Eid festivities continue on second day
Festivities of Eid are continuing with same enthusiasm even on second day of Eid-ul-Azha across the country. Nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha with great religious fervor to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). People continuing to sacrifice animals on this very day of Eid in remembrance of Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi.Tight security measures have been taken in various cities on Eid in order to avoid any untoward situation.
Pakistan demands UN to play role to stop gross human rights violations in IOK
Pakistan has demanded United Nations to play its significant role to stop gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces. 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. 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. Human Rights violations in the valley resulted in the killing of more than 98 civilians and injury of 8000 people by the Indian forces in ongoing Kashmir Intifada movement. At the opening session of Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al-Hussein requested India to give UN access to Indian held Kashmir. He said an International probe into killings in occupied Kashmir is a must now. Deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir has made it crucial to establish an independent and impartial international mission.
Pakistan committed to provide all possible facilities to foreign investors: Ishaq Dar
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said Pakistan is committed to provide all possible facilities to foreign investors in the country. He was addressing Pakistan France Business Council meeting in Paris. The minister said the investment climate in Pakistan is conducive to the European investment. He said foreign companies working in Pakistan are having un-paralleled profits.
Pakistan offers business investment package which no other country from the region has offered. Pakistan's strategic location makes it an attractive destination for foreign investment. Pakistan has attained four point seven percent growth rate which is better than the growth achieved in the last eight years.
Aid trucks waiting to deliver supply to besieged Syrian town
Aid trucks are waiting to deliver supplies to besieged Syrians amid a nationwide ceasefire that largely appears to be holding on its first full day, the UN says. It is hoped that emergency aid deliveries will start on Wednesday. Russian forces are monitoring the ceasefire along a key access road in northern Syria that leads to rebel-held eastern Aleppo, reports say. Some 250,000 civilians are trapped there. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura says if the truce held, aid deliveries "should be taking place very, very soon".
UNGA session kicks off in New York
The 71st session of United Nations General Assembly has begun in New York. Fiji's U.N. Ambassador Peter Thomson, who has been elected as new President of the General Assembly, opened the session after being sworn in. Addressing the opening session Peter Thomson vowed to find new methods to sustain peace and resolve entrenched conflicts diminish the atrocities of global terrorism and better manage migrant and refugee flows. Central on the agenda of the General Assembly this year are poverty, women’s rights, human resources, climate change, food safety, education and some other issues.
NEWS IN BRIEF
.At least three people died and two other injured when a car turned turtle on Indus Highway near Thermal Power House in Jamshoro today.
.Three hundred megawatt electricity has been added to the national grid after the completion of second phase of the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park near Bahawalpur.
.Balochistan government has allocated more than 3.95 billion rupees for provision of drinking water during financial year 2016-17.
.Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has left for South Africa to attend Africa Aerospace Exhibition 2016. The Minister was invited by Ministry of Defence, South-Africa.
.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.
.South Korea and the United States have agreed to seek the strongest sanctions as rapidly as possible through UN against the North Korea over its recent nuclear test.
.Ukraine rebels have announced to hold unilateral ceasefire for the first time since the separatist movement erupted two years ago.
"Merkel's migrant policy under strain"
Host: Sohaib Bin Noor
Co-Host: Dr Mujeeb