DATE: 25-10-2016                               


Prime Minister has arrived Quetta to visit those injured in the attack on Police training center.


Balochistan government has announced three days of mourning while Punjab one in the wake of Quetta incident.


Army Chief appreciates morale, courage and determination of security forces to eliminate terrorists.


Pakistan has lodged strong protest with New Delhi over unprovoked firing by Indian troops at the working boundary.


The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.


In Afghanistan, twenty one Taliban have been killed in a military operation in Helmand province.


Pakistan beat West Indies by 133 runs in the second test match at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday winning the series by two-nil.





Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Quetta a short while ago.


He is accompanied by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Adviser on National Security Nasser Janjua.


The Prime Minister is expected to visit those injured in the Quetta blast.


At the airport, he was received by Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, Provincial Ministers, elected representatives and a large number of high ranking civil and military officials.



Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has announced three days mourning in connection with the martyrdom of security forces personnel in the on Monday night deadly terrorist act on the Police Training Centre in Quetta.


In a statement, he said during three days mourning, the national flag on all the state buildings would be put on half mast.


Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has also announced one-day mourning in the province due to the tragedy of the Quetta massacre.



Chief Minister, Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri visited Civil Hospital Quetta and inquired after the health of   injured.


Speaking on the occasion, he said the coward acts on the part of terrorists can not deter resolve of the government against terrorism.



Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited Police Training Centre in Quetta.


He met police officials, army and FC troops who carried out operation on Monday night to clear area, neutralize and eliminate terrorists who attacked the PTC.


Army Chief appreciated the morale, courage and determination of security forces personnel for preventing further damage and saving many lives.



Funeral prayers of Quetta martyred was offered on Tuesday afternoon.


Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, Provincial Ministers, elected representatives and other civil and military officials attended the funeral prayer.



The number of law enforcement agencies’ personnel who embraced martyrdom in the on Monday night deadly suicide attack on Police Training Centre in Quetta has risen to sixty one.


According to police, twenty out of 124 injured are in critical condition.



President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Police Training Center.


Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has also denounced the Quetta attack.


Advisor to Prime Minister Irfan Siddique and Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have also condemned the attack.



Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned terrorist attack on Pakistan's police academy in Quetta.


In a statement, he said terrorism is a common threat for the stability of the region and world.



Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says law enforcement agencies are rendering huge sacrifices for stability of the nation.


Addressing passing out parade of police officers in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said fight against terrorism will be taken to its logical conclusion.


Interior Minister said terrorist are operating from across the border and they will be defeated at all costs.


He emphasized the need for greater coordination amongst law enforcement agencies to foil evil designs of the enemies.



Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq says enhanced cooperation and interaction between different state organs is need of the hour.


He was addressing the certificate distribution ceremony in the Islamabad Bar Council on Tuesday. He said most diligent individuals should be sent as representatives at international Fora to fight the national cause.



Managing Director International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde has reiterated full support to Pakistan in its endeavors to address economic challenges and realize its superb potential.


She was addressing a news conference along with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Tuesday.


Christine Lagarde felicitated Pakistan on having successfully completed IMF supported economic reforms package.


She pointed out that as a result of better economic performance, the country has significantly improved social protection spendings.


She also expressed satisfaction over gradual reduction in power outages and better financial discipline of the power sector.


Christine Lagarde said Pakistan has achieved a lot over the last few years but much more also needs to be done in the next phase to address the remaining challenges to ensure higher standards of living for their people.


She said structured reforms are required in different sectors including power besides there is need to plug losses in public enterprises.


Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar said besides consolidating gains of the last three years, the Government would focus for next two years on growth, creation of job opportunities, poverty reduction and creating space for social sector spending. 


He expressed pleasure that for the first time the country completed an IMF programme and embarked upon comprehensive economic and financial reforms.


To a question, Finance Minister said Pakistan is not going to take any new IMF programme.   



Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Line of Control and working boundary at Bhimber and Chaprar sectors on Tuesday.


According to ISPR, Pakistani troops are befittingly responding to the Indian firingand an exchange of firing is continuing.



Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to foreign office on Tuesday and strong protest was lodged with him over the recent unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian troops at the working boundary in Phuklian and Chaprar Sectors.


The violations had resulted in the martyrdom of two civilians including one and a half years old innocent baby girl.


Six civilians were also injured as a result of the Indian shelling.


It was conveyed to the Indian side that it should investigate the incident and share the findings with Pakistan, instruct its troops to respect the Ceasefire in letter and spirit and refrain from intentionally targeting the villages and maintain peace on the Working Boundary.



In Occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have said Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and its resolution lies only in the implementation of relevant resolutions of United Nations.


In their separate statements in Srinagar, they rejected former puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah's assertions that resolution of Kashmir dispute was possible within ambit of Indian constitution.


They termed his remarks as baseless and far from historical perspective of the Kashmir dispute.


On the other hand, normal life continued to remain affected by shut-down on 109th consecutive day on Tuesday in the valley.



The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged rebel-held Aleppo city of Syria blaming all parties to conflict for obstructing efforts.


In a statement, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator Stephen O'Brien said evacuations were obstructed by various factors, including delays in receiving the necessary approvals from local authorities in eastern Aleppo.



In Afghanistan, twenty-one Taliban insurgents including one of their commanders have been killed in ongoing military operations in southern Helmand province.


Meanwhile, eight border policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on a police check post in Torkham.



Pakistan beat West Indies by 133 runs in the second cricket test of the three match series at Abu Dhabi.




Pakistan: 452 & 227 for 2 declared.


West Indies:  224 & 322

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