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Headlines:

Advisor on foreign affairs discussed regional situation with US National Security Advisor at a meeting in Islamabad today.

Kashmir leadership demanded a probe by the UN war crimes tribunal in to brutal target killings of civilians by Indian forces.

Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli jails are starting mass hunger strike in protest against their condition.

ADVISOR:

National Security Advisor of the United States H.R. McMaster called on Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad today.

They discussed bilateral relations and regional situation with particular reference to Afghanistan.

PAK-TURKEY: 

Pakistan has extended felicitations to the Government and people of Turkey on the outcome of the referendum for constitutional amendment. 


Under the amendment, the Turkish president will have powers to appoint the cabinet and vice-presidents, besides selecting and removing senior civil servants.

In their messages, the President and the Prime Minister highlighted that this affirmative vote is reflective of the desire of the Turkish people for a strong Turkey.


LODHI:

Pakistan has called on the United States to play role for defusing tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi by resolving Kashmir issue.

Speaking in a television programme of World Affairs Council, a Washington-based think-tank in New York, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said solution of Kashmir is important for lasting peace in the region.

MEETING (RECAST):

A meeting of PML (N) senior leaders belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appointed Amir Muqam as party's provincial President and Murtaza Javed Abbassi the General Secretary.

The meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was held in Islamabad today.

On the occasion, Nawaz Sharif who is also party's president and other leaders of the PML (N) paid tributes to the services of former provincial party President Peer Sabir Shah and former General Secretary Rehmat Salaam Khattak.

Nawaz Sharif expressed confidence that new provincial office bearers will take along the party workers and devote all their energies to further strengthen the PML (N) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

POLIO DRIVE:

Anti polio campaign is in progress across the country with teams visiting door to door to administer anti polio drops to children under the age of five years.

Polio eradication drive has been started in Sindh including Karachi as well.

Over eight million children will be administered polio drops.

ZUBAIR:

Governor Sindh, Mohammad Zubair has said that all the minorities in the country enjoy religious freedom and prime minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is taking steps on priority basis for the welfare of the minorities.

He expressed these views while talking to the Bishop of Karachi Sadique Danial who called on him at governors’ house in Karachi today.

Muhammad Zubair said that Christian community plays an important role in the development of the province. He assured that all the problems faced by the Christian community will be resolved.

IHK:

In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has demanded for a probe by the UN war crimes tribunal in to brutal target killings of civilians by Indian forces.

In his address to a public rally at Salar Tehsil in Islamabad-Anantnag district the Chairman of JKPL while paying tributes to the youths martyred by Indian troops, demanded the world community to take notice of brutal killing of civilians in the territory.

Meanwhile the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has castigated the human rights organizations for their failure in highlighting the sufferings of Kashmiris in the territory.

PENCE-KOREA:

US Vice-President Mike Pence has said his country's era of strategic patience with North Korea is over.

Pence made these remarks during visit to the demilitarised zone in South Korean which divides the two Koreas.

PALESTINIANS:

Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli jails are starting mass hunger strike in protest against their conditions.

The protest strike is being led by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader jailed by Israel for life.

Palestinians consider the detainees as political prisoners as they have been detained under so-called Administrative Detention, which allows suspects to be held without charge for six-month.

According to official sources, there were about 7,000 Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails.


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