DATE: 20-06-2017                                


Election Commission will discuss delimitation of constituencies for the next general elections on Wednesday.  


NEPRA has approved one point ninety rupees per unit reduction in tariff to provide relief to the consumers.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has allocated over three billion rupees for protection and preservation of cultural heritage.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation has strongly condemned attack on Muslim worshippers in London.


Triumphant Pakistani cricketers returned home to rousing welcome on Tuesday.





Election Commission of Pakistan will meet in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss delimitation of constituencies.


Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan will chair the meeting.


Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa will brief the meeting about the census data required by the election commission for delimitation of constituencies.                             



National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has approved one point ninety rupees per unit reduction in power tariff under fuel price adjustment mechanism for the month of June.


The reduction would not be applicable to the life line consumers and the K-electric.                              



Meanwhile, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif says no un-scheduled load-shedding is being carried out anywhere in the country.        



A three member special bench of the Supreme Court overseeing implementation of the Panama papers case investigation says audio and video recording of those appearing before the Joint Investigation Team can be carried out.


The bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal in its ruling on Tuesday said that the audio and video recording will not be made part of judicial proceedings. Only the written statements of those appearing before the JIT will be made part of the judicial proceedings.


The court also sought Attorney General's stance over the issue of the photo leak.                          



PML-N Leader Talal Chaudhry says PML-N respects the state institutions.


Talking to media in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said however, we will use our legal right after consultations with legal experts.


He said that PML-N has always accepted decisions. He said those who are attempting to malign us without any reason, will not succeed in their bad intentions. 



First special Eid train will leave Karachi for Peshawar on Friday.


Pakistan Railways will run five special trains to facilitate passengers on the eve of Eid ul Fitr.


The second train will leave Quetta for Rawalpindi on Saturday. 


The third train will leave Karachi for Lahore.


Two special trains will also run between Rawalpindi and Multan.



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has chalked out a plan for protection and preservation of cultural heritage of the province.


Official sources told our Peshawar correspondent over three billion rupees have been allocated for the purpose.


Under the plan, an art academy will be established in Peshawar while cultural complex will be set up in each division of the province.


The sources said efforts are also underway to preserve Kalash culture in Chitral District.                              



Police have arrested twenty three criminals during a search operation in Dera Ismail Khan.


Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.    



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.



In Occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has said that India’s National Investigating Agency is being used as a war weapon to harass Kashmiri leaders.


In a joint statement issued in Srinagar, they said that such brutal tactics and coercive measures could not deter Hurriyet leaders from pursuing their mission.


Meanwhile the High Court Bar Association has expressed concern over deteriorating conditions of detainees and under-trial prisoners in different jails of the territory and sought the intervention by international human rights bodies to mitigate their sufferings.



World Refugees Day is being observed on Tuesday.


Its objective is to highlight the plight of refugees who are forced to leave their homes, besides commemorating their courage and perseverance in the wake of ordeals confronting them.


In Pakistan, various events are being held to mark the day.


According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees, over 65 million people have been displaced by conflict and persecution during the last year.



The government of Uganda and the United Nations have appealed for eight billion dollars in funding to deal with the crisis of refugees from South Sudan.


In a statement on World Refugee Day, the U.N. children's fund said on Tuesday the money is needed for emergency aid as well as resilience interventions targeting both refugees and host communities for last four years.


Uganda will host a U.N.-backed summit aimed at raising awareness of the refugee crisis this week.                            



In Afghanistan, eight security guards have been killed by gunmen in northern Parwan province.


A spokeswoman for the provincial governor Wahida Shahkar said on Tuesday the guards were attacked in Bagram district on their way to Bagram airbase.


Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.



In Iraq, a French journalist Stephane Villeneuve has succumbed to wounds suffered in an explosion in Mosul.


French foreign ministry said on Tuesday, the journalist was wounded in a mine blast along with other journalists.



Australia has decided to suspend air strikes in Syria.


The decision was announced by Australian Defence Minister Marise on Tuesday following the U.S. downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday and Russia's subsequent threat against coalition aircraft.



In Philippine, military launched fresh ground and air offensive against militants in Marawi on Tuesday.


Nearly 350 people have been killed so far, in the fighting which has now entered fifth week.        



Members of Pakistan Cricket Team received heroes' welcome on their return to the country. 


Hassan Ali, Baber Azam, Fahim Ashraf and Ahmad Shahzad, were warmly welcomed at Lahore airport by provincial ministers and a large number of cricket fans.


Captain Sarfaraz Ahmad and Rumman Raees were warmly received by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair and Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar along with a large number of cricket lovers at Karachi airport.


Junaid Khan, Amad Waseem and Shahdab Khan were accorded a warm welcome at Islamabad airport by a large number of fans and Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz.


Fakhar Zaman who scored maiden century in the final of the ICC Champion Trophy got hero welcome on his arrival at Bacha Khan Airport in Peshawar.



Death anniversary of renowned composer and songwriter Khawaja Pervez is being observed on Tuesday.


He composed several songs for renowned singers including Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mehdi Hassan, Noor Jehan, Tasawur Khanum, Akhalq Ahmad and Mussarat Nazir.            

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