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Headlines

JUNE 12, 2017

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Prime Minister is on visit of Saudi Arabia to hold talks with Saudi leadership on the Gulf crisis.

Minister of State for Information says Prime Minister has decided to appear before JIT as he believes in rule of law and dignity of judiciary.

Interior Minister has directed for maintaining a databank of Chinese nationals working on different projects in Pakistan.

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa says almost ninety percent of Temporarily Displaced Persons have returned to their native areas.

In Afghanistan, American troops have killed three civilians after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Nangarhar Province.

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PM-JEDDAH
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Jeddah.

He is visiting Saudi Arabia for consultations with Saudi leadership on the situation emerging among GCC countries.

He is accompanied by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior officials.

The Prime Minister was received by Governor Makkah Prince Fysal Bin Abdul Aziz.

PM-SALMAN
The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz at Jeddah this evening.

The King will host Iftar reception in honor of the visiting delegation.

MARRIYUM
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says Prime Minister has decided to appear before the Joint Investigation Team probing Panama Papers case in respect of apex court.

Talking to newsmen in Islamabad today, she said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had launched the movement for independence and restoration of judiciary in the past.

The Minister of State said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz believes in supremacy of law and constitution and Prime Minister will go to JIT for the dignity of people.

She said Chairman PTI Imran Khan is making false claims and running away from appearing before the courts and Election Commission in cases against him.

TARIQ
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry says Prime Minister and his family believe in rule of law and respect of judiciary.

Addressing a news conference along with MNA Danyal Aziz in Islamabad today, he said PML-N rendered unprecedented sacrifices for democracy and judiciary in the past.

The Minister of State said Nawaz Sharif launched long march for restoration of judiciary.

He said by presenting himself before the JIT, the Prime Minister will make history.

MNA Danyal Aziz speaking on the occasion said PTI Chairman is consistently making false statements and does not appear before the courts in different cases.

HASHMI
President of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Nawaz Sharif has ordered cancellation of party membership of Nihal Hashmi.

He has taken the decision on unanimous recommendation of the committee formed to investigate the objectionable statement of Senator Nihal Hashmi.

NISAR
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed for maintaining a databank of Chinese nationals working at different projects in Pakistan.

Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad today, he directed the Ministry to review, regulate and streamline the process of issuance of visas to Chinese nationals.

The Minister said this databank, prepared by NADRA should be shared with all security agencies.

The Meeting also reviewed progress in the registration of International NGOs under the new policy framework devised by the Ministry of Interior.

CM-MEETING
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says record funds have been allocated for development schemes in the next fiscal year's provincial budget.

He was talking to members of provincial assembly from different districts in Lahore today.

Shahbaz Sharif said mega clean water programme is being launched in all Tehsils of southern Punjab and a huge amount of twenty five billion rupees has been earmarked for this program.


ZUBAR-CHINA
A Chinese Navy delegation called on Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair in Karachi today.

Talking to the delegation, the Governor said friendly relations between Pakistan and China will be further strengthened with completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.

The Governor informed the delegation about investment opportunities in Karachi saying the city has become ideal for foreign investment after restoration of peace.


JHAGRA
Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra says almost ninety percent of Temporarily Displaced Persons have returned to their native areas.

Talking to US Consul General Rymond Mc. Grath who called on him in Peshawar today, he said FATA reforms will bring prosperity and development to the tribal areas.

TERRORISTS
The security forces killed two wanted terrorists in an intelligence based operation in Quetta today.

The killed terrorists were involved in attacking armed forces, target killing, kidnapping for ransom and IEDS planting in Quetta, Margate and Sangaan areas of Balochistan.

These actions are part of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continuing across the country for complete elimination of terrorism from Pakistan.

LOC
Two civilians were martyred and three others injured in unprovoked firing and shelling by Indian forces in Jandrot and Hot Spring sectors of the Line of Control today.

According to ISPR, Indian troops targeted civilian population with heavy weapons.

Pakistan Army effectively responded to the firing.

There are reports of casualties and damages to the Indian troops.

F O 
Indian Deputy High Commissioner J. P Singh was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad today and a strong protest lodged with him over the Indian firing on the Line of Control.

The Foreign Office said deliberate targeting of civilians is condemnable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws.

Pakistan urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement; investigate the incidents of ceasefire violations and instruct its forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit for peace on the LoC.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has expressed disappointment over Indian behavior for not allowing Sikh Yatrees to visit their religious site in Hassanabadal.

Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria in a statement said that one hundred Sikh Yatrees had been issued visas but Indian authorities stopped most of them at Atari.

KASHMIR
In Occupied Kashmir, students of Degree College Shopian held forceful protest demonstrations today against the killing of young student Adil Farooq Magray by Indian troops last week.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Indian police and paramilitary forces used massive force, including teargas shelling on the protesting students. Several students were injured during the clashes.

APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, urged international human rights organizations to prevail upon India to release all illegal Kashmiri detainees before Eid.

AFGHANISTAN
In Afghanistan, three Afghan civilians have been killed when American troops opened fire after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Nangarhar Province.

A spokesman for the Nangarhar Governor said a man and his two sons were killed at their home in Ghani Khel district in firing by American soldiers.

The US military command in Kabul said it was investigating the incident.

IRAN-IS
Iranian Police have killed four Islamic State suspects, including two foreigners, in south of the country.

Semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted a local police chief as saying that four men were killed in an encounter in a mountainous area in the province of Hormuzgan.

QATAR-SHIPS
Qatar has launched direct shipping services to ports in Oman to bypass a blockade imposed by other Arab countries.

Qatar's port authority announced today the launch of two new services from Hamad Port to Oman's Sohar and Salalah ports.

Iran and Turkey are playing a major role in supplying food to Qatar.

CRICKET
In the last league match of Group B of the ICC Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Pakistan were 138 for 6 in 26.4 overs a short while ago.

Earlier, Sri Lanka set the victory target of 237 runs all out in 49.2 overs.

WEATHER!
AND FINALLY THE WEATHER

Mainly hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.

However, rain and thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Sahiwal and Multan divisions, Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas.


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