Text Bulletin 1600 Hrs
Railways Minister says the government's legal team is examining JIT report to plead the case in Supreme Court.
The government has completed residential arrangements for Hujjaj under government scheme.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee says Peace and stability in Afghanistan is fundamental to peace in Pakistan.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three youth in Tral today.
Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has expressed reservations on the report submitted by JIT to the Supreme Court on Panama Leaks.
Talking to the media in Islamabad today, he said the legal team is examining the report and will present their stance before the apex court.
The Minister said the politics of allegations is not serving the interests of the country. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants to take the country forward but Chairman PTI Imran Khan is creating hurdles in his way.
He said our enemies do not want a strong and stable Pakistan.
JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman says Pakistan cannot afford political instability at this juncture.
Talking to the media persons in Karachi today, he said Panama Papers has nothing to do with eradication of corruption but is aimed at pushing the country towards instability.
He was confident that the Supreme Court will dispense justice in Panama Papers case.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman recounted the achievements made by the present government on the economic front.
Responding to a question, the JUI-F chief said Pakistan and China have transformed their 70 years long friendship into a strong economic partnership.
Ministry of Religious Affairs has completed residential arrangements for Hujjaj performing pilgrimage this year under the government scheme.
A spokesperson of the ministry told Radio Pakistan Islamabad correspondent that every effort will be made to facilitate the pilgrims.
Meanwhile, Hajj flight operation will begin from 24th of this month, which will continue till 26th of next month. The intending pilgrims can check their flight schedule on Ministry's website www.hajiinfo.org
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmoud 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.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has finalized arrangements for establishment of a special force for protection of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that recruitment of personnel for the force will be stared next month.
The force will comprise three thousand and eight hundred personnel.
The World Bank has released funds of five hundred and twenty million rupees to Municipal Corporation Multan under City Improvement Project.
According to Mayor Multan Naveed Arain, the amount will be spent on WASA projects, improvement of roads, and infrastructure development of Multan city during the current fiscal year.
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.
Turkey has signed an agreement with fellow NATO members France and Italy to develop its national missile defense systems.
Speaking during a reception in Ankara,Turkish defense minister said Turkish companies would work with Italian-French consortium Eurosam.
In the ICC Women's World Cup at Leicester against Pakistan Women, Sri Lanka women were 45 for the loss of 2 wickets in 9.5 overs, a short while ago.
Earlier, Sri Lanka women won the toss and elected to bat first.