Text Bulletin 1200 Hrs
Pak-Bahrain Conference begins in Islamabad tomorrow to help increase business and investment opportunities in the country.
Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed bullish trend as the 100 Index crossed 48,800 points today.
In Occupied Kashmir Indian army's door-to-door search operation has caused fear and panic among residents in Sopore district.
Pakistan-Bahrain Business opportunities conference begins in Islamabad tomorrow.
A delegation of businessmen and investors from Gulf countries led by Bahrain's Commerce Minister Zayed R. Alzayan has arrived in Islamabad to attend the conference.
The conference is jointly organized by Ministry of Commerce and Pakistan Embassy in Bahrain.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Bahrain Javed Malik said it is for the first time that such a large business delegation arrived from any Gulf country at Pakistan.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor will not only benefit Pakistan and China but the whole region.
Addressing the seminar on CPEC in Islamabad today, he said that CPEC will enhance economic activities in the region and integrate regional economy.
The Minister said that the youth of the country will have to play their due role to make the CPEC project a successful one.
He said that Pak-China relations are model for the entire world and guarantor for peace in the region.
The Pakistan Stock Exchange started business with a bullish trend today.
The KSE-100 Index has crossed 48,800 points with a positive change of 300 points.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says 2017 is the year of materialization of promises.
He was talking to elected representatives of PML-N in Lahore today. He said there is no room for the negative politics in the country and people have rejected politcs of baseless allegations.
The Chief Minister said motto of PML-N government is service of the nation.
Sindh government says it has approved 600-busses for the Intra-City Bus Project.
Decision to this effect was taken in a meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in Karachi today.
Minister for Transport and Mass Transit Sindh Nasir Hussain Shah told the meeting that work on Karachi Circular Railway and Green Line Bus Rapid Transport Project are also underway with full swing.
Addressing the meeting Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said the government will provide financial assistance to the transporters to operate Intra-City Buses in the province.
Twenty six suspects were arrested during search operations in different areas of Peshawar today.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.
Meanwhile, Counter Terrorism Department arrested a terrorist in Mardan today.
Two kilogram explosives were recovered from him.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian army is conducting a door-to-door survey-cum search operation in Sopore which caused fear and panic among the residents.
Local people told media that the operation is being carried out by Indian Army's Rashtriya Rifles, deployed in the area. They said that the army personnel were gathering information about every family living in and around Sopore town.
Similar operation is underway for the past three days in Chinkipora, Arampura, Maharajpur, Takiyabal, Syed Sultan Mohalla and Nowpora localities in Sopore.
Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces in the country.
Government officials said that currently 17,000 troops are performing their duty as special forces but due to persistent attacks of Taliban insurgents number of these forces will be increased.
Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said commando forces have to be strengthened and to be better equipped. Afghanistan has 300,000 forces among them Special Forces are carrying out offensive operations across the country.
Meanwhile Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after holding talks with Russian President Viladimir Putin in Moscow said we discussed cooperation to fight against terrorism.