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Pakistan says unilateral revocation of Indus Water Treaty will be an act of war by India.

 

Interior Minister has hailed British response to Pakistan's reference against MQM-London chief.

 

Iranian Naval fleet has arrived in Karachi on three-day goodwill tour to convey message of peace and friendship.

 

Nineteen people were killed in a series of bomb explosions in Iraq today.

 

The third and last T-20 between Pakistan and West Indies is in progress at Abu Dhabi.

 

 

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SENATE

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said unilateral revocation of Indus Water Treaty will be an act of war.

 

Speaking in the Senate today, he said the treaty is an international agreement and a joint document signed by Pakistan and India, which can only be revoked mutually rather than unilaterally.

 

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan is identifying all the possible misuses and activities that India can undertake to interfere in the treaty as well as its implementation. He said we have prepared a dossier in this regard which will be shared with P-5 countries, the World Bank and others to warn India about its consequences.

 

Earlier, in its observation, Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani said that unilateral revision of Indus Water Treaty by India will be an act of war. He said Pakistan should consider what is the need of having India in SAARC.           

       

Leader of the Opposition Aitzaz Ahsan said that people of Pakistan will deem it an act of war if India unilaterally revokes Indus Water Treaty.

         

Mushahid Hussain Syed said water is a matter of life and death for Pakistan. He said India has become an irresponsible and rogue state under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

        

Sirajul Haq said all agreements with India should be revisited.  He said cultural onslaught of India through movies should also be checked.

 

NA

The National Assembly today passed a unanimous resolution condemning Indian claim in the UN General Assembly that Jammu and Kashmir is an 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 UN security council and Occupied Kashmir is a universally accepted disputed territory.

 

It is 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 at 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.

 

                  

 

AIZAZ

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry says India's position on the Kashmir issue has been rejected by the world at the United Nations General Assembly forum.

 

In an interview with PTV tonight, he said US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his meeting with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UNGA session, called for talks between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue.

 

He said Kashmir has been on the agenda of the UN Security Council with several resolutions on the issue, and India's claim regarding Kashmir is a total lie.

 

The Foreign Secretary said India failed to divert the world attention from the Kashmir issue through the Uri attack.

 

AJK-PRESIDENT

Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan has called upon the international community, especially the United States, to help bring an immediate end to the reign of terror unleashed by Indian forces on innocent freedom loving Kashmiris.

    

He was interacting with media at National Press Club in Washington.

    

The AJK President lamented the silence of the powerful nations over the loss of hundreds of Kashmiri lives and thousand of seriously injured.     

   

 

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders have categorically rejected the claim made by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj during her speech at UN General Assembly on Jammu and Kashmir.

 

They said that Kashmir has never been part of India and Sushma Swaraj’s statement is far from reality.

 

 

PRESIDENT

President Mamnoon Hussain says the government is taking various measures to promote art and cultural activities in the country.

 

Addressing  a meeting of Steering Committee of Federal Government Artists Welfare Fund in Islamabad today, he said the artists are national assets and cultural ambassadors of the country.

 

NISAR

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said  India neither can suppress Kashmir freedom movement through force nor can stop Pakistan from extending political, diplomatic and moral support to just struggle of Kashmiris.

 

He was talking to Lord Nazir Ahmed, who called on him in Islamabad today.

 

They discussed current Pak-India relations and matters relating to Pakistani community in Britain. 

 

Nisar Ali Khan termed UK's response to Pak reference against Altaf Hussain encouraging and expressed the hope that further progress would follow in the coming days.

 

BAJWA

Director General ISPR Lt. 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 today, 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.

 

PAK-IRAN

An Iranian naval fleet docked at the Pakistani port of Karachi on a three days visit today to convey the message of peace and friendship.

 

According to the ISPR, the visiting four Iranian naval ships were received by officials of Pakistan Navy and Iranian diplomats.

 

During the visit, operational training activities, exchange of visits by naval personnel and sports activities have also been planned.

 

SAARC

SAARC countries have resolved to work collectively to eliminate corruption from the region.

  

The resolve was made in the joint statement issued on conclusion of the two-day meeting of the representatives of the anti-corruption authorities of SAARC states in Islamabad today.

 

The members agreed to share the experiences, tools and techniques to identify the corruption and corrupt practices and their eradication.

 

IRAQ

In Iraq, nineteen people were killed in a series of bomb explosions in Baghdad today.

 

At least sixty one civilians were also wounded in explosions at Al-Jidida, Rezvaniyeh and Al-Rashid districts of the capital.

 

    

 

T20

In the third and last T20 match against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi West Indies were  11  for nil in 1.5 overs a short while ago.

 

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.

 

Pakistan is leading the three-match series two-nil.

 

WEATHER

 

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty-four hours.

 

However, rain with thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas.

 

 


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