Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
President and Prime Minister have strongly condemned unprovoked firing by Indian forces at LoC in which seven soldiers were martyred.
Indian High Commissioner was summoned to Foreign Office this afternoon to ask him to convey his government to respect ceasefire along LoC.
Government has decided to keep prices of gas unchanged for domestic consumers.
Finance Minister appreciates cooperation of World Bank for completion of various development projects in Pakistan.
Turkish President arrives in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss bilateral and regional issues with Pakistani leadership.
The Super Moon was sighted in Pakistan tonight after sixty-eight years.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have expressed deep grief and sorrow over loss of precious human lives in the latest violation of Line of Control by Indian forces.
Paying rich tributes to the martyred Pakistani soldiers, the President said sacrifices of the valiant soldiers will not go in vain. He said India is continuously committing severe LoC violations.
Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan has highlighted the Kashmir issue on diplomatic front in an excellent way that has unveiled the real face of India before the world.
Paying high tributes to martyred Pakistani soldiers, the Prime Minister said it is extremely unfortunate that Indian forces have continuously violated ceasefire agreement at LoC, in the recent days.
Seven soldiers have been martyred in unprovoked firing of Indian forces across Line of Control at Bhimber Sector.
In a statement ISPR said Pakistani troops effectively targeted Indian posts while responding to unprovoked firing.
According to sources, the Indian side also suffered major causalities as a result of Pakistan's retaliatory fire.
Army Chief Raheel Sharif has vowed to continue to respond effectively to the Indian unprovoked firing and maintained that no stone will be left unturned to defend motherland.
He said this while attending a briefing in Jhelum today.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has urged world community to take notice of Indian provocations against Pakistan as any escalation of tension between the two nuclear armed neighbors could prove catastrophic for the whole region.
In an interview, he said over the last several months, India is heating up situation at the LoC and the working boundary due to some internal compulsions.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer has said Pakistan's desire for peace should not be taken as its weakness.
In a statement, he said Pakistan will continue responding effectively to India's provocative acts.
Condemning Indian provocation along the Line of Control, the minister said India will have to suffer huge losses if it resorts to cross the border or certain limit.
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry summoned Indian High Commissioner this afternoon and condemned the unprovoked Ceasefire Violations by Indian occupation forces at Line of Control.
The Foreign Secretary deplored the increasing Indian ceasefire violations at the LoC and the Working Boundary especially during last two months.
He said that this belligerent attitude of Indian occupation forces was a serious threat to the regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi says India can not suppress the indigenous and spontaneous struggle of Kashmiris and use of force will be counter-productive.
In an interview, he said Indian leadership should acknowledge Kashmir as dispute and this issue can only be resolved through meaningful dialogue.
Tariq Fatemi said Pakistan has been showing responsible attitude towards ceasefire violations but it should not be construed as our weakness.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria has said India is continuously violating ceasefire to divert attention of the world from gross human rights violations being committed by its security forces in Occupied Kashmir.
In an interview with Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel tonight, he said Indian forces committed more than two hundred and fifty ceasefire violations during last few months. He said during unprovoked Indian firing twenty six Pakistani civilians have been martyred and more than one hundred injured besides losses to the buildings.
Foreign Office Spokesperson said India is involved in sponsoring and financing terrorist activities in Pakistan to destabilize it.
In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leaders have said Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and peace in South Asia is linked to settlement of Kashmir dispute as per aspirations of Kashmiris.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement in Srinagar expressed strong resentment over the rallies taken out by Hindu extremist organization Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh in Jammu and Chenab valley.
The Government has rejected the summary of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority for an increase in gas prices.
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in Islamabad today that gas prices will remain unchanged.
He said OGRA has been informed about this decision accordingly.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had made it clear that no increase will be made in gas prices for the domestic consumers.
Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar has appreciated the cooperation of World Bank for completion of various development projects in Pakistan.
He was talking to a delegation of World Bank led by its Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan who called on him in Islamabad today.
During the meeting, progress on implementation of various projects being executed with World Bank's assistance was reviewed.
The Minister also apprised the World Bank team about the government's reform agenda which is especially focused on reforms in the financial, insurance and banking sectors.
The Country Director World Bank appreciated the performance of the government.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan met British Home Secretary Amber Rudd in London today.
During the meeting, matters related to anti narcotics , curbing of human trafficking , security and bilateral relations came under discussion.
On this occasion, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd also offered condolence over the tragic terrorist attack in Hub.
The Supreme Court will resume hearing of Panama Papers case in Islamabad tomorrow.
A five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is hearing the case.
Ministry of Water and Power has initiated a stern drive to eliminate corruption and maladministration in Distribution Companies.
Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Muhammad Younus Dhaga is personally overseeing the campaign against inefficient and non-productive elements all over the country.
He took stern disciplinary actions in the Sukkur , Larkana and Dadu circle on his recent visit to these areas.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Islamabad on a two-day visit on Wednesday on the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, President Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level entourage, including Ministers and senior officials, besides a large number business community members.
Besides meeting with President Mamnoon Hussain, President Erdogan will also hold talks with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif during the visit.
The exchange of views between the two leaders will cover entire range of bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues.
The Super Moon was sighted in Pakistan tonight after sixty-eight years.
According to Pakistan Standard Time, the moon was sighted at 06:52 PM. The moon was bigger and brighter because it was at the closest distance from the earth. It was fourteen percent bigger and thirty percent brighter than the normal full moon.
The strongest force of attraction is resulting in high tides than usual full moon. General public has been advised to remain careful for three days onwards from today on the shore.
Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty-four hours.
However, shallow and foggy conditions will prevail over plain areas of Punjab during morning hours.