DATE: 07-07-2017                             


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


Three terrorists have been killed in a search operation in Turbat.


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


Four Arab states have warned of new measures against Qatar.





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.                                      



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.



Investigation report into Ahmadpur Sharqia oil tanker tragedy has been released by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority, holding the private oil company responsible for the incident which claimed over two hundred lives.


The report noted that the fitness certificate of the oil tanker was fake and the vehicle was not technically suitable to transport heavy quantity of fuel.


The regulatory authority has directed the private oil company to pay compensation of one million rupees each to the heirs of those killed and five hundred thousand rupees for those injured in the incident.


The authority has also directed the private company to ensure implementation of the decisions. Otherwise, strict action will be taken against it.                             



Three terrorists were killed during a search operation carried out by Frontier Corps Balochistan in Balangur area of Turbat on Friday.


Arms and ammunitions were also recovered from them.



The AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that PML-N government would honour its commitment to construct Leepa Tunnel to end the sufferings of local population.   


Talking to a public delegation of Leepa Valley in Muzaffarabad, he said the government is fully aware about the problems being faced by the people of the Valley due to the unprovoked shelling of Indian forces at Line of Control.


He said state government is utilizing all available resources to provide basic necessities of life to the people residing adjacent to Line of Control at their door step.



In Occupied Kashmir, strict curfew and other restrictions have been imposed in all parts to prevent protest rallies on Saturday 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.



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.                             



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


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.


President of the U.N. conference Elayne Whyte Gomez has described the treaty as a historic achievement.


Led by Austria, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand, 141 countries have taken part in three weeks of negotiations on the treaty that provides for a total ban on developing, stockpiling or threatening to use nuclear weapons.      



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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