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PML-N's senior leadership at a meeting in Islamabad is thrashing out a new course of action following Supreme Court verdict in Panama Papers case.
Four people were killed in a landmine explosion in Panjgur this morning.
Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project will start power generation by February next year.
China says South Korea's move to deploy additional units of US anti missile defence system would only make the things more complex in the Korean-Peninsula.
A consultative meeting of Pakistan Muslim League (N) is in progress in Islamabad.
The meeting being attended by senior leadership of the party is discussing the future course of action following the Supreme Court verdict in Panama Papers case.
It will be followed by a meeting of the parliamentary party of the PML (N) to be held at Punjab House at four pm.
Former Federal Minister and party leader Ahsan Iqbal told our correspondent that the parliamentary party meeting will discuss the situation arising out of the Panama Papers case verdict.
He said the meeting will also decide the name of next leader of the house.
China has expressed the hope that all parties and sections
in Pakistan will deal properly with their domestic affairs and keep focusing on the economic and social development.
Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict in Panama Papers case, Chinese Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Lu Kang said this is the internal affair of Pakistan.
At least four people have been killed and five injured in a landmine explosion in Panjgur.
The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.
The Neelum Jhelum Hydropower project is scheduled to start electricity generation with commissioning of its first generating unit by February next year.
It was informed during a meeting of the project's Board of Management held in Islamabad.
The meeting was informed that filling of water in reservoir of the project will start in October this year while commissioning of the power generating units will commence in February next year.
Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project comprises four generating units with cumulative generation capacity of 969 MW.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said fifteen billion rupees are being spent on construction of defensive spur on both sides of river Kabul in Nowshera.
Addressing a public meeting near Nowshera, he said the step will help save the area from floods.
The Chief Minister said a new building is being constructed for Nowshera Medical College at a cost of three billion rupees.
Work on Latamber Dam in district Karak is in progress.
According to official sources, the project will be completed in three years at a cost of seven hundred and sixty million rupees.
On its completion, the dam will irrigate more than twelve thousand acres barren land in Karak and Bannu districts.
In occupied Kashmir, joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement is indigenous and has nothing to do with global organizations.
In a joint statement in Srinagar, the leaders said Indian secret agencies are desperate to malign Kashmir freedom movement and, under a well-thought-out plan, devising policies to bring bad name to the freedom struggle in held valley.
They denied existence of ISIS and Al-Qaeda like groups in Jammu and Kashmir saying there is no role for these groups within our movement.
The resistance leaders said that world has also acknowledged the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and we are pursuing a peaceful movement for its resolution.
They urged Kashmiri people to follow every programme of joint resistance leadership with persistence and wisdom and exhibit unity among their ranks.
China has expressed serious concern over South Korea's decision to proceed with deployment of four additional units of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile defense system.
In a statement in Beijing, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that deployment will not resolve South Korea's security concerns and will only make things more complex.
The ministry reiterated a Chinese call for the system to be withdrawn.
Meanwhile, China has also urged North Korea to respect UN Security Council resolutions and stop all acts that could worsen tension in the Korean-Peninsula.
The move came after North Korea conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.