DATE: 02-07-2017                              


Pakistan has ensured effective implementation of bilateral consular agreement with India.


Three hundred forty megawatt Chashma nuclear power plant- IV will be completed by October this year.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is spending over five billion rupees on supply of clean drinking water to the masses.


Sindh government has allocated more than five hundred million rupees for the protection of environment in the current year.





Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says Pakistan has ensured effective implementation of the bilateral consular agreement with India.


In a statement in Islamabad on Sunday he said that Pakistan remains committed to the implementation of the 2008 Agreement on Consular access with India.


He said that five Indian nationals after completing their sentences were repatriated last month.


In contrast, 20 Pakistani civilian prisoners who have completed their sentences still await repatriation, while consular access to 107 Pakistani fishermen and 85 civilian Pakistani prisoners is also pending.


The spokesperson said Indian humanitarian claims appear contrary to reality in view of the impossible conditionalities imposed for medical visas for Pakistani patients.


He said that Pakistan has implemented the bilateral consular agreement in letter and spirit and expects India to reciprocate through action rather than rhetoric.


He said that as for the Indian attempt to equate Commander Jhadav's case with civilian prisoners and fishermen is a travesty of logic.                        



The Chashma nuclear power plant- IV (C-4) of three hundred forty megawatt is expected to be completed by October this year.


According to official sources, the government has allocated more than seven billion rupees for this project.


The project is a joint collaboration between the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and China National Nuclear Corporation.



Federal Government has decided to continue relief measures for welfare of the farmers and promotion of agriculture sector in the current financial year.


Over forty-three billion rupees have been allocated for welfare of farmers while agriculture credit amount has also been increased from seven hundred billion rupees to over one thousand billion rupees.


The mark-up rate has also been reduced to nine point nine percent on agriculture loans up to fifty thousand rupees to facilitate small farmers.


Under the government's relief package, subsidized electricity is being provided to agricultural tube-wells to ensure water for irrigation.                              



The first phase of flagship project of Punjab Government "Pakistan Kidney, Liver Transplant and Research Institute" will be completed by the end of this year.


In a statement in Lahore, Provincial Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique expressed the hope that the first liver transplant will be carried out in December this year.


He said hepatitis filter clinics are being setup in twenty-five districts of Province, which will also start function during the current year.



Sindh government is taking concrete steps for the protection of environment, forests and wildlife in the province under the Green Pakistan Program.


An official of provincial government informed our Karachi correspondent Muhammad Waqas that over five hundred thirteen million rupees have been earmarked in current financial year, for this purpose.


He said Mangroves have been planted on over thirty-seven thousand acres of coastal areas for protection of environment and coastal land.


The sources said government has earmarked four hundred forty-eight million rupees for the revival of forestry resources and plantation while sixty-five million rupees will be spent for revival of wildlife resources during the current year.



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is spending more than five billion rupees on supply of clean drinking water to public during current fiscal year. 


Sources of Public Health Engineering Department told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that eighty-four water supply schemes will be completed in different parts of the province.


The schemes include rehabilitation of damaged pipelines, conversion of one hundred water supply schemes to solar energy and establishment of water testing laboratory in Peshawar.


Meanwhile, Gravity Flow Water Schemes will be started in district Mansehra.



Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal has directed to ensure foolproof security for foreigners including Chinese working on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


In a statement in Karachi, the minister also tasked the law enforcement agencies to improve intelligence gathering in this regard.



In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on Sunday against the killing of four people by Indian forces in Dialgram area of Islamabad district.


Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.


Four people, including a woman, were martyred and dozens of others injured when the Indian troops resorted to the use of brute force in Dialgam area on Saturday.                            



In Japan, people are voting in the metropolitan assembly elections on Sunday.


According to the Japanese state media, 259 candidates are in the run.


The main focus is being whether the ruling party's affiliated groups can secure a majority.



Pakistan will take on India in the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby on Sunday.


The match will begin at 02:30 p.m.


In other matches to be played on Sunday, Australia will play against New Zealand at Bristol, England will take on Sri Lanka at Taunton and South Africa will face West Indies at Leicester.

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