Text Bulletin 1500 hrs
Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav has been awarded death sentence for espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.
Prime Minister has urged people to ensure that no attempt to deface democratic and federal nature of constitution succeeds.
Minister of State for Information advises PTI to participate in electoral reforms process.
Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to promote bilateral economic and parliamentary contacts.
Another four youth were martyred in Indian state terrorism in the occupied Kashmir on Monday.
The United States has urged Russia to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President.
Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav has been awarded death sentence for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.
Director General of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafor said the spy was tried through field general court martial under Pakistan Army Act 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923.
He said Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence.
FGCM found Kulbhushan Sudhir Yadav guilty of all the charges. He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan in Balochistan and Karachi.
The accused was provided with defending officer as per legal provisions.
Kulbhushan alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3 last year in a counter Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan.
On the basis of confessional statement of Kulbhushan, Pakistan had also submitted dossiers with the United Nations over the Indian involvement in sabotage activities in the country.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the constitution of Pakistan protects the fundamental rights of all citizens without any discrimination.
In his message on the Constitution Day, he said this lays the foundation of a strong and unified federation.
Felicitating the nation on the constitution day, he said this day signifies efforts and contributions of all those citizens and leaders who worked tirelessly for a Constitution legitimized by national consensus.
He said it is also a day to pay homage to all those Pakistanis who sacrificed for democracy and rule of law. He said as a nation, we must all understand that the supreme law of the land must be affirmative, inclusive and participatory.
He said it is now upon us to ensure that no effort to deface the democratic, parliamentary and federal nature of our Constitution succeeds.
He said the tradition of celebrating the Constitution Day will not only reinforce amongst us the spirit to uphold the supremacy of the Constitution, but will also educate our future generations the importance of democracy and democratic governance.
Talking to Air Chief Sohail Aman who called on him in Islamabad, Prime Minister said government will ensure provision of all necessary resources for further advancement of Pakistan Air Force.
Appreciating the role of PAF in safeguarding the air frontiers, prime minister said our air force has invariably played a crucial role in the national defense.
Air Chief briefed prime minister regarding professional and operational preparedness of PAF.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says PTI should participate in process of electoral reforms.
In a statement in Islamabad on Monday, she said PTI chief Imran Khan wants to pressurize the institutions.
She said PTI has not been attending the session of parliament regularly.
Participating in a dialogue at National Press Club in Islamabad on Monday, Minister of State for Information said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed to take comprehensive measures for safety and security of journalists and media workers.
The minister said all the stakeholders should participate in the process for preparation of the bill on protection and welfare of the journalists.
She said protection and welfare of journalists is responsibility of the government.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said a Journalists Council will be constituted for implementation of the Bill in its real spirit.
She said the Bill was generalized for the very purpose of getting recommendations from all sections of media and civil society.
She said recommendations regarding the Wage Board Award and Journalist endowment fund will be considered before finalizing the Bill.
A meeting of Parliamentary sub-committee on electoral reforms is in progress in Islamabad with Minister for Law Zahid Hamid in the chair.
The Secretary Election commission and other officials are also attending the meeting.
Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has emphasized the need for enhanced research in the realm of science and technology.
He was addressing a workshop titled "Application of Robotics Technology for Industrial Development in Pakistan" in Islamabad on Monday.
The Minster said China Pakistan Economic Corridor has opened up new vistas of opportunities in science and technology from which the entire region can benefit.
Belarusian delegation of House of Representatives led by its Chairman Vladimir Andreinchenko held meeting with Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq in Islamabad on Monday.
In the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interest.
Speaker said Pakistan wants to expand its ties with Belarus to promote economic and parliamentary contacts between the two countries.
Chairman Vladimir Andreinchenko said Belarus wants to promote parliamentary relations with Pakistan.
Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Chairman Vladimir Andreinchenko also signed an MOU to promote relations between parliaments of the two countries.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation says it is in full agreement with Pakistan over peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
This was stated by OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousaf Ahmad Al-Othaimeen during a joint news briefing with Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz following their talks in Islamabad on Monday.
The two leaders said there is hundred percent unanimity of views on all issues facing the Muslim Ummah and the way forward.
The OIC Secretary-General said his organization has same position as that of Pakistan on issues of Kashmir, Palestine, Islamophobia and plight of Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries.
To a question he said Kashmir has always been on top of the agenda of OIC. He said the OIC has been urging India to provide access to Occupied Kashmir but unfortunately it has declined to accede to the request.
The two sides also discussed holding of the upcoming summit of OIC on Science and Technology.
About conflict in Syria, he said OIC wants political solution of the problem and mobilizing support for refugees to alleviate their sufferings.
In Occupied Kashmir the Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred four more Kashmiri youth on Monday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Indian troops killed the youth during a violent military operation in Keran area of Kupwara district.
Indian forces killed eight youth and injured around two hundred when they opened fire on demonstrators protesting against the sham parliamentary elections in Badgam, Srinagar and Gandarbal districts, on Sunday.
National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump has called upon Russia to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President and leave open the possibility of more US military action against Syria.
In his first televised interview, McMaster said Russia will have to decide whether it wanted to continue backing a murderous regime.
In Somalia, five soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military academy west of Mogadishu on Monday.
Security officer said that the bomber dressed in a military uniform walked into a training camp and detonated explosives near soldiers and officers.
Islamic extremist rebels group, al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility for the attack.