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SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

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China has appreciated Pakistan's contribution for the international cause of counterterrorism.

Three hundred and forty fresh cases of dengue fever have been reported in Peshawar.

In occupied Kashmir, puppet authorities have detained senior resistance leaders to prevent March to headquarters of India's National Investigation Agency in Delhi.

The United Nations has called for stepping up response to Myanmar's 270,000 Rohingya Muslims taking refuge in Bangladesh.                         

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PAK-CHINA

China has appreciated Pakistan's contribution for the international counter-terror cause.

The appreciation was expressed by Political Bureau Member of Communist Party of China Central Committee Meng Jianzhu during a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Zhongnanhai Ziguangge.

Meng Jianzhu said Pakistan and China should deepen anti-terror cooperation.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan is willing to keep close cooperation with China in combating terrorism.

 

EXERCISE

Pakistan Air Force has dispatched JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft to join Pak-China air forces joint ongoing training exercise 'Shaheen VI.' 

According to the spokesman for People's Liberation Army Air Force Shen Jinke, Chinese J-11 fighters, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces are taking part in the exercise.

The air forces of China and Pakistan began joint training exercises in China on Thursday, which will continue till 27th of this month.

The "Shaheen" joint training was launched by the Chinese and Pakistani air forces in March 2011.

 

COURT

The Supreme Court will take up review petitions filed against its decision in Panama Papers case, on Tuesday.

A three-member bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ejaz-ul Ahsan will hear the petitions filed by Nawaz Sharif and his family members.

The petitions filed on 15th of last month seek review of the apex court`s judgment in Panama Papers case on 28th of July this year.

 

HYDRO

Construction work on Sharmai hydro-power project in Upper Dir District is in progress.

Sources at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent Falak Niaz that the project will be completed in five years at a cost of forty-five billion rupees.

The project also includes construction of seven-kilometer-long tunnel to divert water of Panjkora River for power generation.

On completion, the project will generate one hundred and fifty megawatt electricity.

 

DENGUE

Three hundred and forty fresh cases of dengue fever have been reported in different localities of Peshawar.

According to the latest report of Dengue Response Unit Peshawar, one hundred and sixty eight of them have been admitted in hospitals for treatment while the remaining discharged after giving them initial treatment.

At present, there are four hundred and seventy two patients being treated in hospitals.

Eighteen people have lost their lives due to dengue fever in different parts of the province.                                                                       

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, puppet authorities have detained senior resistance leaders to prevent march to the headquarters of India’s National Investigation Agency in Delhi.

The joint resistance leaders comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had announced to court arrest at NIA headquarters in protest against its cruel policies regarding the people of Kashmir.

Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik around midnight,  on Friday , from his residence in Srinagar and shifted him to some unknown destination while Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were already under house detention.

The puppet authorities have imposed restrictions in the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Mahraj Gunj, Safa Kadal, Khanyar, Maisuma and Rainawari police stations in Srinagar to stop people from holding anti-India demonstrations.

Meanwhile, massive protests erupted after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Reban area of Sopore,on Saturday.

People from adjacent villages of Hadipora and Chetlora tried to march towards Reban. Indian police and troops used brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel.

 

UN-MYANMAR

The U.N. refugee agency says an estimated 270,000 Rohingya  Muslims of Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the numbers are so alarming-it really means that we have to step up our response to address the situation in Myanmar urgently.

Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley said United States will continue to urge Myanmar security forces to respect civilians as it conducts security operations.

 

JAPAN

Japanese F-15 fighter jets on Saturday conducted an air exercise with U.S. B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea.

Japan’s Air Self Defense Force said joint drill comes as South Korea braces for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test.

 

IRMA

Hurricane Irma after battering Cuba is taking aim at south Florida with 160 mph  winds as another hurricane follows close behind.

Besides, leaving more than 20 dead across the Caribbean,

Irma smashed homes, shops, roads and schools; knocked out power, water and telephone service and trapped thousands of tourists.


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