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DATED: 6th October, 2017

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HEADLINES

Interior Minister says foreign funded elements are targeting soft targets in the country to create panic among people.

Modern drug testing labs will be set up in Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur, soon.

Demonstrations will be held in Occupied Kashmir after Juma prayers, on Friday, against brutalities of Indian forces.

In India, five military personnel were killed when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh, this morning.

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NA-INTERIOR

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that a compensation package will be announced for the heirs of those killed in on Thursday's terror attack at Jhal Magsi in Balochistan.

   

Speaking in the National Assembly on Friday, he strongly denounced the terror attack.

 

The Interior Minister said foreign funded elements are targeting soft targets in the country to create an environment of fear and panic amongst people.

 

He said Pakistan is committed to fighting against terrorism and Jhal Magsi like cowardly incidents cannot shake our resolve.

 

Ahsan Iqbal urged religious scholars to come forward to address the issue of hate speech and promotion of sectarian harmony.

 

 

Earlier, the House offered Fateha for those killed in on Thursday's terror attack at Jhal Magsi.

 

SHAHBAZ-LABS

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says modern drug testing labs will be set up soon in Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur.

 

He was chairing a high level meeting in Lahore on Friday, regarding the ongoing program of Drug Testing Labs system in the province.

 

The Chief Minister said a state of the art Drug Testing Lab is already working in Lahore.

 

He said Quality Management System has been setup for checking drug samples and to eliminate fake and non-standard medicines. He said master trainers and staff for the drug testing are getting training from the UK.

 

 

ROAD

The Federal government is constructing thirty-two-kilometer-long northern bypass in Peshawar at a cost of twenty-one billion rupees.

 

According to sources of the National Highway Authority, the project will be completed by the end of this year.

 

The four lane dual carriageway will link Jamrud area of Khyber Agency with Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway near Peshawar Interchange. 

 

The sources said the bypass will help boost trade and business activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.                                                   

 

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik from his residence in Srinagar, today.

 

A spokesman of JKLF in a statement in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik was arrested to prevent him from leading protests against unabated braid-chopping incidents in occupied Kashmir.

 

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for demonstrations after Juma prayers, today, against the braid-cutting incidents and brutalities of Indian forces in the occupied territory.

 

INDIA

In India, five military personnel were killed and one critically wounded when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh this morning.

 

The Mi-17 V5 chopper was on an "air maintenance mission" when it crashed.


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