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Headlines

JULY 08, 2017

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Minister for water and power says the PML-N will not accept JIT report in Panama papers case if the Qatari Prince is not made part of investigation.

Prime Minister has reaffirmed Pakistan's political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris' struggle for the right to self-determination.

Kashmiris on both sides of Line of Control observed the first martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Muzaffar Wani today with renewed pledge to continue liberation struggle till achievement of right to self determination.

Pakistan has lodged strong protest with India over martyrdom of five people in unprovoked Indian firing along Line of Control.

The United States, Japan and South Korea have urged UN Security Council to impose additional sanctions against North Korea.

Eight international footballers, including Ronaldinho and Carlos, have arrived in Pakistan to promote football in the country.


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ASIF-IQBAL
Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif says PML-N will not accept JIT report in Panama papers case if Qatari prince is not made part of the investigation.

Addressing a joint news conference along with other federal ministers in Islamabad this evening, he said the people of Pakistan are the biggest JIT and they should be apprised about the questions asked by the JIT and witnesses' response to those queries.

The Defence Minister demanded a JIT against Imran Khan, who has invested people's donations' money outside the country.

He said it was Nawaz Sharif, who had mobilized the masses for the restoration of judiciary deposed by Pervez Musharraf.

Addressing the press conference Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that PML-N is not fleeing from accountability if it is conducted on the basis of solid evidences.

He said Nawaz Sharif has served as chief minister of Punjab while he is holding office of the prime minister for the third time, but not a single evidence of corruption was brought to fore.

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq said PML-N has reservations on the composition of the JIT as two members of the probe body have anti-PML-N designs.

He said that a political party is using judges' remarks against the government. He said what an irony it is that Sharif family is treated under a different law, whereas others are handled on some other law.
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said gone are the days when backdoor was used to come into power. He said all political forces, who faced defeat at the hands of PML-N are now doing the politics of allegations.
Ahsan Iqbal said political instability in the country will lead to economic chaos.

PM-MESSAGE
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says India can not suppress the voice of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination through brute forces.

In a message on the first death anniversary of Kashmiri fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani today, he said the blood rendered by Burhan Wani has infused a new spirit in the freedom movement. The Kashmiri people are steadfast to take their movement to its logical conclusion.

He said Indian atrocities in the occupied territory have helped highlighted Kashmiris issue on the international forums.

The prime minister said the martyrdom of Burhan Wani is a testimony of the fact that Kashmiris have completely rejected the Indian occupation.

Nawaz Sharif reaffirmed Pakistan's political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris for their right to self determination.

He again emphasized the need for implementation of United Nation resolutions on Kashmir and urged India to accept the right of self-determination of Kashmiris.

KASHMIR
In occupied Kashmir, the first martyrdom anniversary of popular youth freedom fighter, Burhan Muzaffar Wani was observed amid complete shutdown and strict curfew today.

Burhan Wani, along with two other associates, was martyred by Indian troops during a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district last year.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the anniversary was observed with a renewed pledge to continue the mission of martyrs till success of the struggle for liberation of Kashmir.

Meanwhile,tens of thousands of Indian soldiers and police personnel patrolled deserted streets across the territory, today, to enforce strict curfew and other restrictions

Mobile and Internet services were also suspended in the occupied area.

Dozens of civilians, including nine women, received pellet injuries when troops used force on protesters in Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and other areas.

All resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik continued to remain in detention or under house arrest.

WANI
AJK President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has said India cannot suppress the voice of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination through the brute use of force.

He said sacrifices of Burhan Muzaffar Wani and Kashmiri youth against Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve.

SARTAJ
Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said Burhan Wani's martyrdom has given a new life to Kashmiris' struggle for the right to self-determination.

In an interview on the eve of Burhan Wani's martyrdom anniversary, he said India cannot strangulate Kashmiris' indigenous struggle on barrel of gun.

He said India halted all internet and mobile services in Kashmir on the eve of Wani's martyrdom celebrations, but it could not dilute Kashmiri youth's zeal to mark the sacrifice of their hero.


CONDEMNATION
Pakistan has lodged strong protest with India over its unprovoked firing in Chirikot and Satwal sectors on Line of Control in which five people, including two women, were mrtyred and ten others injured today.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh was summoned to Foreign Office today.

It was stressed that deliberate targeting of civilians is deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.

DAR 
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has stressed the need for effective budget implementation to ensure the intended benefits to the general public a timely manner.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad today, he said the measures announced in the budget are aimed at improving the welfare of the general public, and enabling higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

He also urged the Finance Division officials to ensure continued pursuance of austerity measures in order to maintain financial discipline.


KOREA
The United States, Japan and South Korea today sought additional UN Security Council sanctions against the North Korean regime.

The demand came after a meeting between US President Donald Trump, his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hamburg, Germany.

COAS-PLAYERS
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan is a peace and sports loving country.

He was talking to the visiting delegation international football players including Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs, Robert Pires, Nicolas Anelka, George Boating, David James and Luis Boa Morte, who met him in Rawalpindi today.

The Army Chief said sports promote peace and their visit is most welcomed by all Pakistanis especially young footballers.

The visiting players thanked Army Chief for organizing their tour and the support and said that Pakistan is a beautiful country and they look forward to enjoy the trip.

W-CUP
In the ICC Women's World Cup in Taunton, New Zealand beat Pakistan by 8 wickets today.

Batting first Pakistan scored 144 runs in 46.5 overs for all out.

Sana Mir of Pakistan made 50 runs and remained main scorer.

New Zealand achived the target in 15 overs for the loss of 2 wickets.



WEATHER

Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country druing the next twelve hours.

However, rain/thunder-strom is expected at a few places of Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Kohat, Zhob divisions, Upper FATA and Kashmir Gilgit-Baltistan.


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