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HEADLINES

Prime Minister says the government is not only focusing on power generation but also trying to ensure provision of cheaper electricity to the people. 

 

Lawyers' community is boycotting court proceedings across the country today in protest against suicide bomb attack on District Courts Mardan.

 

Russia has called for bringing North Korea back to international negotiations over its nuclear programme.

 

The fifth and final One Day International between Pakistan and England will be played at Cardiff tomorrow.

 

DETAILS

 

NAWAZ

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government is not only focusing on power generation but also trying to ensure provision of cheaper electricity to the people.

Addressing an inaugural ceremony of 40-megawatt coal-based power plant in Faisalabad today, he said the government is striving to bring improvement in the living standards of the people. 

The Prime Minister said the government is not only focussing on mega power and infrastructure projects but also introducing programs to provide better education and healthcare facilities to the people.

He said the government plans to construct forty hospitals across the country and ensure provision of portable clean drinking water to the people.

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan has gained the status of emerging economy and it is our utmost effort to provide all possible facilities and incentives to investors.

He said economy has been revived over the past three years and efforts are afoot to expand exports.

On energy projects, the Prime Minister said the government has launched several coal, LNG, solar and wind based power projects.

He said that power loadsheding situation has improved a lot and it will further improve next year. He said 2018 will be the year of elimination of power outages.

 

SHAHBAZ

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML-N has put the country on the path of progress and prosperity.

Talking to elected members of PML-N in Lahore today, he said politics of protest has harmed the country in the past and people do not want to see the negative politics any more.

                          

 

PROTEST

Lawyers are boycotting courts' proceedings across the country today against Mardan attack which killed 14 people, including four lawyers.      

The strike is being observed on the call of Pakistan Bar Council.

 

The lawyers are holding protest meetings in their bar rooms and wearing black bands to condemn the tragic incident.

Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, the lawyers are demanding immediate arrest of the culprits and proper security for the legal fraternity.

 

NISAR

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan visited District Headquarter Hospital Mardan today and inquired about the health of those injured in suicide attack yesterday.

He directed the hospital administration to provide best medical treatment to the injured.                                 

 

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has expressed shock over reports that more than 60 million pellets have been brought to Kashmir to augment the current fleet of arms and ammunition in the territory.

The APHC in a statement in Srinagar said, Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh visited the wounded Kashmir Valley just to hoodwink the people and the local collaborators tried to give the impression that the so-called rulers were pained by the bullets and pallets fired by their armed forces, and approached them to soothe their wounds, but actually they come here to pat their forces.

The APHC also condemned the ban on news channels saying that the venomous anchors and their biased channels are provided full support and nourished to poison the atmosphere here.

 

INDIA

Indian government has approved the use of chilli grenades to quell protests in occupied Kashmir.

Indian police and paramilitary personnel would also be allowed to use water cannon and ear-splitting sonic weapons.

 

RUSSIA-JAPAN

Japan has called for beginning a new epoch in its relations with Russia, which have remained cold ever since World War-II.

 

During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for breaking ice in bilateral relations between the two countries.

 

 

 

TURKEY

In Turkey, eight soldiers were killed and eight wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants in the Eastern Van area. The troops were killed during an operation against PKK rebels.

 

 

CRICKET

The fifth and final One Day International between Pakistan and England will be played at Cardiff tomorrow.

England leads the series by 4-nil.

 


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