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The nation, political leadership, and armed forces have assured continued support to Kashmiris and vowed to defend motherland against heinous Indian designs.

 

In Occupied Kashmir, normal life remained crippled by curfew and other restrictions for the 87th consecutive day today.

 

Prime Minister has convened a meeting in Islamabad tomorrow to discuss National Action Plan against terrorism.

 

Pakistan Railways has launched electronic-ticketing system to facilitate passengers for booking their seats on line.

 

Belarus President is arriving in Islamabad tomorrow to bolster relations between the two countries in diverse fields.

 

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STATEMENT

The nation, political leadership, and armed forces  have assured continued support to Kashmiris and vowed to defend motherland against heinous Indian designs.

 

This resolve was expressed in a joint statement issued after a meeting of leaders of political parties convened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today.

  

It condemned the recent unprovoked Indian aggression and repeated ceasefire violations that pose a threat to regional peace and security.

  

The political leaders rejected Indian efforts to shift the focus from its brutal atrocities to suppress the indigenous uprising of the Kashmiri people for liberation from Indian occupation, to false claims of terrorism across the LoC.

 

They also rejected the Indian government’s ridiculous claims that Kashmir is an integral part of India.

  

The political leadership also condemned Indian documented interference in Balochistan to destabilise Pakistan.

 

The leaders regretted Indian designs to scuttle all diplomatic efforts for bilateral and multilateral dialogue, including the refusal to engage constructively at the SAARC forum.

 

PM-MEETING

Earlier addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the government will make relentless efforts to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people at every international forum with the support of all political parties.

 

The Prime Minister said the political leadership stands united on matters of national importance, particularly the Kashmir cause and Indian threats. 

 

Nawaz Sharif thanked the political leaders for their valuable inputs and suggestions, saying the government will try to implement them as much as possible.

 

LEADERS

Leaders of the political parties while appreciating meeting of have strongly condemned Indian aggression on Line of Control and human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

 

Speaking at the meeting, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said despite differences with government on various matters, his party stands by it on issues of Kashmir and Indian aggression.

 

Leader of the opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said we need to proactively and aggressively activate our foreign Missions. 

 

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.

 

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

 

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said today's moot conveys a clear message to India and the international community that the country's political parties are united on Kashmir issue and Indian aggression.

 

LoC

Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Nezapir and Kailer sectors on the Line of Control today.

 

According to ISPR, Pakistani forces gave befitting response to the Indian firing.

 

 

COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited Headquarters of Strike Corps Mangla today.

 

On this occasion, DG Military Operations also accompanied him.

 

Army Chief  reviewed operational preparedness of Corps.

 

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, normal life remained crippled  due to shutdown and enforcement of curfew and other restrictions for the 87th consecutive day, today.

 

Police and paramilitary forces were deployed in strength in all major cities and market places to prevent anti-India and pro-freedom rallies and protests in the territory.

 

 

 

NAP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will chair a meeting on National Action Plan in Islamabad tomorrow.

 

All Provincial Chief Ministers including CM Gilgit-Baltistan will attend the meeting.

 

Advisor on National Security Nasser Janjua Will brief the meeting.  

 

SECURITY

Meanwhile, National Security Committee will also meet in Islamabad tomorrow with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair.

 

They meeting will review the situation on Line of Control.

 

The continued atrocities of Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir will also came under discussion.

 

The meeting will be attended by Advisers on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Foreign Secretary, Services Chiefs, DG ISI and Ministers of Defence, Interior, Information and Finance.

 

All Chief Ministers will also attend the meeting at special invitation.

 

SENATE

The Senators have called upon the federal and provincial governments to take effective steps for development of agriculture sector in the country.

 

They were speaking during discussion in the Senate on a motion moved by Taj Haider regarding the multiple problems being faced by agricultural sector.

 

The members said that the agriculture sector is facing a number of problems including shortage of water, poor quality seeds, insufficient fertilizer supply and lack of best quality pesticides.

 

They said in order to meet the water shortage, more big and small dams should be constructed all over the country.

 

Winding up discussion on the motion, Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan called upon the provincial governments to join hands with the federal government to address the challenges being faced by agriculture sector.

 

The Senate will now meet tomorrow at three p.m.

 

 

NA-REFORMS

The National Assembly resumed discussion on report of the FATA Reforms Committee. 

         

Taking part in the debate, Syed Naveed Qamar said no reforms should be made without the consent of the people of FATA.

 

He said federal government can implement all laws of the settled areas in FATA through a notification.

 

Similarly, he added that jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the High Court can be extended immediately.

 

Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said the people of FATA should be given representation in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in upcoming general elections of 2018.

 

 Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said recommendations of the FATA Reforms Committee without any delay to mainstream the people of tribal areas. 

   

The House will now meet tomorrow morning at 10:30.

 

SAAD RAFIQ

Pakistan Railways has launched officially the Electronic-ticketing system to facilitate the passengers for booking their seats on line.

 

The system was inaugurated  by Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq in a ceremony held at the railways headquarters in Lahore today.

 

Addressing the media, he said that the government has taken many practical measures for the development of the Pakistan Railways.

 

He said that the E-Ticketing system has initially been launched for five trains including Green Line.                 

 

BELARUS

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is arriving in Islamabad tomorrow on three day visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership on host of issues of mutual interest.

    

This is the second visit by Alexander Lukashenko to Pakistan in 16 months.

     

The two countries are expected to sign a number of important agreements and MoUs during the visit.

     

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and  President Lukashenko will inaugurate the "Fourth Pakistan-Belarus Business and Investment Forum" in Islamabad on Wednesday. 

 

 

HOCKEY

Pakistan women defeated Cambodia by twelve goals to nill in a match of Asian Hockey Federation Cup in Bangkok today.

 

Pakistan's Mayria Sabir scored five goals including a hat trick while Ishrat Abbas scored two, Afshan Naureen, Hina Pervaiz, Hina Kanwal and Kalsoom Shahzadi one goal each.

 

WEATHER

 

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during next twenty-four hours.

 

However, rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, Mirpurkhas, upper FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

 

 


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