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DATED: 7th Nov, 2016

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HEADLINES

Pakistan has urged the United Nations to investigate killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.  

Planning Minister says work is underway on western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.  

 

The Supreme Court resumes hearing of Panama Papers case in Islamabad on Monday. 

 

Spokesman to Prime Minister has urged PTI to adopt parliamentary attitude rather than criticizing government for political point scoring.

 

Security forces have killed thirteen Taliban militants in the Afghan province of Kunar. 

 

Turkish President has accused Europe of abetting terrorism by supporting Kurdish militants.

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Pakistan has urged United Nations to investigate the killing of innocent Kashmiris and massacre by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. 

 

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in an  interview with Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel said United Nations should send fact finding mission to occupied Kashmir to report on the gross violations of human rights.

 

Nafees Zakaria said sacrifices made by Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination will not go waste and will bear fruit very soon.

 

He said India cannot suppress the voice of the Kashmiris through the use of force.

 

To a question, Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan has been highlighting the Indian forces brutalities and human rights violations at the international fora.

 

Spokesman said India has martyred thousands of innocent Kashmiris and used pellet guns and tear gas to control anti-government protesters.

 

 

IQBAL:

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says work is underway on priority basis on the western route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

 

In an interview with Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel he said work on the 650 kilometers missing link from Gwadar to Quetta has been completed in record period. Now Gwadar is connected with Quetta, Afghanistan, Central Asian states and rest of the country through this route.

 

Ahsan Iqbal said work is also underway on 400 kilometers road from Burhan to Dera Ismail Khan and it will be completed by 2018.

 

The minister said continuity of the policies is imperative for progress and development of the country.

 

He said the nation has rejected the politics of protests and supported the development programme of the government.

 

 

SC:

The Supreme Court resumes hearing of Panama Papers case in Islamabad on Monday.

 

A five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is hearing the case.

 

Strict security arrangements have been made to ensure smooth hearing of the case.

 

 

MUSADIK:

Spokesman to Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik says there is a big difference between terms of reference on the Panama Papers tabled by Pakistan People's Party in Senate and those of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted in Supreme Court.

     

In an interview, he said opposition should not frame a person specific ToR for probe into Panama Papers.

    

He said although the name of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not mentioned in Panama Papers but he presented himself for accountability.

    

Musadik Malik said the PTI is not ready to join Parliament and it should adopt parliamentary attitude rather than criticizing the government for political point scoring.

 

     

 

CM:

Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz-ur Rehman has said the  government is determined to provide modern health facilities to the people at their door steps.

 

Addressing to Health Insurance Cards distribution ceremony in Gilgit. He said Government will spend four hundred million rupees to purchase equipments for  DHQ  Hospital Gilgit to make it a referral institution.

 

Our Gilgit correspondent reports health insurance scheme was launched with assistance of German Government to provide free treatment facility to deserving patients.

 

NACTA: 

Coordinator of National Counter Terrorism Authority Ihsan Ghani has said  action is being taken against banned outfits in the country.

 

In an interview, he said NACTA is working according to its Act.

 

He said NACTA has no operational arm and it coordinates with the federal and provincial governments on matters related to national security.

 

 

 

 

ARREST

Sind Rangers have arrested general secretary of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Maulana Taj Hanafi in an operation in Karachi.

 

A Spokesman of Sindh Rangers told media that during the operation illegal arms and ammunition have also been recovered.

 

 

PAK-BAHRAIN:

A Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq embarks on three-day visit to Kingdom of Bahrain on Monday to further enhance ties in diverse fields.

 

The invitation for the visit has been given by Speaker of Council of Representatives of Bahrain's Parliament, Ahmed Bin Ebrahim Al Mullah.

 

Speaker Ayaz Sadiq will hold bilateral meetings with his counterpart, Ahmed Ebrahim Al Mullah, as well as Chairman of the Shura Council, Saleh Ali Bin Saleh Al Saleh.

 

The Speaker will also meet members of the newly established Pakistan-Bahrain Joint Parliamentary Friendship Group to discuss ways to further expand Parliamentary linkages between both countries.

 

Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will also call on King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and hold bilateral meetings with Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa and the Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

 

                     

 

US-ELECTION:

The US Presidential elections are being held on Tuesday.

 

Meanwhile, the FBI has cleared US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in latest email review.

 

FBI Director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to Congress, saying the agency has found no reason to change its July findings. 

 

Ahead of tomorrow's U.S. elections, Democratic candidate    Hillary Clinton holds a four-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the final national NBC News and Wall Street Journal poll survey.  

               

According to poll result Hillary Clinton is enjoying 44 percent support of likely voters while Trump gets 40 percent.

                 

 

AFGHANISTAN:

In Afghanistan, thirteen Taliban militants have been killed and twelve wounded in security forces operation in Kunar Province.

 

According to reports the operation was launched in various parts of Dangam District of the province. 

 

 

 

UN-AFGHANISTAN:

The United Nations is investigating an incident in which more than thirty civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in U.S. air strikes at Buz Kandahari area in Afghanistan.

 

In a statement, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto said the loss of civilian life is unacceptable and undermines efforts toward building peace and stability in the country.

 

According to the U.N. figures, 95 people have been killed and 111 injured in the past week alone.

 

 

ERDOGAN:

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused Europe of abetting terrorism by supporting Kurdish militants.

 

Addressing a function in Istanbul university, Tayyip Erdogan said although PKK has been declared a terrorist organisation by the West but we see the organization acts freely and comfortably in Eruope.

 

Meanwhile, Turkey's EU Minister Omer Celik has called European ambassadors to a meeting in Ankara on Monday to brief them on the latest developments.

 

 

ASHTON-RAQA:

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the international coalition will continue to help local forces in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State group.

 

In a statement in Washington, he said liberation of Raqa from the militant group is the next step in the coalition's campaign plan.

 

Carter issued his remarks as US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces have launched an offensive on the Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital Raqa.

 

 

BEDFORD:

In England, prisoners have taken over parts of Bedford prison.

 

Prison officers from across the country and local police have been sent to help regain control of the prison.

 

 

MALI:

In Mali, three people have been killed in an attack on a military convoy  in the central Mopti region.

 

More than eleven thousand UN police and army soldiers are currently serving in Mali to maintain peace.

 

 

WEATHER:

 

Mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the country on Monday. 

 

However, smoggy and foggy conditions are expected in plain areas of Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sukkur divisions.

 

Temperature of some major cities recorded on Monday morning:

 

Islamabad eight degree centigrade, Lahore sixteen, Karachi twenty, Peshawar thirteen, Quetta four, Gilgit two, Murree six and Muzaffarabad ten degree centigrade.


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