Text Bulletin 1500 hrs
Prime Minister expressing sorrow and grief over martyrdom of seven soldiers on LoC says that Pakistan is fully capable to respond any aggression.
Defense Minister has urged the world community to take notice of Indian provocations against Pakistan
Turkish President arrives in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss bilateral and regional issues with Pakistani leadership.
President and Prime Minister have condoled the death of PPP leader Jehangir Badar who passed away in Lahore on Sunday night.
In Iraq, twelve people have been killed in a clash in south of Baghdad.
Seven soldiers embraced martyrdom in unprovoked firing of Indian forces across the Line of Control at Bhimber sector late on Sunday night.
In a statement ISPR said the Pakistani troops effectively targeted the Indian posts while responding to the unprovoked firing.
According to sources, the Indian side also suffered major causalities as a result of Pakistan's retaliatory fire.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in the latest violation of Line of Control by the Indian forces.
Paying high tributes to the martyred Pakistani soldiers, the Prime Minister said that it is extremely unfortunate that Indian forces have continuously violated ceasefire agreement at LoC, in the recent days.
The Prime Minister said that we are fully capable of defending our soil against any aggression. He said the Indian Forces have resorted to escalating tension on LoC only to detract the world's attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
In an interview, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif has urged the world community to take notice of Indian provocations against Pakistan as any escalation of tension between the two nuclear armed neighbors could prove catastrophic for the whole region.
In an interview, he said over the last several months, India is heating up situation at the LOC and the working boundary due to some internal compulsions.
He said Pakistan is using diplomatic and international forums to highlight the Indian belligerence.
The Defense Minister expressed concerns over the use of heavy weaponary by the Indian troops in the recent LOC firing. He said it is regrettable that extremist elements have come to power in India which could become a source of destruction not only for their own country but for the whole region.
He said the regional countries should be wary of the extremist tendencies of India.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Barjees Tahir says Pakistan has always been desirous of peace but it will reciprocate if India continues its aggression.
In an interview on Monday, he said India due to a resilient freedom struggle in Occupied Kashmir and the landmark project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor is resorting to unprovoked aggression on the border.
He said India should now accept the reality that dialogue is the ultimate solution to all disputes. He said flaring up the border situation will only add to the already strained relations between the two neighbors.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that Pakistani troops are giving befitting response to Indian provocation and aggression along the Line of Control.
In a statement, she said the entire Pakistani nation stands behind their valiant soldiers.
Defense analysts have condemned the Indian aggression saying it is resorting to these acts to deflect world attention from ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
They said India also wants to divert Pakistan's attention from pursuing the development agenda, including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has urged the European Union to insist upon India to stop human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, he called upon the European Union to send a fact-finding mission to Occupied Kashmir to analyze bleak human rights scenario in the territory.
Farooq Haider said Pakistani and Kashmir youth settled abroad especially in the European Union will be engaged to sensitize the European people about the lingering dispute.
Farooq Haider said resolution of Kashmir dispute is imperative for durable peace in South Asia.
The AJK Prime Minister appreciated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for forcefully raising Kashmir issue at UN General Assembly session.
In Occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned the use of oppressive and suppressive tactics against the people.
The forum in a statement in Srinagar, said forces have declared a full-scale war on the people in every part of Kashmir by ransacking residences, beating residents, and damaging homes.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Pakistan on Wednesday on a two-day visit at the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain.
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, President Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level entourage, including Ministers and senior officials, besides a large business delegation.
Besides meeting with President Mamnoon Hussain, President Erdogan would be holding talks with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
The exchange of views between the two leaders would cover the entire range of bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues.
The Turkish President is also scheduled to address the Joint Session of the Parliament. The President would host a banquet in honour of the distinguished guest and his entourage. President Erdogan will also travel to Lahore, where the Prime Minister will host a banquet in his honour at the Shahi Fort.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have expressed heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of renowned politician and PPP leader Jehangir Badar.
Paying rich tributes to the services of the late politician who passed away in Lahore on Sunday night due to cardiac arrest, the President said the contributions of late Jehangir Badar towards strengthening of democracy in the country would always be remembered. He prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Prime Minister paid rich tribute to political struggle of Jehangir Badar. He said Jehangir Badar was a great political asset who worked for the promotion of democratic norms in the country.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has also condoled the death of Jehangir Badar.
Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafique Rajwana and Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of the PPP leader.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-Chairman of the party, Asif Ali Zardari also paid rich tribute to political struggle waged by Jehangir Badar.
In their separate messages they eulogized the political struggle which Jehangir Badar had fought for the promotion of political struggle in the country.
Namaz-e-Janaza of the deceased leader will be offered at 4:00 p.m. in Lahore on Monday.
World Diabetes Day is being observed on Monday.
Its aim to raise create awareness about the disease and suggest steps for its prevention.
In his Diabetes Day message, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that social media, print and electronic media can play a positive role to raise awareness about the diabetes.
He said the government has taken effective measures to control and prevent the diabetes.
Radio Pakistan in its National Hook-up immediately after 1600 hours bulletin on Monday will broadcast a survey report in connection with International Day of Diabetes.
There will be Super Moon on Monday evening at 18:52 PST after a gap of sixty-eight years.
In Iraq, twelve people, including six suicide attackers have been killed and six others wounded in a clash in south of Baghdad.
According to Interior Ministry spokesman, security forces killed five suicide attackers who tried to infiltrate Karbala.
However, the sixth bomber broke into a house where he blew up himself, killing six civilians and wounding six others.