Friendship with China is the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy: Masood
Pakistan Ambassador's to China Masood Khalid says the change of leadership in Pakistan will not affect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Pak-China relations. In an interview in Beijing, he said there is no change in policy of the country.
Topic: Day not far off when Kashmiris would achieve their destination: Barjees
Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ch. Barjees Tahir has said that Pakistan achieved independence because of sustained struggle of Muslims of South Asia. Addressing a function in connection with Independence Day in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said Muslims offered immense sacrifices for creation of Pakistan. The Minister complimented Kashmiris for their relentless struggle against Indian subjugation and said the day is not far off when they would achieve their destination. Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that India is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Occupied Kashmir. India will have to account for its genocide of Kashmiris. The AJK President said Indian brutalities notwithstanding, Kashmiris are fully resolved to continue their struggle till realization of their right of self-determination. Kashmiris believe that Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir.
Topic: Afghanistan's stability is in the interest of Pakistan-Pakistan, Afghanistan held high level meeting in Kabul to enhance mutual confidence
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua called on Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. They discussed bilateral relations and overall geo-strategic situation in the region. The two sides also held delegation-level talks. Tehmina Janjua led the Pakistani side while Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister represented his country. The delegations discussed ways and means to enhance the level of mutual trust.
The registration process of unregistered Afghan refugees started countrywide on Wednesday
Twenty-one registration centres have been established for the purpose. These include eleven centers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa five in Baluchistan, two Punjab, two in Islamabad and one in Karachi. Over one million Afghan refugees will be registered during the process.
Topic: Azadi train to leave Lahore for Multan on Thursday
The Azadi Train is receiving an enthusiastic response from the general public on the second day of its stay at Lahore Railway Station. People from different walks of life, including children are coming in large number to witness cultural heritage of the country. People are anxiously waiting in long queues to visit the picture galleries highlighting the Pakistan movement and sacrifices of the national heroes. The Azadi Train will leave for Multan on Thursday morning.
Topic: FC busts terrorist network in Khyber agency
Frontier Corps conducted Intelligence Based Operation in Bara, Khyber Agency against terrorist network. According to an Inter Services Public Relations statement, terrorist network involved in planting and facilitating improvised explosive devices was apprehended.
Topic: Trump blames Charlottesville violence on both sides
US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. The right-wing march had been organised to protest against the proposed removal of a statue of General Robert E Lee, who commanded the pro-slavery Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The event drew white supremacy groups. Violence broke out after they were confronted by anti-racism groups. A car ploughed into one group of anti-racism protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.
Topic: UNSG condemns racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia
The United Nations has condemned racism and xenophobia prevailing in modern societies. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that racism and xenophobia are poisoning our societies and we must stand up against them. His statement came after violence erupted between left- and right-wing groups in Virginia following a white supremacist rally.
Topic: China urges U.S. and Korea to work for peaceful resolution of dispute
China has urged the United States and North Korea to stop threatening each other and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute. In a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the two countries should permit no one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep
Topic: U.S vows to resolve North Korean tensions through dialogue
The United States has vowed to resolve North Korea's missiles tests issue through dialogue for easing the tension on Korean peninsula. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said our doors are open and it was up to North Korean leader Kim Jong UN to decide if he wants to talk to the United States.
Topic: Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas
Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh.Chinese soldiers had twice tried to enter the Indian Territory but had been pushed back.
Topic: 3 Female suicide bombers kill 27 in Nigeria
In Nigeria, twenty-seven people were killed and eighty-three injured in three suicide attacks outside a refugee camp near Maiduguri in Borno state. The first bomber blew herself up near the camp, triggering panic. People were trying to close their shops when two other female bombers triggered their explosives, causing most of the casualties.
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