Pakistan will raise the issue of drone strike with the United States on Friday.

China has lauded Pakistan's efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Minister for National Food Security says government is committed to bring revolutionary changes in agriculture sector.

President Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.

Sixty Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in militants' attack on an African Union base in Somalia. 

Euro 2016 Football kicks off in France on Friday.




Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan would record its protest over the drone strike in Balochistan on Friday meeting with US delegation.

Talking to Radio Pakistan's Current Affairs channel, he said drone strike has adversely affected peace efforts of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group on Afghanistan.

He said drone strikes are a clear violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. 

To a question, he said there should be no discriminatory approach over granting membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group to non NPT countries.



According to media reports, a high level delegation led by US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan will arrive in Islamabad on Friday to discuss the issue of drone strike in Balochistan and Pakistan's participation in Nuclear Suppliers Group.




China has lauded Pakistan's enormous efforts to combat terrorism and support the Afghan reconciliation process.

Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of China Hong Lei urged international community to fully recognize these efforts and respect Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The spokesperson said Quadrilateral Coordination Group has been formed to create enabling conditions for the Afghan reconciliation process and all relevant parties should make joint efforts to achieve this goal.



Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has appreciated role of Pakistan Coast Guard in seizing large quantity of narcotics, apprehending illegal immigrants and limiting smuggling of Iranian diesel and petrol in coastal areas.

 In a statement, he said significant improvement has been witnessed in operational capability and output of Coast Guards.

Pakistan Coast Guard apprehended 1493 illegal immigrants in last eight months.



Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said the government is fully committed to bring revolutionary changes in the agriculture sector.

Addressing a seminar on self-reliance in food security in Lahore, he stressed the need to promote cooperation between the government, farming community and industry to combat the challenges faced by agriculture sector.

He said the government provided sufficient relief to the farming community in the Federal Budget 2016-17.



Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik says security situation in the country is gradually improving.

In an interview, he ruled out compromise on country's integrity.

Dr.Musadik Malik said Pakistan is fully contributing to making South Asia a peaceful and stable region.



Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed best wishes for the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's health and the people of Pakistan.

He conveyed these sentiments to Pakistan ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani at the funeral of boxer Muhammad Ali.


Spokesperson Ministry of Water and Power says electricity demand stands at 15850 megawatts, whereas power production has been recorded 15861 megawatt.

In a statement, he said the government is making utmost efforts to overcome energy shortage in the country.

The spokesman said secretary water and power is personally monitoring the demand and supply of the electricity on daily basis.



Sindh chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah will lay the foundation stone of the orange line bus project in Karachi on Friday.

 Sindh Transport Minister Mumtaz Jakhrani said that the project will be completed in one year at the cost over one billion rupees.

 The project will start from TMA Chowk orangi town to the Metric Board office and fifty thousand passengers will daily benefit from it.



Talking to Inspector General Sindh police Syed Qaim Ali Shah said no one would be allowed to spoil sacrifices of law enforcement agencies personnel who have restored peace in Sindh in general and in Karachi in particular.

He said some elements are again trying to create law and order situation by giving calls for strikes and sit-in.                                               



Sindh Rangers have arrested a member of MQM militant wing from Shah Faisal colony area of Karachi.


According to a spokesman of Sindh Rangers, the militant was wanted in a number of heinous crimes including hand grenades attack on rangers pickets in Korangi area of Karachi.

Meanwhile, three persons have been killed in a target killing incident in Sachal Goth area of Karachi.



Police arrested two terrorists of Al-Qaida sub-continent group.in Karachi on friday.

According to police sources, they got training in Afghanistan and are involved in killing of security officials.



Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has summoned the session of Sindh Assembly in Karachi tomorrow at 11:00 am.

Senior Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will present the annual budget of Sindh Government for the fiscal year 2016-17.



Six people, including four children of a family have been killed in two separate road accidents in Sheikhupura.



President Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as presidential nominee of Democratic Party.

He endorsed her name after a meeting with Hillary's rival party candidate Bernie Sanders. 

President Obama said she may be the most qualified person "ever" for the role of president.



Forces allied to the Tripoli government say they have made significant gains in their bid to recapture the central city of Sirte from Islamic State.


Officials say warplanes bombed IS positions in Sirte while naval forces fired missiles into key areas including the port held by the militants.


The battle for the city began last month but has recently intensified.



UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Greek island of Lesbos next week to meet with refugees and draw global attention to their plight.

The visit comes as Ban enters the final months of his tenure as UN chief and as the United Nations prepares to host a major international meeting in September on the world refugee crisis.

World leaders are to agree on a new global plan to resettle refugees at the conference.



Sixty Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in an attack on an African Union base in Somalia by militant group al-Shabab. 

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says it repulsed the attack, killing 110 militants.

AMISOM supports the government as it fights to regain control of the country from al-Shabab.


EURO 2016

EURO 2016 Football kicks off in France today.

The opening match is being played at the Stade de France between host France and Romania.

Strict security arrangements have been made for the championship. 

More than 90,000 police, soldiers and private guards will be deployed at the tournament, with seven million fans expected to visit the 10 host cities.

The organisers Union of European Football Associations (Uefa), and the French authorities say they have done everything possible to keep spectators safe.



On the second day of the third cricket test against Sri Lanka, England will resume their first innings at the overnight score of 279 for the loss of six wickets at Lord's today.

England is leading the series by two-nil.




Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. 

However, dust thunderstorm rain with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur divisions and Kashmir.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:

Islamabad twenty seven degree centigrade, Lahore and Peshawar twenty eight, Karachi thirty, Quetta twenty five, Gilgit sixteen, Murree nineteen and Muzaffarabad twenty one degree centigrade.


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