Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government will make relentless efforts to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people at every international fora with the support of all political parties. He was addressing the meeting of parliamentary leaders in Islamabad on Monday, convened in the backdrop of Indian provocation both at the LoC and the diplomatic front. He said the political leadership stands united on matters of national importance, particularly for the Kashmir Cause. He noted that Kashmiri movement cannot be suppressed by the Indian brutalities. Kashmiris' struggle for their right to self-determination is legitimate and UNSC mandated. Kashmiris and Pakistanis are inseparable. He thanked the political leaders for their valuable inputs and suggestions saying the government will try to implement them as much as possible. Earlier, the parliamentary leaders attending the meeting gave a lucid message of unity against the Indian belligerence. In their remarks, they declared that the entire nation stands together when it comes to Kashmir issue and the Indian aggression. Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq said that the Prime Minister's UNGA speech was highly reflective of the sentiments of the people of Pakistan. He said the political parties stand by the government and the valiant armed forces at this critical juncture.He said that the meeting should formulate a unified message today in the national interest.

Martyrdom day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) being observed today

Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) is being observed on Monday across the country with religious sanctity. Public meetings and seminars will be organized to highlight the different aspects of life of the second Khalifa-e-Rashid including his services for Islam. The achievements and personality of the second caliph who established a truly welfare Islamic state will also be highlighted in these programmes. Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA), the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history had embraced martyrdom on 1st Muharram 23 AH.

Indian troops once again resort to unprovoked shelling at LOC

Indian troops once again restored to unprovoked firing on Neza Pir sector at Line of Control. According to ISPR, an exchange of fire started at 11:30 am in the wake of the Indian aggression, which is still continuing. Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing at Iftikhar Abad sector at Line of Control. However, befitting response from Pakistan army silenced the Indian guns.

Anti-Pakistan lobbies are not ready to accept China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says defence of Pakistan is in very strong hands and government had made it impregnable. He said the ground realities had exposed Indian false claims globally about conducting surgical strike in Pakistan. Khawaja Asif said surgical strike drama was planned, staged and played by Indian intelligence agencies in a bid to divert world's attention from burning Kashmir Issue. He said the whole nation stood united and is ready to sacrifice their lives to defend the motherland.

Indian army base in held Kashmir comes under attack

In occupied Kashmir, three Indian troops were killed and several others injured in an attack in Baramulla town. The attack was on Indian army garrison of 46 Rashtriya Rifles at Janbazpora area of Baramulla town. The outpost of the camp is manned by the company of 40 battalion of Border Security Force.The attackers escaped after leaving two Border Security Force (BSF) and one Rashtriya Rifles personnel killed and many others injured till last reports came in. The area is currently witnessing a major search operation that has paralyzed the movement. Indian army sealed the entire area and no movement was permitted. Residents said they were scared by the attack and did not sleep for most of the night. A senior police officer in Srinagar confirmed that the operation was over as it has been many hours that there was no exchange of fire between attackers and the soldiers.”Further details are awaited. The Senior Superintendent of Police Baramulla told media men that a group of militants tried to storm 46 Rashtriya Rifles camp of Army at Janbazpora in Baramulla district and killed one BSF man and injuring another.

In Afghanistan, Taliban have started a four-fronged attack on the northern city of Kunduz

In Afghanistan, Taliban have started a four-fronged attack on the northern city of Kunduz.A regional government official said the attack began at around midnight and fighting is still going on in and around the city. Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed killing of several government soldiers. Military helicopters were flying overhead and gunfire could be heard in the city.

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