Govt continuing action against drug trafficking

The relevant government agencies are continuing their action against the drug trafficking.

Since September last year, 1043 metric tons of drugs have been seized and 1612 drug peddlers arrested. The recovered drugs included 3.52 metric tons heroin an…

The relevant government agencies are continuing their action against the drug trafficking. Since September last year, 1043 metric tons of drugs have been seized and 1612 drug peddlers arrested. The recovered drugs included 3.52 metric tons heroin and 45.18 metric tons hashish. In addition, the security forces seized 3.65 metric tons meth, 8.55 metric tons opium and 982 metric tons other drugs. Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt decides to move SC to ban PTI

The government has decided to move the Supreme Court of Pakistan to ban Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

This was stated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar at a news conference in Islamabad today.

The Information Minister s…

The government has decided to move the Supreme Court of Pakistan to ban Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). This was stated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar at a news conference in Islamabad today. The Information Minister said article 17 of the constitution empowers the federal government to ban a political party. He said there is credible evidence to support a ban on the PTI and cited the party's involvement in foreign funding, the May 9 incident, its role in the resettlement of terrorists in Pakistan, the cipher episode, and the resolution passed in the United States. Attaullah Tarar stated that a reference will also be filed against former President Arif Alvi, former Prime Minister Imran Khan, and former Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri for violating the Constitution when the assemblies were dissolved following the no-confidence motion against the PTI government. He said the reference will be forwarded to the Supreme Court after approval by the federal cabinet. Attaullah Tarar said t here are certain lobbies sitting abroad which promote an anti-Pakistan agenda, support separatist movements and conspire against the country's security and institutions. He mentioned the government has decided to take strict legal action against them, which may involve blocking their passports and identity cards. The Information Minister said the government and its allied parties have also decided to file a review petition against Supreme Court's judgment in the reserved seats case. He emphasized that the judgment has legal lacunae and that they have strong legal grounds to file the review. He pointed out that the PTI had not sought relief in the case. The Information Minister said the government will complete all these processes while remaining within the domain of law and constitution. He said these matters will be taken forward so that in future nobody could dare to violate the constitution, hurt the national interests and attack the defence institutions. Source: Radio Pakistan

Agreement signed to boost leather industry cooperation

Pakistani and Chinese business firms have signed an agreement for promotion of cooperation in the leather industry.

This agreement was facilitated by Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).

Leather products made in Pakistan are in high dema…

Pakistani and Chinese business firms have signed an agreement for promotion of cooperation in the leather industry. This agreement was facilitated by Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC). Leather products made in Pakistan are in high demand in the global market, including handbags, purses, suitcases and belts. Cooperation with China will boost Pakistan's leather industry and also provide exposure to Pakistani leather products. Source: Radio Pakistan

PTI’s anti-state activities must face justice: Talal

PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry says the government left no option, except to send a reference against the PTI as it has not desisted itself from anti-state activities.

In a video message today, he said the government took this decision not against its …

PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry says the government left no option, except to send a reference against the PTI as it has not desisted itself from anti-state activities. In a video message today, he said the government took this decision not against its political opponents but against the anti-state elements. He said the government will send a reference to the Supreme Court, which will take a final decision in this regard. He added that the government will submit all information to the apex court. Talal Chaudhry said the PTI still boasts on its anti-state activities. He said the culprits involved in the incidents of May 9 should be punished. Source: Radio Pakistan

PML-N files review petition in SC against reserved seats verdict

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, praying the apex court to revisit its decision of giving reserved seats to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The petition filed in the apex court today also requested the…

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, praying the apex court to revisit its decision of giving reserved seats to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The petition filed in the apex court today also requested the court to suspend its 12th July 2024 ruling regarding the reserved seats case of the Sunni Ittehad Council till the final decision of the review petition. An early hearing has been requested in the petition. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Railways raises awareness on trespassing, track crossing, and prohibited items

Pakistan Railways awareness campaign is in full swing in order to raise public knowledge of the dangers of trespassing, crossing tracks, and carrying forbidden objects.

An railway official told APP that Pakistan Railways is using all media platforms…

Pakistan Railways awareness campaign is in full swing in order to raise public knowledge of the dangers of trespassing, crossing tracks, and carrying forbidden objects. An railway official told APP that Pakistan Railways is using all media platforms including print, electronic and social media to create an awareness among the citizens about a safe train journey. He said the department has also asked all the divisional superintendents to ensure checking of luggage of passengers at entry points. Source: Radio Pakistan

Punjab CM vows to equip youth with skills for economic independence

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has reaffirmed her government’s commitment to equipping the youth with skills for economic independence.

In her message in connection with World Youth Skills Day, she pledged the Punjab Government’s commitment to o…

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has reaffirmed her government's commitment to equipping the youth with skills for economic independence. In her message in connection with World Youth Skills Day, she pledged the Punjab Government's commitment to offering youth vocational training and stressed the critical role that youth play in creating a sustainable future. Under the Chief Minister's Skills Development Initiative, 40,000 students will be enrolled in TEVTA courses, while Middle Tech, Matric Tech, and Intermediate Tech programs are being introduced for students in Information Technology. This initiative aims to equip the youth with the skills necessary to succeed in the modern world and contribute to the province's economic growth. Source: Radio Pakistan

9th Muharram to be solemnly observed tomorrow

The 9th of Muharram to commemorate supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions will be observed with due solemnity and respect across the country tomorrow.

Majalis will be held in all small and major cities while processions of …

The 9th of Muharram to commemorate supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions will be observed with due solemnity and respect across the country tomorrow. Majalis will be held in all small and major cities while processions of tazia and alam will also be taken out in some cities. Source: Radio Pakistan