Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Jacobabad today. Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz Sindh President Babu Sarfaraz Jatio told Radio Pakistan Larkana Correspondent that Prime Minister will address a public gathering. He said it is expected that Prime Minister will announce development schemes, health cards, and other beneficial packages for the masses.

Meanwhile, the Senate was informed that the government always facilitates timely completion of projects. Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal told the House during question hour that any delay in project implementation is pointed out to the sponsoring ministry to remove bottle necks and speed up project implementation. Rail based mass transport systems are being established in all the four provinces under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Later, while addressing the Annual Sports Gala of Imperial International School and College in Islamabad, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says Vision 2025 aims to put Pakistan in top 25 economies by 2025.

Analyst on Telephone:

Maj. (R) Tahir Iqbal (MNA, PML-N)

The vision of Prime Minister is to give development projects to the country in order to facilitate the people of the country. The main focus is being given to development projects in Balochistan to compensate the sense of deprivation of the people of that province. The nation will definitely get the fruits of development projects initiated through CPEC. PM is making all out efforts to bring the people of Balochistan and Jacobabad into national streamline.

Indian Involvement in Subversive Activities in Pakistan- The World Community must take immediate notice to maintain regional peace

At his weekly news briefing, Muhammad Nafees Zakariya says India stands exposed for its state sponsored terrorism in Pakistan. Arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav is an irrefutable proof of it. Jadhav identified himself and made repeated confessions about his involvement in terrorist and anti-State activities in Pakistan. Based on his confessional statement, terrorist networks were dismantled, a number of terrorist incidents were averted and a number of arrests were made. Arrest of four terrorists by Sindh Rangers yesterday is also a case in point of Indian involvement in Pakistan. Meanwhile, Military rules out compromise on Jadhav- Corps Commanders' Conference reiterates its resolve not to make any compromise on anti-state elements.

Peace talks on Afghanistan begin in Moscow

A peace conference on Afghanistan begins in Russian capital Moscow today. A number of countries, including Pakistan, China, India, Iran, and Central Asian States have been invited to the conference. Additional Foreign Secretary Tasneem Aslam will lead the Pakistani delegation at the conference. Earlier, China, Iran, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan participated in the last meeting of the Russian-sponsored talks that took place in February, former Soviet Central Asian states have been invited to attend Friday’s meeting for the first time. The United States was also invited to the event but Washington turned it down, saying it was not informed of the agenda beforehand and was unclear of the meeting’s motives. 

Analyst on Telephone:

Iqbal Khattak (Expert on Afghan Affairs)

Russia is set to host a six-nation conference this month to discuss the Afghanistan peace process. Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and India will participate in this conference. All the participants have a vital role to play for peace in Afghanistan. United States also could play a vital role for peace in Afghanistan.

Host: Abid Abbasi

Co-host: Rana Qaiser

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