Prime Minister has directed for extending National Health programme to the entire country.

Minister of State for Information says there is no change in government's stance in Panama Papers case.

Government is utilizing all available resources to provide modern health facilities to people in Balochistan. 

APHC chairman has urged Amnesty International to take cognizance of illegal detention of Kashmiris.



Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says federal government will implement Prime Minister’s National Health Program in the entire country.

He was chairing a meeting to review progress on the implementation of Prime Minister’s National Health Program in Islamabad today.

The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of National Health Services for extending the programme to the entire country including FATA, GB and AJK with stringent monitoring system and zero tolerance for inefficiency at the implementation level.

He said the remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and Sindh are more vulnerable to diseases and the prevailing poverty in those areas does not allow people to afford health care facilities.


Talking to MNA Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, the Prime Minister said the government policies are directed towards serving and empowering the people.    

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.


Minister of State for Information, Marriyum Aurangzaib has said there is no change of stance on the part of Government party in the Panama Papers case.

She was talking to media in Islamabad today.

The Minister said progress and economic growth of  the country is being internationally praised.

She said Pakistan is emerging as a leading economy in the World with a sharp decline in corruption.


A five member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has adjourned the hearing of Panama Papers case till tomorrow. 

Makhdoom Ali Khan, the counsel of the Prime Minister, today submitted before the bench details about properties and their settlement amongst family members of the prime minister.

Shahid Hamid, Counsel of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has completed his arguments.

Salman Akram Raja, the counsel of Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz started his arguments. 

He pleaded that Hussain Nawaz is the beneficial owner of the London flats and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has no link with these flats.

Salman Akram Raja will continue his arguments tomorrow as well.


Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says parliamentarians should show responsibility and discipline in the parliament that the proceedings can run positively.

Talking to media in Islamabad today, he said it is within the authority of the Speaker National Assembly to take action over any untoward behavior during Assembly proceedings.


Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has sent one billion rupee legal notice each through his legal Counsel to 'BOL News Channel' and anchor Dr. Shahid Masood for airing a malicious programme to defame him.

The notice says the anchor hosted a programme titled Live with Dr. Shahid Masood on 24th of this month in which he passed defamatory statements to damage the Finance Minister's personality and character.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is arriving in Islamabad today 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.


Government is utilizing all available resources to provide modern health facilities to people in Balochistan.

Director General Health Services Balochistan told our correspondent in Quetta today that about eighteen billion rupees have been allocated for health sector in the current fiscal year’s budget.

He said special priority is being given to improve medical facilities for maternity at all the health facilities to reduce mortality rate in the province.

Moreover, seventy new centres would be opened for immunization across the province.


Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says under health reforms programme people are being provided best health facilities across the province.

He was chairing a meeting of the Provincial Cabinet Committee on Health in Lahore today.  

The meeting reviewed various proposals for rapid implementation of Healthcare Reforms Programme.


Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has said that Balochistan is the future of Pakistan and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has enhanced its significance.

He was talking to a delegation of the students of Cadet College Pishin, Balochistan which called on him in Lahore today.

The Governor said that Baloch people are patriotic and serving the country in real sense.

He remarked the bright future of Pakistan linked to youth.


Sindh Assembly has passed a minimum wages amendment bill-2015 with majority today.

More details from our correspondent.


Radio Pakistan has started work on converting its transmission to state-of- the art DRM Plus technology to make its broadcasts clearer and cost-effective.

Director General, Radio Pakistan Khurshid Malik visited the project at Broadcasting House in Islamabad today where he was briefed about progress on introducing DRM Plus technology.

He was informed that this technology enhances quality of broadcasts to perfection.

The present AM and FM transmitters of Radio Pakistan can be made compatible to this technology with little amendment.

Under this technology, three channels can be aired from a single transmitter, which will prove cost-effective. This technology enables listeners to get access to text services as well. 

Khurshid Malik emphasized the need of improving contents of programmes besides introducing modern technology to cater the need of all segments of society.


In occupied Kashmir, Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed serious concern over manhandling of political detainees in different jails. 

In a statement in Srinagar, he said, most of the pro-freedom detained leaders and activists are ailing and no proper treatment facility is being provide to them.

He appealed to Amnesty International and other human rights bodies to take cognisance of the detention of Kashmiri leaders and use their influence for securing release of all detainees.


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 today that the consensus was achieved during telephonic conversation with the US President. He said it was agreed that an unspecified number of refugees and assylum seekers currently staying at camps in the island will be resettled in US.



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