JUNE 13, 2016


The Senate was informed today that additional wings of Civil Armed Forces will be raised to ensure security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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

Senior Hurriyet leaders have urged Kashmiris to foil Indian conspiracies of changing demography of Occupied Kashmir.

The United Nations has condemned Florida incident in which fifty people were killed.



Minister of State for Interior Muhammad Balighur Rehman says twenty-two additional wings of Civil Armed Forces will be raised to ensure security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.         

Responding to a call attention notice moved by Abdul Qayyum, in the Senate today, he said a total of seventeen thousand two hundred eighty personnel will be hired for this purpose. Over three thousand personnel have already been hired.           

The Minister of State pointed out the civil armed forces are playing a pivotal role to meet border management challenges and security threats.



Earlier, 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.



Punjab Budget for next fiscal year will be presented in Provincial Assembly this afternoon.   

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.



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.



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. 



In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leaders have asked people to be ready to foil conspiracies aimed at changing demography of Jammu and Kashmir.

This was stated during a seminar jointly organized by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in Srinagar.

Addressing the seminar, veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani said New Delhi wants to make Jammu and Ladakh its own entity. 

He said people should realize the grave situation and boycott election rallies of pro-India politicians.

Senior leader of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Bashir Ahmad Butt, urged unity to foil Indian conspiracies of changing demography of held territory.



German Chancellor Angela Merkel met China's Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping in Beijing today.

Her visit comes amid concerns among German firms over obstacles they face in doing business with China.

China is Germany's top source of imports and fifth biggest export destination.


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