Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

AUG – 2019

Pak army gives befitting response to Indian CFVs

RAWALPINDI, AUG 20 (DNA) – Pakistan Army gave a befitting response to Indian CFVs in Tatta Pani Sector along LOC.Indian fire had martyred 3 Pakistani civilians including a 7 years old boy. Pakistan Army targeted Indian posts.As a result 6 Indian soldiers including an officer were killed, many injured, 2 bunkers destroyed.

Federal Cabinet approves Pak-Turkey strategic economic framework

ISLAMABAD, AUG 20 (DNA) – Federal Cabinet has approved Pak-Turkey Strategic Economic Framework to forge stronger cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey.Briefing newsmen regarding cabinet decisions in Islamabad on Tuesday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan will head the high-level cooperation committee from Pakistan side while Turkish side will be headed by President Recep Tayyip ErdoganThe framework has nine joint working groups that will be headed by Minister of Economic Affairs from Pakistan side. All sectors of the economy will be covered by joint working groups and 71 actionable items have been included in these.

Qureshi discusses current situation of Kashmir with French Foreign Minister

ISLAMABAD, AUG 20 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.The Foreign Minister briefed his French counterpart on the illegal and unilateral actions of India to alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir,which was in contravention of the international law and UNSC resolutions.He underlined that the steps taken by India in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir entailed a grave risk for peace and security in the region.

Weak diplomacy encouraged India to change Kashmir status: Masood

–         Says Political complacency also led to Indian decision; calls for a vigorous diplomatic efforts to counter Indian nefarious designs

by Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (DNA): Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan said on Tuesday weak diplomacy and political complacency encouraged Indian leadership to take audacious step of changing the status of occupied Kashmir.While addressing a crowded press conference at the AJK House today President Masood Khan said vigorous diplomatic efforts were needed to counter Indian nefarious designs.

Human rights organizations of UNO, Europe will support Pakistan on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD, AUG 20 (DNA) – Scholar and human rights activist of international repute Barrister Rubab Mehdi Rizvi Chairperson International Human Rights Association London (UK) has stated that due to the timely efforts of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that Kashmir has become global issue and world community will come forward to resolve Kashmir repute.She was addressing a reception in her honor by Ms. Farah Agha Member Punjab Assembly at her residence.Barrister Rubab Mehdi told that on the desire of Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, she has contacted the Human Rights organizations at Washington, New York, London, Paris and brief them about the prevailing the situation in Kashmir.

FIEDMC determined to promote investment culture in Pakistan: Mian Kashif

LAHORE, AUG 20 (DNA) – Mian Kashif Ashfaq, Chairman Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) Tuesday said Pakistan is pursuing the policy of promoting stronger trade links with regional countries to increase its exports and slash the trade deficit under the guideline of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision.Presiding over a FIEDMC annual meeting of board of directors via video link from camp office here, he said the government is determined to steer Special Economic Zones  towards promoting regional trade and export-led growth besides encouraging investment culture in the country. He said Allama Iqbal Industrial City provided huge opportunity for the foreign and local investors under one window operation.

With Troop Buildup, China Sends a Stark Warning to Hong Kong

SHENZHEN,  — The Shenzhen Bay Sports Center rises along the shore with the green hills of Hong Kong visible across the water. It normally bustles with a variety of youth sports programs and dance, art and language academies, including one that advertises a “Hong Kong Style Education.”In recent days, however, it has become a staging ground for olive-green military transports and armored personnel carriers that arrived on Aug. 11 and disgorged hundreds of security officers from the People’s Armed Police, a Chinese paramilitary force, who are loudly running through daily exercises and drills.By massing the troops within view of Hong Kong, the semiautonomous territory convulsed by protests, China’s Communist Party is delivering a strong warning that the use of force remains an option for Beijing. It is also a stark reminder that military power remains a bedrock of the party’s legitimacy.