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HEADLINES

22-July-2017

Security forces have captured strategic mountain top in Khyber Agency, killing scores of terrorists.

State Bank has kept interest rate of 5.57 percent unchanged.

Turkey has evinced keen interest to invest energy, tourism and other sectors in Gilgit Baltistan.

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Budgam District today against the killing of a youth by Indian forces.

United States has urged Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea.

The final of the ICC Women's World Cup will be played between England and India in London tomorrow.

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ISPR

Security forces have successfully cleared the highest and craggiest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao near Pak-Afghan border during Operation Khyber IV.

According to ISPR, this mountain top was being used by terrorists as main observation point and its base as transit and storage point.  

Many terrorists were killed while few others fled to Afghanistan.

During the operation, the hideouts of terrorists were dismantled and a cache of IEDs, arms and ammunition recovered.

The forces have now established posts on over 12,000 feet High Mountain riddled with thick forestation.

TDPs

Final phase of repatriation of temporarily displaced persons from South Waziristan begins on Tuesday and will continue till 5th of next month.    

In an interview, a spokesman for FATA Disaster Management Authority said about 3500 families belonging to different areas of South Waziristan will go home in the final phase.    

To a question, he said those, who do not return in this phase, will not be considered as IDPs and will not be entitled to receive any relief.

The spokesman said all the remaining IDPs should contact the political administration in Tank area for their registration.

SBP

State Bank of Pakistan has kept interest rate of 5.75 percent unchanged.

This was stated by Governor State Bank Tariq Bajwa while announcing monetary policy for next two months in Karachi today.

He said national economy is moving towards stability owing to government's prudent policies.

He said that construction sector has witnessed outstanding improvement, while growth rate of big industries remained at 5.7 percent.

The Governor said the services sector experienced six percent improvement and further improvement is expected in it.

He said inflation rate is expected to remain between 4.56 percent and 5.5 percent during next two months.

SHAHBAZ

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says those who are indulged in negative politics to create hurdles in the way of development of the country will not succeed in their wicked designs. 

In a statement issued in Lahore today, he said the sit-in trend setters have used every tactic to dent the process of national development but the people have foiled their negative designs  by remaining indifferent to their protest politics.

MURAD

German Ambassador Tilo Klinner called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in Karachi today.

Matters pertaining to bilateral relations and development projects in various fields, including energy and infrastructure, in Sindh were discussed in the meeting.

DONATION  

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has directed all the relevant departments to take stern legal action against those individuals and organizations involved in the collection of illegal donations from general public.

An official handout issued in Peshawar says only those organizations can collect donations, which have been registered with the federal or provincial government and have submitted audit reports of their income and expenditures.

The organizations which have been banned under Counter Terrorism Act 1997 cannot collect donations under any circumstances.                                                                                               

AGREEMENT

The University of Sargodha and the School of Army Strategic Forces have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to impart strategic and military knowledge to students.

Under the agreement, both the institutions will educate students in various disciplines while the University of Sargodha will start a Military Science and Management programme.  

FUNERAL

Funeral prayers for the police personnel martyred in an armed ambush last evening was offered in Karachi today.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed, IG Police AD Khwaja and other officials attended the funeral prayers.

Meanwhile, Sindh government has announced compensation and jobs for the heirs of the martyred police personnel.

DAY

World Brain Day is being observed today.

The theme of this year is: "Stroke is a brain attack, prevent it and treat it."

In his message on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized the need for raising awareness among public about the fatal disease of stroke.

PAK-TURKEY

Turkey has shown interest to invest in energy, tourism and other sectors in Gilgit-Baltistan.

This was stated by Turkish Ambassador at a meeting with Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Gilgit today.

The Ambassador said his country also wants to open Turkish language center at Karakoram International University Gilgit.

The Chief Minister praised the Turkish government's contribution for uplift of education sector.                  

 

SHUTDOWN

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Beerwah town and its adjoining areas in Budgam district, today, to protest the killing of a youth by Indian forces.

All shops and business establishments are closed in Beerwah town, Khag and Aripanthan areas.

The occupation authorities have imposed strict restrictions in Beerwah and sealed all entry and exit points of the town to prevent protests against the killing.

EGYPT-AU

Arab Union has called on the international community to warn Israel to stop use of brute force against defenceless Palestinians.

In a statement, the Union also urged world community to pressure Tel Aviv to respect the international decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, Egypt has also said that it is extremely worried about the disproportionate use of force by police against Palestinians in Jerusalem and around Al-Aqsa Mosque.

HUCKABEE

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to the position of White House press secretary, after Sean Spicer announced his resignation as press secretary.

 

US* 

United States has pressed Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea.

The message was conveyed by US special envoy for North Korea during his visit to Myanmar.

He however, declined to specify what kind of military cooperation had continued between North Korea and Myanmar.

ICC

The final of the ICC Women's World Cup  will be played between England and India in London tomorrow.

HOOKUP

Radio Pakistan will broadcast a special feature programme in connection with the death anniversary of renowned musician "KHALIL AHMED" in its national hookup at 1605 hours today.

 

 


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