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Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Condemns Attack on Militant’s Family……….

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen has said that the attack on the family members of the militants will not break the resolve of the freedom loving people.

In a statement to news agency CNS, Hizbul Mujhadeen Deputy Chief Saifullah Khalid condemned the attack of government forces on the family members of Hizb militant Tawseef Ahmed.

“Thrashing and torturing the kids and the sisters of Tawseef is unpardonable and those involved will face the music. Tawseef and other militants will continue to pursue their objective despite this incident,” Khalid said.

Expressing sympathies with the family of Tawseef, the Hizb Deputy Chief assured them that their sacrifices will not go waste. “It is shocking that a country that is claiming to be a global power is scared of militants and targeting their families,” he said.

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Supreme Court Disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in unanimous verdict, PM Nawaz Steps down as PM Pakistan………..

Supreme Court Justice Asif Saeed Khosa started the court’s announcement of its verdict on the Panama Papers case shortly after 12:00pm.

Apologising for the delay, he gave the podium to Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, who headed the apex court’s implementation bench following its April 20 order on the case.

Justice Khan said the bench had recommended that all material collected by the JIT would be sent to an accountability court within six weeks, and that cases would be opened against Captain Muhammad Safdar, Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz as well as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A judgement should be announced within 30 days, he said

The prime minister was additionally disqualified from holding his office. The judges ruled that the prime minister had been dishonest to parliament and the courts and could not be deemed fit for his office.

The judgement was unanimous, with all judges agreeing to the verdict.

Nobody will protect Tricolor in Kashmir if Constitutional Status Changed: Chief Minister JK Mehbooba Mufti………

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned against any tinkering with Article 35(A) of the constitution that is being debated in the Supreme Court and which empowers the state legislature to define “permanent residents” and accord special rights and privileges to them.

Strongly defending the constitutional clause, Mehbooba said that any change in its status would invite repercussions and mean that nobody would be able to protect the Indian national flag in Jammu and Kashmir.

She said that mainstream parties like the National Conference and her own Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) risk their workers’ lives who stand up and carry the tricolour in Kashmir.

“Any tinkering with the article won’t be acceptable. I won’t hesitate in saying that nobody will even carry the corpse of the National Flag in Kashmir (if the article is scrapped). Let me make it very clear,” she said at an event here on Kashmir.

The Chief Minister said that by employing such tactics, “you are not targeting separatists who have an agenda to secede but you are weakening the forces who have accepted India, participated in elections. They make efforts to integrate Jammu and Kashmir with India with respect and dignity. You are weakening them.”

The Article 35(A) is being challenged in the Supreme Court by NGO ‘We The Citizens’ on its legal basis because the article was never presented before the Parliament and executed on the orders of President of India.

The provision was implemented in 1954 when then President Rajendra Prasad used the powers conferred on him by Article 370 to introduce the “Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 1954”.

Under the article, citizens from other parts of the country cannot acquire immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir or take up employment with the state government.

The Supreme Court has now referred the case to a three-judge bench for a larger debate over it.

Jammu and Kashmir Police-man shot at in Yamrach Kulgam………..

Militants Thursday evening shot at and injured a police constable in Yamrach area of Kulgam district.

The police man has been identified as Saleem Yousuf Bhat.

Bhat is posted in Baramulla of North Kashmir and was home on vacation.

Pervez Musharraf Says he Mulled Nuclear Strike Against India in 2002…….


Pakistan’s former president Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so, according to a media report.

Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily ‘Mainichi Shimbun’ said.

The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so.

When tensions were high in 2002, there was a “danger when (the) nuclear threshold could have been crossed,” the paper quoted Musharraf as saying.

At the time, Musharraf had publicly said that he would not rule out the possibility of using nuclear weapons.
Musharraf also said, however, that at the time, neither India nor Pakistan had nuclear warheads on their missiles, so it would have taken one to two days to make them launch-ready.

Asked whether he had ordered that missiles be equipped with nuclear warheads and put into firing position, he said, “We didn’t do that and we don’t think India also did that, thank God.”

The two countries subsequently avoided an all-out clash and tensions subsided.
The then army chief Musharraf ousted the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a coup in October 1999. The army general served as president from 2001 to 2008.

Musharraf has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan for medical treatment. He has been charged with involvement in the murder of the former two-time prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

Former Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa has been named as the head of a newly created al-Qaida cell, Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind……….

Former Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa has been named as the head of a newly created al-Qaida cell, Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind, a media report said today.

The appointment of Zakir Musa as head of the new group represents the first time militants linked to al-Qaida have operated openly in Kashmir where an anti-India insurgency is going on since past 28 years, reported The Guardian.

The new cell, named Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind, is the deepest inroad al-Qaida has yet made in Kashmir, said the report.

The creation of the group was announced by Global Islamic Media Front, an al-Qaida-affiliated information network.

Al-Qaida announced the establishment of an Indian wing in 2014 but, like Isis, has garnered little support among India’s Muslim population, the third largest of any country in the world.

Musa had earlier released a video message, asking people not to “fall for nationalism”.

“I see that many people in Kashmir are engaged in a war of nationalism, which is forbidden in Islam,” Musa had said. The fight in the region should “not be for the sake of Kashmir”, he added. “It should be exclusively for Islam so that Sharia is established here.”

Another video released by Musa’s group in April attacked Pakistan for the first time, declaring: “There is no Islam [there] at present, so we are unhappy with it. We have to do jihad with Pakistan as well.”

Resistance and militant groups in Kashmir have distanced themselves from the statements of Musa.

International Cricketers of Pakistan All Set to Get Richer as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Receives an Amount of Rs 230 Million From ICC as Prize Money of Champions Trophy……….

Pakistan cricketers set to get richer as PCB receives Rs 230 million from ICC as Champions Trophy prize moneyAccording to details, the PCB has conveyed to the players and team management that out of the total prize money received from the ICC, there will be 16 shares for the players and one for the management.

Karachi: The Pakistan team that lifted the Champions Trophy in June, will be richer by a few million rupees as the PCB has received the winner’s prize money of 230 million rupees from the International Cricket Council.

Members of the Pakistan team have already been feted with cash awards, plots and luxury cars at functions and ceremonies organised to celebrate the victory.

According to details, the PCB has conveyed to the players and team management that out of the total prize money received from the ICC, there will be 16 shares for the players and one for the management.

Under this arrangement, each player is set to be richer by around 13.5 million rupees while the management, which includes all the coaches, will get around 10,00,000 rupees each.

The Pakistan team won a total prize purse of USD 2, 200,000 and the amount has been sent to the PCB without any tax cuts.

The players as soon as they returned home were given a reception by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in which he awarded each player 10 million rupees each and 5 and 2.5 million each to the management and coaches while chief selector Inzamam- ul-Haq also got 10 million rupees.

A Young Kashmiri Militant arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police……..

Police in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have arrested a newly recruited militant whose gun-wielding picture went viral on social media, an official said today.

“A joint Naka of 22-RR/ 179-CRPF & Police Sopore was laid at Fruit Mandi crossing Sopore on Tuesday evening.

During Naka checking, one individual namely Basit Najar of Sopore was apprehended and from his possession one Pistol was recovered, he said.

“On questioning, the said person revealed that he along with his associate namely Danish Mantoo of Sopore recently joined LeT outfit.”

He said that they were active in Sopore area, said the official.

The pictures of Basit Najar holding a pistol recently surfaced on social networking websites.

“FIR number 297/2016 under sections 147, 148, 149, 149, 336 RPC and FIR No. 231/2016 under sections 147, 148, 149, 149, 336 RPC already stand registered against him in Police Station Sopore,” said the official

Pak’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit to retire early…………….

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has sought early retirement and his request has been accepted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a media report said today.

Basit, who was set to retire from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in April 2018, had “submitted an application to Prime Minister Sharif for his early retirement which was accepted,” Geo News reported, citing sources.

The senior Pakistani diplomat has already completed his three-year tenure in New Delhi.

Basit would be replaced by Sohail Mahmood who is expected to take up his responsibilities as the High Commissioner to India next month, the channel reported.

Mahmood, 55, currently Pakistan’s envoy in Turkey, is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign Service in 1985.

The channel did not give any reason for Basit s premature retirement but foreign office sources earlier told PTI that he was unhappy over the appointment of current foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua, who is junior to Basit.

Basit joined the Foreign Service in 1982 and held several diplomatic assignments at Pakistani missions abroad.

Prior to his appointment as the High Commissioner to India in 2014, Basit had served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany from May 2012 till March 2014.

Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif & Pervez Musharraf had a Narrow Escape during Kargil War: Reports………

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and former Army chief General Pervez Musharraf had a narrow escape on June 24, 1999, when an Indian Air Force fighter jet Jaguar was about to hit the Gulteri base at around 8:45 AM, a report said on Monday.
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and former Army chief General Pervez Musharraf had a narrow escape on June 24, 1999, when an Indian Air Force fighter jet Jaguar was about to hit the Gulteri base at around 8:45 AM, a report said on Monday.

The pilot of the Jaguar was supposed to drop the bomb but chose not to fire it at the military base as Sharif and Musharraf were present at the target, shows an official document accessed by The Indian Express.

Reportedly, an Air Commodore, who was airborne simultaneously, suggested the pilot to not fire the bomb, which was then dropped on the Indian side of the Line of Control.

“On 24 June 1999, Jaguar CLDS [Cockpit Laser Designation System] engaged Point 4388. The pilot had lased over Gulteri across LoC but the bomb did not reach the target as it was released outside the laser basket,” the newspaper report stated.

Gulteri, a forward administrative base of the Pakistan Army, was at the forefront of providing logistics support to Pakistani soldiers during Kargil war.

It has been reported that on that day, Sharif and Musharraf, were on their first visit to forwarding areas along the LoC in Shakma sector.