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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will perform the groundbreaking of Lahore Eastern bypass at Kala-Shah Kaku today. The 16.5 kilometer long bypass will be completed at a cost of 28 billion rupees. Situated in the east of Lahore , this bypass will connect with Lahore Ring Road at a distance of 3.3 kilometer from Niazi interchange. This bypass will start from Mehmood Booti interchange and end at GT Road and Lahore-Islamabad Motorway junction at Kala-Shah Kaku interchange. It will consist of six lanes, each having 3.65 meter width while the outer shoulder will be three meter and inner shoulder will be one meter wide.

“Baluchistan on the path of fast track economic development-Prime Minister inaugurates five developmental projects under CPEC in Gwadar”

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a string of development projects for Balochistan including a dam, Gwadar Free Zone, Business Complex and a University, all aimed at mainstreaming the country’s remotest areas. The Prime Minister unveiled plaques of projects that included Gwadar Free Zone that would be exempt from taxes for 23 years and cover an area of 2300 acres.The infrastructure would be completed in a year’s time and was being constructed by China’s Overseas Port Holding Company.He also unveiled plaque for a Business Service Complex that would house offices of companies involved in export, import and trade.The building would later house a Container Terminal also.

“Pakistan knows its Enemies;"To spoil their designs we would go beyond even the last limit”: COAS General Raheel Sharif"

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif says the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will be ensured at every cost. Addressing at the two-day China-Pakistan Economic Corridor seminar in Gilgit the Army Chief says Pakistan is well aware of the nefarious designs of its enemy, and has full capacity to foil them. We will go beyond every limit to ensure territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. All the boundaries of the country are secure, and the country is heading on the path of progress. “I can say with complete faith that we are moving in the right direction. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure security of the country.” Country and its frontiers are totally safe. Whether it is Modi or RAW or anybody else we fully understand tricks of the enemy.” Terrorism was a very big challenge and Pakistan was the only country which overcame it. “Many other countries, including the Arab world, were badly affected by terrorism and the way the turmoil of terrorism was controlled it could not be done anywhere in the world.

“Defence Pact between India and United States- Pakistan hopes "it would not contribute in polarizing the region by disturbing the strategic balance in South Asia and escalating the arms buildup”. Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria

The Spokesman at a weekly press briefing says that though the defence pact was an agreement between two sovereign countries, “Pakistan hoped it would contribute to peace and stability in the region”. It would like to see the recent defence deal between the United States and India did not disturb strategic balance of South Asia. Regarding the US Secretary of State John Kerry's statement on Pakistan's anti terror efforts, the spokesperson says Pakistan draws no distinction in the terrorist groups. Menace of terrorism is not specific to one country rather it is an international phenomenon and collective efforts are required to root it out.

“A proactive approach and the efforts of law enforcement agencies have forestalled the threat of Daesh for the time being and the network has been busted. But the threat is not over yet, as their presence in neighbouring Afghan­istan is still [something] we are worried about,” DG ISPR

Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) says attempts by Daesh to organize itself in Pakistan have been foiled. Briefing newsmen in Rawalpindi, its Director-General Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa says in this connection 309 arrests have been made including 25 foreigners of Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi nationalities. People linked with Daesh had plans to target important personalities belonging to different walks of life and state symbols. Giving update on achievements of operation Zarb-e-Azb, he says 3500 terrorists have so far been killed and 992 hide outs destroyed. 900 terrorists have been killed in Khyber operation. 537 personnel of armed forces were martyred and 2272 others injured.

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