Prime Minister Nawaz Shari inaugurates first unit of Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant with a capacity of 760 megawatts in Jhang. The first unit has been made operational in a record period of 21 months. World's most efficient and state of the art technology has been used in the project which guarantees efficiency of the plant at 62.44 percent on LNG. The project is environment friendly with minimum impact and is another step towards the government's commitment of providing balanced sources of energy for the country.

Pakistan becomes world`s second largest host of refugees

According to latest report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Turkey tops the list of twenty countries by hosting 2.9 million refugees followed by Pakistan with 1.4 million and Lebanon one million. Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees for last four decades and is now working for their voluntary return and rehabilitation in their homeland. Turkey and Germany are the only members of G-20 Group of nations which are among the top 10 countries hosting refugees. There were 17.2 million refugees around the world in 2016 with an increase of 7 percent over 2015.

Minister for Planning and Development says advancement in science and technology is vision of the government

Addressing students during laptop distribution ceremony under the National Science Talent Farming Scheme in Islamabad, Ahsan Iqbal says progress in science and technology is inevitable for progress of the country. Science Talent Farming Scheme will produce scientists of international stature. Bright future of the country depends not on JIT or the panama case but on a well-educated youth who are real future of the country. Under the Vision 2025 the Government aims at including the country among top twenty five economies of the world. 

G20 Summit: World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade

Leaders from the world's top economies prepared for tough talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change and trade as a Group of 20 summit got underway in Germany amid the threat of violent protests. The meeting in the port city of Hamburg comes at a time of major shifts in the global geo-political landscape, with Trump's "America First" policies pushing Europe and China closer together. The summit also brings together Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Washington is ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to rein in North Korea after it test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile and threatening the Chinese with punitive trade measures.

US-Russia Relations: Trump and Putin to meet at international summit in Germany

US President Donald Trump is to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The leaders are expected to delve into a series of vexing foreign policy issues, including the conflict in Syria and Russia's provocations in Ukraine. Both leaders say they want to repair ties damaged by the crises in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia's alleged meddling in the US elections. Russia wants the U.S. to return the two compounds in New York and Maryland that were seized by the Obama administration as punishment for election meddling.

UN to adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons despite opposition from the United States, Britain and France

In the United Nations, one hundred and twenty nine countries will adopt the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The nuclear armed states United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers have boycotted negotiations and termed the ban as unrealistic. Nuclear power states argue the ban will have no impact on reducing the global stockpile of fifteen thousand nuclear weapons. President of the U.N. conference Elayne Whyte Gomez describes the treaty as a historic achievement. 

Trump vows to confront North Korea 'very strongly'

United States President Donald Trump has vowed to confront North Korea very strongly following its latest missile test. He was speaking at a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, Poland. He urged nations to show Pyongyang for strong consequences on its weapons program. Meanwhile, China has called for restraint while expressed willingness to implement relevant U.N. resolutions. 

Editorial: Trump has the most to win — or lose — from the G-20 summit (Washington Post)

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