Nawaz Sharif said social, economic and constitutional reforms will be introduced in FATA . Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Federally Administered Tribal Areas will be brought at par with other parts of the country. In a statement on Friday, he said that social, economic and constitutional reforms will be introduced while all the discriminatory laws will be abolished from FATA . The Prime Minister said that the people of FATA have sacrificed a lot for the country. Nawaz Sharif lauded the affection and passion of the tribal people for Pakistan. He said that the people of FATA will decide about its future.

"Federal cabinet extends stay of registered Afghan refugees till March"

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister said Afghans are our brothers and very dear to us. Adequate and concrete steps will be ensured for facilitation of Afghan Refugees living in Pakistan.The Meeting has also approved extension of Afghan refugees in the country till 31st March next year.The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions to hold broad based consultations with the national leaderships of mainstream political parties and Afghan representatives for addressing the concerns of Afghan refugees. He said we would not allow that Afghan refugees living in Pakistan to be terrified in any way.PM Nawaz Sharif said they are our guests and their return plans will be decided in a way that does not create any negative impression in the minds of people living on both sides of the border.

"Indian Army entered South Kashmir Districts"

For the first time since 2014, the Army on Friday took up positions in rural areas of four South Kashmir districts of Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag.

"Speedy work on CPEC under way in Punjab: Chinese diplomat"

Chinese Consul General Yu Boren said on Friday Shahbaz Sharif was equally popular in the Chinese leadership and people as he was among the Pakistani masses. Shahbaz Sharif was a man of action and his vision for the uplift of the education sector was commendable. Work was being carried out speedily on the CPEC projects in Punjab. He was addressing a function held in connection with Chief Minister’s Chinese Language Scholarship Programme. 300 megawatts solar power project at the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, Bahawalpur, had been completed expeditiously. 

“Global condemnation for North Korea nuclear test, sanctions threatened”

North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, ratcheting up a threat that rivals and the United Nations have been powerless to contain. The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea's founding, drew a fresh wave of global condemnation. The United States said it would work with partners to impose new sanctions, and called on China to use its influence as North Korea's main ally to pressure Pyongyang to end its nuclear programme.

“US, Russia Announce Syria Truce Plan”

The United States and Russia have reached an agreement on a nationwide cease-fire in Syria, starting from Monday. An announcement to this effect was made after a daylong marathon talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov in Geneva.

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