Text Bulletin 1200 Hours
Pakistan Post has taken several measures to improve its delivery system.
The registration process of unregistered Afghan refugees has begin across the country.
Punjab Chief Minister says the government will ensure availability of free of cost necessary medicines to patients in Hospitals.
China has urged the United States and North Korea to work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute.
Pakistan Post has taken various steps to boost its performance in terms of timely delivery of mail, money and material at doorsteps of the customers.
According to the Pakistan Post, Express Mail Track and Trace System has been extended to all General Post Offices and 53 District Mail Offices of the country.
Similarly, the Electronic Money Order System has been extended to all GPOs.
To cater the needs of the customers, the maximum limit of a single Fax Money Order, Urgent Money Order and Ordinary Money Order has been enhanced.
Delivery of the articles on same day, the pilot project is being extended to other cities which was already launched in Lahore.
Pakistan Post is planning to introduce "Labbaik Service" to provide pick up facility at the doorsteps.
The registration process of unregistered Afghan refugees started across the country on Wednesday.
Sources of Afghan embassy told our Peshawar correspondent Falak Niaz that twenty-one registration centres have been established for the purpose.
These include eleven centres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa five in Baluchistan, two Punjab, two in Islamabad and one in Karachi.
According to an estimate over one million Afghan refugees will be registered during the process.
Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif says the PML(N) Government has abolished VIP culture and now social services are afforded to the common man as well.
He was addressing a ceremony during his visit to Kidney Centre in Multan on Wednesday morning.
He said kidney transplantation facility will also be introduced in the centre shortly.
The Chief Minister said the Government will ensure availability of free of cost necessary medicines to patients in hospitals.
The Azadi Train is receiving an enthusiastic response from the general public on the second day of its stay at Lahore Railway Station.
People from different walks of life, including children are coming in large number to witness cultural heritage of the country.
People are anxiously waiting in long queues to visit the picture galleries highlighting the Pakistan movement and sacrifices of the national heroes.
The Azadi Train will leave for Multan on Thursday morning.
A police constable was martyred when unknown terrorists opened fire on him in district Bannu this morning.
In another incident four persons were injured when their vehicle hit by a roadside remote control bomb in district Lower Dir on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Counter Terrorism Department arrested two terrorists in Peshawar on Wednesday who were planting explosive material.
Two kilogram explosive material was recovered from them.
In Makkah, a directorate of facilitation and communications has been established by the ministry of religious affairs to facilitate the Pakistani Hujjaj in every possible manner.
In an exclusive talk with our correspondent Zahid Hameed, Director Facilitation and Communications Muhammad Ashraf Lanjaar said a lost and found cell is operating under the facilitation directorate to trace out the lost luggage of pilgrims and deliver the same to them at their buildings.
Ashraf Lanjaar said that we have also deployed guides close to Haram Sharif who provide necessary guidance to the Hujjaj especially relating to their movement to the places of stay. He said his directorate is also managing affairs for the movement of pilgrims between Makkah and Madina.
In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has said that Hurriyet leaders arrested by New Delhi-based National Investigation Agency are being subjected to psychological torture.
In a statement in Srinagar the leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik condemned the solitary confinement of the Hurriyet leaders.
They expressed grave concern over the deteriorating condition of political prisoners lodged outside Jammu and Kashmir.
In Indian State of Telangana, upper caste community has socially boycotted a woman of upper caste for her support to lower caste Dalit community farmer.
Sama Indira, 50, from the upper caste Reddys, says her community association has imposed fine on anyone who talks to her because she has supported a farmer from lower caste Dalit community.
Caste-based discrimination continues in different parts of India.
China has urged the United States and North Korea to stop threatening each other and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute.
In a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the two countries should permit no one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep."