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Headlines at 8am: Drizzle in Karachi, Covid, loadshedding on Eid

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Published 04 Jul, 2022 09:53am

8AM Headlines | 4 July 2022 | Aaj Updates

  • Drizzle and rain were reported in different parts of Karachi on Sunday night. The Met Office has forecasted rain for Monday afternoon or night. Showers are also expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Northeast Punjab, and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • At least 675 coronavirus cases were reported during the last 24 hours, the National Institute of Health said. The Covid positivity ratio stood at 4.61%.

  • PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has alleged that former premier Imran Khan’s “mental balance” deteriorated after losing the government. Addressing a rally in Lahore, Maryam also spoke about the alleged leaked audio tape of former first lady and Farah Khan.

  • Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has claimed that the PTI had apologised to US diplomat Donald Lu, who according to the former PM “threatened Pakistan with dire consequences on Imran’s Russia trip”. Asif claimed that the government has pieces of evidence and details about the apparent apology.

  • The Punjab government has announced its decision to issue a red warrant for a friend of former first lady Bushra Bibi Farah Khan, who is accused of corruption.

  • PM Imran has tweeted that immediate elections were the only solution to the prevailing crisis. He accused the government of corruption.

  • Loadshedding would continue on Eidul Adha, Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir said. But, he added that there would be a decrease in power outages on the occasion.

  • The government has announced its decision of five Eid holidays, which would start from July 08.

  • Rain and thunderstorms have caused havoc in many countries. Australia and China are reeling with such situation.

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