Last update: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09am

General News: Pakistan


Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) in collaboration with Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) will offer 3-month duration demand driven short courses for technicians, millers and machine operators for rice mills. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard has been signed between TEVTA and Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP). Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Chairman REAP Muhammad Shafique signed the MoU.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Majid Nizami was a patriotic Pakistani and custodian of ideological basis of the country. Services of Majid Nizami for promotion of Pakistan ideology will always be remembered. Majid Nizami rendered invaluable services for journalism, protection of Pakistan ideology, welfare of workers of Pakistan Movement and supremacy of democracy and constitution in the country.
An extensive tree plantation campaign, 'Go Green DHA' initiated jointly by DHA Karachi and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to add to the greenery of the area in a massive manner kicked off on Monday. Administrator DHA Brigadier Zubair Ahmed planted a sapling of a fruit tree at a ceremony held at DHA Phase-VIII to formally mark the beginning of the environment friendly Green DHA campaign.
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).

The Met Office on Monday forecast more monsoon rains in the next three days from Tuesday through July 28 at a number of places across the country. It said that rain with thunderstorm and isolated heavy falls were expected at a number of places in Islamabad, Punjab, Fata, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir till to Thursday. Rain and thunderstorm were also likely at isolated places of Gilgit-Baltistan, Sindh and Eastern parts of Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Nasirabad and Kalat divisions over the period.
The weather report on Monday (July 25, 2016) and the forecast for Tuesday (July 26, 2016).

A day after India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Kashmir can never become part of Pakistan, Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz responded on Sunday, saying that only Kashmiris could decide their future. Swaraj had said that "the whole of Jammu & Kashmir belongs to India and Kashmir will never become part of Pakistan."