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He is visiting the country on the invitation of Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. The Prime Minister will be Chief Guest at the celebrations of 52nd Independence Day of Maldives being celebrated tomorrow. Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is also accompanying him. He will also hold official talks with Maldivian President. A number of MoUs and agreements will be signed during the visit for cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
All state institutions on same page in war against terror: Marriyum Aurangzeb (PID)

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb says all provinces and state institutions are on one-page in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at a panel discussion she said major initiatives against terrorism, including National Action Plan, Operation Zarb-e-Azb, Radd-ul-Fasaad and Khyber-IV, have achieved tremendous success. The Minister of State said the present government had an unfaltering resolve to deal with terrorism, which led to ultimate action against terrorist outfits and their sympathizers.

Lahore blast: funeral prayers of martyred policemen offered

High officials and a large number of people attended the funeral prayer. Funeral prayers of police personnel, who embraced martyrdom in Lahore blast on Monday, was offered in Lahore on Monday night. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Corps Commander Lahore, DG Rangers Punjab, IG Punjab, other high officials and a large number of people attended the funeral prayer.

PM determined to improve socio-economic condition of Balochistan people: Qadir

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch says Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is taking keen interest in development of Balochistan in order to improve socio-economic condition of people of the province. This he said during his visit to under construction technical college Kharan. The Minister said PML-N has fulfilled most of its promises made during 2013 election campaign.

Islamabad, Washington enjoy exceptional relationship: Aizaz 

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry says Islamabad and Washington are enjoying an exceptional relationship for the last seven decades. Addressing a gathering Pakistani-Americans in Chicago, he said these relations are not only limited to government level but also encompass robust people-to-people ties. Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan is emerging as a fast developing and modern republic in South Asia. And he urged Pakistani-American businessmen to avail immense business potential in Pakistan.

UN envoy: al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday 

UN envoy warns of "catastrophic costs" if al-Aqsa mosque compound crisis is not resolved swiftly. Meanwhile 8 Palestine died during the clashes with Israel.
UN's Middle East envoy has said a solution is needed by Friday to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound crisis in Jerusalem, which threatens to have "potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City".

US judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a preliminary injunction requested by lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, who argued the immigrants would face persecution in Iraq because they are considered ethnic and religious minorities there. Goldsmith said the injunction provides detainees time to challenge their removal in federal courts. He said many of them faced “a feverish search for legal assistance” after their deportation orders were unexpectedly resurrected by the US government after several years.

Turkey's Erdogan holds concentration with middle east leaders to resolve Qatar crises

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan left Qatar on Monday after two days in the Gulf trying to mediate in the worst row among Arab states for years but there was no sign he had made any progress. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar in June.

Host: Mazhar Iqbal

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