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DATE: 27-09-2016                                    

 

National Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution condemning Indian claim in the UN General Assembly that Jammu and Kashmir is integral part of India.

 

AJK President has called upon the international community to help bring an immediate end to reign of terror in Occupied Kashmir.

 

Pakistan and China have agreed to expedite implementation of railway projects to expand connectivity between the two countries.

 

Director General ISPR says the security forces have unearthed and averted fourteen terrorist attacks in different parts of the country.  

 

In Afghanistan, twelve Afghan soldiers were killed in clashes with Taliban near Kunduz city on Tuesday.

 

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LEAD-NA:

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution condemning Indian claim in the UN General Assembly that Jammu and Kashmir is integral part of India.

 

The resolution moved by Syed Naveed Qamar said Indian External Affairs Minister in her speech in the UNGA ignored the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is still on the agenda of UNSC and Indian Occupied Kashmir is universally accepted disputed territory.

 

It said the House resented the parallels drawn between Jammu and Kashmir, a recognized disputed territory and Balochistan, an integral part of sovereign Pakistan. The House warned foreign perpetrators of terrorism inside Pakistan to look towards their own policies of terror funding and terror peddling.

 

The resolution said the Modi government has a history of threats with the misguided belief that Pakistan will move away from its support to innocent Kashmiris being butchered by Indian forces.

 

The House believes that peace and progress is depended upon good neighbourly relations and the only way forward is through constructive dialogue and not the current threats being issued by Indian Prime Minister to unilaterally terminate the Indus Water Treaty agreement.

 

The resolution said the hostile environment being perpetuated by the present Indian government and creating a war hysteria will not be in the best interest of peace and stability in the region.

            

NA-CALLING-ATTENTION:     

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told National Assembly that India cannot alternate or revoke the Indus Water Treaty unilaterally.

 

Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Shireen Mazari and others, he said there is no provision of suspension in the treaty. He said according to international law, India cannot unilaterally revoke the treaty.

 

The Advisor said if India tries to violate the treaty, there will be a befitting reaction from Pakistan.

 

Sartaj Aziz said the Indus Water Treaty is binding on both the countries and there is no provision of unilateral exist. He said the treaty was not suspended even during wars between the two countries.

         

Sartaj Aziz said the provocative statements and actions from Indian leadership on Indus Water Treaty are violation of international laws and breach of water treaty.

 

He said Pakistan will not accept any pressure from India and continue to expose brutal Indian atrocities being perpetrated in Occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces. He said Pakistan will continue to highlight worsening human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

 

The House will now meet on Wednesday morning at 10:30.

              

MASOOD:

AJK President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has called upon the international community particularly the United States to help bring an immediate end to reign of terror in Occupied Kashmir.

 

In an interactive session with the media at National Press Club, in Washington, he said it is the responsibility of international community to honor their commitment to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to get them their inalienable right to self-determination.

 

He categorically rejected Indian allegations against Pakistan of supporting terrorism and highlighted that it is not humanly possible to breach the fence that India has erected throughout the Line of Control. 

                   

ENVOYS:

Prime Minister's special envoys on Kashmir Ijaz-ul-Haq and Muhammad Uzair Khan have urged Pakistani Diaspora in Belgium to effectively highlight human rights violations of Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.

 

Talking to Pakistani community in Brussels, they said International community must realize its responsibility to play an effective role for solving the Kashmir issue according to UN Resolutions.  

 

The two envoys will also brief the Belgian government EU officials, Parliamentarian, Think Tanks and Journalists about atrocities being committed by Indian forces to suppress the indigenous struggle of Kashmiris for their right of self -determination.

        

KASHMIR:

In occupied Kashmir, despite curfew, forceful demonstrations were held in Kishtwar town on Tuesday after Indian police conducted nocturnal raids to arrest people.

 

The authorities had imposed curfew in Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and Doda districts to stop people from holding protests against arrests and police highhandedness.

 

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Doda and Bhaderwah districts against arrest of three people and imposition of curfew.

                

NA-DAR:

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a policy statement told the National Assembly on Tuesday Pakistan has become 104th member of multilateral convention of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development by signing the agreement on 14th of this month in Paris.

 

The Minister said it is a comprehensive multilateral instrument available for all forms of tax matters and tackle tax evasion. He said it is a convention against tax havens.

               

PAK-CHINA:

Pakistan and China have agreed to expedite implementation of railway projects to expand connectivity between the two countries.

 

The consensus was emerged at a meeting between Federal Ministers Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal and Administrator of the Chinese National Railways Administration Lu Dongfu in Beijing.

 

During the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction over cooperation in railways projects including the ML1 (Karachi-Peshawar) railway project underway between Pakistan.

 

Lu Dongfu said friendship between the two countries provided the essential strength to overcome potential obstacles.

 

He said both countries share the vision for developing effective railway system from Kashghar to Gwadar which would provide a cost competitive mode of transportation and instant connectivity to China for transportation of goods.

 

Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal on this occasion said that the CPEC projects are on ground and ahead on implementation.

          

BAJWA:

Director General ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa has said the security forces have unearthed and averted fourteen terrorist attacks in different parts of the country.  

 

Addressing a news conference in Peshawar on Tuesday afternoon, he said one thousand four hundred and seventy combing operations have been conducted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA since 1st July this year to control the menace of terrorism.

 

He said seven facilitators of suicide attacks on Christian Colony Peshawar and District Courts Mardan have been arrested.

 

Asim Saleem Bajwa said both the terrorist attacks were planned in Afghanistan and the suicide bombers entered Pakistan from Afghan soil.

 

He said the information about terrorist attacks have been shared with the International Security Assistance Force, the Afghan government, army and intelligence.

 

The DG ISPR said security forces have established twenty check posts along Pak- Afghan border to control cross border movement of terrorists.

 

To a question, he said the return of Temporarily Displaced Persons of FATA will be completed by November this year.

 

He said so far seventy-five percent TDPs have gone back to their native areas and the reconstruction and rehabilitation is also in progress.

      

PIA:

PIA has so far brought back fourteen thousand pilgrims from Saudi Arabia through 44 flights.

 

In all, the airline would operate 136 flights to bring back fifty-two thousand pilgrims by 16th of next month.

              

AFGHANISTAN:

In Afghanistan, twelve Afghan soldiers were killed in clashes with Taliban near northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday.

 

Senior police commander in Kunduz said security forces are battling various insurgent groups, to re-establish government's writ.

               

KERRY:

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for solving the Syrian crisis through talks.

 

He was talking to reporters during a trip to Colombia.

              

TOURISM DAY

World Tourism Day is being celebrated on Tuesday.

 

The aim is to foster awareness among people of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

 

The theme of this year is 'Tourism for all - promoting universal accessibility'.  

  

HOOK-UP

Radio Pakistan in its Hook-up at 1530 hours will broadcast a special programme in connection with WORLD TOURISM DAY.

 

In another hook-up at1605hrs it will broadcast a special feature programme in connection with death anniversary of renowned singer MUNIR HUSSAIN.


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