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Raja Farooq Haider has been nominated as Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir

PM also congratulated the newly elected members of AJK assembly and AJK Prime Minister

While talking on IOK issue Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan will continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people in their just struggle to the right of self determination. He said Pakistan will continue to effectively highlight the Kashmir issue on international fora. It is the basic right of the Kashmiris that the Kashmir dispute will be resolved according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Completion of CPEC will benefit the entire region besides Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal says completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor will not only change fate of Pakistan but also benefit the entire region. He was talking to media men after his address to traders and industrials at Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

Opposition protests PM Modi’s silence on violence against Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes

Opposition Parliamentarians stormed Rajya Sabha to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "silence" on violence against Dalits and Muslims by alleged cow vigilantes

Democrats Make Hillary Clinton a Historic Nominee

Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of Democrats at a convention in Philadelphia.

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state took a monumental step on her quest to become America's first female president, by besting party challenger Bernie Sanders.

EU vows to help France fight ISIS ‘barbarity’

The head of the European Commission pledged “Europe’s solidarity and cooperation in the fight against barbarity”, He said this in a letter to French President Francois Hollande after a church attack claimed by ISIS.

China President calls on international media to play positive role in promoting One Road One Belt initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on media organizations from various countries to play a positive role in promoting the One Belt One Road initiative. In a letter to Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road held in Beijing, he said media institutions can use the platform to promote state to state relations and boost mutual trust.

News in Brief

  • The newly appointed members of the Election Commission of Pakistan took oath of their offices in Islamabad this morning.
  • Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman has said the usage of mobile internet will be increased due to Four Generation Technology.
  • Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Yousaf says more than one hundred thousand pilgrims will perform Hajj this year.
  • Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari nominated Syed Murad Ali Shah as new Sindh Chief Minister.  
  • In Bangladesh, police have thwarted a major terrorist attack in Dhaka and killed nine militants.
  • Several Houthi rebels have been killed in clashes with government forces in southern city of Taiz, Yemen. Government forces have claimed to regain control of area. 

Editorial

The Washington Post

The Democratic platform is better than the GOP platform, but it’s not perfect

When Republicans gathered in Cleveland last week, they adopted a platform opposing broad changes in American society and ignoring massive issues facing the country. The platform, the Democrats adopted in Philadelphia this week is more mainstream and realistic, although as a governing strategy, it too would leave some major problems unaddressed and make others worse.

The Republicans embraced an agenda hostile to gays and lesbians, hard-line on immigration, opposed to rudimentary gun safety laws and skeptical about the threat of climate change. They claimed to stand for budget responsibility but endorsed tax cuts that would exacerbate the nation’s fiscal predicament.

 


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