Here are some of the stories we will be following today (Thursday):
Another 76 people die of coronavirus in
Pakistan. This brings the over death toll to 21,529. The virus positivity rate
has gone above 3% after two days. Walk-in vaccination of people above 18 years
will start Friday as the National Command and Operation Centre further eases
Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen will issue the
economic survey today. The government will present statistics relating to
economic growth in the country. The Budget 2021-22 will be presented in the
National Assembly Friday.
Railways Minister Azam Swati suspends nine
senior officials of the Pakistan Railways over the Ghotki train crash. The
crash killed 66 people and injured another 200 Monday.
Power shortfall rises to 4,000MWs in Pakistan.
People have been experiencing from 4 to 8 hours of load-shedding on a daily
basis. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has taken notice of the
situation and summoned heads of power distribution companies Friday.
Temperature drops slightly in Karachi, but
elsewhere people experience scorching weather. Islamabad recorded 41°C on
Wednesday. Several children fainted amid a power outage in a government-run
school in the federal capital.
PM inaugurates first single-window Ehsaas Centre
in Islamabad. His aide on poverty alleviation and social safety Dr Sania
Nishter says the centre will provide all services under one roof. The
government will open these centres in every district.
PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has said PPP is neither
their target, nor a competitor. She believes resigning en masse from the
assemblies would have benefitted the opposition. The former first daughter also
accuses the government of compromising the country’s sovereignty.
The federal government has removed Wajid Zia as
the Federal Investigation Agency’s director general. He has been replaced by
US President Joe Biden on a first foreign visit
to the UK since taking the Oval Office. He will attend a meeting of G7 heads of
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