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Power generation projects are being completed at a fast track to overcome power shortage in the country till 2018

 PM  inaugurates  760 megawatt first unit of Haveli Bahadur Shah near Jhang. PM says his government is successfully heading towards permanently eliminating load shedding from the country.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says government has introduced a new tradition in the county  by completing power projects in record time.  The Prime Minister said power generation capacity is being increased at fast track and these projects will help industrial growth, agriculture development, enhancement of trade in the country.He said completion of this power project in 21 months is unbelievable and power projects are now being inaugurated every month. He said the government believes in provision of affordable and sufficient electricity. He said our foes are disturbed over unbelievable development the country is making.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Haveli Bahadur Shah, Bhikki and Balloki power plants will add 3600 MW power to the national grid. He said gap in power supply and demand in June 2013 was 67 percent, which has now been reduced to 19 percent.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said 168 billion rupees have been saved in Haveli Bahadur Shah, Bhikki and Balloki power plants due to transparency.

Topic: - PM chairs National Security Committee meeting -National Security Committee reaffirms nation's resolve to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The forum says no other country in the world has done as much for global safety and security as Pakistan at a huge cost of both men and material.Pakistan acts as a frontline state in global counter terrorism efforts with unparalleled sacrifices and successes.The sacrifices of security forces, law enforcement agencies and the national resolve in fighting the scourge of terrorism are acknowledged and appreciated.Pakistan will continue to work for peace and progress in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Services Chiefs and other high officials attended the meeting.

Topic : JIT should have first recorded the statement of Qatari Prince Shaikh Hamad bin Jassim before reaching to any conclusion:  Marriyum Aurangzeb 

In a statement , Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting said if Pervez Musharraf's views can be recorded at his residence then what is the problem in going to Qatar to record the statement of Shaikh Hamad bin Jassim. The Minister of State said that allegations leveled in the Panama case will become irrelevant and worthless if Jasim's statement is recorded. She said Jasim he is ready to welcome JIT members in Qatar to verify contents of his letter, he had presented before the Supreme Court, regarding his business matters with the Sharif family.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq has said PML-N has always respected courts and will do so in future as well.   

Talking to media in Islamabad, he said that Prime Minister himself proposed to form a judicial commission to probe the allegations leveled in the Panama Papers.The Minister said Pakistan is not a banana republic and no one is above the law. He said JIT has no powers to eavesdropping on the Prime Minister House.     

Topic: Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan meeting with Interior Minister.Interior Minister Vows that no one will be allowed to misuse social media for hurting religious sentiments and undertaking unlawful activities.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the government firmly believes in freedom of expression but we cannot allow anyone to misuse social media for hurting religious sentiments or undertaking unlawful activities.This he stated while talking to the Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan who called on him in Islamabad.During the meeting, they discussed various steps and actions being  taken to remove blasphemous content that is illegal in Pakistan. Facebook Vice President reiterated  to keep the platform safe and promote values that are in congruence with its Community Standards.

Topic : Finance Minister lauds  the role of United Nations for its cooperation in development programs in Pakistan.

He was talking to the United Nations Executive Secretary for Asia and Pacific Dr Shamshad Akhtar, who called on him in Islamabad . During the meeting, Dr Shamshad Akhtar apprised the Finance Minister of the progress on the ongoing UN development projects in the country.The Minister told the Executive Secretary that foreign investors and companies are taking keen interest in investing in Pakistan because of the economic stability in the country.He reiterated government's resolve to achieve economic stability.

Topic : In occupied Kashmir, puppet authorities imposed curfew and strict restrictions to stop the people from staging rallies to mark first martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani.

In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have impounded thousands of motorbikes besides imposing strict curfew and other restrictions in all parts of the territory to prevent protest rallies on the eve of the first death anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani. The authorities have deployed over 20,000 additional personnel of paramilitary forces in the Valley.The joint resistance leadership has announced a week-long protest programme to mark the occasion.

Meanwhile, the first martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Muzzafar Wani will also be observed in Azad Kashmir tomorrow with the renewed pledge to continue his mission till the success of Kashmir liberation struggle.The day will dawn with special prayers for the early liberation of Jammu and Kashmir from illegal Indian occupation.

Topic : Death anniversary of Abdul Sattar Edhi renowned social worker , greatest living humanitarian and legendary figure will be observed on Saturday

Abdul Sattar Edhi  (28 February 1928 – 8 July 2016) was  Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation, which runs world's largest volunteer ambulance network, along with homeless shelters, rehab centres,and orphanages across Pakistan. Born in Bantva, Gujarat, British India in 1928, Edhi moved to Karachi where he established a free dispensary for Karachi's low-income residents. Edhi's charitable activities expanded in 1957 when an Asian flu epidemic swept through Karachi. Donations allowed him to buy his first ambulance the same year.. Over his lifetime, the Edhi Foundation expanded backed entirely with private donations including establishing a network of 1,800 minivan ambulances. By the time of his death, Edhi was registered as a parent or guardian of nearly 20,000 children.

Topic : In Afghanistan, eleven people have been killed in clashes between government forces and insurgents in Faryab province.

In Afghanistan, eleven people have been killed in clashes between government forces and insurgents in northern Faryab province. According to Afghan officials, the clash started in Qaisar district after a group of insurgents attacked security checkposts in the area. The security forces killed seven attackers in retaliatory fire.

Topic : UNESCO declared Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank an endangered world heritage site.

 UNESCO has declared the Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank an endangered world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel.Meeting in Kralow city of Polish city of Krakow today the UN's cultural arm voted twelve to three votes to give heritage status to the Old City area which is home to more than two hundred thousand Palestinians and a few hundred Israeli settlers.  The Palestinian foreign ministry has called the UNESCO decision despite US and Israeli opposition a success for Palestinian diplomacy

Topic : G20 summit began in German city of Hamburg-Twenty heads of state are to discuss climate change, migration, terrorism and other major issues during the two-day meeting.

Protesters rallying around various anti-capitalist themes torched cars and blocked roads on the second day today as authorities called in reinforcements to try to control running street battles.At least one hundred fifty-nine Police personnel have been injured since clashes began yesterday and more than 45 people arrested.

Host : Shahid Amin 

Co-Host : Hamid Habib & Chishti 


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