Pakistan, Sri Lanka can multiply economic ties through CPEC: PM Imran Khan

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said Sri Lanka can multiply its economic and regional ties with Pakistan by joining China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC). The premier, who was Sri Lanka on two day visit, stated this during a joint news conference with his counterpart Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.PM Khan […]

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NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover provides front-row seat to landing, first audio recording of Red Planet

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds […]

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Ambassador MATSUDA appreciates PM Khan’s initiative of establishing Japanese style Miyawaki forests in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: MATSUDA Kuninori, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has expressed his deep appreciation for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative of adopting the Japanese Miyawaki planting technique in the country’s urban localities to fight environmental pollution. The Ambassador, while lauding the PM Khan’s vision for Green Pakistan, in a statement on Tuesday, said that […]

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Japan donates USD 3.7 million to support refugees, host communities

Islamabad: The Government of Japan this week announced a contribution of USD 3.7 million to support UNHCR’s programmes and activities for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan.This three-year project will focus on education, livelihoods assistance and community structures in the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, benefitting over 240,000 individuals. The announcement was […]

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UAE envoy visits Rehman Malik

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Hammad Ubaid Ibrahim Saleem Alzabi called on Senator Rehman Malik at his residence this week. Bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting, said a news release. Senator Rehman Malik called for further strengthening of fraternal ties between the two countries. Senator Malik […]

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Prince Andrew’s title removed from Queen’s birthday announcement

Kate Nicholson Andrew stepped down from his life as a working royal after his BBC Newsnight interview caused international backlash. Conducted just three months after his friend Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in prison, the Duke of York addressed his decade-long association with the disgraced financier with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis. Epstein, already a convicted sex […]

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G7 has to go down difficult road on vaccines

Mohamed A. El-erian Recognizing that “no one is safe until everyone is safe,” the G7 last week announced additional steps to facilitate more “affordable and equitable access to vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics” globally to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). But translating stated intent into effective action will require both bold political leadership at home and […]

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Italy considering three major initiatives next year in Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Karachi: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has said that his country was considering three major initiatives next year in Pakistan. Ambassador Ferrarese the first initiative will be in Islamabad about culture, heritage and sustainable tourism from an entrepreneurial point of view. The second will be in the Sindh capital where Karachi will […]

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Imperative to ‘reenergize’ intra-Afghan Talks in Doha: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization senior civilian representative in Afghanistan, Stefano Pontecorvo this week met with the chief of the country’s negotiating team, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, stressing the importance of revitalizing the ongoing talks with the Taliban. “Met with Chief Negotiator @MMStanekzai (Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai) today on the Afghan Peace Process – which […]

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Peaceful, stable Afghanistan in best interest of Pakistan: Pakistan

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi while reiterating that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the best interest of Pakistan, this week emphasized the country’s consistent support for the Afghan peace process.Prime Minister Imran Khan had always stressed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict, he added.The Foreign Minister expressed […]

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Astronomers confirm solar system’s most distant known object

With the help of the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, and other ground-based telescopes, astronomers have confirmed that a faint object discovered in 2018 and nicknamed “Farfarout” is indeed the most distant object yet found in our Solar System. The object has just received its designation from the International Astronomical Union.Farfarout was […]

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Scientists manipulate magnets at the atomic scale

Fast and energy-efficient future data processing technologies are on the horizon after an international team of scientists successfully manipulated magnets at the atomic level. Physicist Dr Rostislav Mikhaylovskiy from Lancaster University said: “With stalling efficiency trends of current technology, new scientific approaches are especially valuable. Our discovery of the atomically-driven ultrafast control of magnetism opens […]

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Vibrating 2D materials

Current electronic components in computers, mobile phones and many other devices are based on microstructured silicon carriers. However, this technology has almost reached its physical limits and the smallest possible structure sizes. Two-dimensional (2D) materials are therefore being intensively researched. One can imagine these materials as extremely thin films consisting of only one layer of […]

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Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on CPEC asks ministries to prepare ‘deliverable’ projects’ list for 10th JCC with China

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) this week directed the concerned ministries to prepare the list of ‘deliverable’ projects for the upcoming 10th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) with Iron Brother China.The 31st meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC was held here at the Parliament House, Islamabad under the Chairmanship […]

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Pakistan becoming a geo economic hub with BRI, CPEC: President Alvi

Gwadar Pro Karachi: Pakistani President Dr Arif Alvi this week said that Pakistan was becoming a geo economic hub with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. President Alvi made the remarks when addressing the conference ‘Development of Blue Economy under a secure and sustainable environment’ which aims at […]

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