Text Bulletin 1200 Hrs
Minister for Science and Technolgoy says budget for research activities has been enhanced to promote science and technology in the country.
Two persons were martyred in unprovoked firing by Indian troops in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors on Line of Control today.
First death anniversary of renowned philanthropist humanist and social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi is being observed today.
Eight international football players have arrived in Pakistan to participate in Leisure League matches.
Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain says multi billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project will help further promote cooperation between the two countries in the realm of science and technology.
He was speaking at a meeting of Pak-China Science and Technology committee in Islamabad today.
The Minister said both Pakistan and China enjoy excellent relations. He expressed the confidence that CPEC will further augment these relations and create job opportunities in different sectors.
Rana Tanveer Hussain said the government has enhanced budget for research activities as part of efforts to promote science and technology in the country.
Punjab Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad says UNESCO has endorsed Punjab government's stance over the under-construction track of Orange Line Metro Train in Lahore.
He made this statement after attending World Heritage Conference held in Poland.
The provincial minister said international experts have agreed that Orange Line Metro Train project will not affect the heritage of Lahore.
Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors on the Line of Control this morning.
According to ISPR, two persons including a girl were martyred and three others wounded in the firing.
The Indian forces used small and heavy arms, including mortars.
Pakistan Army troops effectively responded to the Indian aggression.
Police and Frontier Corps have arrested ninety-eight suspects in a joint search operation in Killi Ismail area of Quetta.
Three persons died in a car accident on Chakri Road in Rawalpindi today.
According to details, all the three were senior professors of Government Emerson College Multan.
Their bodies have been shifted to PIMS hospital.
The first death anniversary of renowned philanthropist, humanist and social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi is being observed today.
He was born in Bantva, Indian Gujarat in 1928.
Later, Abdul Sattar Edhi moved to Karachi where he established a free dispensary for the city's low-income residents.
He later expanded his charity network with the help of his wife Bilquis Edhi.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed today to commemorate the first martyrdom anniversary of popular youth freedom fighter, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the anniversary is being observed with a renewed pledge to continue the mission of martyrs till success of the struggle for liberation of Kashmir.
Today's strike is part of a weeklong protest called by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
Meanwhile curfew and other restrictions have been put in the held valley and over 20,000 additional troops have been deployed to check pedestrian and vehicular movement.
Eight renowned international footballers including former Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos have arrived in Pakistan.
According to the Leisure League Pakistan, Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Robert Pires, Luis Boa Morte, David James, George Boateng and Ryan Giggs are also part of this group of football stars.
Two football matches will be played during their visit.
The first match will be played at Hockey Club of Pakistan in Karachi today whereas the second in Lahore tomorrow.
A new spell of monsoon is likely to begin in different parts of the country from next week.
A spokesperson of Met Office told Radio Pakistan Islamabad correspondent that heavy downpours are expected in Islamabad, upper Punjab and Kashmir from Monday to Thursday while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will receive the rains from Tuesday.
He said the monsoon spell will also lash Sindh and Balochistan provinces from Friday to Sunday.
The spokesperson said the rains will continue intermittently which may trigger flash floods in Barsati nullahs and landsliding in mountainous areas.