Last update: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12pm

General News: Pakistan


Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Raffique spent two days of Eid ul Fitr holidays in official engagements. On the first day, the advisor visited Miani Sahib graveyard along with DCO Lahore Captain Muhammad Usman (R) to monitor the dengue surveillance teams. Khawaja Salman Raffique checked dengue surveillance teams busy in their activities in the graveyard. He appreciated the officials for their dedication with their duties despite of Eid holidays.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif visited Children Hospital on Eid day without any protocol and distributed Eidee and Eid gifts among children under treatment in the hospital. He also inquired after the patients and issued necessary instructions to doctors regarding their treatment. He prayed for the early recovery of the ailing children. The Chief Minister went to different wards and offered Eid greetings to the children and their attendants.
The Punjab governor Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana offered Eid prayers here at Badshahi Mosque on Wednesday. He also exchanged Eid greetings with the people after offering Eid prayers. The governor prayed for country's prosperity and stability and restoration of peace in the country. Special prayers were also offered on this occasion for the martyrs in the war against terrorism and the success of Pak Army for peace in the country. After offering Eid prayers, the governor exchanged Eid greetings with people hailing from different walks of life at Governor's House.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Chief Minister has said lasting peace is on top of his government's agenda because only peace can guarantee socio-economic development and prosperity. "Pakistan Army, Police and other law enforcement agencies rendered great sacrifices in the war against terror to establish peace," he said talking to media men, elites of the area and general public who met with him to greet Eid in his native village Manki Sharif Nowshera.
Pakistan's High Commissioner to UK, Syed Ibne Abbas hosted Eid-ul-Fitr Open House at his official residence, "Pakistan House" in London, to celebrate the auspicious occasion with Pakistani community in UK. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, in his special message for this occasion, appreciated the High Commissioner's initiative to reach out and connect with the community.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should present himself for accountability as the investigation of the Panama Leaks issue was at his discretion. While addressing to an Eid Milan party, Shah stated that the PM himself stated that he was ready to be accounted and enquired that why were the governmental ministers outraged after this decision of the Prime Minister.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has forecast that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would face difficulties in the coming days and months. Talking to media after offering Eid prayers here, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke of maintaining good relations between PPP and PTI. On this occasion, former Interior Minister Rehman Malik and former Pakistan High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hassan were also present.