HLs 1200 hrs

  • President has called for adoption of latest technology in the medical education and profession.
  • National Assembly has been informed that about 392 acres of land has been acquired for Dasu Hydropower Project.
  • In Occupied Kashmir, Democratic Freedom Party Chairman says re-polling at 38 polling stations is aimed at increasing voting percentage through rigging.
  • The United Sates says Washington's relationship with Moscow are at an all-time low.


President Mamnoon Hussain has called for adoption of latest technology in the medical education and profession.

He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Surgeon General International Conference in Rawalpindi today.

The President said doctors and others associated with medical profession can rightly be concerned about their career but they must also ensure that these concerns do not conflict with basic human values.

Mamnoon Hussain expressed the confidence that the conference would be able to formulate recommendations for a new social contract between doctors and patients.


The National Assembly was informed today that the government has acquired about 392 acres of land for Dasu Hydropower Project and 695 million rupees have been paid to the land owners.

Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali told the House during question hour that further land acquisition and payment to the owners will be made very soon.

He expressed the hope that the work on the project will begin in the next two to three months.

To a question, he said subsidy is being provided to mosques on electricity charges.

Replying to a question, Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services, Dr Darshan told the House that steps have been taken to ensure availability of high standard stents for cardiac patients in order to save them from spurious and sub-standard stents.


The Pakistan Post has launched the facility of Online shopping across the country.

A spokesman of Pakistan Post told our Peshawar correspondent that initially, the cash on delivery service is available in two hundred and twenty six cities and towns throughout the country.

The cash on delivery service is linked with Urgent Mail Service (UMS) for public convenience and satisfaction.


Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai says China Pakistan Economic Corridor project carries equally great significance for both the nations.

He was addressing a one day seminar in Quetta today, which was jointly organized by Balochistan University and Pakistan Marine Academy.

Muhammad Khan Achakzai said the government has taken concrete measures for restoration of law and order in Balochistan. He said a peaceful environment will put the province on path to swift progress and prosperity.


Malala Yousafzai has stressed the need to further speed up efforts to promote girls' education in Pakistan.

She was addressing a reception hosted for her by the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada in Ottawa.

She said Pakistan is making steady progress in
education and women emancipation but we need to put together all our efforts to deal with the forces which are against girls' education.

In his welcome address, the Pakistan High Commissioner said that Malala Yousafzai's courage and fearless attitude has no parallel in the recent history.

A large number of federal ministers, parliamentary secretaries, members of canadian parliament, members of diplomatic corps, government officials, media persons, think tank officials and notable members of the community attended the reception.


Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that re-polling at 38 polling stations in Badgam district in Occupied Kashmir is aimed at increasing voting percentage through rigging.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah, who continues to be under house detention, in a statement issued in Srinagar said people will not forget the eight youth martyred by Indian troops on Sunday.

He said the Kashmiris have sent a clear message to the world that they want nothing less than freedom from Indian occupation.


In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged the United Nations to resolve the core issue of Kashmir through peaceful means.

In a statement, he said rising tension between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir dispute is taking a dangerous turn with every passing day.


The US President Donald Trump has said that Washington's relationship with Moscow may be at an all-time low now.

Trump made these remark at a joint press conference with visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House .

The Russian government has condemned the missile strikes by the United States on a Syrian airbase and has termed it an aggression against a sovereign state.


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