DATE: 25-10-2016                             


A high-level meeting with Prime Minister in the chair reviewed law and order situation in Quetta on Tuesday.


Interior Minister says terrorists operating from across the border will be defeated at all costs.


Pakistan People's Party leaders say PTI Chairman cannot bring change through conspiracies.


Election Commission has approved allotment of party symbols to candidates of PML-N and National Party after elections in these parties.


IMF chief has expressed satisfaction over gradual reduction in power outages and better financial discipline of power sector.


Hurriyet leadership says the United Nations is morally bound to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.


Turkey says it is considering to use of all military options in the wake of deteriorating security situation in Iraq.


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





A high-level meeting with the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair on Tuesday reviewed the situation after on Monday night's terrorist attack on Police Training College in Quetta.


During the meeting, various aspects of the deadly terrorists attack on PTC were discussed.


The overall law and order situation in the province also came under discussion.


Among others, the meeting was attended by Governor Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif.       



Earlier, the Prime Minister visited Civil Hospital Quetta and inquired after the health of security personnel injured in the tragic incident.


He directed the authorities concerned to provide the best possible medical assistance to the injured. 



Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited the Police Training College in Quetta.


He met police, army and FC personnel who carried out operation to neutralize and eliminate terrorists who attacked the Police Training College.


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



Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has announced gallantry awards for Captain Roohullah Shaheed and injured Naib Subedar Muhammad Ali for their bravery during anti-terrorists operation at Police Training Centre in Quetta on Monday night.


Having neutralized one suicide bomber, they cornered the second bomber, helping large number of police recruits escape till he exploded causing the damage.


Captain Roohallah shaheed has been awarded Tamgha-e-Jurrat and Naib Subedar Muhammad Ali Tamgha Basalat.     



Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has announced three-day mourning on the martyrdom of sixty-one police personnel in the Quetta terrorist attack.


Meanwhile, Punjab and Sindh have also announced one-day mourning in the provinces over the tragedy.   



PTI Chairman Imran Khan also visited Civil Hospital Quetta on Tuesday and inquired after the health of security personnel injured in the on Monday night’s tragic incident.



The United Nations and world community have strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta.


In a statement, United Nations Pakistan Humanitarian Coordinator Angela Kearney expressed her deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of all those who lost their lives or injured in the brutal terror attack.


Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his condolence message to President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said Russia is ready to further expand counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan.


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the terrorist attack on Pakistan's Police Training College in Quetta and said terrorism is a common threat to the stability of the region and world.


Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan Abdullah Marzouk Al Zahrani has condemning the terrorist attack prayed for early recovery of the injured.  


French Embassy has also commiserated with the bereaved families and expressed the resolve that the people of France fully support the people of Pakistan in their war against terrorism.                                  



Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that fight against terrorism will be taken to its logical conclusion.


Addressing passing out parade of police officers in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said law enforcement agencies are rendering huge sacrifices for peace and stability in the country.


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 among law enforcement agencies to foil evil designs of the enemies.



Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities to take all possible security measures for the protection of life and property of the people.


He was addressing the Provincial Cabinet Committee for Law and Order in Lahore on Tuesday.


The meeting strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta and expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives.                



A broad-based national counter extremism policy will be formulated soon. 


This was stated by Convener Steering Committee on formulation of National Counter Extremism Policy Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed while chairing a meeting of the committee in Islamabad.


He said it is time that a comprehensive national doable framework be introduced to root out the menace of terrorism and extremism from the society.                                 



Sindh Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro says there is no danger to democracy and PTI Chairman Imran Khan must know that 58-2B is not part of constitution now.


Addressing a news conference in Karachi on Tuesday, he said Imran Khan is talking about third power despite being a political leader, which does not suit him.


About the Quetta terrorist attack, Nisar Khuhro said entire nation is united against terrorists.


Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Maula Bux Chandio said PTI Chairman cannot bring change through conspiracy and it will not be accepted by the masses.



Sindh government has decided to register all the immigrants living legally or illegally in Karachi city.


This decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in Karachi on Tuesday.



Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Ahmad Rajwana says national unity and integrity is essential for timely completion of CPEC projects.


Addressing members of District Bar Association Muzaffargarh on Tuesday, he said government is taking effective measures for maintaining  peaceful atmosphere in the country.


The Governor said federal and provincial governments have started several development projects in southern Punjab to provide necessary facilities of life to the people of the area.



Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that peace has been restored in FATA after successful Zarb-e-Azb operation.


Talking to the participants of 22nd Mid-Career Management Course in Peshawar on Tuesday, he said repatriation of TDPs will be completed by the end of this year.


Governor said all stakeholders and people of all walks of life in the tribal areas have been taken into confidence in connection with FATA reforms and majority has supported the proposal of merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


He said FATA will also benefit from CPEC which is the main trading route to central Asia and Afghanistan.                    



The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed the Returning Officers to allot party symbols to candidates of PML-N and the National Party.


The Commission gave these directives after both the parties conducted intra-party elections in compliance with the law.



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.


Addressing a joint news conference along with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Tuesday, she felicitated Pakistan on having successfully completed IMF supported economic reforms package.


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


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. 


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



Meanwhile, talking to Asian Development Banmk President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad, the Minister said the government is focusing on the development of energy, infrastructure and social sectors for the benefit of the public.


Ishaq Dar said Pakistan's inclusion in the Morgan Stanley Index for emerging economies is a testament of international investors to the transformation of Pakistan to a stable economy.


ADB President said with high foreign exchange reserves, single digit inflation, and high growth projections, ADB considers Pakistan an excellent development partner.


Expressing condolences on Quetta incident, he said such incidents are shocking but the world acknowledges the remarkable resilience shown by the government and people of Pakistan for eliminating terrorism.                             



The 15th Ministerial Conference of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation is being held in Islamabad on Wednesday to enhance cooperation in different fields.


The agenda of the conference is 'Linking Connectivity with Economic transformation in CAREC'.                    



Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Pakistan is looking forward to work together with China and other regional countries to make Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation a success. 


Talking to Chinese delegation, headed by Vice Minister for Finance China Mr. Liu Kun in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the joint initiative of CPEC will bring shared prosperity to Pakistan and China and other regional countries shall also benefit from it.                         



Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says China Pakistan Economic Corridor has made Pakistan land of opportunity and best country for investment.


Addressing a photo exhibition in Islamabad on Tuesday to mark fiftieth anniversary of Asian Development Bank's contribution in the development of the motherland, he said that Pakistan is a development hub of Asian countries in the world.


The minister said International Monetary Fund is also supporting Pakistan in its development process. 


Ahsan Iqbal appreciated role of ADB for infrastructure development in Pakistan.


He said Karachi-Peshawar Line, ML-1, will bring revolution in the development of Pakistan Railways.                



Chief Justice Supreme Court, Anwar Zaheer Jamali has said Pakistan and Iran can take advantage by sharing the experiences and knowledge in different fields.


He said this while talking to a seven member Iranian delegation headed by their Attorney General Seyyed Muhammad Jafar Montazeri in Islamabad on Tuesday.


The Chief Justice said judicial officers of Iran can benefit from Pakistani judicial academies, which will add to their experience.


Iranian Attorney General urged the Chief Justice to take steps for release of Iranian people in Pakistani jails in different cases.


The Chief Justice assured them to consider if it is taken up through official channels.                           



National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has said that NAB has been endeavoring for the elimination of corruption from the country.


He was talking to Iranian Attorney General Syed Jafer Montazeri in Islamabad on Tuesday.


The Chairman said corruption is a menace for all developing countries especially Asian countries which are striving for growth and economic stability.


Syed Jafer Montazeri showed much interest in the working of NAB and sought a written report about its mechanism.                           



Radio Republik Indonesia has won the election of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Administrative Council.


Pakistan nominated Radio Republik Indonesia for the seat during elections in Bali.


Mr Ko Dae-young of Korean Broadcasting Service has been elected as President ABU for next 3 years.



Chairman Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Barrister Amjad Malik has directed timely completion of all ongoing housing projects of the organization besides enhancing its services for expatriates.  


He made these remarks in a meeting of OPF Board of Governors in Islamabad on Tuesday.


The Board was informed that OPF has distributed over 163 million rupees among families of deceased and disabled overseas Pakistanis during first quarter of the current financial year.                          



Anti Narcotics Force has seized more than three point two ton drugs in countrywide operations. 


Thirty seven culprits were also arrested in these operations.



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 befittingly responded to the Indian firing.


Meanwhile, 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 a one and a half years old innocent a baby girl. Six civilians were also injured as a result of the Indian shelling.                



AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has urged lawyers to play their due role in highlighting the human rights abuses by India in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.


He was talking to the President of Supreme Court Bar Association Pakistan Barrister Zafar Ali Shah who called on him in Muzaffarabad on Tuesday.


President Supreme Court Bar Association on this occasion reiterated that lawyers fraternity would highlight the massive human rights violations committed by Indian forces at national and international fora.



In Occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the United Nations is morally bound to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.


In a statement issued in Srinagar, he said it is a moral obligation of the UN to impress upon India to ascertain the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir about their political destiny through a free and fair plebiscite.


Ali Gilani said Kashmiri people have offered great sacrifices and they would continue their freedom movement with full commitment till the lingering Kashmir dispute is resolved.


The APHC Chairman said UN has failed to implement its objectives of establishing peace and facilitate basic and fundamental rights of individuals, nations and countries.


Meanwhile, illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that New Delhi and its puppet administration have waged a war against the people of the territory.                     



In Iraq, clashes are continuing between government forces and Islamic State militants in remote western town of Rutba in Anbar province.


Meanwhile, UN human rights staff has said that there are reports of atrocities being committed by Islamic State militants in Iraqi city of Mosul.


In a report world body said fifteen civilians were reportedly killed and their bodies thrown into a river in an attempt to spread terror.


The UN has expressed fear that IS will use civilians as human shields.                       



Turkey says it will consider all military options including ground operations, in the wake of deteriorating security situation in Iraq.


Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in an interview in Ankara said that Turkey would use its international right to quell threats from the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants in Iraq.                      



In Somalia, twelve people were killed in an attack on a guest house in Mandera County on Tuesday.


Al-Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the attack.                     



In Malaysia, six patients were killed after a fire raged through two floors of a hospital in Johor state on Tuesday.                       



In Australia, four people were killed when a rapid ride met an accident at a theme park in Queensland State on Tuesday.

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