Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Prime Minister inaugurates Kachhi Canal Project in Dera Bugti District on Thursday.
In occupied Kashmir, High Court Bar Association is observing strike on Thursday against summoning of its President to New Delhi by India's National Investigation Agency.
Nineteen people have been killed in a boat accident in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
US Secretary of State and British Foreign Secretary meet in London on Thursday to discuss North Korea and Libya issues.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate Kachhi Canal Project in district Dera Bugti of Balochistan on Thursday.
The Canal will irrigate 72,000 acres of barren yet cultivable land in the far-flung and backward areas of the district.
The project completed with a cost of about 80 billion rupees, will ensure economic development and social uplift in the remote areas of Balochistan by promoting agriculture and agro-based economy.
Supreme Court has resumed hearing of review petitions against its verdict in Panama Papers case.
A five member larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing the case in Islamabad.
The review petitions have been filed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.
Election Commission has issued bailable arrest warrants of PTI leader Imran Khan in a contempt of court case.
The warrants were issued after on Thursday's hearing in Islamabad.
Imran Khan was issued notice to appear in person on Thursday but he did not.
Later, talking to newsmen founding member of PTI Akbar S. Babar said Imran is back in the country and he should have appeared the Commission on Thursday.
He said Imran is deliberately avoiding cases against him.
Parliament of Pakistan and Leadership for Environment and Development Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Islamabad on Thursday for technical assistance and capacity building of staff in connection with Sustainable Development Goals.
The MoU was signed by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and CEO of LEAD Pakistan Ali Tauqir Sheikh at a ceremony at the Parliament House.
Speaking after the signing ceremony, the Speaker said Parliament has taken the lead in establishing a Secretariat of Sustainable Development Goals.
Construction work of Cern Right Bank Canal in Mansehra district is in full swing.
The project will be completed at a cost of about three billion rupees by the end of next year.
On completion it will bring more than twelve thousand acre barren land under cultivation in the district.
The annual Kalam festival will begin on Friday.
Its objective is to highlight culture, architecture and tourism potential of the province.
Renowned Pashto singers and artists will perform at the show.
Food stalls have also been set up at the festival.
Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi says Pakistan was now close to being a polio-free country.
She told UNICEF's Executive Board in New York that Pakistan has made remarkable progress on Polio eradication.
She said Pakistan is firmly committed to meet the ambitious 2030 agenda aimed at ending extreme poverty and promoting prosperity.
Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan is pursuing a policy of reform to bring the poor into the mainstream, with focus on the development of children.
In Occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association is observing strike on Thursday against summoning of the Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom to New Delhi by India's National Investigation Agency.
The Association said in a statement in Srinagar that the purpose behind the summoning of its President is to intimidate the pro-freedom leadership.
The strike will continue till return of Mian Qayoom from New Delhi.
In India, nineteen people were killed after a crowded boat capsized in the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh state.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are meeting in London on Thursday to discuss issues including Hurricane Irma, North Korea and Libya.