PM chairs federal cabinet meeting- Pm reaffirms that the journey of progress will not be allowed to derail as the country has already paid a huge price due to political crisis in the past
Federal Cabinet reposed full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister, endorsing his decision not to step down.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has categorically stated that he will not resign on the demand of a group of conspirators.He made this announcement while addressing the federal cabinet in Islamabad.The cabinet, which reposed full confidence in the leadership of the Prime Minister, endorsed his decision not to step down.The Prime Minister said his family earned nothing in politics but has lost much. He said PML-N bagged more votes in general elections than the aggregates of those demanding his resignation. Nawaz Sharif reaffirmed that the journey of progress will not be allowed to derail as the country has already paid a huge price due to political crisis in the past.

Political stability is critical for sustainable development in the country: Planning Minister

He was addressing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor International Logistic Forum in Islamabad under the auspices of National Logistics Cell.The Minister said fast development also need consistency in policies.He said Pakistan has paid a heavy price for political instability in the past.Ahsan Iqbal said Gwadar port project remained suspended due to political instability, and the incumbent government has revived the project.

Pakistan once again expresses  serious concerns over frequent ceasefire violations by Indian forces on the line of control and the working boundary.Nafees Zakaria

 At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says the Indian side is deliberately heightening tension in order to divert world attention from its atrocities in occupied Kashmir.The spokesperson said Indian forces committed five hundred and forty two ceasefire violations in the current year in which eighteen civilians embraced martyrdom.He said Pakistani forces give befitting response to the Indian aggression but they are demonstrating utmost restraint as Pakistan has no desire to escalate the tension.He said the world community and the United Nations have also expressed concerns over the LOC situation.He said Pakistan believes in resolution of all issues through dialogue.

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed Kashmir Martyrs’ Day with renewed  pledge to continue the mission of these martyrs till the achievement right to self-determination.

 Shutdown marked by curfew in Srinagar, Badgam and Shopian districts and strict restrictions in all other major towns and cities was also observed across the territory.Police and paramilitary forces were deployed in strength to prevent a march towards Naqshband Sahib in Srinagar. Call for the march was given by joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments were closed, while traffic was off the road in the valley.The authorities arrested dozens of Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth in different areas of the territory to prevent protests.In their statements, Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and other Hurriyat leaders  paid tributes to the July 13 martyrs.

OIC will hold a forum in London from Saturday to explore mechanisms for countering Islamophobia.

According to an OIC Press Release, the forum is being co-organized with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and hosted by the Islamic Cultural Center in London.The forum will look at the role of the media and civil society in countering Islamophobia from a legal and human rights perspective.The two-day event will conclude with recommendations and some possible projects for implementation.

Israel has frozen a plan to allow construction of thousands of Palestinian homes in a West Bank city

According to report, Israel's security cabinet took the decision in a meeting despite the plan was previously approved.Palestinians are facing great difficulties in gaining construction permits in the West Bank city.

British government today published a draft law that would formally put an end to Britain's membership of the European Union.

In a statement, Brexit Secretary David Davis said the new bill will repeal the 1972 law in which Britain became an EU member and convert an estimated 12,000 existing EU regulations into British law.

France and Germany have agreed to develop a European fighter jet system that will replace their current fleets.

This was announced by French presidency.It is said that the two sides will finalize a joint roadmap in this regard by mid-2018.

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