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China details on Sahiwal coal-fired power plant



  • Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, addressing a press conference on Wednesday said, "Sahiwal coal-fired power plant is an important energy project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)" reminding "On May 25, a ceremony marking the full operation of the first unit of the plant was held in Sahiwal, Punjab province."

Pakistan Navy begins rescue and relief activities in Sri Lanka



  • In a bid to help our Sri Lankan brethren, as they battle heavy monsoon rainfall causing massive flooding and landslides, taking a toll on over 201 with 100 missing whereas 600,000 displaced, Pakistan Navy (PN) ship Zulfiquar under the directions of Government of Pakistan (GoP), having arrived on Tuesday for distributing the relief goods, on Wednesday began rescue and relief activities, an official statement said.

WHO says 23.9 million adults countrywide consume tobacco



  • World Health Organisation (WHO) representative Mohammad Assai, co-chairing a seminar conducted by WHO and National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) ministry with NHSRC minister Saira Afzal Tarar, educated on Wednesday that in Pakistan 23.9 million adults (31.8 percent of men, 5.8 percent of women) currently 'use' tobacco in any form; an official statement said.

Pakistan condemns Kabul blast that tolled on 90 and injured 400



  • An unknown suicide bomber drove a truck full of powerful explosives, well inside the so-called heavily secured diplomatic area, in Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 90 people and wounding 400 more including 11 Americans, causing damage to nearby embassies, including Pakistani embassy, that Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Foreign Office (FO) have highly condemned.

Indian tyranny prevails in IOK



  • In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said on Wednesday that Indian forces are carrying out genocide in IOK under a well-thought-out plan; Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

Russia fires Kalibr cruise missiles at ISIS targets in Syria



  • Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, about the successful launch of cruise missiles at terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Syria late night on Tuesday; an official statement said.

President directs Sohail to apprise diplomatic community about IOK



  • President Mamnoon Hussain talking to High Commissioner-designate of Pakistan to India Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday directed Sohail to apprise the diplomatic community about ongoing Indian brutalities in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), an official statement said.