Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
Prime Minister has proceeded to Male on a three-day official visit to Maldives.
The final phase of repatriation of temporarily displaced persons of South Waziristan Agency began today.
Election Commission has reserved judgment in a contempt case against PTI Chief.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed today against illegal arrest of Hurriyat leaders.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left for Maldives on a three-day official visit this morning.
The Prime Minister will be the Chief Guest at the celebrations of 52nd Independence Day of Maldives being celebrated tomorrow.
He will also hold official talks with President of Maldives Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
A number of MoUs and agreements on bilateral cooperation in various fields will be signed during the visit. Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is also accompanying the Prime Minister.
The federal government is spending over twenty-six billion rupees on supply of natural gas to different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Sources of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited told our Peshawar correspondent that work is in progress on supply of natural gas to Kohat, Swabi, Mardan, Malakand and Lower Dir Districts.
The main purpose of supply of natural gas to these districts is to protect reckless cutting of trees for domestic and commercial use.
Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch says Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is taking keen interest in development of Balochistan in order to improve socio-economic condition of people of the province.
This he said during his visit to under-construction technical college Kharan.
The Minister said PML-N has fulfilled most of its promises made during 2013 election campaign.
Final phase of repatriation process of temporarily displaced persons of South Waziristan Agency began in Tank today and will continue till 5th of next month.
Political administration of SWA told our correspondent that about 3500 families from different areas of the Agency will be repatriated in this phase.
Families will receive 25,000 rupees each through ATM cards and 10,000 rupees for transportation charges on their return home.
Election Commission of Pakistan has reserved judgement in contempt case against PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The Commission will announce the verdict on 10th of next month.
Talking to the media outside Election Commission, founding member of PTI Akbar S Babar said Imran Khan has no respect for the institutions.
Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Sheraz Latif has laid stress on imparting modern training to the employees to meet the challenges of contemporary era.
He was addressing concluding ceremony of seven days training course on “IT FOR OFFICE MANAGEMENT” at Pakistan Broadcasting Academy Islamabad today.
The Director General said such training provides leadership qualities and opportunities of socialization to the employees.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to protest against the arrest of Hurriyat leaders by Indian authorities.
Call for the shutdown has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
All shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed while traffic is off the road.
The puppet authorities have imposed strict restrictions and deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in Srinagar to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the arrest of Hurriyat leaders.
The United Nations Security Council has condemned yesterday's terror attack in Kabul that left more than 70 people killed and injured.
According to a press statement, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Afghanistan.
Israel has begun dismantling metal detectors it installed at the gates of at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem city.
Decision in this regard was taken in cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu..
The removal is meant to defuse escalating tensions between Israel and the Muslim world.