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China has expressed satisfaction over the security of its citizens working on CPEC related projects in Pakistan.

Pakistan and the United States have agreed to make collective efforts to combat the Improvised Explosive Device threat.

United Nations says humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate.

The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will begin in Ashgabad tomorrow.

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AHSAN

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says China Pakistan Economic Corridor is an emblem of historic ties between the two countries.

He was talking to ambassador of China in Pakistan Sun Wei Dong who called on him in Islamabad. 

He said Pak-China relations are based on mutual goodwill and long term cooperation in economic and defence fields. 

During the meeting it was decided to impart training on modern lines to the law enforcement agencies.  

Ahsan Iqbal said Balochistan has great significance in CPEC project and  it has been divided into northern and southern zones due to security reasons.

The Chinese ambassador expressed satisfaction over the security of Chinese citizens working on CPEC related projects in Pakistan.

Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan and China will unanimously foil conspiracies against China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

SHAHBAZ-TURKEY

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says 300 MW Bahawalpur Solar Power Project by Turkish investors will be completed in November this year.

Addressing different delegations of Turkish investors in Istanbul on Saturday he said he is grateful to the Turkish leadership for their cooperation in various fields.

The Chief Minister said Bahawalpur Solar Power Project will be the first one to provide low cost electricity to the people.

PAK-US

Pakistan and the United States have agreed to make collective efforts to combat the Improvised Explosive Device threat.  

The agreement came during the visit of Director of the US Department of Defence's Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization Lieutenant General Michael Shields to Pakistan.  

During the visit, General Shields and his delegation met with the Pakistani Army's Chief of General Staff, the Director General of Military Operations and officials from the Interior Ministry. 

He also met with the Chairman of the Pakistani Army's Counter Improvised Explosive Device Organization to discuss initiatives, training and other areas of military cooperation between the two countries.

General Shields also visited the Counter IED, Explosives and Munitions School at the Military College of Engineering in Risalpur. 

The Commandant of the Military College of Engineering briefed General Shields on their efforts to train soldiers to detect and neutralize IEDs and other emerging battlefield and operational threats.

Speaking on the occasion, General Shields said the IED threat, is a complex issue that requires all of our collective efforts to deal with it.  

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred another two Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district on Saturday.

UN

United Nations says humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate.

A spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told journalists in Geneva that it appears to be one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years.                

Meanwhile, UNHCR has appealed for an initial amount of thirty million dollars for its emergency response in the country until the end of this year.            

CHINA

China has called on the United States to refrain from making threats over North Korea.  

Chinese Ambassador told reporters in Washington that United States should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue for peace in the Korean Peninsula. 

GAMES

The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will begin in Ashgabat tomorrow.  

A one hundred and thirty member Pakistani contingent has already reached Ashgabad  to participate in the games.

Over fifty five hundred players from sixty four countries will also take part in these games.

President Mamnoon Hussain will leave for Turkmenistan on Saturday to attend the inaugural ceremony.

WORLD ELEVEN

The players of World Eleven cricket team have gone back to Dubai after a historic visit to Pakistan.

They were warmly seen-off by the PCB officials at the Lahore airport.  

Talking to media on the occasion, the Captain of the World Eleven Du Plessis expressed the hope that other teams will also come to Pakistan after this tour.

He said he is proud of playing in Pakistan and hoped it will help bringing international cricket back to Pakistan.

 

 

 

 


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