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Good morning, *|MERGE1|*.  It’s October 17. Happy Sunday. 
I’m really excited. After a gap of five years, we have a T20 World Cup again, starting today.

The matches are being played in the UAE and Oman. I hope the Pakistani team manages to bring the cup home. 

It will be sunny today.

e Current 


Petrol price goes up by Rs10.49 per litre

The federal government has issued a notice to increase the price of petrol by Rs10.49 per litre. Apart from this, the price of high speed diesel (HSD) has been increased by Rs12.44 per litre.

The prices of kerosene and light diesel oil (LDO) have increased by Rs10.95 and Rs8.84 per litre respectively. The new price of kerosene is Rs110.26 per litre and that of LDO is Rs108.35 per litre. 

Price hike is ‘a calamity’ for people: Maryam

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz lashed out at the price increase, calling it a “calamity” that had fallen on the people like a “lightning bolt”.

“When petrol and diesel become expensive, then your electricity, wheat, bread, vegetables and everything become expensive,” she explained.

On a lighter note, social media users did not lose the opportunity to start a meme fest following the news.

People are complaining about inflation but speaking at a press conference in Washington, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said that other items, including oil, are becoming more expensive all over the world and the reason why this is happening is not known.

 LHC asks Punjab govt to submit report over ‘discriminatory’ behaviour towards transgenders

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued notices to the Punjab government, chief secretary, and inspector general ordering them to submit a report on Punjab police’s “discriminatory” actions toward transgender people.

“Articles 4, 18, and 25 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, provide a shield against any kind of discrimination especially in respect to a job or profession to earn a livelihood but the act of the respondents not to permit transgender persons to compete with the other applicants offends against the said provisions of the Constitution,” the court observed.
Sira Ashi, a transgender woman from Lahore, filed a court suit against the police earlier this month. She claimed that despite meeting all conditions, the Punjab police have been “discriminatory” in their treatment of transgender people by refusing to hire them.

Apple worker says she was fired after leading movement against harassment

An Apple employee who led fellow workers in publicly sharing instances of what they called harassment and discrimination at the company said on Thursday that she had been fired.

Janneke Parrish, an Apple program manager, said the iPhone maker informed her on Thursday that she had been terminated for deleting material on company equipment while she was under investigation over the leaking of a company town hall to media. She told Reuters that she had not leaked it.



What was trending? 


It was the top trending hashtag on Pakistani Twitter as petrol price was increased.

2. #MatricResult2021

The matric result was announced yesterday.

3. #ListenToWaqarZaka

This hashtag, which looked like a paid trend, contained tweets requesting PM Khan not to ban crypto in Pakistan. 

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17. Its objective is to draw attention to the importance of poverty eradication for building sustainable futures for all. People living in poverty face increasingly difficult challenges as climate change, environmental degradation and rising food prices threaten their livelihoods and survival.


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