Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
Pakistan and United States have discussed bilateral relations besides impact of recent drone attack in Balochistan.
Both houses of the Parliament continue debate on Budget proposals for the next financial year.
Ninety suspects were arrested during an operation in Peshawar and Hayatabad today.
A US delegation held a meeting with adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad today.
They discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and impact of recent drone attack in Balochistan.
Advisor to US president Peter Lavoy led the delegation which comprised among others, US special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Olson.
Pakistan's foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and US Ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale were also present at the meeting.
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Maleeha Lodhi has urged international community to take notice of millions of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan for the last four decades.
In a statement, she said the issue should be discussed in current summit of the United Nations regarding refugees.
Maliha Lodhi said arrival of refugees in Pakistan has created socio-political problems in the country.
She stressed the need for enhancing aid of the countries who host the migrants.
The National Assembly resumed general discussion on budgetary proposals for the fiscal year 2016-17.
Taking part in the discussion, Abdul Sattar Bachani demanded more decrease in prices of fertilizers to benefit the farmers.
Qaiser Ahmad Shaikh appreciated the economic team of the Government for hard work during the last three years for stabilizing the economy.
Dr Muhammad Amjad said only thirty-three percent revenue is being collected of the total potential.
The Senate also resumed discussion on budget proposals today.
Taking part in the debate, Karim Ahmad Khawaja said that it is the first time in the country's history that the agriculture sector witnessed negative growth during the current fiscal year.
Muzaffar Hussain Shah said the Upper House should protect the interests of the provinces.
Sardar Ayaz said that drug addicts are increasing with the passage of time but there is no rehabilitation centres for them even in the capital territory.
Taj Afridi appreciated the government's steps towards eliminating the menace of terrorism.
He said maximum relief should be given to the people of tribal areas worst affected by terrorism.
M Hamza said the measures announced in the budget will help improve the lot of the common man.
The parliamentary committee is meeting in Islamabad to develop consensus on terms of reference to probe Panama Papers.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Senate Aitzaz Ahsan called on Information Minister Pervez Rasheed and discussed the current political situation in the country.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is recuperating fast and he is thankful to the people of Pakistan who prayed for his early recovery.
In a statement issued from Lahore after his return from London this morning, he said that Prime Minister will come back to Pakistan very soon.
Ninety suspects were arrested in Hayatabad, Peshawar this morning.
Those arrested include twenty five Afghan nationals for living in the city without traveling documents.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the suspects.
Pakistan has condoled the demise of All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Naeem Ahmad`s father.
Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani attended the funeral of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali held in the state of Kentucky.
Ambassador Jilani paid rich tribute to the great Muslim boxer on behalf of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and offered prayers for the departed soul and his family.
He also laid a floral wreath to honor Muhammad Ali boxer.
Around two thousand migrants have been rescued off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean.
The United Nations' refugee agency estimates that over 48,000 migrants have arrived in Italy since the start of the year in search of a better life in Europe.