Pakistan Army organizes free medical camp near Sheikhupura

A free medical camp was organized by the Pakistan Army for the residents of Chauhan and its neighboring villages in the vicinity of Sheikhupura. Hundreds of people were medically examined and treated by several doctors and paramedical staff including gynecologists in the medical camp. According to the details, about 800 patients benefited from the free medical camp. Various tests including ECG were also provided for the patients. Doctors and paramedical staff also gave awareness lectures on hygiene, balanced diet, prevention and treatment of various diseases including dengue. People appreciated the actions of Pakistan Army for public welfare. They also thanked the Pakistan Army for the free medical camps organized frequently in the rural areas throughout the year. Source: Radio Pakistan

Security forces kill six terrorists in North Waziristan operation

Security forces have killed six terrorists in an intelligence based operation in North Waziristan District. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (SIPR), intense fire exchange took place between own troops and the terrorists during the operation conducted on reported presence of terrorists in the area. Terrorists' hideout was also busted during the operation. The killed terrorists remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against security forces as well as target killings of innocent civilians in the area. Sanitization operation is being conducted in the area by the security forces, who remain determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country. Source: Radio Pakistan

MORA advises pilgrims to ensure timely vaccination before Hajj

Ministry of Religious Affairs has asked intending pilgrims to get vaccinated at least five days before their departure for Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. According to an official of Ministry this is a mandatory requirement. Each pilgrim would receive a package containing a large travel bag, a small hand-carry bag, a shoe bag, an Ihram belt for men and a scarf for women. The pre- Hajj Flight Operation is commencing from Thursday and it will conclude on ninth of the next month. Over sixty-eight thousand intending pilgrims will reach Saudi Arabia through 259 flights under the Government Hajj Scheme this year. Source: Radio Pakistan

Ahsan Iqbal calls for forging robust connections b/w academia, industry

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has emphasized the importance of forging robust connections between academia and industry. Talking to a delegation of Animal Husbandry Committee and vice chancellors of veterinary colleges in Islamabad, he said that the government is committed to resolve all the issues on priority basis faced by the local veterinary institutes. Ahsan Iqbal highlighted that a major challenge facing the animal husbandry sector is aligning education curricula with the demands of the modern era. He emphasized the pivotal role of the veterinary sciences sector in national development goals. Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt committed to put country’s economy on growth trajectory: Musadik Malik

Minister for Petroleum, Musadik Malik has said that government's committed to put economy of the country on growth trajectory. Addressing a news conference in Lahore today, he highlighted government's efforts to boost economy, extending invitations to foreign companies to invest in Pakistan's different sectors. The Minister appreciated interest shown by Saudi Arabia in diverse fields. He expressed the hope that meetings between Pakistani and Saudi businessmen to explore avenues for mutual cooperation, with a focus on trade facilitation will yield positive results. The Minister said Pakistan has a huge potential for investors to invest in copper and mines. Musadik Malik said Government is working to reduce the gap between imports and exports to decrease trade deficit. Source: Radio Pakistan

Defence Minister terms May 9 incident as attack on state sovereignty

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has condemned the May 9 incident, terming it an attack on the state's sovereignty. Talking to newsmen in Sialkot today, he said events of May 9 crossed the red line and the miscreants involved in these attacks would not be spared. He said that miscreants hatched conspiracy and a planned attack was carried out on military installations. Khawaja Asif emphasized that the doors for dialogue in politics should always remain open but selected talks would only lead to failure. Source: Radio Pakistan