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Spell of rain and snowfall across the country

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Spell of rain and snowfall across the country

The Meteorological Department has forecast a fresh spell of rains and snowfall in various parts of the country. 

According to the Met Office, snowfall and rains will fall in the upper regions of the country due to which the severity of the cold will be increased. The N50 and N25 highways passing through the northern districts of Balochistan are covered with dense snow, while several connecting roads that are covered with snow have been closed for the public.

Intermittent snowfall continues in Murree after which a large number of tourists have reached Mall Road. Snow has covered everything with a depth of eight inches while the temperature has dropped to minus two degrees. The snowfall will continue intermittently for another six hours, the Met Office informed.

It further forecast rains in various cities of Punjab, resulting in decreasing the temperature. It s been raining intermittently in Wazirabad and its surroundings while the surface has turned white with hail. 

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The Meteorological Department has predicted rain and snowfall on the mountains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while moderate to heavy snowfall is expected in Naran, Kaghan, Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad and Shangla. Rain is expected in the region of Pothohar, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin with a slight possibility of thunderstorm in Sialkot and more chance of moderate to heavy snowfall at a few places in Murree, Galiyat and surrounding areas. 

Rain with strong winds and thunderstorms along with partly cloudy weather in Islamabad is also expected and the weather will remain cold and dry in most of the districts of Sindh. Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are also likely to experience thundershowers and snowfall. 

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Anchorperson Imran Riaz released after court dismisses charges against him

Anchorperson Imran Riaz released after court dismisses charges against him

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 YouTuber and anchorperson Imran Riaz has been released following a court order that discharged him from charges of interference in official duties.

Imran Riaz’s lawyer, Mian Ali Ashfaq, confirmed the news on his official X (formerly Twitter) account.

Media reports indicate that on May 29, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, Justice Aamer Farooq, allowed Imran Riaz to perform Hajj. However, despite the court’s permission, he was barred from travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj on June 3 and had to return home, stating his intent to seek court intervention again.

On June 12, the Islamabad High Court once more permitted Imran Riaz to proceed with Hajj. Yet, on the same day, he was arrested at Lahore Airport, clad in ihram, just as he was about to depart.

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A case under Section 406 for breach of trust was filed against him, but the Model Town Court in Lahore dismissed these charges on June 13. Nonetheless, he was rearrested in connection with another case.

This time, Imran Riaz was accused in a case registered at Sarwar Road Police Station in Lahore for allegedly interfering with official duties by forcibly driving his vehicle through an airport checkpoint, damaging a barrier.

However, on June 14, the Cantt Court in Lahore discharged Imran Riaz from the interference charges, leading to his release as per the court’s order.

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Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

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Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

Federal Information Minister Atta Tarar announced that health insurance for 5,000 journalists will be ensured in the first phase.

While addressing the media at the press club, Tarar stated that the government is committed to the welfare of journalists. He underlined the need to work together to serve the country. He also asserted the government’s belief in freedom of expression while stopping misinformation.

Also read: PPP standing with journalists over defamation law: Hassan Murtaza

Tarar highlighted that everyone must play a part in ending fake. He mentioned that a long meeting with journalists will be held soon saying that his doors are always open for them.

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Furthermore, Atta Tarar said that the government will ensure a minimum wage of Rs 37,000

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Political parties must prioritise country’s progress: President Zardari

Political parties must prioritise country’s progress: President Zardari

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Political parties must prioritise country's progress: President Zardari

 President Asif Ali Zardari has emphasised that political parties must prioritise the country’s progress and prosperity by fulfilling their democratic and constitutional responsibility.

He was talking to Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

The president said we must only think about Pakistan and put aside personal differences.

He stressed the need to take Pakistan forward and everyone has to play his role in this regard.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Interior Minister said any challenge can be tackled through the power of unity and solidarity.

Besides, matters of mutual interest and country’s overall situation were discussed in the meeting.

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