KARACHI, Nov 08 :Sindh Home Minister, Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal here on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review security arrangements finalized by police department for Chehelum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). The meeting among others was also attended by Home Secretary, Qazi Shahid Pervez, IG – Sindh Police, AD Khawaja, zonal DIGs as well as officials from counter terrorism department and thosefrom special branch of the police department. The minister said security alert must be declared at all mosques and Imam Bargahs located in sensitive areas complimented by snap checking, patrolling and picketing on the designated routes for processions. Calling for comprehensive and coordinated security arrangements for main procession and majalis, the minister said the bomb disposal squad must ensure sweeping and clearing of these sites. Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal said advance intelligence collection and sharing must be further strengthened as no lapse in the security plan will be acceptable.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8:Mushaal Yasin Malik, the wife of Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik on Wednesday called on the Omar Hamid Khan to congratulate him on his appointment as Secretary BISP.During the meeting held at BISP headquarters, the collaboration between Mushaal Malik and BISP was discussed with focus on expansion of BISP in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and mobilization of Kashmiri women for their empowerment. BISP has 106193 beneficiaries in AJK. Secretary BISP sought her help in expansion of BISP initiatives in AJK and discussed the ways in which she could mobilize BISP beneficiaries towards a better future. The Secretary said BISP would benefit greatly by having her on its platform as an ambassador promoting BISP vision of dignity, empowerment and meaning to life. Mushaal Malik said that she would be happy to contribute towards women empowerment and poverty alleviation through the platform of BISP. She also appreciated the efforts of BISP for poverty alleviation and women empowerment. Mrs Malik said that refugees from Indian Occupied Kashmir living in camps deserve special attention of BISP. Kashmiri women are skilled in making traditional Kashmiri shawls so their cultural potential could be utilized to help them earn for themselves and thus graduate out of poverty. Secretary Omar Hamid Khan said that BISP is the prime women empowerment program that is making women financially and socially inclusive all across the country. “BISP graduation model is under consideration that would help BISP beneficiaries transit from poverty to self sufficiency. This would be a true contribution towards poverty alleviation in Pakistan,” he added.
Karachi ,Nov 8 :A gang of thieves (20-25 years in age), around 8-10 people on 5 125 bikes are roaming around *Shabbir abad A and B block* looting people of mobile phones and cash. They have been spotted particularly on the *Shaheed-e-Millat patch between tipu sultan signal and hill park roundabout* at night between 10-2 specially on Saturday nights. Please forward to relevant groups so your friends and family can take precautionary measures.
Following pics are of these street criminals
ISPR , Nov 8 :COAS in Iran. Met Iranian Def Minister, visited IRGC HQ. Both sides agreed that their soils will not be allowed to be used by third party against each other,Presser at Tehran. Gist in attached text message. “Pak Armed Forces are capable to thwart any threat with sp of nation. Prerogative of declaring Jehad rests only with state and Armed Forces are instrument for its application.
COAS in Iran. Met Iranian Def Minister, visited IRGC HQ. Both sides agreed that their soils will not be allowed to be used by third party against each other. pic.twitter.com/hpQPrhdDam
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 7, 2017
Presser at Tehran. Gist in attached text message. “Pak Armed Forces are capable to thwart any threat with sp of nation. Prerogative of declaring Jehad rests only with state and Armed Forces are instrument for its application.” pic.twitter.com/GR7vUlBhCi
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 7, 2017
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 :Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), in Indian occupied Kashmir, has urged all the three parties to the Kashmir dispute – India, Pakistan and genuine Kashmiri leadership to sit together to find a solution acceptable to the Kashmiri people. According to Kashmir Media Service, the JI spokesman in a statement issued in held Srinagar asked India to show due regard to the principles of justice and express its will to accept the just cause of the Kashmiris. “The present world faces a number of problems, two of these being more critical – Palestine and Kashmir – and the non-resolution of which has caused many wars in the past and the war-like situation is still prevailing with the result that these regions are subject to the uncertainty and human bloodshed is continuing,” he said. “The Kashmir issue came into being when the Indian army entered the valley and occupied a part of Jammu and Kahsmir. The then Indian government made a pledge before the United Nations Security Council through a number of resolutions that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will be given a free chance to choose their political future but despite the passage of a long period of 70 years, this chance is yet to be provided to the oppressed people,” the Jamaat deplored. It said “Now, India is denying even the disputed nature of Kashmir. The special status given to Jammu and Kashmir with legal Sanctities has also been gradually eroded to the point of its becoming ineffective. This attitude can neither help in establishing the durable peace nor make any change in the present uncertain scenario.” “By applying the military might or implementing the black laws, the durable peace has never been established nor is there any such possibility in the future,” the JI said.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 :Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister on Wednesday said he knew that the decision of the Supreme Court will come against him.Speaking to the media outside the Accountability Court here, he said he was deprived of the right to fair trial. Nawaz Sharif said references were based on malafide intentions and he was facing political victimisation.He said such decisions are not remembered in a positive manner.He said, “everybody knew that this was happening for the last 70 years. I knew that decision will not come in my favour.
London, Nov 8:British energy supplier SSE and German-owned Npower said Wednesday they have agreed to merge their businesses that heat and light up millions of UK households. SSE said in statement it would spin off its household energy and services business and combine it with Npower, the British arm of Germany’s Innogy. The combined firm would be “a new independent UK incorporated company to be held by SSE shareholders and with minority participation by Innogy”, SSE said. No financial details of the deal were provided. But SSE said that, as of the end of September, the two businesses provided energy and related services to about 11.5 million UK customer accounts. The announcement comes as Britain’s biggest energy suppliers face a regulatory shake-up after the government recently said that a price cap would be imposed on energy tariffs that did not currently provide customers with good value. Completion of the deal, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, is expected by between late next year and early 2019, SSE said.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 :An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale jolted Quetta and its adjoining areas in the wee hours of Wednesday. People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported due to earthquake, private news channel reported. According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicenter of the quake which struck on early Wednesday morning was located 95 kilo metres northwest of Quetta near Pak-Afghan border at the depth of 11 kilometres
ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 :Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has met three members of congress on Capitol Hill in the context of Pakistan-US relationship.According to a message received here, continuing his outreach to key members of Congress, the Ambassador had meetings with Senator Joni Ernst (Republican-Iowa), Congresswoman Karen Bass (Democrat-California) and Congressman Chris Stewart (Republican-Utah). Senator Ernst is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, while Congresswoman Bass and Congressman Stewart sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Appropriations Committee respectively. In his back-to-back meetings, Ambassador Chaudhry updated the members of Congress on recent developments in the context of Pakistan-U.S. relations. He briefed them on Pakistan’s perspective on the region, including the situation in Afghanistan.Noting the two countries’ common aspiration for peace and stability in South Asia, Ambassador Chaudhry said it was important for Pakistan and the United States to work together for a political settlement in Afghanistan. Ambassador Chaudhry informed the U.S. legislators that Pakistan had successfully turned the corner in its fight against terrorism. Pakistan’s improved security environment was paying economic dividends, as evidenced by the country’s status as an emerging market. The Ambassador said greater economic cooperation between the U.S. and Pakistani corporate sectors would generate jobs and prosperity for both countries. The members of Congress appreciated Ambassador Chaudhry’s briefing. They concurred with the Ambassador’s assessment of the need for close engagement between the United States and Pakistan in the pursuit of their common goals in the region.