Military courts - Four more terrorists executed at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa jail
According to ISPR, these terrorists were awarded death sentence by the military courts
They were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, destruction of educational institutions, attacking Armed Forces of Pakistan and Law Enforcement Agencies.
UN Chief urges Pakistan, India to resolve issues through dialogue
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Pakistan and India to find a peaceful solution to their problems through engagement and dialogue. This was told by UN secretary-general's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric during a news briefing at the United Nation. He said the secretary-general is aware of the developments and was keeping a watch on the situation in Occupied Kashmir.
Pak-US relations - Pakistan desires broad-based, sustainable relationship with US
While addressing the Ambassador Series Program organized by the World Affairs Council in Washington Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry said: Pakistan wants to have a broad-based, sustainable relationship with the United States. The Ambassador said close cooperation between Pakistan and the US in the past had yielded positive results. He said peace in Afghanistan is our top priority as a stable and prosperous Afghanistan is not only in the interest of Pakistan but the entire region. Aizaz Chaudhry said Islamabad wants systematic border management along Pak-Afghan border to effectively check the cross border movement of terrorists. He said that terrorism was a common enemy and both countries should cooperate with each other.
Turkey – US bilateral ties - Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds
Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood side by side at the White House and promised to strengthen strained ties despite the Turkish leader´s stern warning about Washington´s arming of a Kurdish militia. Fresh from securing his grip on Turkey with a referendum to enhance his powers, Erdogan came to the Oval Office with complaints about US support for Kurdish fighters and what Ankara says is Washington´s harboring of the mastermind of a failed coup. But both leaders also tried gamely to put a brave face on their differences and to renew a key alliance between NATO´s leading power and its biggest Muslim member, partners in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq. Trump was one of the first leaders to congratulate Erdogan on winning the April 16 vote to strengthen his office, and his Turkish counterpart repaid the compliment
Indian police raid homes of ex-finance minister
India’s federal police on Tuesday searched the homes of former finance minister P. Chidambaram and his son as part of an investigation into suspected corruption during his time in government. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing whether a finance company owned by Chidambaram’s son Karti helped a client to circumvent limits on foreign investment. The allegations date back to 2008 when his father, now a senior leader of the opposition Congress Party and vocal critic of the current government, was finance minister. “We are investigating if there was criminal misconduct in (the) grant of foreign investment approval to INX Media,” a CBI official said on condition of anonymity.
BREXIT - EU offers 'fairness' to Britain in Brexit talks
European Council President Donald Tusk, who will oversee the negotiations that will take Britain out of the EU, said on Wednesday he wanted other member states to be fair towards London, while retaining their unity. "What was and remains most important for me, is that our conduct in these talks will show the European Union at its best: in terms of unity, political solidarity and fairness towards the United Kingdom," he told the European Parliament.
Gunmen storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad
Militants stormed the national television and radio station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, triggering a gunfight as journalists remained trapped inside the building, officials and eyewitnesses said. No insurgent group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack in Nangarhar province, a hotbed of Daesh militants, where the US military dropped a massive bomb last month.
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