Text Bulletin 2100 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 does 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.
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.
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.
In an interview, nominated interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi has said that ongoing developmental projects of the government will be completed.
He said that he will strive hard to strengthen the economy of country and in overcoming all issues.
He said that our motive is to take the country forward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Bhaderwah town of Jammu region, people staged forceful demonstrations and observed complete shutdown against the ruthless beating of a youth by Indian police.
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".
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.
A three day Annual Shandoor Polo Festival began in Chitral today.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tourism Abdul Munim Khan inaugurated the festival.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the government is taking steps for the promotion of sports and tourism in the province.
In the first polo match Chitral defeated Ghizar by 9-2 goals.
India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the first Test match at Galle today.
India: 600 & 240/3 declared
Sri Lanka: 291 & 245 all out
Shikhar Dhawan was declared the player of the match for scoring 190 runs in first inning.
Rain-thunderstorm with few heavy falls is expected at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Islamabad ,Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Hazara Divisions and Kashmir. Rain-thunderstorm is also expected at isolated places in KP, Faisalabad, Lahore, D.G Khan, Zhob, Sibbi divisions and FATA.
Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country during the next twenty four hours.
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.