Things You Missed Over the Weekend | 14.9.20

  1. Religious scholar Allama Zameer Akhtar Naqvi passes away in Karachi

Famed religious scholar Allama Zameer Akhtar Naqvi passed away on Sunday from a heart attack, his relatives said. He was 76 years old.

He was taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital late Saturday night where he died due to a heart attack, according to his relatives.

Naqvi was born in 1944 in the Indian city of Lucknow where he studied until graduation, later moving to Karachi in 1967.

He had a PhD from the University of Karachi and was known to have knowledge of science, philosophy, literature, culture, journalism and Islamic history. He also remained the editor of the Al Kalam magazine besides heading the Anees Academy.

2. Tens of thousands rally in Belarus despite mass arrests

Riot police in balaclavas harshly detained some 250 demonstrators as tens of thousands of people gathered for an opposition protest on the eve of talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Masked agents in uniform and plain clothes snatched people from the streets as they assembled for the “March of Heroes” demonstration, often pushing or punching them, a video posted on the Belarusian news site showed.

3. Oman welcomes Bahrain-Israel normalisation decision

Oman welcomes Bahrain’s decision to normalise relations with Israel and hopes it will contribute to Israeli-Palestinian peace, Oman state media said on Sunday.

Bahrain on Friday became the second Gulf country to normalise ties with Israel after the United Arab Emirates said they would do so a month ago, moves forged partly through shared fears of Iran.

4. 2 killed, 10 injured as second building collapses in Karachi in less than 72 hours

At least two people were killed and 10 others were injured after a two-storey building collapsed in Bihar Colony in Karachi’s Lyari area on Sunday, according to police.

City Senior Superintendent of Police Muquddus Haider said that there were godowns on the ground floor and residential rooms in the second storey that were mostly occupied by labourers.

5. 3 cases of attempted rape against minors registered in the last 24 hours in Faisalabad

Three cases of attempted rape have been filed over the past 24 hours in different police stations in Faisalabad, DawnNewsTV reported on Sunday. The victims in all three cases are children.