Text Bulletin 1200 Hrs
Prime Minister's spokesman says JIT's report on Panama Papers case has vindicated Sharif family's reservations about some of its members.
Azad Kashmir President has urged European Parliament to play its role in resolving longstanding Kashmir issue.
London High Court in its ruling has described British arms sales to Saudi Arabia as lawful.
In the United States, sixteen people have been killed as a military plane crashed in Mississippi.
The Prime Minister's spokesman, Dr. Musaddik Malik says Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is not surprised by the JIT's report in the Panama Papers case.
In an interview, he said the report has proved the reservations of Sharif family about the JIT.
He said the JIT report is biased and its members have pressured witnesses to become approver against the Sharif family.
Pakistan has reiterated its commitment to work for peace, progress and prosperity of Muslim Ummah.
Addressing the 44th Session of OIC Foreign Ministers at Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Muslim Ummah must redouble its efforts to strengthen fraternal ties and mutual cooperation to ensure peace, solidarity and progress of the Muslim world.
He said peace and development would remain elusive if the international community fails to address longstanding unresolved political issues, like Palestine and Kashmir.
The Advisor said peace and stability in South Asia is not possible without just resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
He also reiterated Pakistan's commitment to support efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid says Pakistan believes in peaceful neighbourhood and seeks resolution of disputes through peaceful means.
Speaking at a talk show of China Global Television Network, he urged India to fulfil its promise on Kashmir and give access to the military observers group to monitor ceasefire violations on the Line of Control.
Masood Khalid said India's weapons deal with the US, Russia and Israel are negatively affecting strategic stability in the region.
He said Pakistan is opposed to arms race in South Asia.
President Azad Kashmir Masood Khan has urged the European Parliament to play a role for resolution of lingering Kashmir dispute.
He was addressing the foreign affairs committee of European Parliament in Brussels today.
He said the European Parliament should stand by the oppressed Kashmiri people rather than the oppressor.
Referring to the gross human rights violations in occupied territory, the AJK president said that Kashmiri people will continue their struggle for right to self-determination. He said the European Parliament should pass a resolution in support of oppressed Kashmiri people.
World Population Day is being observed today.
This year's theme is "Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations."
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says the purpose of celebrating Population Day is to create public awareness about unchecked increase in population.
In his message on the day, Shahbaz Sharif said Punjab government has launched several population welfare programmes.
Punjab Population Welfare Department has arranged walks, seminars in connection with the day in different cities.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has prayed for early recovery of renowned columnist and intellectual, Munnu Bhai.
In a statement in Lahore, the Chief Minister said Punjab government will bear all expenses on his treatment in the hospital.
He also announced one million rupees for treatment of Munnu Bhai.
London's High Court has ruled that British arms sales worth billions of dollars to its ally Saudi Arabia is lawful.
The "Campaign Against the Arms Trade" appealed to court to block the export licences for British-made bombs, fighter jets and other munitions to Saudi Arabia.
The campaigners argued they were being used by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law, but the court dismissed the petition.
In the United States, sixteen people were killed when a military aircraft KC-130 crashed in Leflore County, Mississippi.
Local police said they are still searching for bodies.
In the International Cricket Council Women's World Cup, Pakistan will take on West Indies in its 6th match at Leicester today.
The match will start at 2:30 PST.