Prime Minister visited Quetta today to review the situation after last night's dastardly terrorist attack.

Pakistan People's Party leaders say PTI Chairman cannot bring change through conspiracies.

A World Bank report says Pakistan is more business-friendly country today for small and medium enterprizes.

Finance Minister says government is focusing on development of energy and infrastructure projects to facilitate the people.

Hurriyet leadership says the United Nations is morally bound to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.

Pakistan beat West Indies by 133 runs in the second test at Abu Dhabi winning three-match series.



A high-level meeting with the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair today reviewed the situation after last night's terrorist attack on Police Training College in Quetta.


During the meeting, various aspects of the deadly terrorists attack on PTC were discussed.


The overall law and order situation in the province also came under discussion.


Earlier, the Prime Minister visited Civil Hospital Quetta and inquired after the health of security personnel injured in the tragic incident.


He directed the authorities concerned to provide the best possible medical assistance to the injured.  



Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited the Police Training College in Quetta.


He met police, army and FC personnel who carried out operation to neutralize and eliminate terrorists who attacked the Police Training College.


Army Chief appreciated the morale, courage and determination of security forces personnel for preventing further damages and saving many lives.


Army Chief General Raheel Sharif announced gallantry awards for Captain Roohullah Shaheed and injured Naib Subedar Muhammad Ali for their bravery during anti-terrorists operation at Police Training Centre in Quetta last night. 


Captain Roohallah shaheed has been awarded Tamgha-e-Jurrat and Naib Subedar Muhammad Ali Tamgha Basalat.



The United Nations and world community have strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Quetta.


In a statement, United Nations Pakistan Humanitarian Coordinator Angela Kearney extended her deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of all those who lost their lives or injured in the brutal terror attack.


Russian President Vladimir Putin, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan Abdullah Marzouk Al Zahrani have also condemned the terrorist attack and prayed for early recovery of the injured.           



A broad-based national counter extremism policy will be formulated soon. 


This was stated by Convener Steering Committee on formulation of National Counter Extremism Policy Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed while chairing a meeting of the committee in Islamabad.


He said it is time that a comprehensive national doable framework be introduced to root out the menace of terrorism and extremism from the society.



Sindh Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro says there is no danger to democracy and PTI Chairman Imran Khan must know that 58-2B is not part of constitution now.


Addressing a news conference in Karachi today, he said Imran Khan is talking about third power despite being a political leader, which does not suit him.


About the Quetta terrorist attack, Nisar Khuhro said entire nation is united against terrorists.


Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Maula Bux Chandio said PTI Chairman can not bring change through conspiracy and it will not be accepted by the masses.




World Bank Group's Doing Business Report 2017 has listed

Pakistan among the the top ten reformers in the world.


The report said Pakistan's performance has improved, indicating that the country is now more business-friendly for small and medium sized enterprises. 


According to the report, various economic reforms have been spearheaded by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on the Ease of Doing Business through development and implementation of a National Doing Business Reform Strategy. 



Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Pakistan is looking forward to work together with China and other regional countries to make Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation a success. 


Talking to Chinese delegation, headed by Vice Minister for Finance China Mr. Liu Kun in Islamabad today, he said the joint initiative of CPEC will bring shared prosperity to Pakistan and China and other regional countries shall also benefit from it.



Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says China Pakistan Economic Corridor has made Pakistan  land of opportunity and best country for investment.


Addressing a photo exhibition in Islamabad today to mark fiftieth anniversary of Asian Development Bank's contribution in the development of the motherland, he said that Pakistan is a development hub of Asian countries in the world.


Ahsan Iqbal appreciated role of ADB for infrastructure development in Pakistan.


He said Karachi-Peshawar Line, ML-1, will bring revolution in the development of Pakistan Railways.




The 15th Ministerial Conference of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation is being held in Islamabad tomorrow to enhance cooperation in different fields.


The agenda of the conference is 'Linking Connectivity with Economic transformation in CAREC'.



Chief Justice Supreme Court, Anwar Zaheer Jamali has said Pakistan and Iran can take advantage by sharing the experiences and knowledge in different fields.


He said this while talking to a seven member Iranian delegation headed by their Attorney General Seyyed Muhammad Jafar Montazeri in Islamabad today.         




National Accountability Bureau Chairman  Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has said that NAB has been endeavouring for the elimination of corruption from the country.


He was talking to Iranian Attorney General Syed Jafer Montazeri in Islamabad today.




Radio Republik Indonesia has won the election of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Administrative Council.


Pakistan nominated Radio Republik Indonesia for the seat during elections in Bali.


Mr Ko Dae-young of Korean Broadcasting Service has been elected as President ABU for next 3 years.



In Occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the United Nations is morally bound to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.


In a statement in Srinagar, he said it is a moral obligation of the UN to impress upon India to ascertain the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir about their political destiny through a free and fair plebiscite.



Former Chief Minister of Indian Held Kashmir Farooq Abdullah says the situation in Kashmir is being mishandled.


In an interview he said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no interest in the Kashmir issue.


He said the incident of Burhan Wani has increased tensions in the held territory, which was further aggravated by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.




In the Asian Hockey Championship Trophy at Kuantan in Malaysia today Pakistan beat Japan by 4-3.




Pakistan beat West Indies by 133 runs in the second Test at Abu Dhabi today winning the three-match series two-Nil.


Chasing the target of 456 runs on fifth and last day, the West Indies were all-out on 322 runs.


For Pakistan Yasir Shah grabbed six wickets. He was also declared man of the match for his 10-wicket haul.



Pakistan: 452 and 227 for 2 declared.

West Indies 224 and 322.




Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next twenty-four hours.


However, partly cloudy weather with chances of rain and thunderstorm is expected in Malakand Division and Gilgit-Baltistan.



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