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Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama's policies.Trump, a Republican elected on Nov. 8 to succeed Democrat Obama, arrived in Washington on a military plane with his family a day before he will be sworn in during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.“We´re going to unify our country," Trump told a cheering crowd of thousands in front of the Lincoln Memorial after a pre-inauguration concert that ended in a burst of fireworks.Aides said Trump would not wait to wield one of the most powerful tools of his office, the presidential pen, to sign several executive actions that can be implemented without the input of Congress.Trump plans on Saturday to visit the headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Virginia. He has harshly criticized the agency and its outgoing chief, first questioning the CIA's conclusion that Russia was involved in cyber hacking during the U.S. election campaign, before later accepting the verdict. Trump also likened U.S. intelligence agencies to Nazi Germany.Pakistan`s ambassador to United States Jalil Abbas Jillani said that US President-elect Donald Trump hopes to see better US-Pakistan bilateral relations in future.

Host: Mazhar Iqbal

Co Host: Abdul Hameed Tabassum

Pakistan-UN sideline meetings at WEF- New Delhi fueling instability in already tense region, says PM Nawaz

While talking to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on the sideline meetings of World Economic Forum in Davos.PM has urged the United Nations to materialize its promise with the people of Kashmir granting them right to self-determination through a free and fair plebiscite.We are looking forward to the leadership and good offices of the new Secretary General to implement the relevant UN resolutions resolving the long-standing Kashmir issue.India is fueling instability in an already tense region by adopting a no-talks policy and muzzling the voice of the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination.

Pak- India Water War - Pakistan asks India, World Bank to inform it of all future hydel projects

 Pakistan has asked the World Bank and India to inform Islamabad of all the dams and hydropower projects proposed to be built by New Delhi on the western rivers, and not just the two projects under dispute currently, so that the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) could be followed smoothly in future, an inter-ministerial meeting presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.Ministers and other representatives of the ministries of water and power, foreign affairs and law and justice, the Attorney General’s Office and civil and military experts attended the meeting.

Syria – Kazakhstan "reconciliation" deals - Syria's Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' deals from Astana talks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed peace talks in Kazakhstan would lead to local "reconciliation" deals with rebels, a sign of his confidence in a process launched by his Russian allies after the opposition's defeat in Aleppo.Assad told a Japanese TV station he hoped the conference would be a platform to discuss "everything" but that it was unclear if there would be political dialogue "because it is not clear who will participate".

Editorials:

1-Big deal about the inauguration

2-Why blame only Suu Kyi for Rohingya's plight

Analyst on Phone

Dr. Talat A.Waizarat

Donald Trump would be first US President who is facing protests at his inauguration ceremony. He is wildly unpopular among young adults, in particular young people of color, and nearly two-thirds of Americans.During election campaign his focus was towards India but after election during the telephonic conversation with Prime Minister of Pakistan, Donald Trump said he is ready to play any role that Pakistan wants him to do to find solutions to the outstanding problems.

 


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