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Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday vowed to rescue people of Sindh from ever-growing poverty, injustice and lawlessness after coming into power. Addressing a rally at Mazar-e-Quaid, which thousands attended waiving PTI and Pakistani flags, he pledged that he would also struggle for the rights of minorities in Sindh province, which, he said, have been facing injustice and social deprivation.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for the United States on the 24th September to attend the annual UN General Assembly session. He will address the UN General Assembly on the 26th. In his speech, the Prime Minister was expected to focus on co-operation-based relationship with neighbouring countries. Pakistan's ties with India and Afghanistan will be given special importance in the speech.
Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged stand-off over the disputed result. Allegations of massive fraud in the June 14 vote sparked a political crisis as both candidates claimed victory, paralysing the country at a key moment with US-led troops winding down their 13-year war against the Taliban.
Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the agreement signed by the two Presidential candidates in Afghanistan regarding the establishment of a government of national unity. Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement said, "Consistent with our support for a peaceful democratic transition, we regard the signing of this agreement as a positive development."
Energy-starved Pakistan relies on a multitude of dams and barrages to prevent Himalayan rivers from flooding and help meet its power needs, but their failure to prevent disaster four years running is making some experts question their utility. Every year since 2010, which saw the worst floods in Pakistan's history, the country has experienced catastrophic inundations that kill hundreds and wipe out millions of acres of prime farmland, harming the heavily agrarian economy.
A three-member Pakistani delegation of water experts reached Himachal Pradesh town on Sunday to inspect an upcoming hydropower project in the Lahaul Valley, an official said. "The delegation, led by Pakistan's Indus Waters Commissioner Mirza Asif Beg, would visit the 120-MW Miyar hydropower project near Udaipur town in Lahaul-Spiti district on Monday," Central Water Commission regional director P. Dorje Gyamba, who is accompanying the team, told media here. The project is being commissioned by private firm, Moser Baer, in the Miyar Valley on a tributary of the Chandrabhaga River.
By now we all know that the central bank has kept policy rate unchanged for the fifth consecutive MPS (or ten months). Indeed, inflation has come down substantially over the last ten months and if inflation was the sole anchoring factor, the rate would have been lowered today. But that is not the case.
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