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Pakistan condemns as India martyrs nine Kashmiri youth in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur on Sunday condemned martyrdom of nine Kashmiri youth by Indian troops in fresh act of state terrorism in Kulgam district of occupied Kashmir. The minister drew attention of the world community towards the worst atrocities of Indian security forces on innocent Kashmiris. He said the world should raise its voice on this barbaric treatment. Ali Amin Gandapur said Pakistan would continue to expose the true face of India on all international…

Nine best bureaucrats transferred to Balochistan for first time: information minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary on Saturday said it was the first time that nine best officers of bureaucracy were transferred to Balochistan. "The transfer of best officers to the backward province will help achieve the targets of good governance," he said in a statement. He said bureaucrats were being appointed and transferred as per the rules and regulations. The minister said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to follow rules and regulations for…

Girl dead, 18 injured in Karachi amusement park ride accident

KARACHI: One girl died and 18 other people got injured as an amusement park swing ride collapsed near Old Sabzi Mandi in Karachi on Sunday, ARY News reported. One eye witness said the Chair-O-Planes in the newly-inaugurated park fell while people were aboard it, turning the night of joy for the victim families into nightmare. Rescue sources identified the dead girl as Kashaf, daughter of Abdul Samad. Two women were critically injured. All the injured were forthwith rushed to nearby hospitals.  Taking notice of…

Nine industrial zones to be set up under CPEC: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said that nine industrial zones will be set up in the country under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project during next 2-3 years which will generate huge employment opportunities. "With the inception of CPEC political ties between Pakistan and China have been turned into a true economic relationship," he said in an interview with Radio Pakistan. He said that the coal-powered projects of 1320 megawatts capacity each had been completed in…

Air strike kills Syrian family of nine in Ghouta: monitor

BEIRUT: A family of nine was killed in a Syrian government strike on eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said on Monday, as Russia said a truce demanded by the United Nations Security Council would only take effect when all sides agreed how to implement it. Fighting has continued in Syria since Saturday’s Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it would not apply to the army’s battle with “terrorists” in eastern Ghouta. Health authorities in eastern Ghouta said…

Sindh govt decides to install 28 sewerage treatment plants in nine industrial districts

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to install 28 sewerage treatment plants in nine industrial districts of the province. The decision was taken by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while presiding over the third consecutive meeting on provision of clean drinking water and safe environment to the people of Sindh. The sewerage treatment plants will treat industrial waste in nine different districts of the province where untreated water is released into water bodies. Minister Local Government Jam Khan…

Five killed, nine injured as building collapses in Karachi

KARACHI: At least five people were killed and more than nine others injured as a dilapidated building collapsed in Liaquatabad area of Karachi, ARY News reported. Five of the injured are said to be in critical condition. Though extra rescue vehicles had arrived but because of narrow streets only one vehicle could work at a time as search for four to five missing persons, who are feared to be stuck under the debris, was still underway, said ARY News reporter Salman Lodhi. Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) said…

Nine terrorists of banned outfit arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday in an operation arrested nine terrorists of a banned outfit from North Karachi area. SSP CTD Umer Shahid and Incharge CTD Raja Umer Khattab said that huge quantity of arms and ammunition also recovered from them. “Those arrested including Ameer Al-Qaeda Subcontinent Karachi, Naib Ameer and Ameer Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Korangi, Karachi. They were hatching a terrorist plan during Muharram," they said.

India arrests nine Pakistani fishermen from open sea

KARACHI: India on Thursday arrested nine Pakistani fishermen on fishing quest in open sea, ARY News reported. Indian maritime force went after them in the open sea in violation of international nautical law to arrest the innocent fishermen laboring to make both ends meet. According to Pakistan Fisher-Folk Forum, the fishermen hailing from Thatta were arrested near Sir Creek area which was confirmed by their families. The arrested fishermen include Abdul Sattar, Ali, Abdul Rasheed, Nawaz, Shokat, Akbar, Ibrahim and Jugni…