Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
Prime Minister says all available resources are being utilized to eliminate load shedding from the country.
Pakistan says Indian ceasefire violations along LoC and Working Boundary pose serious threat to peace and security in the region.
Pakistan Army has undertaken seven hundred development schemes in militancy-hit areas of FATA and Malakand.
In Occupied Kashmir, Indian forces used brute force today to prevent people from observing Yum-e-Istiqlal.
Japan and India have signed a deal under which Tokyo will supply civil nuclear technology to New Delhi.
Prime Minister says the government is hectically carrying ahead the agenda of progress and prosperity of the country.
Addressing a mammoth public gathering at Sangla Hill after inauguration of Sangla Hill Interchange on Pindi-Bhattian-Faisalabad Motorway this evening, he said the PML (N) government has a record of sincere materialization of all pledges it had made with the public.
Prime Minister said the government is implementing its agenda of development while some elements, who are averse to the progress, are trying to fail this agenda. However, he said the people of Pakistan will reject the enemies of progress.
He said all possible and available resources are being utilized to eliminate power load-shedding in the country and many energy projects are underway for the purpose.
He said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project will prove a game changer in the region, which would change the fate of Pakistan and bring about extraordinary progress and prosperity in the country.
Prime Minister said government is paying ample attention towards the problem of Pakistan Railways and now this department has made sufficient progress. He said the PIA is also being developed.
Nawaz Sharif said the government has restored peace in Karachi and now the people of the city are living in tranquility due to counter-terrorism measures.
He said the government attaches top priority to the issue of farmers and all possible step will be taken for their progress and well-being.
Prime Minister announced supply of Sui gas to Sangla Hill.
He announced to establish a 250-bed hospital, in Nanka Sahib.
Pakistan has expressed grave concern over continued unprovoked firing and ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation Forces on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, especially in the past two months.
In a briefing to heads of mission of Permanent Members of the UN Security Council today, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said 26 civilians have been martyred and 107 others including women and children injured during last two months.
He said that these acts are incomplete disregard of 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and of International Law.
The Foreign Secretary said Pakistan has been compelled to respond but with maximum restraint.
He expressed apprehension that Indian actions, which constituted a threat to maintenance of peace and security, may lead to a strategic miscalculation.
The Heads of Missions assured that they would convey Pakistan's concern to their respective capitals. They underscored the need for restraint, observance of ceasefire and dialogue to resolve issues.
Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan says the government is taking bold steps to eliminate corruption from NADRA.
Addressing a ceremony after inauguration of Online Complaint System at NADRA in Islamabad today, he announced establishment of passport office in all districts of the country from February next year.
In question-answer session, he said that after steps taken by the government, no one can now come to Pakistan without valid documents.
Refereeing the news leak, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said it was not a security leak but was a false story.
He said that committee will find out the main characters of the fabricated news and Cyril Almeda will be summoned to the committee for interrogation.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has stressed on effective restructuring of government organizations to facilitate their smooth and efficient functioning.
Chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Restructuring in Islamabad today, he said that proper allocation of government business to appropriate organizations and institutions is vital to ensuring good governance and improve service delivery to the people.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif says the Army will continue to play its role in bringing enduring peace and security in Swat.
He was addressing different ceremonies in Mangora, Kanju and Khwazakhela areas of Swat today.
Army Chief said establishment of cantonment in Swat will act as a deterrent for terrorists, boost the confidence of all law enforcement agencies and help bring permanent sense of security with readily available force to counter any threat to peace in the area.
He said the Cantt will also contribute to local socio-economic development of the area.
General Raheel Sharif said Pakistan Army has undertaken over 700 mega and minor projects so far in social sector in FATA and Malakand.
Chief of Army Staff also visited the recently completed Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zaid model Hospital Swat.
General Raheel Sharif also visited under construction state of the art Army Public School.
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a fate changer in Pakistan.
He was speaking at the launching ceremony of the 800 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer at University of Karachi today.
The minister said the government has increased the higher education budget from 100 billion rupees to 215 billion rupees that show the government priorities.
Ahsan Iqbal said highrer education is being brought to district level and campuses of universities will be opened at district level.
Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali says that Bench and Bar are integral part of the judicial system.
Talking to the elected and outgoing office-bearers of Supreme Court Bar Association in Islamabad today, he said it is incumbent upon both of them to ensure provision of speedy justice to the people.
Chief Justice also felicitated the newly elected President of Supreme Court Bar Association, Rasheed A Rizvi and his cabinet and said he will be extending full cooperation to the Bar for strengthening the institution of judiciary.
In occupied Kashmir, scores of people were injured when Indian troops fired pellets, bullets and teargas shells to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations and conducting march towards Jamia Masjid Srinagar today.
Call for the march was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to observe Youm-e-Istiqlal.
The puppet authorities imposed curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar and other towns to stop people from conducting the march.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown continued on 126th consecutive day, today, against the civilian killings and other brutalities of Indian police and troops in the Kashmir Valley.
Japan and India have signed a civil nuclear deal under which Tokyo will export civilian nuclear power equipment and technology to New Delhi.
The agreement came during talks between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Tokyo today.
Partly cloudy weather is likely to prevail in upper parts of the country. However, light rain thunderstorm with snow over the hills is expected at scattered places in Kohat, Bannu divisions, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next twenty-four hours.
Rain may also occur at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar and Mardan divisions.
Shallow fog and smog is expected in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur divisions during morning hours.