Pakistan hosting 3-day SCO meeting in Islamabad from today

Pakistan hosts SCO RATS Legal Experts meeting in Islamabad. (Photo courtesy: Radio Pakistan)
Updated 23 May 2018
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Pakistan hosting 3-day SCO meeting in Islamabad from today

Pakistan is hosting three day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure Legal Experts meeting in Islamabad from today.         

This is the first ever SCO meeting being held in Pakistan since becoming member of SCO in June last year.      

Legal experts from the eight member states, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan, as well as representatives of the SCO and Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure Executive Committee will participate in the meeting.

They will discuss terrorist threats facing the region and ways and means to enhance counter terrorism cooperation between SCO member states.    

In a statement, Foreign Office said Pakistan supports SCO’s efforts for regional cooperation in fighting terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crimes. 

It says Pakistan is ready to share experiences in tackling the menace of terrorism.


2 killed, 22 injured in large fire at French ski resort

Updated 20 January 2019
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2 killed, 22 injured in large fire at French ski resort

PARIS: French officials say two people have been killed and 22 others injured in a large blaze that broke out in the French ski resort of Courchevel.
According to authorities in the Savoie region, the blaze started at 4:30 a.m. local time on Sunday in a building housing seasonal workers located in the heart of the Alpine town.
The Savoie prefecture says 70 firefighters were involved to put the fire under control.
Among the injured, four have been seriously wounded. The fire also forced 60 people to be evacuated from the building.
The cause of the fire and the identity of the victims were not immediately known.