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Nawaz Sharif to visit China for health check-up
Islamabad, April 22: Three-time former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif will embark on Monday on a five-day personal visit to China, where he will undergo a medical checkup, according to a media report. This will be Sharif’s first international visit after he returned to Pakistan in October last year following a four-year self-imposed exile in the UK. He will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar on his “personal visit”, Geo News reported on Monday. Sharif’s visit is personal and during the trip, he will undergo a medical checkup, the report said, quoting party sources. (PTI)

Rainstorms in China leave four dead; 10 missing
Beijing, April 22: Heavy rainstorms that swept across southern China over the weekend killed at least four people in riverside cities, while a search was underway for 10 others missing, state media said Monday. The official Xinhua news agency said three people died in Zhaoqing city while one rescuer died in Shaoguan city. It didn’t say when or how they died. The two cities in Guangdong province are among the worst hit areas of sustained torrential rains that began late last week. Footage on state broadcaster CCTV showed rescuers in rubber boats evacuating residents from inundated shopping streets and residential areas. (PTI)


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