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HEADLINES

 NOVEMBER 26, 2016

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Prime Minister says regional connectivity and economic integration are key pillars of Pakistan's foreign policy.

Punjab Chief Minister says China Pakistan Economic Corridor will change the course of history.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is establishing seventeen Industrial Economic Zones in different parts of the province.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has died.   

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PM ADDRESS:

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said regional connectivity and economic integration are key pillars of Pakistan's foreign policy.

Addressing the two-day International Conference on Sustainable Transport in Ashgabat today, he said in the emerging global and regional environment Pakistan is happy to play its role as gateway to Central Asia.

Prime Minister said peaceful neighbourhood has remained norm of Pakistan`s foreign policy and no development policies can yield fruit without peace and security.

He said transport sector is given special attention for achieving goals of development.

Nawaz Sharif said work is in progress for upgradation of Pakistan Railway.

He said TAPI and KASA 1000 projects can fulfill energy demands.

Nawaz Sharif said CPEC will connect central Asia, South Asia and Middle East.

Addressing the conference, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said modern transport is helpful in stabilizing global relations at regional and international levels.

He said Turkmenistan is pursuing effective policy for developing the transport system and has presented two drafts in the General Assembly.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in his address said modern transpoortation is imperative for bolstering international relations and overall progress of the global community.

 

PM-ASHGABAT:

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of international Sustainable Transport conference in Ashgabat today. 

Bilateral relations between the two countries and regional issues came up in the meeting.

Earlier talking to newsmen at breakfast in Ashgabat the Prime Minister said one political party is doing politics to take the country backward instead of taking  forward.

He regretted some political parties are doing politics of 1990s.

He said PML-N accepted results of elections even during the rule of Pervaiz Musharraf.

Prime Minister said despite majority we let the National Party to form its government in Balochistan for the sake of country.

 

PM MONUEMENT:

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid visit to independence monuement of Turkemenistan in Asghabat.

He along with other international leaders and UN Secretary General laid floral wreath at the monuement.

                              

SHAHBAZ:

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said China Pakistan Economic Corridor will change the course of history.

In a statement in Lahore today, he said CPEC will bring prosperity and development in the region.

He said under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif the incumbent government will complete CPEC projects.

The Chief Minister said neighboring countries are showing keen interest in CPEC which is very good for Pakistan.

 

ZONES:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is establishing seventeen Industrial Economic Zones in different parts of the province.

Official sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent  the estimated cost of the project is about thirty three billion rupees.

The project is part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

 

SINDH-ROZGAR:

Sindh government has launched a website for maintaining merit and transparency in recruitment process with the address www.sindhrozgar.gov.pk.

An official of Sindh Information Technology Department told Radio Pakistan that so far around 5000 applicants have registered themselves on the website.

He added that through the website, registered applicants would be able to get detailed information about the government job advertisements.

PAF:

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif paid a farewell visit to Air Headquarters, Islamabad today.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman welcomed him at air headquarters.

Air Chief lauded General Raheel’s services in strengthening defence of Pakistan and contributing towards an unprecedented tri-service synergy.

 

KASHMIR:

In occupied Kashmir, Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani, has said India is escalating tension on the Line of Control to divert world attention from the ongoing uprising in the territory.

In a statement in Srinagar, he expressed deep concern over the loss of precious lives in the recent Indian shelling on the LoC.

He said attacking the common people, passenger buses and ambulances by the Indian forces is the most cowardice act.

 

CASTRO:

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90 in Havana.

He had been in poor health for many years.

He remained president of the Caribbean island for more than 30 years.

TEST:

On the second day of second cricket Test against New Zealand at Hamilton, Pakistan made 76 for 5 at stump today.

Earlier, New Zealand in their first innings were all out for 271.


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