Text Bulletin 1500 hrs
Prime Minister has urged the nation to focus on science education to attain coveted place in comity of nations.
Minister for Defence Production says maritime security has been increased to protect projects related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
United Nations says Radio Pakistan has massive outreach in remotest parts of the country which makes it more effective medium of information.
Pakistan says Indian forces are violating fundamental rights of people in occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan Blind Cricket team leaves for India on Saturday to participate in the World Blind T-20 tournament.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the nation to focus on learning mathematics and sciences to progress in all spheres to attain a coveted place in the comity of nations.
He was speaking at the launching ceremony of the report "Powering Pakistan for 21st Century: How Maths and Science Power Nations" in Islamabad on Friday.
Nawaz Sharif asked Capital Administration and Development Division and provinces to prepare a coordinated strategy for improvement of Maths and Science Education.
He urged them to review the findings and recommendations of the report and prepare the strategy accordingly.
Nawaz Sharif said he has a vision that our children should lead local, national and international markets through innovation and entrepreneurship.
He said in line with this vision, modern facilities are being provided to public sector educational institutions in Islamabad.
He said this pilot initiative would be expanded to cover each and every corner of the country to ensure improvement in facilities and quality of education.
The Prime Minister said there are numerous challenges in the way but we can address them through collective will and determination, forgetting petty political differences.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pointed out that Muslims have a rich background of contributing immensely to promotion of scientific knowledge. He said Pakistan is bestowed with capable manpower.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor would transformed Pakistan in to a regional economic hub.
He was addressing to the keel laying ceremony of Maritime Patrol Vessel at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Limited in Karachi on Friday.
He said after the commencement of an important project of CPEC the responsibilities of the Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have further been increased in order to protect maritime interest of Pakistan.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said the Parliament is making necessary legislation needed to overcome the issues related to climate change.
Addressing a ceremony titled 'Pakistan's National Water Policy Network' in Islamabad on Friday, the Minister said that Parliament has the most significant role to play in achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
She said through education and awareness all problems can be sort out in a better way.
She said the Parliament of Pakistan is the first Parliament to be converted on solar energy and provides state of the art facilities regarding policing and framework on climate and water scarcity issues.
She said the census being held in March-April this year is a right step forward as lot many problems emerge out of the fast growing population.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML (N) has always done the politics of values and our every step is being taken for public's welfare.
He was talking to Senator Ata-ur-Rehman in Lahore on Friday.
He said that under the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's leadership, new milestones of transparency and progress have been achieved.
The chief minister said that the fast-progressing Pakistan is bothering some political elements and they should act maturely in the larger interest of country and nation.
The construction work on 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th extension hydropower project is in full swing to generate cheap electricity.
According to WAPDA sources, the first unit of the project is expected to be completed in August this year while other two units will start power generation early next year.
The project upon completion will increase generation capacity of Tarbela Hydel Power Station from existing 3,478 MW to 4,888 MW.
A five member larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa while hearing Panama Case on Friday stated that it will dispense justice in the case.
In his remarks, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said the bench will continue to hear the case till it makes up its mind and that the requirements of justice will be fulfilled.
Justice Khosa made it clear that the bench will not be dictated by the wishes of the people.
Earlier, Shahid Hamid, who is also the counsel of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, continued his arguments in the case. He submitted that Ishaq Dar has nothing to do with Panama case.
He said his client who remained in detention in the military regime, was forced to sign the confessional statement in a NAB case. He said that every forum and court has given his client a clean chit in every case.
The court has adjourned the hearing of case till Monday.
Sindh Rangers have recovered a huge catche of weapons in photolane Kalakot area of Layari Karachi on Friday.
According to the spokesman of Sindh Rangers, weapons were hidden in belongings in an empty flat, which was to be used for deteriorating law and order and target killings in the city.
United Nations has appreciated key the role of Radio Pakistan in disseminating message of peace and development among millions of listeners.
This was stated by Director UN Information Center Vittorio Cammarota while talking to Director General Radio Pakistan, Khurshid Malik in Islamabad on Friday.
Vittorio Cammarota said Radio Pakistan is an engine to promote UN objectives in Pakistan.
He said together with News and Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan, UN Pakistan have produced over one hundred programmes highlighting the activities of world body in Pakistan.
He said Radio Pakistan has massive outreach in the remotest parts of the country which makes it more effective medium.
Director General, Khurshid Malik informed the guest that Radio Pakistan is broadcasting 1,130 hours programmes daily in 23 regional and local languages of the country from its networks.
Twelve day training course on Multimedia Journalism concluded at Pakistan Broadcasting Academy in Islamabad on Friday.
The course mutually organized by Radio Pakistan and Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC), particularly featured the 'Changing Perspectives on Women Rights'.
Over twenty five participants from Jordan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan attended the course.
The participants of the course from other countries acknowledged the peaceful environment of Pakistan and the hospitality of its people.
Pakistan's Permanent Representative to United Nations Geneva, Tehmina Janjua says Indian forces are violating fundamental rights in occupied Kashmir.
Talking to Radio Pakistan, she urged global community to make efforts to implement UN resolutions on Kashmir.
Tehmina Janjua said Human rights commission requested for independent inquiry in Kashmir but Indian government declined the request.
She said that non-Kashmiris are being settled in Indian occupied Kashmir to change demographic outlook of the valley.
In Occupied Kashmir, Joint resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called upon international community to play its role in granting Kashmiri people their right to self-determination.
In a joint statement, they said it is responsibility of world community to come forward in providing justice to the unarmed and innocent Kashmiris.
Earlier, in a statement in Srinagar, APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani said that India has no right to celebrate its Republic Day as it is trampling basic rights of Kashmiri people for past seven decades.
The scores of victims of pellets fired by Indian forces have demanded punishment to the personnel involved in blinding young and old alike during peaceful uprising in occupied Kashmir.
In a statement, Jammu and Kashmir Pellet Victims Association while questioning the democratic credentials of India said is it democracy to blind children, youth and elderly by firing pellets.
Turkey says it will not allow anyone to overshadow efforts deployed to reach a permanent solution in Syria.
Turkish foreign ministry spokesman told journalists in Ankara that Turkey would be vigilant in ensuring success of the process, at any cost and against any who would want to jeopardize it.
Britain says it will continue to obey European Union rules on negotiating trade deals as long as it remains a full-fledged member of bloc.
The comments were made just hours before British Prime Minister Theresa May is to sit down with US President Donald Trump to begin drawing up a free trade deal linking the countries after the UK leaves the European Union.
A 20-member squad of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council leaves for India on Saturday to participate in the World Blind T-20 tournament commencing from Tuesday.
Teams from Pakistan, India, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies are taking part in the tournament.