DATE: 16-07-2017                           


Federal government has distributed over one point five billion rupees among terrorism-affected people in Khyber Agency.


Chief Minister Punjab says a handful of political elements cannot hold the nation hostage through undemocratic means.


Balochistan Government has approved five-year education plan.


The vaccination campaign for intending pilgrims will begin on Monday.


In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed against the killing of youth in Pulwama District on Sunday.


NATO Chief has lauded people of Turkey for foiling military coup and defending their elected government.


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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.                  



Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that PML (N) has always given priority to the national interests.


He was addressing a link-canal inauguration ceremony in Bangla Sukhanwali at Sheikhupura on Sunday.


The Minister said PML-N does not believe in the politics of vengeance.


He said that baseless allegations are being leveled against the sincere leadership of country.


The Minister said the government has launched billion of rupees mega development projects.


Rana Tanveer Hussain said that PML (N) will go to next year's general elections under Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's leadership.



Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani has said government is committed to make the country load shedding-free.


Addressing a function in Bannu on Sunday, he said that more feeders will be established in Bannu to overcome power crisis.


The Minister said work on the construction of Domail to Rangeen Abad road will be started soon.


Akram Khan Durrani said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has embezzeled billion of rupees in Trees Plantation campaign.



The Supreme Court will resume hearing of the Panama Papers case on Monday.


The three member implementation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will hear the case.


Earlier, the Joint Investigation Team formed to probe the Case submitted its report before the bench last Monday.



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.


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.



Meanwhile the Ministry has launched a short message service to help prevent private Hajj scheme pilgrims from any swindling.


Official sources at the Ministry said that an intending pilgrim should send the first four digits of his Hajj Group Organizer enrolment number from his mobile phone to 8331 to check its authenticity.



Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has started interest-free loan scheme worth fifty million rupees for bright students. 


In an interview, Chairman TEVTA Irfan Qaisar Sheikh said the amount of this program will be doubled next year.    



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.



Sindh Government is making all out efforts to provide basic facilities to the masses.


Official sources told our Hyderabad Correspondent that up gradation of sewerage system of Qasimabad and Hyderabad talukas will be completed at a cost of one point two billion rupees during current financial year.


A new water filter plant for Hyderabad will be constructed at a cost of one point three billion rupees.


Meanwhile, a thirty-bed pediatric intensive care unit will be established at Liquat University Hospital, Hyderabad at a cost of fifty million rupees.



Islamabad Capital Administration has declared Rawal Lake water fit for human consumption.


According to the Administration, samples of water from Rawal Lake were tested after tons of fish were found dead.


The Lake Rawal reservoir is used as the main source of water for the garrison city of Rawalpindi.



In Occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, including women and children participated in funeral prayers of two martyred youth in Tral and Pahoo areas of Pulwama district, on Sunday.


Pro-freedom and anti-India slogans were raised on the occasion.


Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Tral, Pulwama, and adjacent areas against the killings. Mobile and internet services were also suspended in the district.



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.



The 1st Semi-Final of the ICC Women's World Cup will be played between England and South Africa at Bristol on Tuesday.

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