Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Prime Minister has inaugurated Multan Metro Bus Project.
Different parts of the country are receiving intermittent rains with snowfall on the hills.
Chairman JKLF says India has no constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Occupied Kashmir.
UN Security Council has called for speedy deployment of additional troops in South Sudan.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated Multan Metro Bus Project on Tuesday.
Technical Advisor of the project Sabir Khan Sadozai told our Multan correspondent that the eighteen point five kilometers long track has been completed at a cost of over twenty-eight billion rupees. Initially thirty-five buses will be run and approximately ninety-five thousand people will travel by these buses daily.
President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasised the need for modernizing the education system keeping in view the national objectives.
He was addressing the national education conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The President said the country needs such an education system wherein educated youth can serve the people with their best capabilities.
He said a committee has been formed to prepare a uniform curriculum. He pointed out that education experts from the four provinces are included in the Committee.
Mamnoon Hussain said strong education system is imperative for bright future of the youth and the country.
He said improvement of education can help improve the whole system of the country.
A five member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is continuing hearing of Panama Papers Case.
Taufiq Asif, the counsel of Jamaat-e-Islami, on Tuesday concluded his arguments.
The counsels of the Prime Minister and PTI have already completed their arguments in the case.
The Punjab Assembly has resumed its 26th session at the Assembly Building in Lahore a short while ago.
Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is chairing the session.
Today is the private member day.
The federal government has released over five billion rupees for welfare of Temporarily Displaced Persons of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
FATA secretariat sources told our Peshawar correspondent that the amount will be spent on providing compensation to the tribal people whose houses were destroyed or damaged in terrorist acts.
The owner of each damaged house will receive four hundred thousand rupees while partially damaged houses' owners will get one hundred sixty thousand rupees each.
Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed a record surge at the start of the business on Tuesday as 100 index climbed by 174 points crossing 50000 points for the first time.
The market closed at 49876 points yesterday and reached the highest level of fifty thousand fifty (50050) points this morning.
Business community is terming current trend of investment in stock exchange as good omen for national economy.
Different parts of the country including Islamabad and Rawalpindi are receiving intermittent rains with snowfall on the hills.
A spokesperson of met office told our correspondent that current spell will continue during the next twenty four hours.
Quetta has received maximum rainfall of forty two mm.
According to the met office, the rain spell will have salutary impact on the wheat crop.
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that India has no right to celebrate its Republic Day in occupied Kashmir as it has illegally occupied the territory.
In a statement in Srinagar, he called for observing India's Republic Day as Black Day on Thursday.
Yasin Malik said that India calls itself the largest democracy of the world but has snatched the democratic right of Kashmiris and has been continuously denying them their birthright to self-determination.
UN Security Council has urged South Sudan to work constructively with UN on a swift deployment of regional protection force.
Talking to reporters, President of Security Council, Olof Skoog, called for a speedy deployment of additional troops in war-torn African nation.