DATE: 13-11-2017                     


Around one hundred and seventy people have been killed in a powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Iran-Iraq border areas.


The Council of Common Interests meets in Islamabad on Monday to discuss delimitation of constituencies.


In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, free health facilities are being provided to more than eleven point five million people under Sehat Sahulat Card Programme.


APHC has rejected the so-called autonomy by India as a substitute to self-determination for the Kashmiri people.





Around 210 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region on Sunday night.


According to state media of two countries, rescuers are searching for dozens trapped under rubble.


Spokesman for Iran’s National Disaster Management Organization Behnam Saeedi said on state television that at least 207 people were killed and more than one thousand and seven hundred were injured.


Officials have expressed the fear that the casualty toll will rise when search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.


The earthquake shook several provinces of Iran but the hardest hit province was Kermanshah, which announced three days mourning.


In Iraq, officials said the quake has killed six people in Sulaimaniyah province and injured around 150.



A meeting of council of common interests is being held in Islamabad on Monday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.


The meeting will discuss the issue of delimitation of constituencies.



A three-member bench of the Supreme Court constituted to hear the Hudaibiya paper mills case stands disbanded after Justice Asif Saeed Khosa expressed his inability to hear the case.


As the hearing commenced on Monday, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that he has already spoken his mind in Panama papers case and it will be inappropriate for him to adjudicate the case.


The matter has now been referred back to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to constitute a new bench.                    



The 15th edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow continues for the second day on Monday.


Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain is also on four day visit to Dubai to attend the airshow.


Minister also visited Pakistan pavilion.


The five-day event will be the biggest in terms of the number of exhibitors, visitors and aircraft displays.


Several aircrafts are taking part in the show displaying their aerobatic skills and formation flying techniques.


Pakistan JF-17 thunder are also displaying skills in the show.                                 



Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML-N government believes in service of the masses and several programmes have been launched to provide standard health facilities in the province.


He was talking to elected representatives from different districts in Lahore.


The Chief Minister said CT scan machines are being provided in all hospitals to facilitate the poor patients.                  



In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, free health facilities are being provided to more than eleven point five million people under Sehat Sahulat Card Programme.


An official of Provincial Health Department told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that after the launch of the third phase this month, the number of beneficiaries will reach to twenty million.


Under the programme, each beneficiary will get treatment facilities up to five hundred and forty thousand rupees annually in over one hundred hospitals of the province.                 



In Occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani says Kashmiri people are offering sacrifices to achieve their right to self-determination and not for so-called autonomy.


In a statement, he criticized former puppet chief minister, Farooq Abdullah, and power-hungry politicians who have always played deceptive role and undermined the freedom struggle.


Meanwhile, clashes erupted between protesters and Indian troops during cordon and siege operations in Pulwama and Islamabad districts.


The troops cordoned off Rangmullah area of Pulwama and launched search operations.



In Afghanistan, eight policemen were killed in an attack carried out by Taliban at a police check point near Farah province on Monday.



Saudi Arabia-led coalition has announced to reopen all air and seaports in Yemen during the next twenty-four hours for humanitarian operations in the country.


In a statement, Saudi Arabia's mission to United Nations says it involves reopening all ports including Aden, Mocha and Mukalla controlled by Yemen's internationally recognized government.

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