Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
PML-N government says it is upgrading railways with billions of dollars to provide a spur to regional trade.
Construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam is underway at a cost of thirty billion rupees in North Waziristan Agency.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Budgam district today.
Two Palestinians were martyred by Israeli forces at Jenin Refugee Camp in occupied West Bank today.
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.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says Malala Yousafzai has set an example of bravery and courage for women folk.
In a message on Malala Day Shahbaz Sharif said the struggle of Malala for the promotion of education and elimination of terrorism is a beacon-house.
He said she thwarted conspiracies hatched to push the country into darkness and backwardness.
Shahbaz Sharif said Malala Yousafzai has emerged as an ambassador of peace and knowledge all over the world.
Ten suspects were arrested in Loond Khwar area of Mardan today.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.
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.
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 martyred 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.
Two Palestinians were martyred and another injured by Israeli forces during clashes in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the Occupied West Bank today.
In Turkey, five militants of Islamic State group were killed in a raid on a house by the police in the city of Konya today.
Four police personnel were also wounded in the operation.
Five Kalashnikov and a pistol were recovered from the house.
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.