding an alleged offshore company.
Calling upon the prime minister to present himself of accountability and an end to corruption in Pakistan, Khan urged the government to ensure a transparent investigation into offshore assets of Sharif Family.
He described PM’s speech as ‘disappointing’, saying that the opposition has a democratic right to come out on streets, if the government continued its inaction.
About government’s counter allegations and claims regarding misuse of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) funds, Khan said the government should have investigated the reports.