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Development of Balochistan will bring it at par with other parts of the country - 1st phase of Kachi canal project in Balochistan being inaugurated today

The first Phase of Kachi Canal project in Balochistan has been completed at a cost of eighty billion rupees and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will formally inaugurate the project in Dera Bugti.  Kachi Canal project will irrigate 72 thousand acre of land in Dera Bugti.

Pakistan's achievements in eradicating menace of terrorism hailed - General Qamar Bajwa visits Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Office of National Assessment

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa says enhanced defence ties between Pakistan and Australia will help boost their bilateral cooperation, especially in fields of education and investment in regional connectivity and trade. The Army Chief, who is on an official visit to Australia, said this during his meetings with representatives of Australian civil and military leadership.

Continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by India along the LoC and working boundary is a potential threat to regional stability 

Indian troops resorted unprovoked firing in Phuklian Sector along Working Boundary on Wednesday. According to ISPR, Indian troops also resorted to cease fire violations along Line of Control intermittently with direct firing on civilian population in Chirikot and Kailer sectors.

Pakistan’s stance endorsed by friendly countries regarding Afghanistan issue- China, Iran, Turkey acknowledges Pakistan’s sacrifices against terrorism: Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said China, Iran and Turkey have acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism during his visit to these countries. These three countries had endorsed the stance of Pakistan regarding Afghanistan issue, he said this while talking to a private news channel. The minister said China, Iran and Turkey agreed that there was no military solution to the problem in Afghanistan, but it should be resolved politically.

EU ambassador to Pakistan calls on PM, lauds Pakistan's economy with favorable outlook - GSP Plus scheme provides constructive framework for betterment of Pakistan's economy: PM

EU Ambassador to Pakistan Jean-Francois Cautain says EU is committed to promote cooperation with Pakistan. The ambassador called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said European Union is a major trade partner of Pakistan.

Pakistan close to being a polio-free country : Maleeha

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi says Pakistan was now close to being a polio-free country . She told UNICEF's Executive Board in New York that Pakistan has made remarkable progress on Polio eradication.

ECP Issues Bailable Arrest Warrants Of Imran Khan In Contempt Of Court Case

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued bailable arrest warrants of PTI leader Imran Khan in a contempt of court case. The warrants were issued after Thursday's hearing in Islamabad. Imran Khan was issued notice to appear in person today but he did not.

Annual Kalam festival to begin on Friday

The annual Kalam festival will begin on Friday. Its objective is to highlight culture, architecture and tourism potential of the province. Renowned Pashto singers and artists will perform at the show.

North Korea defiant over UN sanctions as Trump says tougher steps needed

North Korea showed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new U.N. sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday’s sanctions, unanimously agreed on Monday by the 15-member U.N. Security Council, were just a small step towards what is ultimately needed to rein in Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

Eight dead after South Florida nursing home's air conditioning fails following Hurricane Irma

At least eight elderly people died in a sweltering South Florida nursing home after it apparently lost its air conditioning amid ongoing, widespread power outages related to Hurricane Irma.

Fire kills at least 25 at religious school in Malaysian capital

A fire at an Islamic boarding school killed at least 25 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur after breaking out in a dormitory early on Thursday morning, officials said.

UN urges Myanmar to end Rohingya violence- UN chief and Security Council call on authorities to halt military action against Muslim-minority in Rakhine statUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council called on Myanmar's government to end its military campaign against the Rohingya Muslims. The 15-member Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, at the request of Sweden and Britiain, to discuss the crisis for the second time since it began and agreed to publicly condemn the situation.

Independence Cup: World XI beats Pakistan by 7 wickets in second T20 match

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Pakistan set a target of 175 runs; Babar Azam (45) and Ahmed Shahzad (43) were main scorers. Samuel Badree and Parera took 2 wickets each. In reply, World XI achieved the target in 19.5 overs; Hashim Amla (72) and Parera (47) contributed in the win. Parera was declared man of the match.

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