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A special economic zone will be established at Rashakai under CPEC.
Punjab Chief Minister says record resources will be allocated for progress and prosperity of Southern Punjab in the next budget.
In Afghanistan, fifteen people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Kabul today.
A special economic zone will be established at Rashakai near Mardan at a cost of over three billion dollars under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
According to official sources the government has decided to acquire one thousand acres land for the project.
The special economic zone will boost trade and business activities in the province.
Senate has resumed its session in Islamabad with Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair.
The House admitted for discussion an adjournment motion regarding the recent unprovoked firing by Afghan forces on a census team near Chaman border.
The motion was moved by Muhammad Azam Khan Swati and others.
The National Assembly also resumed its session in Islamabad today with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
Punjab Chief Minister says the government will allocate record resources for progress and prosperity of Southern Punjab in the next budget.
He was talking to Member National Assembly Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari who called on him in Lahore.
The Chief Minister said the government will launch clean drinking water supply projects in thirty-seven tehsils of the southern Punjab.
Referring Multan Metro Bus Service he said it is providing safe, swift and modern travelling facilities to the people.
Turkey will provide ten million dollars to Pakistan for rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons in tribal areas and affectees of 2014, flood.
An agreement to this effect was signed by Turkish Ambassador Sadik Babur Girgin and Economic Affairs Secretary Tariq Mahmood in Islamabad.
In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has condemned the puppet authorities for imposing curfew and arresting their leaders to prevent the march towards Tral Town.
The joint resistance leadership had called the march to pay tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Ahmad Butt, and other martyrs.
In a joint statement in Srinagar the resistance leadership said, restrictions, crackdown against leaders and imposing curfew are illogical which will give rise to chaos and uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir.
They said the Indian forces are carrying out genocide in Kashmir under a well-thought-out plan and misleading the world opinion regarding Kashmir dispute. .
Meanwhile, fearing student protests, the puppet authorities have announced to close higher secondary schools and colleges in Kashmir Valley for two days.
Executive Director of New York-based Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth has condemned Indian army chief's statement justifying the use of Kashmiris as a human shield against protestors.
He has taken exception to the blatant position of Indian army chief wherein he awarded an Indian major using a Kashmiri man as human shield in occupied Kashmir.
In his twitter account Roth said that the Indian army chief has shown a criminal leadership, backing troops using a Kashmiri as a human shield.
In Afghanistan, fifteen people were killed and about three hundred injured in a powerful car bomb explosion in central parts of capital Kabul today.
A spokesman of Kabul police said the blast occurred near the German embassy during rush hours in the busy part of capital where several important compounds and offices are situated.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.
The United States and China are discussing next steps in response to North Korea's missile tests and could reach a decision on new sanctions this week.
Talking to media the US envoy at UN, Nikki Haley said that China is pushing Pyongyang through back channels to change its behavior.
Haley said the United States will open a dialogue with Pyongyang if it halts its missile and nuclear tests.