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Pakistan wants to improve relations with all regional , neighbouring countries : PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed his confidence that the incumbent government will achieve the mega development targets. He stressed the need for a new charter of democracy including subjects like ethics and economy, saying all political parties should be included in that sort of charter. To a question, the Prime Minister said Pakistan has to improve relations with all the countries in the region and neighbours. He said this in an interview Pakistan has strengthened its ties with China, whereas its ties with Russia have witnessed new openings.

A devastating terrorist activity foiled in Dir- Four security personnel including a major martyred in operation

One of two terrorists present in hideout exploded himself while the other one got killed in exchange of fire. Four security personnel, including a Major sacrificed their lives while foiling a devastating terrorist activity at Sherotkai, Timergara in Dir. Major Ali Salman of intelligence agency along with his team conducted an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) against a terrorist hideout in the area in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Work on over one hundred small dams is in progress to resolve water issues in the province- govt committed to development of Balochistan: President

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government is determined to develop Balochistan and work on over one hundred small dams is in progress to resolve water issues in the province.

British PM says Pakistan and United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future

British Prime Minister Ms. Theresa May says the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan .  She said this in a message of felicitation to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on assuming the office of the Prime Minister.  The British Prime Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future.

70th Independence Day celebrations- Azadi train to begin its journey from Islamabad on Saturday

Pakistan Railways has announced schedule of Aazadi Train, to be run on the occasion of country's 70th Independence Day. The journey of this special train will begin from Margalla Station Islamabad on Saturday 12th August and conclude at Karachi on 25th of this month.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left Punjab House in Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif at the head of a PML-N caravan has left Punjab House in Islamabad for his Lahore journey.  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Members of the Federal Cabinet, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and PML (N) leaders and workers were present on the occasion.

North Korea threatens Guam, a US-held Pacific island after Trump's 'fire and fury' warning

President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday it would face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States, prompting the nuclear-armed nation to say it was considering firing missiles at Guam, a US-held Pacific island. As tensions escalated, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam, site of a US military base.

Vehicle hits soldiers in Paris suburb, injuring 6

French police are searching for a driver who slammed his car into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb Wednesday, injuring six of them in an apparent ambush before speeding away, officials said.

UAE and Bahrain grant Qatar Airways new routes

Qatar Airways can now access a new route over international waters in the Gulf controlled by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the world aviation agency announced.

Israel pushing Palestinians of Jerusalem to leave their homes: HRW

Israel is pushing Jerusalem's Palestinian residents to leave their homes through a policy of systematic transfer that violates international law, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.


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