Text Bulletin 1200 Hrs
The meeting of Federal Cabinet is underway in Islamabad with Prime Minister in the chair to discuss various agenda items.
Four policemen including Superintendent Police were martyred in a terrorist attack in Quetta today.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government is spending over three billion rupees on development of agriculture sector.
In Occupied Kashmir, curfew has been imposed in Srinagar and Badgam to prevent anti-India demonstrations.
The meeting of Federal Cabinet is underway in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair.
The meeting is discussing the overall political, security and economic situation in the country.
The meeting approved appointment of Managing Director Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.
It also approved terms and conditions of the appointment of Member Gas, and Member Oil of Oil and Gas of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority.
Four policemen including Superintendent Police Quaid Abad Police Station Mubarak Shah were martyred in a firing incident in Quetta today.
Police sources told Radio Pakistan Quetta correspondent that unknown motorbike riders opened indiscriminate firing on the vehicle of the SP.
Dead bodies and one injured cop have been shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.
Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has strongly condemned the firing incident.
In a statement, he expressed deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of SP Quaid Abad and three other policemen.
Chief Minister said nefarious designs of terrorists creating panic and unrest would be thwarted at all costs.
He directed the law enforcement agencies to take strict action against the terrorist involved in firing incidents.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government is spending more than three billion rupees on development of agriculture sector in the current fiscal year.
Official sources told our Peshawar correspondent that the amount will be spent on seventeen ongoing and twenty-one new projects.
The projects included provision of small agricultural equipment to eleven thousand and five hundred farmers through Model Farms Center across the province.
Similarly, one hundred and sixty-three thousand acre barren land in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank will be irrigated under Gomal Zam Command Area Development Project.
At least twelve people have died and scores of others injured in rain related incidents across the country.
Six people have died in Gujranwala while three persons of a family died when their house collapsed in a slum area of Islamabad.
Two people died in Shah Kot Town in Sahiwal, while one person died and two injured when roof of their house caved in in Takht Bhai area of Mardan.
A woman was killed and two others injured as roof of a house collapsed because of rain in Koragni area of Karachi today.
Karakorum Highway has been re-opened for all kind of traffic.
Landsliding blocked the road at Tattapani early this morning.
Gilgit-Skardu road is also blocked due to landslides at three points in Kachura and Haramosh Area.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed departments concerned to remain vigilant to cope with any eventuality or emergency situation in the wake of torrential rains and floods.
Presiding over the cabinet committee in Lahore today, he directed the irrigation department to complete repair of embankments of rivers.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir today with a renewed pledge to continue the mission of the martyrs till achieving their right to self-determination.
Complete strike will be observed across the held territory.
Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership.
A rally is also being taken out towards Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar where martyrs of 1931 are buried.
Meanwhile, Indian authorities have imposed curfew in Srinagar and Badgam and strict restrictions in all other parts of the territory to prevent the march towards Naqshband Sahib.