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Pakistan and China have signed a framework agreement in Beijing for upgradation of Karachi Peshawar Railway Line.

 

Leaders' roundtable conference of Belt and Road Forum is underway in Beiging.

 

Four Terrorists have been killed by Counter Terrorism Department in Khanewal.

 

Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to extend crude oil output cuts until March 2018.

 

M L - I

Pakistan and China have signed a framework agreement for upgradation of Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line (ML-1). National Railway Administration of China and Ministry of Railways Pakistan signed the agreement in Beijing.

 

Commercial Contract for preliminary design for upgradation of ML-1 Project was also signed on this occasion.

 

Chinese side was led by Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng while Pakistani side by Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique.

 

ROUNDTABLE

Leaders' roundtable conference of Belt and Road Forum is underway in Beijing.

 

It is being attended, among other leaders, by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is chairing the roundtable,  elaborated on what had inspired him to come up with the Belt and Road Initiative.

 

He stressed that it is aimed at galvanizing global cooperation and is open to all.

 

SHAHBAZ

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz has invited Chinese housing companies to investment in housing sector, especially in the construction of low-cost houses in the province.

 

Talking to a delegation of Chinese housing company led by it's President Ding Jian Wei. in Beijing, he  informed it about  growing housing requirements in the province.

 

Shahbaz Sharif said the provincial government has launched Ashiana Housing Scheme in this regard which has received wide acclaim from the people.

 

The delegation evinced keen interest in investment in housing sector and in promoting partnership with Punjab government in this regard.

 

NA

The National Assembly, which begins its 42nd session in Islamabad this afternoon, would take up important pieces of legislation and two Constitutional amendment bills.

 

Minister for States and Frontier Region would introduce 'The Tribal Areas Rewaj Bill' in the house as per recommendations of the FATA Reforms Committee. The bill will eventually replace the Frontier Crimes Regulations.

 

He will also introduce another bill in the house aimed at extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court to the tribal areas.

 

Two consequential amendments in the Constitution are also expected to be introduced in the National Assembly.

 

Meanwhile, the Senate would also resume its session in Islamabad this afternoon.

 

PM

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has congratulated the Pakistani cricket team and the nation on historic test series' win against West Indies.

 

In a message, he lauded team and management's efforts which resulted in a remarkable win for the country.

 

The Prime Minister also praised legendary cricket players Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan for their contributions and invaluable services for the national cricket team.

 

TERRORISTS

Four terrorists have been killed in an operation by Counter Terrorism Department in Jahanian area of Khanewal.

 

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.

 

FC

Three FC personnel were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device attack on a convoy in Dusht area of Mastung District today.

 

APHC

In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has asked all pro-freedom parties to remain united.

 

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement, said Indian authorities have choked our voice and now is the time to remain cautious.

 

Meanwhile, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat has demanded immediate release of ailing party chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and her personal secretary, Fehmeeda Sofi, who are in police custody since 26th April.

 

SA-RUSSIA

Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to extend crude oil output cuts until March 2018.

  

The announcement was made after the meeting of Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih and Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Beijing.

 

As a result of the agreement, oil prices jumped one point five percent in Asian trading today.


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