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Spokesman to Prime Minister says Joint Investigation Team has submitted an incomplete report to the Supreme Court.

 

Pakistan Army has said it will continue to give befitting reply to unprovoked Indian firing.

 

At least thirty five policemen have been killed in a Taliban attack in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

 

Iran has accused the United States of sabotaging its nuclear deal with major world powers.

 

Final of the ICC Women's World Cup will be played between England and India in London tomorrow.

 

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MUSADIK

Spokesman to the Prime Minister, Dr Musadik Malik has said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has expressed reservations over the report of Joint Investigation Team regarding Panama papers case.

 

Talking to a private TV channel, he said the Joint Investigation Team has submitted a biased and incomplete report in the Supreme Court..

 

To a question regarding Qatari letter, Spokesman to the Prime Minister said that Qatari prince had written letters and invited the JIT to visit him in his country for any kind of questioning.

                          

ASIF

Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said PML-N under the leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will win the next elections with thumping majority.

 

In an interview,  he said the entire party is standing behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

 

Regarding the Panama papers case, Khawaja Asif said we have full confidence in the apex court and the PML-N will be victorious in the case.

 

He said Pakistan under the dynamic leadership and vision of Nawaz Sharif will also achieve success on economic front.

 

Replying a question, he said political parties had gained maturity with the passage of time.

 

BIZENJO

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Bizenjo has said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his party had not raised any objection on the decisions of the Supreme Court regarding the Panama Papers case.

 

In an interview, he said the Prime Minister and his party would accept the verdict of the apex court on Panama Papers case.

 

He said Nawaz Sharif and his family followed law and constitution and cooperated with Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to ensure transparent investigation.

 

The Federal Minister said the Prime Minister's family set a precedent to appear before the JIT whenever it summoned them.

 

ISPR

Pakistan Army has destroyed three Indian posts and killed three soldiers in a befitting response to unprovoked Indian firing in Lipa Sector on LoC.

 

In a statement, ISPR said many Indian soldiers were also wounded in the retaliation.

 

It said Pakistan Army stands by its innocent civil population and will continue to respond befittingly to the unprovoked Indian firing.

 

The statement said the Indian ceasefire violations continue despite facing loses of men and material inflicted by Pakistan Army's response.

 

Indian Army targeted innocent civilians in Gheekot and Mandal villages of Lipa Sector where civilians were preparing for Friday prayers.

 

One young boy was martyred and four civilians were injured in the Indian firing.

 

OPERATION

Operation Khyber-IV is progressing as planned and ground troops have established posts on important heights in Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency.

 

According to ISPR, several improvised explosive devices have skillfully been neutralized during clearance operation.

 

Sepoy Muhammad Yasir embraced martyrdom due to an IED blast, whose funeral prayer was offered at  Peshawar Garrison.

ARREST

Fifteen suspects have been arrested in different areas of Charsadda district.

 

According to police, arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.

 

HAJJ

Flight operation for pilgrims under government Hajj scheme will begin from Monday and continue till 26th of the next month.

 

According to Ministry of Religious Affairs, the intending pilgrims are being intimated about their flights through letters and SMS.

 

The flight schedule is also available on the website of Ministry of Religious Affairs.

 

This year one hundred, seven thousand five hundred and twenty-six pilgrims will be air lifted to Saudi Arabia through 426 flights.

ZUBAIR

Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair has said that Karachi Operation would be taken to its logical conclusion.

 

In a statement issued in Karachi, the Governor said that targeting police personnel is a conspiracy to create the law and order situation.

 

He said the government would foil such kind of conspiracies with full might.

 

He also lauded the sacrifices rendered by the security forces including police for the cause of peace.

 

CELEBRATIONS

Preparations are in full-swing to mark the 70th independence anniversary of Pakistan and birth of Radio Pakistan.

 

Radio Pakistan’s News and Current Affairs Channel has made elaborate arrangements to observe the anniversary in a befitting, memorable, and distinguished manner.

 

Special promos have been prepared to highlight the struggle of father of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with excerpts from his speeches, freedom movement, role of Pakistan activists, sacrifices rendered by Muslims while migrating to their new homeland and the challenges faced by a fledgling nation.

 

AFGHANISTAN

In Afghanistan, thirty five policemen have been killed in a Taliban ambush on their patrol in Badakhshan province.

 

Meanwhile, unknown number of Afghan troops have been killed in a friendly US air strike in Helmand province.

 

The US military expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the incident without giving number of the casualties.

 

Afghan forces, backed by US air strikes, have been fighting Taliban militants in the area.

 

US-IRAN

Iran has accused the United States of sabotaging its nuclear deal with major world powers.

 

Talking to reporters after a meeting with major world powers in Vienna, Iran's nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said the new US sanctions on Tehran violate the terms of the landmark nuclear deal.

 

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has urged Iran to release and return all detained American citizens. He has warned of new and serious consequences in case of non-compliance.

 

QATAR

Qatar has called for dialogue to resolve a political crisis with its four Arab neighbours.

 

In a televised speech, Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said any solution in this regard must respect Doha's sovereignty.

 

He said Qatar is fighting terrorism without compromise and international community also recognizes it.

 

AL-AQSA

Six people have been killed in the latest spate of violence in Al-Quds and West Bank.

 

Israelis forces martyred three Palestinians and injured hundreds as they were protesting against the new controversial security measures outside the Al Aqsa mosque.

 

Later, three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

 

Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has suspended all official contacts with Israel until it removes the metal detectors at al Aqsa mosque.

 

 

ME-UN

The United Nations and the United States have urged Israel and Palestinian leaders to avoid actions that escalate tensions.

 

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has deeply deplored the death of three Palestinians in clashes with Israeli security forces and called for full investigation of the incident.

 

EGYPT

In Egypt, thirty suspected militants have been killed in ground and air raids in North Sinai during last four days of operation.

 

Egyptian military said in a statement five militants were also arrested in the operations.

 

SPICER

White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, has resigned from his post.

 

In his place, a spokeswoman for the president, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has been elevated to press secretary.

 

CRICKET

The final of the ICC Women's World Cup will be played between England and India in London tomorrow.

 

WEATHER

 

Rain-thunderstorm and isolated heavy falls with gusty winds is expected at a number of places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Hazara, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions and Kashmir during the next twelve hours.

 

Rain may also occur at scattered places in Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Karachi, Sibbi, Zhob, Nasirabad divisions, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.

 

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:

 

Islamabad twenty-six degree centigrade, Lahore thirty, Karachi and Peshawar twenty-nine, Quetta nineteen, Gilgit twenty, Murree eighteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-three degree centigrade.


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