China’s antiballistic missile test, aircraft carrier launch amid ‘foreign threats’

Global Times Beijing: China this week successfully conducted an antiballistic missile test in a move experts said on Monday is a crucial part of the country’s national defense development that is defensive in nature, demonstrating the reliability of China’s antiballistic missile umbrella amid US attempts to blackmail China with modern, nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles and […]

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Zardari vows to fulfill Benazir Bhutto’s dream

Newswire Islamabad: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Asif Ali Zardari this week expressed his determination of PPP to fulfill former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s dream of defeating the attitudes of ignorance, extremism and intolerance. In his message on the occasion of the birthday of Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali […]

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Shehbaz Sharif vows to advise smooth execution of CPEC SEZs

Gwadar Pro Rashakai: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week said that all problems and hurdles in the smooth execution of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be addressed on a priority basis. During his visit to Rashakai Special Economic Zone, the PM stressed that focusing on establishing SEZs across the country […]

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Senator Mushahid urges Pakistan to follow peaceful rise of China

Newswire Islamabad: Chairman Senate Defence Committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed this week urged Pakistan to follow the peaceful rise of China. In a key note address at an International webinar comprising experts from three continents, who called for greater cooperation and connectivity to combat common challenges like Climate Change, hunger, poverty, and the Pandemic, rejecting […]

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Pakistan invites Turkey to invest in CPEC SEZs

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan this week invited Turkey to invest in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being built under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Chaudhary Salik Hussain, Federal Minister for Board of Investment (BOI) and Special Initiatives, and Secretary BOI Fareena Mazhar met with the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey in Istanbul, the Pakistani government […]

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Pakistan needs to brace for heavy monsoons, warns Sherry Rehman

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman this week sent out a warning for the upcoming monsoon season and urged the national and provincial disaster management authorities and relevant local authorities to take all-out precautionary measures to cope with possible disastrous impacts of the expected monsoon rains. “Pakistan will experience monsoon […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri criticizes India for denying human rights, imposing Hindutva

Newswire Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week criticized India for denying human rights and imposing Hindutva in the country. “Credible voices even from within India are increasingly pointing to this ‘dangerous transition’. Indeed the international community can’t look the other way,” he tweeted. he said though the Indian ruling party […]

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Ambassador Lis Rosenholm says Denmark committed to enhance cooperation with Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Demark to Pakistan Lis Rosenholm said this week that her country was committed to enhance cooperation with Pakistan. “Denmark is committed to deepen bilateral relations through economic cooperation and implementing green transition with an increased share of renewable energy?? Climate Change is a pre-eminent issue for both Pakistan and Denmark Look […]

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Commemorative stamp on 70th anniversary of Pakistan-Japan diplomatic ties launched

Staff Writer Tokyo: A commemorative stamp on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Japan was launched at a ceremony held here at Embassy’s event hall this week. A large number of people including Japanese government officials, academia, think-tanks, media and business personalities, members of diplomatic corps and […]

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Christian Turner discusses enhanced Pakistan-UK ties

Staff Writer Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr. Christian Turner along with Antonia Murray Second Secretary Human Rights of British High Commission met with Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, this week. Secretary Human Rights Afzal Latif and other senior officers of the ministry also participated in this meeting. Both sides […]

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Christian Turner discusses bilateral relations with Punjab Governor

Staff Writer Lahore: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner called on Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman and discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields, including education and trade, during a meeting at the Governor’s House here this week. Speaking on the occasion, the governor said the present government was taking concrete steps to […]

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Turkey’s EU accession prospects remain bleak

Yasar Yakis The European Parliament this month issued its periodical “progress report on Turkey.” Turkey’s pro-opposition media considers these reports to be the country’s magnetic resonance imaging, allowing an accurate picture of Turkey to be seen. The pro-government media regards these reports as aiming to blackwash Ankara’s reputation. The latest report is not much different […]

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Pakistan has a lot of potential for tourism: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Pakistan had a lot of potential for tourism. The envoy called on Advisor to Prime Minister on Tourism and Sports, Awn Chaudhry, and Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Aftabur Rehman Rana to discuss the matters of mutual cooperation in […]

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Building relations with Iran top priority: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Tehran: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week reiterated the country’s commitment to strengthen bilateral relations with Iran in diverse areas and said that building close relations with Iran remained Pakistan’s high priority. “Iran is a very important neighbor of Pakistan, one with which we share immutable historic and fraternal bonds. For the Prime […]

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China generously supporting Pakistan’s education sector: Planning Minister

Gwadar Pro Narowal: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said this week that China was generously supporting Pakistan in the education sector. Addressing the Paigham-e-Pakistan (message of Pakistan) conference here, he maintained that the government had increased the higher education budget by 68% under the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP). “We have raised […]

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PM Shehbaz Sharif’s aide visits Gwadar to review CPEC projects

China Economic Net Quetta: Additional Secretary to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s Office Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry this week visited Gwadar to review the pace and implementation of various ongoing development projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The visit – which aimed at reviewing the ongoing uplift projects and reporting to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat from […]

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Pakistan-UK trade volume to be doubled by 2025: Christian Turner

Newswire Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner said this week that bilateral trade with Pakistan would be double by next year 2025 and in this regard a consensus between the two governments was in the making. The United Kingdom (UK) is Pakistan’s third largest global trade partner, with Pakistan’s exports reaching $2.1billion […]

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PM vows to strengthen Pakistan-UK trade, investment ties

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week expressed his government’s resolve to further strengthen Pakistan-UK bilateral relations in diverse fields especially in the areas of trade and investment. Speaking as chief guest at the 75th Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth here at British High Commission, he referred to his recent telephonic conversation with British […]

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Sadequain one of the greatest artists of Pakistan: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Newswire Canberra: Pakistan High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week said that Sadequain was one of the greatest artists of Pakistan. “Sadequain (RIP) was undoubtedly one of the finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced,” he tweeted.. Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi – 30 June 1930 – 10 February 1987 – often referred […]

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Denmark launches project to strengthen Pakistan’s border management capacity

Newswire Islamabad: The Embassy of Denmark in Islamabad together with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) this week launched a project aiming to support Pakistan to implement sustainable, rights based border management practices in the area of document security and control of national borders. The project ‘Rights Based Border Management in the Silk […]

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