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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

KP Governor, Ambassador of Belarus discuss matters of mutual interest

Ambassador of Belarus to Pakistan called on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Shah Farman in Peshawar on Tuesday.

He remained with the governor for some time and discussed matters of mutual interest.

Country Director of British Council Rosemary Hilhorst also called on the Governor Shah Farman.

They discussed matters of mutual interest.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt working round the clock to resolve problems of people: Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar government is working round the clock to resolve the problems of the people.

He stated this while talking to different delegations who called on him in Lahore on Friday.

The Chief Minister said that the doors of the government offices have been opened to facilitate general public.

He said that Punjab will be made a role model for the other province under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Meanwhile,Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Ahmed Buzdar says federal government is committed to development and progress of Balochistan.

He sated this while talking to Member Central Committee of Balochistan National Party Sardar Abdul Rauf Mengal in Lahore on Friday.

He said that people of Balochistan are our bothers and Punjab will play a vital role in the development of the Balochistan.

Abdul Rauf Mengal invited the chief minister to visit Balochistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

FC recovers cache of arms, ammunition in Balochistan

FC Balochistan has recovered cache of arms and ammunition from area Suraf near Kahan during an Intelligence Based Operation.

During the operation, ammunition includes anti tank mines, explosives and mortar rounds were also recovered.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt distributing funds irrespective of political affiliation: AJK assembly informed

The AJK assembly in Muzaffarabad was informed today (Tuesday) that the government is distributing development funds irrespective of political affiliation.

Referring to points raised by Opposition Leader in the Assembly, senior Minister Chaudhry Tariq Farooq said all members were given equal share in the development funds.

He said the government is focusing on developing infrastructure to provide basic facilities to people. The Minister said that the people will have all facilities in the remote areas in the coming few years.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Chaudhry Javed Akhtar presented AJK Bank (amendment) Act 2018.

AJK Local Government (Amendment) Act 2018 was referred to the concerned committee.

The House offered Fateha for the departed soul of Mohtarma Kalsoom Nawaz Ex-member assembly Sardar Bahadar Khan, Shaheed Captain Junaid and Shuhdas of occupied Kashmir.

The House will now meet on Wednesday morning.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Minister Didier Reynders in New York for United Nations General Assembly

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is in New York for the annual session of the General Assembly. A busy week ahead with meetings and debates at the United Nations (UN).

The Minister will participate at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. His whole life Madiba fought against apartheid and for his ideals through dialogue, democracy and reconciliation. It is important to commemorate this today as an inspiring force for the international community. It pays off to commit to peace and security, to defend human rights and to pursue a sustainable development.

He will also participate in several activities with HM the Queen that day, who is invited to New York in her capacity as UN Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

As a founding member of the UN and convinced advocate for multilateralism, Belgium will continue to engage on the international scene. It will be a busy week filled with political and diplomatic contacts. In view of our membership in the Security Council in 2019-2020, Belgium will continue the preparation for this important mandate this week: Fostering Consensus, Acting for Peace. From october onwards our country will already be following the work of the Security Council as an observer.

During the course of the week, Didier Reynders will speak at a number of events about some Belgian priority areas such as reintegration of child soldiers, respect for the International Humanitarian Law, protection of civilians in armed conflicts and the complete ban of nuclear tests.

Source: Embassy of Belgium in Pakistan