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Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review security situation on eid days in Lahore.

The Chief Minister ordered police officials to remain in field to review security situation. He also directed police to make fool proof arrangements for moon night and eid prayers. Home sectary and I.G Police briefed the chief minister about arrangements made for eve of Eid al fitr.


Punjab government has chalked out a programme to share Eid joys with the displaced persons of North Waziristan.

According to official sources, Eid gifts will be distributed among the affected families. The Punjab government has also accelerated distribution of cash amounts among displaced families enabling them to purchase necessary items to meet their needs. The sources said the process of distribution of cash amounts among displaced families is being verified through information technology to ensure transparency and accuracy. Fund raising for IDPs is also being pursued vigorously to make maximum money available for them.


Miranshah, Boya, Degan, Mir Ali cleared of terrorists: ISPR

Inter Services Public Relations says house to house search under way in Mir Ali area. The security forces have cleared Miranshah, Boya, Degan and Mirali of terrorists during the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan. According to Inter Services Public Relations, seventy percent area in the suburbs of Mirali has also been cleared of the terrorists while the house to house search is underway in the area. During the operation, the security forces also captured two arsenal factories, explosives and 30 drums full of explosive and chemical material on Saturday.


Article 245 invoked to counter terror threats: Rashid

The information minister asks Imran Khan to bring his proposals for electoral reforms to the parliament. Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that the Article 245 has been invoked in the backdrop of terror threat in the country. In an interview, he said the Article 245 has nothing to do with political activities in the country. The minister said army will be deployed at important buildings and defence installations. The Article 245 is meant to provide legal cover to it. He said the government has taken this step against any terrorist activities in the federal Capital. Senator Pervaiz Rashid urged Imran Khan to come to the upcoming session of the National Assembly and give his proposals for improvement in the electoral system. He said Imran Khan is trying to hide his party's failures in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as PTI has failed to bring any positive change there.


NADRA completes verification of IDPs.

The data of 53,186 families has been found correct. National Database and Registration Authority has completed the verification of the data of registered dislocated people of North Waziristan and the report has been submitted to the Prime Minister's Office. According to the report, a total of 94,152 families were registered initially and out of them, the data of 53,186 families has been found correct, while that of 40, 966 families was incorrect. As a result of the verification, 40,966 families were deleted from the initial list due to provision of incorrect information or being non inhabitants of North Waziristan. Meanwhile, the distribution of cash assistance to the dislocated people of North Waziristan through mobile phones is also underway and about 84 percent work has been completed.


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