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HEADLINES

12-Aug-2017

Prime Minister has visited mausoleum of Quaid-a-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi to pay homage to father of the nation. 

The caravan of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is about to leave Gujranwala for Lahore.

Minister of State for Information says economic progress in Pakistan has been recognized by international organizations.

OIC has reaffirmed its support to peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute. 

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KHAQAN

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid a visit to the mausoleum of Quaid-a-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today.

He laid floral wreath at the mazar of Quaid-e-Azam and offered Fateha to pay homage and respect to father of the nation.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and other high officials.

He also recorded his impressions in the visitor’s book.

Earlier upon arrival at the mausoleum, the Prime Minister was presented guard of honour.  

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair a meeting on law and order situation in Karachi and meet the business community.

CARAVAN

The caravan of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is about to leave Gujranwala for Lahore.

Our correspondent gives details about it.

MARRIYUM

Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says the government is fulfilling its promises made to people in 2013 general elections.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Azadi train in Islamabad today, she said Pakistan is emerging as an economic power, which is also being recognized by the international community.

She said Azadi train depicts culture, national heritage and reflects tremendous development in Pakistan.

She said significant improvements have been made in Pakistan Railways.

CONCERT

Pakistan will mark its Independence Day at the United Nations with a concert in the General Assembly hall on August 14.               

Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert will feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music.

The concert titled 'Music Beyond Borders', is aimed at spreading the message of international peace and harmony at the world stage.

The concert is expected to be attended by diplomats, UN officials, representatives of civil society, media and members of the Pakistani diaspora. The event has already generated much interest and enthusiasm.

Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, said the concert is an effort to project Pakistan's soft image and present the country's rich culture.

She said public diplomacy is the most effective way to win hearts and minds, and this aims to do just that.          

ACCIDENT

Three persons died and two others sustained injuries when a car overturned at Khairpur Nathan Shah in Dadu district today.

OIC-KASHMIR

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation  has reaffirmed its support to the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The OIC said this in response to a recent press release by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the resolution adopted on Jammu and Kashmir.

The OIC said that it has endeavored to engage with India to help in finding a peaceful resolution of the dispute.

It also urged the Indian government to permit a delegation of the OIC's Independence Permanent Human Rights Commission to visit occupied Kashmir to verify reported human rights violations in the occupied territory.

XI

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the United States President Donald Trump to avoid "words and deeds" that would exacerbate the already-tense situation on the Korean Peninsula in a phone call.

In a statement, Xi also called on "relevant parties to maintain restraint" and to "persist in the general direction of dialogue, negotiations and a political settlement.

TURKEY

Turkey says it will defend its southern borders against any threat.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said we will not tolerate any efforts to form an artificial state at our borders, particularly the borders we share with Syria and Iraq.

 

 


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