Text Bulletin 1500 hrs
Pakistan Railways will help exploit full potential of Gwadar port by transporting goods to land locked Afghanistan and Central Asian states.
Arrangements for Hajj flight operations were reviewed at a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Construction of Kurram-Tangi Dam is in full swing at a cost of thirty billion rupees in North Waziristan.
Punjab Chief Minister has directed concerned authorities to utilize all resources to provide relief to rain affected people.
In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops martyred three Kashmiri youth in Budgam district on Wednesday.
Pakistan Cricket Board has approved contracts of thirty five players.
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 on Wednesday.
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.
A meeting chaired by Adviser Civil Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday reviewed arrangements made for Hajj flight operations.
The adviser directed that first class and business class seats should be allotted to old aged pilgrims.
The meeting was informed that a helpline has been established for the guidance and redressal of complaints of pilgrims.
Ameer JUI (F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has asked political parties to respect public mandate and desist from creating problems for an elected government.
Addressing a function in Peshawar on Wednesday, he said JUI (F) is a democratic party and it respects law of the land.
He stressed the need for promotion of tolerance in the society.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman called for training of the youth so that they could not be misguided by vested interest.
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.
A joint delegation of Chinese National Development Reforms Commission and investors visited the site of economic Zone at Rashakai near Mardan on Wednesday.
Project Director CPEC Economic Zone Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ghulam Dastgir briefed the delegation about the Economic Zone.
The Chinese delegation was told that federal government has started work on supply of electricity, gas and other necessary facilities to the zone.
The economic zone which is being constructed under CPEC will generate over three hundred thousand jobs directly and indirectly.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over loss of precious lives caused by heavy rains across the province.
In a message from Lahore on Wednesday he condoled and sympathized with the bereaved families and directed to provide the best possible medical facilities to the injured.
The Chief Minister advised the concerned authorities to personally monitor the situation and utilize all resources to bring out rain water from low-lying areas as early as possible.
Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Justice Noor Meskanzai says dispensation of justice is prime responsibility of the judiciary.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Judicial Complex in Zhob he urged judicial officers and lawyers community to dispose the cases as early as possible to provide justice to the common man.
The chief Justice also directed the district administration to take effective measures for improving law and order situation.
Three target killers were arrested in Dera Ismail Khan and ten suspects in Mardan on Wednesday.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.
Malala Day is being celebrated on Wednesday across the world in connection with 20th birthday of famous female education activist and noble peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
The United Nations had declared July 12th as Malala Day to commemorate not only young activist's birthday, but also the day she delivered a powerful speech at the UN to call for worldwide access to education.
It was her first public speech since being targeted by the Taliban in Mingora for her commitment towards the education.
In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism have martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Budgam district on Wednesday.
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 on Thursday 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.
Meanwhile, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the government has chalked out different programs, rallies, seminars at district and tehsil level.
The main function in connection with Youm-e-Shuhada-e- Kashmir will be held in Muzaffarabad on Thursday morning.
Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider will be the chief guest on the occasion.
Two Palestinians were martyred and another injured by Israeli forces during clashes in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the Occupied West Bank on Wednesday.
Pakistan Cricket Board has approved contracts of thirty five players.
The decision to this effect was taken after the approval of Chairman PCB and team head coach.
Meanwhile, the PCB has also announced four categories for thirty-five players of the cricket board.
The PCB increased ten percent in remuneration on contracts.
The cricket players have been placed in different categories in accordance with their performance, fitness and discipline.
Caption Sarfraz Ahmad, Azhar Ali, Sohaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Muhammad Amir and Yasir Shah have been placed in “A” category and Baber Azam, Hammad Waseem, Asad Shafique and Hassan Ali in “B” category.
22nd death anniversary of poet and lyrist Saifuddin Saif is being celebrated on Wednesday.
He was born on 20th of March 1922 in Amritsar.
He wrote very powerful poems during his college days.
Later, he shifted to Lahore, the first film Saifuddin Saif did after partition was 'Hichkoley' in 1949.
'Amanat' and 'Naveli' were his earliest films, but his career truly flourished in 1953 when his songs in films 'Ghulam' and 'Mehbooba' became hits.
His poetries covered all forms of literature such as Ruba'ii, Ghazal, long and short poems but among all these, ghazals were his favorite.
His collection of poems is titled as Kham-e-kakul, which is full of brilliant ghazals and poems.
Saifuddin Saif died at the age 72 in 1993 in Lahore.
Radio Pakistan will broadcast in its national hook-up at 1530 hours on Wednesday a special interview of famous classical and folk singer Suraiya Multanikar.
Soon-after that at 1545 hours, a special feature programme in connection with the death anniversary of renowned Broadcaster/Writer "Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari" will be broadcast.
In another hook-up at 1605 hours, a feature programme in connection with the death anniversary of renowned poet "Saif-ud-Din Saif will be put on the air.
Soon after that another feature programme in connection with the death anniversary of renowned broadcaster "Agha Nasir" will be broadcast.