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Earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore, its adjoining areas

An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore and its adjoining areas today (Sunday).

The tremors were felt in Lahore, Sheikhupura and its adjoining areas.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was twenty four kilometers east of Lahore near Pak-India border at twenty kilometers depth.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Recent Election in Maldives

The United States congratulates the people of Maldives, who peacefully raised their democratic voices to determine the future of their country. Although the Election Commission has not yet announced the final tally, we note Maldives’ media and NGO reports that the Joint Opposition candidate has secured a victory following a peaceful day of polling. We urge calm and respect for the will of the people as the election process concludes.

Source: U.S. Department of State

China warns US to withdraw sanctions on military

China has termed new US sanctions on its military as unreasonable and demanded its that these sanctions be withdrawn.

Talking to reporters in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang expressed strong anger over the new United States sanctions saying that the move seriously harmed bilateral relations and military ties.

Earlier, Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election.

Source: Radio Pakistan

BAP’s Sarfaraz Bugti elected Senator on a general seat from Balochistan

Mir Sarfraz Bugti of Balochistan Awami Party has been elected Senator on a general seat of the Senate from Balochistan.

According to unofficial results, Sarfraz Bugti secured 37 votes while his rival Rehmatullah Kakar of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal bagged twenty votes.

Out of total 61 votes, 57 votes were cast and no vote was rejected.

Earlier, polling for general seat of Senate vacated by Naimatullah Zehri was held in Balochistan Assembly today.Naimatullah Zehri was elected as member of Balochistan Assembly from Khuzdar district in the recent general elections vacating his seat at the Senate.

According to Chief Commissioner Balochistan Niaz Ahmed Baloch, six candidates contested the election for the seat.

Meanwhile, tight security arrangements were made to maintain law and order in and around the assembly premises.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Railways to start two trains Kundian-Rawalpindi, Margalla-Lahore

Pakistan Railways has decided to start two trains Kundian-Rawalpindi and Margalla-Lahore.

Mianwali Rail Car will start its operation from Friday beginning its journey from Kundian to Rawalpindi and Margalla Express will start on Saturday from Margalla station Islamabad to Lahore.

Source: Radio Pakistan

CM Punjab directs to take measures to deal with smog

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the concerned departments to adopt necessary measures to effectively deal with the possible threat of smog in the province.

Issuing directives in Lahore on Monday, he said people should be provided necessary awareness about the smog-related diseases and measures to prevent them.

He said that an action plan must be devised to deal with the smog and the concerned departments should work in an organized manner.

Source: Radio Pakistan