Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
Prime Minister and Chinese President at a meeting in Beijing have agreed to implement CPEC and other regional connectivity projects with a greater vigour.
Pakistan and China have signed a series of agreements to promote cooperation in different sectors.
Eight labourers have been killed in a terrorist attack in Pushtugan area of district Gawadar.
In Afghanistan, three people have been killed in a bomb attack in Kabul.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed the resolve to further cement ties with Pakistan by enhancing cooperation in multiple spheres.
He was talking to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who along with his delegation comprising the four chief ministers held talks with him in Beijing today.
The Chinese President expressed satisfaction over the pace of growing bilateral ties.
President Xi said that the two countries had more potential to strengthen bilateral cooperation regarding implementation of CPEC and other regional connectivity projects.
In his remarks, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan stands with China for promotion of Chinese initiative of One Belt and One Road.
Nawaz Sharif said CPEC is a core component of the visionary initiative of the One belt-One Road.
The Prime Minister said his government is making strenous efforts for speedy implementation of CPEC Projects and has already made good progress in execution of energy and infrastructure projects.
Nawaz Sharif congratulated President Xi on the holding of the Belt and Road Forum saying the participation of a large number of world leaders in Chinese capital was a testimony of China's growing stature in the international community.
Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment for timely completion of early harvest projects under CPEC.
Nawaz Sharif informed the Chinese premier that Pakistani delegation that will attend the One Belt One Road forum also includes all the four chief ministers. He said this reflects that the entire Pakistani nation has a united stance on CPEC.
Pakistan and China signed a series of agreements in Beijing today for cooperation in different sectors.
The first MOU related to cooperation within the framework of Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road initiative.
An MOU was also signed on upgradation of main railway line track ML-I and establishment of Haveilian Dry Port.
Three agreements were pertaining to economic and technical cooperation worth 3.4 billion yuan for Gwadar port and East Bay expressway.
The signing ceremony was also witnessed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Chinese premier Li Keqiang.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting in Beijing today and discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations.
In his remarks, the Prime Minister said Pakistan and Turkey enjoy time tested relations and people of both the countries have stood by each other in hour of trial.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says the Prime Minister will inaugurate 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Power Plant this month.
Talking to newsmen in Beijing, today, he said the power plant has been completed in a record time.
Eight labourers were martyred in a terrorist attack in Pushtugan area of Gawadar District today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Gawadar Abdul Razzaq told our Quetta correspondent Aftab Sherazi on telephone that the incident occurred when some terrorists opened fire on labourers working on a road.
He said eight workers were killed on the spot while two others injured.
Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Khan Zehri has condemned the killing of innocent workers.
In a message he said the conspiracy of creating obstacles in the way of progress and prosperity in Balochistan will be foiled at all costs.
In Afghanistan, three people have been killed and one injured after a vehicle was attacked with a sticky bomb in Kabul
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games have opened in Baku.
Speaking on the occasion, Azerbaijani Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva said the Games will promote harmony and brotherhood in the youth of Islamic world.
In his address the OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen said the games will help promote of sports in the OIC countries.
In the Dominica, test against Pakistan, West Indies will resume their first innings at overnight score of 218 for five on the fourth day today.
Pakistan scored 376 runs in their first innings.