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Rain breaks heat spell in Islamabad, adjoining areas

Met department has forecasted more rains in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, lower Sindh and Kashmir between Wednesday and Thursday. Weather remained hot and humid in most parts of the country, however Rawalpindi, Hazara and Kashmir received light to moderate rains. Mangla had the maximum rain with 16 millimeters. The highest temperature of 40 degree Celsius was recorded in Thal Sibbi and Bhakkar.

Terrorists from world settled in Pakistani tribal areas: Altaf

KARACHI: Terrorists from across the world have been settled in tribal areas of Pakistan and inciting violence here, says MQM chief Altaf Hussain. Addressing the gathering to mark party’s 36th Youm-e-Tasees (Foundation Day), Hussain said terrorists were now moving towards urban areas and targeting people as well as key government installations to spread terror. The MQM chief said opponent forces were hell-bent to suppress party’s voice, however MQM will not bow down before such forces and continue its mission of peace, he…

Tremors jolt Shangla, nearby areas

SHANGLA: Tremors were felt in parts of Shangla, a district headquarters of Alpuri – Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, in early hours of Thursday, ARY News reported. Tremors stirred panic among local people and forced them to come out on streets. The tremors were felt in Alpuri, Basham, Kalorah and Shahpur divisions. The quake was said to be mild in nature. However, no official statement was issued by Pakistan Metrological Department on intensity of mild tremors felt in Shangla. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or…

Fear revisits Karachi as shops, fuel stations shut in some areas

KARACHI: Fear and panic again hit Karachi during mid-day today as shops, petrol stations and other business centres started to shut again in most of the city areas, ARY News reported. Unknown persons resorted to closure of shops and petrol stations across city areas. During a press talk at around 11.30am today at Numaish intersection, MQM leader Farooq Sattar had said traders and transporters must continue their routine operations in the city. He also said MQM didn’t want closure of business activities. Reports are being…