Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Punjab government has taken comprehensive measures to improve education, health, and skill development sectors
In occupied Kashmir, over one hundred people were injured in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian troops on protesters in Shopian on Sunday.
Two-day G-20 summit of the world's major economies begins in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Sunday.
In Afghanistan, fifty people were killed in a road accident in Zabul Province on Sunday.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says provincial government has taken comprehensive measures to improve education, health, clean drinking water and skill development sectors.
He was chairing a high level meeting in Lahore on Sunday, which was also attended by a delegation of World Bank headed by Country Director Pathamuthu Illangovan.
The Chief Minister said billions of rupees are being spent to end poverty and improvement in social sectors.
The Chief Minister said the World Bank is an important partner of Provincial Government regarding improvement in the social sectors.
He said the amount of scholarships for female students from 6th to 10th class in sixteen districts of province has been enhanced to one thousand rupees per month.
Shahbaz Sharif said nutrition program is of great importance to fulfill the nutrition needs of children. He directed to review measure to extend this program and present a comprehensive plan for its extension.
Country Director of World Bank lauded billions of rupees reform program of Punjab government and said the government is heading in a right direction for improvement in various sectors.
The meeting also discussed progress on ongoing projects in health, education, nutrition program and other social sectors.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has taken a number of initiatives to provide best treatment facilities to people.
According to three years progress report of the Health Department, the government has allocated more than three billion rupees for giving special financial incentives to the doctors serving in far flung areas of the province.
One thousand nurses, six hundred paramedics and three hundred doctors have also been recruited in order to cope with the shortage of medical staff in hospitals.
In Occupied Kashmir, over one hundred people were injured in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian troops on protesters in Shopian, on Sunday morning.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the personnel of Indian police and paramilitary forces used brute force on participants of a pro-freedom rally in Penjoora village.
Forces used heavy tear smoke shells and indiscriminate pellets on the protesters.
On the other hand, several persons were injured in Islamabad district, after Indian armed forces used force on an anti-India and pro-freedom rally in Fatapora Larkipora.
Two-day G-20 summit of the world's major economies begins in Chinese city of Hangzhou on Sunday to discuss efforts to reform global economic governance.
The theme of the summit is Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy.
The G20 represents over 85 percent of the world's economy and two thirds of global population.
Europe is close to limits on its ability to accept new waves of refugees.
This has been stated by European Union President Donald Tusk in a press conference at Hangzhou in China on the sidelines of G-20 summit.
He urged the broader international community to shoulder its share of the burden.
United States President Barack Obama says that America is close to a deal with Russia on stemming the violence in Syria's brutal civil war.
Talking to reporters at Hangzhou in China, he said it is a very complicated piece of business.
Earlier, successive rounds of international negotiations have failed to end the five-year conflict in Syria.
In Afghanistan, at least fifty people were killed and twenty eight others injured when a passenger bus struck with a fuel tanker in the province of Zabul on Sunday.
According to report, the collision sparked an inferno and many of the victims, including women and children were burned.
The passenger bus was on its way from Kandahar to Kabul when it collided with a fuel tanker.
The last One Day International of 5-match series between Pakistan and England will be played at Cardiff on Sunday.
The match will be started 02.30 pm.
England lead the series 4-nil.