Text Bulletin 1200 Hrs
The Joint Session of the Parliament to be addressed by the President has begun in Islamabad.
Chief Minister Punjab says national economy is thriving due to prudent policies of the incumbent government.
In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops martyred two more youth in Sopore today.
Joint Session of the Parliament began in Islamabad today with Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
President Mamnoon Hussain is addressing the Joint Sitting of the Parliament.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad today.
Matters relating to country`s internal and external security situation were discussed during the meeting.
The Prime Minister briefed the President about the details of meeting of Cabinet`s National Security Committee.
The Prime Minister also apprised the President about One Belt One Road Summit in China last month.
They expressed satisfaction over the pace of ongoing projects under the CPEC.
Joint Investigation Team formed to probe into Panama Papers case has resumed its proceeding at the Judicial Academy in Islamabad.
Talking to the media before appearing in front of the JIT for the third time, Hussain Nawaz, the son of the prime minister, said he will come to the JIT whenever summoned. He said we are responding to the questions being posed to us.
Later talking to media in Islamabad today, PML-N leader Hanif Abbassi said the Prime Minister and his family have always presented themselves for accountability.
Daniyal Aziz said Imran Khan`s confession to tax evasion and concealment of assets are on record.
He said fair and transparent trial and justice is right of every one.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says national economy is thriving due to the concrete measures taken by the government.
He was talking to former Federal Minister Abbas Khan Afridi, who called him in Lahore today.
Shahbaz Sharif said the country is heading towards progress and prosperity.
The Counter Terrorism Department arrested a member of an extortionist group in Peshawar today.
The mobile phone and sim used in extortion have been recovered from him.
Two of his accomplices have been arrested a few days ago.
One member of gang war was killed and ten suspects arrested in targeted raids by police in various areas of Karachi.
Weapons, ammunition and drugs were also recovered from them.
Three civilian were injured in unprovoked firing by Indian troops in Battal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors along the Line of Control this morning.
According to ISPR, in response, Pakistani troops effectively targeted Indian positions.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Nathipora area of Sopore, today.
The occupant Indian troops martyred twenty eight Kashmiris last month.
According to the data issued by Kashmir Media Service, nine hundred forty five people were injured and three hundred sixty seven persons including Hurriyet activists and students were arrested during this period.
The US President Donald Trump has said he will announce his decision today whether to keep the United States in a global pact to fight climate change.
During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had blasted the accord, and called global warming a hoax aimed at weakening U.S. industry.
A U.S. withdrawal could deepen a rift with allies as 195 world nations had agreed upon the accord in Paris in 2015.
In Philippine, ten troops were killed by friendly fire in military airstrikes against militants in Marawi city today.