JUNE 07, 2016


National Assembly and Senate are discussing budgetary proposals to make them more comprehensive and people-friendly. 

Balochistan Chief Minister has reaffirmed government's resolve to defeat nefarious designs of the enemy.

In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum has deplored intimidation of media for highlighting problems of the Kashmiri people.

Pakistan Army won Inter-Regiment Volleyball Championship defeating Sri Lanka in Colombo today.



Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar says prices of only those medicines have been increased by eight percent whose raw material got expensive.

Responding to a calling attention notice in the Senate moved by Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh, she said the companies had applied to enhance prices of 612 medicines, but the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan approved increase in prices of only 177 medicines.



The Senate Chairman has admitted for discussion an adjournment motion regarding re-verification of the CNICs of entire population. The motion was moved by Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar and others.

The chair said that discussion on the motion will be held on Thursday.



Later, the House resumed discussion on the Finance Bill, 2016-17.

Taking part in the debate, Usman Khan Kakar said all the federating units should be treated equally in terms of economic development.

Saeed Ghani said development schemes of small provinces should be incorporated in the PSDP to remove their sense of deprivation.

He said concrete steps are required to revive the agriculture sector which is the backbone of our economy.



The National Assembly resumed debate on budget in Islamabad today.

Taking part in the debate, Dr Farooq Sattar termed the budget traditional one and said there should be some revolutionary steps to address the problems faced by the poor.

He pointed out that there is no progressive tax proposed in the budget for taking the country forward.

Dr Farooq Sattar said salary of government employees should be increased by twenty percent. Similarly, there should be considerable increase in retired employees pension and minimum wage should be fixed at twenty thousand rupees per month.



Saudi ambassador Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani  held a meeting with interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad and discussed bilateral relations.

On the occasion, the Interior Minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy unique relations and should enhance their cooperation to confront all challenges.



Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has reaffirmed government's commitment to protect lives and properties of the people.

Talking to delegations belonging to Pishin and Chaman districts, who called on him in Quetta today, he said that kidnapping for ransom is a challenge for the provincial government and necessary measures have been taken to control the situation.

The Chief Minister said kidnappers would be eliminated soon no matter how powerful they may be.

He said we are in a state of war and our enemies want to damage our unity. However, he observed with pleasure the security forces and law enforcement have foiled their design. 



Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has expressed good wishes for speedy recovery of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

In his message, the President of Belarus said he was deeply concerned about the health of the prime minister.

Alexander Lukashenko said he is confident that we will continue to work on the development of friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.



In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has deplored intimidation of media for highlighting problems of the Kashmiri people.

In a tweet, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that after caging the entire pro-freedom leadership in the name of peace, Mehbooba Mufti-led puppet government is now trying to gag media.

The forum also condemned the continued house arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq terming it politics of revenge.

Denouncing the detention of Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Shahid-ul-Islam, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War and many other leaders and activists, the forum said such repressive tactics cannot stop Kashmiris from waging freedom struggle.



Pakistan Army won Inter-Regiment Volleyball Championship defeating Sri Lanka in Colombo today.

Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force, Major General Channa Gunatilleke was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed prizes among winning and runners-up teams.

Pakistan Army Volleyball Team took part as a foreign country for the first time in the history of this championship.




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