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DATED: 13 th October,2017

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HEADLINES

Prime Minister inaugurated one of the largest oil and gas reserves from Jhandial well near Attock today.

Foreign Office spokesperson says India's controversial role in Afghanistan can endanger regional stability and is not acceptable to Pakistan.

British Army Chief of General Staff has lauded Pakistan Army's sacrifices and achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability.

PML (N) leaders Maryam Nawaz and retired Capt. Muhammad Safdar appeared before an accountability court in Islamabad today.

Chairman APHC says India has declared a war against Kashmiri people struggling for their right to self-determination.

Turkish forces have entered militants' controlled Idlib province of Syria to create a "de-escalation zone."

Pakistan has set a victory target of 293 runs for Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International at Dubai today.

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PM-WELL:

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says development in the country is only possible when there is democracy.

He was speaking after inauguration of oil and gas well project Jhandial-one at Jhandial in Attock today.

The Prime Minister said no other force other than democracy can deliver in the country. He said we will have to work hard to strengthen democracy in the country.

He said development projects have been completed in all sectors including economy, infrastructure and energy in all parts of the country.

He said during the last four years more than ten thousand megawatt energy has been included in the national grid. He said that one hundred and three discoveries have been made in the oil and gas sector during the last four years. He said similarly eight hundred and fifty million cubic feet gas that is 22 percent of the total gas production has been added in the system during the tenure of the present government.

He said all the  sectors are being provided uninterrupted gas supply twenty four hours a day.

 

He said that unparalleled development projects have been completed during the tenure of the present government in all sectors.

The Prime Minister said the project will open new avenues of progress and development in the region by boosting business and creating new job opportunities.

He announced gas supply schemes for all the areas of the region.

 PM-STAMP

Speaking at a launching ceremony of a commemorative postage stamp in honour of late Maulana Mufti Mahmood in Islamabad today, Prime Minister said democracy is vital for progress and prosperity of the country.

The stamp has been launched in recognition of his invaluable religious and political services. 

Speaking on the occasion, JUI(F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman thanked the Prime Minister and the Postal Services Ministry for recognizing services and role of Maulana Mufti Mahmood in national affairs.

PM-RUSSIA

Talking to Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Yury Sentyurin in Islamabad, the Prime Minister said economic outlook of Pakistan has altogether changed in the last four years which is being acknowledged globally.

He said our Investment Policy has been designed to provide a comprehensive framework for creating a conducive business environment for the attraction of foreign direct investment.  

Later, the Prime Minister also witnessed signing of Inter-Governmental agreement between Pakistan and Russia for supply of gas.

AHSAN-ECONOMY

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said Pakistan's economy is stable and much better than it was in 2013.

In a statement, he said tax collection has almost doubled due to effective policies of the government.

The Minister said the biggest development budget in the history of Pakistan is being implemented in the country.

He said sufficient resources are also being provided for security operations.

Ahsan Iqbal said there is no need of going for an IMF programme as Pakistan's economy is functioning well.

 

SARTAJ

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz has said that welfare of common man will be taken care of in achieving sustainable development goals.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad today, he said peace, welfare of the common masses, development, progress, and partnership are the basic pillars of SDGs.

ZAKARIYA

Pakistan has once again made it clear that any expanded Indian role in Afghanistan will not be in the interest of the region.  

At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya reminded that India is engaged in using the terrorist outfits against Pakistan.

He said we have provided credible evidence in this regard.

He said Pakistan has always emphasized for an Afghan owned and Afghan led reconciliation process for the resolution of the conflict.

Describing yesterday's meeting with the US delegation constructive and fruitful, the spokesperson said both the sides have agreed to remain engaged to address the common challenges. 

Highlighting the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, Nafees Zakariya said expeditious resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UNSC resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people are imperative.                 

COAS

Chief of General Staff UK Army General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi today. 

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army's achievements in fight against terrorism and continued efforts for peace and stability in the region.

He said UK greatly appreciates Pakistan's sacrifices in this regard.

Matters of mutual interest including strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two Armies were discussed during the meeting.

COURT

Accountability Court Islamabad today adjourned hearing of references against Sharif family without proceeding. 

 

PML(N) leaders Maryum Nawaz and retired Capt. Muhammad Safdar appeared before the court but judge Muhammad Bashir adjourned the hearing till Thursday next.

SENATE DELEGATION

A parliamentary delegation of the Upper House led by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has left for Russia to attend five-day 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union beginning at Saint Petersburg from tomorrow.

The delegation will also participate in the coordination committee of IPU prior to formal session of the union. 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India has declared a war against innocent people of the territory while as international community instead of taking any serious note of this is acting as a mute spectator.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that during the past several decades Kashmiris while nourishing their freedom movement and demanding their right to self-determination had presented huge sacrifices.

IDLB

Turkish forces have entered the militants' controlled Idlib province of Syria to create a "de-escalation zone."

The operation is part of efforts by Turkey, along with Russia and Iran, to set up a de-escalation zone in line with accords signed in the Astana peace process aimed at ending the Syrian civil war.

ODI

In the first One Day Internationl of five-match series against Pakistan at Dubai, Sri Lanka were ______ for ____ in ____ overs a short while ago.

Earlier,  batting first  Pakistan  scored 292 runs for the loss of six wickets in stipulated fifty overs.

Babar Azam remained the top scorer with 103 runs.

HOCKEY

In the 10th Asia Cup Hockey tournament in Bangladesh, the match between Pakistan and Japan ended in a 2-2 draw.

Pakistan will play its next match with India on Sunday.

 

WEATHER:

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twenty four hours.

However, rain- with thunderstorm is expected at a few places in Malakand division, upper FATA, Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan.

 

 

 


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