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Pakistan has urged Muslim world to adopt joint strategy against terrorism

President Mamnoon Hussain has urged Muslim world to adopt a joint strategy against the menace of terrorism. During his telephonic conversation with the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, the President said Pakistan and Turkey are already cooperating for the elimination of terrorism. The two leaders said that Pakistan and Turkey are true brothers and intimate friends; share perception on different issues and fully support each other's stance on all international fora.  Prime Minister Yildirim said Turkey supported Pakistan on the issue of membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group with open heart and would continue to back Pakistan at international for a in future as well.

Islamabad calls upon world community to take notice of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir

Pakistan has called upon India to respect the basic rights of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir. In a statement, Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz expressed deep concern over the detention of Kashmiri leaders on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. He termed the detension as violation of fundamental right of religious freedom of Kashmiris.  The Advisor also urged the international community to take note of the situation. Sartaj Aziz said celebration of Eid this year is specially significant because it is being observed all over the globe on the same day, from Pakistan to the Middle East and Europe to the Americas, and by Kashmiris in Azad Kashmir as well as Indian Occupied Kashmir.

"Government has succeeded to a great extent in overcoming various challenges": Commerce Minister

Commerce Minister Engineer Khuram Dastgir Khan says the government has succeeded to a great extent in overcoming the issues of energy problem, inflation and extremism. Talking to different delegations in Gujranwala, he said the government has steered the country out of difficulties in only three years. The Minister said record development projects are being completed to ensure provision of amenities to the people.

Sports

France has qualified for the final of Euro Cup Football, beating Germany by two goals to nil at Marseille

France has qualified for the final after beating Germany by 2 goals to nil in the second semi-final of Euro Cup Football 2016, at Marseille. Portugal has already qualified for the final of the Cup beating Wales 2-0 in the first semi-final at Stade de Lyon, in France. Final of the Euro Cup will be played on Sunday at Stade de France.

T-20

England Women cricket team beat Pakistan Women by 57 runs in the third T-20 at Chelmsford last night. Batting first England scored 170 for five in 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan scored 113 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated overs. England has won the series by 3-0.

Weather

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. However, rain with dust-thundershower may occur at isolated places of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

 


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