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Loss of life toll from Balochistan floods reaches 270

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QUETTA: The demise toll from flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Balochistan has risen to 270, with three extra deaths reported within the final 24 hours on Saturday, statistics revealed.

In response to the info issued by Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA), over 500,000 livestock was both swept away or killed within the tragedy.

In the meantime, the torrential rains broken a complete of 185,000 homes: 65,000 collapsed and 120,000 homes had been broken.

A member of the Board of Income, in a press release, mentioned the floods broken a complete of 103 dams throughout the province. Thus far, 125,000 individuals have been evacuated from the broken districts, he added.

On September 2, the Balochistan authorities as soon as once more postponed an anti-polio drive within the province amid heavy rainfall and floods which have resulted in deaths, lack of infrastructure and displacement of hundreds of thousands of individuals.

In response to the provincial well being division, the immunisation drive was deliberate from September 5, nonetheless, it has now been postponed for the second time.

“The brand new date for the drive might be introduced quickly,” it mentioned. The polio drive was postponed final time on August 29.

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KU Confucius Institute donates Rs0.6m for flood victims

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KARACHI: The Chinese language college members of the Confucius Institute at College of Karachi handed over greater than Rs0.6 million to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Tuesday for aid of flood victims.

The Chinese language college expressed that they need to present some assist to the folks affected by the floods in Pakistan.

Of their message, they talked about that many elements of the nation had witnessed large floods after record-breaking rainfall leaving folks to obtain speedy assist because the Chinese language college realizes how essential it’s to return ahead at this level of time.

KU VC Khalid Iraqi, who visited the CIUK, acknowledged the great gesture of the Chinese language college members and expressed gratitude to the previous Chinese language Director of the CIUK Prof Zhang Xiaoping, who joined the assembly from China.

The KU VC talked about that Pak-China has an iconic friendship and they’re like brothers to one another.

He appreciated that the Chinese language college for being dedicated to the duty and busy educating college students in addition to taking part in flood aid actions.

In the meantime, within the assembly KU VC Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi additionally mentioned the longer term planning of the CIUK with its Pakistani and Chinese language administrators.

KU VC Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi suggested the CIUK Pakistani Director Prof Dr Nasiruddin Khan to put in writing a letter to the KU Syndicate to request the allocation of land for the CIUK.

 

 

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Unlawful Afghan immigrants arrested in Karachi

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KARACHI: The police in Karachi on Tuesday arrested 26 immigrants from Afghanistan from a high-rise in Sohrab Goth city of the metropolis for illegally crossing the porous border into Pakistan.

The Sohrab Goth police station carried out an operation close to the constructing to arrest the immigrants.

A police spokesperson mentioned the raid was performed was by a patrolling officer. Upon him asking for identification, the immigrants failed to indicate proof of their citizenship and related journey paperwork, he added.

In the meantime, the police claimed the incarcerated immigrants have confessed to crossing into Pakistan illegally. Circumstances have been registered in opposition to them below the Foreigners Act, 1946, and additional investigation is underway.

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ECP says totally ready to carry Karachi by-polls

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KARACHI: Sindh Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan has stated the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) was totally ready to carry by-elections in three constituencies of the Nationwide Meeting in Karachi.

“The nomination course of for these constituencies is being accomplished,” Chauhan stated.

Sharing particulars of the preparations, he stated the fee wanted 10,000-strong workers to conduct the election and on this regard, his workplace was in touch with district administration to finalise the method.

“Round 75 p.c of the polling stations within the constituencies are extremely delicate and in every station, 10 police might be deployed to manage the legislation and order scenario,” he stated.

“We have now additionally sought deployment of Pakistan Military and Rangers.”

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chair Imran Khan is contesting all 9 Nationwide Meeting seats up for seize — together with the stated seats — which fell vacant after the resignations of a number of the PTI MPs had been accepted by Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, the speaker.

Pakistan Peoples Celebration (PPP) has fielded candidates in two of the constituencies — NA-237 (Malir-II) and NA-246 (Karachi West-III). The PPP has nominated Abdul Hakeem Baloch, a former social gathering MP, for the Malir seat and Nabeel Ahmed Gabol for Lyari.

Whereas within the third constituency of NA-239 (Karachi East-IV), Nayyar Raza of Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan (MQM-P) has been nominated as a joint candidate of the ruling Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) coalition.

The fee postponed native authorities (LG) elections within the provincial metropolis on August 28 citing a scarcity of workers following floods and a record-breaking monsoon spell.

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