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  •  President Mamnoon Hussain would leave on a visit to Karachi today (Monday); would celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in Karachi. (Majority of papers)
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on a private visit to perform Umrah and engage in prayers; would meet Saudi leadership. (Majority of papers)
  • Information Minister Pervez Rashid  has ruled out the possibility of preventing the PTI’s August 14 Azadi March; said, government had allowed Imran Khan to hold the meeting at D-Chowk in Islamabad on the Independence Day; only ECP can accept demand for recounting of votes in 4 constituencies
  • Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said, in a major strategic move, the Petroleum Ministry has decided to build the LNG terminal at Gwadar and a pipeline to Nawabshah with the Chinese collaboration; Pak-Iran gas pipeline will be linked at Gwadar. (News, Jang)
  • Under mounting pressure from the security agencies to lift the moratorium on death penalty in the cases of dreaded terrorists and hardened criminals, the federal government may allow carrying out the death sentences. (News, Jang)
  • Death penalty may be resumed soon – GHQ attacker, TTP ts can be sent to gallows (Amir Mir – News )
  • Indian firing claims farmer’s life in Sialkot (Dawn )
  • India deploys 2,000 more tps along LoC in Jammu (NW )
  • Visiting Pak Def team urges US to support op even after pullout from Afgn (Dawn )
  • US agrees to provide Pak with ‘Apache’ Halos (Tariq Murid – Dunya )
  • TTP commander killed in Kci (News )
  • Government is establishing the Directorate of Internal Security under NACTA to strengthen security and improve law and order in the country. (Majority of papers)
  • A 5-member defence delegation from Pakistan has urged the US to devise a mechanism for continuing to support the operation against Taliban militants in FATA even after its withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Dawn)
  • Government has decided to issue NOCs to the international agencies for doing relief work for IDPs of NWA. (Nawa-e-Waqt)
  • FATA Disaster Management Authority says, 92702 displaced families from NWA have been registered; 5830 uprooted families registered in D.I.Khan. (Majority of papers)
  • Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said, Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved to ensure viable peace and stability in the region. (News)
  • Government decides to resolve Pervez Musharraf issue; tasked Sharifuddin Pirzada to come-up with a constitutional formula. (Dunya)
  • WHO concerned at health risks to displaced children; says, Bannu hospitals lack capacity to serve properly; babies at higher risk of mal-nutrition, acute de-hydration and communicably diseases. (Nation)
  • US Commander Gen. Joseph Dunford, who is leading the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan told US Congress that he has reservations about the overall effectiveness of the Army operations in NWA. (Majority of papers)
  • According to a Gallup Survey 80 percent people favour democracy; 60 percent are happy with government performance; 38 percent do not see Imran Khan becoming Prime Minister. (Majority of papers)
  • Ahrarul Hind, a major militant faction of TTP has formally announced its separation from the mainstream TTP and threatened to wage a bloody war for implementation of Sharia in Pakistan; also announced its separate Shura and affiliated itself with Al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban. (News)
  • Tbn had tasked ts killed in Raiwind to create hatred for army in University students (Imdad Hussain Bhatti – Jang )

 

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