Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the government is focused on institutional reforms, achieving good governance and rationalizing the taxation structure.He was talking to President Alibaba Group Michael Evens in Islamabad.He explicated that Pakistan has achieved economic stability over the last three years and is now amongst the fastest growing economies of the region.Michael Evens said he has been very impressed to see how the use of IT and Telecommunications had grown in Pakistan and provides vital base for expansion of e-commerce in the country.

Topic : PM to Inaugurate Bhikki Power generation project of 1180 megawatt - Seven hundred and seventeen megawatts of electricity will be added in the National Grid.

Bhikki Power generation project of 1180 megawatt is being inaugurated near Sheikhupura.
Seven hundred and seventeen megawatts of electricity will be added in the national grid.
The project has been completed in a record eighteen months time while fifty billion rupees saved due to transparent tendering.

Topic : Babri Masjid Case- Former Indian Home Minister, Other BJP Leaders to Be Tried For Conspiracy

The Indian Supreme Court announced its decision in Babri Masjid demolition case.The court ruled that former Indian Home Minister LK Advani and other BJP leaders, including Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, will be tried for criminal conspiracy in the case.The court directed to start proceeding in the case within four weeks.The Apex court gave the verdict in a CBI appeal against the judgment of Allahabad High Court in the case.

Topic : 13 Indians reported killed in U.S. MOAB bombing

An Afghanistan-based news agency said on Tuesday that 13 Indians were killed in the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) attack by the U.S. military in Achin district of Nangarhar province last week. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said it was not sure of the claims and was still verifying it.Last year, as a well thought-out conspiracy, 21 men, women and children from Kerala had left for Afghanistan via Iran to live in the IS-controlled territory. Mainly comprising defectors from Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP), the Wilayat Khorasan of Islamic State in Afghanistan came into existence in 2015.

Topic 05:US will counter any North Korean attack with an "overwhelming and effective" response: Pence

Mike Pence vowed , as he stood on the deck of a massive American aircraft carrier docked in Japan.Donald Trump's deputy is in the region to reassure allies fretting over Pyongyang's quickening missile programme, and its apparent readiness to carry out another banned nuclear test in its quest to develop an atomic weapon that can hit the US mainland.Pence, whose visit started in South Korea the day after the failed launch by North Korea of what analysts said could have been a new missile, said the threat from the isolated regime was growing.

Topic : UK parliament votes on snap election in Brexit's shadow

Britain's parliament votes  on holding a snap election in June, as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to make strong gains against the opposition ahead of gruelling Brexit negotiations.
May, who made the shock call for an early election , needs to bolster her narrow majority of 17 seats ahead of likely tortuous talks with Brussels that could re-open old wounds within her Conservative Party.The small Liberal Democrats opposition party is meanwhile hoping to emerge as a haven for pro-European voters distraught after last June's referendum to quit the European Union, gearing up to campaign against a "hard Brexit" that would take Britain out of Europe's single market.

Topic: CHINA, EU with both eager to push a message of free trade and open engagement with the world.

China and the European Union (EU) are holding their first high-level talks with both eager to push a message of free trade and open engagement with the world.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will co-chair the Seventh EU-China Strategic Dialogue in Beijing today with State Councilor Yang Jiechi, China's highest-ranking diplomat.They will discuss cooperation on issues such as climate change, as well as regional and security issues.The dialogue comes ahead of an EU-China summit scheduled for Brussels in June.

Topic :Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing

The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns resumed after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children.Dozens of buses from the government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya, which have been under crippling siege for more than two years, reached the edge of the rebel-held transit point of Rashidin outside government-held second city Aleppo.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the hard-won evacuation deal was back under way.

Topic :In Marib province of Yemen 12 Saudi Soldiers die in a Helicopter Crash

In Yemen, twelve Saudi soldiers have died in a helicopter crash in Marib province.
The Yemen defence ministry says the helicopter had misread the air defence system, which resulted in its destruction before landing.Meanwhile Saudi Arabia has said it is too early to say what caused the crash and it is still investigating.

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