DATE: 02-12-2016                                        


Prime Minister reiterates Pakistan's continued moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir for their right of self determination.


Asian Development Bank and Australia have agreed to provide special grant to Pakistan for National Disaster Risk Management.


China has proposed Quetta-Kabul and Peshawar-Kabul railway Line to link Pakistan and Afghanistan.


Punjab Assembly was informed on Friday that effective measures are being taken for protection of wildlife. 


North Korea has carried out artillery drill hours after the UN sanctions against Pyongyang.


China has started construction of Titanic replica in Sichuan province to attract tourists. 





Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan will continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to the peaceful freedom struggle of people of Kashmir.


This he said while congratulating PML-N candidates Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wassi and Chaudhry Muhammad Siddiq for their victory in Azad Kashmir Council elections.


He said Pakistan will never forget people of Kashmir who are facing brute Indian atrocities to get their right to self-determination.


The Prime Minister urged the PML-N leaders to focus their energies for the development and progress of Azad Kashmir.                                    



Asian Development Bank and Australia have agreed to provide special grant to Pakistan for national disaster risk management.


Agreements to this effect were signed in Islamabad on Friday.


Under the agreement Asian Development Bank will provide 200 million US dollars, while Australia will give 4.5 million Australian dollars.  


Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said Pakistan will establish a new Public Limited Company for better management of future disasters. 


Country Director Asian Development Werner Liepach said the bank will continue to work with Pakistan in different sectors.


He said on Friday's agreement will help country to better prepare itself for any future disaster.  



United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Pakistan signed a 70 Million dollars Country Programme in Vienna on Friday.


The aim of the programme is to enhance skills and knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in overcoming the multi-facet threats posed by transnational organized crimes. 


The strategic goals of the Country Programme are in line with the government's Vision 2025.



China has proposed Quetta-Kabul and Peshawar-Kabul railway Line to link Pakistan and Afghanistan.


According to details, the proposal has been put forward by Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kong Xuanyou at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.


Xuanyou recommended initiation of trilateral discussions involving Afghanistan, China and Pakistan over Peshawar, Kabul and Quetta railways as well as economic corridors and regional cooperation.



Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain says science and technology budget has been increased by 4.5 times to promote scientific research in the country. 


Addressing a ceremony after inaugurating National Science Festival in Islamabad on Friday he said the government is extending monetary cooperation to university students for their research projects.


The Minister said these festivals are aimed at highlighting creative and research capabilities of the youth. 


Public and private institutions from all the four provinces Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are participating in the festival. 


The science festival will continue till 7th of this month.



Punjab Assembly was informed on Friday that effective measures are being taken for protection of wildlife in the province.


This information was given to the house during question hour in Lahore on Friday.     


The house was told that forestry, wildlife and fisheries department has set up a wildlife protection force for this purpose.


Special check posts have also been set to check illegal hunting.


The House will now meet now on Monday at 2.00 pm. 



Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed to complete all development projects within specific time frame.


He was chairing a meeting in Karachi on Friday regarding development projects in the Province.


He expressed displeasure over slow pace of work on various projects.


Talking to a delegation of under training ASPs, the Chief Minister said peace has been restored in Karachi due to hard work and sacrifices of law enforcement agencies.  


He said terrorists are enemy of the country and they will be dealt with an iron hand.         



Sindh Rangers have arrested nineteen accused during an operation.


Arms and ammunition have also been recovered from them.           



Levies Force has seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from terrorists during a search operation in Mavand area of District Kohlu.



In Occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have expressed serious concern over the plight of the illegally detained Kashmiris in different jails.


The leaders in a joint statement in Srinagar said that innocent people particularly youth were being subjected to the worst inhuman and ruthless treatment.


They appealed to the people to express solidarity with the detainees to convey to India that Kashmiris could not separate themselves from their goal of freedom.



Former UN chief Kofi Annan has arrived in Myanmar to address the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.


He will head a nine member inquiry commission for fact finding about killing of Muslims and fleeing of nearly ten thousand to Bangladesh.


The Rohingya Muslims, who live in Rakhine State, are facing discrimination and oftenly attacked by Buddhist mobs.



North Korea has carried out a large-scale artillery drill at an undisclosed location hours after the UN sanctions were announced against it.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un guided the military exercise, which involved multiple frontline heavy artillery units.


Earlier, Seoul and Tokyo unveiled fresh unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile program following a UN sanction resolution.



In Syria, forty-eight civilians have been killed in a rocket attack by the rebels on government-held areas in Aleppo.


According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Elite Syrian troops have moved into east Aleppo after significant gains against opposition forces.


Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pledged military operations would continue until the city is "cleared of terrorists".


Russia has also offered UN for setting up four humanitarian corridors into east Aleppo to bring in aid and evacuate severely wounded people.



China has started the construction on the world's first full-sized Titanic replica which sank in 1912 after striking an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people.


The 300-meter new Titanic vessel is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018. It will remain permanently docked as a tourist attraction in landlocked Sichuan province.



A long dry weather persists in different parts of the country adversely impacting the lives of people.

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