Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
Pakistan says India is trying to hide facts about gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
The United Nations stresses need of sending independent mission to probe human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir.
Finance Minister says PML-N government is working hard to achieve up to seven percent growth rate for real economic turnaround.
Pakistan in collaboration with China will establish state-of-the-art technical and vocational institutes along CPEC route.
Semi Finals of National T-20 cricket Cup will be played at Multan tomorrow.
Pakistan has demanded the United Nations to play an active role to stop gross human rights violations and brutalities by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.
Talking to Radio Pakistan today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Indian refusal to permit United Nations Commission for Human Rights to send its fact-finding mission to Indian Occupied Kashmir proves that India is trying to hide facts regarding human rights violations in the valley.
The spokesperson said that closing of Amnesty International offices, refusal of the fact finding mission of UNCHR and no reply to the proposal of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's fact finding mission simply prove that India is trying to blackout the facts in the occupied valley.
Pakistan has welcomed the remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the use of excessive force by Indian authorities against civilian population in Occupied Kashmir.
Permanent Representative of Pakistan to United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua says Pakistan supports the position of high commissioner that a UN Human Rights Commission's team should visit Occupied Kashmir to independently and impartially investigate the rave violations being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces over the past two months.
She reminded the Human Rights Council that Jammu and Kashmir is an international issue recognized as such by a number of UNSC resolutions.
Earlier, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has described the international probe into recent killings in Occupied Kashmir as necessary.
According to BBC, he stated this while addressing a session of UN Human Rights Council. He stressed the need to send an independent international mission to review deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir.
The AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has called upon the international community to come-forward to stop genocide of Kashmiris by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.
Addressing refugees of Occupied Kashmir at Chella Bandi Camp in Muzaffarabad today, he said that India by closing Amnesty International offices has tried to hide facts about massive human rights violations in the valley.
Raja Farooq Haider Khan said that refusal of the fact-finding mission of UNHCHR has also proved that India is trying to blackout the facts in Occupied valley.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed on the sixty eighth consecutive day, today, against the martyrdom of nearly hundred Kashmiris by Indian troops.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says fiscal, monetary and economic reforms have paved the way for economic turnaround of the country.
Addressing at the Foundation of Strategic Research in Paris, he said these reforms led to the improvement of all economic fiscal and monetary indicators which are recognized and appreciated by Credible intentional rating agencies.
The Minister said the World Rating Agencies have included Pakistan in the top ten emerging economies.
The Finance Minister said Pakistan's strategic location makes it an attractive destination for foreign investment. He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor has opened up vast opportunities of investment in different fields.
He pointed out that Pakistan has attained four point seven percent growth rate which is better than the growth achieved in the last eight years. He said it is now working to achieve six to seven percent GDP growth.
Pakistan in collaboration with China will establish state-of-the-art technical and vocational institutes along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor route.
According to National Vocational and Technical Training Commission sources, these institutes will be established at Gilgit, Mansehra, D.I.Khan, Abbottabad, Quetta and Gawadar.
The sources said CPEC would open new vistas of development and prosperity and offer enormous employment opportunities for the people of Pakistan.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says PML-N government has made sincere efforts to overcome energy crisis in the country.
He was talking to different delegations in Lahore today.
Shahbaz Sharif said several ongoing energy projects are expeditiously underway towards its completion, which will substantially overcome the loadshedding issue.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah says law and order situation has improved with the support of people in the province.
Talking to media in Karachi today, the Chief Minister said that Khanpur incident in Shikarpur district is proof of bravery, courage and commitment of our police to provide security to people.
Murad Ali Shah said the government is taking special measures to provide latest training to the police personnel at the training centres while steps are being taken to equip the force with latest equipment.
Sindh government will launch inter-city bus project comprising two hundred buses from Karachi to various cities of the province.
Our Karachi correspondent Tariq Baloch reports that an amount of five hundred million rupees have been allocated for this purpose in the provincial budget of current financial year.
Balochistan government is committed to boost agriculture sector in the province.
According to official sources over seven billion rupees have been allocated in provincial budget 2016-17 for agriculture sector.
The sources said that agriculture farms in eighteen districts would be made functional soon at an estimated cost of over 280 million rupees in the province.
Turkey has formally asked Washington to arrest the US-based religious leader and businessman Fethullal Gulen for masterminding a failed attempt to overthrow the government.
State-run Anadolu news agency said the request has been made by Turkish Justice Ministry.
Pakistan has been closely following developments leading to the passage of a law by the US Congress, which allows civil litigants relief against foreign individuals, entities and governments.
In an statement in Islamabad today, Foreign Office Spokesperson said Pakistan believes that the promulgation of national laws with extra-territorial application sets a dangerous precedent that is likely to further complicate an already complex global environment.
Saudi Arabia has condemned a U.S. bill that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages.
Senior policy advisor Abdullah Al al-Sheikh warned that , the legislation might contribute to chaos and instability in international relations.
Head Coach of Pakistan cricket team, Mickey Arthur has said that super fitness is necessary for success in one day international matches and hard decision will be taken to this effect.
In an interview, he said that real issue being faced by Pakistani cricket team is the lack of fitness, which is bothering all concerned.
Semi finals of National T-20 cricket Cup will be played at Multan Cricket stadium tomorrow.
First semi final will be played between Peshawar and Karachi whites while second semi final will be played between Lahore Whites and Karachi Blues.
Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.
However, rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is likely at a few places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Lahore, Gujranwala, Khuzdar divisions, upper FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.