Talking to media in Karachi tonight, he said a detailed meeting was held today with all the stakeholders for sustainable peace in Karachi and the province. He said it has been decided that Rangers will continue to work in Karachi. Shahid Khaqan Abbassi said that during a meeting, the business community has also expressed satisfaction over the improved law and order situation in the province. The Prime Minister said a number of development projects worth twenty-five billion rupees will be completed in Karachi to boost the economic development. He said these projects include roads infrastructure development, new water supply scheme, setting up Medical College and Hospital in Karachi University and expansion of green line bus service.

Preparations in full swing to celebrate 70th independence anniversary with azadi train leaving islamabad for countrywide journey

Preparations are in full swing across the country to celebrate the 70th independence anniversary in a befitting manner. Special Azadi train has started its countrywide journey from Islamabad as part of 70th Independence anniversary celebrations.  Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb inaugurated the special train at Margalla Railway Station in Islamabad on Saturday. In her address on the occasion, Marriyum Aurangzeb said the train portraying the historical and cultural ethos of Pakistan is a reflection of the dreams and aspirations of the people of Pakistan. The Minister of state said stable and peaceful Pakistan we live in today is a translation of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah`s vision.

Unity among state institutions imperative to face internal, external threats: Rabbani

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani says unity and harmony amongst all state institutions is imperative to face internal and external threats. Addressing a two-day conference in Islamabad to commemorate the celebration of 70 Years of the Parliament, he said that democratic system is gradually strengthening day by day. Raza Rabbani said any attempt to undermine constitution will cause irreparable loss to the country. He once again underlined the need for intra-institutional dialogue among three state pillars including Parliament, Judiciary and Executive.

Chinese vice premier arrives in Islamabad tomorrow for talks on further augmenting bilateral relations in host of fields

China's Vice Premier Wang Yang will arrive in Islamabad tomorrow (Sunday) on a two-day visit. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, the Vice Premier is undertaking the visit on the directions of President Xi Jinping as a special gesture to participate in the 70th Independence Anniversary Celebrations of Pakistan. The special visit of Vice Premier Wang underscores the close brotherly and cooperative ties between Pakistan and China and Beijing's strong political support for Islamabad. During his visit, he will attend the flag-hoisting ceremony on 14th August as a special guest, and call on the President.

Finance minister says number of net taxpayers has gone up by 50 percent in last four years

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the number of net taxpayers has gone up by almost fifty per cent over the last four years. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the launch of general tax directory for the fiscal year ended on June 2016. The Minister said that over one point two million people filed their returns in 2016. He said tax revenue has enhanced from 1946 billion rupees in 2013 to 3362 billion rupees.

Election commission plans to use biometric machines in na-120 and PP-4 by-elections

Election Commission of Pakistan, under Article-220 of the Constitution has asked NADRA to provide relevant data to enable experimental use of bio-metric machines in the by-elections of NA-120 and PP-4. The Commission has urged NADRA to provide the required data before 17th of this month. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has constituted monitoring teams for by-elections in NA-120 and PP-4 Gujar Khan. According to ECP , these teams will monitor the code of conduct and assist the Commission to implement its directives during the election process.

Reforms in system imperative to ensure respect for public mandate: Talal

Minister of State and PML-N leader,  Talal Chaudhry has said that reforms in system are imperative to ensure respect for public mandate. Talking to a private TV channel, he said people, who participated in the rally of Nawaz Sharif, have given their opinion to protect mandate given to the government for alleviating poverty and development and progress of the country. Talal Chaudhry said PML-N wants to strengthen the institutions for smooth flow of system.

Host: Hamid Habib

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