Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
OCTOBER 03, 2016
Parliamentary Leaders are continuing their meeting in Islamabad to evolve unanimous response to Indian aggression along the Line of Control.
Indian forces once again resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control.
In Occupied Kashmir, three Indian troops have been killed in an attack in Baramula.
In Syria, 13 Islamic State militants and 15 Turkey-backed rebels have been killed in fighting in northern part of the country.
Parliamentary leaders are continuing their meeting in Islamabad.
Prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is presiding the meeting.
All parliamentary and political leaders are taking part in the meeting.
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry briefed meeting about situation in Occupied Kashmir and the Line of Control.
The Prime Minister will take the political leaders into confidence about the developing situation at the eastern border in the wake of blistering statements from the Indian leadership.
The meeting is being briefed about the latest situation in the occupied valley. It will evolve a joint response on Occupied Kashmir and the latest situation along the line of control
All the political parties in the parliament are attending the meeting giving the message that the entire nation is united when it comes to the defense and integrity of country.
The PPP delegation is being led by its Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Earlier, the Prime Minister received the political leaders on their arrival at the venue of the meeting.
In his remarks at the meeting, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that despite differences with government on multiple issues, his party stands shoulder to shoulder with it on Kashmir issue and the Indian aggression.
He said this is a turning point in Indo-Pak relations. A united Pakistan can counter Indian aggression. He said by working together, we can achieve our national security goals.
He said there is no military solution to the Kashmir dispute.
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.
Earlier, Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing at Iftikhar Abad sector at Line of Control.
However, befitting response from Pakistan army silenced the Indian guns.
In occupied Kashmir, three Indian troops were killed and several others injured in an attack on Indian army garrison of 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla town.
The area is currently witnessing a major search operation that has paralyzed the movement.
Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen killed a 30-year old civilian, Fayaz Ahmad at Kandizal in Pampore. The victim was also an activist of National Conference.
On the other hand, night raids are jointly being conducted by Indian police and paramilitary forces to arrest youths supporting the freedom struggle cause in the south, central and north Kashmir.
Reports of the night-time raids have also come from Kupwara, Sopore, Budgam, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Srinagar.
Police said that sixty persons were arrested during past 24 hours for their participation in anti-India protests.
Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has said that democracy is vital for the progress and prosperity of the country.
Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad today, he said the passage of 18th amendment has strengthened federation.
He emphasized the need for further strengthening upper house of the parliament.
Minister of State for Education and Vocational Training Muhammad Baleegh ur Rehman says vocational secondary schools have been set up across the country to produce skilled workforce.
Addressing an international conference in Islamabad today, he said the step will also help decrease drop out ratio at primary school level and help the youth get jobs not only within the country but abroad as well.
Baleegh ur Rehman thanked the European Union, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and other partners for their collaboration in development of education and vocational training sector.
Speaking on the occasion, German ambassador Ms Ina Lapel highlighted the importance of vocational training in the developing countries and appreciated the role of present Government in this connection.
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.
In Syria, fifteen Turkey-backed rebels have been killed in fighting with Islamic State militants in northern part of the country.
The latest fighting marks an escalation since Turkish troops crossed the border into Syria on 24rth August to back opposition fighters battling Islamic State.
The Turkish army also fired on Islamic State targets from inside Turkey after the jihadists used rockets to target the Turkish border town of Kilis.
Meanwhile, thirteen Islamic State militants have been killed in air strikes of US-backed coalition.