SEP 02, 2016     


Prime Minister will perform the ground breaking of Lahore Eastern bypass at Kala-Shah Kaku today.

Coordination Committee and Consultative Council of MQM Pakistan have endorsed complete disassociation of the party from London Secretariat.

Advisor on Foreign Affairs says every forum will be used to highlight Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee meets in Karachi this evening for sighting of Zil-Hajj moon.

Turkish President has said his country would not accept a terror corridor on its southern border.

England beat Pakistan by four wickets in the fourth One-Day International at Leeds.



Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will perform the ground breaking of Lahore Eastern bypass at Kala-Shah Kaku today.

The 16.5 kilometer long bypass will be completed at a cost of 28 billion rupees.

This bypass will connect with Lahore Ring Road at a distance of 3.3 kilometer from Niazi interchange near Lahore.

It will start from Mehmood Booti interchange and end at GT Road and Lahore-Islamabad Motorway junction at Kala-Shah Kaku interchange.

The bypass will consist of six lanes, each having 3.65 meter width while the outer shoulder will be three meter and inner shoulder will be one meter wide.

The completion of the project will help to improve movement of the traffic in the city and linking areas besides promotion of tourism and trade in the region.



Earlier, addressing at the inaugural ceremony of Sibbi-Kohlu Highway last evening, the Prime Minister said the network of roads being laid in Balochistan will improve the living standard of the people besides bringing them closer.  

He said road construction projects being implemented across the province will also help explore the rich mineral resources for increasing exports.      

The Prime Minister said the construction of Sibbi-Kohlu Highway has reduced the 600 kilometers long distance between the two cities to 174 kilometers.     

Nawaz Sharif said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is a game changer for the people of Balochistan, is not being digested by the enemy.  

Nawaz Sharif said the back of terrorism has been broken, and the journey of progress will be completed at all costs. He said the internal and external enemy has been exposed.



Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the federal cabinet will give a final approval to the MoU regarding resumption of Pak Iran banking relationship that will create an friendly environment for the two countries in economic sphere.

In an interview with Iranian news agency, he said it would be a very efficient mechanism and now consignments will directly be shipped to Iran and receive corresponding payment against the shipment without any banking problem.

The Minister expressed the hope by the end of this month both countries will have proper banking relationship and it would give an immediate boost to trade between the two countries.

He said Iran and Pakistan have also agreed to materialize the proposed Free Trade Agreement.



The leader of MQM Pakistan Farooq Sattar has said that his party has completely disassociated from London Secretariat and all policy decisions will be taken independently.

Addressing a news conference in Karachi, he said  Coordination Committee and Consultative Council of the party have endorsed all the decisions taken after 23rd of last month.

Earlier, a meeting of MQM Pakistan Coordination Committee decided to remove the name of Altaf Hussain from the party constitution and flag.

The meeting also decided to empower Deputy Conveners to lead the party.



Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that people in by elections have once again defeated negative politics with the power of vote.   

He expressed these views over the victory of Pakistan Muslim League-N candidates in bye-elections of Jhelum and Vehari.    

The Chief Minister said people have supported the politics of service, honesty and transparency.    

He said people of Vehari and Jhelum, by supporting the politics of decency, service, honesty and transparency, had verified the policies of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.



Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan Syed Abrar Hussain has said that Pakistani-funded health projects in Afghanistan would be completed this year.    

During his visit to Pakistani funded three hundred-bed hospital in Logar, he said the hospital would be fully equipped with the latest technology providing various services to the patients.



Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan would continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Occupied Kashmir.

Talking to a TV channel, he said the people of Occupied Kashmir particularly youth have started  a landmark independence movement.     

The Advisor said Pakistan would use every forum to highlight the Indian human rights violations and atrocities against the innocent Kashmiris, who were fighting for their just right of self-determination.

He said during the current spate of human rights violations around 7000 Kashmiris have been injured while around 200 lost their eye-sight due to the use of pellet guns by the Indian forces.



Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is responsible for genocide in Occupied Kashmir.

In an interview with a TV channel, he said dialogue is not possible with India till the normalization of situation in Held Kashmir.



The United Nations' Under Secretary General for Field Support to Pakistan Atual Khare called on Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Rawalpindi.

The Minister highlighted Pakistan Military's role in UN Peace Keeping program in different parts of the world.

The UN under Secretary paid tributes to those Pakistani peace keepers who have laid down their lives while deployed in UN Missions.



Special Azadi Train on its month long journey from Peshawar to Karachi arrived at Nawabshah Railway Station last night.

Thousands of people welcomed the train and showered rose petals.

They also chanted slogans of Pakistan Zindabad.

The train will depart Nawabshah this morning and it will arrive at Shehdadpur Railway Station at 11:30 a.m.



Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi this evening for sighting or otherwise the crescent of Zil-Hajj.

Regional and district committees would also meet at their respective offices for sighting the Eid crescent .



Sindh police in a search operation has arrested five criminals from Manghopir area of Karachi.

According to a spokesman of police they were wanted by law enforcement agencies in a number of criminal cases.

Weapons were also recovered from their possession.



Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country would not accept a terror corridor on its southern border.

Speaking to media in Ankara, he said operation in Syria is aimed to secure the border region by eliminating terror organizations.

He said the fight against terrorism and security would be the main topics during the G20 summit being held on Sunday.



The United States has announced a long list of sanctioned companies and individuals of Russia over its continuing support for Ukraine's rebels and seizure of Crimea.

The sanctions were first introduced after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.



A strong earthquake of 7.1 magnitude rattled the coast of New Zealand's North Island this morning.

It triggered a small tsunami but not caused any major damage or injuries.



England beat Pakistan by four wickets in the fourth One-Day International at Leeds.

Batting first, Pakistan scored 247 for 8 in 50 overs.

In reply, England achieved the target for the loss of six wickets in 48 overs.

England is leading the five-match series four-nil.

The fifth and final ODI will be played at Cardiff on Sunday.



Mainly hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next twenty-four hours.

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

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning was:

Islamabad twenty-two degree centigrade, Lahore and Peshawar twenty-four, Karachi twenty-seven, Quetta eighteen, Gilgit seventeen, Murree fifteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-one degree centigrade.

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