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HEADLINES

22-07-2016

Pakistan urges the United Nations to send a fact finding mission to Occupied Kashmir for investigating slaughter of innocent civilians.  

Prime Minister has said PML-N will bring a revolution of development in Azad Kashmir.    

Government and opposition have proposed twelve names each for appointment of members of Election Commission of Pakistan.  

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed Global Kashmir Day, today.

France has expressed its willingness for supply of weapons to Iraq in war against Islamic State.

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NSC-MEETING

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.

The meeting demanded ban on the use of pellet guns by the Indian troops in the held valley for dispersing people exercising their right to protest.

The meeting decided to approach the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to send a fact finding mission to occupied Kashmir for investigating the slaughter of innocent civilians.

It unanimously called upon the international community to play their role in ensuring the realization of human rights of the Kashmiri people through fulfilling its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions. 

FATEMI

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 today 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 urged the Middle East states to raise their voice and condemn the blatant human rights violations of innocent Kashmiri Muslims in Occupied Kashmir.

PM-AJK

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 today 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.

SENATE

The Senate today passed a unanimous resolution urging that the UN Security Council to implement forthwith its resolutions recognizing the inalienable right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people.              

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.         

During question hour, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House that 1830 million rupees have been invested for the promotion of marble and granite sector in the country.                      

To a question, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal informed the House that the provinces are currently carrying out feasibility studies for the establishment of special economic zones under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.

He said China has also offered to extend cooperation in the establishment of four to five economic zones in different parts of the country.

The Minister said we have successfully addressed all the reservations of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan on the project. 

The House will now meet on Monday at 4:30 pm.

EC-MEMBERS

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sent twelve names, three each from every province, to the Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq for appointment of members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Finance Minister in a statement in Islamabad said today that the meeting of the parliamentary committee to discuss the appointment of members will be held on Monday.

Meanwhile, Opposition leader Syed Khurshid Shah has also sent twelve names, three each from every province, to the Secretary National Assembly for appointment of the Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

PRESIDENT

President Mamnoon Hussain has urged all strata of society to work for strengthening the national civilizational institutions as they reflect identity of a nation.

He was addressing a meeting to review the ongoing project of Urdu Bagh by Anjuman-e-Taraqi-e-Urdu in Islamabad today.

The President directed the authorities to complete it at the earliest.

SHAHBAZ

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has approved reforms programme for improvement of education system under Punjab Schools Reforms Roadmap.

He gave this approval at a meeting in  Lahore today.

The meeting decided in principle to upgrade teachers of primary schools besides approval of policy for the recruitment of 42,798 new teachers.

Speaking on the occasion, Shehbaz Sharif directed that hundred percent enrolment of children in schools till 2018 should be ensured. 

QAIM

Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar held a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in Karachi today.

They discussed issues of targeted operation in Karachi, law and order situation, implementation of National Action Plan and extension of powers of the Rangers in Sindh.

DAY

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.

KASHMIR

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.

 

IRAQ-IS

France has expressed it readiness to supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against Islamic State.

Talking to reporters after meeting of the Defence Council in Paris French President Francois Hollande said the artillery weapons will be in place next month.

TEST

In the second cricket test against Pakistan at Manchester, England were _______ for the loss of _______  wicket a shortwhile ago.

 Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first.

WEATHER

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.

 

 


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