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Several civic issues surface after rain lashes Karachi for second day

KARACHI: Several civic issues have surfaced after rain continued to lash Karachi for the second day on Thursday, ARY News reported. Water has accumulated on different main arteries and in several areas of the megapolis, while long-hour power outages have irked the citizens. More than 80 electricity feeders got tripped as soon as rain started, plunging various areas into darkness. Due to improper drainage system, the staying water has damaged roads on many spots which resultantly disrupted traffic flow. Read More: Two…

Saudi women get jail, lashes for WhatsApp conversation

RIYADH: A Saudi court has sentenced two women to 20 lashes each after they apparently chatted in a bad language on Whatsapp. The women who were found to have indulged in an argument were also handed down imprisonment for ten days, reports Arabic newspaper Al Watan. Judges in Jeddah ruled their messages contained ‘impermissible expressions’ after one of the women was reported for being ‘abusive’. In return she produced evidence the other woman had sworn at her first in a Whatsapp chat months ago. The court warned…

Saudi prince gets lashes in court-ordered punishment

RIYADH: A Saudi prince was flogged following a court ruling that also included a prison sentence for breaking the law. The lashing was carried out on Monday afternoon inside a prison in Jeddah. A committee tasked with the application of court sentences made sure the lashing was in line with the regulations, Saudi daily Okaz reported. The committee received the go-ahead for the lashing after a doctor examined the prince and concluded that he was free of diseases that could prevent or postpone carrying out the court…