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DATE: 16-07-2017

                  

Federal government has launched relief and rehabilitation programme for terrorism affected people of Tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency.

 

One hundred and twenty suspects were arrested during search operations in different areas of Swabi District on Sunday.

 

Toronto Conference vows to continue to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people at all forums until they achieve their right to self-determination.

 

France has urged Qatar and its neighbors to resolve their differences through dialogue.

 

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BARA:

Federal government has launched a relief and rehabilitation programme for terrorism affected people of Tehsil Bara in Khyber Agency.

 

Sources of FATA Secretariat told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that the affected people are being given cash assistance to repair their damaged houses.

 

So far, more than one point five billion rupees have been distributed among four thousand six hundred and thirty-nine families.

              

SUSPECTS:

One hundred and twenty suspects were arrested during search operations in different areas of Swabi District on Sunday.

 

Arms and ammunition were recovered from them.

                 

SAHABAZ:

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says the nation has rejected politics of protest, long marches and sit-ins.

 

In a statement, he said public has given mandate to PML-N to serve the nation.

 

He said a handful of political elements cannot take the nation hostage through non-democratic practices.

 

The Chief Minister said that the elements who are creating hurdle in the way of progress and prosperity of the country will not succeed in their designs.

                

FUNDS:

Punjab Planning and Development Department has approved sixteen point four-three billion rupees for completion of seven development projects in various areas of province.

 

The approval was given during the working party meeting of Planning and Development Department in Lahore.

 

These funds will be utilized for construction of sports complex in Lahore, signal free interchange at G.T. Road in Gujranwala, Lahore-Narowal Road via Baddho Mallhi and Narang and a bridge over Jhelum River in district Mandi Bahauddin.

           

WEBSITES:

Citizens-Police Liaison Committee, with the collaboration of Edhi Foundation and CHIPA Welfare Association has launched two new websites for identification of unclaimed bodies and verification of snatched or stolen cell phones.

 

An official of Liaison Committee told Radio Pakistan Karachi correspondent that information about the identification of unclaimed bodies will be available on shanakht.cplc.org.pk.

 

The snatched and stolen cell phones can be verified by IMEI numbers before purchasing second-hand mobiles by visiting mobilephone.cplc.org.pk

 

The official said that its database holds record of more than one million IMEI numbers of stolen and snatched mobile phones.

 

POLIO:

The four-day anti-polio drive will start in Karachi from on Monday.

 

1.8 million children under age of five years  will be administered anti-polio drops in 161 union councils of the Metropolis.

     

EDUCATION:

Balochistan government is taking practical steps for improvement of education sector in the province.

 

Official sources told Radio Pakistan Quetta correspondent that the department has approved five year education plan.

 

Under the plan, new schools would be established and existing schools upgraded in the province.

 

Meanwhile, fourteen thousand students would be given scholarships to get education in national and international educational institution.  

 

Similarly, four hundred motorcycle and more than fifty vehicles would be provided to supervisory staff of District Education Officer to improve monitoring system of schools in the province.                     

 

HAJJ:

The vaccination campaign for intending pilgrims will start on Monday.

 

A spokesman of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony told Radio Pakistan that the vaccines against contagious diseases has already been provided in sufficient quantity to all the Haji camps across  Pakistan.

 

He said the intending pilgrims should ensure themselves vaccinated at least ten days before their departure schedule.

 

Under the government scheme, 107, 526 people will perform Hajj this year while 71,000 will go for pilgrimage through private Hajj operators.

 

Hajj flight operation will begin from 24th of this month, which will continue till 26th of next month.

 

The intending pilgrims can check their flight schedule on the Ministry's website www.hajiinfo.org.

 

KASHMIR

Canadians have paid rich tribute to the struggle of the long-oppressed Kashmiri people.

 

Speaking at a conference organized by the Friends of Kashmir Committee Canada at Toronto also paid tribute to Burhan Wani on his first martyrdom.

 

The conference pledged to continue to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people at all forums until they achieve their right to self-determination.

 

CHINA-FIRE

In China, at least twenty-two people have been killed and three injured after a fire broke out in a two-storey house in eastern part of the country.

         

NATO

NATO has reiterated its support for Turkish people as the nation marked first anniversary of the defeated coup attempt.

 

In a statement, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said, that any attempt to undermine democracy in any of our allied countries is unacceptable.

 

He also paid tribute to Turkish people, who stood up in defense of their elected government and democratic institutions.

      

FRANCE-SAUDIA

France has urged Qatar and its neighbors to resolve their differences through dialogue.

 

The demand was made by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at a joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Jeddah.


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