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Senate panel seeks report of Gwadar terror incident

By Our Staff Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior Tuesday sought comprehensive report on terror incident in PC Hotel Gwadar and measures taken to secure sensitive buildings of Balochistan.
The committee meeting chaired by Senator A Rehman Malik strongly recent wave of terrorism in Balochistan and directed Interior Minister to submit report to the committee. The committee also offered Fateha for the departed souls.
Rehman Malik said the enemies were using negative tactics to frustrate China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, adding that Pakistani nation would not let them succeed in their nefarious designs.
The committee asked the government to implement National Action Plan (NAP) in its true letter and spirit. Interior ministry was directed to brief the committee about implementation status of NAP.
Rehman Malik said the sacrifices of Shuhada would not go in vain.
The enemies of the country wanted to weak Pakistan by committing series of terror incidents but Pakistani nation would frustrating their nefarious designs.
Special Secretary Interior told the committee that there was no serious differences between Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad, (MCI) and Capital Development Authority (CDA). The committee directed both to resolve their issues within two weeks time.
Chairman National Datebase and Registration Authority NADRA Usman Mobeen told the committee that 200,000 people daily visit NADRA centres for preparing Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC). NADRA receives 200 complaints daily. NADRA has a mechanism to punish the officials against whom complaint is received.
He said NADRA punished 32 persons on proving misbehavior. Additionally, Call Centre receive 250 complaints. Prime Minister Citizen Complaint Portal received 8,000 complaints relating to NADRA which was redressed.
The committee directed to establish complaints centres in all embassies and diplomatic mission abroad for facilitating overseas Pakistanis.
The committee was told that no firing range exists in American embassy in Islamabad.
The committee observed that the marriage scandal of Pakistan girls with Chinese men was raised by Chinese Embassy. No Chinese Christian can marry in Pakistan without permission of his respective priest. The committee would soon get detailed briefing from the FIA. The committee asked media to avoid scandalizing the issue. Rehman Malik said Pakistani political parties had grave concerns about missing persons.
The political parties wanted to resolve the issue. Rehman Malik said he had constituted Missing Persons Commission during his tenure as Interior Minister. Senator Kulsoom Parveen, Javed Abbasi, Chaudhry Tanveer Khan, Haji Momin Khan Afridi, Sardar Muhammad Shafique Khan Tareen, Dr Shahzad Waseem, Lt GenAbdul Qayyum,Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar attended the meeting.
Hot, dry weather to parch country; scorching day time in Sindh
The weather forecast for next 24 hours stated mainly hot and dry weather to be expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in Sindh during day time.
However, scattered dust-thunderstorm and rain was expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran divisions and Gilgit Baltistan, Met Office said.
Dust-thunderstorms and rain was expected at isolated places of the country including the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, it added.
The forecast weather pattern was due to continental air prevailing in most parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave was affecting upper and central parts of the country and likely to intensify on Wednesday.
“Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in south Punjab and Sindh during day time. However, dust-thunderstorm and rain is expected at isolated places in Quetta, Kalat, Makran, Multan, D.G Khan, Bahawalpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Bannu, D.I Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faislabad, Sahiwal divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir,” the weather forecast said.
The weather during the past 24 hours remained turbulent as dust-thunderstorm and rain occurred at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Hazara divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, D.G Khan, Makran divisions and Gilgit Baltistan. Weather remained hot and dry elsewhere in the country.
The maximum rainfall (mm) recorded in the past 24 hours as Punjab: Murree 28, D.G Khan 14, Kasur 09, M.B Din 08, T.T Singh, Bahawalnagar 07, Hafizabad 05, Lahore, Sahiwal 04, Gujranwala 03, Sargodha, Sialkot 02, Narowal, Rawalpindi 01, Islamabad (Golra 01, Z.P Trace), Joharabad, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Jhelum Trace, Khyber Paktunkhwa: Balakot 11, Malamjabba 10, Kakul 07, Pattan, Dir 06, Saidu Sharif 03, Kashmir: Gari Dupatta 06, Muzaffarabad 04, Rawalakot Trace, Gilgit-Baltistan: Astore 03, Bagrote 01, Bunji, Chillas Trace, Balochistan: Lasbella 02.
However, the highest maximum temperatures noted were Jaccobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Larkana 45°C and Padidan, Moenjodaro 44°C.

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