Category Archives: Human Rights

CM Balochistan vows to eradicate corruption from province

Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan has vowed to eradicate corruption from the province at all costs.

He said this while presiding over a meeting to review matters pertaining to performance of Anti-Corruption and Inquiry Establishment Department in Quetta today.

Chief Minister said the government will consider giving the department status of an autonomous or semi-autonomous institution to make it more effective.

Source: Radio Pakistan

World Obesity Day observed

Theme this year It’s time to End Weight Stigma

Weight stigma is one of the last socially accepted forms of discrimination.

This year’s aim is to end obesity stigma once and for all.

Source: Radio Pakistan

8 training schools for police established in KP to train them on scientific lines

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has established eight training schools across the province to train police force on scientific lines.

Talking to Radio Pakistan Peshawar on Tuesday, a spokesman of Police Department said these schools have been established in Peshawar, Kohat, Nowshera, Mardan and Abbottabad.

So far about twenty-one thousand policemen have been trained in investigation, riot management, handling of explosives, information technology and traffic management.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PAD advised growers of lentil pulses to complete sowing of crop till Nov15

Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the growers of lentil pulses to complete sowing of the crop till 15th of the next month.

Experts said that lentil pulses is an important food which includes all beneficial nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins and have low calories and contain virtually no fat.

They said that one cup of cooked lentils only contains about 230 calories and satiates our hunger and satisfied.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Saudi Arabia To Invest In New Oil Refinery In Pakistan’s Gwadar Port City

Saudi Arabia will invest in a new oil refinery in Pakistan’s growing deep-sea port of Gwadar in southwestern Balochistan Province, Islamabad announced on October 4.

The agreement follows a visit last month by Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Gulf kingdom as he seeks to attract foreign investment.

A visiting Saudi delegation “showed an interest to immediately invest in the refinery,” Pakistani Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said. “This has been agreed from both sides.”

The agreement is set to be signed between the Pakistan State Oil company and Riyadh’s state oil giant Saudi Aramco.

“We sat down and held initial discussions with them and it was principally decided by both sides that it will be a government-to-government agreement,” Khan said.

Details of the refinery’s costs and scope are to be worked out later, he said.

Gwadar’s port is being developed as part of the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, an ambitious plan to build energy and transport links connecting the western Chinese region of Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea via Pakistan, as part of Beijing’s broader Silk Belt and Road initiative.

Gwadar is part of Pakistan’s mineral-rich Balochistan Province, which for years has been wracked by violent attacks staged by ethnic, Islamist, and sectarian militants.

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Punjab govt committed to remove disparity between poor, rich: Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar says the provincial government is committed to remove disparity between poor and rich across the province.

He was talking to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s newly elected member of senate Dr. Shahzad Waseem, who called on him in Lahore on Thursday morning.

The Chief Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan has laid the foundation to remake Pakistan based on ideology of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and our national poet Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal.

Meanwhile, talking to different delegations in Lahore, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar says local government system is being upgraded on modern lines to devolve powers to grassroots level.

He said the imbalance of authority in the current system has ruined local bodies system.

The Chief Minster said government will provide justice and basic civic amenities to the people at their doorstep to materialize Prime Minister Imran Khan’s dream of making a new Pakistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan