Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is recovering fast after undergoing open heart surgery 

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been discharged from the hospital and shifted to home in London. Earlier, PMLPML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif in a tweet said doctors are satisfied with Prime Minister's health progress and latest reports. She said, “PM's recovery on course. Was made to walk several times in the corridor during the day and up and down a flight of stairs twice.”  Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the ministry of water and power to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply during Sehar and Iftar times in Ramazan. In a statement, he instructed the PM Office to strictly monitor load-shedding schedule.

Gwadar Port, CPEC to open doors of progress in Balochistan: Riaz

The Commander Southern Command, Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz says mega projects of Gwadar Deep Sea Port and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would open doors of progress and prosperity in Balochistan. He was addressing a seminar on the sustainable development of Balochistan in Quetta. The enemies of Pakistan will not be allowed to implement their nefarious designs in Balochistan. He said people of Balochistan are loyal to Pakistan and they love Pakistan like people of other federating units.    

Pak Navy fully prepared to ensure security of Gwadar Port

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah says Pakistan Navy is fully prepared to ensure security of Gwadar Port. He was addressing the 45th PN Staff Course at Pakistan Navy War College Lahore. He said we are fully focused on the prevailing geostrategic environment and enhanced responsibilities of the Navy in the wake of upcoming Gwadar port and CPEC projects.

Afghan Govt, Ulema Council, UN call on militants to stop fighting  

The Afghan government, Afghanistan Ulema Council and the United Nations have called on militants to stop their war and embark on a ceasefire with government during Ramazan. President Ashraf Ghani's deputy spokesman Sayed Zafar Hashemi says if Taliban want to continue violence, they will face serious action. UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, expressed hope that it will provide ground for lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Clinton ‘has delegates to win democratic nomination’

Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major US political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. Clinton’s rise to presumptive nominee arrived nearly eight years to the day after she conceded her first White House campaign to Barack Obama. Back then, she famously noted her inability to “shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling.”

News in Brief

  • A Provincial Cabinet Committee with the Punjab Chief Secretary its conveyor has been formed on the directives of Punjab Chief Minister to review the prices at Ramazan Bazaars.
  • In France, authorities have evacuated 1,850 migrants from a tent camp, which had sprung up in a Paris Park.
  • In Syria, twenty-six people including women and children have been killed in air strikes in a busy market in Deir Az Zor province.
  • Daesh militants have been fleeing the Syrian city of Manbij with their families as US-backed groups advance to within 6km in an attack that has killed more than 150 militants.

Editorial (Khaleej Times)

                   Show political will for Palestine cause

The clarion call from Paris deserves to be heard. France says hopes of a two-state solution in the Middle East are in serious danger. Israeli intransigence, of course, is to be blamed. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has warned that time is running out and the region is once again sliding into anarchy. Officials from the Middle East Quartet, the Arab League, the United Nations and more than 20 states who met in Paris underscored the need for reviving the stalled peace process, in an attempt to address one of the most volatile conflicts in the Middle East. Israelis and Palestinians, however, were poles apart and failed to reach a consensus on the timeline for future parleys. The Palestinians and the Israelis refused to send their senior representatives for the meeting, and the whole exercise was symbolic in essence.  

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