Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable project
Optical Fiber Cable project, costing 44 million dollars will be completed in two years. Special Communication Organization will lay 820 kilometre long cable from Rawalpindi to Khunjarab
On completion the project will provide an alternate telecommunication route between Pakistan and China and the Central Asian States
The Prime Minister will also administer oath of the newly elected members of Gilgit Baltistan Council.
On completion, the project will also facilitate trade, tourism and IT awareness in the region and generate economic opportunities particularly in Gilgit-Baltistan
The agreement to lay optic fibre between the two sides was signed during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif official visit to China in July 2013
"Government and opposition reach an agreement to form a 12-member committee on ToRs to investigate Panama Papers".
Government and opposition have agreed to form a twelve member Parliamentary committee to review issues relating to Panama Papers, offshore companies, and written off loans.
This was announced by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid while talking to the media after meeting of the government team with the opposition in Islamabad today.
The committee would consist of six members each from the government and the opposition. The two sides would nominate their members from the national assembly and the senate.
The committee will submit its reports to the parliament within two weeks of its formation.
The national assembly would adopt a resolution regarding establishment of the parliamentary committee.
"Restoring peace in Afghanistan- QCG reiterated that violence serves no purpose and peace negotiations remain the only option for a political settlement in Afghanistan".
This resolve came during the fifth meeting of the group in Islamabad
The Quadrilateral Coordination Group QCG countries reaffirmed to use their respective leverages and influences to bring peace in Afghanistan.
They expressed their continued determination with shared commitment to advance the goal of an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process.
The group strongly condemned the April 19 terrorist attack in Kabul and underscored that those who perpetrate such acts of terrorism should be ready to face consequences of their actions.
"22nd Amendment Bill to be tabled in National Assembly today"
The Constitution (Twenty-Second Amendment) Bill is being introduced in the National Assembly today
It envisages qualifications and procedure for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The bill has been prepared in the light of deliberations and consensus recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms.
"India creating strategic instability in South Asia- Could trigger arms race in the region"
India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile on Wednesday.
The short-range surface-to-surface missile was tested from test range at Chandipur in Odisha.
Prithvi-II has been designed to operate with both liquid and solid fuels and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear payloads
On Sunday , in its efforts to have a full-fledged and multi-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system India test-fired indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile
It is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile
These successful tests are clear indication of India’s war frenzy
India is disturbing the strategic balance in the region and going towards starting arms race in South Asia