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Punjab, KP speakers approach SC for elections date

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Speakers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies on Monday approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) anew for the date for elections in the provinces.

Governors of the provinces, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), President Dr Arif Alvi, and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governments have been nominated as respondents.

The plea stated that more than a month had elapsed since the dissolution of the assemblies but the governors had not announced the date for elections yet. “The apex court should order the provincial governors to announce the date for elections as the constitution binds the ECP to conduct elections within the time frame”, he added. 

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Bid to create 6,900mph passenger jet with new ‘rocket engine’

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A superfast drone has been flown at near-supersonic speeds thanks to a new engine that could eventually change passenger jets.

Venus Aerospace successfully completed the test flight of its drone with a “rotating detonation rocket engine.”

The company hopes to use this type of engine to build commercial Mach 9 speed planes in the future.

Mach 9 is nine times the speed of sound which is over 6,900 miles power.

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A plane traveling that fast could take you from London to San Francisco in just one hour.

“Venus Aerospace’s supersonic flight test drone successfully completed its inaugural flight and we now have a wealth of data to anchor and tweak for our next flight.

“The test successfully demonstrated flight controls, stability, one leg of the ultimate Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE) propulsion system, telemetry, ground operations, and air launch. Release in comments!” the company tweeted last month.

It also posted a video of the test flight in action including the drone being dropped from a plane.

“Venus Aerospace’s supersonic flight test drone successfully completed its inaugural flight on Feb 24, 2024.

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“The eight foot, 300lb drone was dropped at an altitude of 12,000 ft and accelerated to a top speed of Mach 0.9, flying for 10 miles.

“It was powered by a hydrogen peroxide monopropellant engine at 80% thrust in order to not exceed Mach 1,” the video caption explains.

This engine technology tested is said to be 15 percent more efficient than typical rocket engines.

The speed of sound is around 767 miles per hour.

In comparison, the drone flew at 680 miles per hour for 10 miles.
There are already planes that can fly at the speed of sound or even faster.

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However, commercial passenger flights usually fly much slower than this.

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Bahawalnagar incident: Govt issues notification of JIT

Bahawalnagar incident: Govt issues notification of JIT

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The Punjab government on Saturday issued a notification with regard to the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the Bahawalnagar incident.

Special Home Secretary Fazal-ur-Rehman will be the convener of the team whereas Bahawalpur Commissioner Nadir Chatha and DIG Special Branch Faisal Raza will be the members of the joint investigation team.

The team will also include a member each from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureaus (IB).

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Baisakhi is the festival of kindness and happiness, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

Baisakhi is the festival of kindness and happiness, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has extended his heartfelt felicitations to the Sikh community on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.

In a message of warmth and inclusivity, he has stated it as a festival of love, kindness, and jubilations.

PM emphasized the significance of Baisakhi, describing the desi month of Baisakh as a symbol of love, spring, and the sharing of happiness.

He proudly acknowledged Pakistan’s rich tapestry of diverse faiths and cultures, stating that the vibrant colors of the Baisakhi festival only serve to enhance the beauty of diversity and inclusion within the nation.

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Expressing the government’s readiness to welcome Sikh pilgrims, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif assured that every possible effort would be made to ensure their comfort and felicitation during their visit.

On this joyous occasion, PM Shehbaz Sharif conveyed a message of kindness, tolerance, harmony, and peace.

He called upon everyone to strive for a world that is prosperous and peaceful, urging all to play a constructive role in its realization.

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