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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressed his grief over the loss of lives in avalanche-related incident in Chitral. He has directed all relevant federal and provincial authorities to reach the site immediately and undertake rescue and relief work on priority, said a press release of the PM Office media wing. The Prime Minister also directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to coordinate the rescue efforts and arrange necessary medical care, food and shelter required for the affectees.

Rally held in Islamabad to express solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD: People belonging to different sections of the society staged a rally here on Sunday and expressed solidarity with Kashmiris struggling for their right to self determination in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

The participants, who were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans, walked from China Chowk to National Press Club. Different speakers in their speeches urged India to stop human rights violations in held Kashmir. They called upon the international community to force India to withdraw its troops from Occupied Kashmir and grant Kashmiris their right to self determination. They said the Pakistani nation was united in support of Kashmiris and Pakistan would continue to offer moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris.

10 killed, 4 injured as avalanches hit Karimabad Valley


CHITRAL: As many as 10 persons were killed and four injured as avalanches hit Karimabad Valley in Chitral district on Sunday.

According to Deputy Commissioner Chitral Shahab Hameed Yousafzai,an avalanche hit Shershal village of Karimabad valley. Some 13 persons were buried under the debris. Bodies of three children, four women and two men were recovered by local volunteeres while a child, a woman and two men were injured. The injured could not be shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital as all the roads of the valley were blocked due to heavy snowfall.Similarly, another incident occurred near Pak Afghan border in which a soldier was killed. Commandant Chitral Scouts Col Nizamuddin Shah said deceased Sepoy Irshadul Haq, a resident of Torkho, died when an avalanche hit Dameel Yoshatan post near Pak Afghan border area while another soldier was injured.

District Nazim Chitral Maghfriat Shah said Chitral Airport was also closed due to heavy snowfall while all roads of the district were also blocked. MPA Saleem Khan alleged that PDMA badly failed to rescue the people hit by avalanches and to provide them food and life saving drugs. Since all link roads of Shershal village were totally blocked, so rescue teams were facing hardships to the village.

According to the district police officer, bodies of nine persons were recovered from the debris of avalanche at Shershal. The daed were identified as Shapeer Khan son of Barzandoi Khan, wife of Hussain, wife of Khush Nizar, Ahmad Khan son of Khush Nizar, Bibi Hawa daughter of Khush Nizar, wife of Didar Ali, Sohran Khan, Ayan Ali and Shakeela wife of Saidul Khan. The injured included daughter in law of Hussain Khan, Khush Nizar, Didar Ali son of Akhlasuddin, Bashir Khan son of Akhlasuddin and Sameer Ali Shah. Muhammad Ali Shah, member Tehsil Council of Chitral, appealed to the provincial and federal governments as well as NDMA and PDMA for initiating rescue operation in the entire valley to open roads as well as to provide shelter to the affected people. According to Nazim Village Council of Kankhon Muhammad Ilyas, the Yarkhun valley received some 4 feet snow leading to blockage of all roads.

There were no medicines at the only dispensary in the valley, he added. He said a woman Miss Pari Bibi had in Chitral hospital but her body could not shifted to her native town due to blocking of roads. The residents of Chitral are facing acute shortage of food as the only link route connecting the district with other parts of the country was blocked at Lawari Top due to heavy snowfall while PIA flights were also cancelled. Supply of electricity also remained suspended as the main transmission line was damaged at Lawari Top.

Qatar government distanced itself from a letter written by a prince regarding financing of properties owned by the ruling Sharif family in London.


ISLAMABAD: The Qatar government distanced itself from a letter written by a prince regarding financing of properties owned by the ruling Sharif family in London.

Responding to the letter which was submitted by the ruling family in the apex court, Qatari ambassador to Pakistan Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri told in an interview that his government was not involved in this issue. Let me tell you very clearly. It is an internal issue of Pakistan. The Qatar government is not involved in this, he reiterated.

He said that Panama case is the internal matter of Pakistan as we don’t interfere in internal matter of Pakistan it’s our clear cut policy. Answering a question, he said that ambulances were donated by the government of Qatar for the backward and remote areas of Balochistan and it would further cooperate with provincial government regarding resolution of its health and education related issues adding the government of Qatar is working on social welfare program across the Pakistan.

The diplomatic ties were established with Pakistan for the last fifty years and currently two agreements had signed between Qatar and Pakistan. One agreement was signed in Doha, the capital of Qatar while other was signed in Pakistan, he added and maintained that Qatar had got some 8 Super Mushaq jets from Pakistan.  The relations between two countries were enhancing in agriculture sector.

He further said that President of Pakistan was informed about the plan of Qatri business during his visit to Qatar. Qatar is focusing on energy sector in Pakistan and negotiations are being held on power projects. We are thinking about the power generation through LNG.

The Qatar’s ambassador said that both the countries are enjoying good defense relations and these relations are being further strengthened. He said that Pakistan would get further opportunities to enhance cooperation with Qatar through trade with GCC countries.

Qatar fully favors the resolutions passed by OIC and UNO on Kashmir dispute and we want implementation on these resolutions. Pakistan has always supported Palestine issue. Responding to a question, he said that there were two factions of Afghan Taliban and it is our desire and attempt to bring these two factions on dialogue table and we would do every possible in this regard. The role of Pakistan in this regard is laudable. The world community would have to resolve the issue of terrorism along with other problems, he said.

He added that Gawadar project is important for all the countries of the region and government of Qatar is fully encouraging this project. Talking about the US President Donald Trump, he said that Qatar’s foreign office has already issued a statement in this regard. Islam has no concern with terrorism and our policy in this respect is crystal clear and expected the hope that US government would review its decision adding that letters of Qatar’s prince were not issued on government level.