DATE: 17-09-2017


Voting for the by-election in NA-120- Lahore is going on peacefully.


Five levies personnel embraced martyrdom in a roadside bomb blast in Bajaur Agency on Sunday.


An anti-polio drive begins in different parts of the country from on Monday.  


The OIC Contact Group will hold meetings on the issues of Rohingya Muslims, Kashmir and Palestine on the sideline of UN General Assembly session begins from on Monday. 





Polling for the by-election in NA-120 constituency Lahore is in progress in a peaceful manner.



The government is taking appropriate measures with regard to protection and promotion of Women Rights in Pakistan.


According to the spokesperson of Human Rights Ministry, the Criminal Law' has been passed by the joint session of the parliament which includes offences relating to rape and honour killing.      


He said that the government has also initiated the Action Plan for Human Rights which provides for specific intervention in order to ensure protection of Women's Rights.



The federal government has announced technical and vocational training programme for youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA under Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Programme.


A spokesman of NAVTEC told our Peshawar correspondent that seven thousand youth from the province and tribal areas will be trained in different trades.


Besides boarding and lodging, each trainee will be provided monthly stipend during the training.


On completion of the training, the youth will also be provided interest free loans to start their own business.



Five people including Tehsildar Fawad Ali and four levies personnel embraced martyrdom in a roadside blast in Tangi Gari Kal area of Bajaur Agency on Sunday.


According to official source, several people were also injured in the blast.


The tehsildar along with levies personnel were patrolling in the area when their vehicle was targeted with a remote control device.                   



An anti-polio drive begins in different parts of the country on Monday to eradicate the decease.   


In Punjab, four-day anti polio campaign will also be started in Sargodha, Multan, Lodhran, Vehari Khanewal, Hafizabad and Rajanpur districts from on Monday.


In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, around 5.620 million children will be vaccinated in anti-polio campaign beginning from on Monday.


In Balochistan, a three-day anti-polio drive will begin from on Monday. The campaign has already kicked off in Quetta on Sunday. More than 2.4 million children less than the age of five years will be administered anti polio drive.       



In Occupied Kashmir, the joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have expressed resentment over repeated and arbitrary imposition of curfew and restrictions in Srinagar.


In a statement in Srinagar, they expressed serious concern over the continued policy of oppression and persecution of the people by the authorities in one form or other.



The Organization of Islamic Cooperation will hold several meetings on the sidelines of 72nd session of UN General Assembly in New York beginning from on Monday. 


The foreign ministers of the OIC Member States are expected to hold a coordination meeting to discuss the issues of interest to the OIC that are on the agenda of the current session of the UNGA.


The OIC contact group on Occupied Kashmir will also meet to discuss the issue on the sidelines of the session.


Meanwhile, the Special Ministerial Committee on Palestine will hold a meeting to discuss the developments regarding the Palestinian issue.


There will also be a ministerial meeting of the Contact Group on the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, who are being subjected to persecution, displacement and ethnic cleansing.



United Nation's Secretary-General Antonio has urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to halt an army offensive against Rohingya Muslims.


In an interview, the UN Secretary-General warned the offensive could amount to ethnic cleansing.


The secretary-general reiterated that the Rohingya Muslims should be allowed to return home.

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