NEPRA approves Rs1.90 per unit reduction in tariff to provide relief to consumers
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has approved one point nine-zero rupees reduction in power tariff under the fuel price adjustment mechanism. The Chairman NEPRA has directed to provide relief to the consumers in the bills of June. The reduction would not be applicable to the life line consumers and the K-electric.
PM announces Rs10 Mln each for cricket team players
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced ten million rupees cash each for the winning cricket team. In a statement, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the prime minister announced the prize money to acknowledge players efforts in winning the ICC championship. She said encouraging young players will promote sports culture in Pakistan. She said the national cricket team presented outclass game in all fields during the final. The Minister of State said the team has made the entire nation proud.
Army chief awarded legion of merit in Ankara
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was awarded the Legion of Merit in Ankara on Tuesday in recognition of his services for promotion of Pakistan-Turkey defence ties. Speaking on the occasion, General Bajwa dedicated the award to the martyrs of both Pakistani and Turkish armed forces. Later, the Army Chief held a meeting with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar and discussed matters related to regional security. The two leaders agreed to further enhance defence cooperation. Turkish military leadership was greatly appreciative of the role Pakistan Army played against terrorism and in peace keeping operations and as a factor of stability in a very volatile region.
Pakistan starts fencing of entire Pak-Afghan border to check infiltration
Pakistan has started fencing of entire Pak-Afghan border to check infiltration. According to ISPR, the fencing will be done in phases. In the first phase, high infiltration prone border areas in Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber Agencies are being fenced. Fencing of remaining border areas including Balochistan will be executed in the second phase. Besides fencing, Pakistan Army and FC Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are constructing new forts and border posts to improve surveillance and defensibility. These measures are being taken to improve security situation along the Pak-Afghan border.
RADD-UL-FASAAD: 7 suspects arrested
Seven suspects were apprehended and illegal weapons, and ammunition were recovered during joint search operations by Pakistan Rangers Punjab, police, and intelligence agencies in Mandi Bahauddin and Islamabad. The operations were carried out under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad going on across the country.
CPEC one of the best performing projects of 'belt and road initiative.': Lijian
Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy in Pakistan Zhao Lijian says China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is one of the best performing project of his country's Belt and Road Initiative. He was speaking at a conference on 'Belt and Road Initiative and CPEC' in Islamabad on Tuesday. Lijian said the multi-billion dollar CPEC project, which is being jointly undertaken by Pakistan and China, prioritizes development of Gwadar, energy projects, transport infrastructure and industrial cooperation. He said the second 660MW unit of Sahiwal Coal-fired Power Plant has completed its test run and is ready for inauguration. The first unit of the Sahiwal plant was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 24th of last month.
EU urges gulf countries to engage in dialogue to defuse crisis
The European Union has called on Gulf countries to engage in a direct dialogue to defuse ongoing crisis between Qatar and other Arab states in the region. Speaking after her arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, EU Foreign Affairs head Federica Mogherini said that tensions should be resolved through finding common ways at the table. She said the European Union wants to strengthen cooperation among the Gulf countries especially in the fight against terrorism.
OIC strongly condemns attack on Muslim worshippers in London
Organization of Islamic Cooperation has strongly condemned the attack on Muslim worshippers in London. A statement issued by the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah says the attack has stated that the incident reflects the rise of Islamophobia in Europe which is a cause of concern for the Muslim communities. The statement says that targeting worshippers of any faith is an attack on the shared values of tolerance. It expressed solidarity and sympathy with the affected Muslim communities.