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Headlines at 8am: Covid resurgence, IMF ‘lifeline’, monsoon, loadshedding

Some top stories from our bulletin
8AM Headlines | 29 June 2022 | Aaj Updates
  • Pakistan’s coronavirus trajectory has increased. At least one person died because of the virus over the last 24 hours, the National Institute of Health said. As many as 541 cases were reported.

  • Pakistan would soon get $2 billion from the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said at a ceremony on Tuesday. He vowed that the amount collected through “super tax” would not be wasted.

  • Monsoon rains are expected from June 30. Moist currents from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are likely to enter in upper parts of the country from Wednesday (today) which may intensify and expand to the southern parts of the country by the end of this week.

  • City of lights remained in darkness for a most par of the day on Tuesday, as the city suffers from hours-long loadshedding. Mauripur residents protested and blocked the road, connecting Lyari Expressway.

  • Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government was working to end the energy crisis rather than lamenting the situation.

  • Former prime minister Imran Khan slams the coalition government over the “prevailing” energy crisis and economic situation.

  • The Election Commission of Pakistan barred PM Shehbaz from the inauguration of the dam in Kahuta ahead of the by-election in the PP-7 constituency of Rawalpindi.

  • Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Sikh army personnel of the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

  • Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that the families of the missing persons will only get offended if the government mentioned its compulsions in such a matter.

  • The federal cabinet has decided to give the six-month multiple visa to Afghan transporters in order to boost trade with Central Asian countries. It has also given nod to Pakistan’s first solid waste management policy.

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