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AUG – 2019

CDA completes development of sector H-11 graveyard

ISLAMABAD, AUG 17 (DNA) – Capital Development Authority (CDA) has completed development on phase-III of H-11 graveyard.The project has been completed with cost Rs. 17.7 millions. After completing work in phase –III of the H-11 graveyard, site soon will be handed over to Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad.Under this project, 86 plots have been properly demarcated, footpaths have been constructed and drainage system in the newly developed area has been established. Furthermore, proper lighting in the area is also being ensured.Each demarcated / developed plot will have capacity of 332 graves. In this way newly developed portion would have capacity of around 28000 graves.

‘Kashmir Cell’ to be constituted in Foreign Ministry: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Following critical examination of the current intense situation in occupied Kashmir by the eight-member Kashmir Committee chaired by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday, the minister held a joint press conference with Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor.Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that the Kashmir Committee has decided to constitute ‘Kashmir Cell’ in the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan.In this regard, Kashmir Desks will be formed in embassies of Pakistan in several countries “in order to carry out effective communication on the matter.”It was the first meeting of the committee and all members, including representatives from the opposition had put forward their opinion for proceeding with the Kashmir dispute.

Azerbaijani anti-aircraft missile troops conduct live-fire exercises

BAKU, AUG 17 (DNA) – According to the plan of combat training for 2019 approved by the Minister of Defense, anti-aircraft missile troops of the Air Force of Azerbaijan conducted live-fire exercises.According to the ministry, combat crews of S-125 anti-aircraft missile systems of military formations and units discovered and destroyed the targets of a conventional enemy.The exercises aimed to improve practical skills and achieve increased combat readiness of military personnel.

“Renewable energy can reduce cost of doing business: Shahid Saleem

ISLAMABAD, AUG 17 (DNA) -The renewable energy would bring manifold benefits to the national economy as it would reduce cost of doing business, promote industrialization, encourage investment, and create plenty of new jobs and enhancing exports.Green energy sources like wind and solar were getting key focus on the global level as they were viable sources of energy at affordable cost.The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) president Malik Shahid Saleem in a statement has stressed upon the government to focus on renewable energy as the country has tremendous potential to generate power through wind, hydro and solar.

India’s doing everything that Israel wishes it could do, but few seem to care

India’s revocation of Kashmir’s relative “autonomy” embodies everything that its new “Israeli” ally wishes it could do to Palestine such as eliminating its separate political status and giving non-residents of the UNSC-recognized disputed territory the right to buy property there as part of its long-term plan to wage demographic warfare against the locals, yet few around the world seem to care even though the global activist community would be in an uproar if the self-professed “Jewish State” even talked about doing what the Hindu extremist-led one just did in real life.The Only Real Difference Between India & “Israel”India and its new “Israeli” ally have a lot in common with one another that makes them “perfect partners”.Both are led by religious extremists and each of them have also occupied the territory of an indigenous Muslim minority for over seven decades in what’s recognized by the UNSC as two of the world’s longest-running unresolved conflicts.

More than 22,000 march in teachers’ rally supporting Hong Kong’s young protesters, organisers say

HONG KONG — Thousands of teachers in black took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday (Aug 17) despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.The Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU), organiser of the event themed “Safeguard the next generation, let our conscience speak”, held a rally at Chater Garden in Central before a march to Government House, the residence of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor.Despite the downpour, the organiser said more than 22,000 people attended, while police estimated the march peaked at 8,300.

Kashmir dispute ‘a nuclear flashpoint’; world needs to put effort for resolution: ISPR

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Following critical examination of the current intense situation in occupied Kashmir by the eight-member Kashmir Committee chaired by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday, the minister held a joint press conference with Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor.Mr Qureshi stated that it was the first meeting of the committee and all members, including representatives from the opposition had put forward their opinion for proceeding with the Kashmir dispute.“The Kashmir conflict has been raised at the highest diplomatic forum after five decades,” he said, adding that the whole nation was united on the matter.