Islamabad, Sept 11, 2016: Jail authorities in Pakistan’s southern Peshawar city on Saturday shifted an Indian prisoner into a separate room following a brawl between the inmates.
An official from the Central Prison Peshawar confirmed to sources that the convicted Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari was shifted to a separate room to protect him from his fellow prisoners, who had a fight with him two times.
The prison authorities took the step after receiving direction from the Peshawar High Court to adopt security measures for protecting the imprisoned Indian national as he was twice attacked by other prisoners.
Earlier on August 5, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad also sent a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs raising security issues of Indian prisoners.
In 2013, Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, sentenced by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for being behind a series of bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad in 1990, died after he was allegedly attacked by fellow inmates in the Central Jail, Lahore. (IANS)
Yao Jing, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, has announced that Beijing has planned to invest $1 billion in development projects in Islamabad.
He made the announcement while addressing the Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday, The Express Tribune reported.
Besides this, he also said the pace of development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was satisfactory and the second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) will be finalised in October after which 90 per cent of Pakistani exports including agricultural products and seafood will attract a 0 per cent duty.
“Market access will increase Pakistan’s exports by $500 million, which will reduce the disparity between bilateral trade,” said Yao.
The envoy remarked that Chinese businesswomen would be invited to participate in the fifth Islamabad Expo scheduled in November to explore the market and promote networking.