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Pakistan and Russia have agreed to transform their cordial political relations into substantive economic partnership.

 

Government has allocated over four hundred billion rupees for development of power sector during the new fiscal year.'

 

Pakistan has expressed its commitment to work closely with international community for improving health of oceans.

 

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, have martyred six more youth in Baramulla district.

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NAWAZ

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left for Islamabad today, after concluding his two-day official visit to Kazakhstan. 

 

During his stay in Astana, the Prime Minister participated in 17th meeting of the Heads of State Council of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

 

On the sidelines of the SCO Summit, he also held bilateral meetings with Presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and the UN Secretary General.

 

During his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two leaders reaffirmed their desire to further enhance bilateral relations.

 

They took a comprehensive review of bilateral relations and agreed that there is a healthy growth in relations between two countries.

 

They noted that the high-level interactions and cordial political relations between the two countries have set the stage for translating political goodwill into a substantive economic partnership.

 

They also agreed to work on concrete proposals for the next session of Pakistan-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation which will take place in Moscow in December this year.

 

It was also agreed to fast-track the implementation of North-South Gas Pipeline, the agreement for which was signed in October 2015 between two sides.

 

The two sides also reviewed defence relations during recent years.

 

ENERGY

Government has allocated over four hundred billion rupees for development of power sector during the next fiscal year.

 

According to official sources, a new program called 'Energy for All' is being introduced with an initial outlay of 12.5 billion rupees.

 

Funds to the tune of 76.5 billion rupees have been allocated for the LNG based Balloki and Haveli Bahadur Shah power plants. These projects will be completed this year and produce twenty four hundred mega watts of electricity.

 

Similarly, fifty four billion rupees have been earmarked for Dasu Hydro power project.

 

19.6 billion rupees have been apportioned for the completion of Neelum Jhelum hydro power project, which will add nine hundred and sixty nine mega watts of electricity.

 

Furthermore, 1200 mega watt coal fired power plants will be installed in Jamshoro at allocated cost of 16.2 billion rupees.

 

 

GB-DEVELOPMENT

In Gilgit-Baltistan, over four hundred development schemes would be completed by the end of current month under Annual Development Program.

 

A spokesman of Public Works Department told APP that these schemes are being implemented in ten districts of Gilgit Baltistan at a cost of more than eleven billion rupees.

 

He said these schemes are related to administration, law enforcement, energy sector, Natural Resource Management, Social Work and PSDP sector.

 

MALEEHA

Pakistan has expressed its commitment to work closely with international community for improving health of oceans.

 

The commitment was expressed by Pakistan`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi while addressing the concluding ceremony of a conference on Oceans in New York.

 

Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan will play an active role in the efforts to reverse the decline of oceans' health, resulting from irresponsible human activity.

 

She called for effective implementation of Paris Agreement to cope with the global issue of climate change.

         

The Ambassador said Pakistan is undertaking a number of steps to strengthen its national capacity to undertake Marine Scientific Research to increasing oceanographic knowledge.

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that India wants to kill its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, without taking blame.

 

In a statement in Srinagar, APHC spokesman said continued house detention is taking a heavy toll on the health of the APHC Chairman. He said that Syed Ali Gilani was barred from offering Friday prayers even in the month of Ramadan.

 

Condemning the arbitrary measures by India, the Spokesman said illogical and unjustified restrictions illustrated the Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.

 

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, have martyred six more Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district.

 

The youth were killed by Indian troops during continued military operation in Uri area of the district.

 

US-PHILLIPINE

U.S. special forces are helping Armed Forces of Philippines, to end a siege of the southern town Marawi by militants allied to Islamic State.

 

U.S. Embassy spokesperson said for security reasons, specific technical details of U.S. support for ongoing operations can not be discussed.

 

ODI

In the ICC Champions Trophy, in group A, England will take on Australia at Birmingham this afternoon.


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