Pakistan says it will continue to raise voice against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.


The death toll in Indian troops' firing in occupied Kashmir has risen to eighteen.


Advisor on Foreign Affairs says Pakistan will continue to extend every possible support for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.


Finance Minister says appointment of members of the Election Commission is likely to be made by 25th of this month.


In Australia, ruling Conservative Party has won the parliamentary elections.


The final of Euro football Cup is being played between France and Portugal at Saint Denis in France tonight.





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


Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria in a statement in Islamabad today said extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris are deplorable and condemnable.


He said such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and cannot stop the people of Jammu and Kashmir from demanding their right to self determination.


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


He said the resolution of Kashmir dispute is only possible by granting right to self determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the United National Security Council resolutions.


Meanwhile, talking to Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs channel, Nafees Zakariya said Pakistan is deeply concerned over Indian government's attempts to convert Muslim majority into a minority through demographic changes in the occupied Kashmir.


To a question, Nafees Zakariya said the people of Kashmir are a major stakeholder in the Kashmir dispute and their participation in the resolution of this longstanding issue is must.



Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says Pakistan will continue to raise voice against Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.


He was talking to media along with special assistant to Prime Minister on political affairs Asif Kirmani following enquiring after the health of Azad Kashmir PML-N candidate at PIMS in Islamabad today.


Referring to brutal activities by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir, he urged United Nations and international Human Rights Organizations to take notice of these human rights violations.


Pervaiz Rashid said India could not suppress the freedom voice of Kashmiris by committing such unprecedented atrocities against unarmed people.


He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also condemned the brutal incidents in held Kashmir.


The Information Minister asked the Chief Election Commissioner Azad Kashmir to take measure to ensure free and fair elections in Azad Kashmir.




And in occupied Kashmir, death toll in firing by Indian troops on protesters has risen to 18 while over 200 have been injured, so far.


One youth lost his life when security forces opened fire on protesters in Pulwama this morning.


Earlier, three people, who were seriously injured in firing incidents yesterday, succumbed to their injuries last night.


Meanwhile, curfew was imposed in the occupied valley today.


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


Call for the strike was 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 martyrdom of innocent youths by Indian troops declaration of war against people in Occupied Kashmir.


Speaking in Radio Pakistan's News and 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.



In occupied Kashmir, a state of emergency has been declared in hospitals as the number of people injured in firing by Indian troops on protesters is on the rise.


Principal Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr Qasiar Ahmad told media that a medical emergency has been declared in view of the ongoing situation in Kashmir and routine admissions operation and leaves of the doctors have been cancelled.



Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan is extending every possible support for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.


In an interview with Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel tonight, he said that peace in Afghanistan is imperative for stability in Pakistan and region.


He said Pakistan wants peace and dialogue processes to go ahead in Afghanistan.


Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan is taking indiscriminate action against all terrorists during operation Zarb-e-Azb, as it has no favorites in Afghanistan.


The Advisor said Kabul is continuously blaming Pakistan for whatever is happening there due to social, economic and political instability in Afghanistan.




Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says appointment of members of the Election Commission is likely to be made by 25th of this month.


Talking to newsmen in Lahore today, he said government wants to evolve consensus on Terms of Reference on Panama Papers.


The Minister laid stress on across the board and indiscriminate accountability.


Ishaq Dar said country's interest should be kept supreme over personal agenda. He said Pakistan of 2018 will be brighter and prosperous state. 



Prime Minister's Adviser Engineer Amir Muqam says the Luwari Tunnel will be completed by March next year at all costs.


Talking to newsmen during a visit to the Luwari Tunnel site today, he said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed to complete the tunnel in March instead of December next year.


Amir Muqam said the project will bring a revolution in the life of the people of Chitral. The tunnel will also facilitate the transportation of local products to markets across Pakistan and abroad thereby improving the economic conditions of the people and the area.  


The twenty-seven billion rupees project consists of two tunnels of eight point six and one point nine kilometres and four bridges.


Amir Muqam said the government is also constructing Chitral-Gilgit Road, which will promote tourism in this part of the country. 


He said the government is also working on feasibility of linking Chitral with Central Asian Republics via Afghanistan.



Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq says bilateral engagement with Germany will continue to broaden on the basis of mutual respect and interests.


He made these remarks while talking to the President of German Parliament Norbert Lammert in Berlin today.   


Both the leaders agreed on strengthening Pak-German friendship through enhancing parliamentary and people to people contacts.


Sardar Ayaz Sadiq reiterated government's resolve for a peaceful neighborhood and its desire to settle all outstanding political and security issues in the region.



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.


Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has issued alert about heavy rain and thunderstorm from tomorrow that can cause flash floods at different places of the province.


The district administrations throughout the province has been directed to be vigilant and take precautionary measures to avert human and material losses.



In Syria, government forces have repelled a fierce assault by opposition fighters seeking to reopen their only supply route into Aleppo city.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 29 fighters from the Islamist Faylaq al-Sham rebel group and Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front were killed in fighting or by mines laid by the government troops.



Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced victory of his conservative coalition government in 2nd July's general elections.


The opposition leader Bill Shorten congratulated the Prime Minister on being re-elected.



In Turkey, five soldiers and a village guard were killed and fifteen people including ten soldiers wounded in a car bomb attack on military outpost in Van province today.


The army blamed the attack on separatists from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party.



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


France defeated Germany by two goals to nil while Portugal beat Wales by two-zero in the semi-finals. 





Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country.


Rain/dust-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls accompanied by windstorm is likey at scattered places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Murpurkhas, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Zhob and Kalat divisions, FATA and Kashmir during twenty-four hours.


Drizzle is expected at a few places on Sindh coast.


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