Italy, Pakistan collectively committed to preserve biodiversity: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week appreciated the role played by all the partner institutions in holding the ASviS 2021 on the subject of biodiversity and circular economy in Pakistan. Speaking at the Sustainable Development Festival – ASviS 2021 gathering held at the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), he expressed […]

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Islam promotes peace and harmony: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Newswire Canberra: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week stressed the need for clearing misconceptions about Islam, the religion which promotes peace and harmony for mankind. In his keynote address at the Seerat-un-Nabi Peace Conference organized by Pehchan Media Network, the High Commissioner called for collective efforts to fight the emerging threat […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo in Islamabad on Afghanistan peace mission

Newswire Islamabad: NATO’s Senior Civil Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo arrived in Islamabad this week on an Afghanistan peace mission. This envoy met army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood. In his meeting with General Bajwa, matters related to mutual interest, peace, and stability in the region and Afghanistan situation were discussed, […]

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CPEC power project in Sindh making steady progress: Chinese Ambassador

China Economic Net Islamabad: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) power project in Sindh province was making steady progress. The envoy appreciated the work on the Thar Energy Limited (TEL) Power Plant under CPEC. “Good news that the TEL 330MW Power Plant Project in Thar Block-II is […]

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Ambassador Adam Tugio launches Indonesian Batik Exhibition

Covert Report Islamabad: The Indonesian Ambassador launched the Batik Exhibition titled “Indonesia Batik: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” at the Centaurus Mall, Islamabad this week. The Exhibition which is collaboration between the Indonesian Embassy, Islamabad and the Batik Studio, Islamabad aims at transmitting inspiring innovative ideas and skill development in creative mediums and fashion industry. […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri appreciates Australians for enthusiastically participating in Covid vaccination campaign

Covert Report Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has appreciated the Australians for enthusiastically participating in the Covid vaccination campaign. “80% of eligible Australians have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Well done Australia,” he tweeted. The envoy, who recently took over the new assignment, encouraged the Pakistanis to get vaccinated […]

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UK tells EU again it may take unilateral steps to protect Northern Ireland trade

Kylie Maclellan and Elizabeth Piper Manchester:- Britain told the European Union this week it would trigger safeguard measures in their divorce deal if the bloc failed to agree to changes to smooth trade with Northern Ireland, saying the agreement had “come apart even more quickly than we feared”. Brexit minister David Frost told the ruling […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo says institution building must in Afghanistan

Newswire Rome: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that institution building is a must “if we want security force assistance to work” in Afghanistan. In his address on the launch of the book on “promoting the rule of law and good governance – SFA implications in international initiatives,” Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo thanked […]

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For Afghanistan, even the west must be self-critical: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Rome: Nobody expected a vertical collapse of Afghan institutions, but the international community must also make a profound reflection on what happened after 2011. Stefano Pontecorvo, Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in the land of kites, thinks of the last dramatic days he lived in Kabul and entrusts his analysis to Famiglia Cristiana, which […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo’s childhood in Kabul and 60 years later!

Newswire For two crucial weeks in August, Stefano Pontecorvo was the world’s eyes and ears inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. And although it wasn’t visible to the global public, the Italian diplomat was also the nerve center of the airlift that took place during those frantic weeks. As NATO’s senior civilian representative in […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese hosts former PM Yusuf Raza Gilani

Newswire Islamabad: Italian Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese this week invited Senator Yusuf Raza Gilani, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Leader of the Opposition in Senate at his residence.Both the sides discussed historical linkages between the two countries and shared perception on broad range of regional and international issues. Italian Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese said that he […]

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The West must speak to Pakistan: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire An interview with Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan, former ambassador to Pakistan and key figure during the Kabul evacuation.Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo still has snapshots of the Afghan drama etched in his eyes. Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan since June 2020 and formerly Italian ambassador to Pakistan, he […]

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Pakistan-Italy friendship at an all-time high: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Pakistan-Italy friendship was at an all-time high. The envoy said vast opportunities existed to enhance mutual trade and investment between Pakistan and Italy and businessmen and traders from both countries can reap the benefits.Speaking to the business community in Islamabad, the envoy urged […]

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Denmark signs DKK 10 million partnership agreement with the IOM to assist Pakistani authorities

Newswire Islamabad: The Government of Denmark signed a DKK 10 million partnership agreement this week with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration Agency in Pakistan to assist Pakistani authorities and build capacity to meet the challenges occurred on Pakistan as a result of irregular migration. Under the signed partnership agreement, Denmark will […]

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CPEC related investment has reached approximately $ 53 billion: Pakistani Planning Minister

China Economic Net Lahore: Pakistani Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said this week that investment in Pakistan under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had approximately reached $ 53 billion.Umar, who also heads National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), said that 17 projects had so far been completed at a cost of […]

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New road to be constructed from Bahawalpur to Jhangra to link with CPEC

Gwadar Pro Rahim Yar Khan: A new road will be constructed with a cost of Rs 4 billion from Bahawalpur to Jhangra to connect the Bahawalpur Industrial Zone with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistan Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar said.He said another new road will also be constructed from the Industrial […]

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Major UK science funder to require grantees to make papers immediately free to all

Cathleen O’Grady London: The United Kingdom currently has one of the highest rates of open-access publication in the world, with many researchers posting their research papers on websites that make them publicly available for free. But the country’s leading funding agency announced a new policy that will push open access even further by mandating that […]

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Germany champions refugees’ protection

Laying the foundation for the protection of refugees: 70 years of the Geneva Refugee ConventionThe Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees was adopted in 1951. It had been drawn up amid the aftermath of two devastating world wars. Today, it forms the centrepiece of international refugee protection. It remains highly relevant – because […]

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UNOPS provided electricity for 135,000 school children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Newswire Peshawar: UNOPS Pakistan installed solar power plants in 1,240 schools in the seven southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in cooperation with the Elementary and Secondary Education Department of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and co-funded by the Saudi Fund for Development and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The project created a conducive learning […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo celebrates Italy’s victory in European Championship

Newswire Kabul: Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo was busier than usual this week – official work and football romance. The Ambassador whose weekdays and weekends are mostly full of official agenda took out time to watch the Italy-England football final match for European Championship. Luckily for him, his country Italy […]

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Pakistani govt fully supports Chinese language learning: Education Minister

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: The government is fully supporting the learning of Chinese language by the Pakistanis as it believes ‘our future is with China,’ a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan said.Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood told Gwadar Pro that Chinese was fast becoming a popular language in Pakistan […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo appreciates Spain’s contributions towards NATO

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week appreciated the contributions of Spain towards NATO.“Spain has been a steadfast NATO ally in Afghanistan for the last 20 years. An exemplary contribution to NATO’s efforts towards its Afghan partners,” he tweeted. Spain became the 16th member of NATO on 30 May […]

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Digital economy growing fast Mark Meng – CEO Huawei Pakistan

Islamabad: As ICT technologies develop rapidly and become integrated into more and more verticals, the digital economy is becoming the fastest growing, most innovative, and widest-reaching economy. It is an important driver of global economic growth and recovery, playing a vital role in unleashing the potential of economic development, driving the transformation of traditional industries, […]

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CDS UK lauds Pakistan’s sincere efforts for regional peace, Afghan peace process

Rawalpindi: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) United Kingdom General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter this week appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan peace process.The CDS UK said this during a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Afghan cpital Kabul, an Inter Services […]

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