Text Bulletin 2100 hrs
Prime Minister has directed the Interior Minister to implement recommendations of the Dawn Leaks Committee in letter and spirit.
President says Pakistan will welcome international community's role in promoting peace and stability in South Asia.
Islamabad says Kulbushan and Ehsanullah's revelations are irrefutable proofs of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan.
Pakistan has assured Kabul that it would never allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan.
The United States has handed over modern equipment to Pakistani law-enforcing agencies to enhance their anti-terrorism capacity.
China has opposed deployment of anti-missile defence system by the United States in South Korea.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan to implement the recommendations of Dawn Leaks Committee in letter and spirit.
The direction was given during a meeting between the Prime Minister and Interior Minister in Islamabad today.
The Interior Minister briefed the Prime Minister about important issues, including Dawn Leaks Report.
According to a spokesperson of the Interior ministry, all the legal and administrative formalities for implementation of the recommendations are being finalized.
Member National Assembly Mehmood Khan Achakzai called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today.
According to PM house statement, they discussed political situation in the country.
President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the international community to join hands to combat terrorism as this menace has grown into a global problem.
He was talking to Italian Army Chief General Danilo Errico in Islamabad today.
The President said Pakistan is desirous of peace and stability in the region and will welcome positive role of international community.
Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan is committed to eradicate extremism and terrorism through National Action Plan and Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad will continue till elimination of the last terrorist.
Mamnoon Hussain said that Pakistan attaches great important to its relations with Italy and stressed the need for enhanced cooperation in defense sector.
On the occasion, the Italian Chief of Army Staff commended the role of Pakistan Army in the fight against terrorism.
Foreign Office says India stands fully exposed as a state sponsoring and perpetrating terrorism in Pakistan.
At the weekly news briefing in Islamabad today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said the revelations made by former TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan and the confession statement of RAW agent Kulbushan Yadav are irrefutable proofs against India.
Deploring the Indian atrocities and restrictions on social media in occupied Kashmir, the spokesperson said international community especially the United Nations should stop India from persecution of innocent people in the valley.
Pakistan says it would never allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan.
This assurance was given to Afghan authorities by a high level Pakistan Army delegation headed by Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar during a visit to Afghanistan today.
The Pakistani side met Afghanistan's Acting Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahramee and Afghan Army Chief General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali.
The delegation conveyed condolences on behalf of General Qamar Javed Bajwa on loss of innocent lives in Mazar e Sharif terrorist attack and expressed solidarity with Afghan forces and people.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the government is committed to introduce electoral reforms in the country.
He expressed this resolve while chairing a meeting of the Laws Review Committee in Islamabad today.
The meeting reviewed progress of work on the electoral reforms and emphasized efforts to expedite matters regarding preparation of the draft bill in this regard.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired a briefing session in Islamabad today to seek an update on the second phase of Population and Housing Census 2017.
Addressing the session, he said a team of international observers has expressed satisfaction over the census which will improve the credibility and transparency of the drive.
Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics apprised the meeting that all filled-in census documents of the first phase of census have been safely received.
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has urged the youth to prepare themselves to benefit from the opportunities offered by China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Addressing a seminar titled "CPEC myths and realities" at FAST University in Islamabad today, he asked the youth to play a constructive role in transforming the economy to a modern industrial one by value addition.
Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is the platform of inclusive growth, where 85 thousand jobs will be created for our youngsters.
Ahsan Iqbal noted that CPEC energy projects will result in generation of additional 10000 MW power which will be added into the National Grid by next year.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says Pakistan attaches immense importance to its relation with Poland.
Talking to Ambassador of Poland in Islamabad today, she said the government wants to boost multi-dimensional relations with Poland.
United States embassy has handed over modern equipment to Pakistani law enforcing agencies to enhance their anti-terrorism capacity.
High ranking Pakistani police and emergency response officials received state of the art bomb protection suits, bomb disposal kits and emergency medical supplies at a ceremony at Police Lines Headquarters in Islamabad today.
The donations were provided under State Department's Anti-Terrorism Assistance program.
Five terrorists were killed and eleven apprehended during forty one cordon, search, and intelligence operations across the country in last twenty four hours.
Nine terrorists were apprehended in different parts of Punjab during twenty nine operations, while in Balochistan, five terrorists of proscribed organizations were killed and two security personnel injured.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two terrorist Shahid and Abdul Raziq were apprehended who were planning a major terrorist attack on directions from across the border. Sizeable quantity of explosives was also recovered from them.
Senior officer of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Director General, Directorate of Electronic Media & Publications (DEMP) Muhammad Saleem assumed additional charge of Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation today.
Talking to officers and union representatives after assuming the charge, the new Director General said he will go all out to further enhance the image of the organization and resolve problems being faced by PBC workers.
Mardan police arrested the main accused of Mashal Khan murder case today.
Addressing a News conference in Mardan, Deputy Inspector General of Police Alam Khan Shinwari said that the person was arrested on a tip off and he has confessed to his crime.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir has strongly denounced the arrest of Kashmiri leader Aasia Andarabi by the Indian forces in Srinagar.
Talking to newsmen in Islamabad today, he said the Kashmir struggle cannot be weakened by the arrest of Hurriyat leaders.
In occupied Kashmir, unrelenting student protests marked by clashes and shutdowns continued today against the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.
Thousands of students raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans marched on the streets in Srinagar, Sopore, Shopian, Pulwama, Kupwara and other parts of the territory to condemn ill-treatment meted out to the student community.
Sha'ban moon has been sighted and tomorrow will be the first of Sha'ban-ul-Moazzam.
This was announced by Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman while presiding over a meeting of the Committee in Karachi this evening.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have held a meeting in Moscow today to discuss a dispute over four islands and North Korea' missile program.
It was the leaders' third meeting in the past seven months.
Mainly hot and dry weather is expected over most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.
However, light rain and thunderstorm alongwith gusty winds is likely at a few places in Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas.
Dust storm/ and gusty winds are also expected to blow in Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions.