India stands fully exposed as a state sponsoring and perpetrating terrorism in Pakistan: FO
At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya says the revelations made by former spokesperson of TTP Ehsansullah Ehsan and the confessional statement of Kulbhushan Yadav are irrefutable proofs against India.India is not only sending spies inside Pakistan to perpetrate terrorism but also using the Afghan soil to destabilize the country.Killing of about 13 Indian RAW agents in the mother of all bombs attack in Afghanistan has once again vindicated our claim. Ehsanullah Ehsan in his revelations has mentioned that Jamaat-ul Ahrar is working on Indian agenda to destabilize Pakistan.The international community should take notice of Indian subversive and terrorist activities.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency has arrested 29 Indian fishermen for violating Pakistani territorial waters.
Pakistan is desirous of peace and stability in the region:Mamnoon Hussain
Talking to Italian Army Chief General Danilo Errico in Islamabad, the President says Pakistan is desirous of peace and stability in the region and will welcome positive role of international community in this regard.Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices to curb the menace of extremism.Pakistan attaches great importance to its cooperation with Italy in all spheres including defence.
UN lauds Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan Refugees : UN High Commissioner Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has lauded Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees and providing them basic necessities of life for decades.The appreciation was conveyed by a high-level delegation of UNHCR headed by UN Assistant high commissioner Volker Turks, in a meeting with Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt Gen (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch in Islamabad.The Minister says Pakistan expects all refugees to be repatriated by the end of this year.Creation of a conducive environment in Afghanistan will encourage Afghan refugees to return to their homeland.
Indian State Terrorism in IOK- Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were "being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements".It is the first time the government has taken such a step, although it regularly blocks mobile internet signal in the Kashmir Valley.Internet services were cut 28 times over the past five years, and in 2016 the Indian government blocked internet signal for five months.Wednesday's block, a government order said was "in the interest of maintenance of public order".
US pledges to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program
The United States pledge to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program, but says it is not looking to bring Kim Jong-Un's regime to its knees.After briefing senators at the White House, top US officials say President Donald Trump also aimed to pursue diplomatic measures with allies and regional partners."We are engaging responsible members of the international community to increase pressure on (North Korea) in order to convince the regime to deescalate and return to the path of dialogue," read a statement from Pentagon chief Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
Syria confirms Israeli strike hit arms depot in Damascus
Syrian government has said that Israel has attacked a military installation near the Damascus International Airport.State-run SANA news agency reports that Israel fired several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights south of the capital at a military installation near airport, triggering several explosions and causing damages.
Meanwhile Israel's intelligence minister Yisrael Katz said, the big explosion near Damascus airport is in line with Israeli policy.
US missile system (Thaad) being installed in South Korea will be operational "within days"
Anccording to the US Army, the Thaad system is designed to protect South Korea and US troops based there against threats from North Korea.The first key components were moved into place on Wednesday, but it was not expected to be in use until late 2017.The deployment of the system is opposed by many South Koreans, who fear it will become a target, and by China.Speaking to members of the US Congress, Adm Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command, says Thaad would be "operational in the coming days to be able to better defend South Korea against the growing North Korea threat".
Arab League urges International Committee of Red Cross to intervene for halting abuse of Palestinian prisoners by Israeli authorities
Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Wednesday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene with Israeli authorities to halt their "abuse" of Palestinian prisoners.
Abul Gheit sent a letter to ICRC president Peter Maurer requesting "the committee (ICRC) urgently intervene with Israeli authorities to stop the various abuses being committed against those prisoners of war," the Arab League said.The move came as 1,500 Palestinian prisoners entered the 10th day of a hunger strike over demands ranging from improved medical care to greater access to telephone calls.
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