Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
DATED:6th October, 2017
Interior Minister says foreign funded elements are targeting soft targets in the country to create an environment of fear and panic among people.
At the United Nations, Pakistan's permanent representative has reaffirmed support for the OIC position on a consensus-based comprehensive convention on international terrorism.
Protest demonstrations will be held in Occupied Kashmir after Juma prayers on Friday, against brutalities of Indian forces.
In India, seven military personnel were killed when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh, this morning.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that a compensation package will be announced for the heirs of those killed in on Thursday's terror attack at Jhal Magsi in Balochistan.
Speaking in the National Assembly on Friday, he strongly denounced the terror attack.
The Interior Minister said foreign funded elements are targeting soft targets in the country to create an environment of fear and panic amongst people.
He said Pakistan is committed to fighting against terrorism and Jhal Magsi like cowardly incidents cannot shake our resolve.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the government is determined to accomplish the challenging task of revival of sports, films and national heritage in the country.
She was speaking at 20th International Sports Press Association Asia's extraordinary Congress in Islamabad on Friday.
The Minister of State said security situation has considerably improved in Pakistan as a result of an all-encompassing campaign launched by the government to eliminate the menace of terrorism.
Pakistan's permanent representative to the U.N., Maleeha Lodhi, says Pakistan has turned the tide against terrorism through a series of determined actions.
Speaking in a debate on terrorism at the UN General Assembly's Sixth Committee, she said these action have led to the destruction of terrorist infrastructures and bases in its tribal areas and along the Pak-Afghan border region.
Maleeha Lodhi said success of its counter-terrorism operations has resulted in sharp reduction in terrorist activities across Pakistan over the past two years.
She said the threat that we face on Friday is primarily supported and financed from outside our borders.
Sindh Rangers arrested a gang of fraudsters in a raid at Gulistan-e-Johar area of Karachi on Friday and recovered weapons, narcotics and fake property documents from its possession.
According to Rangers spokesperson, the gang members committed crimes pretending to be officials of law enforcement agencies.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says modern drug testing labs will be set up soon in Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur.
He was chairing a high level meeting in Lahore on Friday, regarding the ongoing program of Drug Testing Labs system in the province.
The Chief Minister said a state of the art Drug Testing Lab is already working in Lahore.
He said Quality Management System has been setup for checking drug samples and to eliminate fake and non-standard medicines. He said master trainers and staff for the drug testing are getting training from the UK.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik from his residence in Srinagar, on Friday.
A spokesman of JKLF in a statement in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik was arrested to prevent him from leading protests against unabated braid-chopping incidents in occupied Kashmir.
The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for demonstrations after Juma prayers, on Friday, against the braid-cutting incidents and brutalities of Indian forces in the occupied territory.
In India, five military personnel were killed and one critically wounded when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh this morning.
The Mi-17 V5 chopper was on an "air maintenance mission" when it crashed.