JUNE 13, 2016


Pakistan has urged Kabul to immediately investigate into unprovoked firing incident at Pak-Afghan border.

Chief Minister Punjab has said government is striving hard to steer the country out of all problems.

Punjab Budget for next fiscal year will be presented this afternoon while budget for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to be announced tomorrow.

Canada has won Women's Professional Golfer's Association Championship.



Pakistan has expressed its deep concerns over unprovoked firing incident at Afghan border and urged Afghan government to immediately investigate into the matter.

According to a PM Office spokesman, Pakistan consider these unprovoked attacks unhelpful in Pak-Afghan relations.



Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said Border management with Afghanistan is vital for our security.

In a tweet, he said free flow of traffic cannot be allowed at Pak-Afghan border.

He said latest incident of firing from Afghanistan was appropriately responded by Pakistan at Torkham border.   



Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif says government is striving hard to steer the country out of all problems.

This he said while talking to Vice President PML-N Sindh Senator Saleem Zia who called on him in Lahore today.

Matters of mutual interest, party affairs and prevailing political situation of the country  also came under discussion.

The Chief Minister said PML-N is free from every kind of corruption and it has set an example by saving 215 billion rupees in developmental projects.

He said there is no room for negative politics in the country.



Punjab Budget for next fiscal year will be presented in Provincial Assembly today at 1600 hours.   

Provincial Finance Minister Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha will present the budget.



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would present provincial budget with a total outlay of over four hundred eighty-eight billion rupees for next fiscal year tomorrow.      

Provincial Finance Minister Muzaffar Said told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that efforts have been made to give relief to the common man in the budget.      

To a question, he said funds have been allocated for construction of schools, roads and hospitals in the budget.



The Senate resumed its session in Islamabad today after two days break with Mian Raza Rabbani in chair.



Convener Special Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Taj Haider laid before the House the Second Interim Report of the committee on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.



Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan says visionary initiative of “One Belt One Road,”  will bridge social, economic and cultural gaps in an inclusive manner.

In his keynote speech at the China-South Asia Business Forum on the sidelines of the 4th China-South Asia Expo in Kunming, in Southwest China, he said stage had been set for an unprecedented economic integration between China and South Asian countries.

The Minister spoke in detail on the significance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as a flagship project of the “One Belt One Road” initiative. 

He also attended the Opening Ceremony of the Expo which was attended among others by high ranking dignitaries from China and other South Asian countries. He visited the Pakistan Pavilion and interacted with the Pakistani exhibitors. 



Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has returned home from London.

During his stay in London, he held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed matters of national interests.



Police have arrested thirty four suspects including drug peddlers and criminals in a targeted operation in Manghopir area of Karachi. 

Weapons have also been recovered from them.



United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadliest Florida incident in which fifty people were killed and dozens injured.

He extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his solidarity with the Government and people of the United States.



Brooke Henderson of Canada has won the Women's Professional Golfers Association Championship at Washington.

She defeated Lydia Ko, of New Zealand after a dramatic play off.

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