Text Bulletin 1500 hrs
Black Day is being observed today to show solidarity with Kashmiri people against Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.
Advisor on Foreign Affairs has said Government is mobilizing public opinion in different countries to get support for Kashmiris' right to self-determination.
Information Minister has regretted India is killing people in the occupied Kashmir for demanding their right to self-determination.
Indian Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said situation in Occupied Kashmir has gone out of control due to wrong policies of BJP Government.
Balochistan Chief Minister says law and order has been brought under control.
State of emergency in France has been extended for six months.
Black Day is being observed today across the country and on both sides of Line of Control to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people and lodge protest against grave human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
Rallies and functions are being held across the country and Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world community towards the burning issue of Kashmir.
All officials of federal and provincial governments are wearing black arms band while on duty to express political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris.
Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan is sensitizing the world community about the need for solution of the Kashmir dispute to prevent human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
Addressing a function held in connection with Black Day in Islamabad, he said Pakistan is also trying to mobilizing the public opinion in different countries to get support for right of self-determination of Kashmiri people.
Sartaj Aziz said Government has initiated a multi-pronged approach to highlight the Kashmir issue and human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
The Advisor said he has addressed letters to heads of important organs of UN and OIC urging them to bring Indian atrocities against Kashmiris to the notice of human rights organizations and protest against them.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said that by observing the Black Day, people of Pakistan are trying to prick the conscience of the world community to fulfil pledges made to Kashmiri people.
Addressing participants of a protest rally in Islamabad today, he said Kashmiris are raising their voice for their fundamental right.
He regretted that Indian occupation forces are killing and maiming youth in Held Kashmir only for pressing their demand for right to self-determination.
Addressing on this occasion, Personal Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs, Dr. Asif Kirmani paid glowing tributes to martyrs of Kashmir and said sun of freedom will soon rise in Occupied Kashmir.
Special prayers were also offered for the martyrs and freedom of Occupied Kashmir.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said Kashmiri people freedom struggle for their right to self-determination cannot be suppressed at gun point.
In a statement today, he strongly condemned the killings of innocent citizens of Occupied Kashmir by the Indian armed forces.
The Chief Minister said a durable peace is unattainable in the region without the solution of Kashmir issue, according to the wishes of Kashmiri people.
The Black Day is also being observed in Sindh against the Indian aggression and atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
Rallies were also taken out in Peshawar today to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
Like other parts of the country Black Day is also being observed in Balochistan to express solidarity with the Kashmir people.
In Gilgit, addressing a protest rally Chief Minister Hafeez-ur- Rehman said people of Gilgit Baltistan will not leave their Kashmiri brethren alone in this crucial juncture.
Indian Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said that movement in Occupied Kashmir is now not Pakistani-driven but principally indigenous.
In an article published in an English magazine "The Week", he said that the situation in Occupied
Kashmir has spun out of control due to wrong policies of BJP Government.
He said ignoring the ground reality, Modi Government is having roughshod over the people in Occupied Kashmir.
Meanwhile, British Columbia Peoples Party says it joins people of Pakistan in observing Black Day today against human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
In a statement, it said the party support the demand for holding of plebiscite to determine future of Kashmir.
In occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have appealed to the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of stepped up Indian state terrorism in the territory.
In a joint statement in Srinagar, they urged the world human rights bodies to pressurize New Delhi to stop the grave human rights violations and play their role in protecting the lives of the people in occupied Kashmir.
In an interview, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the prevailing uprising in Kashmir was neither leaderless nor reasonless. He said that all these protests were against the Indian aggression and the people were devotedly following the protest programmes announced by the Hurriyet leadership.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission has said that all the arrangements for holding free, fair and transparent elections tomorrow have been finalized.
Over 26 million voters of 29 constituencies of AJK and 12 reserved seats for Refugees of Jammu Kashmir settled in Pakistan will exercise their franchise for 41 legislative Assembly seats.
Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal has said knowledge based economy is the need of the hour and only those nations can survive which adapt to the changing tones of times.
He was addressing inaugural function of a scheme launched by Pakistan Science Foundation to groom students from middle class to become future scientists.
A meeting of the Senate Committee of the Whole was held in Islamabad today with Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair.
In their speeches, Senators belonging to different political parties presented their analysis of the regional situation especially in the backdrop of recent statements by some members of the US Congress.
They emphasized the need for pursuing an independent foreign policy that suits interests of the country.
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanuallh Khan Zehri has said that ninety five percent terrorism has been eliminated in the province while remaining five percent terrorists would be dealt with iron hands.
He said this while addressing at a function of distributing lap tops among position holder students of universities of Punjab in Quetta.
He said that people of Balochistan are peace loving while law and order issue is being created in the province through conspiracies.
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has developed a Solar-cum-Gas Fired Date Dryer for the dehydration of dates.
The system can reduce post-harvest losses and improve quality of dates.
Five solar drying systems have been installed in Khairpur and Sukkur region of Sindh at Pano Aquil, Pryalo, Pir Jo Goth, Therhi and Hayyat Solangi.
Farmers can also use the system to dry other fruits.
The project is part of the SAARC-funded programme titled Postharvest Management and Value Addition of Fruits in Production Catchments in SAARC Countries.
An automated system has been developed for verification of Sales Tax Registration Number and deduction of applicable rates of sales tax from the vendors' claims submitted at accounting offices.
It has been developed by Controller General of Accounts with the assistance of Federal Board of Revenue.
The successful implementation of the project will ensure correct deduction of sales tax.
Under the system, deduction of applicable rates of 10%, 20% and 100% of the sales tax would be made through the automated system.
Donald Trump has officially clinched the Republican nomination for US president.
Mr Trump is expected to accept the nomination on Thursday after state delegates formally selected him.
Meanwhile German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter has said Donald Trump, having clinched the Republican Party's nomination for the November 8 presidential election, threatens U.S. and world security with his politics of fear and isolation.
In France, National Assembly has voted to extend the state of emergency in the country for six months.
The move follows last week's attack in Nice in which eighty four people were killed and several injured when a lorry was driven into crowds.