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DATE: 04-06-2017                                 

 

The government has allocated forty-nine billion rupees in the next fiscal year for development of health sector.

 

Prime Minister has strongly condemned terrorist attack in London, resulting in loss of precious lives.

 

In Occupied Kashmir, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons has urged International Court of Justice to intervene for ascertaining whereabouts of enforced disappeared persons.

 

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is being observed on Sunday.

 

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HEALTH

The Government has allocated forty-nine billion rupees for the next fiscal year for the development of health sector in the country.

 

According to official sources, the phase-II of Prime Minister`s National Health Programme is being launched with a total cost of ten billion rupees. 

 

Under another programme, eight billion rupees have been allocated for up-gradation of hospitals.

 

In view of the emerging challenge of drinking water scarcity, "Clean Drinking Water for all" program is being launched for which over twelve billion rupees have been proposed.

 

The government will also enhance investments in vertical health programs including family planning, primary health care and population welfare schemes. 

                                

AGRICULTURE

The federal government is taking concrete steps for promotion of agriculture sector in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

 

Official sources told our Peshawar correspondent, that four agriculture centers are being established in South and North Waziristan Agencies, Tank and Lakki Marwat districts at a cost of over four hundred million rupees.

 

Sources said the Arid Zone Research Institute in D.I.Khan has been upgraded to Arid Zone Research Centre to further boost research based activities.

                           

AGRICULTURE-SINDH

The Sindh Agriculture Supply and Prices Department has announced fifty percent subsidy for farmers on the purchase of Solo-Type Power Sprayers and Garden-Type Power Sprayers to protect their crops against pests.

 

Official of Sindh Agriculture Extension told our Karachi correspondent that the farmers having 25 acres of land can avail this facility with the deposit of five thousand rupees refundable demand draft.                     

 

PM-CONDOLENCE

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in London resulting in loss of precious lives and injuries to many.

 

In a statement on Sunday, the prime minister said we stand in solidarity with the people and government of United Kingdom.

 

He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

                      

FO

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office spokesperson in a statement reiterated Pakistan`s stance that terrorism is a global menace and needs to be tackled with collective effort and cooperation.                  

 

MALEEHA

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has urged Afghanistan to focus on overcoming the deteriorating security situation in the country instead of blaming Pakistan.

               

In an interview with Voice of America, she said Pakistan is ready to help address the shared threat of violent extremists to the region but Afghanistan should desist from externalizing its internal problems.

               

She said the rapid slide in the security situation is troubling not only for Afghanistan but for all its neighbours.

               

The ambassador said the timing of the attacks on Kabul suggests those who carried them out want to sabotage any renewed effort towards a negotiated peace.

               

She said terrorism and violent extremism are a common enemy and need a joint resolve to fight it.

                 

Meanwhile, UN envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto urged the international community to help put an end to the cycle of violence and support the foundations of a lasting peace.                             

 

DAY

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is being observed on Sunday.

 

The aim of the day is to remind the world of the sufferings faced by children in times of conflict, crisis and aggression.

 

According to UNICEF, more than eight hundred children were killed in Syria last year.

 

Global Research Institute in it recent survey revealed that different conflicts across the world took lives of more than five hundred and sixty thousand children since 1990.

         

BALKAN

Leaders of Balkan states have called for further integration with European Union.

 

The call was made at a joint statement after a European Union-backed meeting of Balkan leaders in Slovenia.

 

The meeting was held to boost cooperation in the region.


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