Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said Tehreek e Insaaf Chairman is avenging people by taking to streets for his rejection in elections and is looking for a back door to come to power. Talking to media he says that the political adventures of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek have caused loss worth billion of rupees to the country besides loss of precious lives. In Lahore suffered four billion rupees loss in the daily business. City District Government of Rawalpindi has incurred an amount of five million rupees on the security arrangements. Suspension of metro service in Rawalpindi Islamabad suffered one million rupees loss.Billions of rupees have been incurred on the police deployment on both the places. Both the parties were asked to arrange their processions at isolated places to avoid the hindrance and problems in the daily life of the people .

“Elimination of terrorism will be completed by taking its fanciers to task: Nisar”

He said the terrorists are at the verge of collapse as their capacity of hard targets has been neutralized and they are now chasing soft targets in perplexity. Terrorists have the hideous aim of spreading hatred against the state institutions which will be put to a death knell with the courage and unity of the nation. All political actors were brought on the same page in 2013 to eliminate the terrorist elements. With the successful operation Zarb-e- Azb and the support of people and political forces, terrorism is defeated but the facilitators still remain to be taken to task.
War against terrorism was in fact war of survival of country’s future and politicizing the issue would amount to playing with its future. Menace of terrorism did spread after 9/11 at global level and it also engulfed this country. To a question, he said that the federal government was sharing intelligence reports with the Khyber Pakhtukhwa and Sindh governments to frustrate designs of the terrorists and had been successful in many cases.

“Pakistan raises its concerns over execution of JI leader in Bangladesh”

Foreign Office statement:

“The act of suppressing the Opposition, through flawed trials, is completely against the spirit of democracy.” “Pakistan is deeply saddened over the execution of the prominent leader of Jamat e Islami, Bangladesh, Mir Quasem Ali, for the alleged crimes committed before December 1971, through a flawed judicial process.” “Ever since the beginning of the trials, several international organizations, human rights groups, and international legal figures have raised objections to the court proceedings, especially regarding fairness and transparency, as well as harassment of lawyers and witnesses representing the accused.” “Recriminations for political gains are counterproductive.

“PM to visit Chitral next week”

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Chitral next week to review the progress on work on Lowari Tunnel project, to be completed next year. Lowari Tunnel will be all weather road link between Chitral valley and the rest of the country and would provide an opportunity to explore the hydro power potentials in Chitral valley. The tunnel while resulting in reduction of poverty and provision of better access to markets to the people of the area will also be instrumental in the development of tourism industry of the country. The tunnel will provide access to a large potential area of mineral resources, forest product industries, fruits & agriculture, livestock and other mineral based industries.

“US and China sealed Paris Climate Change agreement”

The US and China have ratified the Paris global climate agreement. Both countries together are responsible for forty per cent of the world's carbon emissions. China announced the move as G20 nations gathered for a summit in the city of Hangzhou. The US followed suit after President Barack Obama arrived in China to attend the summit Senior Obama adviser Brian Deese said the joint declaration should push other countries to formally join the agreement.



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