16th death anniversary of painter artist Eqbal Mehdi observed

Sixteenth death anniversary of painter artist Eqbal Mehdi was observed today.

Eqbal Mehdi’s enormous body of work includes portraits, horses, Moorish street scenes and landscapes.

He is recepient of President’s Award for Pride of Performance.

He died due to kidney failure on this day in Rawalpindi and buried in Karachi.

Source: Radio Pakistan

FC KP North completes decoration, renovation of Pashto poet Amir Hamza Baba’s shrine

Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa North has completed the decoration and renovation of the famous Pashto poet Amir Hamza Baba’s shrine.

To pay tribute to the services of Amir Hamza, FC KPK organized a grand ceremony at his shrine. Major General Inspector General Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa North was the chief guest of the event.

Amir Hamza Baba Shinwari was born in 1907 in Landi Kotal area of Khyber district.

He was given the title of Baba e Pashto Ghazal and Sufi Saint. Even in the freedom movement, he created enthusiasm among the youth with his poetry.

After the establishment of Pakistan, he joined Radio Pakistan and devoted his life for the preservation of Pashto language and culture.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Free medical camp organized by Pakistan Army in Gilgit-Baltistan

A one-day free medical camp was organized by Pakistan Army in Kharko village of Ghanche district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Twenty-six doctors and paramedical staff of Army Medical Corps participated in the medical camp.

During the one-day free medical camp, more than 1500 patients including 425 men, 627 women and 363 children were treated.

The medical camp provided patients with routine medical and dental check-up, ECG, lab investigations, portable dental x-ray, minor OT procedures, patient care, medication, dressing and wound care facilities.

The people of the area appreciated the noble service of the Pakistan Army.

Source: Radio Pakistan

National Assembly Speaker Bans Unauthorized Entry of ‘YouTubers’ in Parliament

National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has banned the entry of YouTubers and unauthorized individuals into Parliament House, ARY News reported, citing sources.

The report indicated that the Speaker has suspended eight security personnel over the entry of unauthorized individuals. These employees were stationed at the inner gates of Parliament House.

The Sergeant-at-Arms has been directed to investigate the suspended personnel who allowed unauthorized individuals into Parliament House without identity cards, sources added. It was revealed that these individuals had stopped some members and ministers inside Parliament to ask for pictures.

The incident came to light when Defense Minister Khawaja Asif complained to the Speaker. He emphasized the need for stringent security measures within the National Assembly (NA) building and its lobbies.

Speaking on the National Assembly floor, Asif noted the frequent presence of unidentified individuals at the building’s entrance, hallways, and elevators, posing sig
nificant security risks.

Asif suggested reinstating the previous system for issuing passes to MNAs to ensure security in Parliament. He also expressed concern about individuals in the gallery who often chant slogans, undermining the House’s sanctity. He stressed that the National Assembly is not a place for protests or demonstrations.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Deputy PM, Minister for Kashmir Affairs to leave for Bishkek today

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to send Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar to Kyrgyzstan.

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and SAFRON Engineer Amir Muqam will also accompany him.

Both the ministers will leave for Bishkek today by a special plane.

During the visit, the Deputy Prime Minister will hold meetings with senior government officials in Bishkek and ensure the provision of medical facilities to the injured students.

Source: Radio Pakistan