Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
JUNE 03, 2017
Pakistan has strongly retaliated unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, killing five Indian soldiers.
Pakistan has expressed desire to open new horizons of investment and cooperation with Russia.
Pakistan Railways will upgrade four hundred seventy-five coaches during the next two years.
Verification process of blocked computerized National Identity Cards has been initiated in Bajaur Agency.
Indian authorities have launched a malicious campaign to malign Hurriyet leadership and ongoing freedom movement in Occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan has strongly retaliated to Indian forces' unprovoked ceasefire violations at Tatta Pani along the Line of Control today.
In a tweet message, DG ISPR said five Indian soldiers were killed and many other injured in befitting response of the Pakistani side.
He said several Indian bunkers were also destroyed.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan says brave Kashmiris are standing shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan army to protect frontiers of the country.
He expressed these views during his visit to Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Rawalakot today to inquire after the health of those injured in unprovoked Indian shelling at Tatta Pani sector.
Sardar Masood Khan lauded the commitment and morale of the people residing along the Line of Control.
Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has categorically ruled out any confrontation between government and judiciary.
In a statement, he said certain elements want to give the impression of confrontation and chaos in the country for their vested political interests.
He said the government's response to the remarks of an honourable judge should not be painted as confrontation.
PML-N leaders say the government believes in rule of law and has always respected the judiciary and other state institutions.
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.
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said his party has rendered sacrifices for restoration of judiciary.
Prime Minister's son Hussain Nawaz has said that his family members will continue to present themselves for accountability to bring the truth before the people.
He was talking to media after appearing before the Joint Investigation Team in Panama case in Islamabad today.
He said that he appeared for the fourth time before JIT and will appear again if summoned. He said that he has presented proofs before the JIT and answered all questions of investigation team.
Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi says Pakistan is desirous of opening new horizons of investment and cooperation with Russia.
He was talking to Russian Minister for Industry and Trade Denis Manturov at Saint Petersburg in Russia.
Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi apprised the Russian Minister about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project, political and economic stability and economic policies of the government.
The Russian Minister for Industry and Trade also offered Pakistan investment in Sukhoi Superjet 100.
Ambassador of the United States David Hale called on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad today.
During the meeting they discussed matters of bilateral interest and cooperation in different sectors.
Pakistan Railways is making all out efforts to upgrade its entire infrastructure to improve the train service and facilities for passengers.
Presiding over two different meetings in this connection in Lahore today, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said railway stations of Bahawalpur, Nankana Sahab, Sahiwal, Okara, Raiwind and Hassan Abdal are being reconstructed besides upgradation of Sibbi and Harnai railway station.
He said Kohat-Rawalpindi section is also being restored and Karachi cantt station will also be upgraded.
The Minister was told that during the next two years 475 coaches will be upgraded.
Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme Marvi Memon has said fresh BISP survey would be launched in next three months in several districts of Sindh.
She was talking to our correspondent Ghulam Murtaza in an exclusive interview during her visit to Radio Pakistan Karachi today.
The districts include, Badin,Thatta, Sanghar, Dadu and others. During the survey all houses would be listed for data collection of deserving families to extend them assistance.
Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif says power generation in the country has reached its highest level of 19248 megawatt, setting a new record in history.
In a tweet message today, he also congratulated the nation over achieving this milestone.
The Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has also congratulated the nation over peak production of power in the country.
The government has declared new IT companies free
from tax in the next fiscal year budget 2017-18 to boost the local industry.
Spokesman of Ministry of Information and Technology and Telecommunication said the government has unveiled a progressive budget 2017-18 and exempted the new tech companies from Income Tax for next three years in the country.
The government has released an amount of 554 million rupees to ensure revival of Forestry Resources under Prime Minister Green Pakistan Programme.
Sources at Climate Change Ministry today said the program has two major projects, which will be implemented over a period of five years from 2017-2021.
The sources said another programme in this connection is revival of Wildlife Resources in Pakistan.
The main objective of this programme is to revive and
functionally recognize wildlife departments in all provinces, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says the government has allocated three hundred and forty-five billion rupees for education sector in the next budget with increase of thirty-three billions rupees.
He was chairing a high-level meeting and reviewed Punjab School Reforms Road Map in Lahore today.
Shahbaz Sharif expressed satisfaction over the progress made on the School Reforms Road Map.
The government has initiated the verification process of the blocked computerized National Identity Cards of residents of Bajaur Agency.
Initially, the verification process has been started in five tehisls of the agency, including Nawagai, Chamarkand, War Mamond, Lovi Mamound and Barang.
Pakistan has been elected as chair of World Health Organization's Executive Board during its 141st session in Geneva.
Director General Health Dr. Assad Hafeez formally assumed office as Chairman of the Executive Board.
Indian authorities have launched a malicious campaign to malign Hurriyet leadership and the ongoing freedom movement in Occupied Kashmir.
The move comes after India's frustration over the exemplary unity among Kashmiri people and Hurriyet leaders.
Meanwhile, two Indian army soldiers were killed and four others injured in an attack on their convoy on Srinagar-Jammu Highway near Qazigund area, today.
The United States has appreciated China's commitment to work with international community toward denuclearization of Korean peninsula.
Addressing the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore today, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his country is encouraged by China's efforts to restrain North Korea.
In the ICC Champions Trophy against South Africa at Kennington Oval, Sri Lanka were 149 for 5 in 27 overs, a short while ago.
Earlier, South Africa set a victory target of 300 runs.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will play its first match against arch-rival India at Birmingham tomorrow.
Very hot weather is expected over plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and upper Sindh during the next twelve hours.
Hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in rest of the country.