Text bulletin 1300 hrs
MAY 05, 2016
Prime Minister has expressed the resolve to complete China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project at the earliest.
Commerce Minister says the government will reform import regulations to ensure high quality raw material for industry.
APHC leadership says Israeli type settlements would not be allowed in Occupied Kashmir.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says resources are being provided on priority basis for provision of basic amenities to the people.
He was talking to different members of National Assembly who separately called on him in Islamabad today.
Nawaz Sharif said the government is working strenuously for the welfare of masses and very penny is being spent honestly for the progress and prosperity of the people.
The Prime Minister said different development projects are being completed speedily to bring improvement in the living standard of people. He vowed early completion of infrastructure projects, like CPEC.
The elected representatives apprised the Prime Minister about the ongoing development schemes in their constituencies and discussed political matters with him.
The members said the people fully support the Prime Minister's development initiatives and policies.
Those who called on the Prime Minister included Nasir Iqbal Bosaan, Malik Shakir Bashir Awan and Najaf Abbas Sial.
Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan says Pakistan is now emerging out of the dark period of extremism and energy crisis.
He was addressing a launching ceremony of report on Trade and Economic Development in Islamabad today.
The Minister said the government will reform import regulations to ensure high quality raw material for the industry.
He said the government is encouraging the foreign investment in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Executive Director Sustainable Development Policy Institute Abid Suleri said export-oriented policy will help create immense job opportunities for the youth.
Newly appointed Ambassadors of Japan and separately Thailand called on Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad today.
They discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest.
Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, Syed Khurshid Shah has written a letter to the Prime Minister on Panama Papers' Terms of Reference.
In his letter, Khurshid Shah also attached the TORs agreed upon by the opposition parties a few days ago.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra says the whole nation is united to eliminate terrorism from the society.
Addressing a meeting of Apex Committee in Peshawar, he said the nation stand shoulder to shoulder with the security forces to root out the menace of terrorism.
The meeting reviewed National Action Plan against terrorism in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.
In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has said that separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in the territory are unacceptable.
In his statement, he termed the move as conspiracy amid at eroding the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and to change the demography of the territory. He said such Israeli type settlements would not be tolerated in Kashmir.
Iraqi Forces have recaptured a number of villages in the western Anbar province during an anti-terror operation against Daesh.
Iraqi forces are now just a few kilometers away from Fallujah city.
Chief Commander of the military operation in Anbar announced that at least one hundred Daesh were killed during the operation and eight booby-trapped vehicles destroyed.
In Bangladesh, the Supreme Court has upheld death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for his role in 1971's war.
Israeli air strikes hit four sites in Gaza. Palestinian officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties in the raids.
Israeli tanks also shelled several areas in Gaza’s eastern Shuja'iyya district.