NSCN Accuses Indian Forces of Colluding with Myanmar Militants in Manipur

Dimapur, The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), NSCN (IM), has accused Indian security forces of engaging in a proxy war against it by collaborating with the Kuki National Army (Burma) and the Myanmar-based People’s Defence Force. This alleged collusion is said to exacerbate tensions and create a war-like scenario in the border regions between India and Myanmar.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the NSCN (IM) in a recent statement highlighted that the Assam Rifles and paramilitary regiments in India are working with Kuki militant groups against the NSCN (IM). This development marks a significant escalation in the conflict-prone area, known for frequent militant infiltrations, but the group claims that the current situation is unprecedented in its intensity.

The statement detailed how the Kuki National Army (Burma), also known as KNA (B), reportedly has unrestricted access to border crossing points into Myanmar, which is not afforded to others. The NSCN (IM) criticized the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly propagating false accusations, suggesting that NSCN (IM) is intensifying ethnic conflicts between the Meiteis and Kuki-Zo communities in Manipur by supporting Meitei revolutionary groups.

Furthermore, the NSCN (IM) referred to statements made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the role of illegal immigrants from Myanmar in stoking ethnic tensions in Manipur. The Home Minister’s initiative to scrap the Free Movement Regime and fence the Indo-Myanmar border was noted, yet the NSCN (IM) contends that on-the-ground actions by Indian forces contradict these measures, as they allegedly continue to support Kuki militants.

The NSCN (IM) has maintained its stance of non-involvement in the local ethnic conflicts, emphasizing its ongoing negotiations with the Government of India to resolve the Naga political issue peacefully. However, the group expressed concerns over the alleged military nexus involving Indian forces, the KNA (B), and the PDF, which they claim is supported by resources from the Indian security apparatus.

Lahore Police Hosts Three-Day Sports Gala to Boost Morale and Engagement

Lahore, In an effort to enhance morale and foster camaraderie among officers, the Police Training College Chung in Lahore hosted a three-day sports gala, featuring a variety of athletic competitions.

According to Punjab Police, the event was conducted under the guidance of Inspector General Police Punjab, Dr. Usman Anwar, as part of ongoing extracurricular activities aimed at promoting physical fitness and team spirit within the police training institutes. The gala saw participation from police athletes across different ranges and districts of the province, competing in sports such as cricket, badminton, and tug-of-war. A special running competition was also organized for lady police officials.

DIG Mehboob Aslam Lilla, Commandant of Chung College Lahore, attended the event, encouraging the participants throughout the competitions. He announced that the sports gala would conclude with final matches across various sports, followed by a closing ceremony, celebrating the spirit and achievements of the participants.

Prime Minister Sharif Extends Greetings on Vesak Day, Calls for Global Harmony

Islamabad, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif today extended greetings to Buddhists around the world on the occasion of Vesak, a significant festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautam Buddha.

According to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Prime Minister expressed his sentiments via a message on his X handle, where he urged the celebration of shared heritage and the promotion of mutual respect and understanding among different communities. He emphasized the importance of Vesak Day, known also as Vesakha, Buddha Purnima, or Buddha Day, as a time for fostering peace, prosperity, and harmony across the globe.

The Prime Minister’s message reflects Pakistan’s commitment to religious inclusivity and international goodwill.

Jhal Magsi Holds Key Meeting to Boost Law and Order

Jhal Magsi, A crucial meeting focused on enhancing the law and order situation in Jhal Magsi was held today under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner Syed Rahmatullah Shah. The session brought together Levies officers from Tehsil Jhal Magsi to address regional security challenges and outline proactive measures.

According to Directorate General Public Relation – Govt of Balochistan, Risaldar Sabir Hussain Magsi, SHO of the Levies Police Station in Jhal Magsi, Dafdar Khan Chinjani, and other checkpoint in-charges participated in the meeting, providing detailed briefings on the current law and order situation and the difficulties they encounter in their respective areas.

Deputy Commissioner Shah emphasized the responsibility of the Levies Force to maintain vigilance and dedication to restoring peace and order. He stressed the importance of cleanliness and discipline at police stations and checkpoints and noted that any incidents of theft would hold the SHO and local officials accountable. Shah further highlighted the significant responsibility of all Levies officers and officials to improve local security efficiently and urged continuous efforts, including mobile and motorcycle patrols and snap checking, particularly on the M8 highway, to monitor and manage criminal activities effectively.

The meeting underscores the district’s commitment to safeguarding the lives and properties of its residents through stringent law enforcement and community engagement.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Unveils New Sports Promotion Policy, Partners with Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar, The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is setting a new course for sports development in the province, unveiling a policy designed to nurture talented athletes through scholarships and enhanced facilities. The announcement was made by Syed Fakhar Jahan, Advisor to the Chief Minister on Sports and Youth Affairs, during discussions with representatives from the Peshawar Zalmi Group.

According to Directorate General Information and PRs – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the new sports policy will offer scholarships to 15 promising athletes, alongside various other supports tailored to their sporting needs. Jahan noted that the current administration has already begun to see financial benefits from improved management of sports facilities, citing a revenue generation of one million rupees from the Hayatabad Sports Complex in just one month. This income is earmarked for the welfare of sports players.

During a meeting at the Civil Secretariat in Peshawar, which included the Head of Marketing for Peshawar Zalmi, Ahad Khan, and Director General of Sports, Abdul Nasir, the group discussed further collaboration with the provincial government to promote sports. Initiatives include building 100 cricket pitches and establishing cricket academies across the province, with the ultimate aim of hosting the Pakistan Super League (PSL) locally.

Jahan emphasized that these efforts are part of a broader strategy to promote a positive image of the province through sports, conveying messages of peace and societal harmony. The advisor expressed a commitment to accelerate the completion of the Arbab Niaz Stadium to facilitate these plans, including the potential annual hosting of the Super League.

The collaboration with Peshawar Zalmi is expected to significantly boost the development of cricket and other sports, aligning with the government’s goal to attract international cricket events to the region and enhance the local sports infrastructure.

IPO-Pakistan Ambassador Highlights Intellectual Property’s Role in Economic Growth

Islamabad, Ambassador Farukh Amil, Chair of IPO-Pakistan, underscored the significance of intellectual property (IP) rights in bolstering Pakistan’s economic development during a two-day workshop at Quaid-i-Azam University.

According to Press Information Department, the workshop, held at the School of Politics and International Relations in collaboration with the School of Law and the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC), focused on skills essential for economic innovation, including patent drafting, trademark filing, and copyright registration. Ambassador Amil emphasized the value of IP rights for students, innovators, and entrepreneurs and called for increased public awareness and advocacy on IP issues. He detailed IPO-Pakistan’s initiatives to join international IP treaties and enhance the utilization of IP tools such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, and geographical indications in the country. His message to the attendees was to “Invent! Own! Earn!” highlighting the path towards economic self-reliance and development.

The event attracted a diverse group of students, faculty members, and IP professionals, who lauded the informative and inspiring sessions led by Ambassador Amil.

Pakistan Touted as Prime Investment Destination by IT Minister at UAE-Pakistan Tech Session

Islamabad, Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication, Shaza Fatima Khawaja, declared Pakistan as an ideal investment destination during the UAE-Pakistan Tech Collaboration’s Round Table Session in Abu Dhabi. The session, chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, featured prominent tech leaders from both countries and focused on enhancing tech cooperation and investment.

According to Press Information Department, Minister Khawaja emphasized the ongoing efforts to attract foreign investment through the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and highlighted the extensive digitalization initiatives across various sectors in Pakistan. She pointed out that the IT sector remains a top priority for the government, which is actively promoting private sector involvement in the digital transformation of the economy, governance, and society. This strategy, as per Prime Minister Sharif’s directive, aims to ensure the successful integration of digital technologies led predominantly by the private sector.

The session also saw the signing of three significant agreements between Pakistani and UAE tech companies, aiming to bolster tech collaboration and business between the two nations. These partnerships involve major firms like Labware Arabia, Maison Consulting, Info Tech Group, 800 Inc Holdings, and Minsait (INDRA) Spain, highlighting the session’s role in fostering tangible business outcomes.