DATE: 15-05-2016                             


Pakistan calls for a comprehensive international approach against terrorists. 


Chief Minister Punjab has said government is committed to provide standard health facilities to the people.


ANP has asked PTI Chief to shun double standard on offshore companies.


The United Nations has urged all parties concerned to find an early solution to the Yemen conflict.





At the United nations, Pakistan has called for a comprehensive international approach to wipe out terrorists from the world.


Speaking in the U.N. Security Council, Pakistan Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said the failure to redress genuine grievances of the weak against the powerful created the breeding grounds of terrorism.


She said terrorism could not be associated with any religion, culture or region.


She said the unprecedented use of social media platforms by terrorists allowed them to engage young people, disseminate messages and mobilize recruits.


Maleeha Lodhi emphasize the key importance of countering online radicalization and measures to prevent such groups from exploiting the digital space.


She said Pakistan's National Action Plan to counter terrorism contains six specific actions points that directly and indirectly aim to counter the narratives and ideologies of terrorists.


She said Pakistan stands ready to share its national experience with the international community to further our common goal of defeating terrorism and eliminating violent extremism."                           



Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says the provincial government is committed to ensure standard health facilities to the people.


He was chairing a high level meeting in Lahore on Sunday, in which progress on measures taken for the provision of healthcare facilities to people was reviewed.


The Chief Minister directed free medicines to all patients in the government run hospitals, especially in remote areas of the province.                    



The Senate and National Assembly will resume their sessions at Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday after two days' break.


The Senate will meet at 4:00 p.m. while National Assembly at 5:00 p.m.


Both the Houses will discuss important national issues besides carrying out legislative business.



President ANP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has asked PTI Chairman Imran Khan to clarify his position about his offshore company.


Addressing party workers in Mardan, he said PTI chairman has adopted double standard by making hue and cry about the offshore companies and turning blind eye to his own offshore company.


Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said PTI has deceived people of the province by chanting slogans of new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but it has practically done nothing in this regard.



Chief Secretary Balochistan Saif Ullah Chatta says every possible attempt will be made to eliminate the curse of embezzlement.


He made these remarks at a briefing in the finance department in Quetta.


Chief Secretary directed to computerize the entire record of the Finance department.


Secretary Finance Akbar Hussain Durrani told the briefing that upcoming budget is being finalized and opinions of media and civil society will be included to present a people friendly budget.                    



Federal Investigation Agency has arrested four people, off loaded from international flights at Islamabad Airport, for having suspected documents.


The suspects are being questioned by the anti-human trafficking cell of the Agency.



In occupied Kashmir, pro-India National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has said that a long-existing lobby in India is re-inventing its mission to erode what remains of the Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.


Addressing a day-long lawyers’ conclave in Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah said Mehbooba Mufti and her colleagues should draw lessons from history and fear the reprisals of political connivance with forces inimical to the interests of Jammu and Kashmir.                            



United Nation says progress is being achieved in Yemen peace talks albeit at a relatively slow pace. 


UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the two sides discussed proposals to bridge the gap and reached consensus on some issues.


He called on all parties to work towards finding a comprehensive solution as soon as possible.


Yemeni peace talks are currently under way in Kuwait. 


Meanwhile, several political representatives and diplomats urged international community's constant support to the peace process in Yemen.                                    



US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks on the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen.


Analysts say his visit comes at a critical time in efforts to rein in fighting and encourage political dialogue in war hit countries that have been wracked by violence for years.


Later Kerry will visit to Vienna where he will co-host group talks on Libya with Italy and on Syria with his Russian counterpart.

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