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HEADLINES

18-April-2017

The National Assembly passed a resolution condemning the lynching of Mashal Khan at Wali Khan University in Mardan.

Women desks will be established in  all model police stations in  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Twenty four suspects including a target killer, have been arrested in Karachi.            

Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France have renewed their commitment to implement a peace deal for eastern Ukraine.

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NA RESOLUTION

The National Assembly today passed a resolution condemning the cold blooded murder of Mashal Khan at Wali Khan University in Mardan.

The resolution moved by Federal Minister Rana Tanvir Hussain demanded the federal and provincial governments to take strict action against the perpetrators and facilitators of this heinous act including those making hate speeches.

The resolution expressed the resolve to ensure that strong safeguards are inserted into the blasphemy law to prevent its abuse. It condemned all those who take law into their hands that result into the loss of innocent lives.

NA

Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah in the National Assembly has said that political parties have rendered great sacrifices for the restoration of democracy in the country.

Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly today, he said we want continuation of the democratic system and strengthen the parliament.

Khurshid Shah said opposition wants strong institutions including the judiciary.

He said the government does not appear to be serious in addressing the problems being faced by the people.

Khurshid Shah expressed concerns over power outages and water shortage in the country.

He asked the government to address problems of the nations.

Pakistan People's Party staged a walk out from the house over the disappearance of party's workers.                                                                    

ADD NA

Responding to the points of the opposition leader, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab said the government believes in a strong democratic set up. He said like the opposition, we also hold the parliament very sacred.

The house has been adjourned due to lack of quorum to meet again tomorrow morning at 10:30.                                                                

MODEL

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has decided to establish women desks in all model police stations in the province.

Official sources told our Peshawar correspondent that thirteen desks have already been established in five districts.

These include Peshawar, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda and Nowshera.

The sources said fifty two more such desks will be set up soon in the remaining districts.

ARRESTS

Karachi Police has arrested twenty three culprits during different raids in various areas of the city.

The search operation was carried out in Gulberg, Tipu Sultan and Kiamari areas.

Arms were also recovered from their possession.

Meanwhile, Karachi Police arrested a target killer Yaqoob alias foji from PIB colony.

SSP East, Faisal Abdullah told that the target killer belongs to dervish Afridi group and was involved in killing of Qari Mohammad Rahim and Zaman in 2014.

 Arms were also recovered from his possession.

HANGU

The security forces foiled a bid of terrorism by recovering a two kilogram bomb in Hangu this morning.

The Bomb Disposal Squad defused the bomb.

APHC

All Parties Hurriyet conference leaders Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have expressed deep concern over mysterious killings in Pulwama district of the occupied Kashmir.

In a statement issued in Srinagar, they said it is unfair and against humanity to kill a person for his specific ideology or political affiliations.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said India has waged a war against the Kashmiri people.

UKRAINE

Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France have renewed their commitment to implement a peace deal for eastern Ukraine.

A statement issued by German government said today that the four leaders stressed their commitment to implement the security and political aspects of the peace deal.

TURKEY-SYRIA

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation has announced to dispatch over 1,000 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Syrians.

Media adviser of the foundation Selim Tosun told that we have sent thousands of tons of humanitarian aid, including basic foodstuff to different parts of Syria so far.

The aid organization has sent over 12,000 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria since the civil war started in the country.

 

 


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