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HEADLINES

 

Prime Minister says the government is making sincere endeavours to bring improvement in living standards of the people.

 

Interior Minister has stressed the need for national unity to overcome terrorism. .

 

Lawyers' community is observing strike today against Mardan

terrorist attack.

 

APHC has condemned ban on news channels in Occupied Kashmir.

 

Russia has called for resumption of international negotiations on North Korea's 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 focusing on mega power and infrastructure projects but also introducing programs to provide better education and health care 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.

 

 

NAWAZ

The Prime Minister said industry is being provided gas and power without any interruption. He regretted that the previous governments did not pay any attention to this important issue rather pushed the country into darkness.  

He said the PML (N) has restarted the process of expansion of motorways and high-ways to enhance connectivity.

Nawaz Shairf said these projects have been launched in all provinces, including Balcohistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which will help the farmers and industrialists to easily take their produce to the markets.

He said state entities, like PIA and Pakistan Railways have improved their service and further improvements will be made in them.

Nawaz Sharif said the government also took the challenge of terrorism head on and major successes have been achieved in this regard. He said terrorists are now hitting up soft targets but assured that these elements will be eliminated.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a forty-megawatt coal fired power plant in Faisalabad today.

On the occasion, he was given briefing on the project.

The project set up by an industrial group has been completed in over two years at a cost of over three billion rupees.

 

 

NISAR-PRESS

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says Pakistan has won war against terror with great sacrifices.

Addressing a news conference in Mardan this afternoon, he said now some remnants of the terrorists are hitting soft targets.

The Interior Minister stressed the need for national unity to overcome terrorist activities in any part of the country in future.

He said that terrorists are inhuman as they are killing innocent people.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said a committee will be established at federal level to suggest ways and means for welfare of those who have suffered in terrorist acts.

He stressed the need of pro-active mechanism to avert terrorist acts in future and said no comprise will be made in this regard.

The Interior Minister said despite terrorism, people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are steadkfast and they are ready for sacrifices.

To a question, he said suicide bombers who were killed by security forces in Christian Colony Peshawar were foreigners.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan lauded sacrifices of the people of FATA in the war against terrorism and said FATA will be made abode of peace on permanent basis.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

CM-MEETING

The newly appointed US Consul General in Lahore, Mr. Yuriy Fedkiw called on the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore today.

Speaking on the occassion, the Chief Minister said the  government is committed to make Pakistan a welfare state according to the Quaid e Azam's vision.

He said terrorists are enemies of the entire humanity and Pakistani people have rendered unprecedented sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

 

 

GOVERNOR-CM

Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at a meeting in Karachi have discussed the ongoing development projects, security measures others issues.

They insisted on early completion of ongoing development projects and urged the need to enhance security measures on Eid-ul-Azha.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said the government must focus on early completion of K-IV, Liyari Express Way, M-9 Motorway and Green and Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit System in Karachi to facilitate people.

 

GREEN-LINE

Work on Green Line Bus Rapid Transit project is underway from Surjani Town to M.A Jinnah road in Karachi.

In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan, Sindh Minister for Transport and Mass Transit Nasir Hussain Shah said (tape).

 

 

 

TRAIN 

Azadi Train on its month-long journey continues to attract huge crowds at every railway station of Sindh Province.

Radio Pakistan correspondent on board Hussain Farooq reports that the train has arrived at Mirpur Khas where a large number of people welcomed the Azadi Train.

 

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.

 

 

US-RUSSIA

The United States and Russia are close to a deal on ceasefire in the Syrian city of  Aleppo.

The deal envisages U.S. intelligence sharing with Russia to target fighters the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

 

PUTIN

Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged the international community to avoid any actions that can further heighten tensions with North Korea.

Addressing a business forum in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, he said Russia favored bringing North Korea back to international negotiations over its nuclear programme.

He said, any actions that provoke further escalation are counter-productive.

 

 

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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