DATE: 18-04-2017                   


National Assembly has passed a resolution urging the government to take strict action against murderers of Mashal Khan and hate mongers.


Army Chief has strongly rejected the allegations of employing proxies from Pakistani soil.


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


In occupied Kashmir, life remained crippled in Pulwama and Tral towns on Tuesday, due to continued shutdown.


The United States says it will work closely with its Asian allies to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.





The National Assembly on Tuesday 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 condemned all those who take law into their hands that result into the loss of innocent lives.


Speaking on a point of order, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah said that political parties have rendered great sacrifices for the restoration of democracy in the country.


He said opposition believes in strengthening of the parliament and other institutions including judiciary.


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


He asked the government to address problems of the people.


Responding to the points raised by 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.


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


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



Chief of Army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan itself is a victim of state-sponsored terrorism and strongly rejects allegations of employing proxies from its soil.


Giving details of his meeting with US National Security Advisor General H.R McMaster, ISPR said the Army Chief highlighted that distinguished feature of Pakistan's counter terrorism effort is focused against terrorists of all hue and colour.


The US National Security Advisor acknowledged Pakistan Army's efforts in eliminating terrorists and their infrastructure.


He assured the United States support to bring peace and stability to the region and the globe.                             



National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua says political stability is a guarantee of national security.


Addressing a function in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said national security is closely related to good governance, human resource development, food security and provision of health facilities.


Nasser Khan Janjua said national security should also be seen in regional and global perspective.


The National Security Advisor said monitoring and vigilance of the international borders of the country has been strengthened as part of the strategy to beef up national security.


He said protection of cyber information is also necessary to ensure national security.                            



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.


Karachi Police also arrested a target killer Yaqoob involved in killing of Qari Mohammad Rahim and Zaman in 2014.


Meanwhile, security forces foiled a bid of terrorism by recovering a two kilogram bomb in Hangu on Tuesday.



Some bogies of Jaffar Express derailed near Gujranwala on Tuesday.  It was on its way to Quetta from Peshawar.


Thirteen Passenger got minor injuries in the incident.


Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has expressed his grief over the incident. He directed the authorities concerned to speed up relief activities.


He said the passengers should be provided with immediate relief and the track be cleared at the earliest.


The spokesperson of Pakistan Railways has said that investigation will be carried into the train accident to determine its exact cause.                            



Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui says "Mini Pakistan" project in premises of Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi will soon be launched.


He was talking to a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry headed by its President Zubair F. Tufail in Islamabad on Tuesday.


Irfan Siddiqui said preliminary funds for the project have been provided.  He said the project will promote national unity and solidarity among people of the country.



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.



A senior Pakistan Peoples Party leader and former provincial minister Iftikhar Khan Jhagra died after protracted illness in Peshawar on Tuesday.


His namaz-e-janaza will be offered on Tuesday at 5:00 pm in Jhagra village near Peshawar. 


He was sixty four.



In Occupied Kashmir, life remains crippled in Pulwama and Tral towns on Tuesday, due to continued shutdown against the thrashing of students at Government Degree College Pulwama by Indian troops.


All shops and other commercial centers were closed while transport remained off the road.


Hundreds of students staged demonstrations in Banihal area of Jammu region and blocked the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Tuesday in protest against the use of brute force on students by Indian troops in a nearby Chareel village.



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.


Meanwhile, Pakistan Chapter of APHC held a protest demonstration in Islamabad on Tuesday.


Addressing protestors, speakers urged international community to play an effective role for realization of right to self determination of Kashmiri people.


They said India is jeopardizing peace of the region through oppression and persecution of unarmed Kashmiris.        



The United States will work closely with its Asian allies to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


This was stated by US vice President Pence after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Tuesday. He said President Trump is determined to work with allies and China to resolve the problem.



In Syria eight people have been killed in an air strike in eastern Boukamal town border with Iraq,


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that the airstrike killed civilians, including women and children, as well as IS fighters.



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


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



Pakistan Junior hockey team beat Randwick hockey club by 6-0 in the first practice match played in Sydney on Tuesday.


Pakistan Junior Hockey team is in Australia to participate in the National Junior Championships of Australia.                    



Radio Pakistan will broadcast in its National Hook-up at 1605 hours on Tuesday a Special Talk Show in connection with "International Day of Cultural Heritage".

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