DATE: 07-05-2017                               


Speaker National Assembly says the government will complete its tenure and general elections will be held according to schedule.


Inspector General FC Balochistan says no one will be allowed to enter into the Pakistani territory from across the border.


Chief of Army Staff says Karachi operation will continue till complete restoration of peace and stability.


In South Waziristan agency, fourth phase of survey of damaged houses will begin on Monday.


Fifty-five new locomotives will be added to Pakistan Railways this year to enhance its freight sector.


In France, polling is underway in the second and final round of Presidential elections.





Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the government will complete its tenure and next general elections will be held according the schedule.


Talking to media in Lahore on Sunday, he said the government's term will complete on first June next year and elections will be held after ninety days of the caretaker government.


To a question, he said Peace in the region is linked with the peace in Afghanistan.


The Speaker said the issue of fencing Pak-Afghan border was raised with the Afghan leadership but no positive response was received from the other side.


Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said the fencing is in the best interest of both the countries to stop illegal cross border movement.



Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Nadeem Ahmed has said that no one will be allowed to enter into the Pakistani territory from across the border.


Briefing media about the attack of Afghan forces against the census staff in Chaman on Sunday, he said that the Afghan forces not only entered the Pakistani areas but also intruded houses and took positions there.


He said the Afghan forces targeted civilian population of Pakistan.


Major General Nadeem Ahmed said in there retaliatory firing the Pakistani forces destroyed five posts of the Afghan border forces and killed more than fifty of their personal.



Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz visited Chaman on Sunday to review the post attack situation in the area.


Talking to the newsmen, he said Afghan forces committed a shameful act by targeting innocent civilians in their mortar attack.


Earlier, General Aamir visited Civil Hospital Chaman and inquired about the health of the people injured in the Friday’s tragic incident.       



Meanwhile, Normal life has been restored in Chaman Town on Pak-Afghan border after the situation arising out of attack on census staff from across the border.


Deputy Commissioner Qilla Abdullah told our correspondent on Sunday that census process has been suspended in the area.


Bab-e-Dosti on Pak-Afghan border is closed since Friday and dialogue with Afghan authorities in this connection remained inconclusive.


Replying to a question, The Deputy Commissioner said Levies, FC and Police personnel are constantly patrolling the area.   



Sahiwal Coal Power Plant, being completed at a cost of one hundred ninety two billion rupees will generate thirteen hundred twenty mega watts electricity.


Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said this while talking to newsmen during the visit of Sahiwal Coal Power Plant in Sahiwal on Sunday.


The Chief Minister said it is the first energy project to be completed speedily under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor will help minimize load shedding in country.


Shahbaz Sharif said international standards have been met in the plant regarding environmental protection.


He appreciated the work of Chinese engineers and workers in this regard.



Fifty-five new locomotives will be added to Pakistan Railways in September this year to enhance its freight sector. 


This was stated by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique during a meeting with officials of Pakistan Railway in Lahore.


He said the new locomotives, being received from the United States will be used for oil and coal supply.


Saad Rafique said presently ninety-five locomotives are used for freight purpose and the number will be increased to one hundred and thirty-five this year.


The Minister said the earnings of freight sector of Pakistan Railways augmented during the last three years.


He directed the officials to facilitate small businessmen of Faisalabad and Multan by running goods train between the two cities.



Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated that efforts will continue to restore of complete normalcy in Karachi and Sindh Province.


Speaking during his visit to Karachi Corps Headquarters on Sunday, he said peace in Karachi is vital for stability in Pakistan.


He appreciated efforts of intelligence agencies and security forces in winning back dissident and sub-nationalist elements into national mainstream through positive engagement.


The Army Chief was briefed on security situation in Karachi, progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and support to Census in Sindh Province. 


He appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Rangers Sindh for their contributions towards successful execution of these assignments.



Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the firing incident in Karachi in which three people were killed on Sunday. The Chief Minister sought report from the Inspector General Sindh police in this connection.


In a statement in Karachi on Sunday, Murad Ali Shah said enemies of the peace want to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere of the city.



In South Waziristan agency, the fourth phase of survey of damaged houses will begin on Monday.


Sources in Political Administration South Waziristan Agency told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that the survey will be conducted in sixty-five villages of Ladha, Makeen, Sarwakai and Sra Rogha Tehsils of the agency.


After completion of the survey, the owners of completely damaged houses will get four hundred thousand rupees compensation and the owner of partially damaged houses one hundred and sixty thousand rupees each.


These houses were damaged due to operation against militancy in the area.



Minister for Foreign Affairs of Oman, Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah arrives in Pakistan on Sunday on two-day visit.


During his visit, he will call on  Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and meet Minister for Ports and Shipping, during his stay in Islamabad.


Foreign Office spokesperson says Pakistan and Oman enjoy traditionally close and friendly relations. Both the countries are also closest maritime neighbors and have considerable potential to further increase bilateral trade and economic activities through enhancement of regional connectivity.  



In Occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral of the youth, Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar in Qaimoh area of Kulgam district on Sunday. The youth was martyred by Indian troops on Srinagar-Jammu Highway, on Saturday night.


People on the occasion raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.


Five people, including three civilians and a policeman, were killed in an attack on a police party at Mirbazar area of Islamabad district in the occupied valley, on Saturday.            



In France, polling is underway in the second and final round of Presidential election. Over sixty-six thousand polling stations have been established for the purpose across the country.


The Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader, Marine Le Pen are in the run for the office.


A first estimate of the results will be published at around 1800 GMT on Sunday.



In Bangladesh, two militants were killed in a raid by security agencies on their hideout in Jhenaidah district on Sunday.


Two police officers were also injured during the raid. 


A senior police officer said the militants were members of a new faction of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh, which is blamed for a wave of deadly attacks against minorities and foreigners.



The opening ceremony of Jashn-e –Baharan polo tournament is underway in Gilgit.


Three matches will be played on the opening day on Sunday.



Radio Pakistan will broadcast in its national hook-up at 1530 hours on Sunday a Special Feature Programme in connection with the Death Anniversary of Classical Singer "ZAHIDA PERVEEN".

Third-party Ads