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Meesha Shafi to Appear in a Hollywood Movie
Loadshedding: Protests swelling up, Multan Road blocked
PIA grounded 10 plane, passengers face long delays
Lions enter last-four as Zebras win last-ball thriller
Punjab Dengue death toll climbs to 124
Dengue death toll in Lahore reaches 106

Meesha Shafi to Appear in a Hollywood Movie

Pakistani fashion model Meesha Shafi is to star in a Hollywood movie “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”. This movie is directed by Mira Nair.

The movie is based on Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’. Pakistani fashion model Meesha Shafi will perform alongside Hollywood actors Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland. Rest of the cast, of ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’, includes Bollywood icons Shabana Azmi, Om Puri and the international project star Riz Ahmed along with Nelsan Ellis, Martin Donovan and Haluk Bilginer.

Meesha Shafi

“The Reluctant Fundamentalist” is adapted by Mohsin Hamid, Bill Wheeler, and Ami Boghani and is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher. The movie will be filmed in New York, Atlanta, Lahore, Delhi and Istanbul.

Loadshedding: Protests swelling up, Multan Road blocked

People have blocked Multan Road in Lahore to protest against prolonged load shedding.

Lahore like many other cities of Punjab has been in the grip of over 18-hour loadshedding, making life miserable for the people.
The irked people blocked the Multan Road and pelted buses with stones. Police reached the spot shortly in order to disrupt protesters.

Lahore witnessed worst kind of unscheduled loadshedding on Saturday night and most localities of the provincial capital remained under darkness for virtually 24 hours.

The areas which were affected by long hours of power shutdown included Muslim Town, Johar Town, Icchra, Muzang, Gulberg, Baghbanpura and Batapur among others.

Angry residents has staged small protest in many localities Saturday night and blocked roads by burning tyres. The protesters also chanted slogans against the government. The protesters were of the view that continuous power shutdown is badly affecting business and daily life of the people.

Similar protests were reported from Gujranwala and Faisalabad.

In Gujranwala, protesters blocked roads for ten hours and burnt tyres Saturday. The protesters alleged that loadshedding has affected the routine life. Police reached the spot and tried to disperse the protesters through talks. However, it later batoncharged protesters on failure of dialogues.

A report Sunday said that power shortfall has grown to 10,000 megawatts from 7,000MWs the other day.

PIA grounded 10 plane, passengers face long delays

KARACHI: The passengers of national carrier , are facing delays of up to 10 of 39 PIA aircraft were grounded because of technical faults, PakistaniNewsChannel reported.

In Peshawar PIA flight PK tied in UAE-255 made ​​an emergency landing here after developing a technical fault at one of its generators.

According to sources, the flight was scheduled to land in the city of Al Ain and carrying95 passengers.

Another Islamabad to Skardu PIA flight PK-451 alloy was also canceled while other scheduled flights between Karachi and Muscat PK-225 PK-356 Lahore to Islamabad have been canceled.

Earlier Tuesday, a flight bound for Islamabad Karachi PK-369, leading some lawmakers, has made ​​an emergency landing in Multan after developing a technical fault.

Lions enter last-four as Zebras win last-ball thriller

Fast-rising Rameez Aziz and seasoned Hasan Raza struck delightful fifties on Tuesday to help Karachi Zebras’ clinch a six-wicket victory in a last-ball thriller against Abbottabad Falcons, while Lahore Eagles became the first team to qualify for the semifinals of Faysal Bank T20 tournament at the National Stadium here on Tuesday.

Chasing a target of 159, Zebras were in trouble at 4-28 in 4.4 overs. However, Rameez and Hasan took centre-stage in their quest to achieve what seemed like a gigantic task at that stage. Both players were finding it hard to keep up with the required rate until 10 overs were completed.

Experts wrote off Zebras’ at that stage and were questioning the competence of talented left-hander Rameez. Zebras needed 103 runs off the last 10 overs when they stepped up on the gas with some wonderful strokes, finding the gaps with perfection.

The duo completed their fifties and Hasan raised the bat towards the dug-out apparently trying to make a point that he still has what it takes to be a match-winner. It has been learnt that Hasan and the team management have not be getting along well after Zebras lost to Eagles in their first group match.

In the end it all came down to the last ball when three runs were needed and Rameez was on strike. Junaid Khan ran in but lost his run-up and went back to bowl again, which was a clear sign of nerves.

He ran in again and Rameez adjusted himself for a scoop at the fine-leg region, however, when he saw the ball was on the off stump, he adjusted his bat to guide it to third-man boundary for a four.

Hasan remained unbeaten on 74 with the help of 11 fours, while Rameez, who represented Pakistan in the last U19 World Cup was unbeaten on 67 that included 10 strikes to the rope. They shared an unbeaten 132-run stand for the fourth-wicket. Zebras ended up with two wins from their three group matches and will have to settle with qualification in the next Super-Eights T20 tourney.

Earlier, Falcons posted a total of 158-7 in 20 overs. Test opener Yasir Hameed continued his excellent form with a fine 73, while Younis Khan made 42.

Zebras’ skipper Danish Kaneria took three wickets to end up with another good outing in the event.

In the first match of the day, Eagles thumped Quetta Bears with a nine-wicket win.

Batting first, Bears were all out for 125 in 20 overs. Mir Wais made 30, while Saeed Khan played a 26-run cameo. Leg-spinner Saad Naseem and Junaid Zia bagged two scalps each.

In reply, openers Imran Farhat and Taufeeq Umar struck fifties to guide them to an easy sailing.

On Tuesday night, Eagles won a thriller against Falcons thanks to superb bowling and fielding as they registered a 15-run win.

The two Lahore outfits could possibly collide, as Eagles will play the winner of Sialkot Stallions and Lahore Lions.

Punjab Dengue death toll climbs to 124

The menace of Dengue fever continues to play with the lives in Lahore as six more persons died during last 24 hours.

The death toll in the disease has climbed to 124 with fresh deaths, while several others were tested positive for the deadly virus.

The total number of dengue patients in Punjab reached 11054 and out of these 9787 are in Lahore. So far 10583 dengue patients have been cured and discharged out of which 9490 belong to Lahore. At present 1132 patients are under treatment at different hospitals of the province and out of these 895 are in Lahore.

The authorities have directed for delivering daily lectures in academic institutions to create awareness about the deadly disease.

Dengue death toll in Lahore reaches 106

LAHORE – All measures taken by the Punjab government to contain dengue mosquito appear to be failing as another five people have succumbed to the deadly virus in Lahore on Tuesday taking death toll in Lahore to 106.
According to the Punjab Health Department, more than 10, 000 people have been affected by the mosquito-borne virus in Punjab so far.
The provincial government and medical experts term the virus a social problem instead of medical one. They say the virus could not be contained without public support.
People mostly women and children are continuously visiting city hospitals while the hospital administration said that it was not possible to satisfy each patient due to overwhelming number of patients.
Experts said that the virus might spread fast due to load shedding that has again started in the city. Therefore, it is critical to control load shedding in order to get control over the virus spread.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif chaired the session of dengue emergency meeting where it was decided that strict action would be taken against school administration that will not follow the instructions regarding school uniform.

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