DATE: 26-03-2017                                 


Second phase of Prime Minister's Youth Training Program has started to award fifty thousand internships. 


The population and household count in first block of phase one in sixty-three districts will conclude on Monday.


In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces have arrested hundreds of innocent people during massive crackdowns across the valley. 


In Iraq, twelve people have been killed in U.S-led coalition airstrike in northern Mosul.  





The Government has started the second phase of Prime Minister's Youth Training Program. 


During this phase, fifty thousand internships will be awarded to youth who have completed sixteen years of education.


According to details, a quota of twenty five thousand has been allocated for Punjab, ninety five hundred for Sindh, three thousand for Balochistan, over fifty eight hundred for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one thousand for Azad Kashmir and fifty eight hundred for Gilgit Baltistan, FATA and Islamabad Capital Territory.


The internees will be paid twelve thousand rupees per month as a stipend during the one year long internship.


The internees will be placed in Federal and Provincial Government departments, educational institutions and private sector bodies for enhancing their skills and employability.



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.


The construction of plant not only enhanced 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, Indian police and paramilitary forces during their intensified crackdowns arrested hundreds of youth ahead of parliamentary election drama.


Polling for the farcical Indian Parliamentary elections will be held in Srinagar and Islamabad constituencies on 9th and 12th of next month.


Police arrested at least 135 youth in Pulwama district alone in the past two weeks.


Police rounded up scores of youth in Shopian, Kulgam, Soura, Nowhata, Gojwara, Rajouri Kadal and other areas of Srinagar.                            



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. 



Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong's new leader, becoming the first woman to hold the top job.


Hong Kong's chief executive is chosen by a committee heavily made up of pro-Beijing electors, rather than by holding a public vote.


Meanwhile, Pro-democracy groups held protests outside the election venue on Sunday, calling the process a sham.

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