Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee has reaffirmed the national resolve to eliminate terrorism from the country.
Pakistan International Airlines will soon start special flights for Gilgit and Skardu to promote tourism in northern areas.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three Kashmiri youth in Tral town today.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC ) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has said Pakistan is fully aware of the designs of hostile agencies especially RAW against the country.
Addressing passing out parade of cadets at Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi today, he said the Indian intelligence agency is operating from Afghanistan to stoke unrest and instability in the country and sabotage the multi billion dollars CPEC project.
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said we are committed to tackle these threats through synergetic efforts. He categorically stated that the country is capable to beat back the designs of the enemies.
General Zubair said Pakistan is vital to regional solutions. Attempts to coerce and isolate it have failed in the past and also meet the same fate in future.
He said Pakistan seeks peaceful coexistence with all its neighbours. Peace and stability in Afghanistan is fundamental to peace in Pakistan. About anti-terror operations, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said Pakistan is determined to wipe out the curse of terrorism. Referring to the role of Pakistan Navy, General Zubair said the nation is proud of its sea defenders, which has played pivotal role in the defence of the country and anti-terror and anti-piracy operations.
MEHTAB Prime Minister's Advisor on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan says special PIA flights will soon be started for Gilgit and
Sakardu with an aim to promote tourism in northern areas.
Talking to Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman in Islamabad, he said these special flights will not only strength economy of the country but also present soft image of Pakistan as they will be decorated with different literary and cultural artifacts of Pakistan. The Advisor said all possible measures will be taken to promote tourism in hilly areas.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says PML-N government is materializing the mission of providing better services to people.Talking to a delegation of PML-N elected representatives in Lahore today, he said the opponents of development are conspiring against the government through baseless allegations. The Chief Minister said any attempt to derail the development process through chaos will be tantamount to enmity with the country.
Construction work on Dera Ismail Khan-Hakla Motorway has been expedited on the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent Matiullah said the project will be completed at a cost of one hundred and forty-two billion rupees by the end of next year.Two hundred and eighty-five kilometers long Dera Ismail Khan-Hakla Motorway, which is part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, will boost trade and business activities in the country.
Polling for by-election in NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chaghi constituency is underway.The seat fell vacant due to death of MNA Abdul Rahim Khan Mandokhail of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party.Over one hundred and sixty teams from engineering and technology institutes participated in the contest. The undergraduate students showed their skills in programming robots while the university level students exhibited unmanned vehicles they had developed for performing multiple functions, including defence related tasks.The event is organized annually by National University of Science and Technology to promote students learning in robotics technology.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three Kashmiri youth in Tral town, today.The troops killed the youth during a violent siege and search operation in Watyun area of the town.In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, while maintaining that 95 percent Kashmiri people want freedom from India has asked New Delhi to withdraw its troops to know their aspirations about their political destiny. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said, the APHC Chairman said that war was neither option nor a solution to the Kashmir dispute.He said,we stress that resolutions passed in the UN be implemented in letter and spirit to allow Kashmiri people decide the future course of political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir.
The president of Cuba Raul Castro has denounced Donald Trump's Cuba policy.Speaking in Cuba's national assembly he said "attempts to destroy the revolution" would fail.He said that Mr Trump is using "old and hostile rhetoric" and had returned to "confrontation that roundly failed over 55 years".He said we reject the manipulation of the topic of human rights against Cuba, which can be proud of much in this area and does not need to receive lessons from the United States nor anyone."