Ukraine said on Friday it was trying to break Russias siege of Mariupol as fighting raged around the citys massive steelworks and port. "The situation in Mariupol is difficult and hard. Fighting is happening right now. The Russian army is constantly calling on additional units to storm the city," Ukrainian defence ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying by Reuters.
Reports suggest that an opposition party in Sri Lanka opposed the decision of the president to appoint a new cabinet with inexperienced ministers.
Big gatherings were also reported from other parts of the Punjab province, including Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Vehari, Jehlum and Gujrat districts. Islamabad and Karachi also witnessed major gatherings of PTI supporters.