Pakistan says India is trying to hide facts about gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.


The United Nations stresses need of sending independent mission to probe human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir.


A complete shutdown was observed on sixty eighth consecutive day today against martyrdom of nearly hundred civilians in held Kashmir.


Finance Minister says PML-N government is working hard to achieve up to seven percent growth rate for real turnaround of economy.


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


Pakistan in collaboration with China will establish state-of-the-art technical and vocational institutes along CPEC route.


Turkey has formally asked the United States to arrest Fethullal Gulen for masterminding the failed coup.


Semi Finals of National T-20 cricket Cup will be played at Multan tomorrow. 









Pakistan has demanded the United Nations to play active role to stop gross human rights violations and brutalities by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.  


Talking to Radio Pakistan today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Indian refusal to permit United Nations Commission for 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  UNCHR and no reply to the proposal of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's fact finding mission simply prove that India is trying to blackout the facts in the occupied valley.




Pakistan has welcomed the remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the use of excessive force by Indian authorities against civilian population in Occupied Kashmir.


Permanent Representative of Pakistan to United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua says Pakistan supports the position of high commissioner that a UN Human Rights Commission's team should visit Occupied Kashmir to independently and impartially investigate the rave violations being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces over the past two months.


She reminded the Human Rights Council that Jammu and Kashmir is an international issue recognized as such by a number of UNSC resolutions.  


Ambassador Tehmina Janjua added that claims of restraint shown by India are simply preposterous. 




Earlier, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has described the international probe into recent killings in Occupied Kashmir as necessary.


According to BBC, he stated this while addressing a session of UN  Human Rights Council. He stressed the need to send an independent international mission to review deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir. 


The UN Human Rights Commissioner regretted the Indian silence over UN request for access to Occupied Kashmir for reviewing the human rights situation.


Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the UN Commission is receiving information from Occupied Kashmir regarding massive use of force by Indian authorities against citizens.




The AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has called upon international community to come-forward to stope genocide of Kashmiris by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.


Addressing refugees of Occupied Kashmir at Chella Bandi Camp in Muzaffarabad today, he said that India by closing Amnesty International offices has tried to hide facts about massive human rights violations in the valley.


Raja Farooq Haider Khan said that refusal of the fact-finding mission of UNHCHR has also proved that India is trying to blackout the facts in Occupied valley.


Condemning the imposition of curfew and ban on the Eid congregations by Indian authorities, AJK Prime Minister said that India cannot suppress the indigenous Kashmiri liberation movement by such heinous acts.


AJK Prime Minister assured that the problems of Kashmiri refugees would be addressed at the earliest.




In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on the sixty eighth consecutive day, today, against the martyrdom of nearly hundred Kashmiries by Indian troops.


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




The AJK government will spend over six hundred fifty million rupees under Local Government and Rural development sector for up-gradation of infrastructure and other basic facilities during current fiscal year. 


Official sources told our correspondent, that three thousand four hundred and eighty five projects of improvement of roads, construction of water supply schemes, education institutions, and health and sanitation projects would be completed in rural and remote areas.


A pilot "project for the installation of Solar Energy Street Lights" has also been launched for the Municipal Corporations of Muzaffarabad and Mirpur costing over seventeen million rupees.


The sources said that present government is making all out efforts to provide basic amenities of life to masses in rural and far-flung areas.




Hajj rituals have culminated and Hujjaj will start returning to their home countries after performing tawaful wida of Khana-e-Ka’aba.


Our correspondent Muhammad Akram Khan reports from Makkah .....







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.


The Finance Minister said Pakistan's strategic location makes it an attractive destination for foreign investment. He said 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. He said it is now working to achieve six to seven percent GDP growth.




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 Gawadar.


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.




Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says PML-N government has made sincere efforts to overcome energy crisis in the country.   


He was talking to different delegations in Lahore today.


Shahbaz Sharif said several ongoing energy projects are expeditiously underway towards its completion which will substantially overcome the loadshedding issue.


He said transparency and quality are hallmark our each project, and government has established new example by saving billions of rupees in ongoing projects.




Three hundred megawatt electricity has been added to the national grid after the completion 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 said 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.




Punjab government has allocated forty-seven billion rupees under development programme for school education sector in the province.


Talking to Radio Pakistan Faisalabad correspondent, Zainab Fiaz, the Executive Education Officer Faisalabad, Zahid Bashir Guriya said that five billion rupees would be spent on missing facilities in all schools.


He said that fifteen billion rupees had been allocated for the provision of twelve thousand five hundred additional class-rooms in primary schools.




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


According to an official of National Highway Authority, work on the first two packages will be completed by March next 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 cost thirty billion rupees.





Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar has said that MQM is an national democratic party of the country.


Talking to newsmen after being discharged from hospital in Karachi today, he said he will resume organizational activities of the party, as he is feeling better.


Frooq Sattar thanked Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and all those who visited him in the hospital and expressed good wishes for him.




Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah says law and order situation has improved with the support of  people in the province.


Talking to media in Karachi today, the Chief Minister said that Khanpur incident in Shikarpur district is proof of bravery, courage and commitment of our police to provide security to people.


Murad Ali Shah said the government is taking special measures to provide latest training to the police personnel at the training centres while steps are being taken to equip the force with latest equipment.




Sindh government will establish Industrial Zones in different areas of the province to promote industrialization and facilitate investors.


For further details here is our Haiderabad correspondent.




Sindh government will launch inter-city bus project comprising two hundred buses from Karachi to various cities of the province.


Our Karachi correspondent Tariq Baloch reports that an amount of five hundred million rupees have been allocated for this purpose in the provincial budget of current financial year.


Meanwhile, work on federal government funded green line bus transit project is also underway in Karachi. The project will cost an amount of over sixteen billion rupees.


Yellow line Bus transit project in Karachi has also been launched by provincial government at a cost of sixteen billion rupees.


Sources expressed the hope that transport projects being undertaken in the province once completed will resolve the long standing transport issue confronting the people.




Projects of child protection, women protection, facilitating the senior citizens and special persons are being carried out under social welfare and women development departments in Sindh.


Further details from our Karachi correspondent  ………………………(TAPE)





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


Our correspondent Falak Niaz from Peshawar with more detail:






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


Talking to Radio Pakistan correspondent Aamir Saeed, the minister said almost 80% revenue records of different districts has been fully computerized.




Balochistan government is committed to boost agriculture sector in the province.


According to official sources over seven billion rupees have been allocated in provincial budget 2016-17 for agriculture sector.


The sources said that agriculture forms in eighteen districts would be made functional soon at an estimated cost of over 280 million rupees. Agriculture training centre would also be established in the province at an  estimated  cost of five hundred million rupees.


Officials said work is underway to introduce tissue culture technology province, which will yield quality produce.




Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Sher Afgan visited Sui area of District Dera Bugti today.


Talking to Frontier Corps personnel and tribal elders, he said  we cannot forget those who sacrificed their lives for restoration of peace in the province.


He said some anti-state elements on foreign agenda keep our children away from schools and want to use them for their nefarious designs but they would  not succeed.


IGFC added that people should cooperate with security forces for elimination of terrorism.





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 today, 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.



Turkey has formally asked Washington to arrest the US-based religious leader and businessman Fethullal Gulen for masterminding a failed attempt to overthrow the government.


State-run Anadolu news agency said the request has been made by Turkish justice ministry.



In Libya, the forces opposed to country's unity government have seized a fourth oil port in the town of Brega.


Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a renegade general, had recently launched an offensive along the northern coast.






North Korea will have enough material for about twenty nuclear bombs by the end of this year.


This has been stated in a report of Johns Hopkins University in Washington. 



The Obama Administration plans to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States by thirty percent in next  fiscal year.


According to Wall Street Journal, the Secretary of State John Kerry presented the new target of one hundred and ten thousand to members of the House and Senate judiciary committees.


The target of this year was eighty five thousand.


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