Govt will not allow anyone to challenge writ of state: AJK PM

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq has said that giving constitutional cover to the rights of people of Azad Kashmir is responsibility of the government which will be fulfilled on priority basis.

Addressing a news conference in Muzaffarabad on Sunday, he said holding the peaceful protest is the fundamental right of every citizen, but the government will not allow anyone to challenge the writ of state under the guise of protest.

The AJK Prime Minister strongly condemned and rejected the malicious campaign about the situation of Azad Kashmir being posted on social media saying that it has nothing to do with the reality.

He made it clear that the tax money collected from the people will be spent on them.

Anwarul Haq said there is no situation of anarchy in Azad Kashmir and peace prevails everywhere.

He categorically stated that no one will be allowed to disrupt peaceful atmosphere of Azad Kashmir.

He made it clear that the government is always ready to hold dialogue as doors of talks are always open with the protesters.

He said lawyers, traders, and members of civil society are our brothers and the government is ever ready to talk with them.

He said we are giving 1500 rupees subsidy on floor to the people while bearing 18 billion rupees on account of salary to the government employees.

He said we will end sense of deprivation of the people of Azad Kashmir.

Anwar ul Haq pledged to work for the betterment and welfare of the masses of the state with the consultation of allies.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pak-China relations to grab more successes in future: Info Minister

Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has extended congratulations to China on its National Day.

Talking to CRI Urdu in Beijing, the Minister said he congratulates his Chinese friends on this auspicious occasion.

The Minister expressed hope that Pak-China relations will grab more successes in the years ahead.

He said these relations will strengthen with every passing day.

The 74th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China is being celebrated today. Chinese citizens are enjoying a week-long holiday for the National Day.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM, Info Minister extend warmest felicitations to China on National Day

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has extended warmest felicitations to China on its 74th National Day.

In a statement on social media platform X today, he congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Qiang and the Chinese nation and said Pakistan takes great pride in the achievements of our Iron Brother.

The Prime Minister termed China as an anchor of peace and stability as well as engine of development and progress in today's world.

Meanwhile, in his video message on X, Caretaker Information Minister Murtaza Solangi also felicitated China on its National Day.

He said the people of Pakistan share the spirit of the festivities of the 74th National Day of the Peoples' Republic of China.

The Minister expressed hope this year and many years ahead of us will reinforce our all-weather relationship and promote peace and progress for us and the world at large.

Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani also extended his heartiest felicitations to Foreign Minister Wang Yi and people of China on their National Day.

In his post at X, he said we pay tribute to the rich history, culture, and achievements of this great nation and reiterate the resolve to take China-Pakistan iron-clad friendship to greater heights.

Source: Radio Pakistan

ECP’s service desks to remain open today

Facilitation Desks and Representation Receiving Centers established at the Election Commission Secretariat in Islamabad will continue to operate during the public holiday today.

The Representation Receiving Centers have been established for receiving objections from concerned individuals related to delimitation of constituencies.

These centers will remain in operation without any interruptions until the deadline for objection submissions on 27th of this month.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Iran ready for cooperation with Pakistan in fight against terrorism

Iran says its armed forces are ready for any form of cooperation with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

The assurance was given by Chairman Chiefs of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces, Mohammad Bagheri, to Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Syed Asim Munir in a message to extend his sympathy over a deadly terrorist attack at a religious gathering in Mastung.

Iranian Army Chief expressed condolences to Pakistan's Army Chief, Armed Forces, government and people, and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured in the tragic incident.

Source: Radio Pakistan

FIA Arrests 16 Beggars Travelling to Saudi Arabia from Multan

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recently arrested sixteen alleged beggars traveling to Saudi Arabia in the disguise of Umrah pilgrims from Multan airport.

According to a report in Dawn, the 16-strong group offloaded from the Saudi Arabia-bound flight comprised 11 women, 4 men, and a child.

During the immigration process, the passengers confessed to FIA officials that they were traveling to Saudi Arabia with the intention of begging.

Further, the arrested passengers told the officials that they were supposed to give half their earnings earned through begging to the agents who managed the travel arrangements. The passengers were supposed to return to Pakistan once their visas expired. Subsequently, FIA Multan Circle arrested the passengers for legal action.

It is pertinent to mention here that during a recent meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis, officials informed that a growing number of beggars from Pakistan were moving abroad.

During the meeting, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Secretary Zulfikar Haider also informed the committee that 90 percent of beggars arrested in other countries were of Pakistani origin. He further said that many beggars exploited pilgrim visas to travel to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq.

Source: Pro Pakistani