PM has commended the pace of work of the under-completion of 1180-MW LNG-fueled power plant in Bhikki.He appreciated the savings made in completion of the project. “No other government in the past bothered to work on motorways. However, the present government is now working on Lahore Karachi Motorway speedily.”Earlier, Prime Minister visited different sections of the power plant and lauded quality and pace of the work.Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that work is being completed speedily at Bhikki, Haveli Bahadur Shah and Balloki power plants. He said that these power plants are exemplary for their speed and transparency.Bhikki Power Plant is a gas powered plant with a total capacity of 1180 MW that will be fully operational by the end of 2018.84% work has been completed and the plant will be initially producing 716 MW before summer, this year.

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President has urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to work with mutual understanding for the resolution of problems of the region.

Addressing a function of High Education Commission in Islamabad , he hoped that both Pakistan and Afganistan will go together in the journey of development and prosperity.Both the countries have close historic, cultural and religious relations.It should be our top priority that political differences and the changing environment will not affect relationship between the two countries.Pakistan threw its full weight behind China on Monday, while pledging to oppose any attempt to undermine China’s sovereignty following talks between a visiting senior Chinese official and Pakistani authorities.

China to fund new weather monitoring system, says PMD

The meeting was followed by delegation-level talks and working lunch, according to the statement issued by the Foreign Office.
Fatemi and the Chinese State Commissioner reviewed all aspects of bilateral relationship, with a special focus on security, economic development and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).“Both sides noted that the all-weather friendship between the two countries has withstood the test of time, notwithstanding changes in the international, regional and domestic environments,” the Foreign Office said.

Cease fire agreement once again violated by India-Indian army resorted to indiscriminate firing across the Line of Control (LoC) - Pakistan Army befittingly responded to the Indian unprovoked firing.

Indian Forces once again resorted to unprovoked firing at Khoi Ratta Sector along LoC.
According to ISPR, a twenty five year old citizen Ashfaq was injured as result of Indian firing and he has been shifted to Civil Hospital.Pakistan Army befittingly responded to the Indian unprovoked firing.Indian forces have committed 178 ceasefire violation at the LoC and the Working Boundary in 2016, said a statement from the 

A renowned international organization has predicted that Pakistan would be among 20 most powerful economies of the world by 2030

Price water house Coopers, one of the world's largest professional-services firms, has just released its predictions for the most powerful economies in the world by 2030.The report, titled "The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?" ranked 32 countries by their projected global gross domestic product by purchasing power parity.

Judges press Trump administration on travel ban-Fate of the ban rests with appeals court

President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning U.S. entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a federal appeals court that questioned whether the ban unfairly targeted people over their religion.During a more than hour-long oral argument, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pressed a government lawyer whether the Trump administration's national security argument was backed by evidence that people from the seven countries posed a danger.

Israel settler law angers world powers, US silent
Israel faced international criticism on Tuesday over a new law allowing the appropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settler outposts, although the United States remained notably silent.Britain, France, the United Nations and Israel’s neighbour Jordan were among those coming out against the legislation passed late on Monday.The law legalises dozens of wildcat outposts and thousands of settler homes in the occupied West Bank and prompted a call by the Palestinians for the international community to punish Israel.

 China invites Britain to attend new Silk Road summit
China has invited British Prime Minister Theresa May to attend a major summit in May on its "One Belt, One Road" initiative to build a new Silk Road, diplomatic sources told Reuters, as London said she would visit China this year."One Belt, One Road" is Chinese President Xi Jinping's landmark programme to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids across Asia, Africa and Europe.

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