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Don't hold back FATA reform, Sherry tells govt2017/09/20
ISLAMABAD: Vice-President PPPP, Senator Sherry Rehman, criticized the rampant corruption an injustice that has become prevalent in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Speaking during the Senate Committee of the Whole meeting on FATA, the Senator expressed her disbelief over the misallocation of the PSDP saying, "The Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) allocation for FATA was only utilized by 60% according to the Minister. This is quite shocking to hear that one of the most underdeveloped areas in Pakistan saw a Rs. 40 million lapse". ...

Pak, AL express concerns over HR violations2017/09/20
NEW YORK: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif held a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) here.
The duo expressed grave concern on the situation in Palestine and Jammu & Kashmir, especially the ongoing atrocities and attacks on civilians in two territories by security forces. ...

Accountability court indicts ex-PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf2017/09/20

LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday here indicted former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in a reference related to illegal recruitment in the Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO).
Syed Najamul Hassan Bukhari of the accountability court heard a reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against former premier. ...

Saad claims establishment was involved in wrongdoings2017/09/20

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Tuesday that the country's establishment was involved in wrongdoings at times institutionally and other times, in individual capacity.
Speaking exclusively to a private television channel, Khawaja Saad Rafique said that in the Lahore by-election, PML-N supporters were detained forcefully. He said that complaints had been registered with the Interior Ministry and relevant forums regarding the issue. ...

5 dies, 6 hurt in Rohri cement factory explosion2017/09/20

SUKKUR: At least five persons were killed and six others were injured when explosive material in a warehouse in Rohri Cement Factory exploded on Tuesday.
At least five persons were killed and six Rangers personnel were injured in the explosion.
DIG Sukkur has said that the two members of the Bomb Disposal Squad, a Rangers official and a labourer were killed while defusing explosion at the factory. ...

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