Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
SEPT 27, 2016
Opposition Leader in National Assembly has demanded convening of joint session of Parliament for discussion on Kashmir issue.
Governor Balochistan says law and order situation has improved in the province through effective steps of the government.
A high level meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister reviewed improvements in education sector in Karachi today.
Pakistan will take on Hong Kong in men's Under-18 Asia Cup Hockey at Dhaka today.
The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad today with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
Rising on a point of order, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah demanded convening of joint session of the Parliament for discussion on Kashmir issue in the wake of bellicose statements issued by Indian leadership.
He said India is raising new issues to pressurize Pakistan. He said Kashmir issue has acquired importance due to increased atrocities by the Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.
Syed Khurshid Shah said there is a need to hold a thorough debate in the Parliament on the issue.
Five bills were introduced in the National Assembly today.
These are "The Prevention of Mal-practices in Academia Bill, 2016", "The Pakistan Minorities Rights Commission Bill, 2016", "The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016", "The Protection of Minorities Bill, 2016" and "The Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities (Regulation of Fee) Bill, 2016".
Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai says due to government's effective steps law and order situation has been improved in the province.
He was talking to the participants of mid-career management course of National Institute of Management in Quetta, today.
The Governor said necessary and modern education should be provided to the youth so that they can contribute in national development.
He further said Balochistan is rich in mineral resources and investment should be injected in this sector through China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for issuing new instalment for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train project.
In a statement, he said release of billion of rupees is actually manifestation of China's confidence in Pakistan.
A high level meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah reviewed improvements in education sector in Karachi today.
Provincial Secretary Education Fazlullah Pechoho briefed the meeting that an Ilmi sms service has been introduced to address complaints in education sector.
Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar told the participants that the government is very much sincere in bringing betterment in the education sector.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said it is our primary duty to provide education to every child of the province including provision of basic facilities in the schools.
In occupied Kashmir, despite curfew, forceful demonstrations were held in Kishtwar town today after Indian police conducted nocturnal raids to arrest people.
The authorities had imposed curfew in Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and Doda districts to stop people from holding protests against arrests and police highhandedness.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Doda and Bhaderwah districts against arrest of three people and imposition of curfew.
In New York, hundreds of Kashmiri and Pakistani community members staged a demonstration in front of the United Nations to condemn the killings of their brethren in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
They raised vociferous anti-India slogans and waved placards.
The demonstrators carried photographs of Kashmiri youth injured by pellets and condemned the use of deadly force against peaceful demonstrators.
A group of Sikhs also joined the rally and demanded self-determination for the Sikhs in Indian Punjab.
In Taiwan over thirty-two people have been injured due to strong wind and rain.
Most schools and offices were shut and the north-south bullet train suspended services as Typhoon Megi, packing winds of well over 160 kph roared in from Pacific and hit eastern Taiwan.
In the 4th Under-18 Junior Asia Hockey Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Pakistan in its third match will take on Hong Kong China today.
Pakistan has already won its two matches against Chinese Taipie and China.
Match will be played at 1:00 p.m.