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Seven troops martyred, four terrorists killed in attack on military convoy

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  • ISPR says terrorists had ambushed military convoy near Pakistan-Afghan border.
  • Troops initiated a prompt response, effectively engaged and killed four terrorists, says ISPR.
  • Says a clearance operation is underway in the area to eliminate any terrorists.

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Seven soldiers embraced martyrdom, while four terrorists were gunned down after they attacked a military convoy near the Pakistan-Afghan border on Thursday.

According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists had ambushed the military convoy near the Pakistan-Afghan border in the general area of Isham in North Waziristan District.

“Troops initiated a prompt response, effectively engaged and killed four terrorists. However, during an intense exchange of fire, seven soldiers embraced martyrdom,” the ISPR said in the statement.

The military’s media wing identified the martyred soldiers as:

  • Havaldar Tariq Yousaf (age 36 years, resident of Faisalabad)
  • Sepoy Suleman Waqas (age 34 years, resident of Layyah)
  • Sepoy Junaid Ali (age 26 years, resident of Layyah)
  • Sepoy Ijaz Hussain (age 27 years, resident of Khairpur)
  • Sepoy Waqar Ahmed (age 25 years, resident of Mirpur Khas)
  • Sepoy Muhammad Jawad Ameer (age 24 years, resident of Chakwal)
  • Sepoy Arshad Ali (age 23 years, resident of Sohbatpur)

The ISPR further said that a clearance operation is underway in the area to eliminate any terrorists.

“Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve,” the statement added.

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The government is about to unleash another gasoline bomb on citizens beaten by inflation

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governmentThe price of petroleum products is anticipated to rise by the Federal Government starting on July 16. The price of gasoline is anticipated to rise by Rs7.67 per litre, the price of high-speed diesel by Rs3.72 per litre, and the price of kerosene by Rs2.73 per litre.

The people have informed me that a proposal to increase the petroleum levy has been created and is pending final clearance from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

After speaking with the premier, it is expected that the Ministry of Finance will declare the revised petroleum product prices tonight.

Petroleum product prices have recently surged due to rising global oil prices and Pakitsan’s adjustment of the petroleum levy in response to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) adamant demands, which forced the country to raise the petroleum development levy in the Finance Bill to Rs70 per litre.

Noteworthy is the fact that on July 1, the authorities also dropped a gasoline bomb.

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Torrential Rains: Punjab Is Expected To See Significant Rainfall Today And Tomorrow

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Severe rainstorms are predicted to strike the province in the next days, especially today and tomorrow, according to a warning from the Punjab Provincial Disaster Management Authority.

Given the weather prediction, the PDMA has asked those in charge of organizing mourning processions to take precautions.

Strong downpours are expected to batter the Province tonight and into Muharram 8 and 9, according to a PDMA spokeswoman.

Procession organizers should remain vigilant and make sure that all necessary safety precautions are taken, the spokeswoman recommended.

Rescue agencies have also been instructed by the PDMA to exercise caution, especially during the days of heavy precipitation that are predicted.

Avoid holding Majalis on shaky rooftops, keep a safe distance from electricity poles and wires, and stay away from rivers.

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Pakistan has so far repatriated 653,154 illegal Afghans.

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Reuniting illegal Afghans with their families is still ongoing, and as of right now, 653,154 Afghans have departed Pakistan altogether.

A total of 15,727 Afghans, comprising 7126 men, 4926 women, and 3675 children, departed their homeland between July 3 and July 15.

Five hundred and eighty-one cars carrying 487 families have returned to Afghanistan.

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