Finance Minister says prudent policies of the government have made Pakistan the fastest growing economy in the Muslim world.



Commerce Minister has said a significant increase has been witnessed in the country's exports during past three months.



APHC leaders have strongly condemned India's state terrorism, as six more Kashmiri youth were martyred in Occupied Kashmir today.



World Radio Day will be observed tomorrow to highlight importance of Radio in social life.



Tushna Patel has won women event of Cholistan Jeep Rally.








Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says government is striving to achieve sustained economic growth to ensure welfare and prosperity of the people.


Addressing a function in Lahore today, he said all-out efforts are underway to make the country financially strong.


Finance Minister said twenty-two international institutions have recognized improvement in Pakistan's economy.  


Muhammad Ishaq Dar said it is due to government serious efforts, Pakistan is the fifth fastest growing economy of world, and  top economy in the Muslim world, which is a great achievement of PML-N government.


He said that Pakistan is a developing country which has a great untapped potential, which if successfully utilized, can change the fate of the nation.


In his address, Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana said the government is taking various measures for country's progress and prosperity.





Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says the economic achievements and transparency in the institutions are being acknowledged and appreciated by the world financial magazine and institutions. 


Talking to media in Rawalpindi today, she said due to effective steps of PML-N government peace has been restored in the country.


Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Pakistan economy is rapidly growing under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. 


The Minister said as for the menace of terrorism, Pakistan of 2017 is much better than that of  2013 as the government's  goal of eliminating terrorism from the country has been achieved to a large extent.


She said that Prime Minister Health Reform's project is the biggest health program of the region. 


Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government is taking bold steps to promote games in the country, which were badly affected due to menace of terrorism.






Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that equal facilities will be provided to local and foreign investors for the establishment of Industrial Zones under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


He said this while talking to newly elected office bearers of Union of Journalist in Gujranwala today.


The Minister said restoration of peace and economic stability have created positive image of Pakistan in the world.


Khurram Dastgir Khan said a significant increase has been witnessed in exports during the last three months. 


He said a reduction in energy crisis has reiterated confidence of local and foreign investors in Pakistan.





Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that China is investing billions of dollars in Pakistan through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


Addressing a public meeting in Lahore, he said that progress is being witnessed in various economic sectors including Pakistan Railways.


Saad Rafique said every step is being taken for the welfare of people.


He said only Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has constructed Motorways and brought huge foreign investments in the country.


He said law and order situation in the country has considerably improved and anti-terrorism operations have broken the back of the terrorists.


Khawaja Saad Rafique urged PTI leadership to give up use of indecent language and pay attention on welfare of people in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.








Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said Army will continue its efforts supporting mainstreaming of FATA as per aspirations of the local tribes.


He said this while talking with the troops deployed at forward posts in South Waziristan Agency today.


General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed to continue focusing on stability operations and socio-economic development for enduring peace in the area. 


He also acknowledged and appreciated resolve of tribal brethren and the local administration for supporting Army's effort.


On his arrival,  Army Chief was briefed about security and stability situation in the Agency including border management and rehabilitation of Temporary Displaced Persons.


He also expressed his satisfaction on operational gains, development works and measures for better border security management.





Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN 2017 continued in the Arabian Sea on the third day today.    


Navies of thirty-seven countries are participating in the exercise. Nine of them, China, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, UK, US and Russia, are taking part in the drills with their naval assets. 


In today's events, paratroopers jumped into the open sea besides carrying out other demonstrations.


Special Operations Forces of Pakistan Navy and participating countries demonstrated impressive Maritime counter terrorism exercises.  


Meanwhile, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited ships from Russia, Turkey and Indonesia and discussed professional matters.




Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Masood Ahmed Khan has urged the international community to take notice of massive Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.  


He said this while talking to media after visiting mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi today.


Masood Ahmed Khan urged the world powers to pressure India to give right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people.


He hoped that Pakistan will continue its diplomatic and ethical support to Kashmiris.





In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their stepped-up state terrorism martyred six youth in Kulgam district today.


Deputy Inspector General of the State Police talking to media confirmed that youth were martyred in an operation launched jointly by Indian Army and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force  in Frisal area of the district.


Two Indian troops were also killed in the clashes.




Meanwhile, Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani and Chairman of Hurriyet Forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have paid glowing tributes to martyred Kashmiri youth in Kulgam.


In his statement, Syed Ali Gilani said  youth are sacrificing their precious lives for the sacred cause of freedom.


The APHC Chairman urged Indian authorities to desist from their rigid and stubborn approach.


He asked Indian authorities to stop committing atrocities and resolve Kashmir dispute through peaceful means.






Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said that his country will continue military operation in Syria. 


Addressing a news conference in Istanbul today, he said final goal of a Turkish military action in Syria is not just to retake the city of al-Bab from Islamic State, but to cleanse the border region, including Raqqa, of the militants.



World Radio Day is being observed tomorrow.


The theme for the Day this year is  “Radio is You!”, a call for greater participation of audiences and communities in the policy and planning of radio broadcasting.





Tushna Patel has won the women' s category race of Cholistan Jeep Rally held in Cholistan near Bahawalpur.            


Results of men' event of the rally have not been announced so far.




In the 6th match of Pakistan Super League against Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai,  Lahore Qalandars were 9 for 3 wickets in 1.5 overs, a short while ago.


Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.








Mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.




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