Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Wi Dong and other high authorities of China warmly welcomed the Prime Minister and his delegation at airport. At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, 28 heads of state and government have confirmed to attend the forum. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is representing Pakistan. Over 1200 representatives will attend the forum.

25 martyred, 36 including deputy chairman senate injured in Mastung explosion

Twenty-five people were martyred and 36 others, including Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, injured in a suicide bomb attack in Mastung on Friday afternoon. The blast occurred near the convoy of Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri. He was going to a Madrassa to attend a ceremony.
Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has been airlifted to CMH Quetta. President and Prime minister have strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Mastung today in which several people were killed.

Trilateral meeting stressed upon need to defeat Daesh

A high level security meeting of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission was held in Rawalpindi today. Pakistan, Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission discuss measures to improve military cooperation. The Afghan delegation was led by its Director General Military Operations Major General Habib Hesari and Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Christopher Haas represented Resolute Support Mission while Pakistan was represented by DGMO Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza. During the trilateral meeting, the senior delegates stressed upon the need to defeat Daesh through complementary efforts in respective areas of operations. 

Track from Karachi up to Landi kotal, Torkham to be Upgraded: Saad

Railways Minister says vision was joined by Pakistan under the umbrella of CPEC.
Minister for Railways Saad Rafique has said the flagship One Belt, One Road Forum would help Pakistan improve its connectivity sector, particularly railways. Railways Minister in an interview said One Belt One road vision of Chinese President Xi Jinping is a mega project aimed at developing a strong connectivity in the region.

Pakistan, Belarus agree to enhance cooperation in diverse spheres

Pakistan and Belarus have agreed to enhance cooperation in diverse spheres.
This was decided during the third round of the two-day Pak-Belarus Bilateral Political Consultations, held in Minsk. The Pakistan side was led by Ambassador Zaheer A. Janjua, while Deputy Foreign Minister Valentin Rybakov headed the Belarus delegation. The two sides undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral ties and decided to boost cooperation in diverse fields including economy, trade, energy, agriculture, IT, defence and parliamentary exchanges.

Expansion in UNSC’s non-permanent membership to ensure regional representation: Maleeha

Says permanent members are nominated in UN Charter and do not represent any region. Pakistan says expansion in UNSC's non-permanent seats is the only way to ensure regional representation. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a U.N. panel, that the Council needs to be expanded in a manner that gives a greater chance of representation to the regional groups.

NATO will continue its support for global coalition fighting DAESH

Iraq NATO has announced to continue its support for the global coalition fighting Daesh but will not engage in direct combat operations in Syria or Iraq. Addressing a joint news conference alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said fighting international terrorism will be one of the main topics of NATO summit in Brussels on 25th of this month.

Russia to fully support resumption of direct dialogue b/w Palestine, Israel

Russian has announced its full support for the resumption of direct dialogue between Palestine and Israel. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a joint press briefing with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmud at Bocharove, Sochi in Russia. Russian President said the peaceful coexistence of the two states is an indispensable condition to ensure genuine security and stability in this region.



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