Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
Prime Minister has directed to reduce power load-shedding in the country from Tuesday.
Supreme Court has directed all parties in Panama Papers case to present documentary evidences on 15th of this month.
The Government has constituted a high level committee to probe into the alleged news leak.
Indian forces in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, on Monday.
Israel has formally rejected to participate in Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year.
In the United States, race for Presidential elections has intensified one day before Americans go to poll.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed to reduce power load shedding in the country from tomorrow.
Secretary Water and Power has been given the task to make necessary arrangements for implementation on the decision.
After implementation of the decision the duration of load shedding will be three hours in urban and four in rural areas.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council has approved the construction of various projects of power substations and transmission lines to be completed throughout the country.
The Committe met in Islamabad on Monday with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair.
Addressing the meeting the Finance Minister said these projects demonstrate that the government is seriously committed to strengthening the transmission and distributions network of the sector in the country.
The hearing of Supreme Court about Panama Papers case was held in Islamabad on Monday.
Children of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif submitted their replies before the Supreme Court on Monday in the case of Panama Papers.
Submitting replies on their behalf, Counsel Salman Butt said Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz are not public office holders.
Presenting the reply of Maryam Nawaz, the counsel said that his client is not dependant on the Prime Minister.
Denying the allegations levelled in the petitions as contrary to facts and figures, Maryam Nawaz said she is not the beneficiary owner of Nielsen and Nescom companies but only the trustee.
Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz rejecting the allegations said they are not dependant on the Prime Minister. They said they are non- resident Pakistanis and conducting business outside the country over the last several years.
The Apex Court directed all the parties to place on record all the documents on the next hearing on 15th of this month in support of their case as no other opportunity will be given in this regard.
The Supreme Court on Monday also issued notices to PTI Chief Imran Khan and Secretary General of PTI Jehangir Khan Tareen with direction to submit their replies on petitions submitted against them pertaining to allegations of ownership of offshore companies.
The court, however rejected the plea of petitioner Hanif Abbasi's counsel asking the apex court to club his petitions alongwith those being heard by a five-member bench of the Supreme Court in connection with the Panama Papers leaks on the grounds of similar nature of allegations.
PML-N leaders say lawyers of PTI have failed to submit even a single documentary evidence in the Apex Court.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad this evening, Chairman Privatization Commission, Muhammad Zubair said as the case is in the Supreme Court, the politics of allegations should come to an end.
He said the PTI Chief and his cronies waived documents in public meetings and TV channels and repeated allegations but now their lawyers have declined to present any evidence.
Danyal Aziz in his remarks said the interviews of Hussain Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz were concocted to create ambiguity and mislead the people.
Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir says PML-N government is spending funds honestly and transparently for welfare of masses across the country.
He expressed these views while distributing cheques of financial assistance among deserving people at Bait-ul-Mal office in Gujranwala.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad he said a broad based National Tarrif Commission has formally been activated to defend Pakistan at World Trade Organizations and resolve issues being faced by the country in respect of import and exports.
The government has constituted a high level committee to probe into the alleged news leak.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior on Monday, the committee will be headed by retired Justice Amir Raza Khan.
The members of the committee include Provincial Ombudsman Punjab Najam Saeed, Secretary Establishment Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Director FIA Punjab Dr.Usman Anwar and one member each from ISI, MI, and IB.
First Lady Begum Mahmooda Mamnoon Hussain has underlined the need to pay special attention on girls education to help them contribute in national development.
She was addressing a function at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Monday to celebrate International Girl Child Day.
Begum Mahmooda Mamnoon Hussain said the government is committed to provide equal opportunities of education, healthcare and employment to women.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited field area near Lahore to witness the ongoing Army Field Exercise on Monday.
According to ISPR, the Army Chief was briefed in detail about Exercise setting and conduct of manoeuvres.
The Army Chief also visited troops in the field and appreciated their excellent training standards, battle worthiness and high morale.
General Raheel Sharif will spend night with troops and witness night and morning manoeuvres.
International Financial Experts say Chinese investment in Pakistan has triggered the Foreign Direct Investment in the country during the last three years.
The Stockholm-based chief investment officer at Tundra Fonder AB, Mattias Martinsson told Bloomberg it is China's vote of confidence in the country that has boosted investor confidence.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Chaudhary Jafar Iqbal has said world should take notice of Indian brutalities against innocent Kashmiris in held Kashmir.
He was speaking at "Istanbul Security Conference 2016" organized by Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies in Istanbul.
Chaudhary Jafar Iqbal also referred to continuous violations of the ceasefire by India on the Line of Control and Working Boundary. A large number of delegations from Turkey and abroad from defence and security circles, think-tank and civil society attended the conference.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Chaudhery Barjees Tahir says federal Government is giving topmost priority to development of education in Azad Kashmir.
He was talking to Education Minister of AJK Syed Iftikhar Gillani in Islamabad on Monday.
In occupied Kashmir, joint resistance leadership has said struggle for freedom is not meant for any economic gains but for determination of future of millions of people living in Jammu and Kashmir.
This was said in a statement issued after a meeting between Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik at Hyderpora in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, Indian forces in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, on Monday.
Israel has formally rejected France's invitation to take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year.
This has been stated by Israel's acting national security adviser during a meeting with French envoy Pierre Vimont in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians have said they will attend the Paris conference if it goes ahead.
In the United States, race for Presidential elections has intensified one day before the Americans go to poll.
Both Hillary Clinton and Doland Trump are to spend the day racing across a handful of battleground states including Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia that could swing tomorrow's election.
Two people were wounded in a bomb blast hidden under a military truck in Kabul on Monday.
A police officer said a magnetic "sticky bomb" exploded under the vehicle in Kabul near the Ministry of Higher Education this afternoon.
Mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty-four hours.
Smoggy and foggy conditions are expected over plain areas of Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur and Sukkur divisions during night and morning hours.