Addressing the 44th session of OIC Foreign Ministers at Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Muslim Ummah must redouble its efforts to strengthen fraternal ties and mutual cooperation to ensure peace, solidarity and progress. Peace and development would remain elusive if the international community fails to address longstanding unresolved political issues, like Palestine and Kashmir. Pakistan has reiterates its commitment to work for peace, progress and prosperity of Muslim Ummah. Meanwhile, the OIC Contact Group reiterates its unequivocal support to the Kashmir freedom struggle and condemned Indian barbarism in Occupied Kashmir.

Ambassador to China says Pakistan is against arms race in South Asia

Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid says Pakistan believes in peaceful neighborhood and seeks resolution of disputes through peaceful means. Speaking at a talk show of China Global Television Network, he urges India to fulfill its promise on Kashmir and give access to the military observers group to monitor ceasefire violations on the Line of Control. India's weapons deal with the US, Russia and Israel is negatively affecting strategic stability in the region.

PM’s spokesman  says JIT report on Panama papers biased         

Dr Musadik Malik says report has proved reservations of Sharif family about JIT. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is not surprised by the JIT's report in the Panama Papers case. In an interview, he says the report has proved the reservations of Sharif family about the JIT. JIT report is biased and its members have pressurized witnesses to become approver against the Sharif family.

The World Population Day observed 

The World Population Day observed across the country as elsewhere in the globe with a call to develop the nation by family planning and empowering people. This year's theme is "family planning: empowering people, developing nations." The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of global population issues -challenges, and opportunities available to address the same. The day seeks attention and action of the governments, policy-makers, academics, experts, NGOs and individuals.

Trump's son admits meeting Russian lawyer with offer of 'Helpful' info for campaign 

The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., admitted in a statement that he met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 who was said to have had information helpful to his father's campaign against Hillary Clinton. The lawyer did not end up giving any information. Multiple investigations are ongoing and include one by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, as well as investigations by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

Military plane crash kills at least 16 in Mississippi 

U.S. military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a late briefing that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. Plane hit the ground behind some trees in a soybean field, and by the time he and other reached the crash site, fires were burning too intensely to approach the wreckage.

Darjeeling unrest: Indians demand a separate state

All Gorkha parties to decide future course of action. The leaders are likely to decide to continue the indefinite strike- a demand of the people, to not hold any dialogues with the state government but only deal with the central government and to emphasize the one point agenda of a separate Gorkhaland stat. GJM supporters take out a mass rally to demand for separate state ‘Gorkhaland’ during a protest in Mirik near Darjeeling.

Host: Mazhar Iqbal

Co-host: Abdul Hameed Tabassum

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