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HEADLINES

APRIL 15, 2016

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Information Minister says a railway line will be laid between Pakistan and China  under the China-Pakistan Corridor Project.   

The National Assembly was informed today that the government has banned all pesticides having potential for damaging human health. 

Pakistan has called on the international community to join hands to combat the menace of terrorism. 

All Parties Hurriyat conference urges human rights organizations to take serious notice of Indian state terrorism in Kashmir.

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SENATE-QUESTIONS: 

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said that a railway line of 682 KM will be laid between Pakistan and China from Havelian to Khunjrab under the China-Pakistan Corridor Project.

Responding to the questions of members in the Senate during question hour today, he said the actual cost of the project would be worked out after detailed feasibility study and design of the project.         

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch told the House that a number of steps have been taken to improve security and check infiltration of terrorists on Pak-Afghan border. He said coordination between the militaries of two countries has been enhanced to ensure better management of the border.

He said Pakistan is also facilitating Afghan reconciliation process for peace and stability in the neighbouring country.

 

NA-QUESTION:  

The National Assembly was informed today that the government has banned all pesticides having potential for damaging human health as declared by the Rotterdam Convention.  

Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told the House during question hour that the government is collecting data of child labour in cotton fields.         

To a question, he said Australia is providing technical support in agriculture and enhancement of regional connectivity to Pakistan. He said trade and business delegations will visit Australia to explore avenues for the promotion of bilateral trade and remove bottlenecks in the way.

The Minister said there will be zero rating on refunds under five million rupees exports from July this year. He said the government is committed to get duty free access for Pakistani products in European Union member states including Sweden.

         

LODHI:  

Pakistan has called on the international community to join hands to combat the menace of terrorism urgently and effectively.          

Speaking in a UN Security Council debate on countering terrorism, Pakistan ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan had made substantial gains in its anti-terrorism drive and rejected aspersions being cast by some about its contribution.     

She said Pakistan has been at the forefront of the global fight against terrorism and we have lost tens of thousands of lives in this fight but this has not shaken our resolve to eliminate terrorists from our soil.        

Ambassador Lodhi urged on all states to work together in a coordinated and cooperative manner to address this menace comprehensively in all its forms and manifestations.

               

RANA:  

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah has said that elimination of crime is the responsibility of police force and Choto gang will be eliminated soon.

Talking to media in Lahore today, he said operation against Choto gang is in progress and eight police personnel have sacrificed their lives. 

The Minister said the government is providing all necessary resources for ongoing operation against Choto gang.

 

ZEHRI:

Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri has said that steps are being taken for the welfare of handicapped and blind people in the province.

Talking to a delegation of Anjuman-e- Mazurran Balochistan in Quetta, he said that monthly scholarship would be given to blind people and names of  handicapped people would be registered in Benazir Income Support Programme.

 

SC:

Supreme Court has ordered that the election for Mayors and Deputy Mayors in Sindh province should be held through secret ballot.       

The judgement was given by a three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali in Islamabad today.

 

TDPs:

The return of temporarily displaced persons of South Waziristan Agency is in progress and seven hundred and sixty three families have gone back to their native areas during the last four days.

Each family is being provided thirty five thousand rupees as cash assistance and six month ration.  

The return of thirty thousand TDP families to South Waziristan Agency will be completed by 16th of next month.

 

APHC:  

In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has strongly condemned the crackdown on pro-freedom leadership in the territory.

In a statement in Srinagar, he termed the imposition of curfew in Srinagar and Handwara by the authorities and arrest of dozens of people and vandalization of Masjids and residential houses by Indian forces’ personnel as the worst acts of state terrorism.

The APHC Chairman appealed to the human rights organizations across the globe to take serious notice of this Indian state terrorism in the territory.

 

HOCKEY:

In the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup three matches will be played at Ipoh in Malaysia today.

Pakistan will play against Japan, Australia will take on Canada while Malaysia will face India today.  


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