Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
Prime Minister says the network of metro bus will provide modern transport facilities to the commuters.
Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed a record surge as 100-index crossed 50000 points for the first time today.
Chairman JKLF says India has no constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Occupied Kashmir.
Peace talks between Syrian government and rebels are underway in Kazakhstan.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the expanding the network of metro bus will provide modern transport facilities to the commuters.
He was addressing a ceremony in connection with inauguration of Metro bus service in Multan today.
He said some parties made big slogans of carving out new Pakistan but there are no modern transport facilities available in the province governed by them.
The Prime Minister said that he has not come to Multan to do politics or mislead the masses but give the gift of metro bus to the dwellers of Multan.
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 today.
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.
Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed a record surge at the start of the business today 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.
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.
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 the 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.
Peace negotiations between Syrian government and rebels are underway in Kazakhstan.
Speaking at the venue, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura, who is mediating the talks, coped that there will be an outcome later today.
The first day of talks ended yesterday without any breakthrough.
US President Donald Trump is committed to providing military assistance to Egypt.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Washington's annual 1.3 billion dollars in military aid was briefly suspended in 2013, following the ouster of then president Morsi, but was fully reinstated in 2015.
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.