Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
August 12, 2017
The convoy of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Shahdara en-route to Lahore.
Prime Minister says that Rangers will continue to consolidate law and order in Karachi.
Chinese vice Premier arrives in Islamabad tomorrow for talks on further augmenting bilateral relations in a host of fields.
Preparations are in full swing across the country to celebrate 70th Independence Anniversary with Azadi Train leaving Islamabad for countrywide journey.
In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed today against the Indian plan to change demography of the held territory through constitutional amendment.
France has warned against escalation of tension over North Korea's nuclear programme.
The convoy of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived at Shahdara en-route to Lahore.
Several party leaders, including Mushahidullah Khan, Marvi Memon, and Talal Chaudhry are accompanying the former Prime Minister.
Several reception camps had been set up alongside G.T. Road to warmly welcome Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Nawaz Sharif is expected to address the rally participants at Shahdara in a short while.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that PML-N government is committed to restore peace in Karachi.
Talking to media persons in Karachi tonight, he said a detailed meeting was held today with all the stakeholders for sustainable peace in Karachi and the province.
The Prime Minister 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.
Earlier, presiding over a meeting on law and order in Karachi this evening, the Prime Minister said the federal government is concerned over the recent surge in street crimes in Karachi.
He stressed the need for activating all intelligence resources to arrest that alarming trend.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the government is committed to ensure inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Chairing a ceremony at FBR in Islamabad today, he said that revenue collection has boosted up to 3362 billion rupees due to the prudent policies of the government.
China's Vice Premier Wang Yang will arrive in Islamabad tomorrow 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.
Brisk Preparations are underway across the country to celebrate the country's 70th independence anniversary in a befitting manner.
Citizens belong to every walk of life are giving final touches to their preparations, illuminating their homes with bunting and flags and buying dresses decorated with national slogans.
Special Azadi train which started its countrywide journey from Islamabad as part of 70th Independence anniversary celebrations today has arrived in Peshawar this evening.
A large number of people belonging to different walks of life received the train at cantonment railway station.
The train consists of five Galleries and six Floats.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, against the Indian plans to abrogate Article 35-A of its Constitution to convert Muslim majority of the territory into minority.
Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by traders of the occupied territory.
France has warned against escalation of tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme amid a growing war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.
In a statement in Paris today, French President Emmanuel Macron said the international community should work to get Pyongyang resume the path of dialogue without conditions.
In Syria, government forces took full control of Sukhneh city today, driving out the Islamic State militants from their last stronghold in Homs province.
According to SANA news agency, several militants were killed and many of their weaponry destroyed in the offensive.
Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.
However, rain-thunderstorm is likely at isolated places in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Kalat divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Light rain is also expected at a few places in coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan.