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Govt committed to resolve public issues: Sindh Governor

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that Federal Government is committed to resolve the public issues on priority basis.

He was talking to a 9-member delegation of Grand Democratic Alliance in Karachi on Sunday.

Governor asked the GDA delegation to submit their projects in their respective districts which are beneficial for general public.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt committed to resolve public issues: Sindh Governor

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that Federal Government is committed to resolve the public issues on priority basis.

He was talking to a 9-member delegation of Grand Democratic Alliance in Karachi on Sunday.

Governor asked the GDA delegation to submit their projects in their respective districts which are beneficial for general public.

Source: Radio Pakistan

UNSC to discuss Syria’s Idlib on Friday

The United Nations Security Council will hold a meeting on Friday on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province.

The issues regarding restoration of peace and stability and the use of chemical weapons will be discussed in the meeting.

Meanwhile, the world’s chemical weapons watchdog has documented systematic use of banned munitions in Syria’s civil war, including nerve agent sarin and sulfur mustard gas.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Relief goods presented to families of martyred jawans in Mithi and Badin

Officials of Pakistan Army distributed relief goods in Mithi and Badin among the families of those Jawans who laid their lives in defending the borders of the country and fighting terrorists in different operations.

According to details, 504 Semi Activated Mujahid Battalion Badin Cantonment, Major Mushtaq Ahmed and Major Altaf, along with other officials, visited various villages of Mithi, to meet relatives of over 27 martyrs and distributed relief goods ahead of the Defence Day to be observed tomorrow.

Speaking on the occasion, the military officials said that it is the duty of every Pakistani to help the families of those who had laid down their lives for the country.

Meanwhile, An event in connection with Defence of Pakistan Day was held at village Vahro Sharif in Umerkot to pay rich tribute to the martyrs.

On this occasion, sweets and fruit were distributed among the children and slogans were also chanted “up with Pakistan”.

A large number of Army, Police and officials of district administration were present on the occasion.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan To Discuss U.S. Military Payment Cut During Pompeo Visit

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says he intends to speak with U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo about Washington’s decision to cut $300 million in U.S. payments to Pakistan’s military.

Qureshi said he will raise the issue on September 5 when Pompeo and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, visit Islamabad.

“We will sit with [Pompeo], present our point of view and exchange ideas,” Qureshi told reporters late on September 2.

Qureshi argued that the money was not “aid,” as described by Washington, but a payment to reimburse Pakistan for costs in a joint campaign against terrorism.

“This $300 million was neither any aid nor assistance,” he said. “This is the money which Pakistan has already spent in the fight against terrorism through its own resources, and they were to reimburse it to us.”

The Pentagon announced on September 1 that will cancel $300 million in military aid to Pakistan due what the United States says is Islamabad’s lack of action against militants.

Pentagon spokesman Kone Faulkner said the funds would be reallocated to “other urgent priorities” if approved by Congress.

Earlier in 2018, another $500 million in payments to Pakistan was revoked by the U.S. Congress from so-called Coalition Support Funds (CSF), bringing the total amount of funds withheld to $800 million.

At the start of 2018, President Donald Trump suspended CSF payments to Pakistan along with aid under other programs.

Trump earlier in 2018 wrote on Twitter that the “United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools.”

“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Trump tweeted.

Pakistan rejects allegations it is not doing enough to fight terrorism and that it provides safe havens for militants operating in Afghanistan.

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3 people killed in road accident near Sehwan

In Sehwan, at-least three people have been killed in an accident between a motorcycle and a Wagon at Indus highway.

Source: Radio Pakistan