PM Arrives In Islamabad from Hong Kong today
During his visit to Hong Kong and China, he met with Chinese President Xi Jing Ping, Premier Li Keqiang and other key leaders of the world. Nawaz Sharif also attended Belt and Road Forum. The prime minister also addressed businessmen at an investment conference in Hong Kong.
The International Court of Justice verdict on Kulbushan Yadhav’s conviction – ICJ asks Pakistan not to execute Indian spy Kulbhusan Jadhav convicted of espionage and terrorism
The 11 member bench of ICJ in its verdict at The Hague said that Pakistan should not carry out the death penalty on Kulbhushan Jadhav pending the outcome of the case. International Court of Justice stays execution of RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav, sentences to death by a court martial in Pakistan on charges of espionage, terrorism and subversion. Delivering its judgement at The Hague, the President of the Court Ronny Abraham said Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Yadav is not executed pending final decision in the proceedings. The court also said that its order on the provisional measure has binding effect.
The court also ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear the case. The arguments for Pakistan were presented by Dr Faisal to the court in The Hague, Netherlands.
FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria says on matters of national security, we will not accept the jurisdiction of the ICJ
War On Terrorism To Continue With Support Of All State Organs, People: Army Chief
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa says that security threats have been diminished resulting into a congenial environment for development activities.
Addressing a seminar in Rawalpindi Thursday, he said Raad-ul-Fasaad is just the beginning of a new phase. Army Chief said that fight here onwards has to be carried on by all organs of the state and its people. He said youth is Pakistan's investment in future. He said that faceless and nameless hostile forces are polluting mind of youth through social media. Qamar Bajwa said that Pakistan Army is only Army in the world that has defeated terrorism of this scale. He said the Hindutva extremism of the RSS, deprivation of Palestinians, the burning and desecration of mosques or gurdwaras in western capitals, the rise of hyper nationalists and the monster of racism, are all manifestations of extremism.
Despite incessant propaganda, he said the fact is Pakistan has rejected terrorism.
Indian Leadership has made no secret of his active involvement in proxy struggle in erstwhile East Pakistan and now in Balochistan.
Indian quest for militarization of South Asia with serious implications for strategic stability in the region – New Delhi has material to make 2,600 nuclear weapons - FO
Pakistan says India's fastest growing nuclear programme in the world has serious implications for strategic stability in South Asia and national security of Pakistan.
Pakistan has been underscoring the risk of diversion by India to imported nuclear fuel, equipment and technology received pursuant to civil nuclear accord and 2008 energy waiver by Nuclear Suppliers Group. Pakistan urges NSG members to consider risks involved in transfer of nuclear material to India and its NSG membership bid.
Indian State terrorism in Occupied Kashmir - Young Kashmiris students target of occupation forces and Hindu fanatic organization RSS
FO says the increasing presence of RSS in Occupied Kashmir is to terrorize Kashmiris and deter them from participating in the self-determination movement.
Young Kashmiris, particularly the students are the target of occupation forces and RSS. Over 200 people including students were arrested while 500 people were injured when Indian occupation forces subjected defenseless Kashmiris to brute force in various parts of the held valley. Nafees Zakaria said at least eight people were killed by Indian occupation forces in shoot out in Occupied Kashmir. He said Pakistan condemns these killings and arrest and persecution of Kashmiri leadership. Pakistan has a written a letter to the UN inviting its attention towards demographic changes being engineered by India in Occupied
Govt Vows to Fata Reforms to Facilitate Tribal Brethren: Qadir
Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch has said that the government is committed to FATA reforms. Replying to points raised by Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah and others on the issue in National Assembly today, he said FATA Reforms Package comprising 36 points was formulated in consultation with all stakeholders. The Minister said that the government believes in the supremacy of the Parliament, which is why the Tribal Areas Rewaj Act was laid before the House the other day. He said mainstreaming of tribal areas and abolition of FCR are main points of the package.
Pakistan, Turkey Discuss Ways to Strengthen Institutional Exchanges
The first session of Pakistan-Turkey regional consultations at Directors-General level between the Foreign Ministries of Pakistan and Turkey was held in Islamabad today. The Turkish side was led by Ambassador Fazli Corman, Director General South Asia while Director General Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey Mansoor Ahmad Khan represented Pakistan side. The two sides held in-depth discussions on regional developments. These discussions were held as part of the on-going process to strengthen institutional exchanges between the two brotherly countries