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Dozens of protesters yell slogans outside Nawaz’s London residence

Nearly two dozen young men gathered outside Nawaz Sharif’s Avenfield House in London on Sunday evening and yelled slogans against him. Young men in hoods and face masks gathered on Dunraven Street, across from Sharif’s home, to shout “Go Nawaz Go”. Many of them held placards saying “We stand with Pak Army”, as well as one that read “Nawaz Sharif is a thief”.

PML-N’s Talal Choudhry gets beaten by party member’s brothers over alleged harassment

PML-N leader Talal Choudhry got beaten up in Faisalabad by brothers of MNA Ayesha Rajab Baloch for allegedly harassing her. Talal suffered form head and arm injuries and underwent surgery at a private hospital in Lahore. The family of the lawyer denied any link to the incident. Chaudhry’s close associates also tried to dispel the impression that he was tortured by Ayesha’s family members.

Coronavirus positivity ratio continues to be stable in Pakistan at below 2%

Despite carrying out the highest number of tests of Covid-19 in Pakistan in one day, the positivity ratio continued to be stable at below 2 per cent. Out of a total of around 42,299 tests, only 799 came out positive. Significant build-up in Covid-19 testing is being done to carry out sentinel testing at educational institutions in order to identify early trends, if any.

India funding Islamophobia, planning misadventure: PM Imran tells UN

Prime Minister Imran Khan during his address to the UN General Assembly warned the international community that India was planning another “ill-conceived misadventure”. In his address via a video link, the PM said that India is the only country in the world with state sponsored state-sponsored Islamophobia but added that Pakistan was ready to “fight for its freedom to the end”.

PSL franchises move court against PCB seeking change in current financial model

Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), seeking alteration in the current financial model of the league. The PSL teams decided to lodge the case after reportedly suffering huge losses since the inception of the league due to the ‘faulty’ financial model. Franchises complained that they suffer massive losses due to the event.

Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi’s radio feature nominated for 2020 AIB awards

 The Association for International Broadcasters (AIB) has nominated a radio feature on Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi in the Arts & Culture category of 2020 awards. The 27-minute radio feature on him, In The Studio — Imran Qureshi: Beauty and Carnage, focuses on Qureshi and Louboutin converging at Parisian art gallery Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, where Qureshi hosted a major solo exhibition.

Latest inquiry finds out Monal Restaurant built on CDA land

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has stated that Monal Restaurant, a popular eatery in the protected Margalla Hills National Park, is built on its land. The CDA’s report said this area is part of Chackgaa in Saidpur village, which was acquired by the CDA in exchange for money paid to locals through a land award dated Feb 10, 1965.

Sub-inspector resigns due to Lahore CCPO’s abusive behaviour

A police sub-inspector has resigned from his position alleging that the Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh abused him in a meeting.  Fahad Iftikhar Virk stated in his two-line resignation letter, that he is unable to serve in the police department any more. Virk said that Sheikh called him the “son of a donkey” in a meeting.

International aviation agency advises Pakistan to suspend issuance of new pilot licenses

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has advised Pakistan to suspend the issuance of any new pilot licences in the wake of a scandal over falsified licenses. The recommendations from ICAO, a specialised agency of the United Nations that works to ensure safety in international air transport, has asked Pakistan to undertake “immediate corrective actions”.

US House of Representatives approves Uighur Act, bans Xinjiang imports over forced labor camps

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang. The Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act calls on the president, Donald Trump, to ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region as an attempt to stop systemic forced labor from the Uighur community.