JUNE 10, 2017


Pakistan and Russia have agreed to transform their existing relations into substantive economic partnership.

Prime Minister says close cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan is imperative for eliminating scourge of terrorism in the region.

Finance Minister says new budget focuses on welfare of the common man.

One civilian was martyred due to unprovoked firing by Indian forces at Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector today.

Three Chinese Navy ships have arrived in Karachi for a good will gesture.

Russia and Qatar have agreed on joint efforts to resolve Qatar's row with other Gulf countries through peaceful means.


Pakistan and Russia have expressed the desire to transform the current cordial political relations into a long-term partnership in diverse fields.

The resolve was expressed during meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the side line of SCO Summit in Astana.

The two leaders reaffirmed their desire to further enhance bilateral relations.

They took a comprehensive review of bilateral relations and agreed that there is a healthy growth in relations between two countries.

Both sides noted that high-level interactions and cordial political relations between the two countries have set the stage for translating political goodwill into a substantive economic partnership.

They also agreed to work on concrete proposals for the next session of Pakistan-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation which will take place in Moscow in December this year.

It was also agreed to fast-track the implementation of North-South Gas Pipeline, the agreement for which was signed in October 2015 between two sides.

Talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Astan, The Prime Minister said that Pakistan remains committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Nawaz Sharif said that terrorism remains a common threat to both Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan and its forces are valiantly fighting the menace of terrorism and the country has rendered immense human and economic sacrifice in the struggle in recent years.

Nawaz Sharif said close cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan is important for eliminating the scourge of terrorism from our region.

The two leaders agreed to use Quadrilateral Coordination Group mechanism as well as bilateral channels to undertake specific actions against terror groups.

They also agreed to use Quadrilateral Coordination Group to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani says the Army and Law Enforcement Agencies are fighting against terrorism for its complete elimination form the country.

He was addressing the Leisure Leagues' final player ceremony in Karachi today.

Raza Rabbani said that Pakistan is faced with the menace of terrorism and sectarianism but of our security forces are effectively handling the issue.

He said the arrival of foreign Soccer legends' to Pakistan will help enhance its positive image.

Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar says ensuring the well-being of the general public is the top priority of the budget and all sectors of the economy will be catered in the final budget document.

Presiding over a meeting to review various proposals recieved from parliamentarians in Islamabad today, he said that the measures announced in the budget will enhance the welfare and prosperity of the general public.

The Minister said economic reforms will enable Pakistan to achieve higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

He said that, in keeping with the past four years’ tradition and democratic spirit of the PML-N government, the government is accommodating maximum possible proposals from the

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan is capable to defeat all threats irrespective of the front.

He was interacting with troops during his visit to Line of Control near Muzaffarabad. He was also given a detailed briefing on Indian ceasefire violations and response by Pakistani troops.

The Army Chief appreciated the operational readiness of troops and their exemplary high morale and motivation for fulfillment of assigned mission.

General Bajwa also hailed Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control for their determination against Indian brutalities and assured Pakistan's support to them.

On the occasion, the troops shared with the army chief their feelings about Indian ceasefire violations,which are targeting innocent civilians. They pledged that no Indian misadventure shall go without a befitting response.

One civilian was martyred due to unprovoked firing by Indian forces at Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector today.

Police sources told Radio Pakistan that Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing from across the LoC that seriously injured Muhammad Shabir of Abbas Pur. Who was shifted to the nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries this afternoon.

According to ISPR, Pakistani troops befittingly responded and silenced the Indian guns.

Pakistan has strongly condemned the unprovoked Indian firing at Line of Control and violation of ceasefire agreement.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says continued firing of Indian forces is a serious threat to peace in the region.

He said targeting and killing of innocent civilians across the Line of Control is a condemnable act.

Three ships of Chinese Navy task group namely Chung Chun, Chang Xu and Cha Ho have arrived in Karachi for a good will gesture.

According to a spokesman of Pakistan Navy that Rear Admiral Shan Hu has headed the contingent of Chinese Navy.

Pakistan Navy high officials, Chinese Ambassador and staff of embassy welcomed the fleet.

The spokesman said that during the visit the staff of Chinese Navy will discuss professional issues, matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration with Pakistanis counterparts. The Chinese ships will also take part exercises in deep sea.

Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani has underlined the need to hold meaningful tripartite talks amongst Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

In a statement in Srinagar today, he said the Indian leaders can resolve the lingering dispute by respecting the Kashmiris' aspirations, but they are relying on their military might to strangulate the voice of the people of Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Bandipora district, today, raising the number of killed in fake encounters in the territory to seven since yesterday.

Russia and Qatar have agreed to make joint efforts to resolve the row between Gulf countries and Qatar through peaceful means.

An understanding to this effect came during a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Moscow today.

In Syria, at least forty-five civilians were killed in fresh violence in northern city of Raqqah.

Reports say casualties occurred due to airstrikes carried out by a US-led coalition and attacks by the PKK terrorist group in the Al-Mashlab district east of Raqqa city.

In the ICC Champions Trophy at Birimingham, England were 169 for 3 in 26.1 overs a short while ago.

Batting first, Australia scored 277 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in allotted fifty overs.


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

However, rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu, Kohat, D.I. Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan divisions, FATA, Islamabad, GB and Kashmir.

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