Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Prime Minister inaugurated a forty-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Faisalabad today.
Governor Sindh has directed the provincial government to focus on early completion of communication projects in Karachi.
APHC has alleged that the Indian forces have brought sixty million pellets to occupied Kashmir for use against innocent people.
China and Turkey have agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation against terrorism.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a forty-megawatt coal fired power plant in Faisalabad today.
On the occasion, he was given briefing on the project.
The project, setup by an industrial firm is the biggest power generation plant in private sector.
It has been completed in a period of over two years at a cost of three billion rupees.
Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Federal Ministers Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Ahsan Iqbal and Khurram Dastagir Khan and Minister of State Abid Sher Ali were present on the occasion, among other prominent personalities and elected public representatives.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML-N has put the country on the path of progress and prosperity.
Talking to elected members of PML-N in Lahore today, he said politics of protest has harmed the country in the past and people do not want to see the negative politics any more.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at a meeting in Karachi have discussed the ongoing development projects, security measures others issues.
They insisted on early completion of ongoing development projects and urged the need to enhance security measures on Eid-ul-Azha.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said the government must focus on early completion of K-IV, Liyari Express Way, M-9 Motorway and Green and Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit System in Karachi to facilitate people.
Lawyers are boycotting courts' proceedings across the country today against Mardan attack which killed 14 people, including four lawyers.
The strike is being observed on the call of Pakistan Bar Council.
The lawyers are holding protest meetings in their bar rooms and wearing black bands to condemn the tragic incident.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, the lawyers are demanding immediate arrest of the culprits and proper security for the legal fraternity.
In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has expressed shock over reports that more than 60 million pellets have been brought to Kashmir to augment the current fleet of arms and ammunition in the territory.
The APHC in a statement in Srinagar said, Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh visited the wounded Kashmir Valley just to hoodwink the people and the local collaborators tried to give the impression that the so-called rulers were pained by the bullets and pallets fired by their armed forces, and approached them to soothe their wounds, but actually they come here to pat their forces.
The APHC also condemned the ban on news channels saying that the venomous anchors and their biased channels are provided full support and nourished to poison the atmosphere here.
China and Turkey have agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in fight against terrorism.
During a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in the Chinese City of Hangzhou, Chinese President Xi Jinping appreciated Turkey's announcement that it would not allow its territory to be used for acts that harmed China's security.
Japan has called for beginning a new epoch in its relations with Russia, which have remained cool ever since World War-II.
During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for breaking ice in bilateral relations betwen the two countries.
The fifth and final One Day International between Pakistan and England will be played at Cardiff tomorrow.
England leads the series by 4-nil.