DATE: 04-06-2017                      


Federal government is setting up four agricultural centers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA to promote agri sector.


Kashmiris have urged International Court of Justice to help ascertain whereabouts of enforced disappeared persons in Occupied Kashmir.


Six people have been killed in terrorist attack in London.


Pakistan will take on India in ICC Champions Trophy at Birmingham on Sunday.





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 agricultural 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.                         



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.                



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.                        



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.                 



Six people were killed and forty eight others injured when a van hit pedestrians on London Bridge before three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.


The three attackers were shot dead by police.


Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called an emergency security cabinet session on Sunday to deal with the crisis.               



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.                   



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


In a statement in Srinagar, a spokesman of the Association said, the International Court of Justice should play its role in this regard, as all other means have failed to bear any results.         



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.               



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.                                                   



The United Nations is holding first ever conference in New York on Monday, on saving oceans in the wake of climate change.


The five-day discussions will focus on how to solve the problems facing oceans, including plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change.                       



In the ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan will take on their arch rivals India at Birmingham on Sunday.


The match will start at 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time.

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