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HEADLINES

JUNE 08, 2016

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The government is ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity   to 94 percent area of the country during Sehr and Iftar times.

A meeting of Central Development Working Party with Planning Minister in the chair is underway in Islamabad.

In Karachi, life is normal despite a call given by MQM for the strike today. 

The US Congress has expressed concern over the growing violence against minorities in India.    

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SENATE CALLING ATTTENTION

The Government is ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity   to 94 percent area of the country during Sehr and Iftar times.

This was stated by Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali while responding to a calling attention notice moved by Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh in the Senate today.

 He said it is utmost effort of the government to fully facilitate the people n the Holy month of Ramazan.

He said that no forced load shedding is being carried out except in areas where percentage of losses is more than 60 percent.

 

AHSAN

A meeting of Central Development Working Party with Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal in the chair is underway in Islamabad.

The meeting is discussing working papers for various sectors including energy, water reservoirs, Communication, Governance and Information Technology.

Representatives of Federal and Provincial government are attending the meeting.

 

SARTAJ BRITAIN

British Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, called on Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad and discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries.

 The Adviser hoped that the current positive and constructive momentum generated after third Pak-UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue in April this year would continue to move forward through a sustained follow-up.

He said that the DFID's programme has been progressing well in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and underscored the need to expand it to Sindh and Balochistan as well. He said Pakistan would welcome British assistance in the reconstruction of areas affected by military operation against terrorists.

 

YOUSAF

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has urged all television channels to promote teachings of Quran during the holy month of Ramazan.

 Addressing a ceremony of 'Roze-e-Roshan Ramazan Special" in Islamabad, he said that the Mministry will write to Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority in this regard.

 

AMANAULLAH

Principal Law College Quetta University Barrister Amanaullah Achakzai was gunned down in Quetta this morning.

Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai and Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri strongly condemning the killing have expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the incident and also sought report in this regard.

Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana has also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the murder of the Principal.

       

KARACHI

In Karachi life is normal, all the business centres are opened, and public transport is plying on the roads as usual.

 Radio Pakistan's Karachi correspondent reported that all business centres in Sadder, Nazimabad, Liaqat a bad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and other areas of the city are opened.

Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar has warned that any attempt to distrub the normal life in Karachi will not be tolerated.

In a statement in Karachi, he assured to provide full protection to the people and asked them to continue their normal activities without any fear.

It may be noted that MQM has given a call to observe strike to protest against what it calls raid on its leader Dr. Farooq Sattar last night.

 

US-INDIA

The US Congress has expressed concern over the growing violence against minorities in India.

The Human Rights Commission of the US Congress expressed these views at a hearing that coincided with the start of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official visit to the United States.

 Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress held the hearing on incidents of discrimination, intimidation and harassment against Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Buddist communities in the so-called world's biggest democracy.

               

WB

The World Bank says global economy will grow at just 2.4 percent this year.

It said it is much slower than the 2.9 percent it predicted in January this year.

The Bank said advanced economies are rebounding more slowly than expected and low commodity prices continue to hurt other countries.                  

  

 


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