DATE: 04-06-2017                                    


The government has allocated ten billion rupees in the next fiscal year for phase-II of Prime Minister's National Health Programme.


Sindh budget for the next fiscal year will be presented in the Provincial Assembly on Monday.


In Occupied Kashmir, India has tasked National Investigation Agency to intimidate Hurriyet leaders and activists.


The United Nations has urged international community to help end violence in Afghanistan.  


In the ICC Champions Trophy, the match between Pakistan and India is in progress at Birmingham.





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.                         



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 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.                 



The Senate and National Assembly will resume their sessions at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday.


The Senate session will start at 11:00 am while National Assembly session will begin at four in the afternoon.


Both the Houses will continue general discussion on the federal budget for the next fiscal year.                          



Sindh budget for the next fiscal year will be presented in the provincial assembly on Monday.



Balochistan government is utilizing all available resources to provide modern means of communications to the people of back ward areas.


A senior official of Provincial Communications Department told our Quetta correspondent that renovation of Yaro to Bostan Link Road in Pishin District is underway at a cost of over eighty-eight million rupees.


Likewise, construction of a metaled road in Hernai District is also in progress at a cost of fifty million rupees.                



Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri inaugurated the newly established Emergency Control Room of Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Quetta on Sunday.


The Chief Minister handed over keys of ten armoured vehicles to Levies Force. He announced to provide funds for provision of twenty more armoured vehicles to Levies.                



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 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.


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.


He said despite a consistent campaign in Jammu and Kashmir against enforced disappearances for the last twenty seven years, no effective measures have been taken.                           



India has tasked its National Investigation Agency to intimidate and harass Hurriyet leaders and activists in occupied Kashmir.


The move comes after all other tactics failed to suppress the ongoing freedom struggle in the Occupied valley.


The Agency has been asked to conduct raids on houses of Hurriyet leaders and put them to questions for hours.                          



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.



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.


US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord is also expected to be a hot topic at the talks.                    



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.                                  



In Philippines, the government has reached a ceasefire agreement with militants in Marawi, to rescue upto two thousand civilians trapped in the city for nearly two weeks.


According to reports, the agreement has been negotiated by Moro Islamic Liberation Front whose unarmed members will also be responsible to shift the civilians to safer places.


A government official said on Sunday that those trapped in the city need immediate help as they have been without food for the last thirteen days.



In Japan, four people were killed when a small aircraft crashed into a snow-covered mountain in central part of the country.

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