98 Kashmiris have been martyred and thousands injured by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir
Pakistan has demanded United Nations to play its significant role to stop gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces.Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Indian refusal to permit United Nations High Commission on Human Rights to send its fact-finding mission to Indian Occupied Kashmir proves that India is trying to hide facts regarding human rights violations in the valley.The spokesperson said that closing of Amnesty International offices, refusal of the fact-finding mission of UNHCHR and no reply to the proposal of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's fact-finding mission, simply proves that India is trying to blackout the facts in the occupied valley. Meanwhile, Indian government has deployed an entire brigade nearly four thousand additional troops to stop the people's movement for freedom and protests in Occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan in collaboration with China will establish state-of-the-art technical and vocational institutes along CPEC route.
The Game-Changer CPEC, Pakistan in collaboration with China will establish state-of-the-art technical and vocational institutes along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor route. According to National Vocational and Technical Training Commission sources, these institutes will be established at Gilgit, Mansehra, D.I.Khan, Abbottabad, Quetta and Gwadar. The sources said CPEC would open new vistas of development and prosperity and offer enormous employment opportunities for the people of Pakistan. Keeping this in view, the Commission as an advisory body to the federal government has taken vital initiatives to introduce reforms in the current technical and vocational system of the country. The sources said the skilled youth is the most powerful tool for poverty alleviation and can play an important role in the socio-economic development of the country.
Government is working hard to achieve up to seven percent growth rate for real turnaround of economy: Dar
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says fiscal, monetary and economic reforms have paved the way for economic turnaround of the country. Addressing at the Foundation of Strategic Research in Paris, he said theses reforms led to the improvement of all economic fiscal and monetary indicators which are recognized and appreciated by credible intentional rating agencies. The Minister said the World Rating Agencies have included Pakistan in the top ten emerging economies. Pakistan's strategic location makes it an attractive destination for foreign investment. China Pakistan Economic Corridor has opened up vast opportunities of investment in different fields including energy and infrastructure.He pointed out that Pakistan has attained four point seven percent growth rate which is better than the growth achieved in the last eight years.
Saudi king urges to eradicate extremism with unity
Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has urged to eradicate extremism with the unity of Muslims. Addressing a ceremony in Mina, he said extremism is a detestable tendency as per Shariah and when it afflicts the Muslim Ummah it spoils its cohesion, future and image before the world.
HOST: FAUZIA KALSOOM RANA
CO-HOST: BABAR GORSI