‘Meaningful talks’ key to political deadlock: ISPRRed Zone buildings symbol of state
Staff ReporterRawalpindi/Islamabad—In a belated but bold reaction to the prevailing political crisis, Pakistan Army has said that all the stakeholders should patiently join their heads together to find a key to this deadlock —as soon as possible.
“Situation requires patience, wisdom, sagacity from all stakeholders to resolve prevailing impasse through meaningful dialogue in larger national and public interest”, DG Inter-Services Public Relations ISPR Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a post that appeared on the social media website Twitter.
PM not to resignNawaz, Raheel discuss security
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided not to succumb to pressure exerted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek.
Sources said that Mr Sharif chaired a high level meeting at the Prime Minister House where he said doors to dialogue would be kept open but he would not resign from his post.
Sources add that the meeting agreed to speedup the process of establishing contacts with political forces.
50 militants dead in KA, NWA fresh air strikes
Tariq SaeedPeshawar—The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) birds resumed their strikes on the militants positions after a pause of more than a week time, and mowed down around fifty suspected terrorists in Khyber agency as well as volatile North Waziristan agency on Monday as the Operation Zarb-e-Azb goes on.
KSE-100 index plummets by more than 300 points
Staff ReporterKarachi—Stocks saw a huge fall on Tuesday as Karachi Stock Exchange-100 Index declined by more than 300 points and reached the level of 28,500 in the morning trading session.
Analysts reflected that if the current political scenario prevailed the situation of stocks would also remain uncertain in future. The low volume showed the lack of interest on the part of investors as only an investment of Rs20 million took place.
Khuzdar mass grave
Commission rules out involvement of armed forces, agencies
Staff ReporterQuetta—The judicial commission formed to probe the mass graves discovered in Balochistan’s Khuzdar district on Tuesday absolved the armed forces and intelligence agencies of responsibility in the case.
Chief Minister Dr Malik Baloch had established a judicial commission headed by Justice Noor Muhammad Maskanzai of the Balochistan High Court to conduct an inquiry into the mass graves in the Totak area of Khuzdar district.
The news drew criticism from human rights groups, political parties and members of the civil society.
Will Mr. Khattak survive no-trust move?Situationer
Tariq SaeedWHILE all the opposition parties in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province are gearing up to evolve joint strategy against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)’s Azadi March and its subsequent announcement of civil disobedience movement besides tendering resignations from the assemblies sans KP, the 48 members of the opposition parties in the KP assembly have tabled no confidence motion against the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, a move aimed at preventing the intended dissolution of the assembly.
Iraqi forces battle to drive jihadists from Saddam’s home townBaghdad—Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Tuesday to drive Islamic State fighters out of Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, while the militants warned they would attack Americans “in any place.”
In Geneva, the United Nations refugee agency announced a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.