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HEADLINES

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Oil Refinery at a cost of three hundred million dollar will be constructed near Kohat with the support of a Chinese firm.

 

Pakistan becomes the world's second largest host of refugees.

 

Puppet authorities have imposed strict curfew in the occupied Kashmir to prevent protest rallies.

 

Four Arab states have warned of new measures against Qatar.

 

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REFINERY

A Chinese firm has agreed to construct Oil Refinery near Kohat.

 

Sources of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited told our Peshawar correspondent that a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the company.

 

The oil refinery spreading over two hundred acres land will be completed at a cost of three hundred million dollar in four years.

 

The refinery on completion will produce fifteen thousand barrel oil per day.

                                      

REFUGEES

Pakistan becomes world's second largest host of refugees.

 

According to latest report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Turkey is on the top in twenty countries by hosting  2.9 million refugees followed by Pakistan with 1.4 million and Lebanon one million.

 

Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees for last four decades and is now working for their voluntary return and rehabilitation in their homeland.

 

The report says there were 17.2 million refugees around the world in 2016 with an increase of 7 percent over 2015.

 

Over half of the total number of refugees originated from Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan.

 

BAJWA

Tariq Bajwa has been appointed the governor of State Bank of Pakistan.  

   

The approval to this effect has been given by President Mamnoon Hussain.

 

The seat had fallen vacant in April this year when Ashraf Mehmood Wathra completed his three-year term.

 

Tariq Bajwa had retired from the civil service last month as finance secretary.

 

BY-ELECTION

Polls for by-election in PS-114 Karachi will be held on Sunday.  

 

Total twenty-seven candidates are contesting the election.

 

There are total over one hundred ninety three thousand registered voters in this constituency. Whereas ninety two polling stations with three hundred sixty eight polling booths have established.

 

Meanwhile strict security measures have been taken to maintain law and order on the poling day.

 

HASHISH

The Khasadar Force recovered eighty-seven kilograms hashish from two cars in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency today.

 

Two smugglers were also arrested.

                     

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, strict curfew and other restrictions have been imposed in all parts to prevent protest rallies tomorrow on the first death anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

 

Restrictions have been imposed in Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian and Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and Safakadal areas of Srinagar district.

 

Indian authorities have deployed over twenty thousand additional personnel of paramilitary forces in the Valley.

 

Fearing bike rallies and massive protests, police have been seizing thousands of bikes and scooters in various parts of Kashmir.

 

QATAR

The four Arab states Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have warned of new measures against Qatar.

 

In a statement, they have described Doha's rejection of their demands as a threat to regional security.

 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to visit Kuwait  on Monday, which is mediating the Gulf crisis.

 

                         

 

UN-NUCLEAR

In the United Nations, one hundred and twenty nine countries will adopt the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons today.

 

The nuclear armed states United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers have boycotted negotiations and termed the ban as unrealistic.  

 

Nuclear power states argued the ban will have no impact on reducing the global stockpile of fifteen thousand nuclear weapons.

 

YEMEN

The United Nations Children’s Fund has warned that nearly ten million children in Yemen are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.

 

In a statement UNICEF said that most children in Yemen do not have access to basic medical care, adequate nutrition, fresh drinking water, suitable sanitation and education.

 

UN humanitarian coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick also warned of growing risk of famine in the country.


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