DATE: 24-01-2017                            


Prime Minister says power outages will come to an end next year. 


The government has released over five billion rupees for welfare of Temporarily Displaced Persons of FATA.


Different parts of the country are receiving intermittent rains with snowfall on the hills.  


In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have martyred another three youth in Ganderbal and Rajouri districts on Tuesday.


Turkey, Russia and Iran have reached an agreement to enforce a cease-fire in Syria.





Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government will continue to execute development projects for the welfare of masses.


He was addressing a ceremony in connection with inauguration of Metro bus service in Multan on Tuesday.


Nawaz Sharif said the politics of Pakistan stands changed on Tuesday and only those parties filled with the spirit of serving the nation will survive in the political arena.


The Prime Minister regretted that some elements want to create obstacles in the way of progress and development.


He said that power outages have been reduced to a significant level and about ten thousand megawatt of additional power will be added to the system this year. He said power outages will be eliminated next year.


Nawaz Sharif said expanding the network of metro bus will provide modern transport facilities to the commuters.


He said some parties made big slogans of carving out new Pakistan but modern transport facilities are not available in the province governed by them.    



Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that the achievements of the Government have unnerved opponents who are now making false allegations against the Prime Minister and his family.


Talking to media outside Supreme Court in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said CPEC has added to frustration of our opponents.


On the occasion, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said the country is treading on the path of progress and prosperity which is becoming indigestible for the people who rely on politics of allegations.


She said inauguration of Multan Metro Bus has indeed added to the perplexity of our opponents.


Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha said PTI has failed to prove any allegations in the Court in Panama Papers Case.



Senior PML (N) leader MNA Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal Gujjar says Multan Metro Bus Service will provide the best travelling facilities to the people of the area and help raise their living standard.


Taking part in Radio Pakistan programme on Tuesday, he said the project is another proof of development agenda of the PML (N) government.


Talking part in the programme, PML (N) leader Senator Ghaus Muhammad Niazi said the project will end sense of deprivation of the people of South Punjab.



President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized the need for modernizing the education system keeping in view the national objectives.


He was addressing the national education conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.


The President said the country needs such an education system wherein educated youth can serve the people with their best capabilities. 


He said a committee has been formed to prepare a uniform curriculum. He pointed out that education experts from the four provinces are included in the Committee.


Mamnoon Hussain said strong education system is imperative for bright future of the youth and the country.


He said improvement of education can help improve the whole system of the country.



Supreme Court has adjourned hearing of the Panama case till on Wednesday.


Taufiq Asif, the counsel of Jamaat-e-Islami on Tuesday completed his arguments.


The counsels of the Prime Minister and the PTI have already completed their arguments.



Variety Evaluation Committee of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council has recommended six new maize and three millet hybrids for commercial cultivation in the country.


According to National Coordinator of the Council Dr. Muhammad Yousaf, 13 proposals including seven on maize, four pearl millet and two fodder SS hybrids were presented by the private seed companies and public research institutions for discussion.



The federal government has released over five billion rupees for welfare of Temporarily Displaced Persons of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.


FATA secretariat sources told our Peshawar correspondent that the amount will be spent on providing compensation to the tribal people whose houses were destroyed or damaged in terrorist acts.


The owner of each damaged house will receive four hundred thousand rupees while partially damaged houses' owners will get one hundred sixty thousand rupees each.             



Different parts of the country including Islamabad and Rawalpindi are receiving intermittent rains with snowfall on the hills.


The regional Director Pakistan Meteorological Department Ikram-uddin told our Quetta correspondent on Tuesday that Quetta has received 42 millimeters rains, Kalat 18 mms and Jeewani received 8 mms downpour.


He predicted another severe spell of rains in different parts of Baluchistan within next two days.                                           



In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred three more youth in Ganderbal and Rajouri districts, on Tuesday.


Indian Army has also launched a crackdown in Teliyan Mohalla in Arampora area of Sopore town.


Indian police arrested All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Muhammad Yasin Attai, in Budgam.



Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that India has no right to celebrate its Republic Day in occupied Kashmir as it has illegally occupied the territory. 


In a statement in Srinagar, he called for observing India's Republic Day as Black Day on Thursday.


Yasin Malik said that India calls itself the largest democracy of the world but has snatched the democratic right of Kashmiris and has been continuously denying them their birthright to self-determination.



Turkey, Russia and Iran have reached an agreement on a three-way mechanism to monitor and enforce a cease-fire in Syria.


The mechanism would allow three countries to respond immediately to reports on breaches of the cease-fire by using their influence to end attacks.


The final declaration is still being worked out.                         



UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq says nearly 750,000 civilians are still living under Islamic State rule in Mosul despite recent advances by Iraqi forces.


In a statement, he said that cost of food and basic goods is soaring, water and electricity are intermittent.



Radio Pakistan will broadcast in its National Hook-up at 1605 hours, a special feature Programme in connection with the death anniversary of a renowned Folk Singer "USTAD MUHAMMAD JUMAN".

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