Senegal President arrives in Islamabad Tuesday to hold talks with Pakistani leadership.

Prime Minister has approved construction of four-lane expressway connecting Bisham with Khwazakhela in Swat.

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami says leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh are being punished for their love for Pakistan.

Indian forces injured over 150 people in unabated state terrorism in occupied Kashmir today.

In Turkey, more than a hundred PKK militants have been killed or wounded in airstrikes by government forces.

China has reaffirmed its commitment to safeguard its sovereignty in South China Sea.




Senegal President Macky Sall is arriving in Islamabad on Tuesday on a two-day official visit. 


He will hold meetings with the Pakistani leadership.


Bilateral cooperation, regional situation, and other matters of mutual interest will be discussed during the meetings.



Minister of State for Education and Interior Balighur Rehman says the annual budget of the Higher Education Commission has been increased from forty one billion rupees to ninety one billion rupees to prmote quality education.


In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur correspondent Sajjad Parvez, he said that the government plans to set up universities or their campuses in all districts of the country.




Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir says the government is taking revolutionary steps for the development of Gilgit-Baltistan.


Talking to APP, Barjees Tahir said that the Federal Government allocated billions of rupees for development and welfare projects like hospitals and universities in the area.


He said that the government is planning to establish a cardiology center in Gilgit and Baltistan university in Skardu. 


The minister said that the government will soon announce a 30-year forest working plan, timber policy and tourism policy for Gilgit-Baltistan.



Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali says people have rejected the politics of rallies and sit-ins.


Talking to newsmen in Faisalabad today, he said morality should not be compromised in politics. 


Abid Sher Ali said the government does not believe in politics of vendetta. He said people will decide who is serving them and who is creating problems for them and they will give their verdict in 2018 general elections. 



PTI Founders Group has announced to establish a new party as "Real PTI". 


This was announced by its Chairman Akbar S Babar while addressing a news conference after their first national consultative conference in Islamabad today.


He said that Imran Khan as Chairman PTI has failed to enforce fundamental principles of transparency, accountability and merit in the party as per its constitution.


He said that the PTI led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has wasted the opportunity to develop a model of governance in the province.




Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Information, Moula Bakhsh Chandio has said Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to never form any kind of alliance with the MQM.


He said while talking to media persons in Sukkur.


Moula Baksh Chandio said it is impossible to work with those political parties speaking against Pakistan’s integrity.




Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said that Pakistan Air Force has sound history of valour, gallantry and professional excellence in defence of motherland.


He was addressing a function in connection with defence day to pay tribute to martyrs of 1965 war.


The Air Chief said that great nations always remember its heroes and get inspiration from the history.



The Senate will begin its 252nd session in Islamabad tomorrow at three pm.


Besides carrying out legislative business, the House will also discuss important national issues during the session. 


Tomorrow the Upper House will transact private members business.


Meanwhile, the National Assembly is resuming its session in Islamabad tomorrow at 5:00 p.m after two-day break.



Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has urged political parties to shun negative politics and work for the welfare of the masses.


Talking to a delegation of PML-N's elected representative in Lahore today, he said some political elements are trying to hinder the process of economic development.


He said  street agitation and sit-ins had caused loss worth billions of rupees to the national economy in 2014.



Balochistan government is taking all measures for the capacity building of Levies Force.           


This was stated by Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri while presiding over a meeting in Quetta today to review performance of Levies and pace of work on developmental projects in the province.


Nawab Zehri directed concerned officials to provide sophisticated arms and training to the force and improve its communication network immediately.





Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has hailed the establishment of the campus of Swat University at Shangla.


Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the campus, today, he said the federal government has focused its attention on the restoration of peace and development of economy and other sectors in the country.


The Governor said youth from Shangla will also be provided laptops under the Prime Minister Laptop Schemes. They will also benefit from the Prime Minister Youth Training Programme and the Prime Minister Youth Business Loan Scheme.


Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to Prime Minister Engineer Ameer Muqam said Prime Minister has also approved construction of four-lane expressway connecting Bisham with Khwazakhela, Swat.


Ameer Muqam said both Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri want to create hurdles in the national development agenda of the federal government.



Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq says leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh are being punished because of their love for Pakistan.


He was speaking in Islamabad today after offering Namaz-e-Janaza in absentia of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh leader Mir Qasim Ali who was executed yesterday.


Special prayers were also offered for the departed soul.



Director General Hajj Makkah Dr Sajid Yousafani has appreciated the excellent arrangements made by the Saudi Government and the local administration of Makkah and Madinah for facilitating Pakistani pilgrims in the Holy Land. 


Addressing a reception in Makkah, he said that Pakistani pilgrims are very pleased and satisfied over the arrangements made by Saudi and the Pakistani governments, which include safety and security, health, accommodation, food, and transportation.




Azadi Train will reach Karachi tonight and stay for three days at Karachi Railway Station.


Special programs have been organized at the station to celebrate the spirit of independence.


Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan along with other notables will welcome the train at the Karachi Cantt Station.


The train will start its journey back to Islamabad from Karachi on 9th of this month.




The AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has said his government will take stringent measures to end corruption, embezzlement and lawlessness in Azad Kashmir.


Addressing a meeting in Chakaar today he said people living in far flung and remote areas of the state would be provided better facilities of health and education.



In Occupied Kashmir, over one hundred and fifty people were injured in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian troops on protesters in Shopian today. 


Indian police and paramilitary forces used brute force on participants of a pro-freedom rally in Penjoora area of Shopian. 


Meanwhile, Indian police arrested Hurriyet leader Masroor Abass Ansari outside his house as he tried to march towards Srinagar Airport as part of joint resistance programme.




In Turkey, more than a hundred militants from outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party have been either killed or wounded airstrikes in southeast and east of the country. 


According to State-run Anadolu news agency, fighter jets pounded ten PKK targets in Hakkari, Agri and Van provinces.




China says it would continue to safeguard its sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea. 


This was stated by the Chinese President Xi Jinping while talking to US President Barack Obama at Hangzhou today on the sidelines of G20 Summit.  



In the fifth and last One Day International of five match series against England at Cardiff, Pakistan  were ___ for ___ in ____overs a short while ago.


Earlier, England set the victory target of 303 on the loss of nine wickets.


Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.



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