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Headlines 9am: Pakistan’s coronavirus cases rise, US race clashes worsen

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 1, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Posted: Jun 1, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Headlines 9am: Pakistan’s coronavirus cases rise, US race clashes worsen

Here are the headlines from SAMAA TV’s 9am bulletin.

  • A meeting of the National Coordination Committee, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, will decide whether the lockdown will be extended in country. It will also look over the precautionary measures adopted by the government to curb the novel coronavirus. A decision regarding resuming more trains will also be taken. The chief ministers of all four provinces will present their suggestions.
  • In the last 24 hours, Pakistan reported 60 deaths and 2,964 new coronavirus cases. The total tally of cases has gone up to 70,460. More than 25,000 people have defeated the virus and gone home.
  • Restaurants along Karachi’s Superhighway were found violating the government’s COVID-19 SOPs. They had resumed dine-in services. The assistant commissioner has sealed a hotel and has arrested 10 people.
  • The Burewala police have arrested three suspects on charges of robbery. They impounded six motorbikes, jewellery, weapons and cash from them.
  • The price of petrol in the country has reduced by Rs7.52 which means it will be sold for Rs74.52 per litre now. The price of high-speed diesel has also reduced to Rs80.15. Prime Minister Imran Khan has tweeted that these are the lowest petrol prices in South Asia.
  • The French team that had come for the investigation of the PIA PK-8303 plane crash has returned to Paris. They were accompanied by two Pakistani investigators as well. The flight’s data recorder and cockpit recorder will be decoded in France, which will help the investigation.
  • India has declared two officials of the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi “unfavoured”. They have been ordered to leave the country in 24 hours. On the other hand, two other officers were taken into custody illegally and tortured. Pakistan has opposed the incident and has summoned the Indian executive to the foreign ministry office. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ayesha Farooqi has said that Pakistan is working to resolve the issue.
  • PML-N’s former Punjab Assembly member Atif Mazari’s son was arrested from Ghotki for murdering his father. The suspect had shot his dead few days back in Rajanpur.
  • A woman and her child were recovered from Manghopir on Sunday. The suspect, Zeeshan, has been arrested. He had kidnapped the woman and her child from Karachi’s Malir.
  • People across America came out on the streets to protest against the killing of George Floyd. They had clashes with the police and set buildings on fire. A curfew has been imposed in more than 12 states. The police officer who murdered Floyd has been arrested. More than 200 protesters have also been arrested.

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