Last update: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03am

General News: Pakistan


Pakistan's High Commissioner Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui presented his credentials to President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban on Wednesday. Matters of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting that ensued after the presentation of the credentials, a message received here said.
Military says Indian troops have killed two civilians and wounded eight others in what it called an incident of "unprovoked firing" in a remote village bordering Indian-held Kashmir, while a third villager died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a similar incident the previous day. The military said Pakistan also returned fire during the incident Wednesday.
Pakistan summoned top Indian diplomat for the second consecutive day on Wednesday over the continued "unprovoked ceasefire violations" on Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary and called for respect of the ceasefire accord in letter and spirit.
Pakistan on Wednesday conveyed to Untied States that it was imperative to break the nexus between Afghan spy agency, National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of India that are extending a covert support to terrorists for hitting soft targets in Pakistan including recent Quetta carnage. US Ambassador David Hale was told by Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua (Retd) during a meeting.
Turkish Navy ship TCG BUYUKADA arrived Karachi for goodwill visit on Wednesday. The visiting ship was accorded a warm welcome and received by senior officials of Pakistan Navy and Turkish Embassy staff. During the stay at Karachi, the officers and men of the ship will hold professional interaction with counterparts from Pakistan Navy on the subjects of mutual interest.
Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarrar on Wednesday said the government would not allow any body to lockdown the Islamabad for their vested interest. "Those who are planning to shut down Islamabad on November 02, want to impose their own agenda," Saira said while talking to media here at a local hotel on Wednesday where Nestle Pakistan marked the annual "Nestlé Healthy Kids (NHK) Day."
Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at Sindh Chief Minister House here on Wednesday Morning. According to a communique here, the CM and the Corps Commander discussed issues pertaining to law and order situation. Important decisions made while yesterday's meeting on law and order also came under discussion. Murad said that whoever will challenge the writ of the government will be dealt with iron hands. The meeting also decided to convene Apex Committee's meeting in the first week of November.