Ambassador Masood Khan visits Interests Section of Iran in Washington DC

On behalf of the people and government of Pakistan, we convey our deepest condolences to the people and leadership of Iran for the tragic death and loss of President Raisi.”

Only a few weeks before the accident that claimed his life, President Raisi was received in Pakistan with warmth.” “Pakistan and Iran enjoy close fraternal ties. We share the grief of our brothers and sisters in Iran,” recorded Ambassador Masood Khan.

The Ambassador wrote these remarks in the Condolence Book during his visit to Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington DC on Saturday, according to a press release received here from Washington DC.

“May President Raisi’s departed soul have an exalted place in Jannah and the people pass through this phase of bereavement with fortitude and patience,” wrote the Ambassador.

The envoy also expressed condolences over the loss of Iranian Foreign Minister and other members who were travelling with the late President.

“My deepest condolences also for the sad demise of the Foreign Minister and other members of the late President’s entourage,” noted the Ambassador.

President Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian embraced martyrdom in a helicopter crash on 19 May 2024.

The Ambassador, on receiving the sad news, had called Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amir Saeid Iravani, and also Mr Mehdi Atefat, Director Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington DC to express his condolences.

Jamshed Dasti booked for inciting people to hold Azad Kashmir-style protest

Jamshed Dasti, a popular politician and an elected Member of the National Assembly (MNA) from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) was booked on Saturday in a case pertaining to inciting people to hold Azad Kashmir-style protest against government officers in Punjab.

A case in Muzaffargarh’s Saddar Police Station has been registered against Jamshed Dasti for inciting people to protest in Azad Kashmir-style and harassing the price control magistrate.

The police said the case was registered against Jamshed Dasti and 20 of his associates in the complaint of Price Control Magistrate Sanaullah Riaz.

According to the FIR, the price control magistrate imposed fines on wholesalers for selling expensive chicken and vegetables in Muradabad area of Muzaffargarh but Jamshed Dasti along with his colleagues reached the spot and tore the fine receipt.

The FIR said Jamshed Dasti interfered in the official work and incited people to Azad Kashmir-style protest against officers.

The Saddar police officials said the matter is being investigated and legal action is being taken..

Transporters continue protest near Hub Chowki

A protest camp of transporters continued on Saturday for the eight consecutive day near Hub Chowki area of Hub, demanding the authorities to end unjustified security check posts and stop harassing transporters and passengers at security check posts.

According to detail, transporters have been observing protest for the last eight days in a protest camp set up near Hub Chowki area of Hub, demanding the authorities to end unjustified security check posts and stop harassment of transporters and passengers at security check posts.

Talking to media, transporters said that if their demands were not addressed, major main highways of the province would be blocked for all kinds of vehicular traffic.

Pakistan deploys warship in Indian Ocean to guard merchant ships

Pakistan Navy deployed its warship PNS ASLAT with an embarked helicopter in the Indian Ocean to ensure safety and security of merchant ships carrying shipments to and from Pakistani Ports.

According to a statement issued by the Directorate General Public Relations (Pakistan Navy) on Saturday, the deployment of PNS ASLAT is primarily aimed at ensuring safety and security of international shipping in these waters.

During the deployment, PN Ship will undertake independent operations as well as combined operations along with other friendly and partner nations to achieve common objectives of safe and secure maritime commons.

The ship will also call on regional ports for Naval Diplomatic tasks in line with Pakistan’s foreign policy objectives.

PNS ASLAT is fitted with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors, capable of undertaking a wide range of maritime operations in multi-threat environment.

Pakistan Navy is committed to ensure freedom of navigation on high seas and safety of international sea lanes of communication besides safeguarding national maritime interests and trade through sea. Cognizant of its national obligation with regards to maintenance of rule-based order at sea, Pakistan Navy regularly deploys its warships on Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) and also contributes to collaborative maritime security efforts.

KE has imposed electric punishment system, tells minister

Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani said Saturday that K Electric’s policies are non-understandable.

Addressing a press conference, the provincial minister said that the people instead of staging protest should go to the power utility’s offices and shutdown their air-conditioners and fans.

“Why those people paying bills facing long hours of load shedding,” he questioned. “The K-electric has imposed an electric punishment system in Karachi,” provincial minister lamented.

He said electric supply of the consumers not paying bills should be disconnected, but those paying bills should be supplied power unhindered. Saeed Ghani said that K-Electric does not have any proper system and it is treating bill payers and non-payers with the same stick.

He said the FIRs should be registered against non-payers of bills. “If some houses not paying power bills in a neighborhood, you will disconnect the electric supply of the entire locality,” he questioned.

“Why don’t you using better options, those protesting facing cases,” he said.

“If you don’t have a system, devise it. Where the world has reached and where we are standing,” minister questioned. He said that the electricity is not a luxury for people, but a necessity and its non-availability can worsen the situation.

Modi regime using sham election to perpetuate its military occupation

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that the Narendra Modi-led Indian government is holding parliamentary polls in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to mislead the world about the prevailing dire situation in the territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service, APHC spokesman Advocate Abdul Rashid Minhas in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Modi regime was using sham polls to perpetuate its military occupation and legitimize its illegal actions in the territory. He said New Delhi has intensified restrictions, cordon and search operations and raids in the occupied territory in the name of security during these fraudulent elections.

The spokesman pointed out that the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir had endured immense suffering under Indian military rule for over seven decades, facing relentless oppression and bloodshed. He maintained the Kashmiris are not struggling for elections, but for attaining freedom from Indian yoke and they will not rest till achieving the sacred goal. The APHC urged the international community to listen to the cries of the beleaguered Kashmiris and support their right to self-determination.

Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti along with party leaders and activists today staged a sit-in protest in the Bijbehara area of Islamabad district against the detention of her party workers and polling agents by Indian police. The protesters also blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The police resorted to lathicharge, injuring many.

Speaking to reporters on the occasion, Mehbooba Mufti said the elections are being rigged and all senior officials, including the Lieutenant Governor and Director General of Police, are involved in the evil practice. Mehbooba Mufti is contesting the election from the Islamabad-Rajouri constituency, polling for which was held today.

Indian troops arrested two youth, Mohammad Saleem and Mohammad Yaqoob, during house raids in the Bhaderwah area of Doda district. The IIOJK High Court quashed the detention of three innocent Kashmiris who were held under the black law Public Safety Act, ordering their immediate release. They have been identified as Sartaj Ahmad, Irfan Ahmad and Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Lone. KMS

Kalat levies arrest proclaimed offender

Kalat levies claimed to have arrested proclaimed offender in an operation conducted in Kalat area of Balochistan province on Saturday.

Following the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Kalat, Flt Lt (Retd) Bilal Shabir, staff of levies station Kalat under the supervision of Incharge, Levies Station Kalat, Risaldar Jan Muhammad Langove arrested proclaimed offender Siraj Ahmed Langove son of Ghulam Rasool Langove, resident of Chaber Buz in an operation conducted in Chaber Buz area of Kalat.

The accused, wanted to Kalat levies in FIR number 27/2020 under section 337-ADF, 147, 148 and 149, was shifted to Levies Station Kalat. Further investigation is being conducted by the investigation staff of levies station, Kalat.