Four security personnel, including a Major were martyred while foiling a devastating terrorist activity at Sherotkai, Timergara in Dir. According to ISPR, Major Ali Salman along with his team conducted an Intelligence Based Operation against a terrorist hideout in the area in the wee hours. The martyred security personnel include Major Ali Salman, Havaldar Ghulam Nazir, Havaldar Akhtar and Sepoy Abdul Karim. 

Meanwhile, while expressing deep grief, Prime Minsiter Shahid Khaqan Abbasi saysour valiant forces have inflicted huge damage upon terrorist elements, but at the same time they have rendered huge sacrifices. Each drop of blood of our heroes is a testament to the fact that we all are united as a nation to cleanse our beloved motherland from terrorist elements.

PM says provision of clean and affordable power to consumers is a key to development

Chairing a meeting on the issue pertaining to energy sector in Islamabad, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says ensuring energy security is government's highest priority. The Prime Minister directs Finance and Power Ministries to jointly work out revalidation of individual factors contributing to the circular debt, focus on improving efficiencies and out-of-the-box solutions for resolving the issue. Talking to Minister for Water Resources Syed Javed Ali Shah in Islamabad, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi directs to undertake proactive measures for increasing water storage capacity of the country. Water security is of prime concern for the government in view of impacts of climate change on Pakistan. The government is cognizant of the water management issues and has therefore established separate ministry for water resources.

COAS reaffirms Pakistan's unwavering commitment to the defence of Harmain Sharifan

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa  reiterates Pakistan's unwavering commitment to the defence of Harmain Sharifain and safeguarding the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia. Talking to Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al-Aysh in Rawalpindi, General Bajwa assures the dignitary about the great importance Pakistan attaches to its strategic relationship with the Kingdom and reiterates that Islamabad holds its defence ties with Riyadh in highest esteem. Saudi Deputy Defence Minister expresses KSA's deep appreciation for Pakistan's efforts, successes and sacrifices in war against terrorism and violent extremism.

President urges students to play role in progress, prosperity of country

Mamnoon Hussain says as compared to the past, the overall situation in Balochistan is returning to normalcy. Projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar Deep sea Port have created new opportunities for speedy progress in Balochistan. Speaking at the 14th Convocation of Balochistan University in Quetta, the President says people of the province should take full advantages from these opportunities. It is the responsibility of the young generation to equip themselves with modern knowledge to shoulder their future responsibilities in an appropriate manner.        

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves Islamabad for Lahore

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is leading a big peaceful rally on his way to Lahore. Thousands of PML-N workers, political leaders of his party, and members of the federal cabinet are accompanying the former prime minister. Strict security measures have been taken for the security of the participants of the rally. Earlier, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Prime Minister Azad Kashmir, Cabinet Members, other leaders and workers of PML-N wished Nawaz Sharif well when he began his journey from Islamabad this morning. 

No country can make progress without political stability, peace, and continuity in policies: Ahsan Iqbal

Talking to a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries in Islamabad, Interior Minister says the government wants to continue its journey to peace and development in collaboration with the private sector. Our priorities include facilitating the private sector and strengthening country's economy. Restoration of peace and implementation of law at all levels is one of his top priorities. He will also take all the provincial government to restore peace and tranquility in the country.

United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan: Theresa May

British Prime Minister Ms. Theresa May says in a message of felicitation to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on assuming the office of the Prime Minister. Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future. She points out that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate 70 years of our bilateral relationship. The British Prime Minister says she looks forward to working with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to further deepen historic bilateral relationship, and to build a secure, stable, and prosperous Pakistan.

Azadi train starts its countrywide journey from Saturday to mark 70th independence anniversary celebrations

Pakistan Railways announces schedule of Aazadi Train, to be run on the occasion of country's 70th Independence Day. The journey of this special train will begin from Margalla Station Islamabad on Saturday 12th August and conclude at Karachi on 25th of this month. The special train includes five galleries, depicting sacrifices rendered for achieving independence. The galleries also depict sacrifices of the armed forces and Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. These galleries will also depict the culture of all provinces.

Host: Hafiz Abdul Majid

Co-host: Mazhar Iqbal

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