Last update: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03pm

General News: Pakistan


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he valued one-one-one interactions with world leaders to let them get to know him "as I am not from a political family". When asked about India's ties with Pakistan - which had appeared to be warming before New Delhi blamed militants from Pakistani soil for a deadly attack on an Indian air force base earlier this year - Modi urged continuing vigilance. He warned "there are different types of forces operating in Pakistan", and said India must be "alert every moment".
To promote the linkages and partnership in technical & vocational sector between Pakistan and Korea, the Minister Counsellor, Kim Jim Wook, Embassy Republic of Korea, called on the Executive Director NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, at NAVTTC HQs on Monday. Zulfiqar Cheema briefed the Minister on the milestone achieved by NAVTTC in brining a paradigm shift in TVET delivery in Pakistan.
The federal government has decided to allow Afghan refugees to stay in Pakistan for two more years. In this regard Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) has prepared a summary, which will soon be forwarded to the Federal Cabinet for approval. An official source told Agency here on Monday that over 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, who were issued Proof of Registration (PoR) cards by the National Database and Registration Authority.
A parliamentary panel on Monday expressed dissatisfaction on the level of bilateral relation with Latin American states as well as the African countries and recommended steps to explore new avenues of mutual cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, agriculture, cultural and education sectors.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressing dissatisfaction over the state of government health facilities and abysmal quality of services in the federal capital on Monday directed for provision of quality health services to the dwellers of Islamabad and its adjoining areas.
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence Monday approved the National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 unanimously. Shaikh Rohail Asghar chaired the meeting of the committee. The committee discussed the arrest of an Indian spy in Balochistan and the current tension on the Torkham border. The committee also considered Sub-Committee's report on the issue of land earmarked for the establishment of Military Cantonment in Swat.
Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday removed Superintendent of Police (SP) City, Rizwan Gondal from his post for allegedly damaging reputation of police department. The Minister took action on complaint of a citizen that SP Rizwan had caused rumpus in a lobby of a five-star hotel and also insulted hotel administration. SP Rizwan arrested hotel manager on a petty matter and kept him under illegal custody.