Pakistan says its counter-terrorism efforts have resulted in significant decline in terrorist attacks.


Final phase of repatriation of temporarily displaced persons from South Waziristan will begin on Tuesday.


World Brain Day is being observed today.


The United States has urged Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea. 




Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry says Islamabad's counter terrorism efforts have resulted in a significant decline in terrorist attacks in the country.


Talking to APP in Washington, he said that Pakistan has been a victim of terrorism and has paid a staggering human and financial cost in the fight against this menace.


The envoy said that Pakistan is maintaining the momentum in fighting terrorism as is evident through Operation Rad-ul-Fassad and the recently launched Operation Khyber-IV.



Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says those who are indulged in negative politics to create hurdles in the way of development of the country will not succeed in their wicked designs.


In a statement issued in Lahore today, he said the sit-in trend setters have used every tactic to dent the process of national development but the people have foiled their negative designs  by remaining indifferent to their protest politics.



The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has directed all the relevant departments to take stern legal action against those individuals and organizations involved in the collection of illegal donations from general public.


An official handout issued in Peshawar says only those organizations can collect donations, which have been registered with the federal or provincial government and have submitted audit reports of their income and expenditures.


The organizations which have been banned under Counter Terrorism Act 1997 cannot collect donations under any circumstances.                                                                                               



Final phase of repatriation of temporarily displaced persons from South Waziristan begins on Tuesday and will continue till 5th of next month.


In an interview, a spokesman for FATA Disaster Management Authority said about 3500 families belonging to different areas of South Waziristan will go home in the final phase.


To a question, he said those, who do not return in this phase, will not be considered as IDPs and will not be entitled to receive any relief.


The spokesman said all the remaining IDPs should contact the political administration in Tank area for their registration.



Funeral prayers for the police personnel martyred in an armed ambush last evening was offered in Karachi today.


Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed, IG Police AD Khawaja and other officials attended the funeral prayers.


Meanwhile, Sindh government has announced compensation and jobs for the heirs of the martyred police personnel.



World Brain Day is being observed today.


The theme of this year is: "Stroke is a brain attack, prevent it and treat it."


In his message on the occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized the need for raising awareness among public about the fatal disease of stroke.



In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders have strongly denounced the cold-blooded murder of an innocent youth, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, by Indian Army in Budgam district.


Tanveer Ahmad Wani was martyred when Indian Army opened fire on protesting youth in Beerwah area of the district yesterday.


The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar termed the killing of youth as  worst example of state terrorism.


He said that Indian police and troops were carrying out genocide of Kashmiris in a planned manner.



United States has pressed Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea.


The message was conveyed by US special envoy for North Korea during his visit to Myanmar.


He however, declined to specify what kind of military cooperation had continued between North Korea and Myanmar.



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

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