Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says the multi billion dollars CPEC has further strengthened relations between the two countries over the last four years. The mega project will improve connectivity amongst peoples in the region.

Analyst on Telephone:

Dr. Azhar Ahmed (Expert on CPEC)

This is important development to open a study centre and it shows the importance of understanding China. Now, China is going to be a super power and opening study centre is a good step. China is second major economy of the world and it will surpass America very soon. It depends on our willingness and capacity that how much benefit we get from CPEC. There are immense benefits accruing under CPEC. Pakistan is an important stakeholder in CPEC. It has become member of the SCO as well. These are favorable developments and Pakistan should prepare itself to get maximum benefits.

Asian Development Bank to provide 300 million dollars to Pakistan for financing of Sustainable Energy Sector Reforms program

ADB is appreciative of the achievements Pakistan has made so far to overcome the challenges of energy sector. An agreement to this effect was signed by Secretary Economic Affairs Division Tariq Pasha and ADB`s Country Director Xiaohang Yang in Islamabad. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar also witnessed the signing ceremony. Under the agreement, the Bank will assist Pakistan in improving reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy sector to support the economic growth.

Pakistan raises Indian occupation forces’ brutalities in IOK in the 35th Session of UNHRC in Geneva

 At the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Pakistan has drawn the urgent attention of world body towards grave human rights violations by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. In a statement at the 35th session of the council, Pakistan says Indian government has broken its own record of brutality in occupied Kashmir not only in target killing but also by indiscriminately killing over 100 young unarmed Kashmiri protestors.

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