JULY 2, 2017

Prime Minister has vowed to defeat the elements engaged in activities against unity and development of the motherland.

Minister of State for Information says the entire nation is united in the war against terrorism to secure the future of coming generations.

US Senate Armed Services Committee Chief says his country's Kashmir policy has not changed.

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed today against martyrdom of four Kashmiris by Indian troops in Islamabad district.

China has released a map to prove Indian troops transgression into the disputed Doklam area of Sikkim sector.


Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says sacrifices of Pakistani nation while fighting terrorism and extremism will not go waste.

In a statement issued today, he said elements engaged in activities against solidarity, unity and development of Pakistan will be defeated.

He said victims of recent Parachinar blasts will be looked after and compensated completely.

Nawaz Sharif directed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra to distribute relief cheques among victims of Parachinar bombings under Prime Minister's package for Parachinar victims.

Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that terrorist incidents have reduced by ninety percent in the country.

In an interview with Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel tonight, she said with joint efforts of the security forces and people, the menace of terrorism will completely be eradicated from the country.

The Minister of State said security forces and people have foiled nefarious designs of the enemy and entire nation is united in the war against terrorism.

The Security Forces arrested eight operatives of a banned organization during a search operation in Kohlu district of Balochistan today.

According to ISPR, the arrested terrorists were involved in planting an improvised explosive device on the railway track in Mach yesterday.

Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique says PML N does not believe in politics of hatred and revenge.

Addressing a ceremony in Lahore today, he said Charter of Democracy was signed to bury the negative politics, however, certain elements are trying to revive the politics of hatred.

Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said serving the nation is top priority of the government.

Talking to media in Islamabad today, he said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will continue his efforts for a developed Pakistan despite hurdles by the opponents.

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair says Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed his determination to lead the province to progress and prosperity.

He was adressing a reception near Hyderabad today.

The governor said as a result of concrete measures taken by the faderal government, law and order situation has improved to a great extent particularly in Karachi.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's cousin Tariq Shafi appeared before the Joint Investigation Team at Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad today.

He recorded his statement before the team.

Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar says government is determined to achieve the GDP growth target of 6 percent in current fiscal year.

Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad today, he said government has been able to achieve macroeconomic stability through prudent economic policies

The Chashma nuclear power plant- IV of three hundred forty megawatt is expected to be completed by October this year.

According to official sources, government has allocated more than seven billion rupees for this project.

The government, through its Benazir Income Support Programme, has set a target to send two million children to school by 2018.

Highlighting outlook for year 2017-18, official souces said the objective will be achieved through partnership with provincial governments and NGOs.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says provincial government is laying network of carpeted roads across the province.

Addressing signing ceremony of dualization of Sheikhupura-Gujranwala Road Project in Lahore today, he said billions of rupees have been provided for development of southern Punjab.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in collaboration with federal government will relocate three Afghan refugee camps falling in the way of Hazara Motorway in Mansehra.

The relocation of Khaki, Sheikhabad and Ichrian camps will be financed by Federal Ministry of States and Frontier Regions.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak says two hundred million rupees have been allocated for the promotion of sports.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of sports competitions at Nathiagali today, he said Youth Policy and Youth Commission have been constituted for welfare of youth.

A delegation of US senators called on Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad today.

Views were exchanged on matters of bilateral interest and overall situation in the region.

The delegation includes John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren, and David Perdue.

Meanwhile, talking to PTV Senator John McCain said that Pakistan has a significant role for establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He said peace and stability in Afghanistan is not possible without Pakistan's help.

To a question, John McCain said Kashmir issue should be resolved in peaceful way through negotiation. He said the US will continue its policy regarding Kashmir issue and no change has been made in this regard.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua says Pakistan wants to maintain good relations with all its neighboring countries.

In an interview, she said 20 Pakistanis detained in Indian prisons have completed their sentence but Indian authorities are not releasing them.

Tehmina said Kulbhoshan Yadav is a serving Naval commander and he has confessed to all of his crimes; therefore, he has no privilege of consular access as per Pak-India agreement of 2008.

Foreign Secretary said US administration is reviewing policy towards Pakistan and both Islamabad and New Delhi are now being treated equally.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that all available resources are being mobilized to minimize the problems being faced by the people residing along the Line of Control.

Addressing a public gathering at Chinari near Line of Control, he said a project to construct community bunkers on Line of Control is under consideration in Ministry of Kashmir Affairs which would cost six point five billion rupees.

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed against the martyrdom of four people by Indian troops in Dialgam area of Islamabad district.

Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

China has released a map to prove Indian troops transgression into the disputed Doklam area of the Sikkim sector.

In the map, released by the Chinese foreign ministry, a blue arrow with markings in Chinese, points Indian troops transgression into the area to prevent the PLA troops from building a road.


Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty four hours.

However, rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

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