Category Archives: Constitutional

US, N Korea meet to discuss remains of soldiers from Korean war

United States and North Korean officials met on the inter-Korean border village Panmunjom on Sunday to discuss the return of remains of US soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the repatriation of US remains is one of the agreements reached during an unprecedented summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June in Singapore.

Source: Radio Pakistan

KP govt distributes Rs 200,000 to Peshawar Blast injured

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caretaker government distributed compensation checks of two hundred thousand rupees each among the injured of recent suicide attack in Peshawar.

Provincial Minister for Health who visited Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar today, gave away checks to the injured.

Source: Radio Pakistan

CTD arrests suspected terrorist in DI Khan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Counter Terrorism Department has arrested a wanted terrorist at Gara Jana area of D I Khan this evening.

The terrorist was involved in several heinous crimes including attack on police vehicle at Kulachi area of D.I.Khan in 2014.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Nobelist Malala Slams US Child Separation Policy

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai described as “cruel” a policy launched by U.S. President Donald Trump to separate children of illegal

immigrants from their families, during her first visit to South America to promote girls’ education.

More than 2,300 children were separated from their parents after the Trump administration began a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigrants in early May, seeking to prosecute all adults who cross the border illegally from Mexico into the United States. Trump stopped separating families last month

following public outrage and court challenges.

“This is cruel, this is unfair and this is inhumane. I don’t know how anyone could do that,” Yousafzai told Reuters on Wednesday. “I hope that the children can be together with their parents.”

Her stern words contrasted with her effusive praise last year for Canada’s embrace of refugees under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, Malala also questioned Trump’s record on women’s rights.

Yousafzai, known widely by her first name, was visiting Rio de Janeiro to kick off the expansion of her education charity, the Malala Fund, into Latin America, starting with Brazil.

Her aim in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, is to advocate for more public spending on education, a tall task after the country passed a constitutional amendment freezing federal spending in real terms for two decades in order to reduce public debt.

More girls in school

She also hopes to get an estimated 1.5 million girls currently not in school into the classroom, with a special focus on minority groups who lag behind white children on key indicators like literacy and secondary school completion.

“It is important for us to reach the indigenous and the Afro-Brazilian population in Brazil. Those girls are facing many challenges,” Malala said in an interview.

In 2014, Malala was made the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, honored for her work with her foundation, a charity she set up to support education advocacy groups with a focus on Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Kenya.

The group’s Brazil presence kicked off with a $700,000 three-year grant for three Brazilian female activists focused on education issues. Malala says she hopes to expand elsewhere in Latin America.

Earlier this year, the 20-year-old returned home to Pakistan for the first time since a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012 over her blog advocating girls’ education.

Weeks ahead of presidential elections in Pakistan, Malala is ruling out politics for herself for now.

“I’m still talking to leaders and ensuring that they prioritize education in their policy,” she said. “It’s easier that way than when you’re on the inside.”

Source: Voice of America

Kiribati National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, please accept my best wishes as you and the people of Kiribati celebrate your National Day.

The United States and the Republic of Kiribati share a close partnership based on mutual respect and common interests. Later this year our citizens will come together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Tarawa, a pivotal event in the history of both our nations. I appreciate the warm cooperation from the government and people of Kiribati in repatriating the remains of U.S. Marines fallen in that Battle. I likewise look forward to deepening the strong relationship between us as we work together to achieve our shared goals, including the protection of a free and open Indo-Pacific, for many more years to come.

I offer my congratulations on the occasion of your Independence Day and wish the people of Kiribati a joyous and prosperous year.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Qadir urges PCB to focus on 2019 World Cup

Former spinner Abdul Qadir has urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to focus on 2019 World Cup and plan national team’s tour against tougher sides. Talking to APP, the former cricketer said players must be trained according to pitches in England.

The Tri-Nation series between Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Australia did not benefit Pakistan as Zimbabwe is a low ranked team whereas Australia has played a young team in the series, which is inexperienced compared to Pakistan, he said. He said PCB gets all the praise when Pakistan team wins against low ranked teams but this would not help the players’ performance.

Qadir aked PCB to make an A team that can be a replacement for the national team. If any of our players from the national team get injured, then his replacement will be present in the A team, he said. He added that the cricket board must hunt for talent from all over the country and groom them for future. (APP)

Source: Radio Pakistan