PTI’s threat of Islamabad lock down is not just a defiance of court but also a crime against the state

The government will not let PTI to shut down Islamabad, which is a crime against the state. The government will ensure that all the educational institutions, trade centers, hospitals, offices, and roads remain open on the second of the next month. It will not allow that political activists attack police and subject them to violence. The Khyber Khtunkhwa government is setting a wrong tradition by running a campaign against the federal government. The persons arrested on charges of violating Section-144 in Islamabad and recovery of weapons from the protestors will be produced before the court. PTI Chief Imran Khan should wait for the Supreme Court's verdict on the Panama Papers petitions instead of resorting to arson and violence. He lauded the police for effectively enforcing Section-144 in Islamabad and ensuring rule of law.

Kashmir will continue to burn it not settled

Muhammad Yasin Malik says, while addressing media persons in Srinagar, today said the Kashmir dispute has once again assumed center stage in the world as a result of sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people, particularly during the past three and half months. Muhammad Yasin Malik, who was arrested after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani on 8th July, was released from jail, yesterday

A nine-year-old girl, Saiqa Jan fainted during a raid by Indian forces at Havoora in Kulgam district succumbed in a hospital in Islamabad district. She was frightened when soldiers thrashed people and damaged houses in Kulgam area.

Indian aggression not just limited to unprovoked firing but also claims of strikes-ISPR denies false claims

Four civilians were injured at working boundary due to unprovoked Indian firing. According to ISPR, intermittent exchange of fire continues at Working Boundary in Harpar, Chuprar, Pukhlian and Shakargarh sectors since yesterday. Pakistani troops are effectively targeting Indian posts. ISPR termed the Indian claim of hitting and being able to destroy any Pakistani post at LoC in Neelum valley as totally untrue.

Pakistan wants dignified return of Afghan refugees with international help-280,000 refugees’ return home

Two hundred and eighty thousand Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan under the UNHCR repatriation programme this year. A spokesman of UNHCR told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that about five thousand Afghan refugees are being repatriated to Afghanistan daily. Besides cash assistance from UNHCR, the returning refugees are also being provided free accommodation in Nangarhar and Wardak provinces.

FBR directed to resolved difficulties faced by tax-payers

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has directed Federal Board of Revenue to resolve all difficulties being faced by taxpayers in filing of their Tax Returns. He was addressing a meeting held in Islamabad on Sunday to review progress of revenue collection and performance of Federal Board of Revenue. Ishaq Dar said that tax filers should be facilitated to ensure timely submission of Tax Returns. Chairman FBR Nisar Muhammad Khan briefed the Finance Minister with an update on the monthly revenue collection. He also apprised the Minister on the progress on filing of annual tax returns.

With days left in November 8, FBI obtains warrants to examine Hilary’s emails

In the United States, the Federal Board of Investigation has secured a warrant to examine newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton's private server. The warrant will allow the FBI to examine whether these emails are relevant to its probe of the private email server used for government work by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Meanwhile, the Democratic leader in the US Senate has accused the FBI of violating the law by revealing that the emails linked to Hillary Clinton are being investigated.

Powerful earth quake hits Italy

A strong earthquake struck central and Southern Italy on Sunday, causing the collapse of number of buildings. According to reports, the quake measured magnitude 6.6 and was at a depth of only one point five kilometers. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Fresh purge in Turkey-Erdogan sack over 10,000 civil servants and banned more than 15 media houses

Turkey said it had dismissed a further 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 more media outlets over suspected links with terrorist organizations and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July.


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