DATE: 26-03-2017                    


The first phase of 6th population and housing census in sixty-three districts will conclude on Monday.


China says friendship cooperation between Beijing and Islamabad is a model for other nations. 


Forty-one suspects were arrested during search operations in Peshawar and Hangu on Sunday.


In Bangladesh, sixteen people have been killed in bomb blasts and collision in Sylhet and Chuadanga.





The population and household count in the first block of the phase one under the 6th population and housing census in sixty-three districts across the country will conclude on Monday.


The homeless people in the first block will be counted on Tuesday.   


The First Block of the First Phase includes sixteen districts in Punjab, eight in Sindh, fourteen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, fifteen in Balochistan and five each in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. 


The house listing operation in the second block of phase one will start on Friday and will continue for three days. The population and household count of the second block will be made from 3rd to 13th of the next month.               



China has reiterated to give priority to Pak-China relations and work together to further enhance and cement existing bonds.  


Speaking at a function in Beijing, Chinese Transport Minister, Li Xiaopeng said the exemplary and longstanding friendship cooperation for economic development between China and Pakistan is a model for other nations.


Li Xiaopeng said an early harvest is expected for projects involving transportation, infrastructure and energy in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


In an interview published in a number of Chinese newspapers, Chairman of Chinese power enterprise Wang Binghua said the new Hub coal fire power plant adds variety to Pakistan's energy consumption system to help ensure energy security.


Wang said the Hub coal fire power plant after completion in 2019 will generate about 9 billion kwh of electricity to the national grid annually.                                  



British firm has agreed to construct cement plant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that understanding to this effect have been reached between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and British firm.


The plant will be completed at a cost of four hundred million dollars by the end of 2020.


With the construction of plant not only enhance the production of cement but also create job opportunities for youth.



Forty-one suspects were arrested during search operations in Peshawar and Hangu district on Sunday morning.


According to detail, fifteen suspects including two proclaimed offenders were arrested in different areas of Peshawar while twenty-six suspects including four proclaimed offenders arrested in Hangu.


Arms and ammunition were recovered from them.



In Occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani, while reiterating his call for complete boycott of the forthcoming so-called Indian Parliamentary by-elections in the territory has said that taking part in the election process is tantamount to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs.  


In a statement, he said the participation in such sham elections will be disrespect towards those who have been deprived of their belongings and eyesight and those who while pursuing mission were molested.


He appealed to the people to demonstrate the same resolve they exhibited during the 2016 mass uprising.



Purple Day is being commemorated across the world on Sunday to raise awareness about epilepsy.


Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects over fifty million people annually round the globe.


Public awareness campaigns highlighting the causes and ways to tackle the disorder are the main feature of this Day. 



In Bangladesh, six people including two police officials were killed and scores wounded in two bomb blasts in Sylhet.


Islamic State claimed the responsibility.


Meanwhile, at least 10 people were killed and about a dozen others injured in a fiery crash between a truck and a mini truck carrying laborers in Chuadanga, west of Dhaka on Sunday.                 



In Iraq, twelve civilians have been killed in a US-led international coalition airstrike on a Daesh terrorist group in northern city of Mosul.


A coalition airstrike hit an explosive-laden car in residential Rajm Hadid area killing civilians including women and children.

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