Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says peace and development are interlinked and achieving economic development through regional cooperation is the only way to ensure peace and security. He was addressing the plenary session of the One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing today. The Forum provides pathways for economic and financial cooperation, business-to-business collaboration, and people-to-people contacts. One Belt-One Road is an inter-continental mega-project offering unprecedented opportunities and partnerships in energy, trade, infrastructure, telecommunications, investment and industrial development. CPEC is a project owned and nurtured by all citizens of Pakistan and is also fully compatible with our own Vision 2025.

Host: Dr Shoaib

Co-host: Dr Khurram

Analysts on Telephone:

Dr. Mirza Ikhtiyar Baig (Economist)

It is historic summit which will decide about those countries that want to be part of Chinese alliance in future for economic development. The 28 Head of States are participating in the forum. Turkish and Russian presidents also attended the summit. Pakistan’s Prime Minister is also honored to address this forum. I would like to congratulate the nation that Pakistan is the part of world’s largest economic network.

Maj Gen (Retd) Zahir Shah (Expert on CPEC)

China Pakistan Economic Corridor is going to bring economic revolution in the region. The Chinese initiative of One Belt-One Road will take humankind to a higher level of prosperity, peace and stability through connectivity and close contact. Several agreements are expected to be signed between Islamabad and Beijing in connection with CPEC project during the visit. It is also good news that the Chief Ministers of the four provinces are accompanying the Prime Minister.

Pakistan urges United Nations to take notice of Indian attempts to bring demographic changes to occupied Kashmir. 

In a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has specifically pointed out the issuance of permanent residence certificates to non-residents, allotment of land to retired Indian army personnel and issuance of land to non-Kashmiris in the occupied territory. Sartaj Aziz also mentioned the establishment of separate townships for Kashmiri pundits and settlement of West Pakistan refugees to convert Muslim majority of the valley into a minority and preempt the results of UN administered plebiscite. The Adviser said non-implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions is leading to a grave human tragedy in occupied Kashmir.

Continuous Ceasefire Violations by Indian Forces- Pakistan strongly condemned Indian aggression along LoC

The Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Mr. J.P. Singh  and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces in the night of 10th and 11th of this month, at loc in Tandar, Subzkot, Khuiratta, Baroh, Bagsar, Khanjar sectors. Three more civilians including two women were injured in the result of unprovoked Indian firing in Baroh sector at Line of Control on Saturday. Earlier, Indian forces resorted to ceasefire violations in Nikial sector .

25 martyred as deputy chairman senate Haideri's convoy hit by explosion in Mastung

Twenty five people were martyred while 36 others including Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri have been injured in a suicide bomb attack in Mastung on Friday afternoon. The blast occurred at a Madrassa on the eve of a Dastaar Bandi. President, PM strongly condemn the terrorist attack.


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