Text Bulletin 1200 Hrs
PML-N leaders say party believes in rule of law and respects judiciary.
Government plans to increase number of higher education institutions under Vision 2025.
The United States has rejected criticism of its decision to scrap global climate deal.
PML-N leaders say the government believes in rule of law and has always respected the judiciary.
Talking to newsmen in Islamabad, Prime Minister's Advisor Asif Kirmani said we are extending full cooperation to the JIT on Panama Papers case and the judiciary. He said we want dispensation of justice in the case.
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said his party has rendered sacrifices for restoration of judiciary. He said we respect the institutions, the media and the opposition.
Joint Investigation Team probing Panama Papers case has resumed its proceedings in Islamabad.
Prime Minister's son Hussain Nawaz has arrived at Federal Judicial Academy to appear before the team for the fourth time.
Information Technology related exports have increased almost by one hundred percent over the last four years.
According to officials, currently the IT exports of Pakistan stand at 2.9 billion dollars as against the 1.4 billion dollars recorded in 2013.
The officials said Pakistan Software Export Board is aiming to cross six billion dollars mark in IT exports in the next couple of years. The target will be achieved by registering new companies and by creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop new products and services for export purposes.
They said a software technology park is also being established in the federal capital with the cooperation of Korean Exim bank in order to fully exploit potential of the sector.
The government plans to expand the number of higher educational institutions in the country under the HEC Vision 2025.
According to official sources, over thirty-five billion rupees have been allocated for this purpose during the next fiscal year.
Under the plan, one hundred and fifty affiliated community colleges will be established in each district across the country to produce skilled human resource.
Fifteen new research universities will be established offering innovative programmes in technologies, medicine, agriculture, communication allied health professions.
The plan envisages setting up more than one hundred smart campuses of different public sector universities in underdeveloped areas.
Sub campuses of FATA University in all agencies are also part of the comprehensive plan.
Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur Rehman says nine hydro-power projects are being implemented in the region on priority to overcome electricity shortage.
Chairing a meeting in Gilgit, he said on completion these projects will add two hundred and fifty megawatt electricity to the system by 2020.
The federal government has approved a plan for provision of natural gas to ten villages of Swabi District.
Sources at Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited told Radio Pakistan Peshawar Correspondent that the project will be completed at a cost of more than four hundred and eighty million rupees by the end of this year.
It will benefit more than five thousand households of the area.
The United States has rejected the criticism of its decision to scrap global climate deal.
The White House officials said that by demanding the United States to stay in pact, Europe is trying to shackle its economy and refusing to acknowledge climate change is real.
The US decision had attracted widespread criticism by the leaders of remaining signatories of the Paris Agreement.
The United Nations General Assembly has elected Kuwait, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Peru and Poland as non-permanent members of the Security Council.
These will fill seats to be vacated by Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay on December 31. All new Council members will take their seats on January 1, 2018, for a period of two years.
In Group-B match of ICC Champions Trophy Sri Lanka will play against South Africa at Oval today. The match will begin at 2.30 PM Pakistan Standard Time.
Pakistan will play their first match against India at Birmingham tomorrow.