Text Bulletin 1300 Hrs
Prime Minister says Pakistan strongly favours synergetic partnerships across regions to ensure socio-economic development and prosperity.
Pakistan and China have signed a framework agreement for upgradation of Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line.
Pakistan Stock Exchange reached an all-time high trading reaching 52,599 points in intra-day trading today.
Kashmiri leadership has urged pro-freedom parties to forge unity as India has choked their voice.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan strongly favors cooperation and synergetic partnerships across regions to ensure socio-economic development and prosperity.
He was speaking at the Leaders’ Roundtable on Policy Synergy in Beijing today.
The Prime Minister said it is imperative that we appreciate the “Belt and Road” initiative in its proper perspective of interconnected development. It is now turning into the centre of gravity for half of the world’s economies in Asia, Africa and Europe.
The Prime Minister said as part of the same initiative under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor banner, we have made phenomenal progress in a short span of time through active participation in the areas of infrastructure, energy, industrial zones and telecommunications.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan is harmonizing national development plans with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, closely coordinating with China for planning and implementation of CPEC and liaising with International Financial Institutions for policy alignment.
He called for expanding consensus for One Belt One Road, enhancing cooperation in development and implementation and prepare a blueprint and roadmap for long-term cooperation.
Speaking in the second session of the roundtable on Connectivity Cooperation for Interconnected Development, the Prime Minister said Pakistan is pursuing vision of a peaceful, inter-connected and prosperous neighbourhood with great determination.
He said rapid digitalization and next generation connectivity are at the heart of our agenda for transforming into a knowledge-based economy.
The Prime Minister said CPEC is creating new supply and logistic chains, as well as manufacturing networks. It has infused Pakistan’s economy with new vitality and dynamism.
He said Gwadar Port, which is the pivot of CPEC, will link up East, West and South Asia. It will also reach out to African and European markets.
The Prime Minister said core of the “One Belt-One Road” initiative is connectivity and long-term development, especially in developing countries.
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.
Speaking at the signing ceremony Minister for Railways Khawja Saad Rafique said ML-I up-gradation project is a historic step which will ensure connectivity of all the four provinces.
The Minister said innovative process has been started in the Railways to improve the services for the passengers.
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.
The Pakistan Stock Exchange touched an all-time high of 52,599 points today, after adding 700 points to the 100-index in the intra-day trading today..
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has congratulated the Pakistan 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.
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.
The United Nations Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting on North Korea's latest missile test tomorrow.
The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested the emergency discussion after Pyongyang test-fired a mid-to-long range nuclear capable missile yesterday.