Last update: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02pm

General News: Pakistan


Counter-terrorist police raided a building in Lahore on Sunday and arrested three men affiliated with Islamic State who were planning to attack government buildings, authorities said on Monday. The raid came as police said that the Lashkar-e-Janghvi had been seeking to build relations with Islamic State before LeJ chief Malik Ishaq was killed last July.
A ceremony was held in the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Nasir Khan Durrani for distribution of cash awards to the officers of the Counter-Terrorism Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The officers were rewarded in recognition of their efforts to arrest the militant, proclaimed offenders (POs) on whose arrest the Provincial Government has fixed head-money.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nasir Khan Durrani suspended three Sub-Inspectors (SIs) on faulty investigation in a murder case of a woman, and ordered departmental action against them. According to details a citizen of Peshawar had submitted an application to IGP wherein he requested for the arrest of accused persons who allegedly murdered his sister.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif vowed here on Monday to ensure best treatment facilities to the patients in the hospitals and claimed that people will see the results and streamlined working of hospitals within a year. He said his surprise visits to the hospitals now a days is an exercise to see ground realities. Affairs of hospitals will not go on like this anymore and authorities concerned will have to show results, he said and added resources of billions of rupees allocated for betterment of health sector would not be allowed to go to waste.
University of Karachi has notified the results of the MBBS First and Second Professional Annual Examinations 2016 in which female student secured too three positions in both exams and also in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). In 1st Professional exams top three positions went to female candidates: Unaiza Iqbal secured first position, Neha Nadeem second while Ayesha Liqauat Ahmed got third position.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated Rs 111.52 billion for education sector in the budget 2016-17, which was reflecting its deep commitment to provide free and quality education to all across the province. Indeed, education is an investment in future generation and provides a foundation for human development, therefore fundamental focus of the provincial government is on providing access to education, create a gender balance and fulfil the infrastructural requirements of existing institutions including staff, equipment, furniture, teachers training and repairs.
Following the news that the UK has voted to leave the European Union, ACCA chief executive, Helen Brand OBE has reassured ACCA members and students that despite the uncertainty, it is business as usual for the global body ACCA recognises that there is now a period of uncertainty while the full implications of result are worked through and understood. However, I can reassure our members, affiliates and students in the UK, Europe and around the world that there is no reason to anticipate any change to the global recognition and portability of the ACCA qualification.