Minister for Defence Production says continuity of democratic system is a prerequisite for strengthening institutions in the country.

Eight billion dollars will be spent on upgradation of railway line from Karachi to Peshawar.

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Budgam district today.



Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that a conspiracy is being hatched against government by those who could not see development works and democratic system flourishing in the country.

In an interview, he said the country is making fast-track progress under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif but it is not digestible by his opponents.

The minister said record development works has been carried out in four years of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.

Rana Tanveer said continuity of the democratic system is essential to strengthen institutions in the country.


Pakistan has arranged finances of eight billion dollars for upgradation of railway line from Karachi to Peshawar.

This was stated by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique while addressing a conference in Islamabad today.

He said the government is paying attention towards the development of the railways which will give impetus to regional trade.

The Minister said the development of Railways will help exploit the full potential of Gwadar port and transportation of goods to land locked Afghanistan and Central Asian states.


Construction work of Kurram-Tangi Dam having a capacity of 83.4 MW is in full swing in North Waziristan Agency.

Sources of FATA Secretariat told our Peshawar correspondent the dam will be completed at a cost of about thirty billion rupees in five years.

The dam will also irrigate three hundred and sixty-two thousand acres of land in North Waziristan Agency and Bannu district.


Two people died and four injured in a road accident in Dera Ismail Khan today.

The accident occurred due to collision between a Truck and a van on Tank road.

The injured have been shifted to district headquarter hospital D I Khan.


Ten suspects were arrested in Loond Khwar area of Mardan today.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.                     


In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism have martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Budgam district today.

The troops killed the youth identified as Javaid Sheikh, Dawood Ahmad and Aaqib Gul in Radbugh area of the district.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown will be observed across the held valley tomorrow to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of July 13, 1931 martyrs.


On 13th July 1931, the troops of Dogra Maharaja had nartyred twenty two Kashmiris outside Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against Abdul Qadeer who had asked Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule.


Major military drills of the NATO countries have begun in southern Bulgaria.

Nearly twenty five thousand military personnel from twenty two NATO allied and partner countries are participating in The Saber Guardian 17 exercise.

These drills have been considered as one of the largest in the Black Sea region under the leadership of US Army.

The multinational drills, which consist of air and ground-based forces, are aimed at increasing joint operational capability of the NATO allies and partner countries.


In Japan, at least twenty five people were killed and more than twenty other went missing due to flooding caused by torrential rains in southern Kyushu area.

The severe flood destroyed communication infrastructure and houses whereas hundreds of people also rendered homeless.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after canceling his tour to Estonia, visited the southern regions today to view the damages and express solidarity with the flood-hit people.


Monsoon rains are intermittently lashing different parts of the country including Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Upper Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir.

A spokesperson of met office told our correspondent that the highest rainfall of 138 mm has been recorded in Gujrat followed by 113 mm in Sialkot.

He said that 78 mm rain was recorded in Rawalpindi and 61 mm in Islamabad.

The heavy downpours have inundated roads and low lying areas in Rawalpindi.

The spokesperson said that the current monsoon spell will continue till Sunday.



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