Text Bulletin 1800 hrs
Prime Minister says PML-N will bring a revolution of development in Azad Kashmir.
Pakistan says inhumane and oppressive measures cannot deter Kashmiris from their demand of right to self-determination.
Atlantic Media Company of the United States has ranked Pakistan as a relatively stronger economy in South Asian markets.
In occupied Kashmir, the death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada has risen to 50.
In Syria, forty soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel in Aleppo city today.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said people of Azad Kashmir have rejected negative politics by giving thumping majority to PML-N in Legislative Assembly elections.
He was addressing the first ever public gathering in Muzaffarabad this afternoon after his open heart surgery in May last.
The Prime Minister said success in politics can only be derived through serving instead of staging sit-ins.
He said PML-N will bring a revolution of development in AJK.
He announced there will be a network of roads, highways, motor ways, and hospitals in Azad Kashmir.
Turning to Kashmiris struggle in Occupied Kashmir, Nawaz Sharif said the independence struggle cannot be suppressed by using brute force.
He said a day will come when Kashmir will accede to Pakistan.
He said Pakistan will not abandon Kashmiris struggle to right to self-determination.
The Prime Minister thanked people of Azad Kashmir for their support in Legislative Assembly elections and prayers for his health.
Earlier, addressing the gathering, PML-N AJK President Raja Farooq Haider Khan said Azad Kashmir will make progress under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He said good governance will be ensured in Azad Kashmir while recent elections are the most transparent elections of AJK's history.
A meeting of National Security Committee chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was held in Islamabad today.
While reiterating his condemnation over the continuous Indian oppression, the Prime Minister said this brutal use of force is a blatant violation of fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people which no civilized society permits.
He said the only plausible solution of the Kashmir issue would be the early implementation of UNSC resolution i.e. a fair and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today.
During the meeting, they discussed matters pertaining to regional and internal security.
Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi says inhumane and oppressive measures cannot deter Kashmiris from their demand of right to self-determination.
Briefing Ambassadors of the Middle East countries in Islamabad this afternoon, he expressed serious concerns over the grave human rights violations taking place in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and brutal killings of innocent civilians by the Indian Forces.
The Special Assistant said Kashmiris look towards their Muslim brethren in the Middle East at this difficult and challenging time.
He urged the Middle East states to raise their voice and condemn the blatant human rights violations of innocent Kashmiri Muslims in Occupied Kashmir.
The Senate today passed a unanimous resolution urging that the UN Security Council to implemented forthwith resolutions recognizing the inalienable right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people should be implemented forthwith.
The resolution moved by Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri people over the recent wave of atrocities unleashed by Indian troops in the held Valley.
The resolution said black laws including Public Safety Act and other punitive measures in Occupied Kashmir should be repealed immediately.
Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Sassui Palijo, Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid told the House that the new NFC Commission has started its work.
The Minister clarified that the 7th NFC Award has not expired rather it has been given a legal cover through a Presidential Order.
A high level Chinese delegation from Xin Jiang province called on Acting Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbassi in Islamabad today.
Talking to the delegation, the Acting Speaker expressed Pakistan's desire of widening the scope of relations between the two friendly countries.
Murtaza Javed Abbassi thanked the Chinese government for launching solar power project for the Pakistani parliament.
The delegation apprised the Acting Speaker of its activities including review of CPEC projects in Gilgit Baltistan and assured him of full support for speedy completion of all projects under the CPEC.
Atlantic Media Company of the United States has ranked Pakistan as a relatively stronger economy in the South Asian markets.
According to its report, Pakistan ranked among the top emerging South Asian economies owing to continuity of policies and political stability.
It said Pakistan Government’s investment in infrastructure and other developmental projects has enhanced the country’s GDP.
Atlantic Media Company noted that current economic conditions of Pakistan are attracting foreign investors.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed Global Kashmir Day, today, to protest against the killing spree unleashed by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
Call for the observance of the day was jointly given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
In a joint statement in Srinagar, the leaders also called for complete shutdown in the occupied territory tomorrow.
In occupied Kashmir, the death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada has risen to 50 with the succumbing of another civilian at a hospital in Srinagar.
He was injured four days ago after being hit by a bullet fired by Indian forces on peaceful protesters.
Over 5,000 people have also been injured so far in the incident by Indian troops and police personnel on the protesters.
Veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani, has saluted the courage and dedication of the Kashmiri people during these tough days of oppression at the hands of Indian occupational forces.
Addressing a gathering in Srinagar, he strongly reacted to Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that India upholds the ethos of democracy, humanity and Kashmiriyat.
Meanwhile, people of Kargil district in Ladakh region observed complete shutdown and staged massive protests against the ongoing civilian killings by Indian forces in the Kashmir Valley.
An Indian military plane with twenty-nine people on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal.
The Antonov-32 transporter aircraft took off from Chennai to Port Blair in the eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar.
In Afghanistan, two civilians were killed and four wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Faryab province today.
The explosion took place in front of a shop in Chaghatak village in Almar district.
In Syria, forty soldiers and pro-regime fighters have been killed when rebels blew up a tunnel in Aleppo city.
In the second cricket test against Pakistan at Manchester, England were 112 for the loss of one wicket a short while ago.
Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first.
Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during next twenty-four hours.
However, rain-thunderstorm with windstorm is expected at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu and D.I. Khan divisions, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Light rain is also expected along Sindh-Makran coast.