JUNE 04, 2017


Prime Minister will attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit beginning in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

Security forces have killed twelve terrorists in an operation in Balochistan's Mastung District.

Minister of State for Information says Prime Minister's children have set a high moral standard by appearing before JIT.

Organization of Islamic Cooperation has termed Pakistan an important partner in achieving goals of welfare of the Ummah.

British Prime Minister says general elections in the country will be held as scheduled on Thursday despite terrorist attacks.


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit beginning in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

This was stated by Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua in an interview tonight.

She said during this conference to be held in Astana which Pakistan will be given full membership of SCO.

To a question, she said terrorism is the biggest challenge today and Pakistan is a victim of this menace.

Tehmina Janjua said elimination of terrorism from the country is our national challenge.

Commenting on continuing brutalities in Indian held Kashmir, she said that Pakistan will remain committed to raise voice of the innocent Kashmiris on the international forums. She said Pakistan has vociferously raised the issue of Kashmir at the United Nations. She said that the world community has vehemently condemned the Indian brutalities in Kashmir.

Answering a question, the Foreign Secretary said New Delhi's committing ceasefire violations on the Line of Control to divert world attention from the Kashmir issue.

To a question, Tehmina Janjua said Pakistan will present its stance on Kulbhushan Jadav case in the International Court of Justice in an effective manner.

Islamabad has rejected unfounded allegations against Pakistan after Kabul terrorist attack.

In a statement today Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said accusations from certain elements inside and outside Afghanistan after attack in Kabul are completely baseless.

He said the accusatory approach is instigated by those who have no interest in peace and stability in Afghanistan and their malicious agenda is to damage Afghanistan-Pakistan relations and the cooperation initiatives recently gaining momentum.

Security forces have killed twelve hardcore terrorists in an operation in Mastung area of Balochistan during last two days.

An ISPR statement said the terrorists were hiding inside a cave for planning and executing terrorist activities in the province.

Five security officials including two officers were also injured during the operation.

According to the statement, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is successfully continuing across the country.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurganzeb says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family believe in rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution.

In a statement, she said by appearing before the Joint Investigation Team, Nawaz Sharif's children have set a high moral standard.

The Minister of State said leakage of Hussain Nawaz's photo during his appearance before JIT is an extraordinary thing and a sheer violation of legal procedure.

She said the frequent incidents happening during the past few days indicate a sort of vendetta against the ruling family. 

Ministry of Water and Power has formed monitoring teams to ensure implementation on load shedding plan and maximum relief to people across the country.

According to the Ministry Spokesman, the teams visited different power distribution companies and found unnecessary and unscheduled load shedding at various feeders.

The government has taken a number of initiatives for development of Information and Communication Technology in the country.

In a statement, Minister of state for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman said affordable and mobile broadband access not only bridges the digital divide but also provides opportunities to the marginalized segments of the population to uplift their socioeconomic conditions.

Benazir Income Support Programme has completed sixty two percent door to door survey in thirteen districts of the country to update the data of the beneficiaries.

The data included three districts each in Punjab and Sindh, two each in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one each in Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and FATA.

The Senate and National Assembly will resume their sessions at the Parliament House in Islamabad tomorrow.

The Senate session will start at 11:00 am while National Assembly session will begin at four in the afternoon.

Both the Houses will continue general discussion on the federal budget for the next fiscal year.

Secretary General Organization of Islami Cooperation Dr Yousef A Al-Othaimeen has said that Pakistan is an important partner on the OIC's various activities and efforts.

He was talking to Pakistan representative to the OIC Khan Hasham Bin Saddique who met him today to present letter of credence.

The Secretary General and Pakistani's representative Saddique also reviewed the ongoing preparations of the upcoming Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting and both side urged for constructive deliberations with a view of producing action oriented outcomes.

The two sides also discussed wide range of issues of mutual concern and the means of enhancing OIC-Pakistan bilateral relations.

Faisal Edhi of Edhi Foundation received the Nikkei Asian Award in Tokyo in recognition of social and welfare activities for the general public.

Speaking at the ceremony Faisal Edhi said India's piling up of weapons is fueling arms race in the region which is affecting the welfare of the people.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says Punjab government has launched a mega project to ensure provision of clean drinking water to the masses.

He stated this while presiding over a high level meeting which reviewed the progress over the Punjab Water Roadmap in Lahore today.

The Chief Minister said an amount of twenty five billion rupees has been allocated for Clean Drinking Water Project in the new budget 2017-18.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak says five hundred and forty five megawatt Kaiga hydropower project will be constructed at a cost of more than one point four billion dollars in Kohistan.

Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar today, he said the construction work on the project will commence next year with assistance of South Korean company under public private partnership programme.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is offering free of cost Chinese language courses for the youth to enable them secure jobs in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.

The Chinese language courses spanning from three to six months are continuing for the last three months in five technical institutions located in Peshawar, Nowshehra and Charsadda districts.

In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has strongly condemned the malicious campaign launched by India against the Hurriyet leadership and the ongoing Kashmir's freedom movement.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar denounced the massive crackdown by Indian National Investigation Agency against the resistance leaders. 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the parliamentary elections on Thursday will be held as scheduled.

In a televised statement in front of her Downing Street office, she said the terrorist attacks cannot be allowed to disrupt the democratic process. She said the election campaign has been suspended today and will continue as usual tomorrow.

In the United Kingdom, British police have arrested twelve people in connection with the attacks in London that left seven people dead.

World leaders have also expressed solidarity with the British people.

President Donald Trump called British Prime Minister Theresa May on phone and offered full support in investigating the two terror attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market.

French President Emmanuel Macron said that in the face of this new tragedy, France is more than ever at Britain's side.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau termed it the awful news from London and said we are monitoring the situation.


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