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London: MP Imran Hussain hosts Pak FM to mark Kashmir Day

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London: MP Imran Hussain hosts Pak FM to mark Kashmir Day

LONDON: Barrister Imran Hussain, Member of British Parliament, hosted the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, joined by the President of Kashmir and other key stakeholders, in Parliament to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day.

On the occasion, Imran Hussain and others had shown their support and unity with the people of Kashmir and remembered those innocent men, women and children who have died at the hands of security forces.

“Those in Indian Occupied Kashmir live in some of the most brutal and oppressive conditions in the world, with disproportionate force and grave human rights abuses, including the use of live ammunition and mutilating pellets against civilians, regularly inflicted upon Kashmiris without reason or accountability.

“As long as the Indian Armed Forces Special Powers Act, remains in force, these acts of savagery will continue to be carried out and those responsible for human rights abuses will escape punishment for their crimes.

“This Kashmir Solidarity Day must be the last in which Kashmiris live in constant fear and the international community must do more, and in particular, I discussed with the Foreign Minister and President how we can move towards a better future for Kashmiris in which their birthright to determine their own destiny can be fulfilled.”

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Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project crosses 1000MW generation mark

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AZAD KASHMIR: Today the Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project crossed 1000MW generation mark. 

The fact that the project produced 1040 MW beyond its installed generation capacity of 969 MW manifests its efficiency standards. 

According to WAPDA since its commissioning in April 2018, NJHP has so far injected over 2.35 billion units (kWh) into the National Grid.

Presently Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is adding over 20 million units per day. It is expected that the annual energy production from the Project during this year would be 4.6 billion units as planned. 

 

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AJK CDC approves Rs 3.67b for 6 mega projects 

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Kashmiris all over the world observe Martyrs’ Day

MIRPUR: AJK Cabinet Development Committee (CDC ) approved over Rs 3.67 billion six mega projects of mass public welfare related to communication, physical planning, and housing and works sectors, it was officially said today.
The 3rd meeting of the AJK CDC held with the Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan in the chair at the State’s capital town, said a press release of the AJK government issued here.
The meeting also approved three of the most important highways projects including 35 kilometers road from Athmuqam to Dudniyal, Kel to Tao Butt (first phase 22 km and 30 kilometers road from Khaigala toTolipeer and Tolipeer to Lasdanna. These roads, on completion, would not only provide better-traveling facilities to the people of the areas but also play an important role in the promotion of tourism, the meeting was told. Under another project, jail building would be constructed in district headquarter Bhimber.
Additional Chief Secretary Development Dr. Syed Asif Hussain Shah apprised the meeting about the ongoing development process in the State.
Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister said that the development process continued in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the secretaries to ensure effective monitoring of development projects of their respective departments so that all the projects were completed in stipulated time.
The Prime minister said that his government was implementing its priorities and added that the development of AJK was included in the party agenda.
He said the projects which were left incomplete due to the paucity of funds would be completed by his government. The funds that have been spent on those projects should not go waste, he stated.
He said the provision of potable water was one of the top priority of his government, therefore, water supply schemes would be completed all over AJK.
He pointed out that there are complaints of substandard work on Neelum highway from Chehla Bandi onward. He urged the secretary works to take notice of it and monitor the standard of work.

 

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Smow Leopard kills a child in Abbottabad

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ABBOTTABAD: A snow leopard killed an eight-year-old boy outside his house here yesterday (Monday 18th of March).

Due to unprecedented heavy snowfall in certain regions, few big cats came down to the valleys and caused losses to the human by killing their livestock. 

Sources privy to NPTV have pointed out that Karakoram, Himalayas, and Hindukush mountain ranges harbor some four hundred snow leopards. 

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