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HEADLINES

11-07-2017

Pakistan has urged world community to fulfill its promise of honorable return of Afghan refugees to their homeland.

Second phase of return of Temporarily Displaced Persons of North Waziristan Agency from Afghanistan has resumed.

Supreme Court has summoned PTI Chief tomorrow in a case regarding his disqualification.

Azad Kashmir President has urged European Parliament to play its role in resolving longstanding Kashmir issue.

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QADIR

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch has called upon the world community to fulfill its commitments made for the honorable and dignified return of Afghan refugees to their homeland.

Addressing a conference in Islamabad today, he pointed out that about three million Afghan refugees are living in Pakistan because of which the country is facing a lot of problems.

Abdul Qadir Baloch said the world community should play their role in the return of refugees to their motherland.

TDPs 

Second phase of return of Temporarily Displaced Persons of North Waziristan Agency from Afghanistan has resumed.

Incharge TDP Camp at Baka Khel near Bannu, Shah Daraz told our Peshawar correspondent that more than eighty families comprising over five hundred people have returned to the camp during the last twenty-four hours.

About one hundred families are scheduled to reach Baka Khel Camp today.

These people had gone to Afghanistan after the launch of operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists in North Waziristan Agency in 2014.

MURAD-MEETING

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah says work on eleven CPEC projects is underway in the province.

He was chairing a high level meeting in Karachi today.

The meeting reviewed security of Chinese nationals working on various CPEC projects in the province.

Syed Murad Ali Shah directed the police to provide special security to the Chinese caravans.

SC

A three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has summoned PTI Chairman Imran Khan tomorrow in a case seeking his disqualification.      

The Chief Justice said certain important questions were raised in the petition. He expressed dissatisfaction over the reply submitted by the counsel on behalf of Imran Khan 

He said Imran Khan should appear in person and explain his position.

MASOOD

Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan has urged the European Parliament to play a role in resolution of lingering Kashmir dispute.

He was addressing the foreign affairs committee of European Parliament in Brussels today.

Sardar Masood Khan said the European Parliament should stand by the oppressed Kashmiri people rather than the oppressor India.

He said in spite of massive atrocities and gross human rights violations by Indian forces, Kashmiri people will continue their struggle for right to self determination. He said the European Parliament should pass a resolution in support of oppressed Kashmiri people.

INDIA

India's Supreme Court has suspended a government order, which banned the trade of cattle for slaughter.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said the livelihoods of people cannot be subjected to uncertainties.

The court order gave relief to the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries that employ millions of poor workers.

 

 

UN-ROHINGYA

The United Nations has warned of the poor conditions of Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi was talking to media after visiting two refugee camps in the Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar.

Bangladesh hosts more than four hundred thousand Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution and violence in Myanmar.

UK-S.ARABIA

London's High Court has ruled that British arms sales worth billions of dollars to its ally Saudi Arabia are lawful.

The "Campaign against the Arms Trade" appealed to court to block the export licenses for British-made bombs, fighter jets and other munitions to Saudi Arabia.

The campaigners argued they were being used by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law, but the court dismissed the petition.

ICC

In the International Cricket Council Women's World Cup, Pakistan will take on West Indies in its 6th match at Leicester today.

The match will start at 2:30 Pakistan Standard Time.

 

 


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