T20 WC: India beat Bangladesh by 50 runs

India beat Bangladesh by 50 runs in ICC T-20 World Cup at North Sound on Saturday. Batting first, India scored 196 runs for loss of five wickets in stipulated twenty overs. In reply, Bangladesh could score 146 runs for loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. Source: Radio Pakistan

T20 World Cup: West Indies beat US by 9 wickets

In ICC Men's T20 World Cup's Super 8 clash, West Indies beat United States of America by nine wickets at Bridgetown. Batting first, United States of America scored 128 runs for all out in allotted 20 overs. In reply, West Indies achieved the target for loss of one wicket in 10.5 overs. Source: Radio Pakistan

Armed forces striving for defence of motherland: PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of security pesonnel in the war on terrorism. In his remarks on the occasion of funeral service of Sepoy Haroon William, at Saint Paul's Church, Rawalpindi today, he said the blood rendered by the security personnel will not go in vain. He said history of armed forces of Pakistan is full of such great sacrifices and there is no precedence of it in the contemporary world. The Prime Minister recognized the services of minorities including christians, hindus and Sikhs in diverse fields. He said they are also rendering services in different wings of the armed forces. He especially mentioned the contributions of Christian community in the field of education. Shehbaz Sharif said all the citizens of the country enjoy equal rights under the country's constitution and they have every right to excel in the fields of their choice. He said Pakistan will be transformed into a welfare state as espoused by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Al lama Iqbal through collective efforts. He emphasized the importance of promotion of tolerance and harmony in order to take the country forward. Source: Radio Pakistan

Investors repose confidence in Green Pakistan Initiative

A large number of local and foreign investors have reposed confidence in the Green Pakistan Initiative and signed agreements for investment in agriculture sector. The initiative, under the Special Investment Facilitation Council, is aimed at developing agriculture on modern lines which will boost agri exports, ensure food security and create job opportunities. The initiative has attracted investment for 140 thousand acres land by foreign investors and 460 thousand acres by local investors and companies. Under the Green Pakistan Initiative, modern agricultural farming is being promoted on more than 7 million hectares of uncultivated land and a large area of land has so far been made cultivable with civil and military efforts. Source: Radio Pakistan

Naqvi directs strict compliance of security plan for foreigners

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has directed the relevant authorities to ensure thorough implementation of SOPs of security plan for foreign nationals especially Chinese working in Pakistan. He was chairing an important meeting in Islamabad today, to review the measures taken for protection of foreigners, especially Chinese citizens. The Minister said the formulated security plan should be regularly monitored at every level and relevant institutions should keep close contact to foil any nefarious intentions of anti-state elements. He said there is no room for negligence regarding the security plan. During the meeting, overall security situation of the country was discussed and a briefing was given on the security plan. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan taking solid measure to stop human trafficking: Naqvi

Canadian High Commissioner Leslie Scanlon met Interior Minister and Narcotics Control Mohsin Naqvi in Islamabad. During the meeting, they discussed various issues including bilateral relations, border security, immigration, illegal human trafficking and drug trafficking. Mohsin Naqvi said Pakistan is taking solid measure to stop human trafficking. He told the Canadian High Commissioner that Pakistan could provide skilled manpower to Canada in various fields and Migration of skilled manpower to Canada would reduce cases of illegal human trafficking. Source: Radio Pakistan