NOVEMBER 26, 2016


President has said targeted operations against terrorists have restored law and order situation in the country.

Pakistan says India will have to face consequences if it violates Indus Waters Treaty. 

British Foreign Secretary has said Pakistan and his country are working together to defeat extremism.

Norway has lauded Pakistan's policies for promotion of information and communication technologies.

In Syria, twenty-three people have been killed in fresh government air strikes on besieged Aleppo city.




President Mamnoon Hussain says Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has played a key role to bring peace to the country.

He was speaking at the farewell dinner hosted by him in the honor of General Raheel Sharif in Islamabad. 

The President said Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorism carried out under the leadership of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan.

He said the targeted actions in Karachi, Balochistan, and other parts of the country have also proved quite effective in restoring peace.

The President said the Army Chief has assured him that the ongoing operations against terrorists and criminals will continue until the desired objectives are met.

Mamnoon Hussain said General Raheel Sharif has earned great respect for his services for the country. He said the traditions set by General Raheel Sharif need to be followed by other servicemen.



The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood is retiring today after 41 years of meritorious service.

Addressing a special ceremony at Joint Staff Headquarters, Chaklala held to bid him farewell he said Pakistan Armed Forces   are geared up to address national security challenges.



Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya says India will have to face consequences if it violates the Indus Waters Treaty. 

Talking to Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel he said the treaty provides a comprehensive mechanism for dealing with any violations.

The Spokesperson said World Bank is the guarantor of the agreement, and India cannot unilaterally withdraw from it.

He said action can be taken against India for any violations under international law as well because low riparian countries have their rights on water.

To a question, Nafees Zakariya said targeting of innocent civilians in the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control is being highlighted at international fora.

He said the heads of the missions of the five UN Security Council permanent members in Islamabad have been given a briefing on the LoC situation. The matter was raised at the United Nations forum as well.



British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Pakistan and United Kingdom are working together to defeat extremism and creating new trade opportunities. 

This was revealed in a statement issued by the British High Commission in Islamabad after conclusion of two day visit of Boris Johnson to Pakistan.

Boris Johnson said Britain and Pakistan share an old friendship and profound ties of history.

The Foreign Secretary said he held very productive talks with Pakistani leadership on various issues including support of UK for democratic reforms in the country.






Norwegian Ambassador Tore Nedrebo has called on Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman in Islamabad. 

The two sides discussed cooperation in information and communication technologies and other matters of mutual interest.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State said Pakistan offers lucrative opportunities for investment in various sectors.

She said bilateral trade can be enhanced through increased exchange of trade delegations.

The Norwegian ambassador said his country is the second largest investor in telecommunications sector in Pakistan.

He lauded the government policies for promotion of information and communication technologies in the country.



Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Khurshid Ahmad Malik has said that Radio Pakistan is the most effective medium as it has the reach in every nook and corner of the country. 

He was addressing a function held at Broadcasting house Multan regarding the 46th anniversary of Radio Pakistan Multan last night.

He said programme, news and engineering staff have been directed to join hands with him to meet the set goal.

Khurshid Ahmad Malik said Radio Pakistan will start special programmes and various segments to highlight the significance of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.




Newly-appointed 14 additional judges of the Lahore High Court will take oath of their office today. 

The Chief Justice Lahore High Court Syed Mansoor Ali Shah will administer oath to newly appointed judges.

President Mamnoon Hussain has approved appointment of

the judges on the advice of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz harif and recommendations of the parliamentary committee and judicial commission, for a period of one year.                                                      APP



A reception was held at Pakistan Embassy in France in recognition of Gulalai Ismail's services for promoting a culture of peace in Pakistan.

Gulalai Ismail  has been conferred with Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention by President Jacques Chirac Foundation in Paris. 

Gulalai Ismail's organization "Aware Girls" works for development of a culture of peace and non-violence in the country through active involvement of women and youth.

Pakistan's Ambassador to France Moin-ul Haque while congratulating Ms. Gulalai said that the conferment of the prestigious Chirac Prize was matter of pride for the country.                         



Pakistan Mission at the United Nations in New York will organize a two-day film festival from the third of the next month to project the country's soft image.

In this connection, a website, www.pffny.com, containing details of the festival and trailors of the movies has been launched.

Pakistan's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said the Pakistani latest movies will be shown in the festival.  



In Syria, twenty-three people have been killed in fresh bombardment and air strikes of government forces on besieged Aleppo city.

The government forces pounded several eastern districts with air strikes and shelling.

State television said army was advancing into Masaken Hanano to capture it from rebels.

Fifteen people were killed during air strikes and shelling of government forces on two villages west of Aleppo.



In Yemen, seven Houthi rebels have been killed in an air strike launched by the coalition forces targeting the rebels' military bases in the Serwah region.

Meanwhile, eleven missiles were launched into the southern border village of al-Tuwal in Saudi Arabia.



In Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed the hope of holding peace talks with militant group Abu Sayyaf to bring sustainable peace in the country.

Talking to newsmen in southern port of Zamboanga, he appealed to the group to come to negotiation table.       



In Central American country of Costa Rica, nine people have been killed in tropical storm Otto in southern towns Bagaces and Upala.



On the second day of second cricket Test against Pakistan at Hamilton, New Zealand were 216 for 7 a short while ago.



Cloudy weather is likely to prevail in upper parts of the country during the next twenty-four hours.

However, light rain with light snowfall over the hills is expected at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara divisions, upper FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. 

Shallow foggy conditions likely in plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:

Islamabad and Muzaffarabad ten degree centigrade, Lahore thirteen, Karachi fifteen, Peshawar eleven, Quetta two, Gilgit six and Murree eight degree centigrade.

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