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HEADLINES 


Pakistan says India stands fully exposed on the issue of terror financing and subversive activities after Kulbushan episode.

The security forces have foiled a major terrorist bid on the eve of Easter in Lahore.

UNHCR appeals for five hundred and fifty million dollars aid to ensure repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland.

The joint resistance leadership in Occupied Kashmir has warned that situation in held territory is turning from bad to worse.


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Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya has said that India stands totally exposed on the issue of terror financing and perpetrating subversive acts in Pakistan.

Talking to Radio Pakistan today, he said India has been blowing the trumpet on the issue of terrorism since long but the fact is that the country's intelligence agency itself is involved in terrorism.

He said Kulbushan Yadav was an agent of RAW and serving officer of Indian Navy.

Spokesman said the agent has been awarded death sentence after due judicial process.

To a question, Nafees Zakariya said the United Nations and the US have expressed their desire to play a role for resolution of all disputes between the two countries including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir. 

ISPR 
The intelligence agencies have foiled a major terrorist bid in Lahore on the eve of Easter.

According to ISPR, one terrorist was killed and a woman arrested during an operation of security forces near Punjab Housing Society in the city.

Four security personnel were also injured in the operation.

Suicide Jackets and explosives were also recovered.

FC 
Frontier Corps Balochistan conducted an intelligence based operation in Loralai and recovered a large number of Improvised explosive devices which were dumped for terrorist activities.

According to ISPR, the FC action was part of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.


MAMNOON
President Mamnoon Hussain says the government believes in freedom of expression and problems being faced by the Media persons are being resolved.

He was addressing a ceremony in Karachi today in connection with handing over a cheque of grant from Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to the Karachi Press Club

President said that the grant of Punjab Chief Minister is a welcome step.

PLAN
The government plans to formulate a national youth employment framework in collaboration with International Labour Organization.

According to official sources, the framework will focus on training and education and exploring employment opportunities for the youth at mega development projects including China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

It will also look into overseas employment opportunities for the youth and social protection for unemployed youth.

The sources said that the provincial governments have also agreed to develop provincial youth employment strategies under the national framework.

SHAHBAZ-METRO
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced metro bus project for Faisalabad.

Addressing local bodies convention in the city today, he said an IT university will be set up in the city while work on Faisalabad safe city project will soon be started.

Referring to the mega projects launched by the present government in the power sector, the chief minister said that seven thousand megawatt electricity will be added to the national grid by the end of this year.

UNHCR
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has appealed for five hundred and fifty million dollars to ensure voluntarily repatriation of the Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

A UNHCR spokesman told our Peshawar correspondent that the world body needs additional resources to provide financial assistance to those Afghan refugees who have opted for voluntarily repatriation to their motherland.

The UNHCR has opened a repatriation center at Chamkani near Peshawar to register those refugees who want to go back to Afghanistan.

Pakistan is currently hosting one point three million registered and about one million unregistered Afghan refugees which have put extra burden on the resources of the country.

The stay of the Afghan refugees in Pakistan expires by end of this year.


KASHMIR
In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the detention of Hurriyet leaders and restrictions on a condolence meeting in Budgam.

In a joint statement in Srinagar the three leaders said puppet authorities are choking space for peaceful political activities.

They said the situation is increasingly turning from bad to worse, resulting in political uncertainty in the occupied territory.

They hailed the people of Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam for their exemplary poll boycott. The resistance leadershop said that this had conveyed a strong message to the world community that election drama amid ten hundred thousand Indian troops was unacceptable and could not be a substitute for the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

SHUTDOWN
Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Tahab area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the arrest of over two dozen youth by Indian police in occupied Kashmir today.

Indian police have arrested twenty-seven youth during .s in Tahab.

All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in the area.


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