Strong Pak-US partnership essential to deal with challenges confronting region: PM

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that a sustained and strong Pak-US partnership is essential to deal with various challenges confronting the region and beyond. He was talking to a five member US Senate delegation led by Senator John McCain, in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister reiterated his government's commitment to improve relations with Afghanistan and India. He expressed serious concern over the gross human rights violations and brutal repression of unarmed people in Occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan wants resolution of Kashmir issue according to aspirations of Kashmiris: Sartaj

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self- determination. Talking to a delegation of journalists in Islamabad on Monday, he said Pakistan wants resolution of Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of Kashmiris and in line with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

US delegation visits South Waziristan agency- Visiting US Senators have acknowledged efforts and sacrifices by Pakistan Army and tribesmen for establishing peace in the area

A delegation of US Senate headed by Senator John McCain along with Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa visited South Waziristan Agency on Monday. The Delegation was briefed about Pak-Afghan border security including recent measures for its improvement through fencing and enhanced surveillance. It was also apprised about socio-economic development efforts in the Agency. The delegation was flown over the Agency to have view of the border area, newly constructed forts, posts and development works including schools, colleges, hospitals, sports stadium, water supply schemes and roads communication infrastructure.

Govt is fully committed to overcome the energy crisis- Sahiwal coal power plant of 1,320 megawatt capacity has become fully operational from today

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the second unit of Sahiwal Coal Power Project having a capacity of six hundred sixty megawatt in Sahiwal on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the completion of the 1,320 MW project in a record time of twenty two months is a great achievement. Shahbaz Sharif said this is the first power project completed under China Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said this project is an example of hard work, sincerity and transparency.

ECP to introduce biometric machines for voting in upcoming Karachi by-election on trial basis

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has planned to introduce biometric machines for voting in upcoming Karachi by-election on trial basis. According to an official of Commission, the functioning of these biometric voting machines will be thoroughly monitored. He said the commission has been working on its own storage facility and in this regard the ECP has got buildings in 19 districts while 10 more buildings will be obtained soon.

Pakistan to become first country in world to test 5g technology: Anusha

Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman has said that Pakistan would become first country in the world to test 5G technology. Talking to APP, she said the government would start preparations for the introduction of 5G by 2021 and Pakistani people would adopt the new technology ahead of all other Asian countries. Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Ministry has said that 4G spectrum license was sold for 295 million dollars.

Syrian army announces ceasefire in south of country till Thursday

Syrian Army has announced ceasefire in south of the country till Thursday. According to a statement carried by state television, the army general command said the ceasefire took effect from midday yesterday and was being done to support reconciliation efforts.

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