DATE: 18-06-2017                              


All eyes are on the final of the ICC Champions Trophy being played between Pakistan and India at Oval on Sunday afternoon. 


Pakistan has urged Afghan government to ensure early recovery of missing officials of its Jalalabad Consulate General.


Federal government will fund sixty-five percent cost of Chashma Right Bank Canal Project in Dera Ismail Khan.


In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama town for the second consecutive day on Sunday against killings of youth by Indian troops.





The final of the ICC Champions Trophy will be played between Pakistan and arch-rivals India at the Oval on Sunday afternoon.          


The match will start at 1430 hours Pakistan Standard Time.



Pakistan has urged the Afghan government to ensure early recovery of the officials of its Jalalabad Consulate General who went missing while coming to their country on Friday.


In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Sunday that Islamabad is in constant touch with Afghan authorities for safe recovery of two officials.


He said the Afghan authorities have informed that three distinct investigating groups have been constituted to ensure safe recovery of the officials.



Pakistan is keen to introduce screen tourism to highlight its cultural diversity and scenic beauty at the international level.


This was stated by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb in an interview.  


She said that revival of Pakistan's film industry is prerequisite for screen tourism to showcase country's true culture and heritage.   


The minister of state said the trend of screen tourism is increasing worldwide to attract tourists from across the globe.


Marriyum Aurangzeb said Pakistan should be recognized as a peace loving country among the nations, and films can play a critical role to achieve that objective.



Construction work of Chashma Right Bank Canal in Dera Ismail Khan will be started this year. 


Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent, that the project will be completed at a cost of one hundred and twenty billion rupees. Sixty five percent of the amount will be provided by the federal government.


On completion, the canal will bring two lakh and eighty-six thousand acres of barren land under cultivation in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank districts.



In Occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the territory to prevent protests against the brutal killings by troops in Kulgam district.


The authorities once again placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.


Meanwhile, complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama town for the second consecutive day on Sunday against the killings of youth by Indian troops.


All shops and other business establishments remained closed, while public transport is off the roads.


Indian troops had killed four youth in Arwani during a military operation on Friday. Later, two civilians were also killed in firing by Indian troops on protesters in the area.



Negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will begin between British and European officials in Brussels, on Monday.


Britain voted by fifty two per cent in favour of leaving the European Union in a referendum last year.



In Afghanistan, five policemen were killed and eight injured in an attack on Police Headquarters in Paktia province on Sunday.


According to Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman, three attackers were also killed in retaliation by security forces.


Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.



The Azerbaijani military has killed six Armenian soldiers in border clashes.


According to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, one Azeri soldier was also killed in the clash.

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