JULY 27, 2016


Newly appointed members of the Election Commission of Pakistan took oath of their offices in Islamabad this morning.

Planning Minister says special attention is being paid on infrastructure development.

Chinese President has urged media across the glob to play positive role in promoting the Belt and Road Initiative.

In Yemen, the government forces have claimed to have regained control of mountainous area of Taiz City.



The newly appointed members of the Election Commission of Pakistan took oath of their offices in Islamabad this morning.

They are retired Justice Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi from Punjab, retired Justice Ms. Irshad Qaiser from KPK, retired Justice Shakeel Ahmed Baloch from Balochistan and Abdul Ghaffar Soomro from Sindh.

Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza administered oath to the new members of the Commission.

Radio Pakistan's correspondent says with their oath-taking, the composition of the Election Commission is complete.



Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal says completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor will not only change fate of Pakistan but also benefit the entire region.

Talking to media men after his address to traders and industrials at Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, he said due to government's measures economy has been steered on right path.

Ahsan Iqbal said positive indicators are coming from all the sectors because of vibrant and effective economic policies adopted by the government.

He said special attention is being paid on infrastructure development and strengthening the national economy.

The Planning Minister said for the improvement of Railways one hundred fifteen billion rupees has alone been injured in Railways.

He further said that bullish trend at Pakistan Stock Exchange is continue and it has become symbol of Pakistan.

Ahsan Iqbal expressed the hope energy crisis facing by the nation will be overcome by 2018.



The meeting of Asian Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Economic and Sustainable Development continuing its deliberations in Islamabad today.

The meeting being held under the auspices of the Senate of Pakistan is pondering over issues being faced by the Asian continent in the process of economic and social development.

Sixty-three delegates from nineteen countries are participating  in the meeting.



Frontier Corps arrested three suspected terrorists in Sangsilla and marav areas of District Dera Bugti today.

Meanwhile, the frontier Corps and intelligence agencies’ personnel foiled a bid of terror by defusing 20 kilograms indigenously made explosive material in Muchh area today. 



The Chief Patron of Kashmir Concern, UK, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, has appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner to take cognizance of the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.

In a letter to Human Rights Commissioner, he urged him to dispatch a fact-finding mission to the occupied territory without any delay to independently verify the nature and extent of atrocities unleashed by Indian forces.



Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on media organizations from various countries to play a positive role in promoting the Belt an Road initiative.

In a letter to Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road held in Beijing, he said media institutions can use the platform to promote state to state relations and boost mutual trust.

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road is aimed at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along ancient trade routes.



In Yemen, several Houthi rebels have been killed in clashes with government forces in southern city of Taiz.

Government forces have claimed to have regained control of a mountain area near Taiz.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has also expedited shelling on Houthi targets near the border a after five of its soldiers were killed in the frontier province of Najran.

A military source said that Arab-led coalition aircraft bombed the coastal defense camp in al-Mukha west of Taiz.

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