Headlines 2100 hrs


Islamabad says more evidences of Indian state terrorism in Pakistan will soon be shared with the UN and international community.


Pakistan, strongly condemning terrorist attack in Istanbul, has called for joint efforts to fight the menace of terrorism.


Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred over three hundred innocent Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir last year. 


In Bahrain, gunmen attacked a jail today and freed several inmates imprisoned for being involved in terrorism. 


The new UN Chief in a New Year message says he will accord topmost priority to establish peace in the world.



Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria says India’s unfounded allegations against Islamabad are in fact aimed at hiding its own terrorist activities in Pakistan.   

Commenting on media reports about failure of Indian move in UN Security Council’s 1267 Sanctions Committee, he said replete with baseless allegations, the Indian proposal had no merit and was aimed at advancing its narrow national agenda.

Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan has been a direct victim of India's state sponsored terrorism and more evidence of India's involvement in terrorism inside Pakistan will also be shared with the United Nations and international community. 

The spokesman reiterated Pakistan's commitment to continue close cooperation with international community in its collective endeavors for elimination of terrorism.


He said Pakistan has made significant contribution and rendered enormous sacrifices in success of international community’s efforts against terrorism. 


The spokesman reaffirmed Pakistan's solidarity with Turkey in the wake of new terrorist attack in Istanbul in which thirty nine innocent people were killed.


The statement also reaffirmed Pakistan`s condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and the country`s support to Turkey in its fight against this menace.




Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan firmly supports Turkey in its war against terrorism and hopefully Ankara will overcome this challenge.


Talking to Radio Pakistan's current affairs channel, he said Turkey has been facing terrorism and Pakistan shares its grief and pain.


Sartaj Aziz while appreciating role of Turkey for ceasefire in Syrian city of Aleppo said forces against this truce eventually are trying to destabilize this process.




Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey would fight to the end against all forms of attacks by terror groups and their backers.


In a statement, Erdogan said as a nation, we will fight to the last not only against terrorist groups but also against the economic, political and social supporters of them.


He said that the terrorists are trying to create chaos and destabilize our country by targetting civilians but we will never allow them for such dirty games on our soil.



Pope Francis has urged the world leaders to work together to fight the plague of terrorism.


In his New Year's address in St. Peter's Square today he condemned the Istanbul attack and expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.



Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has wished the nation a safe and happy 2017.


Speaking on the occasion of new year, she said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has driven an agenda that is catapulting Pakistan towards an economic turnaround and making great strides in the areas of energy, infrastructure, health and education.


She said Terrorism is being thwarted and Pakistan owing

to the brave men and women of the military and armed forces are winning the war against terrorists and extremists.



Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain says elements hatching conspiracies against democracy will get nothing except frustration as the masses are fed up of them. 


He was addressing a ceremony in Sheikhupura today.


The Minister said Pakistan will soon join the ranks of developed countries under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.



Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik has said the government has achieved several successes during the last  year.


In an interview, he said due to prudent policies of the PML-N government law and order situation and national economy had improved and power loadshedding visibly reduced.


Musadik Malik hopped that China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will bring mega changes in this entire region especially in Pakistan during the new year.






The government has adopted a comprehensive strategy to retrieve the encroached land of Pakistan Railways.


According to official sources, a detailed survey has been carried out to identify the railway land under un-authorized occupation. 


In order to retrieve the encroached land, anti- encroachment campaign has been launched and land measuring 3522 acres has been retrieved so far.  



Prime Minister's Adviser Engineer Ameer Muqam says CPEC will change destiny of the nation.


Addressing newsmen in Peshawar today, he said development projects will be completed all over the country under CPEC.


Ameer Muqam said instead of doing any practical work for welfare of people, PTI Chairman Imran Khan is doing nothing except criticizing the national institutions.




Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission has decided to construct two new cancer hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Health Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa told our Peshawar correspondent that one cancer hospital each will be constructed in Mardan and Chitral.  


Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission also decided to expand three existing cancer hospitals in the province.


These hospitals are located in Peshawar, Abbottabad and Dera Ismail Khan.


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has agreed to provide land for construction and expansion of cancer hospitals.



Parliamentary Leader of Awami National Party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sardar Hussain Babak says PTI government has plunged the province into a financial crisis.


In a statement issued in Peshawar today, he said the provincial government has failed to bring a single foreign investor or financial organization to the province.


Sardar Hussain Babak said unemployment and poverty in the province has increased manifold due to PTI’s policies of confrontation with central government. 




Five day special anti-polio drive begins in Quetta tomorrow.


According to Provincial Coordinator Polio Emergency Operation Center, Syed Faisal Ahmed more than four hundred thousand children under five year of age in thirty nine union councils of Quetta will be administered anti-polio vaccine.




In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 303 innocent Kashmiris including 9 women and 42 teenagers during the year 2016.


According to the data issued by Kashmir Media Service today, 39 of those martyred were killed in custody. 


Indian paramilitary and police personnel subjected 19,011 civilians to torture, while 12,604 including Hurriyet leaders, activists, students and women leaders were arrested. They also disgraced many women.




In Bahrain, gunmen attacked a jail today and freed several inmates imprisoned for being involved in terrorism. 


According to government officials, one policeman was also killed in the attack. The officials did not give exact number of the freed prisoners.




The new United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has said that he would like to make 2017 a year to put peace first.


He gave this statement in a New Year message and marking his first  day as the world body's chief today. 


Guterres said, how can we help the millions of people caught up in conflicts, suffering  massively in wars in different parts of the world.





Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty-four hours.  


However, dense foggy conditions are likely to prevail over plain areas of Punjab and Upper Sindh during night and morning hours.





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