Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan told the National Assembly during question hour that surplus stock of wheat is available in the country and efforts are being made to export the commodity. Minister for Water Resources Syed Javed Ali Shah said during forthcoming Rabi season, the country may face water shortage. He said therefore it has been decided at the IRSA advisory committee that the shortages will be passed on to Punjab and Sindh provinces while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan shall remain exempted from any cut in water share. Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar has said the Prime Minister's National Health Programme is providing free of cost health services to the families living below poverty line. She said that over 1.3 million families have been enrolled in the health insurance scheme in twenty four districts. She said that 2.8 million more families will be enrolled by the end of current financial year.

Revival of sports, films and national heritage in Pakistan: Marriyum Aurangzeb

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the government is determined to accomplish the challenging task of revival of sports, films and national heritage in the country. She was speaking at 20th International Sports Press Association Asia's extraordinary Congress in Islamabad today. The Minister of State said security situation has considerably improved in Pakistan as a result of an all-encompassing campaign launched by the government to eliminate the menace of terrorism. She said under the education reforms program in the federal capital, the Government is ensuring that play grounds and sports activities remain an essential feature of all educational institutes. She said sports journalists are our national heroes and they are soldiers in the fight for imparting the soft image of Pakistan.

Host: Mazhar Iqbal

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