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The United Kingdom provides security screeners to the CAA.

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According to information, the UK government funded PCAA with computer-based inspection tools and training programmes for airline security screens.

Mr Mohammad Abdul Gaffar, First Secretary Aviation, UK High Commission Islamabad, handed over the equipment to Air Cdre Retd Shahid Qadir, Director Aviation Security, PCAA, and Airport Manager Mr Aftab Gillani in front of aviation sector representatives. Mr Gaffar reaffirmed the UK DfT’s commitment to assisting PCAA in its efforts to improve aviation security measures in Pakistan. He also praised the PCAA on its great achievement in the recently completed ICAO full-scale audit.

The provision of the computer-based Threat Image Recognition training curriculum and its hardware to PCAA means that it will be able to meet another ICAO requirement of checking screeners in the aviation industry, including airlines, ASF, cargo, and so on, using a computer-based system.

This cooperation initiative demonstrates both organisations’ commitment to improving aviation security regulatory capacities by aligning them with the standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The training programme not only represents a step forward in boosting aviation security measures, but it also demonstrates the UK and Pakistan’s long-standing relationship in supporting safe and secure air travel.

The Department for Transport – UK has a history of assisting the PCAA in a variety of ways, including equipment distribution, training initiatives, and knowledge sharing in aviation security domains.

This latest donation strengthens the two bodies’ friendly relationship, reinforcing the UK’s commitment to continue assisting the PCAA in its efforts to maintain the highest standards of aviation security.

The computers donated would be used to run the computer-based training course, which would improve the screening procedure. The CBT “Threat Image Recognition Training” from the Redline firm, which also works for the UK DfT, will be used by the Directorate of Aviation Security across the whole aviation industry in Pakistan.

As the aviation landscape changes, communication and collaboration among international regulatory organisations are critical. The Department for Transport – UK is still dedicated to encouraging mutual assistance and exchanging best practices to enhance the safety and security of global air transport networks. The PCAA Aviation Security system has already rewarded the government by passing the recently completed first full-scale audit of Pakistan’s aviation security system. PCAA has reached another milestone with the acquisition of this system with UK DfT support.

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Punjabi bakers decide to charge Rs. 15 for “roti.”

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The bread, known as roti, will be sold for Rs 15 by the bakers association.

During their discussion, the association promised Food Minister Bilal Yasin that the rate of roti will be reduced.

The minister was there when Association President Aftab Gul recorded a video message committing to sell rotis for Rs15 each.

According to him, the administration decided to lower the rate of flour. He continued, saying that the group was supporting the government hand in hand to stop inflation.

The price of flour has been drastically lowered, according to Food Minister Bilal, to help the populace. He stated, “the government aimed at providing quality and affordable bread to the masses.”

He said that the recent reduction of Rs 1,200 in the price of flour was the biggest drop in the commodity’s prices in the nation’s history.

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Day four of the AJK inflation protest begins as talks come to a standstill.

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Following the collapse of talks between the Awami Action Committee and the AJK government on Sunday, the shutdown strike and protests in Azad Kashmir over rising flour and energy costs started their fourth day on Monday.

The ongoing shutdown and wheeljam strike would continue until their demands are fulfilled, according to the Awami Action Committee.

AAC-led march on state capital Muzaffarabad today has brought the valley to a near stop. The caravans are coming from many AJK cities, and they are headed towards Rawalakot. The march is being caused by the impasse in the negotiations.

Reportedly, the demonstrators have blocked the 40-kilometer Kohala–Muzaffarabad Road, which connects Kohala Town and Muzaffarabad, multiple times.

Traffic on main thoroughfares and roads has decreased, and large police contingents have been stationed at strategic points and roundabouts.

After fighting broke out between the police and demonstrators in Mirpur on Saturday, which left one policeman dead and numerous others injured, the AJK government dispatched Rangers.

Everything is completely suspended, including internet and cellular services, business, and education.

Under the pretext of talks, Awami Action Committee leader Sardar Umar Nazir Kashmiri has charged that the administration is using deceptive methods.

Apart from the flour subsidy, he continues, the administration will not budge on any other demand.

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All parties involved have been asked by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Zardari to use moderation and engage in discussions to find a solution. According to both, the demonstrators in Azad Kashmir should have their legitimate demands met.

The issue in AJK will be the topic of a significant meeting that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is calling today, Monday.

The skirmishes between the demonstrators and the AJK police caused anxiety for the premier on Sunday.

Speaking with Chaudhry Anwarul Haq, the prime minister of AJK, he said he also gave the office-bearers of the All-Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in AJK instructions to speak with the leaders of the Awami Action Committee.

Olive Branch is offered by AJK PM.

Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Anwarul Haq stated on Sunday that his administration was ready to lessen the burden of exorbitant grain and energy costs.

Regarding Saturday’s meetings with the demonstrators, Prime Minister Haq declared, “We are determined to implement the agreement we have reached with the Awami Action Committee.”

Politicians, according to Haq, have found solutions to issues through discussion and “we are ready to talk with the Awami Action Committee at any level and the demands related to the government of Pakistan will be raised before the federation.”

In order to ease the burden of rising flour and power prices, he also expressed a willingness to modify the development budget if needed.

The AJK prime minister stated that his government’s first priority was ensuring public safety, and he further stated that no force was applied to the demonstrators.

Sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi was killed in a confrontation with demonstrators in Mirpur, and hundreds of people attended his funeral on Monday.

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Today’s National Assembly session is scheduled.

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The National Assembly (NA) will meet today (Monday) at the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari.

At 4:00 p.m., the National Assembly will convene in the federal capital at Parliament House. The meeting’s agenda has been released by the assembly secretariat.

As per Article 54(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has the authority to call a session of the National Assembly.

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