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Chinese experts to visit Pakistan at end of June

The aim of the visit is to foster innovation, technology transfer, and capacity building

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Islamabad: A delegation of Chinese experts from various fields will visit Pakistan at the end of this month.

The aim of the visit is to foster innovation, technology transfer, and capacity building.

In preparation for this visit, Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal chaired a high-level meeting in Islamabad today, under the directive of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Senior officials from federal ministries and heads of various sectors participated, highlighting the importance of this collaboration.

Ahsan Iqbal directed the ministries to develop a comprehensive roadmap to maximize the benefits of the experts' visit.

The focus will be on capacity building of Pakistani experts through training and knowledge sharing, learning from China's experience in innovation and technological advancements, adapting innovative solutions to Pakistan's specific needs, and skill development in key sectors.

The Minister directed the line ministries to be selective and strategic, focusing on areas where China has significant experience that could be shared with Pakistani professionals.


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President for socio-economic uplift of Sindh's Kacha areas

President Asif Ali Zardari calls for stern action against hardcore criminals involved in heinous crimes

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Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari said criminals of Kacha Area in Sindh, except hardened criminals, willing to surrender to the state should be gradually mainstreamed and rehabilitated so they could become responsible and productive citizens of the country. 

He was chairing a meeting in Sukkur on Monday, regarding security and law and order situation.  

The President called for stern action against hardcore criminals involved in heinous crimes.  

He emphasized the need to improve the road, health, and education infrastructure of the Kacha Areas on a priority basis to improve the socio-economic condition of the people.

He advised that a Qaumi Jirga, comprising of tribal chiefs, should be convened to engage and negotiate with the local population to bring normalcy, prevent crimes, de-weaponize and improve the security situation in the area.

The President underlined the need for modernizing the police force by enhancing their capacity, providing modern equipment and weapons and logistics to effectively meet the security challenges.

He said we should encourage women to join Sindh Police and welfare of the families and children of martyrs of Sindh Police should be ensured.          

The President directed to expedite the process of upgradation of Sakrand Police Commando School and provision of land for the establishment of Cadet College for Police. He added that selected students of the Cadet College would be educated and trained to join the Sindh Police.            

The President appreciated the performance of the Sindh Government, Police and Rangers in controlling crime and improving the security situation of the province.        

During the meeting, the President was briefed about the law-and-order situation in Sindh.

He was apprised that the crimes and violence in Sindh, especially in Karachi and Kacha Areas, has witnessed a declining trend due to the effective strategy adopted by the police and Rangers.

The Inspector General Sindh Police said dacoit activities have been considerably reduced and no highways-related crime has been reported in the past two months.

It was highlighted that targeted operations and installation of smart cameras had helped control crimes and identify and arrest criminals and their abettors.

The meeting was further informed that, as per the directives of the President, the campaign against drug peddlers has also been intensified while smart cameras have been installed to monitor the entry points of the province.


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JI emir expresses surprise over announcement of Azm-e-Istehkam Operation

Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman says country needs political stability rather than military interventions, highlighting the failure of past operations to achieve desired results

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Lahore: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman on Monday expressed surprise over the announcement of Operation Azm-e-Istehkam in the apex committee meeting of the National Action Plan (NAP) without consulting the parliament and political leadership.

In a statement issued from Mansoorah on Monday, Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman emphasized that the people of Pakistan, especially those in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, can no longer afford military operations. The country, he argued, needs political stability rather than military interventions, highlighting the failure of past operations to achieve desired results.

Rehman stressed the urgent need for establishing peace, ending terrorism, and stopping foreign interference. He asserted that these objectives can only be met through the formation of a government with a genuine public mandate. Additionally, he stated that it is the collective responsibility of the Pakistani people to protect citizens and investors from China and other friendly countries working on development projects. He called for unified efforts to create an investor-friendly and peaceful environment in Pakistan.

Rehman criticized the military operations initiated under General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, stating that they only created a gulf between the people and security agencies, leading to increased instability and significant civilian and security personnel casualties. He maintained that any further operations would not succeed without the confidence of the people.

The JI Emir affirmed that Jamaat-e-Islami seeks peace and the eradication of all forms of religious, political, and social terrorism. He suggested that an agreement could be reached for operations targeting specific terrorist threats. To combat terrorism effectively, he emphasized the necessity of activating and enhancing the work of intelligence agencies and the police, as well as strengthening the judicial system.

He pointed out that the region is paying the price for the so-called war on terror led by the United States for its own interests. He called for Pakistan and its friendly countries to establish peace in the region through dialogue.


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