Heavy monsoon inundates several neighbourhoods in Pakistani capital Jul 29, 2021 0 253 12345 dpa IslamabadAt least two people were killed in the Pakistani capital on Wednesday after heavy monsoon rains inundated several parts of the city where authorities called in army troops to help the civil administration address urban flooding.A mother and her child died after the flood water entered the basement of a house in Islamabad’s E-11 area located at the foothills of Margalla Hills, a spokesperson for the capital’s police said.The upscale neighbourhood of the city was hit by hill torrent early morning after 123 millimetres of rain that lasted for over two hours.Television footage that showed floodwater sweeping away cars and the destruction it caused in E-11 was among the top Twitter trends in Pakistan. “Army troops are busy in assisting the civil administration in rescue and relief efforts,” the military’s media wing ISPR said in a statement.“Heavy rainfall is expected in the next three days,” Zaheer Babar, director of forecast at the Pakistan Met office, told dpa.Prime Minister Imran Khan also cautioned citizens and asked all the relevant response agencies to be on “high alert” with ready and rapid emergency response actions.At least 72 people have been killed so far in the country this month in rain-related incidents, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Afghanistan can be a pariah state if Taliban continue abuse, says Blinken Jul 29, 2021 0 1708 Blinken meets Dalai Lama representative on India trip Jul 29, 2021 0 53 18 workers sleeping by side of road killed in Indian highway crash Jul 29, 2021 0 58 Five dead, over 30 missing in flash flood in N India Srinagar:Five people were killed and more than 30 are missing after a cloudburst early Wednesday led to heavy rains that swept away parts of a remote village in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, officials said. Five bodies .. Most of Malaysia’s record coronavirus cases showing mild or no symptoms dpa Bangkok The vast majority of people who catch coronavirus in Malaysia show mild symptoms or none at all, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, after reporting another daily case record. Ministry .. Iranian lawmakers pass controversial internet restriction bill dpa Tehran Iran’s parliament on Wednesday passed legislation to toughen internet censorship, after a protracted back and forth between opponents and supporters in a country where information is already tightly .. Outcry after Indonesian Air Force officers assault Papuan man dpa Jakarta The chief of the Indonesian Air Force apologised on Wednesday after two personnel assaulted a disabled man in the rebellious Papua province, where anger against Jakarta’s rule has been on the rise. A .. Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldier Tel Aviv/Ramallah: A Palestinian man was shot dead by an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank under unclear circumstances. The man had quickly approached several soldiers south of Nablus with an iron bar in his hand, ..