Prime Minister has arrived in Male on a three-day official visit for talks with Maldives' leadership on host of issues.

Over thirty-five hundred temporarily displaced families of South Waziristan are being repatriated in the final phase began today.

PML-N leaders say PTI Chief is creating hurdles in the way of development to plunge the country into darkness.

Organization of Islamic Cooperation has expressed solidarity with Pakistan in its fight against terrorism.

In occupied Kashmir, Jamat-e-Islami has termed forcible closure of Srinagar Jamia Masjid for five consecutive Fridays as grave violation of fundamental rights.



Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Maldives on a three-day official visit.    

He was received by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and cabinet members.

Nawaz Sharif will be Chief Guest at the celebrations of 52nd Independence Day of Maldives being celebrated tomorrow.

The Prime Minister will also hold official talks with Maldivian President on host of issues.   

A number of MoUs and bilateral cooperation agreements in various fields will be signed during the visit.

Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is also accompanying the prime minister during the visit.              


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.                                                                                     


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.


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.


Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri says education sector has made outstanding progress in the province.             

He was addressing a ceremony in connection with distribution of laptops among students of Turbat, Gwadar, Lasbella and Loralai Universities in Quetta today.

The Chief Minister said ten thousand laptops would be distributed among students and 500 million rupees have been allocated in the current fiscal budget for the purpose.     


Parliamentary Secretary for Water and Power and member  National Assembly Azhar Qayyum Nahara says government is committed to progress and prosperity of the country.

Talking to journalists at Nowshera Virkan, he said, Imran Khan and opponents of the government are creating hurdles in the way of progress and prosperity of the country.

He said people have already rejected anti-development elements in successive local bodies and by-elections in the country.

Azhar said government has taken various steps to overcome energy shortage. He hoped load-shedding will be eliminated from the country by 2018.


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.


PML-N leaders have said PTI Chief Imran Khan is creating hurdles in the way of development and attempting to plunge the country into darkness.

Talking to media in Islamabad today, Daniyal Aziz said Imran Khan has confessed accepting money from Israel and India.

He vowed to expose the PTI Chief in courts and other legal forums.

Talal Chaudhry said Imran Khan has failed to prove money trail of his assets.

Haneef Abbasi said the PTI Chief has no interest in the country's development.


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.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation has expressed solidarity with Pakistan in its fight against terrorism.     

In a statement, Secretary-General of the Organization  Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen strongly condemned terrorist attack in Lahore and called for bringing perpetrators of the crime to justice.


In occupied Kashmir, Jamat-e-Islami has termed forcible closure of Srinagar Jamia Masjid for five consecutive Fridays as grave violation of the fundamental right of the people to practice and propagate their religion.        

In a statement in Srinagar, the party spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali  strongly denounced the attitude of the Indian authorities towards the Kashmiris and demanded unlocking of the central mosque and release of all political leaders.


Meanwhile, 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.


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.


In Syria, at least eight people have been killed and thirty other injured in air strikes in Ghouta town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths were the first civilian casualties in the area since a cessation of hostilities was declared on Saturday.   




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