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تاجکستان کی سرحد پر پیش قدمی

Chitral Today - 7 ore 19 min fa
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افغانستان کے باغی جنگجو وں نے قندوز سے 50کلو میٹر دور شیر خا ن بندر نا می سرحدی السوالی پر اپنا پر چم لہرا کر عملاًتا جکستان کی سرحد پر بڑی پیش قدمی کی ہے اور یہ پیش قدمی ایسے وقت پر ہوئی ہے جب افغا نستان سے امریکی فو ج کے انخلا کا منصو بہ روبہ عمل آنے والا ہے اطلاعات کے مطا بق افغا نستان کی سر کاری فوج کے اہلکاروں نے چو کیاں خالی کرکے تاجکستا ن کی طرف بھا گنے کا راستہ اختیار کیا اور السوالی پر جنگجووں نے آسانی سے قبضہ جما لیا اب تک افغا نستا ن کے 75فیصد رقبے پر جنگجو وں کا قبضہ ہو چکا ہے41اضلاع پر با غیوں کا قبضہ افغا ن حکومت نے تسلیم کر لیا ہے چند بڑے شہروں کے سوا کسی بھی اہم ولا یت یا السو الی پر اشرف غنی کی حکومت کا کنٹرول نہیں ہے

دفاعی تجزیہ کاروں نے پیش گوئی کی ہے کہ امریکی فو ج کے انخلا کے بعد افغا نستا ن میں باغی جنگجووں کی حکومت بنے گی پڑو سی مما لک کو اس کے لئے ذہنی طور پر تیا ر ی کر نی چا ہئیے ایران اور تا جکستان نے افغا نستان کی بگڑتی ہوئی صورت حال پر تشویش ظا ہر کی ہے روس کے وزیر دفاع نے افغا نستا ن میں نئی خا نہ جنگی کی پیش گو ئی کی ہے پا کستان کے وزیر اعظم عمران خا ن نے خبر دار کیا ہے کہ سیا سی مفا ہمت اور متفقہ قومی حکومت کے قیا م کے بغیر افغا نستا ن سے امریکی فو جیوں کا انخلا علا قے کے لئے تبا ہ کن ہو گا اگر افغا نستا ن ایک بار پھر خا نہ جنگی کا شکار ہوا تو پورا علا قہ عدم استحکام کا شکار ہو گا خو د امریکہ کو اس بات کا شدت سے احساس ہوا ہے کہ خار جی فو جوں کے انخلا ء کے بعد کا بل میں اس کی حما یت یا فتہ حکومت دم توڑ دے گی باغی جنگجو اقتدار میں آکر ایک بار پھر پورے دورائیے کی امریکی پا لیسیوں کا انتقام لینا شروع کرینگے

اس متوقع خا نہ جنگی میں اپنے اتحا دیوں کی مدد کے لئے امریکہ کو پڑو سی مما لک میں اڈے لینے کی ضرورت پڑیگی تا کہ افغا نستا ن میں امریکی مفا دات کا تحفظ یقینی بنا یا جا سکے اس نکتے پر ہماری تو جہ 1978سے مر کوز ہے اور اب بھی یہی نکتہ سب سے اہم ہے 24اپریل 1978کو پر چم پارٹی کے سر گرم کار کن امیر خیبر کا قتل ہوا تو کا بل میں مقیم اخبار نویسوں نے امریکی ایجنسی کو اس کا ذمہ دار قرار دیا امریکیوں نے اس الزام خلق پارٹی پر لگا یا امیر خیبر کی لا ش کو سڑک پر رکھ کر دھر نا دیا گیا تین دن بعد 27اپریل 1978کو اس دھر نے کے نتیجے میں انقلاب آیا ڈگروال عبد القادر نے چند دنوں کے لئے اقتدار سنبھا لا پھر اقتدار خلق پارٹی کے ہاتھ میں آیا

امریکیوں نے سعودی عرب اور پاکستان کی مدد سے افغا نوں کو گھروں سے نکا ل کر مہا جر کیمپوں میں ڈالنے کے لئے ایران ، اور پاکستان پہنچا دیا ڈیورنڈ لا ئن کا تقدس پا ما ل کیا اور سر حد کے دونوں طرف ہیرو ئین کی ہزاروں فیکٹر یاں لگا کر اپنا کارو بار شروع کیا افغا نستا ن میں امریکہ کی 43سا لہ اربوں ڈا لر کی سر ما یہ کاری ضا ءع نہیں گئی اس سر ما یے سے امریکہ نے افغا نستا ن میں اپنے پنجے گاڑ لئے حزب اقتدار اور حزب اختلا ف میں اپنے پکے اتحا دی ڈھونڈ لئے تعجب کی بات نہیں ہو گی کل کلا ں اگر خبر آجائے کہ تا جکستا ن کی سر حد پر شیر خا ن بندر کے علا قے پر جنگجو ں کا قبضہ اس لیے کرا یا کہ امریکی حکام افغا نستا ن کے ہمسا یہ مما لک کے اندر خو ف ہراس پیدا کر نا چا ہتے ہیں اور یہ تا ثر دینا چا ہتے ہیں کہ امریکہ اور نیٹو اتحا دی افغا نستا ن سے فو جی انخلا کے حق میں ہیں مگر حا لا ت اس کی اجا زت نہیں دیتے اگر خد ا نا خواستہ امریکہ اور نیٹو اتحا د کی فو جیں نکل گئیں تو افغا نستا ن ایک بار پھر جنگجووں کے قبضے میں جا ئے گا اور ہمسا یہ مما لک کے لئے عدم استحکام کا باعث بنے گا اس لئے خطے کے مفاد میں امن عالم کی خا طر امریکہ کو مجبو راً فو جی انخلا ء کے منصو بے پر نظر ثا نی کی ضرورت پڑے گی دوحہ مذاکرات کی سیا ہی خشک ہو نے سے پہلے دو حہ معا ہدے کی خلا ف ور زی کا الزام امریکہ کو نہیں دیا جا ئے گا 

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PM asked to apologize for remarks

Chitral Today - 7 ore 24 min fa

At a press conference held earlier today, 16 civil society organisations—including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, the Women’s Action Forum, Tehrik-e-Niswan, Aurat March, and the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, among others—have strongly condemned Prime Minister Imran Khan’s troubling remarks linking women’s attire to the incidence of rape.

This is the second time that the Prime Minister has reduced sexual violence to an act of ‘temptation.’ This is dangerously simplistic and only reinforces the common public perception that women are ‘knowing’ victims and men ‘helpless’ aggressors. For the head of government—a government that claims to defend the rights of women and vulnerable groups—to insist on this view is simply inexcusable. It is equally disheartening to see that several women members of the ruling party have jumped to the Prime Minister’s defence and justified his comments in vague, illogical terms.

Even a cursory glance at the news should make it painfully clear that survivors of sexual violence can include women, girls, men, boys, and transgender persons—and that such acts can occur in schools, workplaces, homes, and public spaces. Gender, age and attire do not ‘prevent’ rape any more than the time of day or the relationship between survivor and perpetrator. The Prime Minister would do well to understand that rape is an act of power, not lack of sexual control.

We demand an immediate public apology from the Prime Minister and assurances that his highly flawed perception of how and why rape occurs does not inform the government’s attempts to tackle what is a serious and prevalent crime in Pakistan.

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Pakistani Americans very close to heart of PM Imran Khan: Qureshi

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Gio, 24/06/2021 - 21:34

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ISLAMABAD, June 24 (APP): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday crediting the Overseas Pakistanis for the record foreign remittances this year said that Pakistani American community was very close to the heart of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“Imran Khan even before becoming the Prime Minister had received very encouraging response from the Pakistani Americans during his fundraising campaigns as a common Pakistani,” he added.

The Foreign Minister expressed these views during a virtual meeting with elected Pakistani Americans including the members of Pakistani American Council, City Mayors and Deputy Mayors.

Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed also attended the virtual meeting held through video-link.

The Foreign Minister felicitated Pakistani Americans over their electoral successes and said that he always felt proud of the successes of Pakistanis in the United States and their contribution for the country and community.

He also expressed his pleasure over the fact that a number of Pakistanis in UK were part of the British Parliament and they as well as the Pakistani Americans were raising their voice for the cause of Kashmir.

The Foreign Minister apprised the Pakistani Americans of the government’s efforts and intent to give the right of vote to the Overseas Pakistanis and enabling them to play their role in Pakistan’s political system and decision making.

He also updated the Pakistani Americans about the government’s achievements on economic front despite the challenges of COVID-19 and dealing with pandemic situation through effective strategy including that of the smart lockdown.

The Foreign Minister said that the present government was transforming the center of its foreign policy from geo-political to geo-economics.

He also apprised the Pakistani Americans of the government’s measures to facilitate the Overseas Pakistanis in redressal of their problems including through the establishment of PM Portal, FM Portal at Foreign Office as well as the instructions given to Pakistani Missions abroad to hold regular online Kachehris for expatriates.

The Foreign Minister further said that elected Pakistani Americans can also play important role in further strengthening bilateral relations between Pakistan and US.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nearly 275 mln people used drugs worldwide in coronavirus-hit 2020: UN

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Gio, 24/06/2021 - 20:33

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UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (APP):Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010, according to a new UN report.

The 2021 World Drug Report, released Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), a Vienna-based UN agency, said cannabis potency has quadrupled in some parts of the world over the last two decades, while the percentage of adolescents who perceived the drug as harmful fell by as much as 40 per cent.

This perception gap prevails despite evidence that cannabis use is associated with a variety of health and other harms, especially among regular long-term users. Moreover, most countries have reported a rise in the use of cannabis during the pandemic.

“Lower perception of drug use risks has been linked to higher rates of drug use, and the findings of UNODC’s 2021 World Drug Report highlight the need to close the gap between perception and reality to educate young people and safeguard public health,” UNODC Executive Director, Ghada Waly, said in a statement.

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed more than 100 million people into extreme poverty, and has greatly exacerbated unemployment and inequalities, as the world lost 255 million jobs in 2020.

Mental health conditions are also on the rise worldwide. These factors have the potential to spur a rise in drug use disorders.

Moreover, changes have already been observed in drug use patterns during the pandemic, including increases in the use of cannabis and the non-medical use of pharmaceutical sedatives.

Underlying socioeconomic stressors have also likely accelerated demand for these drugs.
In parallel, the Report reveals that drug traffickers have quickly recovered from initial setbacks caused by lockdown restrictions and are operating at pre-pandemic levels once again, driven in part by a rise in the use of technology and cryptocurrency payments, operating outside the regular financial system.

Access to drugs has also become simpler than ever with online sales, and major drug markets on the dark web are now worth some $315 million annually.

Rapid technological innovation, combined with the agility and adaptability of drug traffickers who are using new online platforms to sell drugs and other substances, are likely to increase the availability of illicit drugs.

A rise in the use of technology during the pandemic has also triggered innovation in drug prevention and treatment services, through more flexible models of service delivery such as telemedicine, enabling healthcare professionals to reach and treat more patients.

Meanwhile, the number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) emerging on the global market fell from 163 in 2013, to 71 in 2019.

These findings suggest national and international control systems have succeeded in limiting the spread of NPS in high income countries, where the trend first emerged a decade ago.

The report also found that the two pharmaceutical opioids used to treat people with opioid use disorders, methadone and buprenorphine, have become increasingly accessible, as science-based treatment has become more broadly available.

“Drugs cost lives,” concludes the UNODC chief. “In an age when the speed of information can often outstrip the speed of verification, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that it is crucial to cut through the noise and focus on facts, a lesson that we must heed in order to protect societies from the impact of drugs.”

The launch of the 2021 World Drug Report comes ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June.

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Construction work of ‘Nullah Lai’ Expressway project to be kicked off soon: Sheikh Rasheed

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Gio, 24/06/2021 - 20:23

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RAWALPINDI, Jun 24 (APP):Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Thursday said, the Punjab government has allocated Rs 55 billion in budget for ‘Nullah Lai’ project and the construction work would be kicked off this year.

The Federal government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan has presented a historic budget by giving relief to the poor and middle class and the incumbent government is striving hard to control inflation, he said.
He said this while addressing a weekly public meeting here at ‘Lal Haveli’.

Sheikh Rasheed said that 18 kilometer long Nullah Lai Expressway project would start from ‘Ammar Chowk’ and culminate at ‘Pindora’ and on both sides of the Expressway, high-rise commercial buildings would be constructed.

He said that this project would be completed under public-private partnership after completion of tendering procedures.

Sheikh Rasheed said, Nullah Lai Expressway would be a game changer project for the city and would help ease traffic congestion. The project would also help control flash flooding problems during heavy rains.

The Minister informed, the government as per the vision of the PM Imran Khan has presented a historic budget in which no new tax was levied and the poor and middle class was provided special concessions in many schemes.

Inflation is a major challenge for the incumbent government has taken various financial decisions in the budget to control the price hike. Terrorism in Lahore was aimed at creating an atmosphere of unrest in Pakistan and its mastermind has been netted, he informed.

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DG Gwader giving prize to a participant during closing ceremony of Gwadar Sailing Camp

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Gio, 24/06/2021 - 19:50

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Flash flood damages three bridges

Chitral Today - Gio, 24/06/2021 - 19:49

CHITRAL: Flash flood in Birzin Gol, about 10 km north of Garam Chashma town, damaged three small bridges on Thursday.

Locals told ChitralToday that people living along the stream fled to safety and there was no loss of life.

Birzin Gol is located in Parabeg area of Garam Chashma. Locals were seen fleeing the area and shifting away their belongings.–Sher Afgan

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Pak HC in UK for greater cohesion among various Islamic faiths, sects

Associated Press Of Pakistan - Gio, 24/06/2021 - 19:37

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LONDON, June 24 (APP): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to UK Moazzam Ahmad Khan has highlighted the need for promoting greater cohesion and understanding among various faiths and sects of Islam.

The High Commissioner expressed these views in an interaction with faith leaders of Pakistani origin in Birmingham, a press release issued by the High Commission on Thursday said.

High Commissioner Moazzam, who was on the first leg of his visit to the West Midlands and South Wales, visited the Pakistan Consulate General in Birmingham on Wednesday (June 23, 2021).

Besides meeting the Consulate officials, he held interactions with faith leaders of Pakistani origin and eminent members of the expatriate community, both virtually and in-person.

In his address to the faith leaders, the High Commissioner encouraged the leaders to utilize their sermons to foster love, amity, understanding and goodwill among and within various faith communities.

He also emphasized the important role faith leaders could play in encouraging vaccination against COVID-19.

Lauding the contribution of the Pakistani community to the UK’s development, as well as progress and development of Pakistan, the High Commissioner stated that the Diaspora could play an important part in projecting Pakistan’s true and positive narrative.

He also urged the community to play its role in further strengthening bonds of friendship between Pakistan and the UK.

The High Commissioner further apprised the audience of the initiatives taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan to facilitate Overseas Pakistanis, including Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA) as well as various other schemes for welfare and facilitation of expatriate community.

 

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