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Good morning, *|MERGE1|*. It’s August 23.  

I really wish kay ab garmi khatam hojaaye, been missing winter a lot these days. The chilly nights, shorter days, longer nights, having an excuse to not leave the house Also hoodies. What do you like the most about winter?

Oh, wait! Did you watch Junaid Safdar’s nikkah video and first look of the bride? Do check it out .

It will be mostly sunny in most parts of the country, again.


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How many people were evacuated from Afghanistan so far? 

I came across this Infographic by Al Jazeera which explains how many people have been evacuated from Afghanistan a week after the Taliban took over. 

Check it out here. 


 According to official statements and local reports, at least 28,000 people have been evacuated so far. 

The US, which has stationed thousands of troops to secure the airport, has set a deadline to complete the evacuations by August 31. But there are up to 15,000 Americans and 50,000- 60,000 Afghan allies who need to be evacuated, according to the Biden administration.

 Other updates 

The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) pledged on Sunday to help achieve peace in Afghanistan. 

The organisation urged “the future Afghan leadership” and the international community to work together to ensure that Afghanistan is never used again as a platform or safe haven for “terrorists”. 


Opinion: چیختے چلاتے مرد اور ان کی انا کا برج خلیفہ 

This week Mahwish Bhatti writes for The Current about the increase in violent crimes against women in Pakistan. 

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One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impact of the climate crisis – UNICEF 

A new report from UNICEF analysed the risks of climate change for children. It found that one billion children — nearly half of the world’s 2.2 billion — live in countries that are categorised as “extremely high-risk”.


330 million children are highly exposed to riverine flooding, 400 million children are highly exposed to cyclones, 600 million children are highly exposed to vector borne diseases. 

What needs to be done? 

We need to invest in climate adaptation and resilience in key services for children. 

Provide children with climate education and greens skills, critical for their adaptation and preparation for the effects of climate change. 

 Include young people in all national, regional and international climate negotiations and decisions. 

Read the report

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What was trending? 

1. ##Release_TLPAmeerSHR 

It was the top trend on Sunday. People used this hashtag to demand the release of Saad Rizvi, son of Khadim Rizvi. 

2. #qasimalishah 

Qasim Ali Shah was trending on Pakistani Twitter after some private pictures of him went viral on social media. 

3. #saveeducationofsindh 

Sindh government on Friday announced that the educational institutions would stay closed in the province till August 30. The hashtag was used by people to raise their concerns about the decision.  

The Current Recommends  

Shawarma from the Syrian guys

 You all need to check this Shawarma in Islamabad at a restaurant run by some Syrians. Ashar went to try their food and he has not stopped talking about it since he came back.  

You can also check his review here

The Current Horoscope 

There’s so much going on at home right now you can barely think about your love life.

Check yours now! 


International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 

On this day, In 1997, UNESCO established August 23 as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to pay tribute to all those who fought for freedom.


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