Punjab budget for FY2017-18 to be presented in the provincial assembly today
Provincial Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha will present the budget.
Dr Ayesha will also present Supplementary Budget Statement for the financial year 2016-2017 in the assembly.
UN expresses concern over deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir and escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following unprovoked Indian firing across the Line of Control, killing at least two civilians
The United Nations has expressed concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following unprovoked Indian firing across the Line of Control, killing at least two civilians. In a statement, UN Secretary-General, Spokesman Stephane Dujarric also expressed concern over situation in Occupied Kashmir. He said the world body is closely monitoring the situation in the held valley.
Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord
There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Trump said moves to negotiate a new "fair" deal that would not disadvantage US businesses and workers would begin. The Paris agreement commits the US and one hundred and eighty-seven other countries to keeping global temperatures rises well below two degrees Celsius. World leaders reacted with anger and defiance after President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
US travel ban goes to Supreme Court
The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate a travel ban on people from majority Muslim countries. The ban has been blocked by lower courts which have said that it is discriminatory. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores says we have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism.
At least 36 dead in attack on Philippines casino: Officials
In Philippine, at least 36 people were killed when a gunman burst into a casino and hotel complex in capital Manila. The gunman also fired shots and set gaming tables alight. According to Police, the gunman later killed himself by setting on fire.
Turkey agrees to resume Cyprus peace talks
Turkey has agreed to resume Cyprus peace talks in Geneva or in Cyprus without any preconditions. This was announced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu while speaking at a joint press conference with the Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci in the Lefkosa. He said that a result-oriented process must be followed for a permanent and fair peace.
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