Prime Minister Imran Khan will head the weekly federal cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad. A 16-point agenda has been set to discuss in the meeting, some of which include ratification of decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) and the cabinet committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
China's belt and road initiative is getting a full revamp as the government is toning down the rhetoric and increasing oversight. This is being done in response to a large number of corruption allegations that followed the initiative's largest projects. They are adding a number of anti-corruption mechanisms and restricting the use of the BRI brand.
Kashmir Media Service revealed that IOK completely shut down on Tuesday due to the bad treatment and incarceration of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi. The call for the protest was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
The Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the suicide bombings during Easter celebrations in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured another 500. Two of the bombers attacked the Shangri-La Hotel, and others targeted three churches and two hotels. Another hotel and house were also hit.
The administration at Government Girls’ Primary School Mehr Imam Nasheb took students on a field trip of different institutions to encourage them to continue their studies. The students at the primary school are from rural backgrounds and usually work with their parents after school so the trip was a way to get them more exposure.
On Tuesday, the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Polio Eradication identified two new polio cases from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has raised the number of polio cases in the country this year to eight. One of the cases is from North Waziristan and the other is from Bannu.
Sri Lanka remains in a state of emergency after the attacks that took place on Sunday and killed 300 people. The motives and the identity of the perpetrator are still unknown. According to some sources, the government was given security alerts by both the US and Indian intelligence before the attacks, however, no action was taken.
After months of protests, the people of Sudan are continuing to fight for a transition to a democratically elected civilian government. The movement has brought together people from all over the country. Women and other minority groups have been an important part of the movement and calls for equality are being made at many of the protests.
Five democrat candidates running for president in the US took part in question and answer sessions at democratic presidential town halls on CNN. Bernie Sanders created controversy due to his answer to a question regarding the voting rights of inmates by saying that everyone, even those on death row should have the right to vote.
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to make a three-day visit to the UK where he will be a guest of the queen. The visit comes on the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings and Trump will attend a special ceremony in Portsmouth to mark the occasion. He will also have official talks with the Prime Minister at Downing Street.