DATE: 18-12-2016                                  


Three day anti-polio campaign will begin in Punjab, Balochistan and Gilgit from on Monday.


Federal Government has started distribution of compensation amount to people of Kurram Agency.


Sindh Government has decided to start developing work in four industrial zones of Karachi.


In Yemen, thirty soldiers were killed in suicide attack in Aden on Sunday.





A three-day anti-polio vaccination campaign will begin in Punjab from on Monday.  


Eighteen point four million children below the age of five years would be administered polio drop.


Forty-four thousand six hundred and fifty-four teams have been constituted to achieve the target. 


Meanwhile, three day anti-polio campaign will also start in Balochistan and district Gilgit from on Monday.


All necessary arrangements have been finalized.


During the campaign, nearly two point five million children below five year of age in Balochistan while more than forty thousand children in Gilgit would be administered anti polio drops.


Strict measures have been taken for security of the polio vaccination teams. 



Federal Government has started distribution of compensation amount to people of Kurram Agency whose houses have been damaged in terrorism related incidents.


According to Sources of FATA Secretariat, cheques of over one hundred million rupees have been distributed among two hundred and eighty seven affected families.


A foreign NGO has also given seventy thousand rupees to each affected family besides solar panel.



Sindh Government has decided to launch developing work in four industrial zones of Karachi.


Sources told our Karachi correspondent, that developing work including construction of roads will be carried out in Korangi, Landhi, Federal B Area and North Karachi industrial zones.



The Senate will begin its 257th session at Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm.


The Upper House will transact private members business.


Meanwhile, the National Assembly will resume its session in Islamabad on Monday afternoon at four pm.


Both the Houses will discuss important national issues besides carrying out legislative business. 



Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says Pakistan is moving towards the destination of a peaceful, secure and bright country. 


He was talking to Chairman Turkish Investment Group Ahmet Albayrak in Lahore on Sunday.


The Chief Minister said People of Pakistan and Turkey are tied in historical brotherly relations.


He said Punjab government is providing special facilities to the foreign investors for investing in the province.


During the meeting, Ahmet Albayrak expressed his interest for investing in the housing sector and for the development of social sector in the province.



Pakistan International Airline operated a C-130 flight for passengers between Islamabad and Gilgit on Sunday.


Official sources told our Gilgit correspondent, the C-130 flight will continue its operation from Islamabad to Gilgit till completion of ATR Plan checking.



Twelfth Session of the Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology begins in Islamabad on Monday.


An International Conference is also part of three-day GC Session to discuss the role of Public policies in facilitating innovation and effective partnerships for sustainable development. 


Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain will inaugurate the GC and the International Conference on Innovation Strategies for Sustainable Development. 


The Governing Council comprises14 members States including China, Fiji, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Korea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.



In Occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet forum-led Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned the illegal detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi despite court quashed draconian law, Public Safety Act on her.


In a statement, he termed Aasiya’s detention as manifestation of undemocratic and dictatorial tactics adopted by the puppet administration against the Hurriyet leader.


Meanwhile, Prominent international human rights defenders have called upon Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to repeal the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act in occupied Kashmir.                       



In Yemen, at least thirty soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Aden on Sunday.


The military officials said the soldiers were queuing to collect salaries near a military base when the attacker blew himself up.



In Libya, Unity Government officially announced the end of military operations in Sirte after the liberation from Islamic State group forces.


This was announced by the Unity Government leader Fayez al-Sartaj in Tripoli.


However, Prime Minister-designate Sartaj said the battle for Sirte is over but the war against terrorism is not finished.

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