DATE: 02-07-2017                     


Foreign Office says 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.


A twenty-five thousand kilometer long submarine cable system linking Asia, Africa and Europe has started operations.


Pakistan is taking on India in the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby on Sunday afternoon.





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 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.


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


He said commander Jhadav is a serving Indian Naval officer and sent to Pakistan by its intelligence agency RAW for espionage, terrorism and subversive activities which resulted in loss of many innocent lives and damage to property.



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.



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.



The meeting of Joint Investigation Team probing into Panama papers case is underway in Islamabad.


Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's cousin Tariq Shafi will record his statement for the second time on Sunday.



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.



A 25,000-kilometer submarine cable system linking Asia, Africa and Europe has started operations.


The cable system connects Pakistan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Italy and France.


The cable system also known as Asia-Africa-Europe-I is the world's largest submarine cable system built in more than a decade.


The project can provide the lowest latency express internet route among dozens of countries and regions across Asia and Europe related to the Belt and Road Initiative.                     



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


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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