Daily Archives: July 21, 2018

UN expresses concern over newly passed nation-state law by Israel’s parliament

United Nations has expressed concern over newly passed nation-state law by Israel’s parliament as discrimination against country’s Arab minority.

Talking to a daily press briefing, UN spokesman, Farhan Haq emphasized need for all states to adhere to universal human rights principles including protection of minority rights.

Haq called on all parties to refrain from unilateral moves that undermine Palestinian-Israeli solution.

He said a negotiated two-state outcome of Palestinian-Israeli conflict in line with UN resolutions is only way to achieve enduring peace that resolves all permanent-status issues.

Source: Radio Pakistan

UNSC united on denuclearization of N. Korea: US

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the U.N. Security Council is united in seeking a final, verified denuclearization of North Korea.

Speaking to reporters after briefing the 15-member Council, Pompeo said that President Donald Trump remains upbeat about the prospects for denuclearization.

He said full enforcement of economic sanctions is key for North Korean denuclearization.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Sindh Police arrest 48 criminals

Sindh Police has arrested 48 criminals including 25 absconder and 16 most wanted criminals during targeted operations, patrolling and snap checking in various cities of the province.

According to the spokesman of Sindh Police, the criminals were arrested from Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana.

Weapons, drugs and looted items were also recovered from their possession.

Source: Radio Pakistan

UK supports Afghan govt’s peace talks: Ambassador Nicholas

British ambassador Sir Nicholas Kay visited Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar and discussed the peace process as being Afghan-led.

In a statement today (Saturday), NSA thanked UK for its commitment and cooperation regarding the training of Afghan forces.

Kay in turn said the Afghan government’s peace offer was a positive move and British leadership supports Afghan government’s peace talks.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Four injured in Lakki Marwat explosion

Four people were injured when explosive material planted by terrorists near a house went off in Lakki Marwat on Saturday morning.

According to police, the house was also destroyed in the explosion.

The injured have been shifted to civil hospital Lakki Marwat, with two of them in critical condition.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Kremlin says Russian, French leaders discuss humanitarian aid to Syria

The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.

On Friday, France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts.

Source: Radio Pakistan