Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
Prime Minister says all development projects of the government are aimed at ensuring welfare of the people.
Counsel of the Prime Minister presented details about properties of the Prime Minister's family before the Supreme Court on Monday.
Federal Government has expedited exploration of minerals in FATA to improve the living condition of tribal people.
US President says his country will resume issuing visas to citizens of all countries once secure policies are put in place.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the government's policies are directed towards serving and empowering the people.
He was talking to MNA Ghulam Bibi Bharwana who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.
Nawaz Sharif said that all the development and welfare schemes of the present government are aimed at serving the people of Pakistan and putting the country on the track to realise its fullest potential.
The Prime Minister said overall law and order situation has improved in the country and power sector is receiving heavy investments.
He said besides connectivity projects due focus is beng given to the crucially important health and education sectors.
A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is continuing hearing into Panama Papers case.
Makhdoom Ali Khan, the counsel of the Prime Minister, on Monday submitted before the bench details about the properties and their settlement amongst the family members of the prime minister.
Meanwhile, Shahid Hamid, Counsel of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has completed his arguments.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has upheld decision of Sindh High Court to remove the name of Model Ayan Ali from the exit control list.
The model was arrested on March 14, 2015, on charges of money laundering after customs officials recovered over five hundred thousand dollars from her luggage at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is arriving in Islamabad on Monday on three-day visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership over diverse issues.
During the visit, the Palestinian President will have a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif followed by delegation-level talks.
The President of Palestine and the Prime Minister of Pakistan will jointly inaugurate the newly constructed Palestinian embassy complex in the diplomatic enclave, Islamabad.
President Mahmoud Abbas and his delegation will meet the President of Pakistan, followed by a state banquet in his honour.
Earlier, ambassador of Pakistan accredited to Jordan and State of Palestine, Shafaat Ullah Shah on Monday bade farewell at Amman to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas before his departure for Pakistan.
The federal government has expedited exploration of minerals in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to improve socio-economic condition of tribal people.
Official sources told our Peshawar correspondent, that 160 kilometers long roads have been completed to get access to mines.
Licenses have also been issued to various companies for mine exploration.
The sources said these companies have hired services of one thousand two hundred tribal people in Khyber and Orakzai agencies.
President Donald Trump has said that the United States would resume issuing visas to all countries once secure policies are put in place over the next 90 days.
He stated this after issuing order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
The decision has drawn large protests at many U.S. airports, where some travellers from these countries have been stranded.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that US President Donald Trump has agreed to keep an Obama administration promise to resettle refugees languishing in Pacific island camps.
The Prime Minister said on Monday that the consensus was achieved during telephonic conversation with the US President. He said it was agreed that an unspecified number of refugees and asylum seekers currently staying at camps in the island will be resettled in US.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called mosque shooting in Quebec City as 'terrorist attack on Muslims.
While condemning the attack on mosque he said Muslim Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our country.
It may be recalled that six people were killed and eight others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec.