Last update: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06am

General News: Pakistan


Pakistani flag was hoisted in Indian state of Assam on Wednesday creating palpable tensions. The flag was unfurled in Assam's Dibrugarh area. Separatist movements operating in the state aim at ridding people from the atrocities and oppression of India. Local police say that the flag was hoisted by two men belonging to a separatist party and have been taken into custody.
Pakistan has told the UN Security Council that a just solution of Palestine-Israel dispute would not only usher in enduring peace in the Middle East but also deal a blow to the appeal of extremist organisations like Daesh and al Qaeda.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will lead Pakistan delegation to the 'extraordinary session' of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), which will be held in Kuala Lumpur today (Thursday), Foreign Office said on Wednesday.
Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz visited the Royal Grand Palace of Thailand in Bangkok on Wednesday to pay homage to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
The British house of common will discuss the violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir on Thursday (today). In a statement, member of House of Lords, Lord Nazir said that Kashmir issue would be highlighted in the proper way. He said that the debate in house of common would be very important.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says the Army is fully prepared and capable to respond to any threat from across the border. He was talking to Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan here on Wednesday. Security situation on the Line of Control (LoC)and other matters of mutual interest figured during the meeting.
The Senate Standing Committee on the Right to Information Act-2016 (RTI-2016) deferred the points pertaining to the access to information with respect to the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan, while suggesting amendments in the Official Secret Act, 1923.