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PTI flays PML-N on load-shedding and JIT



  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Choudhary, in a statement on Tuesday, strongly condemned the worst power outages countrywide saying, "Nation is facing worst governance at the hands of the most incompetent and corrupt clique" slamming "Pushing people into the abyss of ignorance and despair, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is still dreaming of sticking to power shamelessly."

Russia objects unidentified planes dropping supplies to ISIS in Afghanistan



  • Russian Foreign Ministry, in a statement, on Tuesday strongly condemned, "We would like to draw attention to reports, which are received regularly, of 'unidentified' aircraft that have been seen providing support to local Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS - terrorist group) militants in various parts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA)."

TAI expresses satisfaction on Pak-Turk defence cooperation



  • Turkish Aeronautical Industry (TAI) president Temel Ketil called on Defence Production (DP) minister Rana Tanveer Hussain on Tuesday, whereat Ketil expressed satisfaction over ongoing cooperation in defence technical field making a special reference to Pakistan Navy's (PN) fleet tanker, MILGEM corvettes, fifth generation fighter (National Fighter Programme), T-129 attack helicopter and Super Mushshak aircraft project; an official statement said.

NBP and PPAF signs MoU for offering interest free loans



  • National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) on Tuesday offering graduates of Prime Minister's (PM) interest free loan scheme an opportunity to get business loans from Rs 100,000 up to two million rupees under Prime Minister Youth Business Loan Scheme (PMYBLS) for enhancing their business operations; an official statement said.

Third day of curfew cripples normalcy



  • In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), curfew and stringent restrictions continued in the IOK Valley on the third consecutive day, on Tuesday, to prevent people from conducting a march towards Tral town; Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

Pakistan sends relief goods to monsoon hit Sri Lanka



  • In a bid to help our Sri Lankan brethren, as they battle heavy monsoon rainfall causing massive flooding and landslides, taking a toll on over 193 innocents whereas at least 100 more are missing, Pakistan Navy (PN) ship Zulfiquar dispatched by Government of Pakistan (GoP) arrived on Tuesday with relief goods at Colombo Port, an official statement said.

Security forces busts huge cache of arms and ammunitions



  • Security Forces, as per countrywide military operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition during intelligence based operations (IBOs) in village Punga Kali of South Waziristan Agency, village Idak of North Waziristan Agency, Roringar Valley, Matta of Swat and village Jatgram of Nehag Darra; an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said on Tuesday.

Salman calls on Putin in hope of enhancing relations



  • Saudi Arabian Defence Minister (DM), who also is Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud called on Russian President Vladimir Putin at Kremlin on Tuesday, whereat Salman said, "Issues on which we are divided, we have efficient mechanisms for overcoming our differences," an official statement said.

Pyongyang slams G-7 summit's statement slandering DPRK



  • A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) gave the following answer to a question raised by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Tuesday over the fact that the United States (US) and the hostile forces made public a joint statement faulting the DPRK at the G-7 summit: