New Pakistan in the making-CPEC will create enormous economic and commercial opportunities for the entire region

Prime Minister said CPEC aims to facilitate trade along an overland route that connects Kashgar and Gwadar, through the construction of a network of highways, railways, and pipelines. He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Hoshab-Pangur-Sorab road at Turbat on Wednesday. The 448 kilometer road, which is important component of the Western Corridor of CPEC, has been completed at a cost of over 22 billion rupees to link Gwadar Port with National Highway network. It will also provide shortest link to Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics. The Prime Minister described completion of this vital project as making of new Balochistan and new Pakistan. He expressed the confidence that its completion would create enormous economic and commercial activities and help overcome the challenge of poverty, backwardness, ignorance and unemployment in the region.

Pakistan’s defence impregnable- Successful test of enhanced version of Babur Cruise Missile

Babur Weapon System version - 2 incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 kilometers. It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads. Babur Weapon System is an important force multiplier for Pakistan’s strategic defence. Launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of great value and significance. He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed to the success of this launch.

Journey towards peace- All out efforts being made to consolidate gains made so far during operation

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, COAS today visited Corps Headquarters and Rangers HQ Karachi. COAS was given detailed briefing about operational preparedness of the formation and security situation in Sindh particularly City of Karachi. Overall accomplishments of the op so far and way forward remained the focus of briefing. COAS commended Army, Rangers, Law Enforcement Agencies and Intelligence Agencies for noticeable improvement in the law and order situation.

Two-day International Maritime Conference on CPEC and Gwadar Port concluded-Politico-strategic, maritime economic and security dimensions of the project examined

Two-day International Maritime Conference on CPEC and Gwadar Port concluded at Gwadar on Wednesday. The Conference was organized under the auspices of Pakistan Navy in coordination with Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform and Parliamentary Committee on CPEC.

No improvement in relations with India likely unless latter stops persecution of Kashmiris: Nafees

Pakistan has said no improvement in relations with India is expected as long as it does not change its negative attitude and stop persecution of defenceless Kashmiri people.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated this in an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan's News & Current Affairs Channel. He regretted that the Indian side has missed many opportunities of normalization relations with Pakistan due to its negative attitude which it manifested by sabotaging the SAARC conference as well as the recently held BRICs and Heart of Asia moots.

PTI unaware of rules, regulations and norms of parliament: Marriyum 

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that PTI is unaware of the rules, regulations and norms of the parliament. Talking to media outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday night, she said that PTI's politics is based on baseless allegations and U-turns.  She said that PTI stayed out of the Parliament House for major time period and attended the sessions only to sabotage the proceeding of the House. She said PTI is used to do politics of agitation and sit-ins.

Turkish president urges all sides to abide by ceasefire agreement for Aleppo

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged all sides to abide by a ceasefire agreement for the Syrian city of Aleppo. Erdogan in televised speech appealed for the immediate opening of a humanitarian corridor without any obstruction or sabotage so people can safely leave the Aleppo.

In Afghanistan, 29 Taliban including eight Islamic State militants have been killed  

During military operations by Afghan troops throughout the country. According to Ministry of National Defense, the operations were conducted to annihilate armed oppositions and ensure peace and stability in relevant areas of Nangarhar, Paktika Ghazni, Logar, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Faryab, Kunduz, and Helmand province.

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