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DATE: 16-04-2017                             

 

Security forces have carried out operations in Kurram and Orakzai agencies recovering a huge cache of arms.

 

A three-day anti-polio campaign begins in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Balochistan on Monday.  

 

Pakistan says the presence of Daesh in Afghanistan poses threat to regional peace.

 

In Occupied Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyet Conference has called on India to immediately withdraw its troops and hold plebiscite under UN resolutions.

 

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OPERATION

Security forces have recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kalaya area of Orakzai Agency and Parachinar area of Kurram Agency.

 

According to ISPR, the recovered arms and ammunition include rockets, prepared IEDs, explosive, grenades, mortor bombs, different types of weapons and communication equipment.

  

The operations were launched on credible intelligence. A TTP Markaz established in underground tunnels in Kalaya, Orakzai Agency, was also destroyed during the offensive. 

          

HAJJ

Hajj applications under the government scheme will be received from Monday.    

  

According to details, applicants can submit their forms with banks till 26th of this month and the draw will be held on 28th the same month.

 

Successful applicants will be informed through letters and SMS. Results of the balloting for successful candidates will also be available at www.mora.gov.pk and www.hajjinfo.org.

              

SHAHBAZ-MUZAMMIL 

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says that early completion of power generation projects is our priority.

 

He was talking to Chairman WAPDA Muzamil Hussain in Lahore on Sunday. 

 

The Chief Minister said that every possible endeavor has been made during last four years to enhance power generation.

 

He said that several new power projects are now in the final stages of completion and thousands megawatts of electricity will be generated from them.

              

POLIO-CAMPAIGN

A three-day anti polio campaign begins in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Balochistan on Monday.  

 

Sources of Provincial Health Department told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that more than six point six million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign.

 

In nineteen districts of Balochistan, more than one million children up to five year of age will be administered anti-polio drops.

 

Polio teams are also available at railway stations, bus stands and public places to ensure administering anti-polio drops to every child.

 

Special security measures have been taken to ensure security of polio teams.

 

SAPLINGS:

Eight hundred million saplings have so far been planted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under Tsunami Billion Trees Plantation Campaign.

 

Chief Conservator Forest Muhammad Siddique Khattak told our Peshawar correspondent that these saplings have been planted in Malakand, Hazara, Kohat and Dera Ismail Khan Divisions of the province.

                

TIRMIZI:

Pakistan says presence of Daesh in Afghanistan poses threat to regional and international peace and the menace needs to be eliminated.

 

Speaking at a seminar on "Pakistan and Current Geopolitics" at the University of Michigan, Pakistan Consul General in Chicago Faisal Niaz Tirmizi said a dialogue between the Afghan Government and Taliban remains the only way to end the war in Afghanistan.                   

 

KASHMIR

In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on Sunday against the cold-blooded murder of a youth in Srinagar and ruthless beating of students by Indian troops in Pulwama district.

 

Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

 

All shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road.

            

Meanwhile, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani has asked India to stop bragging about democracy and humanity as its Army has crossed all limits of humanity.

 

Addressing Hurriyet activists in Srinagar, he said Indian army tied a youth Farooq Ahmed Shalbaf to the front of its vehicle as a human shield and paraded through dozens of villages in Badgam district.

 

Gilani said Delhi needs to start immediate withdrawal of its troops and allow the people of Kashmir to decide their fate by implementing UN Security Council resolutions.

         

REFERENDUM:

In Turkey, a historic referendum on introduction of Presidential system of government is in progress.

 

The referendum gives people option to replace the existing parliamentary system with an executive presidency. 

 

If the "yes" vote prevails, the eighteen constitutional changes will abolish the office of the prime minister and grant extensive executive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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