CPEC a game changer: One belt one road initiative to bring closer the Asian, European and African countries- Development of economic zones is the most important phase of CPEC
CPEC is helping in improving infrastructure, and overcome power outages in the country
During a meeting with a high level Chinese delegation in Islamabad, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says development of economic zones is the most important phase of CPEC. The development of Gwadar is priority of the government and its master plan will be completed soon. The meeting reviewed the progress of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and preparations for 7th Joint Cooperation Committee. The Chinese delegates say every possible effort will be made to ensure the timely completion of CPEC projects. They appreciated Pakistan`s efforts in this regard.
Pakistan once again makes it clear that peace and stability in South Asia is not possible without just resolution of the Kashmir dispute- Sartaj Aziz addresses the 44th Session of OIC Foreign Ministers
Addressing the 44th session of OIC Foreign Ministers at Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Muslim Ummah must redouble its efforts to strengthen fraternal ties and mutual cooperation to ensure peace, solidarity and progress. Peace and development would remain elusive if the international community fails to address longstanding unresolved political issues, like Palestine and Kashmir. Pakistan has reiterates its commitment to work for peace, progress and prosperity of Muslim Ummah. Meanwhile, the OIC Contact Group reiterates its unequivocal support to the Kashmir freedom struggle and condemned Indian barbarism in Occupied Kashmir.
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Brig (Retd) Harris Nawaz (Defense Analyst)
It is a good news that the Kashmiri youth is actively participating in the movement of Kashmir’s freedom. The killing of Burhan Wani has given the momentum to indigenous movement. It is a fact that peace and stability in the region is directly linked with the solution to Kashmir dispute and international community is also well aware of this fact. Many countries have offered the role of mediator between India and Pakistan to resolve this core dispute. Pakistan will continue its diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiri people.
US business TV channel Bloomberg says the removal of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power will hamper the development of Pakistan's economy
Commenting on JIT report in Panama Papers case, the renowned American TV says the report will aggravate political crisis in the country. Bloomberg's report says this situation will create hurdles in the way of the journey of economic development of Pakistan, which has been continuing for quite some time.
PML-N leaders say their party has always respected the state institutions and courts
Talking to media persons in Islamabad, PML-N Leader Daniyal Aziz says we know well that what is happening and ready to confront it. Talal Chaudhry says PML-N will not allow anyone to fan clash among the state institutions. Hanif Abbasi says Imran Khan has been exposed before the nation. Imran wants to halt the process of fast-paced development in the country.
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