Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
MAY 09, 2016
Interior Ministry has issued notification extending powers of Pakistan Rangers in Karachi for another seventy seven days.
Information Minister says exhibitions on Pakistani culture and civilizations will help promote country's positive image abroad.
Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed a record surge and hundred index crossed 36,200 points today.
Senate and National Assembly meet in Parliament House this afternoon.
The Interior Ministry has issued a notification extending the powers of Pakistan Rangers in Karachi division for another period of seventy seven days.
The powers have been extended on the request of home department Sindh.
Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan is hub of ancient civilizations and concrete measures are needed to save our rich culture.
He was addressing an exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' in Islamabad today.
The aim of the exhibition is to promote regional ties through culture.
Sartaj Aziz said the ancient civilizations of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro are present, which is a great honour for the country.
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid also visited the exhibition 'Ancient Pakistan' at the foreign office in Islamabad today.
Speaking on the occasion, he expressed the confidence that such initiatives will help promote positive image of Pakistan abroad.
He said Pakistan is a prehistoric land. The contribution of ancient Pakistan to development of human civilization is well recognized around the world.
A spokesperson of PM House has rejected media reports regarding any political consultative meeting at PM House.
Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed a record surge at the start of the business week today and hundred index climbed by two hundred twenty seven points.
The index crossed the limit of 36,200 points, which reflects investors' confidence in Pakistan's economy.
According to business experts, the market is witnessing bullish trend for the last few days and it is hoped that the Stock Exchange will further rise.
The Senate and National Assembly meet at the parliament house in Islamabad this afternoon.
Besides the legislative business, the two houses will discuss important national issues including law and order and economic situation.
The House is also expected to pass National Accountability 2015. It will be a private members day.
The current session of the National Assembly will mark the end of parliamentary year.
In Peshawar, sixty suspects were arrested during search operations in Hayatabad and Phandu today.
Police said thirty two Afghan nationals were among the detainees who were living without legal documents.
Illegal arms and drugs were also recovered from them.
In Karachi, two notorious criminals belonging to Lyari war gangs have been killed in an encounter with police in Kalri and Napier areas.
According to police, they were involved in target killings, grenade attacks and extortion.
Meanwhile, police in an overnight action in Malir, Lyari and Garden areas, have arrested several criminals. Weapons were also recovered from them.
The UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has urged the warring parties to show flexibility to save peace talks bound for ending a destructive thirteen months war.
After holding separate meetings with each delegation, Ould
Cheikh Ahmed urged them to cooperate with the world body for the sake of peace.
In the Philippines, seven people were shot dead and another was wounded when a convoy of vehicles was ambushed just before the polling in general elections today.
Unknown gunmen opened fire on the jeep and two motorcycles in the town of Rosario, south of the capital Manila. Police suspected election rivalry may be the cause of the attack.
Millions of Filipinos are casting their votes to elect new leaders ranging from president to town councillor.
In Somalia, at least five people were dead and ten injured when a car bomb hit the traffic police headquarters in Shangani district of Mogadishu today.
Media reports that sporadic gun shots continue inside the building.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will host a landmark international anti-corruption summit in London on Thursday aimed at eliminating the evil.
It will be the first summit of its kind, bringing together world leaders, business and civil society to step up global action to expose, punish and drive out corruption in all walks of life.
In China, at least forty one people have gone missing in a landslide that hit Taining.
So far, thirteen trapped people have been evacuated from the area.