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PTI announces countrywide protest against arrest of journalist Imran Riaz

The protests will take place outside press clubs across the country

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Islamabad: PTI leader and former federal minister Asad Umar has announced to hold countrywide protest against the arrest of senior journalist Imran Riaz Khan.

Taking to Twitter, Umar said the PTI workers would protest in front of press clubs across the country against the arrest of Imran Riaz Khan and the attempt to suppress freedom of expression.

It is to be noted that senior anchor person Imran Riaz Khan was arrested by the Attock police at Islamabad Toll Plaza on his way to Islamabad from Peshawar.

According to police, an FIR was registered against Imran Riaz in Attock, Punjab. Imran Riaz Khan is being shifted to the police station.

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

PTI leader Asad Umar said that the arrest of Imran Riaz Khan was reprehensible.

PTI Farrukh Habib condemned the arrest of Imran Riaz and said that dissent could not be suppressed by such force.

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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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Non-Muslim citizens integral part of our national fabric: PM

Pakistan is a pluralistic society in which all are equal citizens of the state.

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday said that non-Muslim citizens are an integral part of our national fabric.

On his official Twitter handle, the premier, on the occasion of National Day of Minorities, said today we celebrate their valuable contributions and thank them for their service to the country.

The Prime Minister said our founding fathers envisaged Pakistan as a pluralistic society in which all are equal citizens of the state.

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Rain with wind and thundershower expected in most parts of country

Heavy falls are likely at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Punjab

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Islamabad: Rain with wind and thundershower is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kashmir, Punjab, Sindh, northeast south Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.

However, heavy falls are likely at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Punjab and Kashmir, while at isolated places in south Balochistan during the period.

Temperature of some major cities recorded on Thursday morning:

Islamabad and Karachi twenty-eight degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-nine, Peshwar thirty, Quetta and Muzafarabad twenty-five, Gilgit twenty-one and Murree eighteen degree centigrade.    

According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, partly cloudy weather with chances of rain-wind-thundershower is expected in Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramulla.

Temperature recorded this morning:          

Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla twenty- one degree centigrade, Leh fifteen, Pulwama twenty and Shopian twenty-two degrees centigrade.       

 

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