NOVEMBER 5, 2017


Interior Minister says government will transfer power only through vote after completing its five year tenure.

A ten-member Polish Parliamentary delegation arrived in Pakistan on Sunday to promote bilateral cooperation.

Kashmiris will observe Jammu Martyrs' Day, on Monday.

The United Nations has warned of life-threatening malnutrition among Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh.

In the ICC Women's Championship, Pakistan beat New Zealand by five wickets in the third one day international at Sharjah on Sunday

The 9th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Open Golf Championship began in Islamabad on Sunday.



Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal says government will transfer the power only through vote after completing its five year tenure.

Talking to newsmen in Narowal on Sunday, he said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is afraid of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's success in the next senate elections due to be held in March next year.

Ahsan Iqbal said the government has made considerable progress in the fields of energy, education, health and in the fight against terrorism.


Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that opposition to public welfare projects is in fact opposition to the development of the country.

Addressing a function in Sheikhupura on Sunday, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will loose general election 2018 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to its poor performance.

He said PML-N will win elections of 2018 on the basis of its performance.

The Minister said some political elements are raising the slogans of accountability just for political gains.

Rana Tanveer Hussain said that the polices of those who only raised hollow slogans of change have been exposed to the nation.

He said that PTI has followed the infrastructural development agenda of PML-N by launching Metro Bus Project in Peshawar.


Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Birjees Tahir has said that work on International Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib will be started soon.

Presiding over a meeting of Committee constituted in this connection in Lahore, he said the government has clear vision about the promotion of higher education in the country.

The Minister said sustainable development and prosperity is directly linked with development of education sector.


A ten member parliamentary delegation of Poland headed by Marshal of Senate of Poland has arrived in Islamabad.

The visit aims at strengthening parliamentary relations and promoting bilateral cooperation.

On its arrival at the airport the delegation was welcomed by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Senator Giyan Chand and other officials of Senate.

The delegation, which is visiting Pakistan on special invitation of Chairman Senate, will hold meetings with President, Prime Minister, Chairman Senate and Speaker National Assembly.


Federal government has allocated over 19 billion rupees in the current Public Sector Development Program for Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project.

Our Muzaffarabad correspondent reports that 95 per cent work on the project with a capacity of six hundred sixty-nine megawatt electricity has been completed.

Out of four, one unit of the project will start functioning by February next year followed by other units in April and May.


National Assembly and the Senate will resume their sessions on Monday afternoon.

Session of the National Assembly will be held at 04:00 p.m while upper House will meet at 03:30 p.m.

Both the Houses will discuss important national issues besides legislation.


Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that continuity of economic policies is a prerequisite for Pakistan to become a major economic power in the region.

Talking to a delegation of PML-N in Lahore on Sunday, he said PML-N has always done politics of principles and its political approach is based on progress of the country and prosperity of its people.

He said that international institutions have openly acknowledged speedy progress and sustainable development in Pakistan.


Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that forests are swiftly decreasing due to drought and there is a dire need to do forestation on maximum area of land.

He was talking to his Advisor on Forests and Wildlife Obaidullah Babat who called on him in Quetta.

During meeting, they discussed matters pertaining to protection and preservation of forests and wildlife in the province.

Nawab Zehri said that existence of forests and wildlife is necessary for the sake of existence of humanity.


Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe Jammu Martyrs’ Day, on Monday, with a renewed pledge to continue the liberation struggle till achievement of their inalienable right to self-determination.

Hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris were killed by the forces of Maharaja Hari Singh, Indian army and Hindu extremists in different parts of Jammu region as they were migrating to Pakistan during the first week of November in 1947.

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation in Uri area of Baramulla district, on Sunday.

A policeman, who was injured in an attack on a police party at Rajpora area in Pulwama district, yesterday, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.

Addressing a meeting of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani said India is not sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute.

He expressed concern over the unabated state-sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings in occupied Kashmir.


The United Nations has warned that life-threatening malnutrition is spreading fast among Rohingya refugee children, living in camps in Bangladesh.

In a statement, the United Nations Children's Fund's representative in Bangladesh, Edouard Beigbeder said the Rohingya children with severe malnutrition are now at risk of dying from an entirely preventable and treatable causes.


US President Donald Trump, who is presently on a twelve-day visit to Asia, arrived in Japan on Sunday.

He is looking to form a united front with Japan against North Korea amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests.

Soon after his arrival at Yokota air base near Tokyo, the US President told hundreds of US and Japanese troops that his country and its allies are prepared to defend freedom and no dictator or regime should underestimate their resolve.


In Yemen, five soldiers were killed in two suicide bomb attacks on government buildings in Aden on Sunday.

A government official said, first a suicide bomber blew up an explosive-ladden car outside the security headquarters in Khor Maksar district.


In Vietnam, twenty seven people were killed when a powerful typhoon Damrey hit the country's south-central coast, on Sunday.

Twenty two more people, including seventeen crew members of cargo ships which sunk off the coast of the central province of Binh Dinh, are missing.


World Tsunami Awareness Day is being observed on Sunday.

The objective of this day is to raise tsunami awareness and share innovative approaches to risk reduction.


In the third One Day International of the ICC Women's Championship, Pakistan beat New Zealand by five wickets in Sharjah on Sunday.

Bating first, New Zealand set a victory target of 156 for all out in 43.4 overs.

In reply, Pakistan achieved the target in 48.5 overs for the loss of five wickets.

Pakistan's Sana Mir took four wickets and was declared player of the match.


The 9th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Open Golf Championship began in Islamabad on Sunday.

During the four day event, competitions in the categories of professionals, senior professionals, amateur, ladies and junior category will be held.



Mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty four hours.

Dense foggy/smoggy conditions are expected over plain areas of Punjab and foggy over central and lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh.


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