Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
A formal welcome ceremony in honour of new Prime Minister was held at the PM office in Islamabad on Thursday morning.
China has vowed to work with Pakistan to maintain the momentum of rapid growth of CPEC projects.
British parliamentarians have expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
In Yemen, five soldiers have been killed in two suicide car bomb explosions in Shabwa province.
A formal welcome ceremony in honour of new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was held at the PM House in Islamabad.
On the occasion, National anthem was played. A smartly turned out contingent of the armed forces presented salute to him. He also inspected the guard of honour.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had taken oath of the office on 1st August after being elected to the top slot. He has been in politics since 1988 and won the election of member of national assembly six times.
In former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's cabinet, he was the minister of petroleum and natural resources.
China has warmly congratulated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on assuming the post of prime minister of Pakistan.
Spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, in a statement in Beijing, said China stands ready to work with Pakistan to maintain the momentum of rapid growth of China-Pakistan relations and advance the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that opponents of development and progress have severely damaged democracy and economy of the country for the sake of power.
In a statement in Lahore on Thursday, he said the rejected politicians want to create hurdles in the way of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The Chief Minister said his government has shown performance in every sphere of life.
A British parliamentary delegation, on a visit to Pakistan, has expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
Addressing a news conference along with AJK President Sardar Masood Khan in Islamabad on Thursday, members of the delegation said the world should take cognizance of the genocide of Kashmiri people in the occupied valley.
They said their delegation will visit Azad Kashmiri on Friday.
Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan said the British parliamentarians are playing an important role in highlighting the Kashmir dispute.
He said particularly the labor party is at the forefront and has expressed the commitment to play its role in resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute.
In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism have martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district.
The Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani and Hurriyet forum Chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have expressed grief over the killing of youth Aqib Ahmad Itoo and Suhail Ahmed.
Meanwhile, the authorities have again suspended the mobile Internet services in south Kashmir.
On the other side, two Indian soldiers including a Major, Kamlesh Pandey, were killed and two other personnel were critically injured in an attack at Matribugh Zaipora in Shopian.
Over hundred thousand Hajj pilgrims have arrived in Madinatul Munawara to pay their respect to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at Masjid Nabvi.
According to Saudi Arabia's General Administration for Hajj and Umrah, some 109,428 pilgrims have arrived in Prophet's city, showing an increase about nine percent as compared to last year.
The airport is well prepared to receive the pilgrims and100 Passports Department counters are engaged in entry procedures of Hujjaj smoothly and quickly.
In Yemen, five soldiers killed and several others injured in two suicide car bombs attacks near a security checkpoint in Redhoom district of Shabwa province.
Security officials said attackers were affiliated with al Qaeda.
China has accused India of concocting excuses over the illegal entry of its military into Chinese territory.
In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry said China will take all necessary measures to safeguard its legitimate and lawful rights and interests.
China has repeatedly called on India to withdraw its forces from Doklam area.