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Anti polio campaign to start in KP

 

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will begin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Monday. The officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Sunday said that more than 6.7 million children below age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops and special security measures have been taken for polio teams in this regard.

About 26,000 thousand teams have been constituted, which will visit door to door to ensure administering anti-polio drops to the children. Polio teams will also be available at railway stations, bus stands and other public places to ensure administering anti-polio drops to each and every child.

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Khizer reminds Nawaz sacrifices for democracy

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Local leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Arbab Khizer Hayat said that former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has rendered countless scarifies for the sake of democracy.

In a statement here Sunday, he said that the country has been developed during PML-N regime. He said that Nawaz Sharif eliminated terrorism from the country.

 

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KP Cabinet of MMA to be completed by April 12: Mushtaq

Shafiuddin Shafqi

KARAK: Provincial President of Jamaat-i-Islami Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan has informed that the provincial cabinet of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal would be completed up to April 12 and districts cabinets up to April 25 with consensus.

This he said while addressing to the dastrabandi ceremony here on Sunday in a religious seminary in Dagar Nari area of district Karak and added that any formula for the award of tickets to the candidates of MMA has not been yet finalized.

He claimed that the tickets would be distributed on district level through mutual consultation and added that in case of any issue in any district on ticket then the central leadership of MMA would take final decision on it.

Mr Khan informed that the recommendations made by the district cabinets of MMA about the award of tickets would be sent to provincial leadership of MMA for final endorsement.

The JI provincial chief further said that religious seminaries were the forts of Islam and they would not let anyone to take action against it.

He added that real change would bring the 3.5 million students and Ulemas of the religious seminaries and added that human history had witnessed the most peaceful revolution in the world brought by the Islam.

He expressed heartfelt shock on the USA attack on the Huffaz in Qandoz province of Afghanistan and added that they would not forget the incident. He resolved that they would take revenge of every cruelty of the USA made against the Muslims.

He regretted that the leadership of Muslim Ummah was for sale now and added that the leadership of Pakistan could not dare to make demand of the Dr Afya from America.

He regretted that 1.70 million Muslims living on 22 percent of lands in the world and having 8 million regular armies with huge army budget of 171 billion dollars and 90 percent trade was being made through the occasions of the Muslims world but despite of that they were under the dominance of the West. The JI leader claimed that in Syria 0.5 million Muslims were martyred and Russia was using new weapons on daily basis against the Muslims.

He claimed that struggle for Islamic revolution was the responsibility of every Muslim and claimed that they would bring revolution through vote.

He asked the people to support the candidates of MMA to bring real change in the society and to introduce the system of justice according to the true teachings of Islam. On the occasion the district president of JI Maulana Tasleem Iqbal also spoke to the dastarbandi ceremony.

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PTI to win elections in FATA: Qadri

Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: Former Federal Minister and FATA Coordinator of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Noorul Haq Qadri has claimed that his party would clean sweep the forthcoming general polls in 2018 across tribal regions.

About his party chief Imran Khan, he said he (Imran Khan) is real voice of voiceless and oppressed people of the country and for the first time in the history Pakistan truly stands firm for the rights of poor.

PTI FATA Coordinator said this while addressing workers convention held at Hunar Jan Killi, Shiekmal Khel area of Tehsil Landi Kotal on Sunday.

He said that Imran Khan was the lonely leader who raised voice for the rights of the exploited citizens of the country and therefore all the corrupt elements joined hands against his sacred movement.

PTI was ray of hope for the tribesmen, he added and the tribal had great expectations from it and hopefully under the dynamic leadership Imran Khan they would get all their basic rights.

“Pakistan is passing through a crucial time and the up-coming election of 2018 will prove a decisive one for the future of Pakistan and asked the workers to assist their leader to get rid off of dishonest rulers,”Qadri remarked.

Mr Qadri asked the party workers to roll up their sleeves to beat the corrupt mafia of the country.

He strongly condemned innocent human loss in the last day air strikes carried out by the US forces at madrassa in Kunduz, Afghanistan and blamed America for perpetrating terrorism across the world.

He urged the incumbent government to utilize every single forum to flay the inhuman act of the America.

He invited the party workers and local tribal to participate in workers convention in large numbers to be held in Peshawar on April 11,2018 where Imran Khan would addressed the moot.

PTI, FATA leaders including Abdurraziq Shinwari, Jamal Afridi, Shahid Khan, Zarbullah and others also spoke on the occasion.

Large number of the PTI and ISF workers, elites, and tribesmen from across the agency attended the convention.

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Imran Khan to visit Daska on April 13

Imran Sharif

Sialkot: A meeting was  held by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar  finalised all arrangements to accord a warm welcome to their party chief Imran Khan upon his arrival in April 13  who is visiting the membership camps in Daska city.

In this regard, leaders and workers of the PTI held various meetings and took out rallies in different parts of city to mobilise masses and party workers to receive Imran Khan in the Daska.

While addressing the meeting in Royal Dream Fort Usman Dar  said PTI has become the last hope for the distressed masses of Pakistan and Imran Khan is the only leader which has the ability to steer the country out of ongoing crises.

He said people have been contacting with local leaders of PTI to have membership.Usamn Dar said  that his party will ‘thrash all the rival political parties’ in the next elections.

He said that the state in “new-Pakistan” will stand with the poor, provide employment opportunities and technical education so that the youth can be empowered. Dar stressed that only strong institutions can help make the country progress, adding the example of Europe where institutions are empowered for the betterment of the people.

He said that his party will elevate the status of students in Madrassa and take responsibility for their future.

He assured to provide an education system based on equality. He gave the example fo Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), saying that the PTI-led coalition government in the province ensured quality education, plantation of billion trees and non-political police force.

The meeting was chaired by PTI leader CH.Zia Ullah Khara, Ali Asjad Malhi, Dr Firdos Ashiq Awan, Brig Retd. Muhammad Aslam Ghumman, Zarar Khan, Usama Farooq, Qazi Naeem, Haseeb Safdar Butt and Ammar gilani.

Meanwhile, Daska Station House Officer (SHO) Ejaz ahmed Gujjar, following the directions of Chief Traffic Officer, devised a comprehensive traffic plan to facilitate the citizens and the party workers.

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Masood for immediate moving of UNMOGIP’s reports

F.P. Report

MIRPUR (AJK): President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Masood Khan Sunday emphatically said that the reports prepared by the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) must be presented to all UN Security Council members so that India is brought to task for human right abuses being committed in IOK and across the Line of Control (LOC) in AJK.

The President made these remarks while chairing the AJK All Parties Conference (APC) hosted by Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Prime Minister AJK here in Muzaffarabad.

The President on the occasion said that the participation of all political parties in the APC along with the representatives of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) is vital in displaying our unified stand on the issue of Kashmir.

The President paid rich tribute to the people of IOK who were being subjected to severe human right violations perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces. He condemned the recent wave of violence in Shopian, leading to the martyrdom of over 20 innocent Kashmiris.

He said these killings are not sporadic or a one-off event, but rather, the heavily armed Indian forces kill innocent Kashmiris on a daily basis with impunity.

President Masood Khan said that Pakistan is the only sovereign window for the people of Kashmir and it has politically, morally and diplomatically supported the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination, but India has always created hurdles and used delaying tactics in avoiding the plebiscite. India, through RSS goons and their village defence committees unceasingly threaten Kashmiris into leaving their homes and giving up their freedom struggle, all the while avoiding talking to Hurriyat leaders and Pakistan over the Kashmir Issue, he said.

President AJK said that the bilateral talks have been a hoax which India has used to buy time and maintain a status quo in Kashmir. The President said that India wants to exclude Kashmiris from the dialogues, which is incomprehensible as they are the key constituent to the issue and arriving at a viable solution without their political consent is impossible.

India, he said, is trying to punish Pakistan for its support to Kashmiris by unleashing a three-pronged war against Pakistan; firstly, by unleashing terror on our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in IOK; secondly, it is targeting civilians across the LOC; and thirdly, India has launched a systematic proxy war to destabilize Pakistan by abetting and sponsoring terrorist activities in FATA, the province of Baluchistan, Karachi and other cities of the country.

The President said that people of Pakistan have never compromised on the Kashmir policy nor  will Pakistan’s strategy on Kashmir be allowed to change. This he said is because Pakistan considers Kashmiris as their own citizens. After Shopian incident, he said, people in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir came together and in a unified manner raising their voice against Indian atrocities.

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15 injured as bus falls into ditch

F.P. Report

FAISALABAD: Fifteen passengers were injured when a bus fell into a ditch, in the area of Chak Jhumra police station on Sunday. Police said that a bus was on its way from Sangla Hill to Faisalabad when it fell into a ditch in a bid to overtake a car at Chak Jhumra Road near Chak No 142-RB Cchoti Ghartal.

As a result, 15 passengers received multiple injuries and they were shifted to Teshil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Chak Jhumra where their condition was stated to be out of danger. Meanwhile, the police claimed on Sunday to have arrested 257 criminals from various parts of the district in March. The police arrested 72 proclaimed offenders, 65 drug traffickers, 61 illicit weapon holders, 51 gamblers, 6 court absconders and 2 target offenders. The police recovered 46 pistols, 6 guns, 4 rifles, 2 Kalashnikovs, 2 revolvers, a number of bullets/cartridges, 12.943 kg hashish and 986 liters liquor from their possession.

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Lightening kills labor in Chinari

F.P. Report

MUZAFFARABAD: The lightening thunder killed a labor on Sunday in the suburban village Ghar Thama near Chinari of Hattian district, some 50 kilo miter away from AJK capital Muzaffarabad.

According to police sources of Chinari Thana a youth labor Ishfaq son of Ghulam Ali resident of Sundri Sharian from his work place Riyali Poniyan was on his way carrying metallic equipment for the work purpose and a cell phone in his pocket meanwhile a sharp lightening thunder hit him and killed on the spot. It was the second unfortunate incident in the week in the district Hattian. The body of the labor was taken to his native village Sundari Sharian and after the funeral prayers he was buried in his village graveyard.

 

 

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Ashraf Ghani meets Turkish PM in Kabul

KABUL: (AIP): Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah met Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim here on Sunday (April 08).

Both the sides discussed various key issues, including security, economic cooperation, war on terrorism, peace process, education, cultural norms and bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Turkey.

According to a presidential office press release available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), President Ghani termed Turkey as a good friend of Afghanistan and said both the country had joint religious and cultural norms for years.

He lauded Turkey for its cooperation with Afghanistan in security, economy, education, training of police and land administration.

On the occasion, Turkish prime minister lauded the friendly relations between Afghanistan and Turkey and said his country would continue assistance with Kabul.

Vowing to support the peace process led and owned by the Afghan people, the Turkish prime minister said they would stand by the people and government of Afghanistan.

Separately, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met Afghan Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah. They discussed various key issues including security, economy, politics and education.

Dr Abdullah lauded Turkey for its cooperation with the civil and military sectors of Afghanistan over the past several years. He demanded of the government of Turkey to further increase assistance with Kabul.

He said the Afghan government hoped that Turkey would motivate its investors to make investment in Afghanistan.

He went on to say that the illegal Afghan migrants living in Turkey should return to Afghanistan after being pointed out by responsible Afghan agencies. Afghanistan was the most suitable place for them, he observed.

He said the issue of Afghanistan’s first deputy president General Abdul Rashid Dostam should be addressed so that everyone could live peacefully with others in their country.

He said the government of Turkey supported the peace proposal of the Afghan government given to Taliban.

Turkey wanted improvement of relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, he said. Turkey was ready to host trilateral talks between the three countries.

Lauding the efforts of Afghan government for the restoration of peace, he hoped that Taliban would utilize the recent opportunity of peace.

He invited Dr Abdullah to attend a bilateral economic commission conference hosted by Turkey in the month of May. Dr Abdullah accepted his invitation.

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Food Authority fines eateries

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: KP Food Safety and Halal Food Authority carried out various operations against  unhygienic and adulterated food items and outlets in different districts and fined the  eateries about nine lac rupees who were violating the rules of the Authority.

The spokesman on Saturday said that teams deployed across the province and  Assistant Director Muhammad Abbas charged Saqib Banaspati Hayatabad Industrial zone  over unhygienic conditions and poor production system.

Similarly, Assistant Director Asad Ali in Peshawar checked a bakery and marriage hall and imposed a fine of Rs 75,000 over unhygienic conditions and violation of food safety standards.

On the other hand, Deputy Director Abbottabad, Adeel Numan recovered Rs 200,000 from Kaghan Bakers.

Similarly, Frontier Medical and Dental College Abbottabad was also imposed a fine of Rs 150,000 over violating food safety standards.