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The positive rate for corona was highest in Karachi; lowest in GB | Instant News

The positivity rate for COVID-19 cases was highest in Karachi at 13.84 percent and the lowest in the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region with 0.62 percent, on Wednesday.

The overall positivity rate for new coronavirus cases is 5.92, while the number of critical patients in the country is 2,219.

Positive rates were recorded at 2.14 pc in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 4.95 pc in Balochistan, 0.62 pc in GB, 4.44 pc in Punjab, 3.98 pc in Islamabad, 5.87 pc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 8.4 pc in Sindh, 4.9 pc in Rawalpindi, 6.12 pc in Lahore, 4.21 pc in Faisalabad, 4.85 pc in Multan, 8.79 pc in Hyderabad, 7.21 pc in Peshawar, 7.89 pc in Swat, 9.94 pc in Quetta, and 1.79 pc in Muzaffarabad.

Statistics from the National Command and Operations Center have shown that the coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 55 lives, whereas, 2,155 new infections were reported over the past 24 hours.


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Winter in Karachi is expected to break a record seven years | Instant News

Karachi reported December’s lowest temperature so far at seven degrees on Tuesday.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the weather is expected to remain cold and dry throughout the coming week.

The city is expected to break its seven-year record, said a spokesman for the Met department

Another cold wave is expected to enter the city in January along with rain during the first week of every month. Karachi will see rain between January 6 and 7 along with the Siberian wind.

He gave an example, the last time in 2013, the temperature in the city fell to six degrees.

On the other hand, the cold has hit the whole country, especially the northern region. Some areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Balochistan experience freezing temperatures.

That Lake Khalti in Ghizer Gilgit-Baltistan has frozen solid ends when the district temperature reaches -17 degrees. The Shyok River in the region, too, started freezing after the degree dropped to -15.

In Punjab, fog has resurfaced after lowering visibility in most areas such as Lahore. After that, people are advised to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary and to use fog lights while driving.

After the cold weather, gas shortages were reported in many cities across the country. People were forced to cook on wood and LPG cylinders.


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Karachi is bracing for a ‘record-breaking’ cold wave starting December 25th | Instant News

Prepare yourself Karachi, it will be cold in here.

The Meteorological Department said that the city will see record-breaking cold waves starting December 25.

The minimum temperature in the city was recorded at nine degrees on December 22.

After December 25, Siberian winds will head towards Karachi causing a drastic drop in temperatures, Met forecasts said.

On the other hand, winter has tightened its grip on the country as minus temperatures were recorded in the northern region and Balochistan. In Gopis, the degrees dropped to -11, while Astore and Skardu recorded -10 and -6 degrees.

Quetta had been cold for the last few weeks. According to the Met department, the temperature in the city on Monday was recorded at -6 degrees.

The people in the capital were draped in warm clothes after three degrees were recorded there. The temperatures in Lahore and Peshawar were seven and six degrees, respectively.

After the cold, gas shortages were reported in several cities across the country. People were forced to cook on wood and LPG cylinders.


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Protests in Gilgit Baltistan s Danyor when Pak Government illegally demolished ANI-shop houses | Instant News

Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK], 16 December (ANI): Protests erupted in Danyor district in the Gilgit-Baltistan region – illegally occupied by Pakistan – when the Pakistani government of Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) destroyed several houses and property in the region.
It was reported that houses and shops were recently demolished to make way for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The protesters demanded that the PTI government immediately compensate them.
Pakistan and China have vigorously pursued CPEC’s ambitious Chinese industrial corridor. To that end, they have cleared most of the area from all forms of residence.
People complain that no notice was given to them prior to the acquisition and demolition of their property.
“The demolition was not carried out at night, but during the day so that people could collect important items such as documents. The documents (registers) have been destroyed, “said one of the protesters.
Another demonstrator who echoed the same sentiment added that the PTI government had “destroyed people’s livelihoods.”
The Gilgit Baltistan region has been under illegal occupation of Pakistan for more than seven decades and has ruthlessly plundered it. Islamabad utilizes water resources in the region to meet the needs of Lahore and Rawalpindi. They exploited the region’s tourism potential to fill their own coffers and are now handing people’s land over to China to secure its profits on an international platform.
Formerly known as the Northern Territory, Gilgit-Baltistan has been governed by “Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance 2009”.
Locals accuse Pakistan of systematically exploiting the region’s resources and not sharing dividends with them.
Any resistance, they said, met with brutal reprisals by the government with activists and leaders being hunted, arrested and tortured. (ANI)

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Pakistan wants to turn Gilgit Baltistan into military territory: Human rights activists | Instant News

13 Dec 2020 00:15 IS

Glasgow [Scotland], December 13 (ANI): Pakistan the government wants to change religions Pakistan– occupied Gilgit Baltistan the territory became a military camp, human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza said on Saturday, adding that 60 Border Corps The army (FV) has been sent to the occupied territories recently.
Mirza, who is also a writer from Mirpur in PoK, accuses Pakistan The army uses the newly elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Government at Gilgit Baltistan to exploit the territory.
Pakistan want to change religions Gilgit Baltistan as a military barracks. Yesterday, Pakistan sent 60 FC jawans, para-military at Challas and Naltar. And we know that the Challas and Nalter grounds are filled with greenery and in the past too, the local people have protested because the army wants to take control of the land, wants to build a golf course, “said Mirza.

Border Corps is the paramilitary force of Pakistan currently stationed in the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to maintain “law and order”.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won the election that was recently held in Gilgit Baltistan and has formed a government. However, the opposition has accused the party of rigging the elections.
Mirza denounced the new government policy and said: “On the first day, it (the government) gave approval for the sacking of 100 government employees in the name of cutting state spending but ignored the large entourage of top ministers who were traveling to Astore district in convoys of 30 vehicles, adding to the pressure. which is unwarranted in the GB treasury coffers. ”
She says Pakistan The army wants to use Imran Khan’s government they have chosen in the region to hide Gilgit Baltistan into a “legal” military barracks.
“At this time, Pakistan The army wants to use Imran Khan, they choose the government, they want to turn Gilgit into some kind of official military camp, “he added.


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