Headlines 9am: Babar Azam stars in England Test, Karachi rain forecast

SAMAA TV’s headlines in English
Aug 22, 2020
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Here are the headlines from SAMAA TV’s 9am bulletin.

  • Pakistan reported another 727 coronavirus cases and 21 deaths in the last 24 hours. A total of 6,035 Pakistanis have died while over 256,000 have recovered so far.
  • Karachi, Badin and Thatta are expected to receive heavy rainfall from today (Thursday). Parts of Balochistan and Punjab are also likely to receive a fresh spell of rain.
  • An FC soldier was martyred and two others were injured in firing from across the Pak-Afghan border in Dir, the ISPR said on Wednesday. On the other hand, Indian armed forces have again opened fire at Pakistan's civilian population, killing an 18-year-old woman. Six other civilians were also wounded. The ISPR said the Pakistan Army retaliated by destroying Indian army check posts.
  • The Chinese government condemned India's unilateral decision to annex Kashmir on August 5, 2019. The comments came on Wednesday when the people of Pakistan and Kashmir observed Kashmir Siege Day to mark the day.
  • Many areas of Karachi reported power outages Wednesday night. These areas include Azizabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Ayesha Manzil, II Chundrigar Road, Baldia Town and Landhi. K-Electric said the power outages occurred due to repair work at an electrical power plant and the Bin Qasim port.
  • At least 39 people were injured in a cracker attack at a rally of Jamaat-e-Islami in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal. It was reportedly thrown by a man on a motorcycle.
  • Journalist and columnist Athar Hashmi passed away at the age of 74 in Karachi. He was suffering from heart diseases.
  • Babar Azam scored a half-century before the umpires decided to end the first day’s play in the Manchester Test between Pakistan and England Wednesday. Pakistan were 139-2 at the end of the day’s play. Babar and opening batsman Shan Masood have stitched a 96-run partnership for the third wicket.

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