Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Planning Minister says one hundred thousand youth will be given training in information technology sector to produce trained manpower.
Sindh government has allocated over hundred billion rupees for health sector in the new budget.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian National Investigation Agency is conducting raids against Hurriyet leadership to defame ongoing freedom struggle.
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says one hundred thousand youth will be given training in information technology sector this year to produce trained manpower.
In an interview, he said scholarships are being awarded to talented youth under the US-Pakistan Knowledge corridor.
He said this year 35.5 billion rupees have been earmarked for higher education sector which will be increased to fifty billion rupees next year.
Replying to a question about China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Ahsan Iqbal said that projects under CPEC offer immense dividends for socio-economic development of Sindh and Balochistan as most of the energy and infrastructure projects within the ambit of CPEC are in Sindh and Balochistan.
He said construction of new roads in Quetta, Turbat, Panjgur and Sohrab will revamp the communication network of Balochistan.
He said elements raising objections to CPEC are impeders of progress and development of the country.
The Minister said the CPEC is aimed at progress of the whole country and civil and military leadership of the country are working in perfect harmony for the completion of this monumental project.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has allocated about one hundred and twenty eight billion rupees for promotion of education in the province.
Official sources told our Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that the amount will be spent on seventy-seven projects consisting sixty ongoing and seventeen new projects in education sector.
These projects include construction of four hundred and ten primary schools, ten post graduate colleges, recruitment of fourteen thousand teachers, construction of boundary walls, repair of public libraries and provision of security & missing facilities in educational institutions.
The sources added that one hundred each primary, middle and high schools will be upgraded in the province.
National Assembly will resume its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday at four in the afternoon.
According to the agenda, general discussion and consideration of the recommendations made by the Senate of Pakistan will be held during the session.
The Finance Minister will also wind up the general discussion on the Budget for the next fiscal year in the house.
Sindh government is committed for the provision of best medical facilities to people and no polio case has been reported in the province this year.
An official of Health department told our Karachi correspondent, the government has increased last year Health budget to 26 percent and over hundred billion rupees have been earmarked in new budget.
He said the government is also ensuring provision of vaccine in every corner of the province and over eight billion rupees have been allocated for Immunization Support Program.
Pakistan and China will embark upon Cultural Caravan on CPEC route to strengthen region's economic, cultural connectivity, showcase soft image and trade potential of the region.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb along with Chinese Minister for Culture would formally launch the Cultural Caravan from Urumqi (China) in August this year.
The 60-member troupe comprising Chinese and Pakistani artists, musicians, dancers, photographers, anthropologists, writers and filmmakers riding on 15-fully equipped vehicles would reach Gwadar in 30 days from Urumqi.
Caravan would pass through Athushi, Thumshuk, Shulay, Shefu, Akto and Tashgul in China, and Gilgit to Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Dera Ismail Khan, Quetta, Sukkur, Karachi and Gwadar in Pakistan.
In Occupied Kashmir, India is using its National Investigation Agency as a weapon against Hurriyet leadership and to defame and dsicredit the ongoing freedom struggle.
This was stated by Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while chairing a meeting of the APHC executive body in Hyderpora.
Syed Ali Gilani said all these tactics and coercive measures would not deter Kashmiris from pursuing their mission.
He warned New Delhi of dire consequences if all these harassing measures are not stopped forthwith.
The meeting was called to assess situation after recent raids by NIA on the residences of pro-freedom leadership in the occupied valley.
In France, the first round of parliamentary election is being held on Sunday, to elect representatives for the 577 member National Assembly.
More than forty seven million people are eligible to vote in the first round of the parliamentary election.
President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Republique en Marche party needs a clear majority in the National Assembly to enable him push through the reforms he has promised.
In the ICC Champions Trophy, India will take on South Africa at Oval on Sunday.
Pakistan will play their third match against Sri Lanka at Cardiff on Monday.
Earlier, England beat Australia by forty runs under Duckworth–Lewis method in the ICC Champions Trophy in Birmingham on Saturday night.