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         Any Indian Adventurism       Asif-Tillerson Meeting ‘Positive’                                                              ‘Seven-Hour’ Corps
            Will Get a Befi tting                                                                                                 Commanders Meeting at
                 Response                                                                                                          General Headquarters
        United  Nations: A top Pakistani   Islamabad: Pakistan For-                                                             Islamabad:  A special corps com-
        diplomat  at  the United  Nations   eign Minister Khawaja                                                               manders conference that reportedly
        sternly warned India against its re-  Asif  termed  his  meeting                                                        lasted around seven hours was held
        peated threats to carry out “surgical   with US Secretary of State                                                      at the military’s General Headquar-
        strikes” across the Line  of Control   Tillerson on Wednesday                                                           ters (GHQ) on Tuesday.
        (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir re-  ‘positive’ and extended                                                                  Chaired by Chief of the Army
        gion,  saying  Pakistan  would  eff ec-  him an invitation to visit                                                     Staff  Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, the
        tively respond to any Indian aggres-  Islamabad, which he ac-                                                           conference reviewed the security
        sion.                         cepted.                                                                                   challenges  facing  the  country,  as
            “All I can say to them is: do not   Talking to the anchor                                                           well as the preparedness of the
        underestimate Pakistan’s resolve   of ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada                                                             armed forces to deal with any situ-
        and capacity to defend itself,” Paki-  Kay Sath’, Khawaja Asif                                                          ation that may crop up.
        stan’s permanent representative to   said he told the Secretary                                                             Sources told Dawn that the fo-
        the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi   that India had no role to                                                            rum considered the continuing un-
        told the UN General Assembly on   play in Afghanistan.                                                                  provoked ceasefi re violations com-
        Tuesday.                          In a separate state-                                                                  mitted by India on both the Line
            “Any aggression or interven-  ment  to  media,  Secre-                                                              of Control (LoC) and the Working
        tion will meet a matching and eff ec-  tary of State Tillerson too                                                      Boundary, as well as the irrespon-
        tive response from our armed forces   sounded positive about                                                            sible statements emanating from
        and the people of Pakistan,” she said   his meeting with his Paki-                                                      New Delhi.
        while participating in a debate on   stani counterpart, Th  e                                                               But in a rare move, the army’s
        the annual report of UN Secretary-  News reported. ‘Pakistan-  Islamabad has shown zero-tolerance in its campaign against “all terrorist and militant groups,”   PR wing Inter-Services Public Rela-
        General on the work of the organi-  US relationship is extraor-  Foreign Minister Asif told Secretary of State Tillerson in Washington on Wednesday  tions (ISPR) did not issue any offi  -
        zation.                       dinarily important region-                                                                cial statement following the mara-
            Th  e ambassador urged the   ally,’ he said.     Pakistan later this month,”   Khawaja Asif said   terrorism and that we are   thon meeting of the top military
        United Nations and the interna-   “I have invited the   Asif said, adding that a   Secretary Tillerson “lis-  sincere  in  fi ghting  this   commanders.
        tional community to take “urgent”   Secretary to visit (Paki-  high-level US delegation   tened to our concerns   menace and eradicating it   Th  e ISPR usually issues a brief
        action to prevail on India to stop its   stan) and he graciously   is also  coming to asses   carefully. We told him that   completely.”  statement outlining the crux of the
        open threats to use force amid the   accepted (the invitation)   Pakistan’s position on the   Pakistan has paid a high   Aft er the meeting,   discussion, but the lack of an
        RESPONSE, P28                 and will be traveling to   new US-Afghan policy.  price in the war against   MEETING, P28  GHQ, P28
         There Can’t Be Two Verdicts   Disgraced Nawaz Re-elected Head of Ruling Party                                               Sharif’s Comeback a
          in Identical Cases, SC Told                                                                                             ‘Mockery of Constitution’
        Islamabad:  Th  e counsel represent-                                                                  His re-election on  Islamabad: Opposition parties, on
        ing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz                                                                  Tuesday came aft er parlia-  Tuesday, condemned the re-election
        leader Hanif Abbasi argued before                                                                 ment the previous day ap-  of deposed prime minister Nawaz
        the Supreme Court on Tuesday that                                                                 proved a bill allowing offi  -  Sharif as PML-N’s president and de-
        his client’s petition seeking disquali-                                                           cials disqualifi ed by courts  scribed it as a ‘mockery of the Con-
        fi cation of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf                                                             to hold party offi  ces.  stitution’.
        chief Imran Khan and the July 28                                                                      Th  e Supreme Court   Addressing  a  news  con-
        Panama Papers case verdict disquali-                                                              in  July  dismissed  Sharif  ference aft er Sharif’s reelec-
        fying Nawaz Sharif as prime minister                                                              over concealing fi nancial  tion, PTI’s spokesperson Fawad
        were identical and, therefore, there                                                              assets and he is now fac-  Chaudhry said his party would
        could not be two judgements.                                                                      ing trial before an anti-  take the issue to the court to pro-
            Counsel Mohammad Akram                                                                        corruption court      tect Section 203 of the Constitu-
        Sheikh contended that the fi ve-judge                                                                 Pakistan’s  opposi-  tion.
        SC bench had disqualifi ed the former                                                             tion parties have said they   “Th  e Ali Baba [a derogatory
        prime minister for non-disclosure of                                                              would  challenge  the  new  allusion to Sharif] who is a tax
        un-withdrawn receivables described                                                                bill in court, saying it was  evader has been reelected by 500
        as asset.                                                                                         just a means of paving way  thieves. Th  e PTI will also stage
            In the same fashion, he said, Mr                                                              for Sharif’s stay as party  13 public rallies in diff erent cities
        Khan was also guilty of concealing                                                                president.            of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
        his off shore company Niazi Services                                                                  Also on Monday, an  and Sindh to register its protest
        Limited (NSL) in his nomination pa-                                                               anti-graft  tribunal post-  against the move,” he added.
        pers for 2002 and 2013 elections, as   Former PM Nawaz Sharif waves to his party supporters after his re-election as president of PML-N  poned Sharif’s indictment   Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sira-
        well as not declaring 100,000 pounds                                                              for a week aft er his chil-  jul Haq also criticized amend-
        retained in the NSL accounts that   Islamabad:   Pakistan’s   elected as president of the   despite  the  scandal  sur-  dren, who are co-defen-  ments made in the Election Bill
        was also an asset.            former Prime Minister   country’s ruling party, the   rounding his dismissal   dants in the case, failed to   and announced that the party
        VERDICT, P24                  Nawaz Sharif has been re-  Pakistan Muslim League,   from offi  ce.  NAWAZ, P28           COMEBACK, P28

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