Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
> The Council of Common Interests meets in Islamabad today to discuss delimitation of constituencies.
> In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, free health facilities are being provided to more than eleven point five million people under Sehat Sahulat Card Programme.
> At least one hundred and seventy people have been killed in a powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in mountainous Iran-Iraq border.
> Saudi Arabia-led coalition has announced to reopen all air and seaports in Yemen during the next twenty four hours.
A meeting of council of common interests is being held in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.
The meeting will discuss the issue of delimitation of constituencies.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court constituted to hear the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case stands disbanded after Justice Asif Saeed Khosa expressed his inability to hear the case.
As the hearing commenced today, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that he has already spoken his mind in Panama Papers case and it will be inappropriate for him to adjudicate the case.
The matter has now been referred back to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to constitute a new bench.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML-N government believes in service of the masses and several programmes have been launched to provide standard health facilities in the province.
He was talking to elected representatives from different districts in Lahore.
The Chief Minister said CT scan machines are being provided in all hospitals to facilitate the poor patients.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, free health facilities are being provided to more than eleven point five million people under Sehat Sahulat Card Programme.
An official of Provincial Health Department told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that after the launch of the third phase this month, the number of beneficiaries will reach to twenty million.
Under the programme, each beneficiary will get treatment facilities up to five hundred and forty thousand rupees annually in over one hundred hospitals of the province.
The 15th edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow continues for the second day today.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain is also on four day visit to Dubai to attend the airshow.
Minister also visited Pakistan pavilion.
The five-day event will be the biggest in terms of the number of exhibitors, visitors and aircraft displays.
Several aircrafts are taking part in the show displaying their aerobatic skills and formation flying techniques.
Pakistan JF-17 thunder is also displaying skills in the show.
Fifty-five suspects were arrested during search operations in different areas of district Swabi this morning.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession.
Three people were killed and 15 injured when a Quetta-bound passenger coach met an accident in Mastung.
In Occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani says Kashmiri people are offering sacrifices to achieve their right to self-determination and not for so-called autonomy.
In a statement, he criticised former puppet chief minister, Farooq Abdullah, and power-hungry politicians who have always played deceptive role and undermined the freedom struggle.
In Occupied Kashmir, clashes erupted between protesters and Indian troops during cordon and siege operations in Pulwama and Islamabad districts.
The troops cordoned off Rangmullah area of Pulwama and launched search operations.
Youth took to streets and pelted stones on the troops, who lobbed teargas shells on the protesters.
Meanwhile, the personnel of Indian army, police and Central Reserve Police Force also launched a joint operation against Kashmiris who are struggling for freedom in Kokernag area of Islamabad district.
At least one hundred and seventy people were killed and more than one thousand injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the mountainous Iran-Iraq border.
Iranian state news agency reports that the worst-hit towns in the country are Qasr-e Shirin in Kermanshah and Azgaleh.
The deputy head of the Iranian crisis unit Behnam Saidi told state television that there are 164 dead and more than 1,686 injured.
In Iraq, officials said the quake has killed six people in Sulaimaniyah province and injured around 150.
According to Irani media, at least 14 provinces of the country have been affected by the earthquake.
Saudi Arabia-led coalition has announced to reopen all air and seaports in Yemen during the next twenty four hours for humanitarian operations in the country.
In a statement, Saudi Arabia's mission to United Nations says the access is aimed at reopening all ports including Aden, Mocha and Mukalla controlled by Yemen's internationally recognized government.