SEP 03, 2016      


Prime Minister will inaugurate forty megawatt Coal-fired Power Project in Faisalabad today.

Finance Minister says the country cannot afford politics of protests and sit-ins.

Government has expressed the resolve to take the operation against terrorists to its logical end soon.

Hurriyet leadership says Indian decision to send an All-Party delegation to Occupied Kashmir is a ploy to mislead the international community.

The UN Security Council has warned South Sudan of an arms embargo if it rejects deployment of additional peacekeepers.




Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate a forty Mega Watts Coal Fired Power Project in Faisalabad today.

Commissioning of this Power Plant is a step towards achieving self reliance in power generation. Such initiatives by the Private sector are extremely encouraging and will prove helpful in overcoming the energy shortage in the country.

The Government is heavily investing in energy sector to rid the country of energy deficit by 2018. A policy of energy-mix that focuses on diverse sources of energy is earnestly pursued at the Government level.

The 40 MW Coal Power Plant at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd Faisalabad is the largest of its kind in the industrial sector of Faisalabad. The plant’s boiler is based on Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion technology having the best automation system.

The present government has made tireless efforts to provide a conducive environment for the business community to accelerate economic activities in the country.



Finance Minister says the country cannot afford protests and sit-ins any more as these are major hindrances in the development process.

In an interview, he said the last sit-ins in the federal capital caused billions of rupees of losses to the country.        

The Finance Minister said now the country has been put on the path of progress and development. He said the economy and security of the country have been strengthened and major issue of power shortage is being resolved permanently.       

He said the history will not forgive those who will create obstacles in the path of development again.     

Ishaq Dar said the government wants to reach a consensus with opposition on the issue of inquiry of panama leaks. He said the bill presented by the government in the National Assembly aims to weed out corruption across the board.               



Prime Minister's spokesman Dr. Musadik Malik says operation against terrorists will soon reach its logical ending.

In an interview, he said the government and armed forces are determined to weed out the menace of terrorism from the country.

He said hideouts and strongholds of terrorists have been dismantled through operation Zarb-e-Azb and they are on the run.

The spokesman said terrorists are now making desperate attempts to create panic and prove their existence by attacking soft targets and public places.



The Standing Committee of the Cabinet for Disposal of Legislative Cases has been reconstituted.     

The committee shall examine the cases of fresh legislation as well as amendments to the existing laws and give its recommendations whether they are to be introduced in the Parliament or not.

Recommendations of the committee shall subsequently be ratified by the Cabinet.

Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid would be chairman of the committee while Attorney General of Pakistan, Special advisors to PM Khawaja Zaheer Ahmed and Barrister Zafarullah Khan and Cabinet Secretary would be its members.



An inter-provincial meeting has developed a roadmap to minimize the gender wage-gap from thirty-six percent to ten percent in next three years in favour of women workers.

The meeting of Treaty Implementation Cell was held in Islamabad with its Convener and Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali in the chair.    

The meeting also developed a mechanism to benefit from the best practices being followed by the provinces to introduce new legislation and implement administrative steps with regard to human, women, child and labour rights, anti-corruption drives, narcotics and environmental protection.

Senior officials of the federal and all relevant provincial departments, including Azad Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and representative from International Labour Organization and Pakistan Workers Federation attended the meeting.



Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah says steps are being taken to generate electricity based on coal-fired power plants.

He was presiding over a meeting in Karachi to review the progress of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company in mining operation.

The company has started work in Thar Coal Filed Block-II to install a coal-fired Power Plant that will generate 660 MW electricity by 2019.

The Chief Minister directed that maximum locals be provided jobs in the company.

He also directed IG police to provide more security at Thar coal field Block-II for Chinese engineers.



Quality and hygienic food with Pakistani taste is being served to pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.

This was stated by Food Supervisor, Muhammad Iqbal, while talking to Radio Pakistan correspondent Muhammad Akram Khan in Makkah.

He said catering companies have been advised to hire Pakistani staff for cooking to ensure Pakistani taste in view of demand of the Pakistani pilgrims.

More detail from our correspondent.



In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders and organizations have expressed serious concern over the stepped up Indian state terrorism in the territory.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader Muhammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement termed the sending of All-Party delegation by New Delhi to Kashmir as a ploy to mislead the international community.

He said the move is aimed at suppressing the ongoing uprising which had unnerved India.

He said resolution of the long-pending Kashmir dispute lies in tripartite talks involving Pakistan, India and genuine Kashmiri leadership in line with the UN resolutions.

Another APHC leader, Hakim Abdul Rasheed, in a statement in Srinagar condemned the continued imposition of curfew and other restrictions on the people’s movement.



Meanwhile, since the martyrdom of Burhan Wani Indian forces and Police have resorted to violent action against innocent Kashmiris during peaceful protests across the valley.

In a letter to US secretary of State John Kerry non resident Kashmiris said that Indian forces used bullets guns and extreme cane beatings against some two hundred thousand mourners who attended Wani's funeral.

They said curfews and clashes have now been sustained for over five weeks, with limited or no access to the basic necessities of life, including food, power and fuel.

During the unabated attacks injuries have reached close to ten thousand while deaths over eighty-five and some five hundred seventy people left blinded by pellet guns.



The UN Security Council has warned South Sudan of arms embargo if the government rejects a plan to bring in another 4,000 peacekeepers.

The diplomats representing all 15 council members are expected to meet with President Salva Kiir today in capital Juba to ensure a peace deal to protect civilians.



Two-day G-20 summit of the world's major economies will start in Chinese city of Hangzhou tomorrow to discuss efforts to reform global economic governance.

The theme of the summit is Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy.

The G20 represents over 85 percent of the world's economy and two thirds of global population.



In Philippines, twelve people have been killed and 24 injured in an explosion at a market in southern city of Davao.



In the National T-20 cup in Rawalpindi, Peshawar region and Karachi region whites have won their matches against Lahore region and Islamabad region respectively.



Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country today.

However, rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning was:

Islamabad twenty degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-five, Karachi twenty-eight, Peshawar twenty four, Quetta, Gilgit and Murree sixteen and  Muzaffarabad eighteen degree centigrade.

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