TOPIC: Government is taking steps for the early repatriation of displaced families to their homes: President
President Mamnoon Hussain says the Government is taking steps for the early repatriation of displaced families to their homes
He was talking to a delegation of tribal notables which called on him in Islamabad today.
He said displaced people from three tribal agencies have already returned to their homes while the process in the remaining agencies will be completed very soon
The President said hefty amount has been allocated for the rehabilitation of the displaced families
He expressed satisfaction over improvement of security situation in the tribal agencies
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has brought a paradigm shift in Sino-Pak bilateral relations form geo-strategic to geo-economics, Ahsan
Addressing a seminar in connection with 65 years of Pak-China diplomatic relations in Islamabad today Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Asia has emerged as the center of economics in world and China has changed the scenario through its development in software knowledge.
Says Corridor is not only a bilateral project between Pakistan and China but it will establish regional connectivity which will integrate three engine of growth South Asia, China and Central Asia.
Says True nature of friendship was demonstrated when China took the decision to invest forty-six billion dollars in Pakistan under CPEC on the basis of confidence it had on the people of Pakistan
Ahsan Iqbal said China achieved economic successes through political stability, social harmony, continuity of policies and right economic policies.
Government is focusing on indigenous exploration of gas reservoirs to overcome energy crisis: Abbasi
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Government is focusing on indigenous exploration of gas reservoirs to overcome energy crisis.
Addressing a Seminar in Islamabad today, he said presently Pakistan is importing forty-five million cubic feet of LNG and it will be increased to 2.4 billion cubic feet in the next two years.
The Minister said uniterrupted gas is being supplied to industries and power plants. He said Pakistan is importing LNG from Qatar at the cheapest rate in Asia.
"Liberal-Pakistani Friendship Group" formed by Canadian prime Minister
Mr. Shafiq Qaadri, a distinguished Canadian of Pakistani origin, who is a Member of the Provincial Parliament and Advisor to the Premier of Ontario Province, Canada, called on Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Foreign Affairs.
In his welcome remarks, Fatmi felicitated Mr. Qaadri on his appointment as head of the "Liberal-Pakistani Friendship Group" formed by the Premier of Ontario and described it as a testimony to the remarkable community services of Mr. Qaadri.
A C-130 Aircraft carrying relief goods has arrived in Colombo
The step has been taken in line with Prime Minister’s directive to provide all necessary assistance to the Government and people of Sri Lanka, for rescue and relief operation, following the devastating flood.
Pakistan-Iran Chamber of Commerce was innaugurated in Quetta today
Commerce Minister, Khurram Dastgir innaugurated the Chamber.
The Chamber has been established to enhance the volume of bilateral trade
WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT BEGINS IN ISTANBUL
World Humanitarian Summit begins in Turkish city of Istanbul today.
Delegates from across the world including UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon are attending the summit.
The summit is aimed at addressing the fast deteriorating global humanitarian situation.
UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said 130 million people need humanitarian aid in the world.
Iraq forces launch assault on IS bastion Fallujah
Iraqi forces have launched a major assault to retake Fallujah, the scene of deadly battles during the US occupation and one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad's war on the Islamic State group.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, made the announcement early Monday