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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

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Industry Advisory Group Meeting

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) Industry Advisory Group (IAG) will meet on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, NW (entrance on 23rdStreet), in Washington, D.C.

This committee serves the U.S. government in a solely advisory capacity concerning industry’s and academia’s latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations, and ideas related to OBO’s mission to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.

The majority of the meeting will be devoted to discussions between the Department’s senior management and IAG representatives with respect to industry’s and academia’s latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations and ideas related to property management that are applicable to OBO’s vital mission. Reasonable time will be provided for members of the public to provide comment.

Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. In order to register, you must provide the following information via email to IAGR@state.gov: first and last name, company/firm name (if applicable), date of birth, country of citizenship, and the number and issuing country/state associated with a valid government-issued ID (i.e., U.S. government ID, U.S. military ID, passport, or driver’s license) and requests for reasonable accommodation by September 7. You can also visit the OBO website at http://overseasbuildings.state.gov/ for additional information. Requests made after that date will be considered, but may not be able to be fulfilled. The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows.

Personal data is requested pursuant to Pub.L. 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Pub.L. 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/242611.pdf for additional information.

For further information or questions, please email IAGR@state.gov.

Source: U.S. Department of State

MALAYSIA:BODY OF PAKISTANI STREET VENDOR DUMPED IN RIVER

After being abducted by three criminals in Sentul here, a Pakistani street vendor was found dead Friday with his corpse stuffed in a box before being thrown into a river near the Kepong Industrial Park, Petaling Jaya.

The body of the 28-year-old man, was found in the river after the suspects – two Pakistani men and a Myanmar man – who were detained, took the police to the location the body was dumped.

Sentul District Police Chief ACP R. Munusamy said the victim was reported missing after leaving his rented room at Lorong Sentul Kecil, here at 1.30 pm last Saturday.

“His brother only realised his absence after receiving a telephone call from a Pakistani man on Sunday who said his brother was with them and ordered him to hand over RM100,000,” he said when contacted by Bernama yesterday.

He said the victim’s brother, who was threatened against reporting the matter to the police, only lodged a police report on the victim’s disappearance the next day after his brother still did not return home.

Munusamy said based on the report and intelligence results, a team of policemen arrested the three men around Jalan Ipoh here, about 6 pm yesterday.

“After interrogations, the two Pakistani men confessed to killing the victim on Wednesday at 4 pm.

“Based on the information, the police then went to the location and found a box tied with a green rope that contained the remains of the victim,” he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETRWORK