Prime Minister and Tajik President are discussing bilateral relations at a meeting in Dushanbe

Chitral-Shandor Road is being widened at a cost of fifteen billion rupees.

China has accused India of using its relations with Bhutan as an excuse to violate China's territory.

A moderate monsoon spell is likely to hit different parts of the country in the next twenty four hours.




Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan wants to maintain good relations with all its neighbours.

He was talking to Tajik President Emamali Rehmon during a one on one meeting in Doshanbe today.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan desires peaceful resolution of all out standing issues including Jammu and Kashmir dispute with India.

He said India has escalated tension on Line of Control and Indian forces have violated ceasefire agreement repeatedly.

The  Prime Minister said CASA-1000 project is a milestone of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Tajikistan.

He said we want to enhance relations with Doshanbe in diverse fields.



Earlier, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was warmly received when he reached on a two-day official visit to Tajikistan.

Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda received the Prime Minister at the airport.

Formal welcoming ceremony was held at Palace of Nation where President Imamali Rehmon greeted the Prime Minister. A smartly turned contingent Tajik armed forces presented guard of honour to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who took the salute and inspected the guard of honour.



Marriyum Nawaz has recorded her statement before JIT   probing Panama Papers case.

Earlier, on arrival at Federal Judicial Academy, she was accompaied by Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Captain Safdar and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Marriyum Nawaz waived at the party supporters when she arrived at the judicial academy.

A large number of party leaders and workers have also gathered close to the judicial academy to express solidarity with Marriyum Nawaz. 



Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has clarified that official protocol was not given to Maryam Nawaz during her visit to the federal judicial academy.

Reacting to the tweet of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, she said Maryam Nawaz reached the site on the private vehicles of the family.

The Minister said Imran Khan should explain as under which capacity he uses the helicopter of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. He said Imran Khan should also explain as to why he is escaping the courts.



Survey for the widening and improvement of Chitral-Shandor Road is in progress.

Sources of National Highway Authority told our Peshawar correspondent 146 kilometers long road will be completed at a cost of fifteen billion rupees in three years.

Chitral-Shandor Road will be used as an alternate route in case the main CPEC route between Gilgit and Abbottabad is blocked due to land sliding.



China has accused India of using its relations with Bhutan as an excuse to violate China's territory.

In a statement the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that China firmly opposes India's attempt to justify its trespass on and invasion of China's territory under the pretext of upholding Bhutan's interests.

He said China believes in equality among countries, but India sees itself as a dominant country in the region, and others its vassals.



In occupied Kashmir, Indian police has decided to arrest Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth to prevent anti-India protests during the week-long programmes in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani. 

The week-long protest calendar was issued by the Joint Resistance Leadership earlier today, Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik also annonced complete strike on Saturday and next Thursday to pay tributes to Burhan Wani and other martyrs.

Burhan Wani was martyred last year on 8th July by Indian forces in a fake encounter which triggered massive uprising in the territory.



A moderate monsoon spell is likely to lash different parts of the country including Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during the next twenty four hours.

A spokesperson of met office told our correspondent that Karachi is also expected to receive light rain during this spell.

The spokesperson said a new monsoon spell is also starting from next week which is expected to be more strong.


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