DATE: 10-07-2016                          


Pakistan has strongly condemned continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir.


Hurriyat Leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq says fresh killing of innocent youths is a declaration of war by India against the people of Kashmir.


The United Nations has expressed serious concern over the plight of three hundred thousand people trapped in clashes in Syrian city of Aleppo.


In Australia, opposition Labour Party has conceded defeat in the federal election, clearing the way for sitting Prime Minister to retain power.


Met office has forecast more monsoon rains across the country from on Monday to Thursday.


The final of Euro football Cup will be played between host France and Portugal at Stade de in Paris tonight.





Pakistan has strongly condemned continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir.


The Foreign Office Spokesman in a statement in Islamabad on Sunday said extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable.


He said such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and cannot deter the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand for the realisation of the right to self-determination.


The Spokesman said Pakistan also has serious concerns over the detention of Kashmiri leadership in Indian Occupied Kashmir and called upon the Indian government to fulfill its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.


Pakistan reiterated that the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible by the realisation of the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the United National Security Council resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices.                               



And in occupied Kashmir itself, death toll in firing by Indian troops on protesters has risen to 16 while over 200 have been injured, so far.


One youth was killed as security forces opened fire on protesters in Pulwama on Sunday morning.


Earlier, three people who had been seriously injured in firing incidents on Saturday succumbed to injuries on Saturday night.


Meanwhile, curfew was imposed in the occupied valley on Sunday.


On the other hand, a two-day shutdown is also being observed in the entire Kashmir Valley from on Sunday against the killing spree unleashed by Indian army and police following the martyrdom of Burhan Wani.


Call for the strike has been given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani and Hurriyet Leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.                        



Chairman Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has termed recent killings of innocent youths by Indian troops as declaration of war against people in Occupied Kashmir.


Speaking in a programme of Radio Pakistan's Current Affairs Channel, he said indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators shows that Indian government has given task to troops and police to kill maximum Kashmiris.


Mirwaiz urged the international community to take cognizance of such atrocities by the Indian forces against innocent civilians.


He said establishment of colonies for retired troops and other such plans of Indian government are aimed at changing of demographic position of Occupied Kashmir.


Mirwaiz said Kashmiri Hurriyat Leadership and people are facing the worst kind of persecution and human rights violations.                                 



Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says the country will continue to moving forward on the path of progress and prosperity under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's leadership.


He was talking to a group of PML (N) elected representatives in Lahore on Sunday.


He said   on Sunday's Pakistan is far better, peaceful and economically sound than that of 2013.


He said the national economy has improved due to the concrete economic policies of PML (N) Government.


Shahbaz Sharif said the foreign currency reserves have touched the record level.


The Chief Minister said government's sincere efforts to bring country out of crisis are proving fruitful. He said government's tireless efforts for the solution of energy crisis  would soon bear fruits.  


Shahbaz Sharif said t sit-ins and protests are no solution to the public issues. He said  those, who are putting hurdles in the way of progress, are not sincere to public.                        



Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman says the ongoing projects in Tangir and Dareal will soon be completed to provide immediate benefits to the people.


He was addressing to a public gathering at Tangir in Diamer.


He announced to restore allocated quota of wheat supply to both the Tehsils which was earlier reduced by the department concerned.


Hafeez-ur-Rehman assured to depute officers in Diamer district for smooth functioning of administration to address problems facing the people.                    



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority has initiated reconstruction of damaged houses and rehabilitation of flood hit-families in Chitral.


Army troops deployed in the area are also busy in reconstruction of infrastructure and helping out affected people to rebuild their houses.      



In Syria, 29 militants have been killed in clashes with government troops for the control of Castello road that is the only key supply route into Aleppo city. 


The militants are trying to reopen the road which has been tightened by the government forces for the last three days.


Meanwhile, the United Nations has expressed serious concern for the estimated 300,000 people trapped in the city of Aleppo.


A UN spokesperson told reporters in New York on Sunday that the heavy fighting has caused damage to schools, hospitals, and other civilian infrastructure and hindered humanitarian aid operations.                     



In the United States, protests continue to spread in various cities against the killing of black men by police.


Roads were blocked in Minnesota as armed New Black Panther Party members confronted police at Baton Rouge in Louisiana State.


Dozens of arrests have been made but the rallies were mostly peaceful.


The situation is also tense in Dallas, where five officers were killed by a black man during a protest rally.



In Japan, parliamentary elections are being held on Sunday to elect representatives for half of the seats in the House of Councillors.


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs a two-third majority in the House of Councillors that will give him the strength to start amending the constitution.



In Australia, opposition Labour Party conceded defeat in the federal election on Sunday, clearing the way for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to retain power.


Although counting of votes in the marathon election continues, but the leader of Labour Party Bill Shorten, said the ruling coalition government would gain enough seats to hold on to power.


The coalition has won 74 seats in parliament. It is expected to win at least two of the five seats that will give Turnbull the support needed to form a majority government.                



The 9th death anniversary of renowned poet Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi is being observed on Sunday.


He was awarded pride of performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his literary work.                          



Met office has forecast more monsoon rains across the country from on Monday to Thursday.


A met office spokesman said in Islamabad, that a low pressure over central parts of India and a fresh westerly wave are heading towards Pakistan and are likely to bring rain/dust thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls at number of places in Punjab, Islamabad, Lower Sindh and Kashmir.


The spokesman said rain/dust thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is also expected at scattered places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Upper Sindh and Eastern Balochistan during this period.


The met office advised all concerned authorities to remain alert from Monday to Thursday as isolated heavy downpours may trigger flash floods in vulnerable areas.                          



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



Serena Williams of United States has won seventh Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title, beating Germany's Angelique Kerber by 7-5 and 6-3 in the final contest.


She has equalled Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 major titles.

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