Dated: 16-05-2017


Prime Minister says government's policies have resulted in marked improvement in economic condition of the country.

The federal government is spending huge amount on training tribal youth in various trades.

Pakistan has urged international community to take steps for resolution of conflicts, posing threat to global peace and stability.

Peace talks between Syrian government and opposition are underway in Geneva.



Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan and China are standing together for the prosperity and wellbeing of their people.

He was talking to Communist Party Secretary of Chinese province of Zhejiang Che Jun in Hangzhou.

The Prime Minister said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor is the flagship project of belt and road initiative.

The Secretary of the Communist Party of Chinese Province of Zhejiang welcomed the Prime Minister and said that relations between the two countries are based on history and culture. 

He briefed the Prime Minister about Zhejiang province saying that it is an economic hub and historically part of Silk Route.

He called for enhanced cooperation between the two countries in the economic field.



Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited offices of Ali Baba company in Zehjiang today.

In his remarks on the occasion, he said Pakistan is an emerging economy and the Government is striving hard for prosperity of the people.

The Prime Minister said as a result of policies pursued by the Government since 2013, there is marked improvement in the economic conditions of the country.

He said it is an era of e-commerce and the government is also focusing on e-commerce as there are bright prospects for investment in e-commerce in Pakistan.

During the visit, the Prime Minister was briefed about history, working and performance of the company.

On this occasion, an MoU was also signed with the company, which was inked by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir from Pakistan side.

The Prime Minister also witnessed the signing ceremony.



Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives in Hong Kong today on a three-day official visit.

During his stay in Hong Kong, he will address One Belt One Road Pakistan Investment Forum, which will be participated by leading business companies of Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The Investment Forum is being organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan in Hong Kong in collaboration with the Government of Hong Kong SAR.

The Prime Minister will also hold meetings with executives of leading business companies of Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The Prime Minister will also meet Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive-elect Hong Kong, during his stay in Hong Kong.



Federal government is spending huge amount to train youth of FATA in various trades.

Official sources told our Peshawar correspondent that more than twenty thousand boys and over twenty-seven thousand girls have been trained in various skilled centers throughout FATA.

The sources said the government is also providing interest free loans to the trained youth throughout FATA enabling them to start their own business.



The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad this morning with Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi in the chair.

The House is transacting private members' business.



Pakistan has called on international community to take practical steps for ending conflict-related sexual violence that poses a threat to world peace and security.

Speaking in a debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, in the UN Security Council, Pakistan's permanent representative, Maleeha Lodhi, said several state and non-state actors have employed sexual abuse as a deliberate policy to suppress entire populations.

She said we see such grave situation in occupied Kashmir where Indian forces are attempting to crush a resolute struggle by Kashmiris for their right to self-determination.

The envoy said the best way to eliminate conflict-related sexual violence is to prevent and resolve these conflicts.

She regretted that those who commit sexual violence are often not fully held accountable.



The new round of UN sponsored Syria peace talks has started in Geneva.

The negotiations are focused on  governance,  new constitution, elections and combating "terrorism" in the war-ravaged country.

The Syrian regime delegation is being headed by its UN ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari and the High Negotiations Committee of opposition is led by Nasr al-Hariri and Mohammad Sabra.



In Syria, ten people have been killed and seven others injured in twin blasts at a makeshift camp near Jordanian border.

The camp houses about eighty thousand displaced Syrians.



Five people were killed and six children injured when a truck collided with a van on Pindi road in Chakwal today.

The injured have been shifted to DHQ hospital, Chakwal.


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