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DATED: 14 September, 2016

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HEADLINES

Foreign Office says India is trying to hide the facts regarding human rights violation in Occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan has expressed concern over a bill passed by US Congress giving rights to Americans to sue the foreign governments and nationals.

Punjab government has allocated over eight billion rupees to manage the floodwater of hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajan Pur districts.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is spending 18 billion rupees on Rapid Bus Transport project in Peshawar.

United Nation has sent sixty trucks of relief goods for the besieged people of Syria.

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ZAKRIA:

Pakistan has demanded United Nations to play its significant role to stop gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces.

 

Talking to Radio Pakistan on Wednesday, 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.

 

 

KASHMIR:

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.

 

According to the reports, Indian army has quietly moved as part of operation 'Calm Down' to clear the protesters.

 

On the other side, the joint Hurriyet leadership has extended the common protest programme till Friday.

 

Call for the protest programme has been jointly given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

 

So far, Ninety eight Kashmiris have been martyred and thousands injured by the Indian forces in ongoing Kashmir Intifada movement.

 

On the other hand, complete shutdown is being observed on the sixty eight consecutive days on Wednesday against the brutal killings of Kashmiri people by Indian troops.    

 

Protest strike is being observed in Srinagar, Bandipora, Sopore, Baramulla, Kupwara, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Badgam and Ganderbal districts .

 

Thousands of people marched towards Wadwan in Budgam, the home of martyred Javaid Ahmad Dar who was killed by Indian troops firing on 11th September.

 

 

PAK-US:

Pakistan has been closely following developments leading to the passage of a law by the US Congress, which allows civil litigants relief against foreign individuals, entities and governments.

 

In an statement in Islamabad on Wednesday, Foreign Office Spokesperson said Pakistan believes that the promulgation of national laws with extra-territorial application sets a dangerous precedent that is likely to further complicate an already complex global environment.

 

The statement further said, Islamabad is convinced that the world on Wednesday is better served through initiatives promoting amity and cooperation, rather than xenophobia and confrontation, particularly, those targeting countries or religions.

 

 

MALEEHA:

The United Nations Secretary General's special representative to Afghanistan has called on Pakistan Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi at the UN Mission in New York.

 

Maleeha Lodhi said we had a useful exchange of views.

 

Meanwhile, she congratulated the new President of General Assembly, Peter Thomson during a meeting at mission.

 

 

SOLAR PARK:

Three hundred megawatt electricity has been added to the national grid after the competion of second phase of the Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park near Bahawalpur .

 

Talking to Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur Correspondent, Sajjad Pervez an official of the Solar Park said execution of third phase would be undertaken soon which will add six hundred Megawatt power to the grid.

 

He told Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park’s total capacity was planned to be one thousand Megawatt in 2014 and its first phase of one hundred Megawatt was completed and commissioned last year.

       

He said the Punjab government acquired a total of ten thousand acre from the Cholistan Development Authority, Bahawalpur for the solar park.

 

HILL TORRENTS:

Punjab government has allocated an amount of over eight point five billion rupees to manage the flood water of hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajan Pur districts.

 

An official of Punjab Irrigation department told Radio Pakistan Multan correspondent Ghullam Abbas that the project will help to curtail damages of hill torrents flood and help to provide water for agriculture purpose in a managed way.

 

 

REVENUE:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Minister Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur says most of the record of revenue department in the province is being computerized to facilitate masses. 

 

In an exclusive interview to our correspondent Aamir Saeed, the minister said almost 80% revenue records of different districts of the province has been fully computerized.

 

 

TRANSPORT:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is spending 18 billion rupees on Rapid Bus Transport project in Peshawar.

 

Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent Falak Niaz that the project is a part of the Mass Transit System in provincial capital. 

 

It will start from Motorway Interchange Chamkani to Hayatabad with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank.

 

In the first phase one hundred modern air conditioned buses will be purchased.

 

The buses would arrive in Peshawar within six months for which all modalities including fare, routes and passenger stops are being finalized.

 

 

MOTORWAY:

Work on Hazara Motorway is in full swing and will become operational by end of next year.

 

According to an official of National Highway Authority (NHA), work on the first two packages will be completed by March while the package III will be completed by December next year.

    

He said fifty-nine kilometers Burhan-Havelian section of motorway forming part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will cast thirty billion rupees.

 

 

 

ARREST:

Frontier Corps Balochistan has apprehended two suspected terrorists during a search operation in Sami area of district Kech.

 

 

SYRIA:

In Syria a new ceasefire has witnessed no deaths in the war between government forces and his opponents.

 

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has said that the situation had improved dramatically and aid access should be possible soon to the besieged areas in Aleppo.

 

UN has sent at least sixty trucks with relief goods which are expected to cross the border from Turkey by the end of the day.

 

 

US-KOREA:

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.

 

The U.S. and South Korean officials during a meeting also in Seoul discussed how to address the North Korea's fifth nuclear test that was conducted on 9th Sept.

 

 

UKRAINE:

Ukraine rebels have announced to hold unilateral ceasefire for the first time since the separatist movement erupted two years ago.

 

Ukraine's separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko ordered his forces to hold their fire, and urged Kiev to do the same.

 

More than nine thousand five hundred people have been killed since the rebels launched their armed separatist movement.

 

 

NATIONAL T-20:

Semi Finals of National T-20 cricket Cup will be played at Multan Cricket stadium on Thursday.

 

First semi Final will be played between Peshawar Region and Karachi whites while second Semi Final will be played between Lahore Whites and Karachi Blues.


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