Text Bulletin 1200 hrs
HEADLINES 1200 HOURS
The federal government has decided to establish industrial estate in North Waziristan under special economic zone.
Election Commission has adjourned hearing of PTI funding case till tomorrow.
In Occupied Kashmir, curfew and stringent restrictions remain in place on the third consecutive day today to prevent people from staging anti-India protests.
Japan has urged China to play a larger role in restraining North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
The federal government has decided to establish industrial estate at Naurak in North Waziristan Agency.
A spokesman of FATA Development Authority told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that the industrial estate will be constructed under Special Economic Zone on Bannu Miranshah-Ghulam Khan Road of the Agency.
The industrial estate will regulate the mineral exploration process, create employment opportunities and improve socio-economic conditions of the tribal people.
Tenders have already been floated for the project.
All field offices of Federal Board of Revenue will observe extended working hours today and tomorrow till 6:00pm to facilitate tax payers.
Federal Board of Revenue has established liaison with the State Bank of Pakistan and National Bank to ensure transfer of tax collection before Wednesday.
The Senate and National Assembly have resumed their sessions in Islamabad.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says development projects are being completed speedily and transparently.
He was talking to a delegation of elected representatives of PML-N in Lahore today.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the PML-N's mission of development will continue under the leadership of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Election Commission of Pakistan has adjourned hearing of PTI funding case till tomorrow.
A five member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan heard the case in Islamabad today.
Later talking to media, founding member of PTI Akbar S. Babar said PTI Chief failed to submit any documents before the Commission.
PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz said the PTI chief is trying to escape accountability.
Pakistan Meteorological Department has acquired a state-of-the-art “Pilot-MetBriefing-System” from France for installation at New Islamabad international Airport.
It aims to provide advanced-technology-based aviation met services to all international and national flights.
Aviation experts from French Meteorology and an Aviation Software Developing Company have trained technical staff of the PMD about the system.
The Met Office says it is also up-grading its existing aviation-met services at all airports.
In occupied Kashmir, curfew and stringent restrictions continue on the third consecutive day today, to prevent people from conducting a march towards Tral town.
Call for the march has been given by the joint resistance leadership to pay tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Ahmad Butt, and other martyrs.
Complete shutdown is being observed in the held valley to mourn the killing of civilians by Indian troops.
All shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed while traffic is off the roads.
The occupation authorities have deployed police and sealed major roads to prevent people from staging anti-India protests.
Japan has urged China to play bigger role in restraining North Korea's nuclear and missile development program.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's top national security adviser Shotaro Yachi made these remarks in a meeting with China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi in Tokyo.
He said Japan and China need to work together to persuade North Korea to avoid further provocative actions and obey the United Nations resolutions.
In Bangladesh, at least 350,000 people were evacuated when a cyclone lashed coastal areas today.
Officials said that the cyclone has caused havoc in refugee camps set up for Rohingya Muslims at the islands and Cox's Bazar.
A Rohingya community leader told media that 10,000 huts in the Balukhali and Kutupalong camps have been destroyed.