OCTOBER 03, 2016          


Parliamentary leaders meet in Islamabad today to chalk out a consensus response to Indian aggression along LoC.

Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference has warned that Kashmir dispute could cause disaster in South Asia.

Pakistan Foreign Exchange reserves have reached the ever highest level of 23.58 billion dollars.  

Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) is being observed today with religious sanctity.

In Colombia, voters have rejected Farc peace deal through referendum. 

At least six militants have been killed in clashes with government forces in Afghan provinces of Logar and Khost.

Pakistan beat West Indies by fifty nine runs in the second One Day International at Sharjah.



Parliamentary leaders meet in Islamabad today to evolve consensus on situation arising out of Indian aggression along the LoC.   

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif convened the meeting to evolve a joint response on Occupied Kashmir and the situation along the Line of Control.

The leaders of all the parliamentary parties have confirmed their participation in the meeting.

Those accepted their participation are included, JUI-Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Awami National Party leader Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, National Party Chief Hasil Bazinjo and MQM leader Farooq Sattar have committed their participation in the conference.   

Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain has summoned joint session of the Parliament in Islamabad on Wednesday at 4:30 in the evening.   

The session will discuss unprovoked aggression of Indian security forces across the Line of Control and deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir.



Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says defence of Pakistan is in very strong hands and government had made it impregnable.

Talking to the media persons in Sialkot, 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 motherla            

The minister said the government and Pak Army are successfully foiling all internal and external conspiracies against CPEC project.               

Khawaja Asif said the CPEC project is a destiny of economical stability of Pakistan and India and other anti-Pakistan lobbies are not ready to accept the project.



Central leader of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf Shah Mehmood Qureshi says dialogue is the only way to resolve Kashmir issue.

Addressing a news conference in Multan, he said India is resorting atrocities on innocent Kashmiris.

He posed a question over the silence of the world against Indian oppression in Occupied Kashmir and urged international community to take notice of these atrocities.



Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says India wants to deflect world's attention from Kashmir issue by staging surgical strike drama in Pakistan.

In an interview, he said Pakistan is a peace loving country and does not want to escalate tension in the region.

He said aim of the parliamentary parties conference is to give clear message to international community that the entire nation is united for national interest.



Provincial General Secretary of Pakistan Ulama Council Allamma Shabir Ahmad Usmani says Pakistan wants peace and no one will be allowed to put his evil eye on our motherland. 

Talking to media-men at Dera Ghzi Khan, he said the whole nation is behind armed forces to foil nefarious design of enemy.                                                                                  



The armed forces of the country are ready to defend every inch of the motherland against any aggression.

This was stated by Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman during their visit to operational base of the High Mark exercises.      

Both the chiefs examined the operational preparedness and training standard of Pakistan Air Force.    



Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani says India is creating war-like situation along the Line of Control to divert world’s attention from the Kashmir dispute.

In a statement in Srinagar, he said refusing to participate in SAARC forum, threatening the water blockade and trying to isolate Pakistan at global level are the cunning mechanics of India to hoodwink the world community.

He cautioned that lingering Kashmir dispute could ignite human disaster in South Asia.



In Occupied Kashmir an Indian army personnel has been killed in an attack on an army camp in Baramullah.

An Indian army official said several attackers tried to break into the camp but they were repelled after heavy exchange of fire.



Pakistan Foreign Exchange reserves have reached the ever highest level of 23.58 billion dollars.      

In a statement, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar congratulated  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation for achieving this milestone.

He said due to the prudent economic policies of the government we achieved this milestone.



Sindh Information Advisor Mola Bux Chandio says under National Action Plan, Sindh Government is fully cooperating and facilitating Pak Rangers to curb the menace of terrorism.

Talking to Radio Pakistan Hyderabad Correspondent Noor Hussain Chand, be said during Mohram ul Haram Law enforcement Agencies are red àlert to thwart any terrorist attack.    


Pakistan has rejected India's claim of capturing a Pakistani boat and fishermen.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesman made it clear that neither any Pakistani boat or fishermen are missing.



The annual Director Generals Conference of National Accountability Bureau begins in Islamabad today. Chairman

NAB Qamar-u-Zaman Chaudhry will chair the conference.       

The objective of the conference is to review the performance of its regional offices and set a strategy to remove the flaws with mutual consultation to improve their performance.



Martyrdom Day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) is being observed today 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 Moharram 23 AH.



The European Union has announced twenty eight million dollars aid plan for civilians trapped in Syria's war-ravaged Aleppo city.

In a statement in Brussels, the EU said the bloc will work with the United Nations to deliver basic life-saving assistance to civilians in East Aleppo.



In Afghanistan, six Taliban militants have been killed in clashes with government forces in Logar and Khost provinces.

According to reports, three militants have been killed in retaliatory firing when they attacked a security forces' post at Qala-I-Naw area in Logar province. A women and two children have also been killed when a mortar shell fell on a house during the clash.

Three militants have been killed and two others wounded in a bomb explosion in Khost province.



In Colombia, a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels has been rejected by the voters in a referendum.

In the referendum, 50.24 per cent people voted against the peace deal.

The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez after nearly four years of negotiations.

But it needed to be ratified by Colombians in order to come into force.

Addressing the nation, President Santos accepted the result but said he would continue working to achieve peace.



Pakistan beat West Indies by fifty nine runs in the second One Day International at Sharjah last night, winning the three match series.

Bating first, Pakistan set a victory target of 338 in the stipulated fifty overs for the loss of five wickets.

In reply, West Indies could score 278 for the loss of seven wickets.

Pakistan's Babar Azam, who scored 123 runs, was declared player of the match.

The third and last match of the series will be played on Wednesday at Abu Dhabi.



Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country today.

However, rain with thunderstorm is expected at a few places in Malakand, Hazara, Mirpur Khas divisions, upper FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning was:-

Islamabad twenty-two degree centigrade, Lahore and Karachi twenty-eight, Peshawar twenty-six, Quetta seventeen. Murree sixteen, Gilgit eighteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-one degree centigrade. 

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