Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
A formal welcome ceremony in honour of new Prime Minister was held at the PM House in Islamabad on Thursday morning.
Britain has acknowledged Pakistan's continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region.
In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism have martyred two more youth in Kulgam district.
Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as President of Iran for a second term in Tehran on Thursday.
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.
British High Commissioner Thomas Drew held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
Matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed.
The British High Commissioner acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan's continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region.
Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq says Madar-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah not only played a leading role in Pakistan Movement but also in the movement for revival of parliamentary democracy in the country.
He was addressing a seminar organized by "Quaid-e-Azam Thinker Forum" of Anjuman Faiz-ul-Islam in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
Raja Zafar ul Haq said the ideology of Pakistan should be interpreted in its true perspective, particularly in the light of sayings of Quaid-e-Azam and enable the young generation play due role in national integration.
Other speakers on the occasion also paid rich tributes to Mader-e-Millat for her commitment to national cause and democratic system.
A demonstration was held in Islamabad on Thursday to protest the arrest of Hurriyet leaders and killing of youth by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.
A British parliamentary delegation, on a visit to Pakistan, has expressed concern over 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.
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.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was sworn in for a second term at a ceremony overseen by supreme leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamanei in Tehran on Thursday.
In May, Rouhani won re-election in a landslide after securing 57 percent of the votes and defeating his main contender Ebrahim Raeisi.
In Yemen, five soldiers were killed and several others injured in two suicide car bomb attacks near a security checkpoint in Redhoom district of Shabwa province.
Security officials said attackers were affiliated with al Qaeda.
Italy has begun the naval mission to help the UN backed Libya's government for migrant flows.
Italy is sending six ships into Libyan territorial waters to provide logistical support to Libyan naval vessels for rescuing migrants.