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Good morning, *|MERGE1|*. It’s August 30. Happy Monday!

Ladies, download this newly launched women safety app by the Punjab Police. In case of any emergency, this app connects you with the local police station, and it also has a live conversation section. 

And all the boys, forward it to every woman you know.  

You can download it by using the link.

Rain is expected in Islamabad and Peshawar, and it will be sunny elsewhere.  

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 The Current Editorial:  Stop moral policing 

One of the favourite pastimes in Pakistan seems to be moral policing. We really don’t believe in the principle of ‘live and let live’. No, we have to interfere in others’ lives, we have to comment on others’ life choices, we have to judge everyone around us and we have to somehow make life difficult for others.  

We hope that our officials would stop moral policing and let people express themselves however they want. There is already so much intolerance around us. Do not make this society more suffocating than it already is. 

Read the complete editorial by clicking the below button. 

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NCOC expands Covid-19 restrictions to 27 cities 

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) expanded its coronavirus restrictions to a total of 27 cities on Sunday. 

Which cities are included? 

The NCOC has now expanded its coronavirus Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) to Swat, Mansehra, Lower Dir, Swabi, Swat and Chitral. The restrictions have also been expanded to Khushab, Khanewal, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala and Rahim Yar Khan. 

 In a statement, the NCOC said it will conduct a review of the SOPs on September 13. 

What are the restrictions?

A commercial activities, with the exception of essential services, will be closed by 8pm. There will be two safe days each week.

Indoor dining will remain banned across the country, while outdoor dining will only be allowed until 10pm each day. 

Indoor weddings will be completely banned, while outdoor wedding events will be allowed with a maximum limit of 300 guests. 

Shrines and cinema halls will remain closed.

Military strike in Kabul by US 

American forces launched a military strike in Kabul on Sunday targeting a possible suicide car bomb that was aiming to attack the airport, U.S. officials said. 

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strike targeted suspected ISIS-K militants. They said they were citing initial information and cautioned it could change. 


What was trending? 


  Punjab police use pepper spray to disperse medical students who were protesting against the National Licensing Examination (NLE) outside an examination centre in Lahore. 

2. #AskAzharAli 

Ask Azhar Ali was trending as the cricketer was taking questions from Twitter users. 


This hashtag was used by young doctors as a part of their protest against the National Licensing Examination (NLE). 

The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has made it mandatory for all graduates who are currently doing house jobs or are ready for it to clear the NLE exam for their permanent registration.

The Current Recommends  

A piece on How To Teach Kids The Importance Of Accountability 

This piece published in HuffPost discusses different ways of how one can teach accountability to kids.  

The Current Horoscope 

 Work is going to be on fire today!
Check yours now! 


International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

On August 30, the International Day of the Victims of Forced Disappearances was commemorated. The Day was designated by the UN General Assembly in 2010, due to the growing number of forced or involuntary disappearances in several regions of the world, as well as the increase in complaints of harassment’s acts and intimidation towards witnesses or relatives of the disappeared persons. 


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