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Parliamentarians have appreciated the patience shown by the government in the current political crisis.

The joint session of the parliament resumed in Islamabad and discussed the prevailing political situation in the country. Taking part in the discussion senator Muhammad Saleh Shah said despite political differences, the government and opposition parties have demonstrated unprecedented unity for the stability and promotion of democracy. Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami partyís senator Abdul Rahim Mandokhel said the parliament being the supreme body will protect the constitution as well as the rights of the people. Muttahida Qaumi movementís Abdul Rashid Godil called for early resolution of current crisis saying it is adversely affecting the economy. Mohammad Ayaz Soomro of Pakistan Peoples Party said attacks on the national institutions amounts to attacks on the whole nation.


Several villages of Katcha area of Gothki have inundated as flood torrent entered Sindh province after wreaking havoc in Punjab and Azad Kashmir.

Standing crops on hundreds of acres of land have been submerged in Katcha areas and hundreds of people marooned after land routes disconnected in different areas. The most affected villages Include Dur Muhammad Sabzoi, Channay Sarsabzoi, Habibullah Sabzoi, Haji Jalal Savant, Jaffar Golo and Qabil Sandrani. Water flow is also increasing at Chachrra in river Indus. Inflow of water at Sukkur barrage is normal. The inflow has been recorded at 200,980 cusecs and outflow 147,585 cusecs.


Water level is receding in southern Punjab while flood torrent is passing through head Panjnad in river Chenab.

According to flood warning center, the inflow of water at Panjnad is 307,923 cusecs and outflow is almost 300,000 cusecs. The flood has inundated more villages near Rahimyar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Shehr Sultan. Flood water broke a dyke at a Nullah in Shekhani area of Dera Ghazi Khan inundated several villages.


The visit of Chinese President Xi Jin ping to Islamabad will soon take place: Foreign office.

In the weekly news briefing in Islamabad Foreign office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam quoting the Chinese President said that ties between Pakistan and China will not be affected due to international developments and will be more strong with the passage of time. The spokesperson said Pakistan has strongly protested with Afghanistan over attacks on border check posts. To a question she said no one can purchase or sale land on both sides of Kashmir under the united nation security council resolution. On flood situation the spokesperson said international community has not been asked to provide aid to the flood affectees.


Unknown gunmen shot dead a professor of Karachi University in Gulshan e Iqbal area of the city.

Professor Shakeel Auj, dean of Islamic studies department received three bullets at his neck and chest and was rushed to a private hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries. Following the murder of professor Shakeel Auj, educational activities in Karachi university suspended and all examinations were postponed. President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have condemned the killing of professor Shakeel Auj.


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