On Monday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar opened the Government House Murree for the public's general use. This is the first time that house was offered for unofficial use, with the chief minister saying the transition of government buildings into rest houses is a take-down of VIP culture and an attempt to promote tourism.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for educational cooperation. The signing ceremony was held at the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Saturday, Radio Pakistan reported. The MoU was signed by Executive Director Higher Education Commission from Pakistan and Vice Chairman of the Chinese International Development Cooperation Agency.

The per tola price of 24 karat gold has shot up by Rs.600 and is now being traded at Rs.83,900 in the free market. According to the Karachi Sarafa Association, the price of 10 gram gold also witnessed an increase of Rs.514. The price of silver soared by Rs.130 per tola and was traded at Rs.1,050.

The price of 24 karat gold jumped by Rs. 200 and was traded at Rs. 87,000 per tola as compared to the last closing at Rs. 86,800, Karachi Sarafa Association reported on Friday. In international market the price of per ounce gold soared by $ 02 and was traded at $ 1502 as compared to the last closing at $ 1500.

While addressing the inauguration ceremony of a Trauma Centre in the Qazi Medical Centre, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak said that the Prime Minister’s visit to United States is an important milestone in the country’s history. He further warned the united opposition to refrain from going through with their no trust motion against the Chairman Senate.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser met with the Russian State Duma (Lower house in Russian Assembly) Chairman Volodin Viaheslav Viktorovi on Tuesday. The two discussed ways of boosting bilateral ties between Russia and Pakistan and agreed on the establishment of a Joint Parliamentary Commission. The two met in Moscow on the sidelines of the Conference on the Development of Parliamentarians.

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan, on Saturday said that the success of ‘Mission Kashmir’ has been proved by the worldwide reception of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Firdous Ashiq Awan, in her Twitter messages, said that PM Khan’s speech received worldwide reception which is an evidence for the success of ‘Mission Kashmir’.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly rejected the Indian Defense Minister’s comments that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) may blacklist Islamabad at any time. In a statement on Monday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said the statement reinforces Pakistan’s concerns about India’s attempts to politicize the FATF proceedings to further its narrow partisan objectives, Radio Pakistan reported.

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said round the clock opening of Torkham border will boost the trade and economic activities. In a statement issued here from Peshawar, the provincial chief executive said Prime Minister Imran Khan will formally inaugurate the border opening soon, Radio Pakistan reported.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with a Russian military delegation led by General Oleg Salyukov, the commander in chief of Russian ground forces, at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. The two discussed matters of enhanced security, training cooperation, and ways to further expand joint military ties between the two armies.