Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Government is conducting a countrywide survey to develop National Socio-Economic Registry to help the poor.
Punjab Chief Minister has vowed to complete ongoing development projects within stipulated time frame.
Seventy-eight suspects were arrested in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today.
In Occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson says Indian institutions are biased against Kashmiris.
The government is conducting door-to-door survey to register households for developing a National Socio-Economic Registry to help the poor.
Under Benazir Income Support Program, the survey has been completed in four districts so far with seven hundred thousand households registered.
These include Haripur, Sukkur, Bahawalpur and Naseerabad districts.
To cover all areas of the country, the survey is currently going on in Mirpur, Gilgit, Mohmand Agency and the districts of Thatta, Sajawal , Qilla Saifullah, Lakki Marwat, Charsadda, Chakwal, Faisalabad and Layyah.
The process will begin in all remaining districts across the country in August this year.
The survey will help maintain a credible database of variations in economic conditions of people, enabling them to benefit from the government`s welfare schemes.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says ongoing development projects will be completed within stipulated timeframe.
Chairing a meeting in Lahore today, he said the government will fulfil its promises of development in the country.
The Chief Minister said the opponents are frightened that their politics will come to the end with the completion of the development projects.
The Punjab Government has asked the public to provide information about any suspicious people, hate speeches, and wall chalking at toll free number 0800-11-111 or 15
People can also give information or pictures of suspected people through whatsApp at 0323-1418945.
Seventy-eight suspects were arrested during search operations in different areas of Peshawar and Charsadda today.
Fifty-eight suspected people were apprehended in different areas of Peshawar, while twenty suspects, including five proclaimed offenders, were busted in Serdehri area of district Charsadda.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.
Justice Chaudhary Muhammad Ibrahim Zia took oath as Chief Justice Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad today.
AJK President Masood Khan administered the oath.
Polling for Lahore High Court Bar Association election is in progress in Lahore.
There are 21,481 eligible voters to elect new leadership of the bar.
Fourteen candidates are contesting for the seats of president, vice president, secretary and finance secretary.
Strict security arrangements have been made for the elections.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved five hundred million rupees for rehabilitation of District Headquarters Hospital Swabi.
Sources at health directorate told Radio Pakistan Peshawar Correspondent that the amount will be spent on provision of latest medical equipment and improving infrastructure of the hospital.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah inaugurated Abilities Exhibition 2017 in Karachi today.
Provincial Special Educations Department has organized the event in collaboration with Karachi Vocational Training Centre with the aim to bring the people with disabilities on the forefront and help them showcase their talent.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the provincial government will provide financial and moral support to the special children to prove their worth.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, has said that India is biased against the Kashmiris.
In a statement in Srinagar, Aasiya Andrabi said this while commenting on the acquittal of three Kashmiri youth, Muhammad Rafeeq Shah, Muhammad Hussain Fazili and Tariq Ahmad Dar, who were falsely implicated in 2005 for the Delhi serial blasts.
She said, the court verdict gives an idea about how much bias New Delhi towards the Kashmiris.
Aasiya Andrabi said these boys have spent lot of time with Afzal Guru in Tihar jail, where they discussed prospects of Kashmir and its freedom movement.
In the Pakistan Super League, two matches are being played in Dubai today.
In the first match, Karachi Kings will play against Lahore Qalandars while in another match Peshawar Zalmi will take on Quetta Gladiators.