Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
Defence Minister says Prime Minister has presented himself for accountability without availing of immunity and now it is Imran Khan's turn for accountability.
Army troops have captured strategic mountain peak in Khyber Agency killing a number of terrorists and destroying their hideouts.
State Bank has announced to keep interest rate unchanged at 5.75 percent for next two months.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has appreciated Pakistan's efforts for registering undocumented Afghan refugees.
In Occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leadership has condemned the ongoing genocide of the Kashmiris by Indian troops.
Final of ICC Women's World Cup will be played between England and India in London tomorrow.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented himself and his family for accountability and now it is Imran Khan's turn for accountability.
Addressing a news conference in Sialkot this evening, he said that the Prime Minister presented himself for accountability and did not take immunity.
The Minister said that the PTI Chairman should be ready for his own accountability instead of hurling baseless allegations on others.
Phase-1 of operation Khyber-IV has been completed.
DG ISPR in a statement this evening said that after clearance of Brekh Muhammad Kandao Top, clearance operation in Rajgal valley is in process.
He said that every inch of Pakistan will be peaceful and no one can beat resilient Pakistan.
Pakistan's Ambassador to United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has urged the US multinational firms to explore the countless investment opportunities in Pakistan by taking advantage of favourable investment climate.
He was talking to the representatives of the US multinational firms during a luncheon reception hosted in his honour by the Potomac Exchange, in Washington DC.
The Ambassador said that the security situation in Pakistan has improved considerably. The terrorists are on the run and their infrastructure has been dismantled during counter terrorism operations.
Aizaz Chaudhry said, the improved security situation is having a dynamic effect on our economy and Pakistan is attracting foreign investment from all over the world. He said all the economic indicators are projecting upward trend in various sectors of the economy.
The Final phase of repatriation of temporarily displaced persons from South Waziristan begins on Tuesday.
In an interview, a spokesman for FATA Disaster Management Authority said about three thousand five hundred families belonging to different areas of South Waziristan will return to their home. The repatriation process will continue till 5th of next month.
To a question, he said those, who do not return in this phase, will not be considered as IDPs and will not be entitled to receive any relief.
The spokesman said that all the remaining IDPs should contact the political administration in Tank for their registration.
State Bank of Pakistan has announced to announced to keep in the interest rate of 5.75 percent unchanged for the next two months for the next two months.
This was stated by Governor State Bank Tariq Bajwa while announcing monetary policy in Karachi today.
Tariq Bajwa said that construction sector has witnessed outstanding improvement, while growth rate of big industries remained at five point seven percent.
The Governor said the services sector experienced six percent improvement and further improvement is expected in it.
He said inflation rate is expected to remain between 4.56 percent and five point five percent during next two months.
Tariq Bajwa said national economy is moving towards stability owing to government's prudent policies.
National Vocational and Technical Training Commission has decided to provide training to one hundred thousand individuals under Phase-IV of Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Programme.
According to official sources, the training would be provided in best of the best institutes in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar through Pakistan-Italian Debt Swap Agreement.
The aim of the training is to give the people socio-economic empowerment through provision of market-able hands-on-skills.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has appreciated the efforts of Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees.
Spokesperson for UNHCR Duniya Aslam Khan told news persons in Geneva that a new pilot project will allow up to one million people to have legal status.
She said this significant step will help regularize the stay for many Afghans at a time when return to their home country may not be possible.
Eighty seven people have died and one hundred and nineteen injured in rain related incidents across the country during the ongoing monsoon season.
According to NDMA, thirty people died in Punjab, twenty-six in Baluchistan, thirteen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eight in FATA, three in Islamabad and one in Azad Kashmir during a period of one month.
In rain related incidents one hundred and twenty houses also damaged.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Beerwah town and Budgam district today to protest against the killing of a youth in Indian Army’s firing.
The youth, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, was shot dead by army personnel during protests in Beerwah town yesterday.
The occupation authorities had imposed strict restrictions and sealed all entry and exit points of Beerwah town to prevent people from staging demonstrations.
Complete strike was also observed in Zirpora area of Bijbehara – the home town of puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti.
Meanwhile, senior resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in their statements strongly denounced the cold-blooded murder of Tanveer Ahmed in Beerwah.
They deplored that India has given a free hand to its troops and police personnel who are carrying out Kashmiris’ genocide to suppress their ongoing freedom movement.
In Syria, the government warplanes destroyed several bases and vehicles of Islamic State militants in air strikes in east of Raqqa today.
Agency reports say that the warplanes targeted the town of Maadan and village of Bir al-Sabkhawi.
Arab Union has called on the international community to warn Israel to stop use of brute force against defenceless Palestinians.
In a statement, the Union also urged world community to pressure Tel Aviv to respect the international decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem.
In Egypt, a court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in assassination of prosecutor general in 2015.
The sentences are subject to appeal.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over escalation and recent incidents of violence in old city of Jerusalem.
In a statement, his spokesperson said that the Secretary-General
has deeply deplored the killing of three Palestinians in clashes
with the Israeli security forces.
The world body chief has also called for investigation into these incidents.
The final of the ICC Women's World Cup will be played between England and India in London tomorrow.
Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected at a number of places in Rawalpindi,Islamabad,Upper Punjab ,Hazara division and Kashmir during the next twelve hours.
Rain- thundestom is also likely at scattered places in FATA, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, South Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan.