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‫انڈونیشیائی قومی آبادی و خاندانی منصوبہ بندی بورڈ (بی کے کے بی این) منصوبے بنائے گا، خاندانی منصوبہ بندی، خاندانی ترقی اور خاندانی انتظام کے پروگراموں تک رسائی تیز ہوگی

جکارتا، انڈونیشیا، یکم دسمبر 2017ء/پی آرنیوزوائر/–

14 ویں بین الاقوامی بین الوزارتی کانفرنس برائے آبادی و ترقی (آئی آئی ایم سی) 28 تا 29 نومبر، 2017ء، یوگیاکارتا، انڈونیشیا میں شروع ہوئی۔ ایشیا، افریقہ اور لاطینی امریکا کے 26 ممالک سے تقریباً 250 شرکاء آبادی، تولیدی صحت اور خاندانی منصوبہ بندی پر تجربات کے تبادلے کے لیے جمع ہوئے۔ نتائج میں یوگیاکارتا اعلامیہ شامل ہے: عملی قدم اٹھانے کا مطالبہ جس کا ہدف خاندانی بہبود و ترقی کو حاصل کرنے کے لیے حقوق کی بنیاد پر خاندانی منصوبہ بندی تک بہتر رسائی کو تیز کرنا ہے۔

مکمل ملٹی میڈیا اعلامیہ دیکھنے کے لیے یہاں کلک کیجیے: http://www.prnasia.com/mnr/bkkbn_20171129.shtml

یوگیاکارتا اعلامیہ آبادی میں اضافے، خاندانی منصوبہ بندی اور خاندانی ترقی کے لیے کلیدی سفارشات کی تکمیل کرتا ہے، جن میں بالغان کی تولیدی صحت کی تعلیم؛ شہری و دیہی علاقوں میں خاندانی منصوبہ بندی؛ جدت طرازی کی ترویج میں سرمایہ کاری شامل ہیں جیسا کہ پسے ہوئے طبقے کے لیے مشاورتی مراکز۔

کانفرنس کے نتائج اپریل 2018ء میں نیو یارک میں اقوام متحدہ کے 51 ویں خصوصی اجلاس میں پیش کیے جائیں گے۔

14 ویں آئی ایم سی کی میزبانی حکومت انڈونیشیا (بی کے کے بی این)، نے پی پی ڈی اور اقوام متحدہ کے فنڈ برائے آبادی (یو این ایف پی اے) نے “ماحول دوست شہر، انسانی تحرّک اور بین الاقوامی ہجرت: ایک جنوب-جنوب نقطہ نظر اور مداخلت کی ضروریات” تھا۔ تقریب کا افتتاح وزارت انسانی ترقی و ثقافتی امور کی شریک وزیر پوان مہارانی نے کیا۔

تقریب کے دوران تمام وفود نے ملانگریجو، این گیمپلاک ضلع، یوگیاکارتا میں کامپونگ کے بی کا دورہ کیا تاکہ انڈونیشیا میں خاندانی منصوبہ بندی کے نفاذ کو دیکھیں۔ کامپونگ کے بی بی کے کے بی این کی جانب سے شروع کیا گیا ایک پروگرام تاکہ وہ انڈونیشیا میں دور دراز علاقوں میں ترتیب دیا جا سکے، صحت کی خدمات، تعلیم اور زندگی گزارنے کے سلیقے تک باآسانی رسائی کو یقینی بنائے۔

2016ء میں شروع کیا گیا کامپونگ کے بی خواتین کو بچوں کو پالنے کی اچھی معلومات، تخلیقی صلاحیتوں کو مستحکم کرنے اور گھریلو دستکاری کی فراہمی کا شعور دیتا ہے جو انہیں خود انتظامی اور خاندانی بہبود کی طرف رہنمائی دیتا ہے۔ وفود نےنوجوانوں کے لیے معلومات و مشاورت کے مرکز (پی آئی کے-آر) کا دورہ کیا، جو اراکین کے لیے شادی میں تاخیر، زندگی کی مہارتوں اور صنفی برابری پر معلومات کی شیئرنگ کےسیشنزکرتا ہے۔

15 سالوں میں خاندانی منصوبہ بندی کا پروگرام انڈونیشیا میں ثمر آور آبادی میں بڑا اضافہ کرے گا۔ موجودہ انحصار کا تناسب <50 ہے اور 2028ء سے 2031ء کے درمیان یہ مسلسل گھٹتا ہوا اپنی کم ترین شرح 47 تک پہنچ جائے گا۔ یہ انڈونیشیا کی آبادی کے معیار زندگی کو بہتر بنانے کا سنہرا موقع ہوگا۔، ایچ نوفریجل پرنسپل سیکریٹری بی کے کے بی این نے کہا۔

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CM Punjab inaugurates Beijing underpass

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the 1.3 kilometer long Beijing underpass in Lahore on Sunday evening.

It is the longest passageway in the country linking Dharampura to Mughalpura and has been completed at a cost of 3.6 billion rupees. Talking to the media, he termed the Beijing Under Pass as a masterpiece of construction.

He said that the underpass has been named ‘Beijing Bridge’ and it is a symbol of the Pak-China friendship.

Previously known as Chubacha Underpass, the project had been renamed to commemorate the contribution of China in Pakistan’s development projects.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Iran Inaugurates New Extension to its Main Arabian Sea Port

TEHRAN, IRAN Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated on Sunday a newly built extension to the country’s main Arabian Sea outlet, the strategic Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman, which more than triples its capacity and poses a challenge for a port under construction in neighboring Pakistan.

The $340 million project was constructed by a Revolutionary Guard-affiliated company, Khatam al-Anbia, the largest Iranian contractor of government construction projects. It involved several subcontractors, including a state-run Indian company, and brings the capacity of the port to 8.5 million tons of cargo annually, from the previous 2.5 million tons.

The extension includes five new piers, two of them for containers allowing cargo vessels with up to 100,000-ton captaincy to dock.

It is also expected to make Chabahar, Iran’s closest sea link to the Indian Ocean, a rival to Gwadar Port, some 80 kilometers away (50 miles) across the border in Pakistan, which Pakistan has been building with Chinese investment.

Rouhani, however, downplayed the rivalry in his inauguration speech and said the port will bring “more engagement and unity” among regional countries.

“We should go after positive competition,” he said. “We welcome other ports in the region, we welcome Gwadar’s development.”

He said Iran also plans to link the port to the country’s railroad network to facilitate transit of goods to neighboring landlocked Central Asian countries, as well as open a route to eastern and northern Europe through Russia.

Iranian state TV said the inauguration was attended by dignitaries from India, Qatar, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.

For India, the investment in Chabahar was important since the port will bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass rival Pakistan. Last year, India committed up to $500 million for the development of the Chabahar port along with associated roads and rail lines.

And last month, New Delhi shipped its first cargo of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port, part of 130,000 tons that India plans to export to Afghanistan.

Chabahar also has an international airport and Iran’s Navy and Air Force have bases in the city, adding to the ports value.

Source: Voice of America

Days After Release, Alleged Terror Mastermind Announces His Party’s Election Bid in Pakistan

WASHINGTON A Pakistani Islamist leader who has been accused of masterminding terrorist attacks in India says his group will take part in national and provincial elections in 2018.

Hafiz Saeed, leader of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) group, spoke to reporters in Lahore on Sunday. JUD has been designated a terrorist group by the U.S. He was recently released from a year-long house arrest and denounced electoral politics for many years.

But now Saeed says This is the right time to enter the country’s politics” and “highlight the Kashmir cause.

Saeed was released in November from months of house arrest for a lack of evidence. He has been accused of supporting militant groups that fight New Delhi’s rule in the Indian-administered Kashmir and masterminding Mumbai’s 2008 terror attacks that killed 166 people, including six Americans. The U.S. government has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to his arrest for plotting the Mumbai bloodshed.

Saeed’s JUD bills itself as a humanitarian organization without links to terrorists, but it is widely considered a “front group” for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was founded by Saeed and has been banned for terrorist activity since 2001.

The JUD organization recently launched a political party, Milli Muslim League, saying it wanted to make Pakistan “a real Islamic and welfare state.”

In its first foray into electoral politics, JUD-supported contender came in third in a by-election August in Punjab, securing more votes than former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party did.

‘A clever move’

By entering electoral politics and becoming part of the mainstream politics, Saeed may be attempting to counter the 2008 Mumbai attacks allegations and charges against him, Kamran Bukhari, a Washington-based Pakistan analyst, told VOA. He wants to secure himself by using political and legal means as a camouflage. It is a clever move.

Bukhari added that Saeed’s countrywide network of civil society and charity organizations that have provided humanitarian relief and education has helped him broaden his influence over the years.

They even run schools and colleges and recently launched Milli Muslim League, their political wing, and that’s their influence inside Pakistan. As you have seen, he has been repeatedly detained and then released, Bukhari said.

Arif Nizami, a Pakistan-based analyst, doubts that Saeed’s group would change its ideology after entering electoral politics.

Intolerance and extremist ideology are growing in this country. It is unclear what rhetoric they [Saeed and his party] will use in the election and whether their participation will increase extremism, but it is certainly not the agenda or the basis on which Pakistan was founded, Nizami said.

Saeed’s release and recent political developments in Pakistan have triggered suspicions that the country and its powerful military are making concessions to religious extremists.

The U.S. government expressed serious concerns over Saeed’s release, saying it sends a deeply troubling message about Pakistan’s international counterterrorism commitment.

The U.S. has for a decade accused Pakistan of sheltering or having ties to terrorists, such as the Haqqani Network and the Afghan Taliban, which attack NATO coalition forces in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan has denied the allegations.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to pressure Islamabad to end its alleged ties to militant groups when he visits the country as part of a four-nation tour that began Friday.

Source: Voice of America

Suicide Bomber Kills Six Afghan Civilians

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN A suicide blast killed at least six civilians in eastern Afghanistan Sunday and wounded 13 others.

The bomber was on a motorcycle and apparently wanted to reach the venue of a massive pro-government rally in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province. But Afghan security forces intercepted him far away from the event, prompting him to donate explosives strapped to his body.

A provincial government spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, while confirming the casualties, told VOA one woman and a child were among the dead. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the violence.

The attack occurred a day after a suicide bomber killed two members of Afghan security forces in Jalalabad and wounded 10 more. Islamic State claimed responsibility for that violence.

The Middle East-based terrorist group calls its Afghan operations IS-Khorasan Province (IS-KP) and has lately increased attacks in the country, killing scores of people. The group is mainly active in several districts of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.

On Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said Islamic State is on the run in Afghanistan in the face of stepped up air and ground military offensives against the terrorist group.

Afghan forces have until now conducted around 300 airstrikes and more 1500 military operations against Daesh, eliminating hundreds of its militants, Ghani told a security meeting in Kabul while defending his counterterrorism efforts. He used the local acronym for IS and said security forces have also cleared nine districts of Daesh militants.

The rise in IS-led violence and the emergence of the group’s loyalists in new Afghan areas, particularly in northern provinces, however, have prompted lawmakers and political opponents to criticize and question the effectiveness of the ongoing military offensives against the group.

IS militants have also been engaged in fierce fighting with the Taliban, the main insurgent group waging attacks on Afghan forces and their U.S.-led international partners.

IS has made territorial advances in recent battles with the Taliban in Khogyani district of Nangarhar, according to residents and local Afghan officials.

The terrorist group’s global propaganda media claimed on Saturday IS fighters captured 18 villages in the district that were previously held by the Taliban.

Source: Voice of America