DATE: 03-10-2016


At their meeting in Islamabad, Parliamentary leaders have declared that the entire nation is united against Indian belligerence.


Pakistani forces have given befitting response to another Indian attempt of ceasefire violation along the Line of Control.


In Occupied Kashmir, three Indian troops have been killed in an attack in Baramulla.


President of Belarus is arriving in Islamabad on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Pakistan.


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





The parliamentary leaders at a meeting being chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad have given 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.


In his remarks at the meeting, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said despite differences with government on multiple issues, his party stands shoulder to shoulder with it on Kashmir issue and the Indian aggression.


JUI Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that we need to forge national unity at this critical moment and collective voice and resolve of the entire nation is need of the hour.


He said Prime Minister's initiative to send special envoys in important world capitals is commendable. Our political and diplomatic force need to build upon the momentum generated by the recent Kashmiri uprising.


Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq said the Prime Minister's UNGA speech was highly reflective of the sentiments of the people of Pakistan.


PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmoud Qureshi said on Monday's moot conveys a clear message to India and the international community that the country's political parties are united in their stance on Kashmir dispute.


Ghulam Ahmad Bilour of Awami National Party said the prime minister's speech at the UNGA has given a new life to Kashmir dispute on diplomatic front.           


Leader of Opposition in the Senate Ch Aitzaz Ahsan said our   stance is very clear that Kashmir issue must be resolved as per aspirations of the Kashmiri people.


PML (Q) leader Kamil Ali Agha said no compromise can be made on Pakistan defence.


Leader of Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan Usman Tarakai in his remarks, said we all know that India is against China Pakistan Economic Corridor project and unity is need of the hour.



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 thirty-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.



President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is arriving in Islamabad on Tuesday on a three day visit to Pakistan.


During his stay, he will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and hold talks on bilateral relations and cooperation in diverse fields.


On the occasion, eight MoUs will be signed with special focus on cooperation in higher education. 



Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has said that democracy is vital for the progress and prosperity of the country.


Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, 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 Baligh-ur-Rehman says vocational secondary schools have been set up across the country to produce skilled workforce.


Addressing an international conference in Islamabad on Monday, 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.


Baligh-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.                 



Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says a new era of socio-economic revolution has begun in the country under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


In a statement, he said forty-six billion dollar Chinese investment in the country is a proof of trust of foreign investors in the economic policies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


The Chief Minister said some political elements want to hinder the process of development and prosperity of the people, but the government is determined to complete the CPEC projects at all costs.



A delegation of Shiite Ulema called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in Karachi on Monday.


Code of conduct devised for mourning processions and majalis during Muharram-ul-Haram was discussed in the meeting.



Director General UN Food and Agriculture Organization Jose Graziano da Silva will pay a three-day visit to Pakistan on Wednesday.


During the visit, he will have meetings with President Mamnoon Hussain, Provincial Chief Ministers, Governor Punjab, Federal Ministers for National Food Security and Research; Planning, Development and Reforms and other governments officials.


They will exchange views on FAO's mission, ongoing projects and technical assistance for achieving food security in Pakistan. 


They will also discuss future strategy for poverty reduction in South Asia.



Counter Terrorism Department Malakand region arrested a terrorist in Sheringal area of Upper Dir.


The accused was wanted to police in a terrorist attack on a Mosque at upper Dir in which thirty three peoples were killed.



In Afghanistan, Taliban have started a four-pronged 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 24th 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.

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