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Headlines

JULY 16, 2017

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Pakistan Army has launched Operation 'Khyber-IV' against terrorists in Rajgal Valley of Khyber Agency with the backing of air force.

 

DG ISPR, addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi today, said the operation has been designed to check infiltration of Daesh militants from Afghan side to carry out terrorist activities in Pakistan.

 

Prime Minister has strongly condemned Indian forces' firing on Pakistan Army jeep at   Neelum Valley resulting in drowning of four soldiers. 

 

In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama and adjacent areas against martyrdom of two youth.

 

Roger Federer of Switzerland wins Wimbledon title record eight times, beating Marin Cilic of Croatia in the final today.

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ISPR

Pakistan Army launched a massive operation code-named Khyber-IV against DA'ISH in Rajgal Valley of Khyber Agency along the Pak-Afghan border today. 

This was announced by Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor at a news conference in Rawalpindi today.

He said DA'ISH has increased its influence on the Afghan side and objective behind the Operation Khyber-IV is to check their intrusion from across the border to carry out terrorist activities on our side of the border. He said international border with Afghanistan will be fully secured and terrorists' hideouts on our side will be destroyed.

The ISPR Chief said one division troops with support of PAF are taking part in the operation. He said Rajgal Valley is the toughest terrain in FATA. 

Turning to Operation Raddul Fasaad, the ISPR Chief said 46 major operations and over 9,000 intelligence-based operations were launched, while over 10,707 joint check points were established across the country.

Commenting on security situation in Karachi, he said incidents of terrorism have declined by 98 percent.

Elaborating situation on the Line of Control, Asif Ghafoor said India is committing massive ceasefire violations on LOC to divert world attention from the grave human rights violations and indigenous struggle of Kashmiris  for their right to self-determination in Occupied Kashmir.  

To a question, he said the Army Chief will take a final decision on the appeal of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav.

Making a statement on situation in Afghanistan, Asif Ghafoor said Afghan forces are losing their hold over the areas under the government's control. He said Afghan forces will have to strengthen their footprints on its soil to check the influence of terrorist outfits like DA'ISH.

To a question, the DG said Raymond Davis has written his book as contractor and such books have their own agendas, which could be exposed later on.

 

LOC

Indian troops targeted an Army vehicle moving along Neelum River on line of control at Athmuqam in Azad Kashmir today.

According to ISPR, the vehicle fell into the River and four soldiers drowned.

Body of one Shaheed has been recovered and search for remaining three is in progress.

Pakistani troops effectively responded to the cease fire violation.

 

PM-LOC

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned Indian forces' firing on Pakistan Army jeep at   Neelum Valley resulting in drowning and martyrdom of four army personnel.

The Prime Minister expressed deep grief and condolences with bereaved families of the martyred personnel.

The Prime Minister praised the prompt response by Pakistan Army in thwarting the attack.

HAJJ

The vaccination campaign for intending pilgrims starts tomorrow.

A spokesman of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony told Radio Pakistan that vaccines against contagious diseases has already been provided in sufficient quantity to all the Haji camps across the country.

He said the intending pilgrims should ensure that they are vaccinated at least ten days before their departure schedule.

Hajj flight operation begins from 24th of this month and will continue till 26th of next month.

 

SENATE

The 264th session of the Senate will start at the parliament house in Islamabad tomorrow at four in the afternoon.

During the session, the house will discuss important national issues besides transacting legislative business. 

 

COURT

The Supreme Court resumes hearing of Panama Papers case tomorrow.

The three member implementation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will hear the case.

 

RESULTS

Muhammad Usman Badini of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) has won by-election from NA-260 Quetta-Cum Chagai by defeating BNP-Mengal's Mir Bahadur Khan Mengal.

According to unofficial results announced today, Usman Badini received 44,610 votes while runner-up candidate of Balochistan National Party (Mengal) got 37,481 votes. Over all polling process remained peaceful.

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two martyred youth in Tral and Pahoo areas of Pulwama district, today.

These youth, identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Lone and Parwez Ahmad Mir were martyred by Indian troops during a violent military operation in Satoora area of Tral yesterday. 

They were laid to rest amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans in their native Amurabad and of Pohoo areas of the district.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama and adjacent areas against the killings. Mobile and internet services were suspended in the district.

 

AZIM

Friends of Kashmir and the Canadian Council for Justice and Peace has organized a conference on the Kashmir issue in Ottawa.

Addressing the conference, Pakistan's High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan said over 153 innocent Kashmiris have been

brutally killed by Indian occupation forces during the last one year.

He said the use of pellet guns has blinded hundreds of people and they are even denied medical aid in hospitals.

 

LIBYA

The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government has called for parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2018.

Prime Minister of Government of National Accord Fayez Seraj called on rival groups to set aside differences and contribute to the political process.

He expressed confidence that the national spirit will overcome the narrow personal interests.

 

AL-AQSA

Israeli authorities reopened the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City today, following a two-day closure.

The mosque was closed on Friday after two Israeli officers and three Palestinians were killed in a gun battle in the area.

 

EGYPT

In Egypt, security forces have killed nine militants in the Sinai Peninsula.

In its statement Turkish military said fifteen vehicles also destroyed transporting weapons into Egypt across its western border.

 

WIMBLEDON

Roger Federer of Switzerland became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic.

Roger Federer  beat Marin Cilic by   6-3 6-1 6-4 in the final.

He has become the  oldest man winning this title, as he is 35 years of age now. He last won this title in 2012.                          

 

WEATHER

Rain-thunderstorm with isolated  heavy falls and gusty winds are expected at a number of places in lower Sindh including, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions durning next twelve hours.

However, rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at isolated  places in  Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Makran, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Bahawalpur, Malakand, Hazara, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.


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