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2016-09-29 14:21:24 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

NO SURGICAL STRIKES IN PAKISTAN -
CROSS BORDER FIRE BY INDIA -
EFFECTIVE RESPONSE BY PAKISTAN -
INDIAN CHECK POSTS DESTROYED -
DEAD BODIES LYING ON INDIAN SIDE OF LOC -

There has been no surgical strike by India,instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon. As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.
The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects.This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.
Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on loc... more »

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2016-09-30 15:48:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Personnel of the Israeli Defense Ministry pouring sand into the grave of former Israeli President Shimon Peres during his funeral ceremony at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem.
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2016-09-30 16:37:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Tiny teacup terrier Lucy has a superpower - she is the world’s smallest working dog with the biggest heart. The mini Yorkshire terrier stands at just 5.7 inches tall, is only 7.5 inches long and 2.9 lbs in weight. Lucy visits the vulnerable, sick and disabled, bringing them comfort and distraction from the challenges in their lives.
CREDIT: SUPER DOGS / BARCROFT IMAGES

Tiny teacup terrier Lucy has a superpower - she is the world’s smallest working dog with the biggest heart. The mini Yorkshire terrier stands at just 5.7 inches tall, is only 7.5 inches long and 2.9 lbs in weight. Lucy visits the vulnerable, sick and disabled, bringing them comfort and distraction from the challenges in their lives.
CREDIT: SUPER DOGS / BARCROFT IMAGES___

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2016-09-30 16:33:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A heavily painted tribesboy wears a headdress in South Omo, Ethiopia. Approximately 24 indigenous tribes live in South Omo, Ethiopia, whom still retain their cultural traditions and attire.
CREDIT: NEIL THOMAS / BARCROFT IMAGES

A heavily painted tribesboy wears a headdress in South Omo, Ethiopia. Approximately 24 indigenous tribes live in South Omo, Ethiopia, whom still retain their cultural traditions and attire.
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2016-09-30 16:28:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A British angler has reeled in the world's biggest carp fish weighing a whopping 222lbs. Tim Webb, 57, landed the enormous Siamese carp after an exhausting 90 minute battle at a lake in Ban Pong, Thailand, smashing the previous record by over 40lbs.
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A British angler has reeled in the world's biggest carp fish weighing a whopping 222lbs. Tim Webb, 57, landed the enormous Siamese carp after an exhausting 90 minute battle at a lake in Ban Pong, Thailand, smashing the previous record by over 40lbs.
CREDIT: PALMTREELAGOONFISHERY/BNPS___

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2016-09-30 16:26:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A caiman lies beside the Los Amigos river in Peru with butterflies fluttering above its head
CREDIT: MARK COWAN / CATERS NEWS

A caiman lies beside the Los Amigos river in Peru with butterflies fluttering above its head
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2016-09-30 15:56:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A Kashmiri woman pours water on burning debris after a protest in Srinagar against the recent killings in Kashmir, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri woman pours water on burning debris after a protest in Srinagar against the recent killings in Kashmir, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail___

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2016-09-30 15:51:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Tears stream down the cheeks of the daughter of Alfred Olango while she is embraced by her mother after the loss of Alfred Olango, who was shot by El Cajon police Tuesday, as the family gathers at a news conference in San Diego, California, U.S. September 29, 2016.
REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Tears stream down the cheeks of the daughter of Alfred Olango while she is embraced by her mother after the loss of Alfred Olango, who was shot by El Cajon police Tuesday, as the family gathers at a news conference in San Diego, California, U.S. September 29, 2016.
REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon___

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2016-09-30 15:48:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Personnel of the Israeli Defense Ministry pouring sand into the grave of former Israeli President Shimon Peres during his funeral ceremony at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Pool via Reuters TV

Personnel of the Israeli Defense Ministry pouring sand into the grave of former Israeli President Shimon Peres during his funeral ceremony at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Pool via Reuters TV___

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2016-09-30 15:29:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

DUTERTE DECLARES UPCOMING PHILIPPINES-US WAR GAMES 'THE LAST ONE'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.-Philippines military exercises "the last," and ruling out any joint navy patrols.

The firebrand Duterte pledged to honor a longstanding security treaty with the United States, but said China opposed joint marine drills in the Philippines starting next week and there would be no more war games with Washington after that.

"I am serving notice now to the Americans, this will be the last military exercise," Duterte said during a visit to Vietnam. "Jointly, Philippines-U.S.: the last one."

Duterte's remarks gave one of the strongest signs yet of fissures in a historic alliance that Washington has... more »

DUTERTE DECLARES UPCOMING PHILIPPINES-US WAR GAMES 'THE LAST ONE'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.-Philippines military exercises "the last," and ruling out any joint navy patrols.

The firebrand Duterte pledged to honor a longstanding security treaty with the United States, but said China opposed joint marine drills in the Philippines starting next week and there would be no more war games with Washington after that.

"I am serving notice now to the Americans, this will be the last military exercise," Duterte said during a visit to Vietnam. "Jointly, Philippines-U.S.: the last one."

Duterte's remarks gave one of the strongest signs yet of fissures in a historic alliance that Washington has relied upon as it tries to cement its influence in Asia to counterbalance China's rapid rise. Duterte's foreign minister later said his comments had been taken out of context.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said he was not aware of any official notification from the Philippines about ending joint exercises.

"Our focus is on the relationship today and moving it forward," Kirby told a regular news briefing. "We continue to believe that that's possible. ... (W)e have significant security commitments with the Philippines. We're committed to meeting those commitments and to furthering this relationship."___

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2016-09-30 15:21:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

ABBAS AND NETANYAHU SHAKE HANDS AT PEREZ FUNERAL

Israeli leaders, world leaders and tens of thousands of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres who remained President and Prime Minister of Israel.

Friday's funeral, is being attended by leaders from across the world, including US President Barack Obama and Britain's Prince Charles.

In a rare visit to Jerusalem, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is also attending the ceremony.

ABBAS AND NETANYAHU SHAKE HANDS AT PEREZ FUNERAL

Israeli leaders, world leaders and tens of thousands of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres who remained President and Prime Minister of Israel.

Friday's funeral, is being attended by leaders from across the world, including US President Barack Obama and Britain's Prince Charles.

In a rare visit to Jerusalem, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is also attending the ceremony.___

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2016-09-30 15:04:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

FEARS OF AGING MAY CAUSE EARLIER DEATH - WHO

Being afraid of growing old may shorten your life, the UN health agency said Thursday, as new data highlighted the widespread prevalence of ageist attitudes worldwide.

In a first-of-its-kind survey released by the World Health Organization, 60 percent of respondents said they believed older people "were not respected."

Attitudes towards older people were more negative in richer countries, according to the data from more than 83,000 respondents, who were 18 years of age and older in 57 countries.

The data confirms "that ageism is extremely common," said John Beard, WHO's head of Ageing and Life Course.

He warned that discriminatory and negative views about older people can have sweeping consequences, including for younger people.

"There is very good evidence that people... more »

FEARS OF AGING MAY CAUSE EARLIER DEATH - WHO

Being afraid of growing old may shorten your life, the UN health agency said Thursday, as new data highlighted the widespread prevalence of ageist attitudes worldwide.

In a first-of-its-kind survey released by the World Health Organization, 60 percent of respondents said they believed older people "were not respected."

Attitudes towards older people were more negative in richer countries, according to the data from more than 83,000 respondents, who were 18 years of age and older in 57 countries.

The data confirms "that ageism is extremely common," said John Beard, WHO's head of Ageing and Life Course.

He warned that discriminatory and negative views about older people can have sweeping consequences, including for younger people.

"There is very good evidence that people who have negative views of themselves as they grow older... it shortens their lives," Beard told reporters.

WHO cited recently published research indicating that "people who hold negative views about their own ageing, do not recover as well from disability and live on average 7.5 years less than people with positive attitudes."

Attitudes about ageing are "on the level that racism and sexism were maybe 20, 30 or 40 years ago," Beard said.

"Things which are no longer accepted if you were talking about someone on the basis of their race or sex are still tolerated when it comes down to their age."

WHO does not define the group of people victimised by ageism.

Such discrimination could be directed at a 50-year-old seeking a new job, or a 65-year-old facing mandatory retirement but who remains a productive employee.

The WHO official also came out against compulsory, age-defined policies like mandatory retirement, describing them as "problematic".

In seeking a more just definition of what it means to be old, Beard said WHO had begun using the mid-point of life expectancy in each country.

That means, for example, in Britain, where life expectancy is 81, anyone over 41 would be defined as "older", Beard said, voicing hope that this new definition would be "liberating" for those who viewed the onset of their 60s as an ominous benchmark.

There are currently an estimated 600 million people worldwide over the age of 60, a figure set to double by 2025 and hit two billion by 2050, according to WHO.

Because the survey released Thursday was the first set of global data on ageism, WHO officials said it was difficult to track how attitudes had shifted over time, but added there was some evidence that ageism was on the rise.___

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2016-09-30 14:53:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

THE ROSETTA MISSION

Europe's pioneering Rosetta spacecraft dramatically concluded its 12-year odyssey Friday, crash-landing into the comet it orbited and probed for two years in a quest to demystify the Solar System's origins.

There were tears, hugs and cheers at mission control in Darmstadt, Germany when spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced: "This is the end of the Rosetta mission."

"Rock-n-roll Rosetta," added a visibly moved Matt Taylor, project scientist, as he left the podium, holding -- and shaking -- his head.

Rosetta made a "controlled impact" with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 1041 GMT -- the closing chapter in a trailblazing project approved in 1993 to look some 4.6 billion years back in time.

Comets are thought to contain primordial material from our planetary system's birth,... more »

THE ROSETTA MISSION

Europe's pioneering Rosetta spacecraft dramatically concluded its 12-year odyssey Friday, crash-landing into the comet it orbited and probed for two years in a quest to demystify the Solar System's origins.

There were tears, hugs and cheers at mission control in Darmstadt, Germany when spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced: "This is the end of the Rosetta mission."

"Rock-n-roll Rosetta," added a visibly moved Matt Taylor, project scientist, as he left the podium, holding -- and shaking -- his head.

Rosetta made a "controlled impact" with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 1041 GMT -- the closing chapter in a trailblazing project approved in 1993 to look some 4.6 billion years back in time.

Comets are thought to contain primordial material from our planetary system's birth, preserved in a dark space deep freeze.___

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2016-09-30 14:43:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

"We are showing that, hey, I am modest, I like to cover. I also like fashion. This is just my style. Just accept," says Franka Soeria, a global consultant on modest fashion trends

"We are showing that, hey, I am modest, I like to cover. I also like fashion. This is just my style. Just accept," says Franka Soeria, a global consultant on modest fashion trends___

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2016-09-30 14:39:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Afghan music students at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul

Afghan music students at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul___

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2016-09-30 14:27:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A boy touches the leaves of a plant inside the Forbidden City in Beijing
AFP / Nicolas Asfouri

A boy touches the leaves of a plant inside the Forbidden City in Beijing
AFP / Nicolas Asfouri___

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2016-09-30 14:24:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Children look at some food at the Souda municipality-run camp on the island of Chios in Greece
AFP / Louisa Gouliamaki

Children look at some food at the Souda municipality-run camp on the island of Chios in Greece
AFP / Louisa Gouliamaki___

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2016-09-30 14:21:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

A boy washes his hair at a standpipe at a makeshift refugee and migrants camp close the border between Serbia and Hungary, near the Serbian town of Horgos
AFP / Andrej Isakovic

A boy washes his hair at a standpipe at a makeshift refugee and migrants camp close the border between Serbia and Hungary, near the Serbian town of Horgos
AFP / Andrej Isakovic___

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2016-09-30 14:16:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

WOUNDED CHILDREN OF SYRIA
Wounded Syrian children await to receive treatment at a hospital following an air strike on the northwestern city of Idlib
AFP / Omar Haj Kadour

WOUNDED CHILDREN OF SYRIA
Wounded Syrian children await to receive treatment at a hospital following an air strike on the northwestern city of Idlib
AFP / Omar Haj Kadour___

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2016-09-30 13:45:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

"SURGICAL STRIKE" OR AN "ATTEMPTED FAILED RAID"

Imagination leads to a willing suspension of disbelief. One completely disregards what one's brain says and sees and believes what one desires no matter how far it is from reality. Same holds true for the Indian Government with regards to their perception and claims towards Pakistan. To understand the current situation, I would like to take you a little back in the history.
Indian mindset can be divided into two main eras, pre 9/11 and post 9/11. Pre 9/11 Indian mindset showed propagation of a secular India with the theme of " Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Isai - Sab hain Bhai bhai". Though reluctantly, but the same was also somewhat reflected in their policies, be it foreign or domestic. 9/11 changed everything for times to come. Showing it's true colours, India seeing Muslims and particularly Pakistan in a... more »

"SURGICAL STRIKE" OR AN "ATTEMPTED FAILED RAID"

Imagination leads to a willing suspension of disbelief. One completely disregards what one's brain says and sees and believes what one desires no matter how far it is from reality. Same holds true for the Indian Government with regards to their perception and claims towards Pakistan. To understand the current situation, I would like to take you a little back in the history.
Indian mindset can be divided into two main eras, pre 9/11 and post 9/11. Pre 9/11 Indian mindset showed propagation of a secular India with the theme of " Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Isai - Sab hain Bhai bhai". Though reluctantly, but the same was also somewhat reflected in their policies, be it foreign or domestic. 9/11 changed everything for times to come. Showing it's true colours, India seeing Muslims and particularly Pakistan in a vulnerable position, all of a sudden adjusted it's theme, which was now based upon, hatred towards Muslims and claiming India to be a land for Hindus. All their policies and all propaganda machinery started working on propagation of this theme. India no doubt went through a transformation with an increase in its middle class, thus coining a slogan of self proclaimed "Shining India". But what was forgotten, was that the policies which brought them to this point were those of tolerance and secularism and not of impatience, prejudice and fundamentalist Hinduism. This has left other communities in India with a feeling of being cheated, because they worked equally hard for their country to rise to a pedestal where it had reached. All of a sudden they were outcasts, they were the unwanted. They were under constant pressure to prove their loyalty towards India. This led to insecurities in minorities in India. Instead of addressing these increasing insecurities within minorities, Indian Government resorted to a policy of further scaring them, Muslims were all the time threatened to be labeled as the terrorists and being pro- Pakistan, where as other minorities would be labeled as anti-India. False flag attacks were conducted and linked to Pakistan again and again, in order to keep the local Muslim population in fear as well as isolate Pakistan in International community. Be it attack on the Indian parliament, attacks in Mumbai or recent attacks in Uri, all were linked to Pakistan nearly as soon as these took place. The desire to conduct "Surgical Strikes" was shown each and every time such false flag operations took place. It is also important to understand that "Surgical Strikes" are talked about only because India knows that after both countries became nuclear in 1998, an all out war with Pakistan would mean massive destructions with millions of lives at stake. Pakistan on the other hand has always responded that any attempted "Surgical Strike" would be considered as a first step to war. A clear message that "You might start it your way, but we will end it in our way." Indians have shown restraint and have therefore avoided it. BJP and Mr Modi (known for Muslim's massacre in Gujrat as CM) came into power riding on anti- Muslim, anti-Pakistan and pro-Hindu sentiment. Their political rivals would have questioned their claimed slogans if they would not show their constituency that they were true to their claims. At they same time they also know that they can't dare attempt a war or "Surgical Strike" on Pakistan. Finding an excuse to do so is somehow very easy these days, as they can carry out a false flag operation and blame it on Pakistan. Escalate the situation and start threatening. This is exactly what had happened in the shape of Uri attacks and we all know the rest that followed. The timing was also very important because they knew that they had been violating human rights in Kashmir and also that Pakistan was to take up the issue in the UN. So Uri was fabricated followed by the hype on the media and escalation. But as they say, always keep your words soft, you never know when you have to swallow them. Modi and India perhaps forgot that. They found themselves in a catch-22 situation, as they could neither swallow their words, nor could they go at war or to conduct "Surgical Strike" in Pakistan. But time was running out and the pressure was mounting. Such situations usually make even the smartest make the dumbest of decisions. That is exactly what Indian Government did.
Before I discuss the blunder made by the Indian Government let us define how would one define a "Surgical Strike". It would be identifying a target inside a country which is considered to be a source of threat to your country, somewhat like the attack in Abottabad conducted by the US Army to recover Osama Bin Laden. The target has to be chosen very carefully so the message is conveyed clearly and the objective is achieved. Let's see what happened a day back, Indian Army sent a raid party constituting a small group of soldiers on foot to attempt a raid across the Line of Control (which is not even an International Boundary) on Pakistan Army posts in Azad Kashmir. The raid party was intercepted and made to run back for their lives, marking the raid to be unsuccessful. Indian Army spokesperson made a fool of himself, claiming a failed raid to be a "Surgical Strike". Indian media has always been very offensive and assertive in the propagation of their Government's false claims. Pakistan Army and Government have vehemently denied any such claims and rightly so. It is imperative for Indian Government and people to get out of the fantasy world they live in and start seeing and realizing the reality. Its about time that they learn to respect Pakistan's sovereignty, stop interference in Baluchistan and learn to co-exist with all neighbors and not bully them into boycotting SAARC. Pakistan is a strong sovereign country with a very strong and proud Nation and Army and knows how to defend itself.

With thanks from a blog 'Pen's Den'
http://pensivesden.blogspot.com/2016/09/surgical-strike-or-attempted-failed-raid.html___

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2016-09-30 13:10:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

PAK ARMY CHIEF AT LAHORE BALOCHI HILLS

PAK ARMY CHIEF AT LAHORE BALOCHI HILLS___

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2016-09-30 11:05:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

TWO STOLEN VAN GOGH MASTERPIECES RECOVERED IN ITALY

Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago have been recovered by organised crime investigators in Italy, the Van Gogh Museum announced on Friday.
The 1882 "Seascape at Scheveningen" and 1884/85 "Congregation leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen" were "recovered during a massive, continuing investigation... conducted by a specialised team investigating organised crime," the museum said in a statement.
"The curator who inspected the authenticity and provenance of the works at the request of the Italian Public Prosecutions Department drew a firm conclusion: 'they are the real paintings!'," the museum added.
Despite a 14-year journey, the two paintings by Vincent van Gogh "appear to be in fairly good condition," it said.

TWO STOLEN VAN GOGH MASTERPIECES RECOVERED IN ITALY

Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago have been recovered by organised crime investigators in Italy, the Van Gogh Museum announced on Friday.
The 1882 "Seascape at Scheveningen" and 1884/85 "Congregation leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen" were "recovered during a massive, continuing investigation... conducted by a specialised team investigating organised crime," the museum said in a statement.
"The curator who inspected the authenticity and provenance of the works at the request of the Italian Public Prosecutions Department drew a firm conclusion: 'they are the real paintings!'," the museum added.
Despite a 14-year journey, the two paintings by Vincent van Gogh "appear to be in fairly good condition," it said.___

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2016-09-30 10:53:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

HUNGARY's MUSLIMS FEEL THE HATE AHEAD OF REFUGEE REFERENDUM
40,000-strong Muslim minority community in Hungary say discrimination and race hate are on the rise

Maja is no immigrant, she's a Muslim convert. But in the febrile atmosphere in Hungary ahead of Sunday's referendum on refugees, she says her religion has made her a target for abuse.
"We Hungarians are normally kind, friendly people. I don't know what is happening to us, but something is really not right now," the 33-year-old financial services employee told AFP.
"People say things all the time," the mother-of-one said in a phone interview. "Once I was knocked off a bicycle by a driver who said 'Why don't you GO back to the desert!'"
Only this week she was assaulted in broad daylight at a petrol station. She leaves her headscarf in the car when she goes to work... more »

HUNGARY's MUSLIMS FEEL THE HATE AHEAD OF REFUGEE REFERENDUM
40,000-strong Muslim minority community in Hungary say discrimination and race hate are on the rise

Maja is no immigrant, she's a Muslim convert. But in the febrile atmosphere in Hungary ahead of Sunday's referendum on refugees, she says her religion has made her a target for abuse.
"We Hungarians are normally kind, friendly people. I don't know what is happening to us, but something is really not right now," the 33-year-old financial services employee told AFP.
"People say things all the time," the mother-of-one said in a phone interview. "Once I was knocked off a bicycle by a driver who said 'Why don't you GO back to the desert!'"
Only this week she was assaulted in broad daylight at a petrol station. She leaves her headscarf in the car when she goes to work or parent-teacher meetings for the sake of her son.
Fellow convert Maria Nagy, standing at the counter of the Asian goods shop she runs with her Pakistani husband in the multi-cultural eighth district of Budapest, has had similar experiences.
"We feel the hate. On the tram, ticket controllers hassle me all the time because I wear the scarf, if I go to a restaurant people stare at me," the 30-year-old said.
Their experiences are not shared by all Muslims in Hungary, but groups representing the 40,000-strong minority community say discrimination and race hate are on the rise.

- Immigration is 'poison'
The referendum is about whether Hungary will accept one of the European Union's main responses to the continent's migrant crisis, that of sharing refugees around the bloc via mandatory quotas.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban is backing a "No" vote and is almost certain to win, inflaming tensions with his western European partners which have heavily criticised his hardline anti-migrant nationalism.
Ignoring this, his government has plastered lampposts and billboards nationwide with posters linking immigration which Orban calls "poison" - with terrorism and crime.
Zoltan Bolek, another convert and head of Hungary's oldest Muslim group, the Hungarian Islamic Community set up in 1990, said this has further soured the ugly atmosphere.
"The coded message is that migrants are Muslims are terrorists or criminals. Also state media keeps putting out stories about anything a Muslim has done or is alleged to have done somewhere," Bolek told AFP.
A letter he sent last week to Orban appealing for physical protection for mosques has gone unanswered so far.
"This is the situation where we have reached, people's souls have been poisoned," Bolek said.

- 'Like the 1930s'
Zoltan Sulok, the softly-spoken president of Organisation of Muslims in Hungary, the larger of the two main religious groups, said that many in the community are children and grandchildren of 1980s immigrants, not new arrivals.
"They speak Hungarian, supported Hungary in the European football championships, what should they think if someone now tells them 'Go Home'?" he said.
The prayer room in the Budapest Mosque a large but nondescript building devoid of nameplate or minaret so as not to attract attention - has space for 2,000 worshippers, by far the largest of the city's handful of mosques.
It gets 200-300 for Friday prayers but is full on festivals like Eid.
"Until now we lived quite peacefully, because we were not a political issue. But now we started to be," he said. He even likens the situation to the 1930s, with migrants "dehumanised" by politicians and the media.
"It's a very dangerous game that politicians are playing," he said.
Portraying himself as the defender of Christian Europe against Islamisation, Orban says the EU has no right to "redraw Europe's cultural and religious identity".
He and other leaders in eastern Europe reject what they see as a failed experiment with multiculturalism in the West, pointing to social tensions and home-grown terrorism as the results.
But support in the referendum campaign sometimes comes from unlikely quarters.
Maher Zaki is a 43-year-old trader who arrived from Syria 25 years ago "with nothing, no money, no knowledge of the language". He helped organise medical aid for Syrian migrants last year during the peak of the crisis.
"Orban's policies protect my son and my family as well as Hungary," Zaki, now fluent in Hungarian, told AFP in a Budapest cafe, referring to cases of Islamic State extremists arriving in Europe as asylum seekers.
"I don't want to walk in town centres among people who might be about to kill and bomb innocent people."
He added: "Of course there is huge propaganda against us, but if people come to live in my house, I accept them but I want to check who they are before they come through the door."___

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ℙ𝔸𝕂𝕀𝕊𝕋𝔸ℕ𝕀 ℕ𝔸𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ 𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝔸ℝ𝕄𝔼𝔻 𝔽𝕆ℝℂ𝔼𝕊 𝔽𝕌𝕃𝕃𝕐 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝔻𝕐 𝕋𝕆 𝔻𝔼𝔽𝔼ℕ𝔻 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝕄𝕆𝕋ℍ𝔼ℝ𝕃𝔸ℕ𝔻
PM NAWAZ SHARIF CHAIRS CABINET MEETING IN ISLAMABAD

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said the nation, along with the country’s brave armed forces, was fully prepared and ready to defend the motherland from any sort of aggression.

Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet the Prime Minister
said his government was committed to the welfare of the people and development of the country. The government desired to end poverty and unemployment in the country and achieve progress and prosperity, he added.

“We wish peace for these objectives, but I must make it clear that each and every person of this country was ready todefend its motherland. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with its brave armed forces. No one will be allowed to cast an evil eye against Pakistan,” the Prime... more »

ℙ𝔸𝕂𝕀𝕊𝕋𝔸ℕ𝕀 ℕ𝔸𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ 𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝔸ℝ𝕄𝔼𝔻 𝔽𝕆ℝℂ𝔼𝕊 𝔽𝕌𝕃𝕃𝕐 ℝ𝔼𝔸𝔻𝕐 𝕋𝕆 𝔻𝔼𝔽𝔼ℕ𝔻 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝕄𝕆𝕋ℍ𝔼ℝ𝕃𝔸ℕ𝔻
PM NAWAZ SHARIF CHAIRS CABINET MEETING IN ISLAMABAD

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said the nation, along with the country’s brave armed forces, was fully prepared and ready to defend the motherland from any sort of aggression.

Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet the Prime Minister
said his government was committed to the welfare of the people and development of the country. The government desired to end poverty and unemployment in the country and achieve progress and prosperity, he added.

“We wish peace for these objectives, but I must make it clear that each and every person of this country was ready to defend its motherland. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with its brave armed forces. No one will be allowed to cast an evil eye against Pakistan,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister said Kashmir was part of an unfinished
agenda of the partition of the sub-continent, that cannot be
overlooked.

“The atrocities being perpetrated by the Indian forces cannot
suppress the freedom struggle of the people of Kashmir,” the Prime Minister said.

“Indian aggression against the people of Kashmir is
unacceptable,” the Prime Minister said.

The Cabinet took up the issue of situation in Indian Occupied
Kashmir. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry briefed the Cabinet.___

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إِنَّا عَرَضْنَا الْأَمَانَةَ عَلَى السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالْجِبَالِ فَأَبَيْنَ أَن يَحْمِلْنَهَا وَأَشْفَقْنَ مِنْهَا وَحَمَلَهَا الْإِنسَانُ ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ ظَلُومًا جَهُولًا
Quran[33:72]
We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it;- He was indeed unjust and foolish;-
ہم نے اس امانت کو آسمانوں اور زمین اور پہاڑوں کے سامنے پیش کیا تو وہ اُسے اٹھانے کے لیے تیار نہ ہوئے اور اس سے ڈر گئے، مگر انسان نے اسے اٹھا لیا، بے شک وہ بڑا ظالم اور جاہل ہے
Nous avions proposé aux cieux, à laterre et aux montagnes la responsabilité (de porter les charges de faire le bien et d'éviter le mal). Ils ont refusé de la porter et en ont eu peur, alors que l'homme s'en est chargé; car il est très injuste [envers lui-même] et très ignorant.

En verdad, ofrecimos el compromi... more »

إِنَّا عَرَضْنَا الْأَمَانَةَ عَلَى السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالْجِبَالِ فَأَبَيْنَ أَن يَحْمِلْنَهَا وَأَشْفَقْنَ مِنْهَا وَحَمَلَهَا الْإِنسَانُ ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ ظَلُومًا جَهُولًا
Quran[33:72]
We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it;- He was indeed unjust and foolish;-
ہم نے اس امانت کو آسمانوں اور زمین اور پہاڑوں کے سامنے پیش کیا تو وہ اُسے اٹھانے کے لیے تیار نہ ہوئے اور اس سے ڈر گئے، مگر انسان نے اسے اٹھا لیا، بے شک وہ بڑا ظالم اور جاہل ہے
Nous avions proposé aux cieux, à la terre et aux montagnes la responsabilité (de porter les charges de faire le bien et d'éviter le mal). Ils ont refusé de la porter et en ont eu peur, alors que l'homme s'en est chargé; car il est très injuste [envers lui-même] et très ignorant.

En verdad, ofrecimos el compromiso [de la razón y la volición] a los cielos, a la tierra y a las montañas: pero rehusaron cargar con él por temor. No obstante, el hombre lo aceptó --pues, en verdad, ha sido siempre propenso a ser sumamente malvado, sumamente necio.___

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"‏ إِنَّ فِي الْجُمُعَةِ لَسَاعَةً لاَ يُوَافِقُهَا مُسْلِمٌ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ خَيْرًا إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ إِيَّاهُ."
There is a time on Friday at which no Muslim would stand and pray and beg Allah for what Is good but He would give it to him.
Muhammad PBUH

حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَيُّوبُ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الْقَاسِمِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِنَّ فِي الْجُمُعَةِ لَسَاعَةً لاَ يُوَافِقُهَا مُسْلِمٌ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّييَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ خَيْرًا إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ إِيَّاهُ." وَقَالَ بِيَدِهِ يُقَلِّلُهَا يُزَهِّدُهَا.
Abu Huraira reported Abu'l-Qasim (the kunya of the Holy Prophet) (ﷺ) as saying:
There is a time on Friday at which no Muslim would stand and pray and beg Allah for what Is good but He would give it to him; and he pointed with h... more »

"‏ إِنَّ فِي الْجُمُعَةِ لَسَاعَةً لاَ يُوَافِقُهَا مُسْلِمٌ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ خَيْرًا إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ إِيَّاهُ."
There is a time on Friday at which no Muslim would stand and pray and beg Allah for what Is good but He would give it to him.
Muhammad PBUH

حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَيُّوبُ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ أَبُو الْقَاسِمِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِنَّ فِي الْجُمُعَةِ لَسَاعَةً لاَ يُوَافِقُهَا مُسْلِمٌ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ خَيْرًا إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ إِيَّاهُ." وَقَالَ بِيَدِهِ يُقَلِّلُهَا يُزَهِّدُهَا.
Abu Huraira reported Abu'l-Qasim (the kunya of the Holy Prophet) (ﷺ) as saying:
There is a time on Friday at which no Muslim would stand and pray and beg Allah for what Is good but He would give it to him; and he pointed with his hand that (this time) is short and narrow.
Muslim___

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جمعه مبارک - BLESSED FRIDAY

"‏إن من أفضل أيامكم يوم الجمعة، فأكثروا على من الصلاة فيه، فإن صلاتكم معروضة علي‏"
"Among the best of your days is Friday; so supplicate Allah more often for me in it , for your supplications will be displayed to me."
Muhammad PBUH

وعن أوس بن أوس، رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏"‏إن من أفضل أيامكم يوم الجمعة، فأكثروا على من الصلاة فيه، فإن صلاتكم معروضة علي‏"‏ فقالوا‏:‏ يا رسول الله، كيف تعرض صلاتنا عليك وقد أرمت‏؟‏ قال‏:‏ يقول‏:‏ بلىت، قال‏:‏ ‏"‏إن الله عز وجل حرم على الأرضأجساد الأنبياء‏"‏ رواه أبو داود بإسناد صحيح‏.‏
Aus bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah said, "Among the best of your days is Friday; so supplicate Allah more often for me in it , for your supplications will be displayed to me." He was asked: "... more »

جمعه مبارک - BLESSED FRIDAY

"‏إن من أفضل أيامكم يوم الجمعة، فأكثروا على من الصلاة فيه، فإن صلاتكم معروضة علي‏"
"Among the best of your days is Friday; so supplicate Allah more often for me in it , for your supplications will be displayed to me."
Muhammad PBUH

وعن أوس بن أوس، رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏"‏إن من أفضل أيامكم يوم الجمعة، فأكثروا على من الصلاة فيه، فإن صلاتكم معروضة علي‏"‏ فقالوا‏:‏ يا رسول الله، كيف تعرض صلاتنا عليك وقد أرمت‏؟‏ قال‏:‏ يقول‏:‏ بلىت، قال‏:‏ ‏"‏إن الله عز وجل حرم على الأرض أجساد الأنبياء‏"‏ رواه أبو داود بإسناد صحيح‏.‏
Aus bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah said, "Among the best of your days is Friday; so supplicate Allah more often for me in it , for your supplications will be displayed to me." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah! How will our blessings be displayed to you when your decayed body will have mixed with the earth?" He replied, "Allah has prohibited the earth from consuming the bodies of the Prophets."
[Abu Dawud].___

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Indian Soldiers Captured By Pak Army at LOC

Indian Soldiers Captured By Pak Army at LOC___

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High fashion: model Amber Martinez poses on a catwalk on the rooftop of One Canada Square, 800 feet (244m) above the ground, for UK's highest fashion show to mark the launch of the Autumn Fashion Event in Canary Wharf, London

High fashion: model Amber Martinez poses on a catwalk on the rooftop of One Canada Square, 800 feet (244m) above the ground, for UK's highest fashion show to mark the launch of the Autumn Fashion Event in Canary Wharf, London___

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The new Fourth Plinth sculpture, "Really Good" by British artist David Shrigley, is pictured in Trafalgar Square in central London. Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. "Really Good" is a seven-meter-high hand with a disproportionately long thumb giving a thumbs up.

The new Fourth Plinth sculpture, "Really Good" by British artist David Shrigley, is pictured in Trafalgar Square in central London. Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. "Really Good" is a seven-meter-high hand with a disproportionately long thumb giving a thumbs up.___

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A man holds a fishing rod as floating trash hits the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.

A man holds a fishing rod as floating trash hits the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.___

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A boy runs past figures symbolizing countries participating in Expo 2017 at downtown of Astana, Kazakhstan. Astana will host the exhibition next year .

A boy runs past figures symbolizing countries participating in Expo 2017 at downtown of Astana, Kazakhstan. Astana will host the exhibition next year .___

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Protesters hold candles at a vigil during a protest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday by officers in El Cajon, California.
REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker

Protesters hold candles at a vigil during a protest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday by officers in El Cajon, California.
REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker___

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Amir Rahim leads protesters gathered at the El Cajon Police Department headquarters in chants to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man Tuesday by officers in El Cajon, California, U.S. September 28, 2016.
REUTERS/Earnie Grafton

Amir Rahim leads protesters gathered at the El Cajon Police Department headquarters in chants to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man Tuesday by officers in El Cajon, California, U.S. September 28, 2016.
REUTERS/Earnie Grafton___

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A visitor views the work of artists Gonzalo Duran and Cheri Pann at their Mosaic Tile House in Venice, California U.S., August 26, 2016.
REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A visitor views the work of artists Gonzalo Duran and Cheri Pann at their Mosaic Tile House in Venice, California U.S., August 26, 2016.
REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni___

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A derailed New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey.
REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A derailed New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey.
REUTERS/Carlo Allegri___

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About 23 giant pandas born in 2016 are seen on a display at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, September 29, 2016.
China Daily/via REUTERS

About 23 giant pandas born in 2016 are seen on a display at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, September 29, 2016.
China Daily/via REUTERS___

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FRIENDSHIP 2016 - Дружба 2016
PAK-RUSSIA ARMY JOINT EXERCISE

https://www.facebook.com/hameedurrehmanansari/videos/1481808301853461/

FRIENDSHIP 2016 - Дружба 2016
PAK-RUSSIA ARMY JOINT EXERCISE

https://www.facebook.com/hameedurrehmanansari/videos/1481808301853461/___

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INDIAN CONFUSION OVER IDENTITY OF ITS SOLDIER CAPTURED BY PAKISTAN

- Claims surgical strike in Pakistan denied by Pakistan.
- Northern Command says the Indian soldier captured by Pakistan is a deserter, with no connection with Indian Army.
- Then Army spokesman owns the soldier, claiming he inadvertantly crossed LoC.

INDIAN CONFUSION OVER IDENTITY OF ITS SOLDIER CAPTURED BY PAKISTAN

- Claims surgical strike in Pakistan denied by Pakistan.
- Northern Command says the Indian soldier captured by Pakistan is a deserter, with no connection with Indian Army.
- Then Army spokesman owns the soldier, claiming he inadvertantly crossed LoC.___

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Is Facebook siding with the Indian Government ?

Is Facebook siding with the Indian Government ?___

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Kashmiri protesters hold Pakistani flag, chanting Pakistani slogans after funeral prayers in absentia for Pakistani soldiers Sept. 29, 2016

Kashmiri protesters hold Pakistani flag, chanting Pakistani slogans after funeral prayers in absentia for Pakistani soldiers Sept. 29, 2016___

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Kashmiri Muslims hold funeral prayers in absentia at historic Jamia masjid today for martyred Pakistani soldiers.

Kashmiri Muslims hold funeral prayers in absentia at historic Jamia masjid today for martyred Pakistani soldiers.___

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NATION SALUTES BRAVE SOLDIERS OF PAK ARMY WHO WERE MARTYRED BY UNPROVOKED FIRING AT LINE OF CONTROL IN CLEAR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL PROTOCOLS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Havildar Jumma Khan who embraced shahadat at LoC hails from Astore. He was married , has one son and 2 daughters.

2. Naik Imtiaz who embraced Shahadat at LoC today hails from Faisalabad. He was married, has 3 daughters.

NATION SALUTES BRAVE SOLDIERS OF PAK ARMY WHO WERE MARTYRED BY UNPROVOKED FIRING AT LINE OF CONTROL IN CLEAR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL PROTOCOLS AND AGREEMENTS

1. Havildar Jumma Khan who embraced shahadat at LoC hails from Astore. He was married , has one son and 2 daughters.

2. Naik Imtiaz who embraced Shahadat at LoC today hails from Faisalabad. He was married, has 3 daughters.___

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WORLD HEART DAY - 29 SEPTEMBER

- 17.5 million people die each year from CVDs, an estimated 31% of all deaths worldwide.

- >75% of CVD deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

- 80% of all CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes.

KEY FACTS
-- CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause.

-- An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke .

-- Over three quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries.

-- Out of the 16 million deaths under the age of 70 due to noncommunicable diseases, 82% are in low and middle income countries and 37% are caused by CVDs.... more »

WORLD HEART DAY - 29 SEPTEMBER

- 17.5 million people die each year from CVDs, an estimated 31% of all deaths worldwide.

- >75% of CVD deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

- 80% of all CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes.

KEY FACTS
-- CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause.

-- An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke .

-- Over three quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries.

-- Out of the 16 million deaths under the age of 70 due to noncommunicable diseases, 82% are in low and middle income countries and 37% are caused by CVDs.

-- Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies.

-- People with cardiovascular disease or who are at high cardiovascular risk (due to the presence of one or more risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or already established disease) need early detection and management using counselling and medicines, as appropriate.___

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PAKISTAN CONDEMNS LoC VIOLATIONS BY INDIA - REJECTS INDIAN CLAIM OF SURGICAL STRIKES

- 83 days of curfew in Indian Occupied Kashmir - Over 110 Kashmiris martyred - Over 800 youth with eye injuries (over 400 blinded) - Over 1200 with other injuries

- India attempts to divert attention from grave situation in Occupied Kashmir

Statement by MOFA Pakistan:
Pakistan strongly condemns unprovoked ceasefire violations at LoC by Indian forces, which is a continuation of a pattern of cease fire violations committed by the Indian forces. The valiant Armed Forces of Pakistan have given and will continue to give a befitting response to any aggression.
Pakistan also rejects the baseless Indian claim that it has "carried out surgical strikes into Pakistan". The Indian side has chosen to share this falsified claim with the Indian media.
Such falsified, concocted... more »

PAKISTAN CONDEMNS LoC VIOLATIONS BY INDIA - REJECTS INDIAN CLAIM OF SURGICAL STRIKES

- 83 days of curfew in Indian Occupied Kashmir - Over 110 Kashmiris martyred - Over 800 youth with eye injuries (over 400 blinded) - Over 1200 with other injuries

- India attempts to divert attention from grave situation in Occupied Kashmir

Statement by MOFA Pakistan:
Pakistan strongly condemns unprovoked ceasefire violations at LoC by Indian forces, which is a continuation of a pattern of cease fire violations committed by the Indian forces. The valiant Armed Forces of Pakistan have given and will continue to give a befitting response to any aggression.
Pakistan also rejects the baseless Indian claim that it has "carried out surgical strikes into Pakistan". The Indian side has chosen to share this falsified claim with the Indian media.
Such falsified, concocted and irresponsible statements can only escalate the already fragile security situation in the region, especially in the wake of the Indian brutalities and war crimes in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
India has deliberately escalated tension at the LoC in order to divert attention from the continued deteriorating situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and horrendous Indian brutalities there. It is trying to make fool of its own people and the international community.
We can assure India that any such aggression will not go unanswered or unpunished. Pakistan is ready to defend its people and territory from any Indian aggression or Indian State sponsored terrorism on Pakistani soil.


Record of the Press Briefing by Spokesperson MOFA Pakistan on 29 September 2016:

Opening Remarks
Bismillah IrRehman NirRahim Assalaam Alaikum Friends!
It has been 83 days now and with each passing day Indian atrocities on defenceless Kashmiris are adding to the list of martyrs (over 110), victims with eye injuries (over 800) and other injuries (around 12,000). India has unleashed state terrorism, committing crimes against humanity with impunity, which the international community is watching. Hurriyat leaders remain in detention, and forced disappearances continuing.
Indian hatred against innocent Kashmiris and inability of more than 700,000 fully equipped Indian Occupation Forces to control Kashmiri youth, who are peacefully demanding their right to self-determination, has frustrated them so much that the Kashmiri students studying at Ganga Institute of Management and Technology Haryana are being persecuted by their counterparts and security guards in the campus at the behest of the Indian state. One student was so seriously injured that he is on the verge of incapacitation.
Pakistan remains committed to extending complete diplomatic, political and moral support to the Kashmiris' movement for self-determination.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's participation in the 71st UNGA Session was very productive. Not only did he effectively highlight and apprised the world community on the ongoing human rights violations in IoK by the Indian security forces, but he also met many world leaders on the sidelines to sensitize them on the Kashmiris' plight, and gathered political commitments from various world leaders on Kashmir issue.
Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, also met various dignitaries and effectively raised the case of Kashmiris.
We welcome the first bilateral joint military exercises between Pakistan army and Russian Federation Ground Forces, currently being held in Pakistan from 24 September to 10 October 2016, which has been nick-named "Friendship 2016".
The arrival of four Iranian Naval Ships at the port of Karachi for a three-day visit is also warmly welcome. The Iranian Naval Officers will have professional interaction with their Pakistani counterparts.
Now the Floor is open for Questions :

Question
We have seen that India had been trying to sabotage peace efforts in the region and Pakistan's offer for peace talks had been rejected time and again by India. How does Pakistan view India's hegemony in the region and pressurizing other regional countries for not taking part in the 19th SAARC Summit? (Fakhar-u-Rehman - Such TV)
Supplementary Question
India has refused to take part in the SAARC Conference which is a process for regional cooperation framework. What options Pakistan has left to take before the world to expose India? (Shahid Maitla - ARY News)
Answer
We have learnt about the India's unfortunate decision of not attending the Summit. India has a track record of impeding the SAARC process.
Indian intentions of creating hurdles is visible from the actions and statements at the political level during the last two months, coupled with coordinated media efforts.
India is desperate to divert the international community's attention from the atrocities and blatant human rights violations being committed by the Indian Occupation Forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir on defenseless Kashmiri Muslims. During the last eighty three days Indian Occupation Forces have martyred more than 100 innocent Kashmiris, including children, women and young men, caused injuries to the eyes of over 800 through use of Pellet guns, blinding many hundreds, either completely or partially, and injured more than 12000 people.
The Indian atrocities have attracted the world attention, which is manifested in the strong condemnations and calls by the international political and human rights organizations as also members of civil society from across the world for sending fact finding missions to the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
It may be pertinent to mention that the major thrust of SAARC activities is to uplift the socio-economic conditions of the people of South Asia, which has the highest concentration of the world's poor. India's negative attitude has had a direct bearing on the welfare and betterment in this region, which is highly regrettable.

Question
I have two questions. First, at the NAM Summit, Colombia wanted to move a resolution condemning North Korea but India blocked this move. This has exposed the infamous India-North Korea nuclear nexus. Your comments please.
Secondly, a short while ago the Indian DGMO in a statement said that India has conducted surgical strikes last night across the LoC. The statement further says that they have spoken to Pakistan about it. Do you think that these surgical strikes are declaration of war from Indian side? Does Pakistan perceive it as an act of war by India? (Shaukat Paracha - Aaj TV)
Answer
With regard to your first question, we have seen these reports. We have also taken note of the report by the UN Security Council Committee, which oversees the implementation of sanctions on DPRK, regarding training of DPRK personnel in India. It is for India to explain the reason for its position during the NAM Summit in Venezuela. If you have excess, you may approach Indian concerned quarters directly for a reply.
On your second question, I am aware that there have been unprovoked violations on the LoC by the Indian security forces. Once we have more information on the issue, we will share it with you.
I have seen media reports, and noted two things, (a) that DG ISPR has given a statement on India's violation of LoC, and mentioned Shahadat of two army personnel; (b) that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned unprovoked breach of the agreement on LoC by the Indian forces.

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According to media reports, India has befooled the entire world by declaring an accident blast in oil depot in Army Brigade Headquarters at the town of Uri near the LoC as terrorist attack. Disappointingly, massacre of Kashmiris has not been condemned by the so-called proponents of human rights while killing of the killers has made them express sorrow. Your comments. (Khawaja Nayaar Iqbal - Kashmir Post)
Answer
We cannot comment prior to independent investigation report of the Uri attack. If you recall, there was call for an independent inquiry into the Uri attack. I would ask you to see this reported incident in the context of two important backgrounds: (i) ongoing atrocities by Indian security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir and India's desperate attempt to divert world's attention from the region; and (ii) India has demonstrated capability of staging terrorists attack on its soil and blaming it on others. We have seen time and again that India would blame another country for terrorist activity and somewhere down the line it would turn out to be the handiwork of its own security agencies. A glaring example of this is the Samjhauta Express terrorist attack in Feb 2007, the responsibility of which was later on admitted by leaders of India's own terrorist and extremist organizations namely; RSS and Abhinav Bharat. RSS Leader Swami Aseemanand's public confession in December 2010 exposed India. There are many more such incidents that Indian elements belonging to the two terrorist outfits mentioned in collaboration with Indian establishment and agencies carried out and blamed on others.

Question
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that India has successfully isolated Pakistan and will intensify that effort so that it is completely isolated globally . Your comments. (Tariq Sial - Daily Times)
Answer
Pakistan cannot be isolated by mere statements of the Indian Prime Minister. Pakistan enjoys friendly and close relations with the comity of nations and Prime Minister of Pakistan's engagements on the sidelines of the 71st UNGA session in New York, China's massive investments, joint exercises with Russia, visit of Iranian Naval ships, signing of mega project agreements with Central Asian States, Russia, China and International Financial Institutions make Indian claim a laughing stock.

Question
India has done it in the past and wants to do it again in terms of choking Pakistan�s water resources. Adviser Sartaj Aziz has stated that this is an act of aggression by India. How does Pakistan see this, as India has employed a systematic strategy to isolate Pakistan? (Essa Naqvi - Dunya TV)
Supplementary Question
Do you believe that India can build its dams in the next few months to restrict or affect water flow into Pakistan and violate the Indus Water Treaty?
Secondly, Kashmir has run out of food and medical facilities to cater to the injured Kashmiri civilians. Does Pakistan want to highlight this particular aspect of human rights violations in Kashmir to the world community? (Anwar Abbas - Waqat News)
Answer
As for your question on Indus Water Treaty, we have seen the media reports but have not received any formal communication on the matter.
The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) is not time barred and was never intended to be time or event specific. It is binding on both India and Pakistan and has no exit provision.
According the sub-provisions (3) and (4) of the Article XII of the IWT, the Treaty cannot be altered or revoked unilaterally.
There is an Arbitration mechanism provided in IWT to resolve the disputes related to the implementation of the Treaty. This mechanism has been utilized by Indian and Pakistan to resolve many Indus water related disputes amicably. India cannot unilaterally revoke IWT as it would undermine India's international standing.
Pakistan is closely monitoring the situation and would respond accordingly.
As to your second question, given the grave situation with constant curfew, media blackout, Kashmiris have run out of food and medical facilities. Kashmiris are being injured and killed constantly. On top of that while more than 700,000 Indian security forces have already been deployed in the region, Indian authorities are sending more troops every day.
Pakistan will continue to raise the issue of Indian brutalities in IoK at the UN, OIC and all other international forums as also with the HR Organizations across the world. A series of activities organized by the Kashmiri Diaspora and Self-Determination Movement Organizations across Europe, Nordic region and North America with the support of local Parliamentarians, Pakistani Diaspora and Civil Society Members. PM�s Special Envoys are undertaking visits to various Capitals and sensitizing the elected representatives there as well as members of the civil society and our Diaspora. International Community is constantly apprised and pursued to play its role to immediately end the bloodshed in the IoK. India has unleashed a reign of terror in IoK. We are sure that the international community cannot ignore such a genocide of Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces and fulfill its responsibly to ensure the realization of the right to self determination of the Kashmiri people, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions. Pakistan remains committed to the Kashmiri people's cause.

Question
There have been reports about surgical strikes in LoC. Could you give us a more specific description of the level of escalation in the area? Do you expect more clashes, or military buildup leading on to further escalation of the situation?
Has the SAARC Summit been cancelled or postponed?
On the recent clashes in LoC, do you see any chance of diplomatic solution to this problem?
To the question of Indus Water Treaty, you have said that Pakistan is closely monitoring the situation and that India cannot unilaterally revoke the treaty? How realistic is the Indian threat to restrict Pakistan's water, or is it just mere speculations on the part of India? (Shaima Khalil - BBC)
Answer
I would respond to your last question first. I have just replied to the questions on Indus Water Treaty, which has been very clear and self explanatory.
As far as diplomatic efforts are concerned Pakistan has always called for dialogue, particularly with regard to the issue of Kashmir, for achieving lasting peace and stability in the region. During the recent atrocities in IoK, Pakistan has sent two letters to Indian Government for an exclusive dialogue on Kashmir with the view to resolve the longstanding issue. India has not been forthcoming in accepting Pakistan's offers for dialogue. India's conditional approach to dialogue is unacceptable.
Before the current phase, and you will agree with me, there have been many occasions in the past where both India and Pakistan came very close to having exchange of visits to decide on dialogue process but India would back-track at the last minute from these commitments on the pretext of one excuse or the other.
Regarding your question on SAARC Summit, India has a track record of impeding the SAARC process. Whenever Summit has been postponed, each time any of the participating member states declines to participate in the SAARC Summit, it is postponed after a due process. In the history of SAARC Summits most of the postponements have been caused by India's negative attitude towards the SAARC process. Since the past two months, India had made it very clear through its state-administered media that it would back out from the Summit.
As to your first question regarding LoC, ceasefire violation by India without provocation did take place. India has admitted it. Once we have more details about it, we will definitely share with you.

Question
India claims that it had shared evidence on Uri attack with Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi yesterday. There are also reports that the High Commissioner responded in no time declaring that the evidence was false. Was this evidence shared in Islamabad at the highest level? Your comments please. (Mateen Haider � Dawn News)
Answer
Here, I want to draw a distinction between evidence and information. What they have shared with us is just a piece of paper. In the previous incidents too, there has been exchange of papers. We are waiting for details to come. Once received, we will look into the details and will share them accordingly.

Question
India's External Affairs Minister claimed Kashmir is an integral part of India, while speaking at the UNGA Session. She denied human rights violations in IoK as baseless. Your comments. (Amjad Ali � PTV)
Answer
The statement by the Indian External Affairs Minister referring to Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir as an integral part of India is the denial of the UN Security Council resolutions calling for free, fair and impartial plebiscite to ascertain the wishes of the people of the Jammu and Kashmir. It was an arrogant, irresponsible and highly regrettable act to discredit the sanctity of the UN Security Council Resolutions at the very UN Forum. The UN members should take note of it and should admonish India.
The Indian government cannot absolve itself from the killings of more than 110,000 innocent Kashmiri people since its occupation of IoK. Discovery of Mass Graves of thousands of indigenous Kashmiris, whom India killed by falsely labeling them as infiltrators, calls for initiation of case against India for committing crimes against humanity.
We condemn the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by the Indian Occupation forces in the IoK. Pakistan�s call for a free and impartial investigation through the Fact Finding Mission of the United Nations to ensure the accountability for brutalities in IoK has been joined by the calls by the UN Human Rights Commissioner, OIC, Members of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir and civil society from across the world.

Question
My question is about the growing nexus between India and Baloch separatist leaders. In an interview, Baloch separatist leader Dr. Allah Nazar asked New Delhi and the whole world to support them with cash and arms against Pakistan. He also said that they will continue sabotaging CPEC projects. What�s your stance on this?
Secondly, there are reports that there has been an exchange of fire along Pak-Afghan border. Has Pakistan contacted Kabul in this regard? (Muddassar Hussain � Khyber TV)
Answer
As regard Pak-Afghan border, we have a mechanism in place and whenever anything of this sort happens, we discuss such incidents under that arrangement.
You also mentioned about India's nexus with 2-3 Baloch men. We have raised this issue many times on various occasions and have also submitted dossiers to the UNSG last year which containing evidence of Indian involvement in terrorism inside Pakistan, particularly the Indian involvement in stirring up the situation in Balochistan. I think now everything is crystal-clear after the arrest of Kulbushan Yadav, Indian intelligence agency, RAW�s officer, and his public confession, Indian Prime Minister�s Independence-Day statement, and the statements by 1-2 odd Baloch elements, who are enjoying perks and living abroad. They are paid for vilifying Pakistan, and they even applied for India�s nationality. What else do you need to establish a clear connection between India and those elements which are disturbing peace in Pakistan and carrying out terrorist activities? To me it�s very clear and it should also be very clear to you as well.

Question
We say that there was a violation of LoC last night and India says that they have carried out surgical strikes. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has termed it a blatant violation of peace on LoC. What really happened there? What was the real incident, can you please describe it?
Supplementary Question
My question is about our efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue with special reference to PM�s Special Envoys, like writing letters to the world leaders. During the UN session, did we receive any response from the leaders and delegations of those countries?

Secondly, as regard the SAARC Summit when India declined to attend it, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan also followed suit and declined to attend the Summit. I want to ask that what was the status of these countries� participation before the Indian refusal, whether they had agreed to participate or not? (Majid Jarral � News One)
Answer
With regard to your question about SAARC, all member countries had actually agreed to participate. It is only once the countries principally agree on the venue and dates that the final dates of the Summit are fixed. So in this case, all member states agreed to hold this year�s Summit in Pakistan.
Pertaining to the efforts of our Envoys on Kashmir, I have earlier mentioned about it in a very detailed manner that the process of sending the Envoys has started. Before the Envoy reaches the capital, his meetings have to be arranged with the parliamentarians, at other political levels and their interactions with the civil society. When the UNGA happened, the process had just started. Only one Envoy, MNA Mr. Awais Leghari was on visit to the specified country at that time. It is a continuous process. You can�t expect solution or result overnight. These efforts are ongoing, and Kashmiris are paying the price for their demand of self-determination with their lives and blood. But one thing is constant, and that is our commitment to the cause of Kashmir, and raising the issue of Kashmiris� sufferings at the hands of Indian security forces at all forums.

Question
Since India has tried to sabotage SAARC process, has Pakistan any intention to hold any other conference with other countries of the region like Iran or China? (Asghar Ali Mubarak � Daily Mail Islamabad)
Answer
I have said this thing many times that Pakistan believes in regional peace and stability. Pakistan pursues the policy of peace with its neighbors. We do not believe in spending our resources and energy on the activities which are detrimental to the peace and development of the region unlike one country. Pakistan considers it has a very unique role to play in the connectivity of the entire region including South Asia, Central Asia and West Asia. Pakistan would like to exploit this potential of regional connectivity more than using our energies towards undertaking activities just to teach lesson to one country. This is unlike that country, which is constantly engaged in vilification campaigns against Pakistan, and remains involved in undertaking all measures to sabotage peace-building efforts in the region.
Notwithstanding this, we already have a number of cooperative mechanisms in place. Just to refer a few, we are part of CAREC, ECO, SCO, ACD, etc. We will definitely undertake all such measures which will help in promoting development and cooperation in this region.

Question
My question pertains to the upcoming Afghanistan Conference in Brussels. There were earlier reports that Adviser Sartaj Aziz would represent Pakistan in the Conference. Would Adviser Aziz talk about the revival of QCG process in the meeting? Is there any plan for a bilateral meeting with Afghan leadership on the sidelines? (Naveed Akbar � Dunya Newspaper)
Supplementary Question
Afghanistan has been growing its bilateral ties with India at the cost of those with Pakistan. How do you see this, especially when Pakistan is hosting around three million Afghan refugees in his country? (Essa Naqvi � Daily Dunya)
Answer
With regard to Afghanistan Conference in Brussels, I do not have any details about who will represent Pakistan. If we have an invitation, we may attend the conference.
On QCG, we must understand that it is a process for facilitating peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan through negotiations. It is essentially an intra-Afghan issue. Pakistan is committed to lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan through peaceful dialogue, and has been part of various initiatives to fulfill this objective. QCG members Pakistan, US, China and Afghanistan have stated their interest in QCG process for peace in Afghanistan.
At this time I cannot say whether there will be a bilateral meeting with Afghanistan leadership, but such occasions are generally used to hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines.
To your supplementary question on Afghanistan, we do't comment on relations between the two sovereign states. However, our only concern is that no country should allow its territory to be used against Pakistan in any way. Yes, the three million Afghan refugees in Pakistan are reflective of our commitment to the Afghan people to help them and to see that they return with peace, dignity and honour. What you are talking about are sporadic statements from certain elements among Afghan political leadership. These statements do not in any way reflect the sentiments of Afghan people towards Pakistan and such statements serve those who do not want to see peace in Afghanistan.___

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NO INDIAN PLANE DARED TO COME NEAR THE PAKISTANI BORDER - PAF
Pakistan Air Force categorically rejected Indian claim of surgical strikes in Pakistan

NO INDIAN PLANE DARED TO COME NEAR THE PAKISTANI BORDER - PAF
Pakistan Air Force categorically rejected Indian claim of surgical strikes in Pakistan___

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2016-09-29 15:33:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

CHINA FOLLOWING THE KASHMIR SITUATION AND TAKES SERIOUSLY PAKISTAN's POSITION ON KASHMIR

- Special envoys of Pakistan briefed Chinese Vice Foreign Minister.
- China in touch w with both India and Pakistan through various channels.
- India and Pakistan to carry out dialogue to resolve disputes.
- China commends what Pakistan has done to secure the corridor (CPEC) and Chinese enterprises and citizens.

Here is the transcript of Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on September 29, 2016:

Q: Yesterday, Daniel Russel, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China's purchases of coal from the DPRK and other economic activities create a lifeline that reduces the impact of global sanctions. What is your comment?
A: China is opposed to the... more »

CHINA FOLLOWING THE KASHMIR SITUATION AND TAKES SERIOUSLY PAKISTAN's POSITION ON KASHMIR

- Special envoys of Pakistan briefed Chinese Vice Foreign Minister.
- China in touch w with both India and Pakistan through various channels.
- India and Pakistan to carry out dialogue to resolve disputes.
- China commends what Pakistan has done to secure the corridor (CPEC) and Chinese enterprises and citizens.

Here is the transcript of Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on September 29, 2016:

Q: Yesterday, Daniel Russel, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China's purchases of coal from the DPRK and other economic activities create a lifeline that reduces the impact of global sanctions. What is your comment?
A: China is opposed to the DPRK developing nuclear weapons and committed to advancing Korean denuclearization. This position is consistent and clear. As a responsible country, China has been faithfully implementing DPRK-related resolutions of the UN Security Council in their entirety. Trade in coal and other minerals between China and the DPRK conforms to the provisions of relevant UN resolutions and Chinese laws and regulations.
It is not China that caused the Korean nuclear issue and holds the key to its settlement. What lies behind this issue is the DPRK and the US being at odds. The US should shoulder its due responsibilities, and play a constructive role in this regard. China, as it always does, will continue to make its own efforts towards resolving the Korean nuclear issue. We once again urge relevant parties to adopt a long-term perspective and work earnestly for the advancement of denuclearization and the realization of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Q: The IMF is going to release its World Economic Outlook next week. IMF Chief Christine Lagarde said on September 28 that China and India would continue to do relatively better, growing at around 6 percent and more than 7 percent, respectively. Brazil and Russia will begin to show signs of recovery. What does that mean for the BRICS Summit to be held next month in Goa, India?
A: The BRICS countries are important engines driving the world economic growth, a fact reinforced by the IMF's predictions. When the world economic recovery is feeble and unbalanced, the BRICS countries still boast great potential and a bright prospect for growth. There is so much to be expected. Their contributions to the world economy are indispensable.
When leaders of the BRICS countries meet for the 8th Summit in Goa, India in October, we hope that we can uphold the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness, cooperation and win-win results, strengthen partnership, deepen practical cooperation, and make joint efforts to promote a strong, sustained and balanced economic growth and improve global governance.

Q: First, the US said that it will continue its investigations into Chinese companies suspected of violating trade sanctions on the DPRK. What is your comment? Second, what is your take on the security state of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
A: On your first question, first, China has been meticulously implementing DPRK-related resolutions of the UN Security Council in their entirety and fulfilling our international obligations with regard to non-proliferation. Efforts we have made are open for all to see.
Second, any misconduct by enterprises or individuals, once confirmed, will be punished in accordance with laws and regulations.
Third, we stand ready to have equal-footed cooperation with relevant countries on the basis of mutual respect, but we are opposed to other country exercisinging "long-arm jurisdiction" by enforcing its domestic laws on Chinese enterprises and individuals.
On your second question, the CPEC, as the consensus reached between the two governments, is of great importance to enhancing practical cooperation in trade, improving people's livelihood and promoting regional connectivity. It enjoys extensive support from both China and Pakistan.
China sets great store by the security of the corridor, and commends what Pakistan has done to secure the corridor and Chinese enterprises and citizens there. We believe that Pakistan will heighten precautions against security risks and continue to protect Chinese people working and projects undergoing in Pakistan.

Q: You just said that China will punish Chinese enterprises violating relevant UN Security Council resolutions and cooperate with relevant countries. Considering that the US accused some Chinese companies of violating relevant resolutions, is China willing to cooperate with the US or help the US investigate relevant companies?
A: As I just said, we stand ready to conduct equal-footed cooperation with relevant countries on the basis of mutual respect.

Q: Wang Jianlin said recently that China's property market is in the biggest bubble in history. Home prices in first- and second-tier cities are up more than 20% from last year. Do you think the housing prices in China are in a bubble? What are policymakers doing to keep prices from getting too high?
A: For this question, I would refer you to other departments in charge of this affair.

Q: It seems that Philippine President Duterte has come under fire from the US, the EU and some human rights groups for his harsh crackdown on drug crimes. Yesterday, President Duterte said that he has become the favorite whipping boy of the human rights groups all over the world. What is your comment?
A: Drugs are the common enemy faced by all mankind. Fighting drug crimes is a shared responsibility of all countries around the world. The Chinese government is resolute in cracking down on drug crimes. With clearly-defined policies and notable achievements, China is a staunch force in the international endeavor against drug crimes.
For a long time, the Chinese government has been playing a positive role in the international anti-drug campaign. Under the leadership of President Duterte, the new Philippine government enacted policies that prioritize combating drug-related crimes. China understands and supports that. We stand ready to have anti-drug cooperation with the Philippines and formulate a common action plan for it.

Q: First, two days ago, China and India held the first security dialogue on counter-terrorism. Media reports mentioned that the two countries are taking measures to strengthen cooperation in jointly dealing with security threats. What are the plans? Their discussions also covered international and regional situation. Did the India-Pakistan tension come up in the talks? Second, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit is being canceled because India, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh announced their boycott for the summit in light of the regional situation. What is your comment?
A: On your first question, during the China-India Counter-Terrorism Security Dialogue held on September 27, the two sides exchanged views on how to enhance counter-terrorism security cooperation and jointly meet security threats. Important consensus was reached. With regard to India-Pakistan tension, China is in touch with both India and Pakistan through various channels. We hope that they can carry out dialogues to properly resolve disputes and maintain regional peace and security. We have released information of this security dialogue.
On your second question, SAARC is an important mechanism for promoting cooperation and development of South Asia. China, as an observer state of SAARC, has been a long-term supporter of the SAARC cooperation process. We hope that SAARC will continue to move ahead and play a constructive role for regional peace, stability, prosperity and development.

Q: You said that China is in touch with both India and Pakistan through various channels. Did China prevail on the two sides to ramp down tension? Special envoys of Pakistan on the Kashmir issue yesterday visited China and met with senior officials of the Foreign Ministry. What messages has China conveyed to the Pakistani side on alleviating India-Pakistan tension?
A: On your first question, China is a friendly neighbor to India and Pakistan. China always hopes that India and Pakistan can properly resolve relevant disputes through dialogue and consultation, improve bilateral relations, strengthen all-round cooperation and jointly promote regional peace, stability, and development.
On your second question, on September 28, Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin met with Bakhtyar and Laleka, special envoys of Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. Vice Minister Liu Zhenmin listened to Pakistani envoys' briefings on the situation in Kashmir and Pakistan's standpoint, and emphasized that China has been following the Kashmir situation and takes seriously Pakistan's position on Kashmir. China believes that the Kashmir issue is a left-over from history which shall be resolved by relevant parties through dialogue and consultation. China hopes that Pakistan and India will strengthen channels for dialogue, properly handle their differences, improve bilateral relations and together protect the regional peace and stability.___

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2016-09-29 14:48:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER SUMMONED BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PAKISTAN
STRONG PROTEST LODGED ON CROSS LoC FIRING BY INDIA

INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER SUMMONED BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PAKISTAN
STRONG PROTEST LODGED ON CROSS LoC FIRING BY INDIA___

2016-09-29 14:21:24 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

NO SURGICAL STRIKES IN PAKISTAN -
CROSS BORDER FIRE BY INDIA -
EFFECTIVE RESPONSE BY PAKISTAN -
INDIAN CHECK POSTS DESTROYED -
DEAD BODIES LYING ON INDIAN SIDE OF LOC -

There has been no surgical strike by India,instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon. As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.
The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects.This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.
Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on loc... more »

NO SURGICAL STRIKES IN PAKISTAN -
CROSS BORDER FIRE BY INDIA -
EFFECTIVE RESPONSE BY PAKISTAN -
INDIAN CHECK POSTS DESTROYED -
DEAD BODIES LYING ON INDIAN SIDE OF LOC -

There has been no surgical strike by India,instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon. As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.
The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects.This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.
Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on loc in Bhimber, hotspring, kel, and Lipa sectors. Exchange of fire which started at 0230 hrs after midnight continued till 0800 hrs.

Video footage of Indian firing on LOC and Pakistani response.
Courtesy: 24 news
https://www.facebook.com/hameedurrehmanansari/videos/1481537668547191/___

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2016-09-29 13:43:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE AT GHQ

Members of Standing Committee on Defence Production headed by Mr Khawaja Sohail Mansoor visited GHQ today.
COAS General Raheel Sharif welcomed the parliamentarians to GHQ. DGMO briefed the committee on current security situation on borders, entire threat spectrum and operational preparedness of the Army. COAS had detailed discussion on various issues related to national security.
Khawaja Sohail Mansoor Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defence Production thanked COAS on behalf of all visiting members for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to them at GHQ. He said that entire nation is proud of its valiant armed forces and will always stand behind them during war and peace.

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE AT GHQ

Members of Standing Committee on Defence Production headed by Mr Khawaja Sohail Mansoor visited GHQ today.
COAS General Raheel Sharif welcomed the parliamentarians to GHQ. DGMO briefed the committee on current security situation on borders, entire threat spectrum and operational preparedness of the Army. COAS had detailed discussion on various issues related to national security.
Khawaja Sohail Mansoor Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defence Production thanked COAS on behalf of all visiting members for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to them at GHQ. He said that entire nation is proud of its valiant armed forces and will always stand behind them during war and peace.___

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2016-09-29 06:29:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Дружба2016 - Friendship2016
PAK-RUSSIA JOINT ARMY EXERCISE

Дружба2016 - Friendship2016
PAK-RUSSIA JOINT ARMY EXERCISE___

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