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HEADLINES

14-12-2016

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Prime Minister is in Turbat to inaugurate N-85 Surab- Hoshab Road. 

Federal Government has chalked out five years plan for development of  four Agencies in FATA.

Rehman Bhola main accused in Baldia Town factory fire has been remanded to police till Monday.

International Federation of Journalists has strongly condemned restrictions on media in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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PM

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Turbat to inaugurate N-85 Surab-Hoshab road.

The four hundred and forty eight kilometer road has been completed at a cost of approximately twenty two billion rupees by Frontier Works Organization.  It comprises of sixteen bridges and 1502 culverts.

The project links Gwadar Port with National Highway network (N-25) near Surab, Quetta and other parts of the country

It will provide shortest link to Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries  with Gwadar Port.

With the completion of this project, the vital North-South road connectivity has also been completed. The project is an important part of the Western Corridor of CPEC.

 

COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is in Karachi offered fateha at the mauseleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He also laid floral wreath at the tomb of the founder of the country.

 

USAID

USAID is to provide eighty one million dollars for Kurram Tangi Dam.

An agreement to this effect was signed in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif was also present on the occasion.

The amount will be used for the completion of the first phase of the project which will help irrigate sixteen thousand acres of land and help produce eighteen megawatt of electricity.

 

PAK-RUSSIA

The first Pakistan-Russia Consultations on Regional Issues were held in Islamabad.

They discussed whole range of regional issues as well as key areas of mutual interest. These included economic cooperation and connectivity.

The two sides also exchanged views on important global and regional developments.

It was decided that the next round of Consultations will be convened in Moscow next year.

 

CM-MEETING

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that fifty four thousand children have been removed from brick kilns and enrolled in the schools.

He said this in a meeting with the Head of Department for International Development to Pakistan Joanna Reid in Lahore on Wednesday.

Chief Minister has said that government has taken effective measures for the implementation of education program and quality health care.

He said that Punjab government is providing free uniforms, books and monthly stipend to the brick kilns children for the provision of education.

Speaking on the occasion the Head of DFID to Pakistan said that DFID is collaborating with Punjab government in the sectors of Education, Health, solid waste management and clean drinking water.

 

PLAN

The Federal Government has chalked out a five years plan for the development of Khyber, Orakzai, North and South Waziristan Agencies.

Sources of FATA Secretariat told our Peshawar correspondent that the programme will be launched next month with the financial assistance of European Union and Germany.

The EU and Germany have agreed to provide thirty four million Euro for this purpose.

 

REHMAN BHOLLA

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Wednesday handed over Rehman Bholla, main accused in the Baldia factory tragedy case to the police on physical remand till Monday.  

Rehman bholla was recently arrested by Interpol police in Bangkok and brought back to Karachi yesterday by a team of FIA.

A garment factory at Baldia town in Karachi was set ablaze in 2012 after owners had denied to pay extortion. Around 260 people had  died in the tragedy.

 

SUSPECTS

In Peshawar, twenty-eight suspects were arrested in different areas of the city this morning.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.

 

KASHMIR

The International Federation of Journalists has strongly condemned the attacks and restrictions on media reporting in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

 

This was said in a resolution adopted at a meeting of the International Federation of Journalists held in Kathmandu, Nepal.  IFJ has also expressed solidarity with the journalists in the conflict-ridden territory.

 

SYRIA

In Syria, civilians and rebel fighters were to start evacuating from Aleppo city "within hours" under an agreement that would end the five year war against government.

Rebel officials, Russia and Turkey have confirmed the agreement which, if implemented, would mark a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

The first stage will be the evacuation of civilians and wounded and afterwards fighters will leave with their light weapons."

 

 


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