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Pak postpones SAARC Summit after five member states pull out of conference: As it happened

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 22:11
Zee Media Bureau

Eleven days after a terror attack killed 18 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, India on Thursday carried out "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control.

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22:11 PM

Pakistan postpones SAARC Summit after five member states pull out of conference. 

15:08 PM

A member of team that carried surgical strikes across LoC has received minor injury during exfiltration. The injury is not because of any enemy or terrorist action: Army sources

15:07 PM

Pakistan scuttled India`s participation in the Asian Trade Promotion Forum CEO meet held this week by withholding travel permission of an Indian High Commission official to Lahore, informed sources said on Friday. The 29th ATPF CEO meet was held in Lahore from September 24 to 26 and the trade counsellor of the Indian mission was to attend the event. However, he was denied permission to travel.

15:01 PM

Expressing concern over the "continuous confrontation and tensions" between India and Pakistan, China today called on both parties to exercise restraint and refrain from escalation of tensions.

14:37 PM

Praising the Indian Army`s surgical strikes, the Shiv Sena says the next step is to "crush the (Pakistani) snake totally, so that it never raises its hood again against India". The Shiv Sena further cautions India must not remain lax after the surgical strikes.

13:31 PM

News agency ANI has quoted Army sources as saying that a few Pakistani channels are playing doctored video clips showing Indian Army casualties. The same is also circulating on social media. It is clarified that these are fake and example of black propaganda. We request that these clips not be circulated or telecast.

13:28 PM

Islamabad wants peace in the region but "we will not allow anyone to cast an evil eye on Pakistan", Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Radio Pakistan quoted Sharif as making these comments at a cabinet meeting held to discuss the latest situation on the Line of Control and in Jammu and Kashmir.

13:10 PM

In two-and-a-half years, this is the first Prime Minister-like action by Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi on surgical strikes.

13:01 PM

Hailing the surgical strikes by India on terror launch pads across the LoC, the wife of martyred soldier Hemraj said the action was a "befitting reply" to Pakistan.

12:51 PM

Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali has rejected an invitation for a conference scheduled in New Delhi next month amid rising tensions between the two neighbouring countries. In a letter to the Indian Supreme Court, he wrote that in the present conditions he could not attend the meeting, Geo News reported on Friday.

Pakistan Chief Justice cancels New Delhi visit

First Published: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 22:12
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