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HEADLINES

Prime Minister has expressed the resolve to continue development agenda as sit-ins are no solution to the problems.

Pakistan terms Afghan President's remarks at NATO summit as based on inaccurate assumptions.

PAF C-130 aircraft participating in Royal International Air Show-2016 in Britain attracts huge crowds at the show.

NATO alliance has agreed to use surveillance planes in fight against IS militants in Syria and Iraq. 

The British government has rejected an online petition calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

Final of Euro Football Cup will be played between host France and Portugal at Stade de tonight.

DETAILS

PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said government is committed to its development agenda and sit ins are no solution to the problems.

He was talking to the anchors of private television channels after his arrival  at Lahore Airport.

 

The prime minister said he had been performing his prime ministerial responsibilities while being in London too and returned home with a new spirit.

Paying tribute to great humanitarian, late Abdul Sattar Edhi, he said the government would also make a history of public service.

Later, daughter of the Prime Minister, Maryam Nawaz Sharif on her Twitter handle shared the moments of the prime minister's arrival at his residence in Raiwind.

 

SPOKESPERSON

The Foreign Office Spokesperson has urged the need of closer cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than constant blame game by the Afghan government based on inaccurate assumptions.

In a statement, expressing disappointment on the remarks of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the NATO Summit, the spokesperson said it is unfortunate that Afghan leaders  continue to make hostile statements against Pakistan and blame it for all failures in Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan has a genuine interest in peace in Afghanistan and it would continue to make every effort to help bring peace in the country.

The spokesperson said that we also expect cooperation of the Afghan government in our fight against terrorism through effective border management and denying sanctuaries to anti Pakistan terrorists.

 

BARJEES

Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry

Barjees Tahir has said PML-N wants to bring change in AJK through power of vote and people's verdict in the upcoming elections of Azad Kashmir will be accepted.

Addressing a function in Muzaffarabad, he said 50 billion rupees would be spent on construction of roads and infrastructure rehabilitation during the next five years in Azad  Kashmir.

The Minister said under the Public Sector Development Programme, the federal government had given 13 billion rupees to the AJK government for the development projects.

He expressed the confidence that PML-N would emerge victorious in the elections of AJK legislative assembly on 21st of this month.

 

JHAGRA

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said entire nation pays glowing tribute to security forces for restoration of peace in the country particularly in FATA.

He was addressing a ceremony held in connection with giving compensation cheques under shuhada package to seventy injured and heirs of shuhada at Landi Kotal in Khyber Agency.

The governor distributed three hundred thousand rupees cheques among heirs of each martyred and one hundred thousand rupees among the injured.

The Governor also gave away a cheque of five hundred thousand rupees to heirs of Major Ali Jawad Changezi who was martyred at Tourkham border by Afghan troops.

 

FATA

Federal Government is taking prudent steps  to improve living standard of people living in tribal areas.

MNA Haji Bismillah Khan said this while talking to a delegation of tribal elders and religious leaders of various areas of agency at his residence in Nawagai.

 

He said government is determined for the provision of basic needs and modern facilities to the tribal areas as FATA had been badly affected by the militancy and war on terror.

 

MOON-SATTAR

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his profound condolences on the passing away of Abdul Sattar Edhi, saying he was a living example of social justice, compassion and solidarity in action.

In a statement, he said Abdul Sattar Edhi changed countless people's lives for good through his humility and humanity.

 

ARREST

Frontier Corps Balochistan and police have arrested twelve suspects and recovered arms from their possession in Quetta and Killa Abdullah districts.

According to FC spokesman, security officials carried out a search operation in Shahozai area of Quetta and apprehended ten suspects along with weapons.

Meanwhile, FC personnel arrested two suspects with arms in a search operation in Killa Abdullah.

 

C-130

PAF C-130 aircraft participating in Royal International Air Show-2016 at Fairford, Britain has become the center of attraction and drawing large crowds at the show.

 A PAF press release said that especially painted aircraft has portrayed the sacrifices of Pakistani people and the Armed Forces in fighting the menace of terrorism in general and in Operation Zarb-e-Azb in particular.     

Thousands of visitors from all across the world are taking keen interest in the artistically painted PAF C-130 aircraft.

Over 50 countries from across the world with more than 200 aircraft are participating in the show.

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, Indian security forces in their fresh acts of state terrorism have martyred six more youth in Anantnag.

Over a hundred protestors were also injured in clashes with security forces.

Intense clashes broke out between the people and security forces when people defied curfew restrictions in Islamabad (Anantnag) town and tried to march towards main Lal Chowk.

They were protesting the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

 

CHINA

Chinese navy has conducted combat drills in the South China Sea.

The exercises were held in the waters adjacent to south China's Hainan Island and Xisha Islands.

The military exercises covered all sorts of combat platforms, including the air arm, submarine, surface vessel and coastal defence force.

 

NATO

The Nato military alliance has agreed to use surveillance planes in the fight against so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg made these remarks on the second day of the 28-country military alliance summit in Warsaw.

He said the aircraft will support the US-led coalition targeting the group. Nato will also train Iraqi forces and support special forces in Tunisia, a major recruiting ground for IS.

 

 

BRITAIN-EU

The British government has rejected an online petition signed by 4.1 million people calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European Union.

The petition called for the government to enact a rule that there should be another referendum if the vote for "remain" or "leave" was less than 60 percent based on a turnout of less than 75 percent.

 

 NIGERIA

In Nigeria, nineteen people have been killed in fighting between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram terrorist group in the north-east of the country.

 

CAPSULE

A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has docked with the international Space Station after a two-day voyage.

 

The capsule blasted off from Russia's manned space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhistan on Thursday.

 

EURO CUP

The final of Euro football Cup 2016 will be played between host France and Portugal at Stade de today.

 

MATCH

On the third day of three day match against Sussex, Pakistan will start its second innings at the overnight score of 71 for 1 at Hove today.

CRICKIET

The first One Day International between Ireland and Afghanistan is being played at Belfast today.

 

 

WEATHER

 

Rain/thundershower with isolated heavy falls accompanied by windstorm is expected at scattered places in Punjab,Northreast Balochistan and Kashmir while at isolated places in Islamaabad, Kbyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA , Quetta Mirpur Khas and Sukkar divisions today. Drizzle is expected at a few places in Sindh coast including Karachi.

Hot and humid weather is expected in other part of the country.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:-

Islamabad twenty-five degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-seven , Karachi thirty, Peshawar twenty-eight, Quetta twenty-five, Muzaffarabad twenty-two, Gilgit twenty and Murree eighteen degree centigrade.


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