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HEADLINES

13-May-2017

Chinese President has expressed the resolve to further cement ties with Pakistan in multiple spheres.

Prime Minister says Pakistan stands with China for promoting its One Belt and One Road vision.

1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Power Plant will be inaugurated this month.

India again resorted to unprovoked firing  at different sectors on Line of Control today injuring three civilians.

A massive cyber-attack has struck organisations around the world.

In the Dominica test against Pakistan, West Indies will  resume their first innings at overnight score of 218 for five today.

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XI-NAWAZ

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.                              

ADD XI-NAWAZ

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.

 

 

PM-LI

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.

AGREEMENTS

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.    

PM-TURKEY

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.

PM-POWER

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the development of north Indus cascade is the major focus of his government in order to address the issue of water shortage.

Addressing the Chinese Power sector companies in Beijing today, he said construction of Diamer-Basha dam is the single most important initiative to this effect.

The Prime Minister said water and food security is of paramount importance for Pakistan keeping in view the challenges posed by climate change.

 

SHAHBAZ

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.

THAR COAL

In Sindh, a project costing over twelve billion rupees is being executed to provide one hundred cusecs of water to coal power generation unit in Thar area.

Our Karachi correspondent Altaf Pirzado reports that under the project  water will be carried from Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) to Nabisar for onward supply to power generation unit at Thar Coal block-II.

The project is expected to be completed next month and with the provision of water, the power plant installed in collaboration with Sindh Government and Chinese entrepreneurs will  start generating twelve hundred megawatt of electricity by the end of this year.

MUQAM

Advisor to Prime Minister Engineer Amir Muqam says the federal government has initiated several mega projects for the welfare of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Inaugurating the newly constructed Takht Bhai flyover in district Mardan today, he said PTI did not fulfill its promises made in its election manifesto.

He said PTI government has failed to launch any mega project in the province during the last four years.  

LABOURERS

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.

LOC

Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing  at different sectors on Line of control this morning that resulted in the injuries of three civilians.

According to the ISPR, Pakistani troops gave a befitting response to the Indian fire. The exchange of fire which started at seven in the morning was continuing when reports last came in.

AFGHANISTAN

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.

CYBER

A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency  has struck organisations around the world.

Cyber-security firm Avast said it had seen 75,000 cases of the ransomware- known as WannaCry and variants of that name - around the world.

There are reports of infections in 99 countries, including Russia and China.

Among the worst hit was the National Health Service in England and Scotland.

US-KOREA

North Korea says it will have dialogue with U.S. under right conditions.

This has been stated by North's foreign ministry director general for U.S. affairs Choe Son Hui while talking to reporters in Beijing as she was traveling from Norway back to North Korea .

The comments by Choe, who is a veteran member of the North's team of nuclear negotiators, came amid international efforts to ease tension over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear arms.

KENYA

In Kenya, at least nineteen people were killed in a road accident in northwest of Nairobi today.   

ANNIVERSARIES

Death anniversaries of romantic Poet Moulana Hasrat Mohani and verstile film actor Allahouddin are being observed today.

Allauddin was a versatile actor, playing a large variety of roles. He was one of very few film artists, who acted as hero, side hero, villain, comedian and character actor.

His film career spanned over four decades during which he worked in a large number of hits.

His memorable films include Baghi, Aakhri Nishan, Waada, Paatey Khan, Peengan, Mirza Saheban, Kartar Singh, Raz, Salma, Susral, Shaheed, Farangi, Badnam, Zarqa,  Umraujan and Ada.

ADD ANNIVERSARIES

While, Hasrat Mohani, was a romantic poet of Urdu language, journalist, politician, parliamentarian and a fearless freedom fighter of Indian sub-continent .

He was born in 1875 in Mohan near Unnao district Uttar Pardesh in India.

He participated in the struggle for independence and was jailed for many years by British authorities. He was the first person in Indian History who demanded 'Complete Independence' (Azadi-e-Kaamil) in 1921 as he presided over an annual session of All India Muslim League.

A few of his books are Kulliyat-e-Hasrat Mohani (Collection of Hasrat Mohani's poetry), Sharh-e-Kalam-e-Ghalib (Explanation of Ghalib's poetry), Nukaat-e-Sukhan (Important aspects of poetry), Mushahidaat-e-Zindaan (Observations in Prison), etc.

Maulana died on 13 May 1951.

HOOKUP

Radio Pakistan in its National Hookup at 1605 hours today will broadcast, a Special Feature Programme in connection with the Death anniversary of famous poet "Maulana Hasrat Mohani".

TEST  

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.

 

 


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