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HEADLINES

12-August-2017

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's convoy has arrived in Muridke en route to Lahore.  

Prime Minister says federal government will extend all out support to Sindh for development.

Special Azadi train has begun its countrywide journey from Islamabad as part of 70th Independence anniversary celebrations.

Preparations are in full swing to celebrate country's 70th Independence Anniversary in a befitting manner.

Complete shutdown is being observed in occupied Kashmir today to protest against Indian plans to convert Muslim majority into minority.

The United Nations has expressed deep concern over deteriorating human rights conditions in Gaza.

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CONVOY

The convoy of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Muridke en route to Lahore.

Several party leaders, including Mushahidullah Khan, Marvi Memon, and Talal Chaudhry are accompanying the former Prime Minister.

Several reception camps have been set up alongside G.T. Road to warmly welcome Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The former Prime Minister is expected to address a public gathering in Muridke.

ABBASI

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says the federal government will extend its allout support for development in Sindh province.

He was talking to Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair in Karachi today.

The governor briefed the prime minister on the initiatives taken for the development and the confidence of business community.       

PM MAZAR

Earlier, the Prime Minister paid a visit to the mausoleum of Quaid-a-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

He laid floral wreath at the mausoleum and offered Fateha to pay homage and respect to father of the nation. He also recorded his impressions in the visitor's book.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair a meeting on law and order situation in Karachi and meet the business community.

PM-DELEGATION

A delegation of MQM Pakistan led by Farooq Sattar called on the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Karachi today.

The current situation in Karachi was discussed in the meeting.

It was agreed in the meeting that all the political parties should combine their efforts to further improve security and business atmosphere in Karachi.  

The Prime Minister said all the political parties should join hands to ensure peace and security in the city.

SHAHBAZ

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says the goal of a self-reliant, prosperous and economically sound Pakistan will be achieved despite all hurdles being put by opponents.

In a statement in Lahore today, he said we will continue our journey started under the leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The Chief Minister said those who have put hurdles in the way of country's bright future have been rejected by people in elections.

AZADI TRAIN

Special Azadi train has begun its countrywide journey from Islamabad as part of 70th Independence anniversary celebrations.    

Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb inaugurated the special train at Margalla Railway Station in Islamabad today.

In her address on the occasion, she said the train portraying the historical and cultural ethos of the country is a reflection of dreams and aspirations of the people of Pakistan.

The Minister said stable and peaceful Pakistan we live in today, is a translation of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah`s vision.

INDEPENDENCE

Preparations are in full swing across the country to celebrate the 70th independence anniversary in a befitting manner.

CONCERT

Pakistan will mark its Independence Day at the United Nations with a concert in the General Assembly hall on August 14.                 

Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert will feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music.

The concert titled 'Music Beyond Borders', is aimed at spreading the message of international peace and harmony at the world stage.

The concert is expected to be attended by diplomats, UN officials, representatives of civil society, media and members of the Pakistani diaspora. The event has already generated much interest and enthusiasm.

Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, said the concert is an effort to project Pakistan's soft image and present the country's rich culture.

She said public diplomacy is the most effective way to win hearts and minds, and this aims to do just that. 

DELEGATION

China's Vice Prime Minister Wang Yang will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday on a two-day visit.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson, the Vice Premier is undertaking the visit to Pakistan on the directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Anniversary Celebrations of Pakistan.

CYCLE

A cycle race was held in Karachi today as part of Independence anniversary celebrations.  

Owais Ali won the race, which was participated by fifty cyclists. Sindh Rangers had organized the event.

The route of the race was decorated with national flags and a number of people had turned up to appreciate the cyclists.

Meanwhile, a rally was also held by students of private schools in the city in connection with the celebrations.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Radio Pakistan will broadcast in its National Hookup at 1530 hours, a special documentary programme titled ______________________________ under the documentary series _____________ in connection with the "70-years of Independence Celebrations of Pakistan".

 

ELECTRICITY

The federal government is spending over one billion rupees on improvement of power supply system in tribal areas.

Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that old transmission lines and transformers in all seven tribal agencies are being replaced.

The sources said production of Marble City Mohmand will increase with installation of new transmission lines and transformers.

SHUTDOWN

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, against Indian plans to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution to convert Muslim majority of the territory into minority.

Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by traders.

All shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed while traffic is off the road.

The puppet authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength across the Kashmir Valley to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstration.The authorities have also suspended train services in the Valley.

OIC-KASHMIR

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation  has reaffirmed its support to the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The OIC said this in response to a recent press release by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the resolution adopted on Jammu and Kashmir.

The OIC said that it has endeavored to engage with India to help in finding a peaceful resolution of the dispute.

It also urged the Indian government to permit a delegation of the OIC's Independence Permanent Human Rights Commission to visit occupied Kashmir to verify reported human rights violations in the occupied territory.

UN-GAZA

The United Nations human rights office has expressed deep concern over the steadily deteriorating human rights conditions in Gaza.

A spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told the media briefing in Geneva that this has a grave impact on the provision of essential health, water and sanitation services and well-being of vulnerable groups, particularly those needing urgent medical care.

The spokesperson said the lack of transparency in the use of resources, and the continuing suppression of freedom of speech and assembly by the authorities raise further concerns for the protection of fundamental rights of the population in the occupied Palestinian enclave.

TURKEY

Turkey says it will defend its southern borders against any threat.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said we will not tolerate any efforts to form an artificial state at our borders, particularly the borders we share with Syria and Iraq.

 

 


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