Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida, who reported in the Dawn on a meeting between the civilian government and the military recently, has been put on the Exit Control List, prohibiting him from leaving that country. The ECL is a system of border control maintained by the Government of Pakistan under the Exit from Pakistan Ordinance. Those […]
Pakistan, Feb 29 (ANI): Mumtaz Qadri, the security guard who killed Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, has been hanged to death in Adiala Jail in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi city. Qadri had earlier filed a mercy plea before President Mamnoon Hussain after the Supreme Court maintained his conviction in October last year.
Nepal, Feb 28 (ANI): Five-month long Madeshi agitation in the Southern Terai region in Nepal did not yield any positive results as they were unable to bring the Nepal government to the negotiating table to address their concerns in the newly adopted constitution. In a bid to decide their future course of action, leaders of the Sanyukth Loktantrik Madheshi Morcha recently held a meeting. The party leaders said that more than 25 demands of Madheshis, mentioned in the charter, were turned down by the Nepal government. The people in southern Terai region of Nepal protested for five months against the Nepal’s newly adopted constitution that was promulgated in September last year. The Madheshis felt they had been denied their basic rights. The Madheshis demands include redrawing of the boundaries of the provinces in Terai region, fixing of electoral constituencies on the basis of population and proportional representation.
Lahore, Feb 26 (ANI): The Samjhota Express service, which was suspended due to security concerns following protests in Haryana, resumed its operation. India had suspended the services of Samjhota Express, which runs between Pakistan and India twice a week, on February 22, following widespread protests by the Jat community. Taking about the delay, one of the passengers Sughran Bibi said she had brought her mother-in-law to meet her relatives in Karachi, adding the disturbance in the train service had made them very uncomfortable as they were unprepared for the cold. While another passenger Hamza said their tickets were confirmed, but at midnight they got news that the train service had been suspended due to which he spent five days in travelling.
Waziristan, Feb 25 (ANI): Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif ordered the commencement of the last phase of an ongoing military operation in Waziristan. The operation is aimed at clearing the remnants of terrorists from their hideouts in deeply forested ravines in order to sever their links with their abettors anywhere across the country. Sharif gave these directions during his visit to the Shawal area of North Waziristan to review the progress of the operation.
Nepal, Feb 24 (ANI): Madeshis in Nepal's Terai region are unable to procure cooking gas even when India's supply side resumed after prolonged agitation by the ethnic minority community which lasted for nearly six months. Although several trucks loaded with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum gas) cylinders entered through Birjung border, Madeshis claim that they do not get cooking gas for consumption. The uneven distribution of cooking gas has made life difficult for the Madeshis. The supply system was badly hit due to border blockade by the Madeshis in southern Terai region, resulting in a shortage of essential commodities, including petrol and cooking gas. The Madeshis have demanded that the Nepal government must prioritize the availability of cooking gas for them at the earliest.
Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, February 24, 2016:- Leepa Valley, located 105 kilometers from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, gets covered in deep layers of snow throughout the harsh winter season. The residents of the valley face many problems because of the blockade of the routes due to heavy snowfall. The people of the valley demand construction of a tunnel, but their demands fell on the deaf ears of the authorities concerned.
Myanmar/Tokyo, Feb 24 (ANI): A Cooling gel Patch removes fever instantly. Recently, Japan’s pharmaceutical company, Hisamitsu, started to expand their Cooling gel Patch products to Myanmar. At Myitta Clinic in Yangon, the doctor has been recommending cooling gel Patch for patients suffering with fever. The recent political changes in Myanmar opened up a new market for imported consumer products. The Cooling gel Patch`Bye Bye Fever’ is one of the newly introduced health care product, to the local pharmacies in Myanmar. The local stores are staring to make sales of the healthcare goods which were directly imported from Japan. They say those products make benefits to the consumer in Myanmar. This is called “High Pressure Oxygen Room” made by Japanese bulk industry Inc. It’s easy to experience the relaxing effect of this room. Users just get in. Then the operator gets the door to shut properly and turn on the machine. It becomes 1.2 times higher pressure in a few minutes. Users can choose how long they are in the room. They focus on anti aging products. Next to the room they show Himalayan rock salt. For example, they say this ball-shaped rock salt has many effects such as improvement of blood circulation and acceleration of metabolism. This is how to use. After you warm up it in the toaster oven you wrap it up in a towel and put it on the body. Then it works well.
Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, February 23, 2016:- Leepa Valley, located 105 kilometers from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, gets covered in deep layers of snow throughout the harsh winter season. The residents of the valley face many problems because of the blockade of the routes due to heavy snowfall. The people of the valley demand construction of a tunnel, but their demands fell on the deaf ears of the authorities concerned.
Karachi, Feb 21 (ANI): Pakistan's marine forces have arrested 88 Indian fishermen and took sixteen boats into custody for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. A police official said the fishermen, who were arrested on Friday night, have been handed over to Docks Police Station in Karachi for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen were charged under the Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. The fishermen, who belong to Gujarat, will be produced them before a magistrate on Sunday. India and Pakistan share an extensive oceanic border with each other which is poorly defined, resulting in fishermen on both sides inadvertently crossing over to the other side while netting their catch.