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PM  official visit to Tajikistan will boost bilateral cooperation in diverse fields with focus on trade, energy and regional connectivity

Leaders of the two countries would also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, with particular attention to Pakistan's policy of a peaceful neighbourhood.A Joint Declaration entitled "Road towards strategic partnership for regional solidarity" will be signed during the visit.The Prime Minister would be accompanied by a high level delegation and there would also be a meeting of Joint Business Council (JBC) to consider steps to enhance bilateral trade and commercial ties.Tajikistan is also hosting a Quadrilateral Summit of CASA-1000 member states of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan.The  project aims at developing energy corridor and land connectivity between Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It will also provide electricity produced in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan.A Trilateral Summit between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan is also scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the Prime Minister's visit to Tajikistan to hold discussions on regional topics of mutual interest.

Host : Shahid Amin

Co-Host : Hamid & Shakil Chishti

Analysts on Telephone

 

PM says that Pakistan is fully committed to the timely and effective implementation of all projects under CPEC

Prime Minister invites Chinese companies to expand and diversify investment in power sector by participating in the process of setting up transmission lines and local coal generation projects.He was talking to a Chinese delegation headed by Chairman National Energy Administration Nur Bekri in Islamabad.The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is fully committed to the timely and effective implementation of all projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Nawaz Sharif said that the completion of Sahiwal Coal-based Power Plant in record time will greatly help the government of Pakistan in resolving the power shortages from the country.'

Topic: PM Nawaz holds reception in honour of victorious national cricket team- PM says future is Pakistan's sports and every nation is welcomed to come to Pakistan to play games

 Chairman Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi thanked the Prime Minister for his unflinching support to revive Pakistani cricket. He said that he was tasked to give a democratic constitution to the Pakistan Cricket Board, bring international best practices to the Pakistan cricket, and to revive international cricket in the country.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked Pakistan Cricket Board not to beg for any foreign team to come to Pakistan to play cricket with us. He said players are the real heroes and leaders of the country.He lauded the Pakistan cricket team for making the nation proud by winning the ICC Champions trophy. Nawaz Sharif resembled Pakistan's cricket team's past performance with the situation in Pakistan, when the country was plagued by terrorism and about to default in 2013. But, with the prudent policies of the government and resolve of the nation, backbone of terrorists have been broken, he said.

The country comes first, self later- Army Chief vows to consolidate gains of war against terrorism to further strengthen writ of the state

Army Chief says the Army shall continue its support to all state institutions for prosperity of Pakistan and its people through selfless devotion and commitment.General Qamar Javed Bajwa said this while interacting with officers and soldiers at Panuaqil Garrison.The Army Chief said Pakistan has come a long way towards success against terrorism and vowed to consolidate gains to further strengthening of the State neutralizing all negative stimulants.He  was briefed on operational preparedness and internal security matters. Qamar Bajwa expressed his satisfaction on troops' state of preparedness and contributions towards internal security.

Fifth round of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition to end the Syrian conflict began in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

 Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said agenda of the talks include the creation of de-escalation zones in Syria, which was signed by the guarantor countries during a meeting in Astana in May this year.Besides the three guarantor countries, Russia, Turkey, and Iran and UN Special Representative for Syria Staffan de Mistura, delegations from Jordan and the United States are also attending the talks as observers.Shortly before the peace talks in Astana, the US military announced that US-backed opposition forces in Syria had breached the wall surrounding the Old City of Raqqa in their battle to take the city from the Islamic State militant group.

Leaders of France, United Kingdom and Germany have urged the Arab nations to resolve diplomatic standoff with Qatar through peaceful means.

 According to media reports, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on phone and discussed the latest developments in the Gulf crisis.  Both the leaders underlined the need to resolve Gulf crisis through dialogue and diplomatic means.Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May telephoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and urged all sides to take urgent steps to de-escalate the situation and restore Gulf Cooperation unity.

Russia and China have underlined the need of freezing North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Program and large-scale military exercises by the United States and South Korea. 

An understanding to this effect came during a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow .

National Disaster Management Authority has issued an alert advisory to all concerned departments to take timely precautionary measures before another spell of monsoon rains in next week

The alerts have been issued to all provincial Disaster Management Authorities, local governments and relevant departments for cleaning of drainage and sewerage systems in all big cities to prevent urban flooding.National Emergency Operations Center of NDMA has already been activated  and in case of emergency the centre can be accessed at 111-157-157.


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