Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit has begun in Kazakh capital Astana.
Senate has been informed that federal government is fully supporting provinces in the execution of Green Pakistan Programme.
Pakistan has called for a criteria-based approach for membership of Nuclear Supplier Groups.
In United Kingdom, conservative party has emerged as majority party in the general election.
A meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has begun at Kazakh capital Astana.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is representing Pakistan at the moot, which is likely to approve permanent membership of the organization for the country.
Earlier, 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 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 House has now been prorogued.
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 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 government has allocated over 12.8 billion rupees for the next fiscal year for the health sector which is 6.1% higher than the outgoing year.
According to details, 10.8 billion rupees are apportioned for up gradation and improvement of hospital services.
For the Public Health Services four hundred and thirty nine million rupees have been allocated.
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.
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.
In United Kingdom, conservative party has emerged as majority party in the general election but lost overall majority.
According to reports, Conservative party secured 315 seats, Labor party won 261 seats and the Scottish National party won 35 seats so far.
For the first time 950 women took part in the elections.
Jeremy Corbyn, head of the Labor party, won his seat and Prime Minister Theresa May also won 35 seat.
From Bolton Pakistani candidate of Labor party Yasmin Qureshi emerged successful.
In the ICC Champions Trophy, in Group A, New Zealand will play against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Friday afternoon.
The match will start at 1430 hours PST.