SEP 02, 2016      


President says Pakistan and Turkey will soon sign a Free Trade Agreement.

Prime Minister reiterates that China Pakistan Economic Corridor would be a "fate-changer "for entire region.

The National Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the controversial and inflammatory remarks by MQM Chief Altaf Hussain against the country.

Eleven persons were martyred in a suicide attack at District Courts in Mardan today.



President Mamnoon Husain has said the Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Turkey will be signed soon.

Talking to a delegation of Turkish Foreign Economic Relation Board in Islamabad today, the President said the people and Government of Pakistan salute the resilience of Turkish people for the survival of democracy.

He stressed upon the need for mutual utilizing of experiences of the two countries in different fields.

Mamnoon Husain said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor has ushered in new avenues for investment and Turkey and Pakistan should benefit from it to further their trade relations.

He said Pakistan has iron handedly fought the terrorists and stands by the Turkish people and Government in  war against terrorism.



Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has reiterated that China Pakistan Economic Corridor would not only serve as a "game-changer" for Pakistan, but a "fate-changer “for entire region.

Talking to Chairman SEP/SPIC Chinese Group Wand Yundan in Islamabad today, he said the CPEC would help rid the region of economic deprivation and attain peace and prosperity.

The Prime Minister said CPEC is a new concept of diplomacy based on shared goals of prosperity for Pakistan and the region, and a project to eliminate poverty, unemployment and underdevelopment.

He highlighted the relationship between the two countries as all weather deep rooted friendship.

Nawaz Sharif said the relation between the countries has become strategic with the culmination of CPEC that is not merely a strategic agreement between Pakistan and China, but also successful completion of their 65 years of friendship

The chairman highly appreciated the economic and financial policies of the government that have contributed towards the economic turnaround of the country. He said that the resolve and commitment of the government to make CPEC a success is highly commendable.



The National Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the controversial and inflammatory remarks of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain against the country.         

The resolution moved by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ch Barjees Tahir said the House also denounces the violent, criminal and terrorist activities and anti-Pakistan slogans.

It demanded that action should be initiated immediately against those who resorted to such acts.

The resolution also expressed solidarity with the Parliament, armed forces, judiciary, media and all other democratic institutions working under the constitution.



Eleven people were martyred and forty two injured in a suicide attack at the gate of district courts Mardan today.  

According to police sources, the martyrs include one policeman, two lawyers and eight civilians.   

The suicide bomber first hurled a hand grenade at the gate to create panic and then blew himself up.

The injured have shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Mardan and Mardan Medical Complex.



Four suicide bombers were killed by the security forces who entered Christian Colony, Warsak Road, Peshawar this morning.

According to the ISPR, the security forces took prompt action and eliminated the terrorists.

One civilian was killed and five people including three security personnel were injured in exchange of firing with the suicide bombers.

The injured have been shifted to the hospital.   

Schools located on Warsak Road have been closed for an indefinite period.



Two advanced unmanned and auto pilot naval crafts have been added to Pakistan Navy`s combat fleet.

According to spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, the unmanned Scan Eagle Aerial and the auto pilot ATR are armed with latest  bladed propellers and are capable of flying for six consecutive hours.

 Addressing the inaugural ceremony of these crafts at Mehran base Karachi, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah said the inclusion of these latest crafts is part of Pakistan Navy Aviation Vision 2030.



A two-day meeting of European Union's Foreign Ministers begins in Slovakia today.

The foreign ministers of 28-nation bloc will discuss Turkey, extremism and the European Union's evolving global strategy.



In the United States, hurricane Hermine hit the Florida Gulf Coast today.

State Governor has declared state of emergency in the area.                                  


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