Pakistan’s parliament today became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture supported by close ally China with a whopping USD 55 million funding.
]Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a simple ceremony switched on solar-powered building of the parliament in capital Islamabad.
First announced in 2014, the venture has been funded by the Chinese government as an act.
An aircraft with 21 people on board went missing in Nepal on Wednesday, an official said. The search operation for the Twin Otter aircraft, flying to Jomsom town from Pokhara city of Nepal, has begun, Xinhua reported. “An army helicopter and a helicopter of Dynasty Air have already been sent for the search operation,” said Bhim Raj Rai, Media Officer at Tara Airlines. The plane lost.
Pakistani authorities have conducted raids in some cities of Punjab province and arrested several suspects in connection with the attack on an Indian air base in Pathankot last month, a media report said. “The raids were conducted in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Jhelum and Dina cities in Punjab province during the last two days, and some suspects were arrested,” an unnamed Interior Ministry official.
A 5.9-magnitude moderate earthquake today jolted parts of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakthunkhwa province but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The earthquake with a focal depth 157 kms hit different parts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa in northwest Pakistan at 14.12 hours, said a spokesman for Provincial Disaster Management Authority. The epicentre of the quake was at Hindu.
India has asked Pakistan to inform it at least five days prior to a planned visit by Pakistani investigators to inspect the site of the Pathankot terror attack, interior minister said here today. “They (Indian authorities) said that let us know at least five days ahead of the visit,” Nisar Ali Khan told reporters as he said India has agreed to the proposal of sending a probe team to India.
Mere registration of an FIR in the Pathankot terror attack case is not enough, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said, making it clear that Pakistan should do serious investigation to India’s satisfaction. “Registration of a case is merely a step ahead but it won’t do. There should be serious investigation. Our effort is that they should take legal action to our satisfaction,”.
Common antibiotics may be linked to a serious disruption in brain function, called delirium, and other brain problems, researchers including one of Indian-origin have claimed. Delirium causes mental confusion that may be accompanied by hallucinations and agitation. Medications are often the cause of delirium, but antibiotics are not necessarily the first medications doctors may suspect. “People.
Authorities have placed National Front Chairman and Hurriyat (G) leader Nayeem Khan was placed under house arrest late last night, a spokesman said. He said a heavy contingent of police was deployed at the Parraypora residence of the leader last night. The detention comes on the eve of a presser Khan was scheduled to address along with Democratic Freedom Party Chairman and Secretary General of Hurriyat.