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India involves in funding anti-state activities against Pakistan: FO

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Indian position on its minorities, regional affairs and its relations with neighboring countries reflect that it has no respect for international law and human rights, said Foreign Office on Thursday.

During the weekly press briefing, FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakriya said Indian occupation forces have martyred four more youth in Srinagar and Kupwara areas during the last six days while 72nd Session of UN General Assembly in New York and 36th Session of Human Rights Council in in Geneva, are in progress.

He said Pakistan strongly condemned the continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in staged encounters, continued illegal detention of senior Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Massrat Alam Bhat, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and over six hundreds of Hurriyet leaders, activists and students on fake cases, who have been languishing in different jails of occupied Jammu & Kashmir and in India.

He informed that the Prime Minister is leading Pakistan’s delegation to the 72nd UNGA Session in New York. “On the sidelines, the Prime Minister has held bilateral meetings with the King of Jordan, Presidents of Turkey, Iran, Sri Lanka, and US Vice President”, he said.

He said the Foreign Minister and Foreign Secretary also had a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of UNGA session. “Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif spoke of the human rights violations and denial of the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people, which had been promised to them in UN Security Council’s Resolutions.”

He said President AJ&K, Sardar Masood Khan has also highlighted the situation of Kashmiris in IoK. “The True Representatives of Kashmiri people presented a Memorandum to the Contact Group”, he added.

Responding to a question, he said that Pakistan is disappointed over the recent joint statement by India and Japan regarding terrorism. “Japan’s endorsement of India’s point of view is highly regrettable”, he added.

The Spokesperson said that India’s involvement in Pakistan’s internal affairs and in spreading of regional terrorism, were now evident. Pakistan truly believed that India needed to assess its own attitude, instead of leveling false allegations on its neighbouring countries, he added.

Replying to another question, he said Pakistan is a tolerant and democratic society with free judiciary and believed in taking concrete measures for protecting its citizens. “India’s malicious campaign against Pakistan involving Baluchistan is highly condemnable”, he added.

He said India’s agenda in Baluchistan has also been exposed after confessional statements by captured Indian spy Kalbhoshan Yadav regarding India’s damaging role in Baluchistan.

He informed that the Army Chief is expected to visit Russia during the 1st week of October where he will hold bilateral meeting to furthet enhance bilateral defense cooperation.

He said DGMO Pakistan also visited Afghanistan where he met his Afghan and US counterpart and discussed the regional issues regarding to terrorism and border management and to increase cooperation of military level in the border area.

Nafees Zakriya informed that OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir held a successful meeting in New York, which was chaired by OIC Secretary General. PM of Turkey, FMs and Representatives of Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Niger and OIC SG’s Special Envoy on J&K, Abdullah Alim participated in the meeting and discussed Kashmir conflict in detail, he added.

The Spokesperson said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has unveiled a bust of Pakistan’s first Nobel Laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam, at its Headquarters. “An advocate of “Atoms for Peace”, Dr. Salam’s efforts in making the world aware of the benefits of using nuclear knowledge for peace, health and prosperity, have been globally acknowledged”, he added.

He said that Government of Pakistan condoles with the people and the Government of Mexico on the devastation caused by the earthquake, which took a heavy toll on human lives.

He also congratulated Pakistani sports team who won 16 gold medals in the ongoing Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat.

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British police arrest sixth suspect in bomb investigation

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LONDON: British police has arrested a 17 years old young man in a connection of bomb attack on underground train in London last week in which at least 30 persons were injured and police arrested six suspected so far in this regard.

The sixth suspected man was arrested in the early hours of Thursday from Thornton Heath area of South London and other suspected were arrested from the Dover on the south coast of England, Hounslow in west London and Newport in Wales.

It to be notified that on September 15 a home-made bomb went off during the morning rush hour on a packed underground Tube train at Parsons Green station, in which 30 persons were injured, although it appeared that the device did not fully explode. It was the fifth major terrorism incident in Britain this year.

 

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Unknown gunmen attack the vehicle of CID Chief in Kabul

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KABUL: The unknown gunmen attacked on the vehicle of Chief of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Kabul city last Wednesday night.

General Muhammad Salim Almas, chief of CID escaped the attack and fortunately he was unhurt in the incident, CID officials confirmed after the incident.

The CID officials added the gunmen opened fire on the car but no one was hurt in the attack.

While talking to media persons General Almas said that such attacks will not stop the efforts of CID to eliminate the criminals from the area and assured the masses that soon the city will be crime free

He advised the criminals to refrain from their activities otherwise strict action would be taken against them and no one will be allow to create problems to the residents of the city.

 

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Taliban orders to stop mobile phone signals in Kunduz

Monitoring Desk

KUNDUZ: The Taliban groups have reportedly blocked the mobile phone network in different districts of Kunduz province which created problems to the local residents in this regard.

A resident of Kunduz told local media that Taliban were blocking the mobile signals mostly in the night which was created serious problems to the local people of the area.

One of the mobile network services identified as Roshan Telecom Company remains completely closed during the 5.00pm to 5.00 am timing while the signals of the other companies were slowly weak and later it was stopped working, he added

Local residents demanded from the Taliban to remove restrictions on the operations of telecom network in the area as it created problems to them.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid while contacting the media persons confirmed that Taliban had imposed restrictions on mobile phone network at night because of security reasons and the order will stay till the security threats are eliminated.

 

 

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ECP disqualifies Shah Muhammad as special assistant to CM KP

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PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan has declared on Thursday that Malik Shah Muhammad Khan ineligible as a special assistant to CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak.

As per details, Malik Shah Muhammad Khan was in the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 and earlier his brother Gulbaz Khan was disqualified from the district council Bannu on the similar grounds.

According to sources, both the persons belong to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Fourth Schedule means a list of “proscribed” individuals who are suspected of terrorism or sectarianism under Section 11EE of the ATA 1997. The duration for which the name of a suspect is placed is usually for three years, but its placement can be extended if required.

 

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Peace Cup will deliver a message of peaceful Pakistan to the world: DG ISPR

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MIRANSHAH: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said the successful hosting of peace matches in North Waziristan will deliver message of peaceful Pakistan to the world.

This he said while talking to media persons during the cricket match between the Pakistan XI and UK Media XI in Miranshah. He said that normal life is back to the North Waziristan and all the facilities will be provided to the residents of FATA

Governor Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra is the chief guest of the occasion and Corps Commander Peshawar Nazir Ahmed Butt was also present at the stadium, along with other personalities.

Pakistan XI captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, said on the occasion that the tournament would send a message of peaceful Pakistan to the rest of the world.

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Bomb blast: Three civilians killed in occupied Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: As many as three civilian including a woman were killed thirty others were injured road side bomb blast in the Tral town area on Thursday.

As per the local media, the blast took place near a bus stand when an official convoy was passing through the area. Indian troops and police personnel, who were part of the convoy, opened indiscriminate firing after the blast.

The deceased were identified as Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Iqbal Khan and Pinky Kaur, while other thirty injured persons were shifted to hospital.

Indian troops and police personnel have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation after the blast.

The residents of the area took to the streets and stage protest against the occupied Indian force and claimed that the three persosns were died because of Indian firing after the blast.

 

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LHC ordered to make public judicial report on Model town killings

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court ordered the Punjab government to make public the enquiry report of Justice Baqir Najfi regarding the Model Town incident.

Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi while hearing a petition which was filed by the families of those injured in the 2014 clashes with police in Lahore to make the inquiry report public.

Earlier, it was reported that a three member bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) will start hearing on September 25, the petition demanding to public the report of Model Town incident.

A three-member bench of LHC headed by interim Chief Justice Yawar Ali will hear the petition.

Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Tahirul Qadri has continuously demanded to made public the report of Justice Baqir Najfi regarding the Model Town incident and adding the if Shahbaz Sharif is innocent than why he is stopping to made it public the report of Model Town incident.

CM Shahbaz Sharif is responsible for the tragedy that is why he creating hurdles in making the report public and even after three years, Qadri claimed.

Qadri in his sit-in in 2014 said that 14 innocent persons were killed in Model Town and murderers behind the killing of innocent civilians are enjoying the power corridors which are not acceptable in any manners.

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Court issues arrest warrants for Nadia Gabol, Farahnaz Ispahani in dual nationality case

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KARACHI: Arrest warrants of former MNA Farah Naz Ispahani and former MPA Nadia Gabol were issued by session on Thursday in connection with dual nationality case.

The two former lawmakers failed to appear before the court in today’s hearing despite several summons in this regard. The court ordered to produce the two former lawmaker before the court on September 23.

Supreme Court suspended the memberships of Nadia Gabol and Farahnaz Ispahani in July 2012. The ECP had disqualified 11 lawmakers in relation to the dual nationality case under the apex court.

According to article 63 (1) (C) of the constitution‚ no parliamentarian can have dual citizenship, the court had said in 2012 verdict.

 

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NAB writes letter to stop Sharif family from sale, transfer of assets

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LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has stopped the Nawaz Sharif and his children including Maryam Nawaz, Hassan and Hussain from the selling and transferring their properties.

As per the local media, a letter with the approval of DG NAB Lahore has been sent to Nawaz Sharif and his children and informed the Sharif family that they cannot sell or transfers the properties under National Accountability Ordinance 1999 section 23.

The NAB letter states that if the Sharif family violated the NAB’s order it will bring punishment for them under the NAB law’s section 23-A

Recently the Sharif family is in London as Nawaz’s wife, Kulsoom is undergoing treatment for her throat cancer.

The family failed to appear in the Islamabad Accountability Court on September 19 with regards to three references filed against them by NAB in light of the Supreme Court’s Panama case judgment of July 28. The next hearing of the case is on September 26.