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China expresses serious concern over violent clashes in Gaza Strip

China has expresssed serious concern over the violent clashes in the Gaza Strip and called on both Israel and Palestine to exercise restraint.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson at a daily news briefing in Beijing today said that China is seriously concerned about the confrontations that caused mass casualties and opposes violent action targeting civilians.

He said we have called on both Israel and Palestine, especially the Israeli side, to keep restraint to avoid further escalation of tensions.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Malaysia: Mahathir Mohamad says his party has mandate to form govt

In Malaysia, opposition alliance headed by veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad has achieved a historic election victory in the general elections.

The results from the Election Commission showed the opposition grouping won 115 seats over the threshold of 112 seats needed in parliament to form a government.

Mahathir Mohamad had earlier served as Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003.

Meanwhile, former ruler Mahathir Mohamad has said his party has a clear mandate to form a government in the country.

Addressing a news conference in Kulalumpur, ninety two year Malaysian leader insisted he should be immediately confirmed as prime minister.

Mahathir Mohamad said his coalition would not seek revenge but would “restore the rule of law”.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Poland National Day

On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people and government of Poland as you celebrate the 227th anniversary of the Constitution of the Third of May.

The Constitution of the Third of May was a landmark event in Poland’s history, making it among the first countries in the world to adopt a written constitution. This year is also the centennial of Poland’s recovery of its independence on November 11, 1918, as well as President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, which included a call for the restoration of an independent Poland. We recall our common heritage in the events of 1918 and affirm our strong alliance today.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Sindh Rangers arrest 9 accused from Karachi

Pakistan Rangers Sindh during operation in Karachi today arrested nine accused involved in various crimes.

Spokesman of rangers says they were arrested from Saeedabad, Ittehad Town, Madina Colony, Baldia Colony, Darakhshan and other areas of the city.

Weapons and narcotics have also been recovered from them.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistani Police Charge US Security Officer in Traffic Incident

Pakistani authorities have charged a U.S. Embassy security officer with trying to obstruct an investigation into a traffic accident involving an American diplomat on Sunday.

The case increases diplomatic tensions with the United States, weeks after another American diplomat ran a red light in the capital and was involved in an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed.

Police said Sunday’s accident occurred when two motorcyclists collided with a U.S. Embassy vehicle driven by the diplomat. One of the motorcyclists was charged with reckless driving. Police accused the embassy security officer of trying to stop officers from detaining the diplomat.

The U.S. Embassy said the American diplomat’s role in the accident had been resolved.

On April 7, authorities said, the defense attache at the U.S. Embassy, Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, ran a red light on a main Islamabad road and collided with a motorcycle carrying two people. One was killed and the other was seriously injured.

U.S. officials expressed their “deep sympathy to the family of the deceased and those injured,” and pledged to fully cooperate with local authorities in the investigation.

Hall’s name has since been placed on Pakistan’s “black list,” preventing him from leaving the country pending a court case against him.

Raja Khalid, deputy attorney general, informed the high court in Islamabad last Tuesday that the U.S. defense attache could neither be tried nor arrested because the Vienna Conventions guarantee immunity to designated diplomats against criminal jurisdiction.

Khalid emphasized the diplomat could be tried only if the U.S. waived his immunity. The court will reconvene this week for a fresh hearing.

Diplomatic tension

The two accidents come amid Islamabad’s increased diplomatic tension with Washington over allegations Pakistan harbors terrorist sanctuaries. Pakistani officials say these allegations are baseless.

Last week, a senior State Department official, Alice Wells, visited Islamabad and took up, among other subjects, Hall’s case in meetings with top foreign ministry officials.

During the talks, Pakistani officials demanded a waiver of diplomatic immunity so that Hall could be prosecuted. But Wells reportedly refused the demand.

The U.S. government also has recently notified Islamabad that Pakistani diplomats in the United States could be placed under new travel restrictions. It remains unclear when the measures could take effect.

Source: Voice of America

Taliban attack kills 15 Afghan soldiers in Kunduz

In Afghanistan, 13 Afghan soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in a Taliban attack in northern Kunduz province.

At least nine soldiers were wounded in the assault, which was confirmed by the acting spokesman for the Ministry of Defence in Kabul.

In another attack, at least two policemen were also killed and six others wounded in the attack in Khalazaee village of Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital. (Pajhwok)

Source: Radio Pakistan