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Senior journalist Imran Riaz Khan arrested at Islamabad Toll Plaza

Attock police detained the journalist when he was coming to Islamabad from Peshawar

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Islamabad: Senior journalist was arrested by Attock police at Islamabad Toll Plaza on his way to Islamabad from Peshawar.

According to preliminary information, as many 25 to 30 policemen were present at the time of arrest.

Imran Riaz Khan was arrested by Attock police.

According to the police, an FIR has already been registered against Imran Riaz Khan in Attock.

Imran's counsel Mian Ali Ashfaq said he was heading to Islamabad when he was arrested in connection with a treason case registered against him in Attock.

Ashfaq said his client was named in 17 treason cases across Punjab, adding that he was filing a contempt of court petition against the police.

On the other hand, the arrest of Khan is being condemned on social media by senior journalists, PTI leaders and other users.

While recording the video statement in the car at the time of arrest, Imran Riaz said that he was coming to Islamabad to get his bail and that he was being arrested at Islamabad Toll Plaza.

He said that Justice Atharmanullah had instructed that no arrest could be made but he was coming to Islamabad for bail when he was arrested at Toll Plaza.

Imran Riaz said, "I don't care if I am killed. I will continue to do my job. 30 cases have been filed against me and weapons have been snatched from me. I have to make arrests.

He said that the message to all journalists is to continue their work no matter what happens.

PTI Vice President Fawad Chaudhry strongly condemned the arrest and hope that the courts would take action.

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Preparations in full swing to celebrate diamond jubilee of Pakistan's independence 

Buildings are being decorated with national flags, buntings and lights.

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Islamabad: Preparations are in full-swing across the country, including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Pakistan's Independence on 14 August.

Buildings are being decorated with national flags, buntings and lights. People have started displaying national flags on their vehicles and rooftop of their houses.  

Besides, stalls of National Flag, buntings, caps and children clothes doused in green and white colours have been setup along busy roadsides and at shops in every nook and corner of the country.  

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COAS General Bajwa arrives in UK

The Army Chief will also call on military leadership of United Kingdom during the visit.

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London: Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached United Kingdom on an official visit.

During the visit, he will be attending the Passing-out Parade at Royal Military Academy, Sandhust as Chief Guest.

The Army Chief will also call on military leadership of United Kingdom during the visit.

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Pakistan, Denmark sign inter-governmental framework agreement

Interest-free loans will be extended for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water supply and waste-water treatment sectors

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Islamabad: Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan and Denmark enjoy a friendly and cordial relationship, and there is a lot of potentials to enhance the relationship between both nations.

He was talking to Danish Ambassador, Lis Rosenholm in Islamabad after the signing of an inter-governmental framework agreement to enhance financial cooperation in the energy and water sector.

Under the agreement, interest-free loans will be extended for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water supply and waste-water treatment sectors.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told the ambassador that efforts to revive bilateral economic and development cooperation are underway with Denmark, agreeing to provide budget support to the Government of Pakistan through Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement.  

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