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Date: 02-07-2017

Headlines:

 

Pakistan has decided to intensify campaign to internationally highlight Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir.

 

Foreign Office spokesman says India is using Afghan soil to promote terrorism in Pakistan.

 

Planning Minister says elements trying to create political instability in the country will never succeed in their designs.

 

In Occupied Kashmir, complete shut down will be observed today against yesterday's killing of four people in Islamabad district.

 

Pakistan is taking on India in the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby today.

 

SARTAJ:

Pakistan has decided to intensify the campaign to  internationally highlight Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir.

This was stated by Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while talking to media in Lahore.

He said the aim of the move is to draw the world attention towards the gravity of situation in the occupied valley.

He said India is involved in gross human rights violations in the held territory but it has failed to suppress the voice of Kashmiris through the use of brutal force.

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan's Kashmir policy is very clear and there is no change in it.

To a question, he said Pakistan strongly rejects designating Syed Salahuddin as terrorist.

About One Belt One Road initiative, he said its future is very bright as it offers great opportunities.  

He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project provides a great opportunity for economic progress and development in the region.

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan wants good relations with all countries but the national interests will always be given priority.

 

NAFEES:

Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria says India is involved in terror financing and terrorist activities in Pakistan.

In an interview, he said India has been using the soil of Afghanistan against Pakistan to promote terrorism.

Nafees Zakaria said Indian subversive designs against Pakistan have been exposed after the trial of Kulbhoshan Yadhav and his confessional statement of Ahsanullah Ahsan.

The spokesman said Indian barbaric activities against innocent Kashmiris in the Occupied Kashmir have also been exposed to the world.

He said Pakistan has informed the United Nations General Assembly and international community regarding Indian atrocities and human rights violations in the Occupied valley.

Nafees Zakaria said Kashmiri people are struggling for their basic right to self determination.

 

AHSAN:

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says some elements are trying to create political instability and anarchy to fail China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. 

In a statement in Islamabad, he said PML-N would thwart every conspiracy against the democratic system.

He said PML-N and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are political realities and any conspiracy against them would never succeed.

Ahsan Iqbal said everyone knows the reality of accountability game against Nawaz Sharif, instead of holding Asif Zardari and Pervez Musharraf accountable.

He said the Joint Investigation Team, probing the Panama papers, has become controversial in the eyes of masses.

The Minister expressed the hope that the PML-N would achieve a landmark victory in 2018 general elections.

He said the difference between the Pakistan of 2013 and that of 2017 can be felt by every one.

 

ABID:

Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali says the government is committed to ensure round-the-clock power supply to the people from the next year.

During his visit to FESCO Headquarters in Faisalabad, he said a number of projects have been launched in the energy sector.

He said on completion, these projects would not only help end load-shedding but also generate extra electricity to expedite the pace of national progress.

Abid Sher Ali said the PML-N government, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is striving for welfare of the people.

He urged people to reject all those elements who are creating hurdles in national progress and prosperity.

 

KHATTAK:

Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has stressed the need for improvement in tax collection system to enhance revenue of the province.   

Presiding over a meeting in Abbottabad, he said a plan will be chalked out to provide incentives to tax payers. 

He said a tax facilitation center will be opened for this purpose.    

 

CNG-PRICES:

All Pakistan Condensed Natural Gas Association has slashed down the prices of Condensed Natural Gas by 2.50 rupees per litter in Punjab and Islamabad with immediate effect.

This has been announced by Chairman All Pakistan CNG Association in a press release issued in Islamabad.

He said the prices of oil and Liquified Natural Gas have reduced in the international market. Therefore, the benefit is being on passed on to the consumers.

He said around one thousand CNG stations have become operational in Punjab.

 

SKIN-GRAFTS:

An American Non-governmental Organization has donated skin grafts for the victims of the oil tanker explosion near Bahawalpur.

The skin grafts will reach Lahore today to provide the urgently-needed treatment to scores of burn patients.

Pakistan’s Consul General in Chicago Faisal Niaz Tirmizi has thanked the NGO on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan for the goodwill gesture. 

 

KASHMIR:

In Occupied Kashmir, complete shut down will be observed today against the killing of four people by Indian forces in Dialgram area of Islamabad district.

Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

Four people, including a woman, were killed and dozens of others injured when the Indian troops resorted to the use of brute force in Dialgam area yesterday.

 

QATAR:

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani  has rejected list of demands extended to his country by the boycotting Gulf Arab countries.

Talking to newsmen in Rome, he said Doha was still ready to sit down and discuss the grievances raised by its Arab neighbors.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt submitted a list of 13 demands to Qatar, which was handed over by Kuwait to Doha nearly 10 days ago.

 

SYRIA:

The Syrian government has dismissed a report by the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons saying that a banned nerve agent sarin was used in an April attack in northern Syria.

In a statement, the Syrian Foreign Ministry lashed out at the Organization and said that its investigation has been subjected to political extortion.

More than 90 people had been killed in the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's Idlib province.

 

UN-MIGRANTS:

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees says Italy needs more support as it deals with large numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa.

Meanwhile, Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to its ports.

 

CHINA:

China is scheduled to launch its second heavy-lift carrier rocket today.

The Long March-5 Y2 will take off from the Wenchang launch center in the tropical island province of Hainan.

The heavy-lift rocket is able to carry up to 25 tonnes weight.

The launch will be the last drill for the Long March-5 series before it carries the Chang'e-5 lunar probe into space in the latter half of this year.

 

ICC:

Pakistan will take on India in the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby today.

The match will begin at 02:30 p.m.

In other matches to be played today, Australia will play against New Zealand at Bristol, England will take on Sri Lanka at Taunton and South Africa will face West Indies at Leicester.

 

WEATHER:

Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.

However, rain-thundershowers with gusty winds are expected at isolated places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan Mirpurkhas divisions, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning was:-

Islamabad twenty-six degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-eight, Karachi and Peshawar twenty-nine, Quetta twenty-two, Gilgit and Murree eighteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-four.


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