DATE: 09-06-2017                         


Prime Minister and Afghan President discussed bilateral relation on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Kazakhstan.


Senate has been informed that federal government is fully supporting provinces in the execution of Green Pakistan Programme.  


Pakistan and Sweden have agreed to enhance cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral international fora.


In United Kingdom, conservative party has emerged as majority party  in the general election.





Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Astana on the sideline of the SCO summit and discussed the bilateral relations.


Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was also present on the occasion.



Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has informed the Senate said that a series of initiatives have been taken over the past one year to tackle the issue of Climate Change.


Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Sherry Rehman in Senate on Friday, he said Pakistan is ranked amongst the countries most vulnerable to climate change. He said the government is cognizant of the challenge.


He pointed out that Pakistan is signatory to the Paris Agreement under which it has made commitments to reduce emissions by 20 percent. 


He said we have set up a Climate Change Council which will be chaired by the Prime Minister himself. Similarly, a climate change authority will be set up to prepare climate change adaption and mitigation projects.


He said the federal government is fully supporting all the four provinces in the execution of Green Pakistan Programme.


The Minister said that rapid mass transit system has also been launched in different cities as part of efforts to check vehicular air pollution.



The Senate on Friday passed "The Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill, 2017".


The bill was moved by Minister of State for Interior Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman.


Two bills were also presented before the House on Friday.


These are "The Post Office (Amendment) Bill, 2017" and "The Compulsory Teaching of Holy Quran Bill, 2017". The bills were moved by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid


The chair referred the bills to the Standing Committees concerned.



Pakistan and Sweden have agreed to enhance cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral international fora.


This was agreed during 15th round of Pakistan-Sweden Bilateral Political Consultations meeting in Stockholm, Swedish.


The Pakistani delegation was led by Additional Secretary (Europe) Ambassador Zaheer Janjua while the Swedish side was led by Deputy Director General and Head of Department for Asia and Oceania Ambassador Cecilia Ruthstrom-Ruin.


The forum reviewed entire spectrum of bilateral relations and identified opportunities in spheres of trade, economy, investment, culture, education, Information Technology and telecommunications and parliamentary exchanges.


The two sides also discussed international issues of mutual interest and deliberated upon means and ways for peace and security environments in their respective regions.


The Pakistani side briefed the Swedish delegation on Pakistan's credentials for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, while emphasizing the need for a criteria-based, non-discriminatory approach towards new non-NPT member states.



The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to construct a hydel power station at Darora in Upper Dir.


A spokesman of the provincial government told our Peshawar correspondent that the power station will be constructed on River Panjkora.


It will be completed at a cost of three point seven billion rupees by 2020.


The power station on completion will generate one hundred and fifty megawatt electricity.


Feasibility study of the project has already been completed.



Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Asif Kirmani has said that we will continue cooperating with the JIT.    


Talking to media outside Judicial Academy in Islamabad on Friday, he said the JIT was given powers of NAB through consultations with the cabinet.


Asif Kirmani said the Prime Minister`s sons could seek exemption from appearing before the JIT but they opted to present themselves for accountability.


Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said PML-N is pursuing the agenda of development promised during 2013 elections.


Earlier, Joint Investigation Team formed to probe into Panama Papers case has resumed its proceedings at the Judicial Academy in Islamabad.


Prime Minister`s son Hussain Nawaz also reached the Federal Judicial Academy to appear before the team. 



In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have come first in Britain's general election but lost their overall majority in parliament.


With just four seats left to declare, the Conservatives have won 315 seats, meaning they cannot get an overall majority in the 650-seat House of Commons.



In Myanmar, rescuers pulled 29 bodies from the sea off country's southern coast, after a military plane went missing on Thursday.



In the ICC Champions Trophy, in Group A, New Zealand will play against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Friday afternoon.

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