JUNE 14, 2016


Pakistan and China have agreed to enhance people to people contacts and boost cooperation in diverse fields.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa budget is being presented in the provincial assembly today.

Five terrorists have been killed in exchange of fire with security forces in Quetta.

OIC has urged the United States not to allow killings in Orlando to be used for anti-Islam campaign.



Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan met the Secretary of Communist Party China of Yunnan Province Li Jiheng in Kunming, China.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction on the very successful 4th China-South Asia Expo, especially Pakistan’s active participation with the largest country pavilion.

They also exchanged views on the current status of Yunnan province’s economic and commercial ties with Pakistan and agreed to focus on ways and means to further promote these ties in a comprehensive manner.

The Minister of Commerce suggested that bringing Pakistani agricultural products, like rice and fruits, to Yunnan could be an important step in this direction.

The Yunnan Party Secretary agreed that the two sides needed to work closely in this area.

It was agreed that concerted efforts will be made to enhance people to people contacts and cooperation in important fields of science and technology, culture, tourism, and education.

The Minister is visiting Kunming to lead Pakistan’s delegation to the 4th China-South Asia Expo being held from 12 to 17th of this month. 



Minister for Planning, Ahsan Iqbal has directed concerned departments to take pre-emptive measures to deal with flooding situation in the upcoming monsoon season

He made these observations while chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad on monsoon 2016 impact and level of preparedness.

Ahsan Iqbal emphasised the need of modern early warning system to check flood damages in the monsoon season.



The Senate was informed today that the next population Census may be conducted between November this year and March next year.

Responding to another calling attention notice moved by Abdul Qayyum, Minister for Law & Justice Zahid Hamid said this is subject to improvement of security situation as well as availability of troops.

He pointed out that the decision to defer the census was taken at the meeting of Council of Common Interest in February this year due to the non-availability of sufficient number of personnel from the armed forces.

He said nobody can deny the significance of census and it was the PML-N which conducted last census in 1998.



The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad today with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

At the outset of the proceedings, Dr Shireen Mazari pointed out that quorum is not full.

The speaker suspended proceedings of the House till the completion of quorum.



Pakistan Stock Exchange Karachi witnessed bullish trend at the start of the business today.

Stock Exchange hundred index reached 37280 points with the addition of three hundred points in morning transactions.



Khyber Pakhtunkhwa budget for fiscal year 2016-17 is being announced today.

Finance Minister Muzaffar Said Advocate will present the budget in the provincial assembly at 04:00 pm.



Four people were killed when a bus on its way from Gilgit to Rawalpindi fell into river Indus in Patan Kohistan this morning.



Five terrorists of a banned outfit have been killed during exchange of fire with police and intelligence agencies in Quetta.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.



Two facilitators of terrorists were arrested in district Shangla today.

They were providing shelter to terrorists.

Both the arrested persons are under interrogation. 



Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called on United Sates not to allow exploiting Orlando massacre as a platform to use the incident in an anti-Islam campaign.

In a statement in Jeddah, OIC said the event should not be blown beyond its content.



Fiji's Ambassador to the United Nations, Peter Thomson has been elected  as President for 71st session of the UN General Assembly. 

He defeated Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus with 94 votes.


Palestinians and Arab nations have denounced the UN General Assembly decision to allow Israel to chair one of its six major committees.

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