India pursuing policy of genocide in occupied Kashmir: Tramboo

Srinagar, September 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Chief Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R (JKLF-R), Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo expressing his deep concerns over the deteriorating human rights scenario in occupied Kashmir has said that Indian forces following the policy of genocide has exceeded all limits of human right abuses. Barrister Tramboo in a statement released in Srinagar said that humiliating, torturing mentally as well as physically had become the habit of Indian armed forces. “Authorities have failed to protect the basic rights of jail inmates. Delayed justice and lack of access to health care are adding to their miseries with every passing day,” he added.

Tramboo appealed to all international human rights organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Red Cross that they should raise their voices against the atrocities and the ill treatment being faced by the Kashmiris prisoners in Indian jails. He urged India and Pakistan to show seriousness for resolving the Kashmir dispute, as peace would remain elusive without settling the dispute.

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Concert means rubbing salt on Kashmiris’ wounds: JKPM

Srinagar, September 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), Ghulam Ahmed Mir has termed Zubin Mehta’s musical concert in Srinagar as tantamount to rubbing salt on the wounds of already oppression-hit Kashmiris. Ghulam Ahmed Mir in a statement issued in Jammu said that Germany, which claimed to be the champion of human rights, didn’t ever bother to send a delegation to Kashmir to see the situation.

While supporting the Saturday strike call given by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani, he urged the people to take to comply the call to show the world that freedom movement would continue till its logical conclusion.

Meanwhile, the JKPM spokesperson, Umer Arshad Inqalabi in a statement in Srinagar said that the main purpose of the music show was to convey to the world that everything was normal in Kashmir.

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Zubin Mehta boosted Israeli morale during 1967 war: Aasiya

Srinagar, September 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi disapproving Zubin Mehta’s musical concert has supported call for the strike given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani on Saturday. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, she appealed the people living in and around Shalimar to raise pro-freedom and pro-Islamic slogans during the concert days.

She said that in 1991 Mehta was given a special award by Israel and in 1967 Arab-Israel war his orchestra played a role to boost the morale of Israeli Army.

“Till now Mehta has been trying to cover up the atrocities being committed on Palestinians by Israelis through his music and now wants to repeat the same in Kashmir where India is suppressing Kashmiris,” she said.

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Waza leads protest rally against musical concert

Srinagar, September 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader and the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza led a protest demonstration against the musical concert at Traal. Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, accompanied by party leaders and activists, raised slogans against India and its puppet administration in the occupied territory.

Earlier, addressing Friday congregations at Faizpanah Traal, he said that Zubin Mehta’s musical concert was being organised under a well-planned strategy of cultural aggression. “Through this concert, India wants to legitimise its illegal occupation over Kashmir by showing the world community that the situation in the territory is normal,” he added.

He said that the international community was well aware of the nature of the Kashmir dispute and was bound to help innocent Kashmiris. He said that through the musical concert India wanted to cover the worst human rights violations committed by its troops in the territory.

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Rivers Flows and Reservoirs Level Report September 06, 2013

Lahore, September 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The position of the river inflows/outflows and the reservoirs levels today is as under:

Rivers                         Inflows              Outflows                  Remarks
                              (In Cusecs)          (In Cusecs)

Indus at Tarbela                123300                122600            Mean flows of 24 hours
Kabul At Nowshera                22900                 22900            Mean Flows of 24 hrs.
Jhelum at Mangla                 21700                 10000            Mean flows of 24 hours
Chenab at Marala                 48700                 34700            Flows at 0600 hours

Barrages                       Inflows              Outflows                  Remarks
                              (In Cusecs)          (In Cusecs)

Jinnah                          185500                177200            Flow at 0600 hours
Chashma                         179300                160000            Mean flows of 24 hours
Taunsa                          161700                146200            Flow at 0600 hours
Panjnad                          49900                 36000            Flow at 0600 hours
Guddu                           281000                253000            Flow at 0600 hours
Sukkur                          238600                179600            Flow at 0600 hours
Kotri                           335425                299735            Flow at 0600 hours

Reservoirs                   Present Level         Dead Level         Maximum level     Present
(at 0600 hours)             (Above Sea Level)    (Above Sea Level)      (ft.)           Live Storage

Tarbela                       1550.00 Feet         1378.00 Feet        1550.00          6.581 MAF
Mangla                        1239.00 Feet         1040.00 Feet        1242.00          7.151 MAF
Chashma                        648.00 Feet          637.00 Feet         649.00          0.240 MAF

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Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
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State Bank of Pakistan announce rates for conversion of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special United States Dollar Bonds and profit thereon September 06, 2013

Karachi, September 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The following rates will be applicable for conversion into rupees of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special U.S Dollar Bonds and profit thereon by all banks and for providing Forward Cover on Foreign Currency Deposits (excluding F.E-25 deposits) by the State Bank on September 9, 2013.

Currency        Rate in Pak Rupee

U.S. Dollar          104.6880

Japanese Yen           1.0507

Pound Sterling       163.1981

Euro                 137.2983

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Syed Wasimuddin
Chief Spokesman
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
Tel: +9221 3921 2562
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Pakistan Navy observe Defence of Pakistan Day with due solemnity and reverence

Karachi, September 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Navy observed the Defence of Pakistan Day with due solemnity and reverence. The day is observed to commemorate supreme sacrifices of our heroes who stood to the challenge and defeated a much bigger enemy during 1965 Indo-Pak war.
In his message, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila paid rich tribute to Ghazis and Shuhuda and said that Pakistan Navy held an unchallenged supremacy at sea throughout the September war and made the Nation proud. He said that today Pakistan Navy is faced with multifarious internal and external challenges.

A phenomenal naval build up by our arch rival maritime boundary dispute in Sir Creek area and fulfillment of other obligations at sea, warrant a strong Navy to safeguard Pakistan’s maritime interests with renowned vigour. Pakistan Navy has now transformed itself to become a reckonable force.

It has largely indigenized warships’ and submarines’ construction, extended its reach and power to the far extents of the Indian Ocean and is an important player in region’s collaborative maritime security. Pakistan Navy is fully equipped to meet all kind of challenges that exist across the maritime threat spectrum, he added.

The day dawned with special prayers in all naval mosques for solidarity and integrity of the country. Quran Khwanis were also held for eternal peace of Shuhuda. Wreath laying ceremonies were held at Shuhuda’s memorials at Pakistan Navy Dockyard. Commander Submarines laid wreath and offered Fateha at the monument built in memory of martyrs of submarine Ghazi at PNS ABDOZE.

Managing Director PN Dockyard also laid wreath and offered Fateha at the memorial built in commemoration of PN Dockyard workers who were martyred during 1971 Indo-Pak war. Inter Services wreath laying ceremony was also held at Mazar-e-Quaid.

Flag hoisting ceremonies were also held at all Pakistan Navy units and establishments and Chief of the Naval Staff “Order of the Day” was read out. Commanding Officers of all units and establishments addressed special gatherings of officers and men and highlighted significance of the day. All ships and establishments were decorated and illuminated in accordance with naval traditions.

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Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +9221 2006 3210
Cell: +92333 217 1764 and +92300 217 1038