LAHORE - Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged the world to play its role in resolution of Kashmir issue.

Talking to AJK President Masood Khan, who called on him here Friday, the CM strongly condemned unprovoked firing by the Indian army on the Line of Control and the consequential deaths of the civilians in AJK.

“The world attention must be drawn to these gross violations of the international laws by the Indian army.  Incidents of unprovoked firing at the Line of Control by the Indian army and targeting of innocent civilians are highly condemnable,” he said. He said the world should wake up to Kashmir where India is using brutal forces against innocent citizens.  “The brutalities of the Indian forces cannot deprive Kashmiris of their right to self-determination. The AJK president the PML-N government has vigorously projected the Kashmir issue at every forum.


Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of wife of Ghulam Muhammad Manika, former Federal Minister, reported APP. In his condolence message, the chief minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.


Punjab Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Friday approved four development schemes of health & local government sectors with an estimated cost of Rs1760.949 million. These schemes were approved in the 48th meeting of the PDWP of fiscal year 2017-18 with Chairman P&D Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan in the chair. Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, all members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries concerned, Assistant Chief P&D Coordination-II Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal and other senior representatives of the relevant departments also attended the meeting.

The approved development schemes included: Purchase of Mobile Health Units at the cost of Rs 800 million, Establishment of Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Centre (MSNC) at Planning & Development department Punjab (Revised) at the cost of Rs547.949 million, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Consultant for Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Programme (PICIIP) (PC-II) at the cost of Rs382.8 million and Third Party Validation for Punjab Local Government Development Package (LGDP) (PC-II) at the cost of Rs30.20 million.­