Pakistani growers set to get Basmati rice hybrid seeds with Chinese help

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistani growers are set to get hybrid seeds of the famous Basmati rice soon with the help of China, a prominent rice grower said. Shahzad Ali Malik, Chief Executive Officer of Guard Agri and Guard Group of Companies, maintained the Chinese scientists will help introduce hybrid basmati varieties with the same advantageous […]

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British High Commissioner appreciates Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace

Newswire Rawalpindi: The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Christian Turner Friday called on a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters this week, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the military’s media wing, Turner appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace, especially […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets Batul Fatima Gulani

Newswire Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week held a meeting with Ms Batul Fatima Gulani, a passionate community worker. “Good to receive Ms Batul Fatima Gulani, a passionate community worker. Inter-alia discussed her project – Compassionate Community Affairs Programme (CCAP),” the envoy tweeted. Batul Gulani is a professionally psychotherapist, a […]

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‘Some Australia cricketers won’t be comfortable touring Pakistan’

Sydney: Chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA), Todd Greenberg, has admitted that some of the players won’t be willing to tour Pakistan. Greenberg also added that they will take advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Australian government before giving the nod for Pakistan tour. “There may be […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese says Italy supports Pakistan

Newswire Karachi: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that his country supports Pakistan as a friend. The envoy said Italy has been playing a pivotal role in Pakistan’s socio-economic development “Both the countries established diplomatic relations in 1948 and since then there have been frequent cordial bilateral contacts between Pakistan and Italy […]

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Empowering parliament is the key

Senator Rehman Malik Except at the time of formulating the constitution or the 18th amendment, which is also hanging at present as bone of contention between Federation and provinces, the parliament has never acted effectively in the larger interest of the public. It rather created space for the manipulation of elections, disfiguring its democratic face […]

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Pakistan welcomes Iranian offer to waive off tariff on agri-products

Islamabad: Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam this week welcomed Iranian offer to waive off tariff on all agricultural exports to Iran and said that Pakistan has immense export potential in citrus fruits, rice, mangoes, onion, potatoes, fisheries and livestock. Speaking to Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan Syed Mohammad […]

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China awards staff for meritorious contributions towards CPEC

Newswire Islamabad: The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan this week awarded the Pakistani staff for meritorious contributions towards the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Pakistani Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor, Director General of Department of International Affairs of NDRC of China Ying Xiong […]

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Bilawal Bhutto to lead mass demonstrations against govt

Staff Writer Larkana: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while addressing the mass gathering at Garhi Khuda Baksh said that his party does not need any deal. He announced to lead huge demonstrations against government from January 5. On the occasion of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s 14th death anniversary, Chairman PPP addressed […]

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CPEC fast changing the fate of Balochistan: Deputy Speaker National Assembly

China Economic Net Quetta: Deputy Speaker of Pakistani National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri said this week that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was fast changing the fate of the Balochistan province. Speaking to journalists here, Suri predicted that CPEC will end the sense of deprivation in the Balochistan province. “CPEC will end deprivations of people of […]

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Rehman Malik urges joint efforts to eradicate extremism

Newswire Islamabad: Former interior minister Rehman Malik has called to formulate long term and short term strategy to eradicate extremism and religious extremism from the country with proposing that Ulema, scholars, politicians, economists and all stakeholders sit together and decide how to run and move Pakistan forward. “The social justice system needs to be improved […]

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Denmark donate over 484,000 COVID-19 Moderna vaccine doses to Pakistan

Islamabad: Denmark this week donated over 484,000 COVID-19 Moderna vaccine doses to Pakistan. The vaccines donated by the Denmark Embassy in Pakistan were handed over to Pakistan at a ceremony here. “The Ceremony was attended by Charge d’ Affairs, Danish Embassy, Simon Kjeldsen, Dy National Prog Manager @EPIPakistan, Dr. Soofia Yunus & UNICEF’s OIC Dy […]

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Italy and Pakistan can cooperate more in the fashion industry: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has said that Italy and Pakistan can cooperate more in the fashion industry. The Italian Envoy maintained that his country could share its expertise in the fashion industry in order to enable Pakistan meet global standards. Ambassador Ferrarese said an enormous scope of economic cooperation existed between […]

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PR electricity valuing Rs 2 billion being stolen annually: Minister

Islamabad: Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati this week informed the Senate Standing Committee on Railways that the electricity worth of Rs2 billion was being stolen annually of Pakistan Railways. The committee met here under the chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Qasim which was attended by Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Senator Dost Muhammad […]

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SENATOR REHMAN MALIK LAUNCHES BOOK, REVELING FACTS BEHIND BENAZIR BHUTTO ASSASSINATION

Book dedicated to Bhutto family and martyrs of PPP Newswire Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and senior PPP leader Senator A. Rehman Malik today made highly startling revelations aboutthe assassination of former Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto on the eve of her 14th martyrdom anniversary. These revelations have been summed up in the form of […]

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Italian archeologists have been protecting Pakistani archeological sites for 70 years: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week said that Italian archeologists have been protecting the Pakistani archeological sites for 70 years. “The Italian archaeological mission in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa archaeological department has been protecting and excavating archaeological sites for the last seventy years in Pakistan,” he said after a team of […]

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Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul freight train inaugurated

Islamabad: Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati said this week that Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul freight train would prove to be a game changer in the region and would boost trade among the three countries. While inaugurating the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul freight train along with Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and […]

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Bilawal Bhutto invites foreign investors to invest in Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thias week foreign investors to Pakistan, urging them to explore the public-private partnership opportunities in Pakistan. Speaking at the Sindh Investment Conference held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bilawal said that the provincial government is trying to promote local production in Pakistan. “There is immense […]

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CPEC has eliminated power shortage in Pakistan: PM’s aide on CPEC

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has almost eliminated the power shortage in Pakistan,” Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on CPEC Khalid Mansoor said. Speaking at the session ‘CPEC in the Emerging Regional Scenario’ organized by Islamabad-based think tank the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) this week, Mansoor stressed that CPEC had contributed to […]

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Bond in Pakistan: British High Commission, Information Ministry jointly host red carpet premiere

Newswire Islamabad: The premiere of one of the biggest movies since the pandemic, James Bond: No Time To Die, was jointly hosted by British High Commissioner Christian Turner and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry at the Islamabad Club this week. The red-carpet premiere was a high-profile event attended by Minister for Human Rights […]

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Dean lauds services of outgoing Greek Ambassador Andreas

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador Mohammed Alashabi, Acting Dean of Diplomatic Corps this week hosted a farewell reception for the outgoing Ambassador of Andreas Papastavrou who is leaving Pakistan after completing his tenure. On behalf of Head of Diplomatic Missions in Islamabad and their spouses Ambassador. Alashabi presented the traditional gift for outgoing colleague to Andreas. The […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese, Albana Ferrarese host memorable evening in honour of archaeologist Luca M. Olivieri

A big archaeological discovery announced Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and his wife Albana Ferrarese this week hosted a wonderful evening here at their residence where globally known Italian archaeologist Luca M. Olivieri announced a big archaeological discovery. This year’s excavation brought to light the Shahi Vishnuite temple in its entirety. As […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo appreciates Pakistan’s first plastic road

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week appreciated Pakistan’s first plastic road. “What an excellent environment – friendly idea. I hope there will be a number of imitations,” he tweeted. In Islamabad, one kilometer stretch of Ataturk Avenue in Islamabad has been re-carpeted with tons of plastic bottles. A multinational soft drink […]

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ADB approves $200 million loan to develop irrigation system in Punjab

Islamabad: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $200 million loan for the development of an irrigation system in Punjab province that would help increase agricultural productivity and enhance food security. The project loan, which is denominated in Japanese yen, will finance the construction of the second branch or Choubara system of the […]

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Diplomatic success as Australia returns smuggled Bronze Age stone

HIGH COMMISSIONER ZAHID HAFEEZ CHAUDHRI RECEIVES ANICONIC STONE Newswire Canberra: In a diplomatic achievement for Pakistan, the government of Australia this week returned an aniconic stone weight id 3rd millennium BCE, having originated in Balochistan. The stone weight was handed over to Pakistan’s High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri at a ceremony was attended by senior […]

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CPEC will boost agriculture sector in the years to come: Pakistani Food Minister

China Economic Net Islamabad: Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam this week said that the upcoming years will be highly successful for the Pakistani agriculture sector thanks to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The minister chaired the Wheat Review Committee meeting on the issue of crop sowing position 2020-2021. The […]

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US should play a conciliatory role to prevent another serious conflict: Rehman Malik

Newswire Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and Chairman of the Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator A. Rehman Malik this week called on the United States to play a conciliatory role in ending hostilities in the region to prevent another serious conflict. He said that the United States has created battlefields in other countries and […]

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Japan committed to provide support to Pakistan: WADA Mitsuhiro

Newswire Islamabad: Newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan WADA Mitsuhiro this week said his government is committed to provide support to Pakistan for its socio-economic development and the effect of utilizing Japan’s strengths toward the development of Pakistan and the region will continue. “It is my pleasure to contribute to the development of Japan-Pakistan […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese for building consensus

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week enlightened a conference regarding three important achievements of the COP26. First, the increasing role of non-state actors, which he appreciated for achieving effective results, second, major collaborations between public and private sectors and third, greater inclusion of young people in the debate with regard to […]

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