Text Bulletin 2000 hrs
JULY 29, 2017
PML-N Parliamentary Party has endorsed nomination of Shahid Khaqn Abbasi as interim Prime Minister and Shahbaz Sharif as Prime Minister.
Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said he still did not understand the grounds for his disqualification and was content that he was not disqualified on corruption charges
Pakistan Muslim League-N has decided to file review petition in the Supreme Court against disqualification of Nawaz Sharif.
Sindh Rangers and police have arrested forty suspects in search operations in different parts of Karachi.
In Occupied Kashmir, the Joint resistance leadership says Indian agencies are hatching conspiracies to equate Kashmir liberation movement with terrorism.
OIC has urged the world community to force Israel to respect Muslim holy places in occupied Jerusalem.
The three-day Shindur Mela began today.
PML-N has nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Interim Prime Minister
A unanimous decision to this effect was taken by the PML (N) parliamentary party meeting in Islamabad today.
The meeting also finalized the name of Shahbaz Sharif as Prime Minister after the interim set-up.
Addressing the meeting, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that he was content that his disqualification was not due to any kind of corruption or embezzlement in public money.
He said that PML-N will continue to work for the progress and prosperity of the country.
He said that he was disqualified for not receiving the salary from his son. He said the salary that was not received from his son was not declared in his assets.
Nawaz Sharif said he was disqualified for not declaring the money that was not received by him. He said he has been paying tax on all his assets and declared assets as and when required.
He said that during his tenure, the major challenges facing the country have been effectively addressed. The defense of the country has been made impregnable and peace restored in the country.
Nawaz Sharif said the backbone of the terrorist has been broken and soon Pakistan will be made terrorism-free country.
He said load-shedding has been significantly reduced.
Nawaz Sharif said that rule of law is imperative for putting the country on the path of development. We will have to jointly work for strengthening democracy in the country.
Radio Pakistan Correspondent has prepared a special report about the life and political struggle of the nominated interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi
Spokesman of former Prime Minister Musaddiq Malik has said that PML-N will file a review petition against Nawaz Sharif's disqualification in Supreme Court
In an interview, he said the party accepted the verdict
against Prime Minister to uphold the rule of law.
President Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan says his party believes in supremacy of the parliament and will continue to work for the same.
Addressing a news conference in Peshawar this afternoon, he said the current assemblies should be allowed to complete their term.
Asfandyar Wali Khan said despite reservations, the ANP accepts verdict of the Supreme Court about Panama Papers.
He regretted that no Prime Minister has ever completed his constitutional tenure.
PML-N leader Abdul Qayyum says the party has accepted the verdict of Supreme Court with some reservations.
Talking to the media in Chakwal, he said some anti-Pakistan elements are active to destabilize Pakistan. They are creating hindrance in the way of CPEC Project.
Abdul Qayyum said our armed forces are fighting a war against terrorism due to which terrorists are on the run.
He said PML-N government launched mega development projects regarding energy to overcome load-shedding in the country.
National Party leader Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo has said that the work on China Pakistan Economic Corridor will continue and the Supreme Court decision in Panama Papers case will not have any impact on it.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi today, he said a comprehensive legislation will be made to stamp out corruption from the society.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will emerge as more powerful party in the next general elections.
In a statement, he said PML-N leadership has always done politics of decency and service to masses.
The law minister said that despite hardships, the party will continue serving people selflessly.
AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider says despite serious reservations, the PML (N) leadership has implemented the Supreme Court judgement in Panama Papers case.
Talking to media persons in Islamabad today, he said PML (N) will not allow derailment of the democratic process.
The AJK Prime Minister said the future of Kashmir is linked with Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman said that PML-N has put the country on the path of progress.
He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor is an epitome of tremendous endeavors by the PML-N government, which translated the dreams of development into reality through practical efforts.
Ministry of Religious Affairs has sought input from intending Hajj pilgrims to further improve arrangements for Hajj.
According to official sources, a questionnaire has been placed at the ministry's website. The intending pilgrims can fill the form and share experiences of Hajj to enable the ministry to improve arrangements.
The intending pilgrims have been asked to comment about standards of Hajj training and quality of facilities provided at Haji camps and airports.
The questionnaire also seeks the pilgrims' opinion about quality
of residences in Saudi Arabia and the transport facilities from Haram Sharif to their residences.
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal has renovated one hundred forty information and communications technology laboratories of various Women Empowerment Centres to help destitute women become self-sufficient.
According to official sources, the Women Empowerment Centres are being equipped with latest technology.
One hundred fifty-seven of these Centers are providing free training to widows, orphans & poor girls in different skills, including drafting, cutting, sewing, knitting, hand & machine embroidery, computer, photocopiers, interior decoration, beautician, cooking and glass painting.
Presently 8000 trainees are benefiting from training in these schools, whereas 106348 trainees have been passed
Sindh Police and Rangers have arrested forty criminals in operations in Lines area and district West of Karachi.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession.
Meanwhile, Punjab Police arrested thirteen criminals during various raids in Sargodha today.
Thirty-five hundred grams hasish and weapons also recovered from them.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the government is paying special attention to development of infrastructure in the province, especially road and education department.
Talking to media in Karachi today, he said that all villages of the province will be converted to solar system.
He said the provincial government is also working in coal and solar energy projects to overcome energy shortage.
Murad Ali Shah said the issues of health sector, education, unemployment and corruption are being addressed on top priority basis.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak says Rapid Bus Transit Project will soon be launched to solve traffic problems in Peshawar.
Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar today, he said the project will be completed within six months.
He said six hundred and fifty air-conditioned buses will be purchased in two phases.
Presiding over another meeting, the chief minister directed completion of formalities for establishing campus of Gomal University in Tank.
Balochistan government is utilizing all available resources to provide clean drinking water to the people residing in far flung areas of the province.
Chief Engineer Provincial Public Health Engineering Department told our Quetta correspondent that fifteen billion rupees has been allocated for this purpose in the current budget.
Four people have been killed and five injured in a landmine explosion in Panjgur.
Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Sohail Mahmood says closer collaboration and sharing of experiences between Pakistan and Turkey in the health sector will be mutually beneficial.
He was talking to a delegation, comprising doctors and nurses of the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital, Muzafargarh in Ankara.
The ambassador urged the delegation members to employ new techniques learnt in Turkey in their respective institutions.
The delegation is visiting leading hospitals in Ankara to learn new techniques in the areas of orthopedics, surgeries, urology, infection control and hospital management.
A six-day anti-polio drive will be started in thirteen sensitive union councils of three districts of Karachi from 3rd of next month.
Our Karachi correspondent reports, that three hundred thousand children under the age of five will be administered polio drops during the campaign.
It may be recalled that due to efforts of Karachi administration and provincial government no polio case has been reported since last one year.
AJK President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan says private sector is playing significant role in overall infrastructure development in the state.
Inaugurating a Private Bank in Muzaffarabad, he said the private sector, including banks, could invest in hydel power generation, tourism, telecommunication and industrial sector.
The President said that international banks would be provided investment friendly atmosphere in AJK.
In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that Indian secret agencies are devising plans to link Kashmir freedom movement with global terrorism.
The leaders, in a joint statement in Srinagar said these agencies have chalked out a programme to link the movement with global organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda to mislead the international community.
The leaders said that the peace-loving nations of the world have also acknowledged the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiri people are continuing the peaceful struggle for its settlement.
The puppet authorities prevented Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is under continued house arrest in Srinagar, from addressing a press conference, today, by deploying heavy contingents of Indian police and troops outside his residence.
In Bhaderwah town of Jammu region, people staged forceful demonstrations and observed complete shutdown against the ruthless beating of a youth by Indian police.
Prominent politicians, human rights activists and journalists from India and occupied Kashmir addressing a conference in New Delhi called for reviving the dialogue process among all stakeholders of Kashmir dispute to settle it once and for all.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has urged the world community to force Israel to abide by international resolutions that guarantee protection of Muslim holy sites.
In a statement, the OIC also stressed that the two-state solution on the basis of international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative is the only way to achieve peace and stability in the region.
The OIC vowed that it will continue to support the resilience and steadfastness of the Palestinian people in their struggle.
Meanwhile, Israeli authorities have agreed to lift restrictions at Al-Aqsa Mosque and open its gates.
An Egyptian court has sentenced eight people to death in connection with violence that followed the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in the 2013 coup.
North Korea has described its latest test of intercontinental ballistic missile as a stern warning to the United States.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a statement said after the test the entire United States is within striking range of his country.
US President Donald Trump described it as a reckless and dangerous action of the North Korean regime"
South Korea says it will hold talks with the United States on increasing the warhead limit for its missiles following North Korea's second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
South Korean President's chief secretary Yoon Young-chan said today that Washington has accepted Seoul's proposal for talks on revising a bilateral guideline that limits the development of South Korean missiles.
The European Union has taken legal action against Poland for passing a law which is feared to undermine independence of the country's common courts.
The action could lead to Poland being hauled before the European Court of Justice.