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Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday urged British authorities to help initiate legal action against the MQM chief Altaf Hussain. Interior Minister contacted British authorities and discussed Altaf Hussain's vitriolic speech and his action of instigating MQM party workers to commit acts of violence. During the discussion, Khan said it is highly condemnable that a person is using British soil to attack the integrity and security of Pakistan.
Pakistan has conveyed its grave concern to India over unnecessary delay in the free and fair investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attacks in which more than 42 innocent Pakistani nationals lost their lives. The Indian attempts to exonerate some of the individuals involved in the attacks have raised serious questions over the due process of law and dispensation of justice. Pakistan also called upon the Indian government to share information about the investigation proceedings of the terrorist attacks.
Responding to a media query, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that the UNSC ISIL/al Qaeda Sanctions Committee has rejected the Indian proposal to add three new addresses of Pakistan in the narrative summary of Dawood Ibrahim as the information provided to the Committee by India was false and was motivated by the Indian aim to malign Pakistan and undermine its exemplary efforts to curb terrorism. As for any previous reference in his narrative summary, the Spokesperson clarified that all such references were factually incorrect and baseless.
The Seventh Round of Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and China was held in Beijing. The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led the Pakistani delegation, while the Chinese side was led by Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asian and Consular Affairs, Kong Xuanyou, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Both sides held detailed discussions on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations between Pakistan and China.
Women in Azad Kashmir offered their bangles to Ban Ki-moon Tuesday, an insult in patriarchal South Asia aimed at the UN head's perceived inaction over violence on the Indian held Kashmir. Hundreds of refugee women marched in Muzzafarabad chanting slogans against the UN and India as some clutched their bangles in their hands in protest at the weeks of deadly violence.
General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) visited troops engaged in combing operations in Thall, Kurram Agency on Tuesday. He was briefed in detail by operation commander about security situation in Kurram Agency and progress of ongoing combing operations and IBO Ops.
Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday asked Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar to ensure security of all media houses in collaboration with Police in Karachi. The minister phoned the DG and expressed satisfaction on the overall law and order in Karachi and Sindh, said a press release issued here. He appreciated the performance of Rangers and Police to maintain law and order in the province, especially in Karachi. Nisar said it should be ensured that no miscreants escape from the law and dare to harass the peaceful citizens.