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DATE: 08-02-2017                     

 

Prime Minister has emphasized the Federal and Provincial Governments to work together to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Sindh Government has decided to recruit six thousand teachers to overcome shortage of teaching staff in schools in the province.

 

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

 

Pakistan has set a victory target of 374 runs for West Indies in a T-20 World Cup for Blind match in Karnataka.

 

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PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emphasized that the Federal and Provincial Governments should work hand-in-hand through matching grant basis to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

 

He was chairing a meeting in Lahore on Wednesday to monitor progress on Prime Minister’s Global Sustainable Development Goals Program.

 

The Prime Minister said that Programme's implementation will have a positive trickle-down effect on the common man. He said improving the living standards of the people is the mission of this government.                         

 

PM-BHIKKI

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is visiting Bhikki Power Plant at Sheikhupura on Wednesday to personally review progress on the project.

 

Bhikki power plant is a gas-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1180 MW, and will become fully operational by the end of next year. However, it will start producing 716 MW electricity before the advent of summer this year.

 

Bhikki power plant has the most efficient and state-of-the-art gas powered turbines that produce electricity without any wastage. At the same time, it is environment-friendly project.                    

 

MURAD

Sindh Government has decided to recruit six thousand teachers to overcome shortage of teaching staff in schools in the province.

 

The approval was given at a meeting in Karachi, which was presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister directed to ensure transparency and merit in the recruitment.

 

He also announced ban on transfers of the teachers and directed to achieve the target of opening two thousand new schools in the province by next month.                     

 

PAK-ROMANIA

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi has underscored the need for further expanding bilateral relations between Pakistan and Romania especially in the economic and trade fields.

 

He was talking to Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan Nicolae Goia in Islamabad.

 

Tariq Fatemi briefed the Romanian Ambassador on Pakistan's gains in various sectors, including economic growth, security and counter terrorism.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Romanian Ambassador said his country attaches great importance to ties with Pakistan.

 

RANKING

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

  

PricewaterhouseCoopers, 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.                          

 

UN-IS

The United Nations has urged all countries to share information about airline passengers to prevent growth of transnational terrorism by the Islamic State group.

 

The appeal was made by UN Political Chief Jeffrey Feltman while briefing the Security Council on Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' latest report on the IS group.

 

He said it is critical to improve the global response to "foreign terrorist fighters" leaving Syria and Iraq.                                     

 

SKARDU

Snowfall has resumed in Baltistan, including Skardu, after a break of two days.

 

Heavy snow has severed Skardu's links with rest of the country. Flights between Islamabad and Skardu remained suspended on the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday.

 

Arandu was the worst-hit area of Baltistan, which has received seven feet snow so far. A house was collapsed and a number of cattle-heads were killed in avalanches in the area. Rescue teams also could not reach Arandu because of closure of the road and hanging bridge leading to the area.


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