At-least 146 injured have been brought to hospital: PIMs administrationAt least 146 law enforcement agencies personnel including 57 policemen,and 43 FC personnel have been injured by protesters at Faizabad interchange in Islamabad. According to Administrator Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Dr Altaf Hussain, thirty five injured were discharged after treatment. The government has put poly clinic and PIMS hospitals on high alert with provision of allocation of beds and sufficient quantity of medicines..
Government deploys Pakistan Army to control law and order situation in Federal CapitalThe Ministry of Interior has issued notification for deployment of troops of Pakistan Army under article 245 of the constitution. According to the notification, the Army is being deployed on the request made by the Islamabad Capital Territory Islamabad Administration in order to control law and order situation. The number of troops of Pakistan Army is to be determined by the Commander 111 Brigade.
Army Chief telephones Prime Minister, suggests to handle Islamabad sit-in peacefullyArmy Chief telephones Prime Minister and suggests handling Islamabad sit-in peacefully. He said the protestors are fully trained they also resorted to the use of tear gas over police. He said the administration is fulfilling its responsibility in pursuance of the court order. He said we are bound to support every legal action of the administration.
PML-N consultative meeting discusses prevailing situation in Federal CapitalThe consultative meeting chaired by PML-N Chief Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Lahore reviewed overall political situation in the country. The Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief Minister of the Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and PML-N senior leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif attended in the meeting. The future strategy about the prevailing situation in the capital also came under discussion during the meeting. Besides Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, provincial law minister Rana Sana Ullah, Senator Asif Karmini, Minister of state for information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Senator Pervaiz Rashid and federal minister Khawaja Saad Rafique also attended the meeting.
Suicide blast in Quetta – Terror attacks cannot deter nation's resolve to root out terrorism: Balochistan Home MinisterFour people were martyred and nineteen others injured in a suicide blast at Saryab Road in Quetta today. SP Quetta Javed Iqbal Garsheen told Radio Pakistan's correspondent that 19 people, including children and women were wounded in the blast. The injured people were shifted to different hospitals in Quetta for treatment. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai and Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri have strongly condemned the blast. They expressed grief and sorrow over the incident and condoled with the bereaved families. The bomb attack came a day after a senior police official of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, AIG Ashraf Noor, was martyred in a suicide attack on his vehicle in the upscale Hayatabad neighborhood of Peshawar. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balochistan, Mir Sarfraz Bugti has said that the fight against terrorism would continue till elimination of last terrorist in the province. Talking to media persons soon after suicide attack in Quetta today, he said that we are in the state of war and such coward acts on the part of terrorists can’t deter our resolve against terrorism. Sarfraz Bugti reiterated that terrorists and their facilitators will be rooted out at all costs. A forensic team is arriving in Quetta to conduct a probe into the incident. A spokesman of Civil Hospital Quetta, Dr. Waseem told Radio Pakistan's Quetta correspondent, that five people, including a woman and a minor embraced, martyrdom, while 21 others were wounded in the attack.
Pakistan Turkey agree to strengthen cooperation in Defense IndustryMinister Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has held a meeting with the Minister for National Defence of Turkey Mr. Nurettin Canikli in Ankara. They had a comprehensive review of bilateral cooperation, particularly the ongoing defence industry projects between the two countries. Expressing satisfaction at the flourishing relationship between Pakistan and Turkey, the two Ministers vowed to further deepen and broaden defence industry cooperation. They noted that the growing level of bilateral cooperation is consistent with the vision of the leaders on both the sides. Both sides agreed to further increase mutual contact and exchange of visits with a view to realize the full potential in defence collaboration and identifying new projects. Rana Tanveer noted that the defence industries of the two brotherly countries has significant capacities and closer mutual collaboration would help them realize the full potential. He hoped that both countries would explore further possibilities of joint ventures and co-production. Turkish Defence Minister Mr. Nurettin Canikli said that the brotherly relations between Pakistan and Turkey are deeply rooted in history.
Two-day Aviation Chiefs Conference of D-8 countries begins in Islamabad on MondayTwo-day Aviation Chiefs Conference of D-8 countries will start in Islamabad on Monday. Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has finalized arrangements for the event. Civil Aviation Chiefs from Developing-8 countries including Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey will participate in the conference. Various sessions will be held to discuss aviation challenges in D-8 countries and prospects of future cooperation in this field.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to open up new vistas of opportunities: PresidentPresident Mamnoon Hussain has urged the youth to equip themselves with modern knowledge and technological trends to get maximum benefits from the opportunities offered by ongoing development projects in the country. Addressing the 12th Convocation of Riphah International University in Islamabad today, the President said youth are the real future of our country and their training in line with our ideology and religious values will solidify the very foundations of the nation. The President said China Pakistan Economic Corridor has opened up new vistas of opportunities from which the youth can benefit by keeping up with the demands of industry, technology and other sectors. Mamnoon Hussain said the Corridor project will make Pakistan a hub of trade and economic activity as it has increased the significance of Gwadar deep seaport. Earlier the President distributed degrees and medals among the graduates.
APHC protests against inhuman treatment being meted out to the Kashmiri prisonersIn occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference held a demonstration at Hyderpora in Srinagar against the inhuman treatment being meted out to the Kashmiri political prisoner lodged in various jails of the territory and India. A large number of Hurriyat leaders and activists participated in the protest. Speaking on the occasion, the leaders appealed to the world human rights organizations to take notice of the plight of Kashmiri political detainees and use their good offices for their immediate release. They expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of several Kashmiri leaders being kept at Tihar jail in Delhi. Addressing a party meeting in Jammu Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Mir Shahid Saleem demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and activists. On the other hand, an 11th class student, Zahid Ahmed, was critically injured after he was fired upon by Indian troops with pellet gun in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar. Indian troops have launched massive cordon and search operations in Bawan, Kutlari Mawar, Chandigam and Jagerpora areas of Kupwara district and at Astan Mohalla in Kakapora area of Pulwama district.
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