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Sharmila Farooqi slams Pakistani actors for not supporting flood victims

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PPP leader Sharmila Farooqi has castigated Pakistani actors for not visiting the flood-hit areas and expressing their solidarity with the climate catastrophe’s victims.

“Not a single one of them (Pakistani stars) even bothered to visit any flood-affected area or show any solidarity in cash or kind except for Hadiqa Kiani,” Farooqi stated in an Instagram post, adding that it was in sharp contrast to Hollywood actor Angelia Jolie, who visited the flood-hit areas.

Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, visited people displaced by the floods with international aid organisation IRC in an effort to raise awareness of the issues faced by people in the country, including in some of the worst affected areas in Sindh.

The politician said that despite a catastrophe in the country, Pakistani actors are abroad for an awards ceremony.

Farooqi said although she “truly” believes in cultural activities, award shows, performances, and promoting local talent, artists, and actors, it would have been better had they shown support.

“It would have been a great support if all of them had reached out to their fellow countrymen who have lost their homes, lives and livelihood to the devastating floods,” she said.

Farooqi said there is a time for everything: to celebrate and to mourn. “We have a humanitarian crisis in our country, this is the time to stand by them, with them, to hold, support and love them.”

Screengrab of PPP leader Sharmila Farooqis post. — Instagram/sharmilafaruqui
Screengrab of PPP leader Sharmila Farooqi’s post. — Instagram/sharmilafaruqui

The PPP leader said every Pakistani has a responsibility towards the nation and its people who have given them so much.

“It’s payback time.”

Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the floods are living in the open. Stagnant floodwaters, spread over hundreds of kilometres, may take two to six months to recede.

Already they have led to widespread cases of skin and eye infections, diarrhoea, malaria, typhoid and dengue fever.

Authorities and aid workers have said more immediate help is needed for displaced families exposed to swarms of mosquitoes and other hazards, such as snake and dog bites.

Despite the efforts of the government and local and foreign relief organisations, many people are in dire need of food, shelter, medical assistance and medicines.

A historic and intense monsoon dumped about three times as much rain as Pakistan’s three-decade average. Combined with glacial melt, this caused unprecedented flooding.

The deluge, which scientists say was exacerbated by climate change, has affected nearly 33 million people in the South Asian nation of 220 million. It has swept away homes, crops, bridges, roads and livestock in damages estimated at $30 billion.

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Senate Session: Senate Proceeds With Debate On Important National Issues

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Today, the Senate reconvened in the Parliament House in Islamabad, with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presiding.

The House has persisted in debating matters of national significance.

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What kind of gun was used to kill Ameer Balaj Tipu?

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Accused Muzaffar Hussain held a license to possess a shotgun.

Before the CIA Police raided a home at Canal Road housing society earlier, Khawaja Aqeel, also known as Gogi Butt, and his gunmen—the accused identified in the murder case of Ameer Balaj Tipu—escaped.

According to sources CIA In response to a complaint about Balaj Tipu’s murder, police conducted raids at several locations. The Chohang region murder case of Balaj Tipu. The police executed a raid on Khawaja Aqeel, also known as Gogi Butt.

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Farrukh Habib of the IPP was released from the Judicial Complex vandalism case.

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Farrukh Habib, who defected from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and joined the Istehkam-e- Pakistan Party (IPP), was the subject of a complicated vandalism case heard by ATC judge Abul Hasanat Muhammad Zulqarnain, according to sources.

The investigating officer informed the court at the beginning of the hearing that they did not wish to place Farrukh Habib under arrest. In addition, he had abandoned his request for pre-arrest bail.

The investigative officer’s comments led the court to dismiss Farrukh Habib from the case.

It is important to note that during the former premier’s appearance, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and other party officials were accused by the Islamabad police of assaulting, destroying, and vandalizing the court complex.

The FIR claimed that the crowd was being directed by members of a “political party” and that their provocations had caused destruction.

According to the report, there was a plan to assault the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Federal Judicial Complex.

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