British inquiry held Modi ‘directly responsible’ for 2002 Gujarat riots

A BBC documentary citing findings of a UK inquiry has held Narendra Modi directly responsible for the anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002.


The documentary further revealed that the riots were a systematic campaign of violence that has all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing.


According to the documentary, the UK inquiry team claimed that Modi had prevented the police from acting to stop violence targeted at Muslims and cited sources as saying Modi had specifically ordered authorities not to intervene.


Source: Radio Pakistan

Rain-thunderstorm expected in KP, Kashmir, GB, north Punjab, Balochistan

Rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, north Punjab and north Balochistan during the next twelve hours.


Temperatures of some major cities recorded this morning:


Islamabad and Gilgit five degree centigrade,  Lahore twelve, Karachi fifteen, Peshawar ten, Quetta two, Murree minus two and Muzaffarabad eight degree centigrade.


According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cloudy weather with chances of rain and snow is expected in Srinagar, Leh, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramulla, cloudy with chances of rain in Jammu.


Temperatures recorded this morning:


Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian one degree centigrade, Jammu nine, Leh minus eleven, Anantnag and Baramulla two degree centigrade


Source: Radio Pakistan

Punjab CM performs groundbreaking of Arfa Twin Towers in Lahore

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhary Parvez Elahi has emphasized the need for promoting technology eco-system across the province.


He was speaking after performing groundbreaking of Arfa Twin Towers in Lahore on Friday.


Highlighting the features of the project, he said seventeen-storey twin tower will help bolster software industry in the province.


Revealing his vision to provide facilities in IT sector at par with the Silicon Valley, USA, Chaudhary Parvez Elahi said Pakistan cannot afford to lag behind in the field of IT.


Source: Radio Pakistan