SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES OCTOBER 6TH 2016
1. In Ottawa, RCMP will settle major harassment claims of female Mounties. The event will be attended by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson and some other officials.
2. Police is hunting for a Brampton trucker, Pardeep Chouhan for second-degree murder of Maninder Singh Sandhu.
3. Ottawa will provide a $32 million for key up-gradation in transit to Brampton. The city will give 20 new buses and upgrade some outdated facilities.
4. Public meetings are taking place in Brampton and Mississauga as part of Ontario’s review of police oversight organizations. The Ontario Liberal government held an Independent Police Oversight Review some time back, Brampton’s Justice Michael Tulloch has been appointed to lead the provincial review. When asked why Police Chief Jennifer Evans is missing, Justice Michael Tulloch said she is staying away from the meeting so that people speak freely. Complete report is scheduled to be presented to the provincial government by March 31, 2017.
5. Hurricane Matthew has killed 20 people and two million people have been asked to evacuate their homes.
6. Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, an MPA of the ruling PML (N) party has questioned his own government why a wanted terrorist Hafiz Saeed has still not being arrested.
7. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed authorities to conclude probe into the Pathankot attack and resume the stalled Mumbai attacks case. During a high level meeting the civilian leadership warned the military that Pakistan faces growing international isolation. Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar and national security advisor Nasser Janjua have been asked to travel to all the provinces to talk to members of provincial apex committees and ISI sector commanders that military-led intelligence agencies should not interfere if law enforcement acts against militant groups that are banned or until now considered off-limits for civilian action.
8. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also has sent a very strong message to the ISI to speed up work on cracking down terrorists.
9. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary in a presentation to the government has said Pakistan is getting isolated and problems in coming days will increase unless action is taken against Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
10. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has lashed out at the federal government saying Pakistan’s isolation is Nawaz Sharif’s personal failure. He said the government has failed to take action against “non-state actors who are operating freely in the country.”
11. Three terrorists have been killed in Kashmir army camp attack, four others in Kupwara.
12. India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said there is no need to provide video proof of the surgical strikes and they were 100% perfect. Quoting the CNN News 18 report he said that is proof enough.
13. Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment toured PIMS and found all the doctors on night duty missing.
14. Tussle between the Lodha committee and BCCI is increasing. Supreme Court of India speaking in favour of Justice Lodha has ordered BCCI to implement those recommendations.
15. Tensions are reducing in Punjab border areas and farmers are returning home. Also schools have reopened today.
16. In Moga during a huge rally, the Akali Dal and BJP alliance was held responsible for farmer suicides. It was said that the government’s pro-corporate and anti-farmer policies are damaging the cause of farmers.