Here are the headlines from SAMAA TV’s 12pm bulletin.
The bodies of 32 victims who passed away in the PIA plane crash have been handed over to their families. Identification of the remaining passengers is under way. According to PIA, bodies of four deceased people will be sent to Lahore and Islamabad today.
The satellite images of PK-8303 and conversation between the pilot and air traffic control has been obtained by SAMAA TV. The plane crashed during its second attempt to land. A team of 11 members from the Airbus company will land in Pakistan on May 26 for an investigation of the crash site.
Eid has passed and traders should now start strictly following SOPs and cooperate with the government, Sindh Government Spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said. He clarified that Sindh has a DNA lab where tests have been conducted and the special forensic team from Lahore was called in by Governor Imran Ismail. The governor should refrain from political point-scoring, Wahab added.
Adviser to Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan says that an inquiry into medicines and wheat will be conducted after sugar. Those accused in the sugar corruption will be punished and investigation of expensive electricity and cement will also be conducted, he promised.
Pakistan has reported 34 deaths and 1,648 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The country’s total tally is up to 56,349 of which active cases are 37,700.
People across the country are celebrating Eid at homes and with modesty. Parks, zoos and other public places have been shut down.
Coronavirus is real and people are dying from it, says PSP worker Raza Haroon said, adding that if someone is showcasing symptoms, they should not be ashamed of getting tested.
Street crimes are on a rise in Karachi during Eid holidays. A couple was robbed by two men on a motorcycle in Azizabad. They snatched cash and mobile phones from them, while the woman’s bag was saved by her husband.
Electricity load shedding is taking place in multiple areas of Karachi. K-Electric has blamed the power shortages on heat and humidity.
Two children were killed after they drowned while swimming in a dam in Attock. Naqeebullah and Aamir had gone there with their parents. Their bodies have been shifted to a hospital.
Five people, including two children, were killed during a collapse in Tando Allah Yar. The rescue team pulled out two children alive from under the debris. They have been shifted to a hospital.
More than 5,498,207 people have been affected by the novel coronavirus worldwide, while 346,000 people lost their lives. America recorded more than 99,000 deaths followed by the UK, Spain and Italy.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was discussing the country’s ongoing lifting of coronavirus restrictions when a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near Wellington on Monday. Ardern, however, remained undeterred and said, “we’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, quite a — quite a decent shake here.” Her reaction went viral on Twitter gaining her lots of praise.
Players such as Sarfaraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz shared messages wishing the nation on Eid. They also said that we should remember the victims of the PK-8303 crash.