Addressing a seminar on CPEC in Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain says China Pakistan Economic Corridor will bring economic revolution in the country as well as in the region. He urged educational institutions and scientists to play their due role in overcoming the challenges confronting the country. Addressing the seminar, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain says CPEC will enhance economic activities in the region and integrate regional economy.

Host: Shahzad Farooqi

Co-hosts: Dr. Sajjad, Tazin Akhtar

Analyst on Telephone:

Dr. Manzoor Khan Afridi (Economic Expert):

Pakistan and China are cooperating in education sector with more activeness in past decade or so. A large number of students from Pakistan are going there and studying in medical, engineering and other fields of social sciences.  Earlier, students used to prioritize America and Europe but they are going to china now. Many agreements and MOU’s have been signed between the two countries for further cooperation. In future, Pakistan will be able to compete at regional level.

OIC delegation in Pakistan to gain a better understanding of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute

A high-ranking delegation of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of OIC visited Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The delegation is visiting Pakistan and AJK to gain a better understanding of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and to interact with the refugees from the occupied Jammu and Kashmir who escaped Indian atrocities. India, so far has not responded to the IPHRC's request for access to Occupied Kashmir to assess the human rights situation there. During the visit to AJK, the delegation called on the President and the Prime Minister of AJK who briefed them on the intensified, ongoing human rights violations of innocent Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces in Held Kashmir.

Analyst on Telephone:

Chaudhary Hamid Hameed (Parliamentary Secretary on Kashmir Affairs):

The visit of OIC delegation shows that Kashmir issue has been properly highlighted. This visit is very much important for Kashmir cause. The organizations like OIC will present Kashmir issue in front of global community. By using its all media sources, India wants to pretend that there is no movement in Kashmir. The sacrifices rendered by Kashmiris will yield results and it will gain freedom within no times.

UNDP and Italian Embassy sign agreement for the Mountain Protected Areas Project

The Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation and the United Nations Development Programme together with EvK2CNR signed a memorandum of understanding in a ceremony at the Ramada Hotel today, agreeing to work on a project titled “Improvement of the Central Karakoram National Park Management System as a Model for Mountain Ecosystems in Northern Pakistan”. The project will also cover the Deosai National Park.

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