Eight Terrorists Killed In Pakistan

Police in Pakistan’s south-west Balochistan province, killed eight terrorists in two separate operations yesterday, the police said in a statement.The counter-terrorism department (CTD) of the police said that, they conducted an operation in Washuk dis…

Police in Pakistan’s south-west Balochistan province, killed eight terrorists in two separate operations yesterday, the police said in a statement.

The counter-terrorism department (CTD) of the police said that, they conducted an operation in Washuk district of the province, by acting on an intelligence tip-off regarding the presence of terrorists in a house.

During the raid at the house, the terrorists tried to escape by spraying bullets on the police, triggering off an exchange of fire in which five terrorists were killed and two managed to flee, the statement added.

Police also recovered arms and ammunition from the compound where the terrorists, associated with the Daesh, were planning attacks on security forces and civilians, the statement added.

The CTD kicked off a search operation in the area, following the attack, to nab the fleeing militants.

In a separate operation in the provincial capital of Quetta, police recovered a civilian, abducted two weeks ago from the city, and killed three attackers in an exchange of fire, the CTD statement said.

In the intelligence-based operation, the police raided a hideout where the terrorists, involved in kidnapping for ransom incidents, target killing and terrorist activities were staying, the statement added.

Source: Nam News Network

NA Speaker calls for enhancing Women literacy rate across country for their empowerment

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that education plays essential role for women empowerment and provide basic facilities to women for enhancing their literacy rate across the country.He expressed these views while addressing a publ…

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that education plays essential role for women empowerment and provide basic facilities to women for enhancing their literacy rate across the country.

He expressed these views while addressing a public gathering in connection with the provision of transport services to Government Associate College for Girls Manghot.

He said that the provision of transportation facilities to girl students in Gujar Khan who travel 40 km to reach the college would encourage them to complete their education.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Met Office predicts hot, humid weather

Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in plain areas of the country during the next twelve hours.However, rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pothohar region, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.Tempera…

Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in plain areas of the country during the next twelve hours.

However, rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pothohar region, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:

Islamabad and Peshawar twenty-five degree centigrade, Lahore and Karachi twenty-eight, Quetta twenty-three, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad twenty and Murree sixteen degree centigrade.

According to weather forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, partly cloudy chances of rain and wind with thundershower weather is expected in Srinagar, Jammu, Palwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramulla while partly cloudy in Leh.

Temperature recorded this morning:

Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian seventeen degree centigrade, Jammu twenty-six, Leh ten, Anantnag and Baramulla eighteen degree centigrade.

Source: Radio Pakistan

ICT Police establish special cell to probe cases related to terrorism financing

The Islamabad Capital Police have established a Special Investigation Cell to probe the cases related to financial assistance to terrorism and extremism.According to the Capital Police, the cell will ensure effective legal action against those, who pr…

The Islamabad Capital Police have established a Special Investigation Cell to probe the cases related to financial assistance to terrorism and extremism.

According to the Capital Police, the cell will ensure effective legal action against those, who provide financial support to terrorism and extremism.

The cell has been established in its Counter Terrorism Department and will be headed by an officer of Grade-17, who will directly report to the SSP CTD.

The Special Investigation Cell will also seek cooperation from other law enforcement agencies as per international standards.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Flow of water normal in River Sutlej: PDMA Punjab Spokesperson

Spokesperson of Provincial Disaster Management Authority Punjab says flow of water is normal in River Sutlej except for Islam Headworks.He said there is low level flood in Head Islam in River Sutlej.He said inflow of water at Head Islam is 66586 cusecs…

Spokesperson of Provincial Disaster Management Authority Punjab says flow of water is normal in River Sutlej except for Islam Headworks.

He said there is low level flood in Head Islam in River Sutlej.

He said inflow of water at Head Islam is 66586 cusecs water while outflow is 64356 cusecs water.

He said flow of water in Ganda Singh Wala is 38000 cusecs water. He said inflow of water in Head Sulemanki is 40000 cusecs water while outflow is 26000 cusec water.

He said that the flow of water is normal in all other rivers of Punjab.

Meanwhile, relief activities continue in flood affected areas and road, bridges and mean of communication are being restored on emergency basis in affected areas.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Caretaker Punjab Govt to unveil special package for farmers

The caretaker Punjab government plans to prepare a special package to provide facilities to farmers of the province.Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has sought comprehensive recommendations from relevant departments in this regard.Chairman…

The caretaker Punjab government plans to prepare a special package to provide facilities to farmers of the province.

Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has sought comprehensive recommendations from relevant departments in this regard.

Chairman Planning and Development Board, secretaries of Agriculture, Livestock, Irrigation, Finance and a team comprising officials of Punjab Bank will prepare recommendations for the package.

Mohsin Naqvi has also sought a durable plan for establishment of a Model Agricultural Market in every division of the province.

Pesticides, agricultural equipment, fertilizers and seeds would be available in these Model Agricultural Markets.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Situation in GB completely peaceful: Murtaza Solangi

Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi says Gilgit-Baltistan is experiencing peace and stability, while schools, colleges, markets, and roads are open, displaying a sense of normalcy.In his tweets on Sunday, he said peacef…

Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi says Gilgit-Baltistan is experiencing peace and stability, while schools, colleges, markets, and roads are open, displaying a sense of normalcy.

In his tweets on Sunday, he said peaceful protests do occur at times in reaction to some religious and sectarian concerns but the law and order situation is calm.

Murtaza Solangi further said protests are a natural political democratic response to local issues, which were managed peacefully in Gilgit-Baltistan. He said the region remains a heaven of peace and harmony.

The Minister maintained that no Army deployment has taken place and the Pakistan Army is prepared for community protection during the events like Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) in the coming week. The reports of unrest are baseless as no shots were fired, no damage to public and private property did occur.

He, however, said special measures have been taken for the security of the procession routes and Imambargahs as per the past practice. Quoting the Home Department of Gilgit-Baltistan, he said Section 144 has been imposed across the region to maintain law and order, protect lives and property of the people and avoid any untoward incident.

The Information Minister, in another tweet, shared some videos, showing locals and foreign tourists enjoying in Skardu.

He said the situation is peaceful and normal while the roads and destinations are open.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Madad Ali Sindhi vows to assess ability of teachers to correct educational system

Minister for Education and Professional Training Madad Ali Sindhi has vowed to evaluate the ability of teachers to correct the educational system in the country.Talking to media persons during his visit to the Karachi Press Club on Sunday, the Ministe…

Minister for Education and Professional Training Madad Ali Sindhi has vowed to evaluate the ability of teachers to correct the educational system in the country.

Talking to media persons during his visit to the Karachi Press Club on Sunday, the Minister said that the education and ability of the teachers would be checked in the educational institutions including the universities of the country.

He said that the educational system would be put on the right track.

Replying to a question, he said that education was the provincial subject after the 18th Amendment.

He said that Sindh, Punjab and other provinces had reservations over history subjects and they wanted to put the personalities, they considered to include them in the curriculum.

Earlier, speaking about the issues of the journalists, he advised his interim government to announce a permanent fund for the journalists.

Source: Radio Pakistan