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FO won’t say when PM Shehbaz will visit China



In a weekly press briefing on Thursday, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokesman for the Foreign Office, declined to disclose the date of Minister Shehbaz’s (PM) visit to the People’s Republic of China.

Regarding Premier Shehbaz’s visit to China, she was responding to a question.

A representative for the Foreign Office acknowledged that, following the Dasu suicide bombing that claimed the lives of five Chinese engineers and one Pakistani driver, an interagency security group from China paid a visit to Pakistan.

Enhancing security measures for Chinese citizens and businesses operating in Pakistan was the aim of the visit. FO is hard at work looking into the Daso attack from several angles, according to Baloch.

According to the spokeswoman, formal notification of the investigation’s findings will be given after it is finished.

According to Zahra, Pakistan has emphasized its wish for Afghan refugees to return to their country of origin as soon as possible and with dignity, despite the country’s strict policies on unlawful foreign residents. Pakistan’s position on the One Document Regime remains unchanged.

She said, “The Commerce Secretary was in Afghanistan last week.” Pakistan vehemently denounced the terrorist strike that occurred in Iran.

Israel purposefully attacks the food assistance convoy headed for World Central Kitchen: FO

Pakistan said on Thursday that the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) killing of members of the World Central Kitchen’s convoy in Gaza was not a “isolated incident” and denounced the attack.

“For the past six months, Israeli authorities have been involved in crass and systematic violation of international humanitarian law by repeatedly targeting the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), aid, and unarmed civilians,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahrah Baloch said in a weekly news briefing. International humanitarian law is gravely violated when a humanitarian convoy carrying food for starving people is purposefully targeted.

According to the spokeswoman, the strike happened while “Israel is creating hurdles at UNRWA’s effort to bring food and vital life-saving aid to the people of Gaza.”

She said that Israel’s assault on the Iranian embassy’s consulate department in Syria was “irresponsible” and a “violation of the UN charter, international law, and conventions.”

Pakistan denounced these murders and demanded that Israel be held internationally accountable for its crimes against humanity.

Furthermore, in response to Chef Jose Andres’ claims that Israel is using food as a weapon, the White House refrained from responding on Wednesday. On Monday, an Israeli bombardment in Gaza claimed the lives of seven World Central Kitchen humanitarian workers.

Although there are some preliminary results, the inquiry is still ongoing, according to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

Jean-Pierre claimed that Biden’s Tuesday night statement denouncing Israel’s strikes on the relief workers made it “loud and clear” how the president feels.

Pakistan has rejected holding negotiations with the TTP.

Talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have been ruled off by Pakistan.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch addressed questions from the media during her weekly news briefing in Islamabad today about the suggestion made by an Afghan Minister for talks between Pakistan and TTP. She stated that Pakistan expects the Afghan authorities to act swiftly against the terrorist groups and their leadership for the crimes they are committing as well as the terrorist incidents they are accountable for in Pakistan.

According to her, Pakistan is steadfast in its resolve to combat all terrorist organizations that have targeted both the friendship symbols between China and Pakistan.

She claimed that the Chinese projects in Pakistan are operating normally now that the security audit and security measure improvements have been made.

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Punjabi bakers decide to charge Rs. 15 for “roti.”




The bread, known as roti, will be sold for Rs 15 by the bakers association.

During their discussion, the association promised Food Minister Bilal Yasin that the rate of roti will be reduced.

The minister was there when Association President Aftab Gul recorded a video message committing to sell rotis for Rs15 each.

According to him, the administration decided to lower the rate of flour. He continued, saying that the group was supporting the government hand in hand to stop inflation.

The price of flour has been drastically lowered, according to Food Minister Bilal, to help the populace. He stated, “the government aimed at providing quality and affordable bread to the masses.”

He said that the recent reduction of Rs 1,200 in the price of flour was the biggest drop in the commodity’s prices in the nation’s history.

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Day four of the AJK inflation protest begins as talks come to a standstill.




Following the collapse of talks between the Awami Action Committee and the AJK government on Sunday, the shutdown strike and protests in Azad Kashmir over rising flour and energy costs started their fourth day on Monday.

The ongoing shutdown and wheeljam strike would continue until their demands are fulfilled, according to the Awami Action Committee.

AAC-led march on state capital Muzaffarabad today has brought the valley to a near stop. The caravans are coming from many AJK cities, and they are headed towards Rawalakot. The march is being caused by the impasse in the negotiations.

Reportedly, the demonstrators have blocked the 40-kilometer Kohala–Muzaffarabad Road, which connects Kohala Town and Muzaffarabad, multiple times.

Traffic on main thoroughfares and roads has decreased, and large police contingents have been stationed at strategic points and roundabouts.

After fighting broke out between the police and demonstrators in Mirpur on Saturday, which left one policeman dead and numerous others injured, the AJK government dispatched Rangers.

Everything is completely suspended, including internet and cellular services, business, and education.

Under the pretext of talks, Awami Action Committee leader Sardar Umar Nazir Kashmiri has charged that the administration is using deceptive methods.

Apart from the flour subsidy, he continues, the administration will not budge on any other demand.


All parties involved have been asked by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Zardari to use moderation and engage in discussions to find a solution. According to both, the demonstrators in Azad Kashmir should have their legitimate demands met.

The issue in AJK will be the topic of a significant meeting that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is calling today, Monday.

The skirmishes between the demonstrators and the AJK police caused anxiety for the premier on Sunday.

Speaking with Chaudhry Anwarul Haq, the prime minister of AJK, he said he also gave the office-bearers of the All-Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in AJK instructions to speak with the leaders of the Awami Action Committee.

Olive Branch is offered by AJK PM.

Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Anwarul Haq stated on Sunday that his administration was ready to lessen the burden of exorbitant grain and energy costs.

Regarding Saturday’s meetings with the demonstrators, Prime Minister Haq declared, “We are determined to implement the agreement we have reached with the Awami Action Committee.”

Politicians, according to Haq, have found solutions to issues through discussion and “we are ready to talk with the Awami Action Committee at any level and the demands related to the government of Pakistan will be raised before the federation.”

In order to ease the burden of rising flour and power prices, he also expressed a willingness to modify the development budget if needed.

The AJK prime minister stated that his government’s first priority was ensuring public safety, and he further stated that no force was applied to the demonstrators.

Sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi was killed in a confrontation with demonstrators in Mirpur, and hundreds of people attended his funeral on Monday.

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Today’s National Assembly session is scheduled.




The National Assembly (NA) will meet today (Monday) at the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari.

At 4:00 p.m., the National Assembly will convene in the federal capital at Parliament House. The meeting’s agenda has been released by the assembly secretariat.

As per Article 54(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has the authority to call a session of the National Assembly.

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