Minister of State for Information says political elements trying to disrupt government's development agenda will fail in their designs.

Punjab and Chinese province Jiangxi have agreed to enhance cooperation in economy and trade.

World Earth Day is being observed today.

US daily Washington Post says Indian democracy will face a crushing blow if brutalities of its forces in Occupied Kashmir continue.



Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says political elements trying to disrupt government's development agenda through politics of allegations and agitation will fail in their designs.         

Talking to newsmen in Rawalpindin today, she said people will not support the political leaders who are trying to create chaos in the country.      

The Minister of State said the PTI Chief levelled baseless allegations against every institution and national figure of the country. The politics of defaming institutions and trying to bring them under pressure must be abandoned.

She said PTI has done nothing except protest since 2013, and people will hold accountable all the political parties in 2018 keeping in view their performance.  

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the Prime Minister himself had suggested formation of a commission to probe the Panama Papers case. She said the prime minister presented himself up to his three generations for accountability.

The Minister of State said the Prime Minister is bringing peace and stability to the country. The historic mega project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is being implemened, and economic indicators are improving.


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says China is contributing in the process of development of Pakistan through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.

He was talking to member of Central Committee of Communist Party of China Lu Xinshe in Lahore today.

They discussed matters pertaining to promotion in economic and trade cooperation between Punjab and Chinese province Jiangxi.

On the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said new era of economic relations between Pakistan and China has started in the tenure of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mr. Lu Xinshe said a number of milestones have been achieved in Punjab under the leadership of the Chief Minister.


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah says a total seventy-six developmental schemes are underway in Tharparkar.

Chairing a meeting to review annual development programme for Tharparkar District in Karachi, he said six billion rupees of the total allocated funds of over fiftteen billion rupees have been spent. 

He said further funds are being released for the scehmes being executed in Tharparkar.


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to start computer training programme at government schools.

Sources at Provincial Education Department told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that initially, the programme will be started in fourteen districts of the province.

Later, it will be extended to the whole province.

International standard training will be provided to the students on computer programming and software designing.


In Karachi, son of DIG Peshawar Shahab Mazhar has been killed in defence area of the city.

According to the SP Asad Ejaz, the DIG Peshawar’s son was killed by a police guard, and case is being investigated.


World Earth Day is being observed today.

The theme of this year is "Environmental and Climate Literacy".

The day is observed with the aim to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.


US daily The Washington Post says the Indian democracy will face a crushing blow if brutalities of Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir continue.

In its editorial, the newspaper said the occupation forces have reached unprecedented levels of human rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir.

The newspaper said brutal military tactics will feed more despair and militancy. It will not only perish the dream of peace in the held territory but Indian democracy will also lose its credibility. 


In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly denounced the continued house arrest of its Chairman.

The forum in a statement in Srinagar said that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was barred from offering obligatory Juma prayers at Srinagar’s central Jamia Masjid for the 7th consecutive Friday.

The statement said that this anti-Muslim and anti-human act of the puppet administration and violation of the fundamental religious rights of the Mirwaiz and of all other political and religious leaders, activists and common people whom the puppet authorities treated in the similar way were condemnable.


In Afghanistan, death toll in attack on military base in Mazar-e-Sharif has risen to one hundred and forty.

An Afghan military base, officials said Taliban fighters, dressed up in Afghan army uniforms and  used rocket-propelled grenades and rifles during the attack.


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