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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says enemies of peace and development will not be allowed to disrupt the process of progress and prosperity in Balochistan.
Talking to Chief Minister Balochistan Sardar Sanaullah Zehri in Islamabad, he said security forces and peace loving people of the province have given countless sacrifices for the restoration of peace in Balochistan.
Nawaz Sharif said Federal Government has initiated several welfare projects for improving the living standards of the people of Balochistan.
He said Balochistan would be the biggest beneficiary of China Pakistan Economic Corridor and change the very lot of the people.
The Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister of the overall security situation in the province after the Quetta attack.
Sanaullah Zehri also briefed the Prime Minister on pace of ongoing development projects and welfare schemes in different parts of Balochistan.
The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors.
Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy.
The search went on through the night, and there was a strong aftershock which rocked already damaged buildings.
More than 4,300 rescuers are using heavy lifting equipment and their bare hands.
Many of the victims were children, the health minister said, and there were warnings the toll could rise further.
The Indian government has unveiled a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy.
If approved by parliament, the law will also ban people who do not hold an Indian passport, as well as Indian single parents and gay people, from having children through surrogacy.
Infertile couples would be able to seek a surrogate, which must be a relative.
Infertility groups have criticised the proposed law, saying it could lead to an illegal industry.
Thirteen people, including seven students, died in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul, police say.
Two attackers were also shot dead by security forces nearly 10 hours after the assault began with an explosion on Wednesday evening.
Students and staff were trapped inside the university during the attack, which police said was now over.
No group has said it carried out the attack.
The victims also included three police and three guards. Thirty-five students and nine police were injured and about 750 students and staff were rescued.