Bill for 28th Constitutional Amendment to extend Military Courts period has been moved in the National Assembly.


The Senate has been informed that thousands of facilitators and financiers of terrorists have been arrested during operations across the country.


Over nine hundred uniform resource locators and ten websites of Proscribed Organizations have been blocked.


Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India will hold second round of talks in Islamabad tomorrow.


Hurriyet leadership say pro-India local political parties are responsible for the plight of people in Occupied Kashmir.


Russia has expressed concerns over the US missile defence system deployment in northeast Asia.




Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid presented "The Constitution (Twenty-eighth Amendment) Bill, 2017" in National Assembly today for consideration. 


Speaking on the first reading of the bill, Mahmood Khan Achakzai of Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party opposed the bill conditionally while Shaikh Rashid Ahmad of Awami Muslim League, Syed Naveed Qamar of PPP and Shah Mahmood Qureshi of PTI supported the bill conditionally explaining that government should fulfill the commitments regarding fair trial, formation of national security committee and reforms in the judicial system.


The chair announced that after the discussion the process of voting on the bill will be held tomorrow.


Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Law Zahid Hamid said that the government will fulfill the commitment of formation of Parliamentary Committee on National Security.



The House was informed that no foreigner will be allowed to get Pakistani citizenship through forged documents.


Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan told the House during question hour that politics should not be done on the verification process of Computerized National Identity Cards.


He said CNICs are mainly blocked in suspect, confirmed aliens and under verification categories.


Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said that over thirty thousand Pakistani passports, illegally obtained by foreigners, have been cancelled and no one has challenged this in any court of law because they were blocked on solid grounds.


To a question, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development Ibadullah told the House that China has agreed to form a mechanism on the development of hydro projects along the North Indus River including the Diamer-Bhasha Hydropower project.




The Senate was informed today that noose has been tightened around the banned terrorist outfits and proscribed sectarian organisations to restore peace in the country.


Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan responding to a motion moved by Sehar Kamran and others said eradication of terrorism from the country is a shared responsibility of all the stakeholders and they should play their role in this regard to make the country cradle of peace.


He said all the efforts for elimination of terrorism should be above political motives.


The Minister said that the terrorist organizations are not allowed to operate in the country at any cost and their headquarters have been demolished during the Zarb-e-Azb operation.


He said during the intelligence based operations thousands of facilitators, financiers and abettors of the terrorists have been arrested across the country.





Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi informed the House that there is stock of 16500 metric ton of furnace oil in the country while the consumption is seven thousand metric tons. 


Responding to a point of public importance raised by Taj Haider, he said that there is no danger of any crisis in this regard and the fuel supply will be ensured according to the demand.


The House will now meet tomorrow at three in the afternoon.





Under the National Action Plan nine hundred and thirty seven uniform resource locators and ten websites of Proscribed Organizations have been blocked in the country.


According to the data, the Ministry of Interior and Law Enforcement Agencies have registered 17,562 cases and nabbed 19,289 persons to counter hate speech, extremist literature and misuse of loudspeaker. 


Similarly, regarding registration and regulation of Madaris provincial governments have undertaken geo-mapping of Madaris on the standard parameters.





Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India will hold second round of talks in Islamabad tomorrow. 


Both sides today discussed issues relating to water resources and dilated upon on ways to resolve differences.


Meanwhile, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif addressing a news conference in Islamabad has expressed the hope that things will move in a positive direction as a result of meeting between Permanent Indus Commissioners of Pakistan and India.




Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued directions for immediate re-opening of Pak-Afghan border as a goodwill gesture.


Talking to Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel tonight, he once again urged Afghanistan  not to allow militants to use its soil against Pakistan.


Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan has conveyed its concerns about the terror attacks from across the border and it is hoped the Afghan authorities will take measures to address the Pakistan's concern.





Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal has hailed the role of Special Security Division in strengthening mutual cooperation between civil and military institutions.


The appreciation came during a meeting with Director General SSD Maj-Gen Abid Rafique, who called on him in Islamabad today.


Speaking on the occasion, the Planning Minister expressed satisfaction over a security of economic corridor projects.


During the meeting, matters pertaining to inclusion of new projects in the corridor and needs for security in future came under discussion.




Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo has issued the very first license of ferry cruise service to Pakistan National Shipping Corporation Chairman Arif Ilahi in Karachi today.


This license will make the PNSC capable to facilitate passengers in both domestic and international journeys through ferry ships.




Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has emphasized the need for close cooperation among Muslim countries to meet the challenges of terrorism and extremism.


He was talking to outgoing Saudi Arabian Ambassador Abdullah Marzouq Al-Zahrani, who called on him in Islamabad today.  


Speaker said Pakistan is committed to work with Saudi Arabia for the cause of unity and harmony among Muslim countries.






Pakistan and Poland have agreed to enhance bilateral defense cooperation to ensure security of the region. 


This was decided at a meeting of Chief of Polish Navy Rear Admiral Miroslaw Mordel and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah in Islamabad.





In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman Syed Ali Gilani and senior Hurriyet leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have said that pro-India local political parties are pursuing the Indian agenda in the territory.


According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said pro-India parties were responsible for the plight of the people as they were justifying illogical occupation of India over Kashmir.


Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview said that resistance leadership would write to every imam of Masjid to urge people in their Friday sermons to stay away from the so-called election process. 




Russia has expressed concerns over the US missile defense system deployment in northeast Asia as a threat to regional security.


This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following talks with Japanese officials in Tokyo.    





Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.


However, rain with thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Malakand divisions, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.




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