As tyrant Indian regime realises India's failure in keeping under forceful occupation the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian troops on Thursday opened unprovoked fire upon civilians living peacefully in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in wee hours of Thursday (at 0715 hours) across the Line of Control (LOC) in Battal, Jandrot, Kotli and Hotspring sectors; Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Foreign Office (FO) confirmed in separate statements.
In a bid to help Sri Lanka as they battle heavy monsoon rainfall, that has caused massive flooding/landslides, taking a toll on over 201, over 100 missing, 600,000 displaced, Pakistan on Thursday continued establishing of medical camps, this time, across severely flood hit districts of Horana, Malwana and Raxapana and provided treatment to at least 350 patients including women, children and elderly; an official statement said.
After the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) denied all involvement following Wednesday's blast in Kabul and condemned the incident, the spy agency of Kabul, in order to hide its failure and plots of their masters as well as to confuse common thinking, quickly alleged that the incident was the work of Taliban especially of Haqqani's mujahideen (warriors); Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid's statement said on Thursday.
Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakaria, addressing a press meet, on Thursday reminded that a United Nations (UN) study, General Nicholson's annual assessment report on Afghanistan and United States (US) Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report have amply identified risks and obstacles in the way to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan as 'internal' to the war torn country.
In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of the two youth who were martyred by Indian troops during a crackdown operation in Nathipora area of Sopore, on Thursday; Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, addressing a regular press conference, on Thursday said, "The Chinese side welcomes and supports the joining of India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at this year's Astana Summit" adding "It is foreseeable that the upcoming summit will complete the admission procedure of India and Pakistan."
United States (US) State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BoPRM) deputy assistant secretary Nancy Izzo Jackson called on States and Frontier Region (SAFRON) minister Lieutenant General Abdul Qadir Baloch on Thursday, whereat she appreciated the efforts of Pakistan in hosting large number of Afghan refugees and the hospitality of local host communities in managing such a huge influx for decades; an official statement said.
Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakaria, addressing a press meet, on Thursday slammed Indian efforts to portray Kashmiris' indigenous movement in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) as foreign funded terrorism and lashed, "In 2009 mass graves were found in IOK" whipping "2,700 of them were identified" reminding "A report was compiled that clearly stated that the buried were indigenous Kashmiri youth, who were brutally killed in fake encounters by Indian occupation forces."