Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
Prime Minister says besides building infrastructure, the government is also implementing education and healthcare projects to facilitate the people.
Information Minister says adventurism of PTI and PAT have caused losses worth billions of rupees to the country.
Upon the government's directive, Pakistani Ambassadors in different countries have started hearing complaints of overseas Pakistanis on weekly basis.
Indian forces used brute force injuring hundreds of peaceful demonstrators in occupied Kashmir today.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov was laid to rest in Tashkent today.
The last One Day International of five-match series between Pakistan and England will be played at Cardiff tomorrow.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the receipt of the final tranche of the Extended Fund Facility this month will mark the completion of Pakistan's program with the International Monetary Fund.
In a statement, he said that the program is categorized as a success on the basis of different key economic indicators.
The minister said Real GDP growth rate in financial year 2016 was recorded at 4.71 percent which is the highest in the last eight years.
In an interview, the Finance Minister said some political leaders want to obstruct the economic growth through rallies and protests.
He said the government made utmost effort to resolve the issue amicably, but some politicians are obsessed with will to grab power and are trying to frustrate the system.
The minister said these political leaders are once again trying to obstruct the economic growth like they did during their 126 days sit-in two years ago.
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says political adventures of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek have caused loss worth billions of rupees to the country besides loss of precious lives.
Talking to media in Lahore this evening, he said both the parties were asked to arrange their processions at secluded places to avoid hindrance and problems in the daily life of the people.
Pervaiz Rashid said that PML-N and PPP have taken practical steps for legislation for inquiry into the corruption cases.
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says PTI Chief Imran Khan wants to disrupt the process of progress by spreading anarchy in the country.
In a statement issued today, he said Imran Khan is doing nothing except creating difficulties for citizens by staging rallies and marches.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is staging a rally in Lahore today to press its demand for elimination of corruption.
The rally started from Shahdara, and after marching through various roads, it will reach Charing Cross on Mall Road where its central leadership will address the participants.
Earlier, addressing at Shahdara, PTI chief Imran Khan demanded probe into Panama Papers.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of death of innocent persons due to protest rallies in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
In a statement, he lamented that loss of precious human lives due to protest rallies are termed tragic.
He said that the political parties, which use the tactics of street agitation, are the enemies of general public.
The Chief Minister has directed the Police officials to ensure the swift passage of ambulances through the obstacles.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted a sub-committee to monitor progress on prosecution of all terror-related cases.
The sub-committee to be chaired by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali will submit its report within two months.
The Interior Secretary, all chief secretaries, Home Secretaries, Prosecutors General, and Inspectors General of Police have been notified as members of the sub-committee.
A meeting of Apex Committee of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held in Peshawar today with Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra in the chair.
The meeting reviewed overall law and order situation particularly in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist incidents in Mardan and Christian Colony Warsak Road Peshawar.
The Committee discussed various measures to implement the National Action Plan in its true perspective and vowed that the facilitators of heinous crimes will also be taken to task.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has reiterated that war against terrorism is in fact war of survival of country's future and politicizing the issue would amount to playing with its future.
Addressing a news conference in Mardan today, he stressed the need for national unity to overcome terrorist activities in any part of the country in future.
He said now some remnants of the terrorists are hitting soft targets.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said a committee will be established at federal level to suggest ways and means for welfare of those who have suffered in terrorist acts.
Ambassadors of Pakistan in different countries have started hearing complaints of overseas Pakistanis about their problems on weekly basis without any prior appointment on the initiative of Federal ombudsman Pakistan.
In a statement, Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar said it has further been decided to hear complaints of overseas Pakistanis through video link and Skype from those countries first where Pakistan Community welfare Attaches are not posted and performing their welfare services.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued notices to 325 political parties which failed to submit their statement of accounts by the deadline.
According to official sources, only eight registered political parties have submitted their statement of accounts.
AJK President Masood Khan has said that Kashmir liberation movement has entered a sensitive phase and urged the international community to help settle the lingering dispute.
He was talking to Chairman Standing Committee of National Assembly on Foreign Affairs Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari in Islamabad today.
AJK President said that Kashmir is the axis of Pakistan’s foreign policy and determines relations with other countries.
In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people were injured today when Indian troops used brute force to prevent people from staging demonstrations against martyrdoms of innocent Kashmiris.
Call for the demonstrations was jointly given by All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
Forceful anti-India demonstrations rocked the occupied territory as the puppet authorities continued to impose strict restrictions across the Kashmir Valley today.
Azadi Train arrived in Hyderabad today after passing through small and big cities of the country.
People belong to different walks of life warmly welcomed the train.
The Azadi train was tastefully decorated with colorful buntings and beautiful floats depicting culture of all parts of the country.
Youth, senior citizens, children and families are taking keen interest in the picture galleries and cultural floats of the train.
Radio Pakistan Quetta correspondent on board Azadi Train Hussain Farooq reports that the train will proceed for Karachi from Hyderabad tomorrow.
Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov was laid to rest in Tashkent today.
Among others, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and presidents of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan attended the funeral.
Earlier, the funeral of Islam Karimov was held in the city of Samarkand.
The US and China have ratified the Paris global climate agreement.
Both countries together are responsible for forty per cent of the world's carbon emissions.
The last One Day International of 5-match series between Pakistan and England will be played at Cardiff tomorrow.
England lead the series 4-nil.
Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty four hours.