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- Covid-19, 24-hour recap: Pakistan reported 3,262 cases and 39 deaths in 24 hours. Pakistan also conducted 49,412 tests in the span of 24 hours (P.S. this data was last updated on July 27 at 7:29 am).
- Positivity ratio crosses 11pc in Pakistan amid violation of SOPs. ISLAMABAD: The outcome of unnoticed violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Eidul Azha finally starts appearing as the national positivity ratio has swelled to 11.88 percent, with the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported in a day since May 21.
- Facebook assembles team to build ‘metaverse’. Facebook on Monday said it was combining specialists from across its hardware, gaming, and virtual reality units to build an immersive digital world known as the “metaverse.”
- Man who forced Hindu workers to abuse religious figures was arrested. A man who forced a Hindu worker of the Thar coal project to mock and hurl abuse at his religious deities has been arrested by Mithi police in Sindh’s Tharparkar district, Dawn reported on Tuesday.
- SBP leaves the interest rate unchanged at 7%. KARACHI – In line with market expectations, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced on Tuesday to keep the interest rate unchanged at 7% for the next two months (August and September).
- Lahore police arrest mosque imam for allegedly torturing a 13-year-old boy. “No incident of torture against children will be tolerated,” says CCPO Lahore Ghulam Muhammad Dogar.
- White House seeking $1 billion to help resettle Afghan allies. The White House is seeking $1 billion to help resettle Afghan personnel who worked with the U.S. military, according to multiple reports.
- Latest Gold Rate in Pakistan today (27 July 2021) is Rs 94,050 per 10 grams, and the rate of Gold is Rs.109,700 per tola (24k Gold) in Pakistan today.
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1. COVID-19 IN PAKISTAN
- 24-hour recap: Pakistan reported 3,262 cases and 39 deaths in 24 hours. Pakistan also conducted 49,412 tests in the span of 24 hours (P.S. this data was last updated on July 27 at 7:29 am).
- President Arif Alvi tells the nation to ‘get serious’ amid rising COVID-19 cases: As Pakistan battles the fourth wave of coronavirus amid soaring cases after Eid ul Azha, president Arif Alvi told the nation to “get serious.” He urged people to get vaccinated and reminded them to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), wash their hands, wear masks and practice social distancing. The national positivity rate stands at 7.51 percent, while the positivity rate in Karachi stands at 24.82 percent.
- Retired army officer involved in illegal COVID-19 vaccination in Karachi: Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against retired army officer Major Amanullah Sultan for illegally vaccinating people in Karachi’s Saddar area in exchange for money. Sultan had hired Mohammed Ali, among others, to administer COVID-19 vaccines at people’s houses. Ali reportedly stole vaccines from a vaccination center and was arrested by police after they received a complaint from a health official about the illegal vaccinations taking place. Sultan, Ali and other suspects involved have been detained by the police.
2. Zahir Jaffer confesses to killing Noor Mukadam
Why did he do it? The police charged Jaffer with premeditated murder. He didn’t give a clear reason for murdering Mukadam and reportedly kept giving different answers. Two days ago, an investigating officer told the court that Jaffer called his parents to tell them that Mukadam refuses to merry himself. However, we can’t confirm this was Jaffer’s motive for killing her.
U.S. embassy staff meets Jaffer: While in court for the hearing of Mukadam’s murder, Jaffer claimed his life was “under threat,” and that the US embassy hadn’t contacted him yet. He is reportedly a dual U.S.- Pakistani national. However, U.S. embassy officials asked the police if they could see Jaffer and met him on Monday. Dawn.com didn’t specify why Jaffer thought his life was under threat, and it’s unclear if he elaborated on that statement. U.S. embassy spokesperson, Heather Eaton, said she can’t comment on the case due to privacy concerns. Eaton didn’t disclose if the U.S. embassy was following the case or in touch with any local authority.