Foreign Office Spokesman Muhammad Nafees Zakaria has said that India’s unfounded allegations against Islamabad are in fact aimed at hiding its own terrorist activities in Pakistan.  Commenting on media reports about failure of Indian move in UN Security Council’s 1267 Sanctions Committee, he said replete with baseless allegations, the Indian proposal had no merit and was aimed at advancing its narrow national agenda. Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan has been a direct victim of India's state sponsored terrorism and confessions of RAW's agent Kulbhushan Yadav about his involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan proves this fact. He said more evidence of India's involvement in terrorism inside Pakistan will also be shared with the United Nations and international community.  The spokesman reiterated Pakistan's commitment to continue close cooperation with international community in its collective endeavors for elimination of terrorism. He said Pakistan has made significant contribution and rendered enormous sacrifices in success of international community’s efforts against terrorism. 

Government releases over Rs42b for various Motorway projects

Federal Government has released over forty two billion rupees for different motorways and highways projects under Public Sector Development Programme during first six months of current financial year. These projects are being executed by National Highways Authority. According to Planning Commission, over thirteen billion rupees have been released for 229 kilometers long Lahore-Abdul Hakeem section of Lahore-Karachi motorway. The motorway is an important part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor. About six billion rupees have been released for construction of Burhan-Halka-D.I. Khan motorway which is also part of CPEC. Four billion rupees were released for land acquisition and construction of Sialkot-Lahore motorway during this period. Similarly, 2.8 billion rupees have been released for widening and improvement of 459 kilometers N-85 Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surab road. During this period, three billion rupees were released for Lowari Tunnel and access roads.

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Dr. Abid Qayum Sulehri (Economist)

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