Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived in PM office in Islamabad. High officials welcomed Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Armed forces presented salute to the new PM on the occasion. National Anthem was played and guard of honour was presented on his arrival at PM office. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the consultations over formation of Federal Cabinet are in progress and the Cabinet members will take Oath within two days.

Topic: Beijing vows to work with Islamabad to carry ahead CPEC

China has warmly congratulated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on assuming the post of prime minister of Pakistan. Spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, in a statement in Beijing, said that the new Pakistan’s government would stay committed to maintaining national unity and stability and promoting economic and social development.

Topic: Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: 15 suspects arrested in Punjab, Sindh

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested eight suspected criminals in various parts of Karachi. A statement issued by Rangers in Karachi said the accused were involved in target killings, forced closure of shops and arson.  In a separate action, Rangers arrested alleged Lyari gangsters, Muhammad Hanif alias Annu and Zishan Danish. They were involved in target killings, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, supply of unlicensed weapons and other crimes.              

Topic: UK parliamentarians express concern over deteriorating hr violations in occupied Kashmir

Masood Khan says British parliamentarians are playing vital role in highlighting Kashmir dispute. A British parliamentary delegation, on a visit to Pakistan, has expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir. Addressing a news conference along with AJK President Sardar Masood Khan in Islamabad today members of the delegation said the world should take cognizance of the genocide of Kashmiri people in the occupied valley. Delegation will visit Azad Kashmiri tomorrow. Labor party is at the forefront and has expressed the commitment to play its role in resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Topic: Pakistan to take steps to mitigate threat emanating from presence of Daesh in Afghanistan; FO spokesperson

Pakistan says it will take all necessary measures to mitigate threat emanating from presence of Daesh in Afghanistan. In his weekly news briefing in Islamabad today, Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria says these measures include effective border control and management. He pointed out that there are swathes of ungoverned territories in Afghanistan and Daesh and other terrorist outfits are gaining grounds there. The spokesman rejected insinuations of Indian External Affairs Minister against Pakistan and said our sacrifices and losses in the war against terror are unmatched. He said by leveling baseless allegations, India is trying to hide its own hands in state-sponsored terrorism in Occupied Kashmir.

Topic: Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, Moscow calls it 'trade war'

U.S. President Donald Trump grudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia, a move Moscow said amounted to a full-scale trade war and an end to hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation last week, passing a measure that conflict with the Republican president's desire to improve relations with Moscow. Trump signed the bill behind closed doors, without the fanfare that has customarily accompanied his signing of executive orders.

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