Pakistan in contact with Chinese and Korean investors consortium to discuss investment: Privatisation Minister

China Economic Net Islamabad: Federal Minister for Privatisation Mohammed Mian Soomro said this week that meetings with renowned investors consortium from China and Korea had been held to discuss investment. “So far leading investors consortium from China, Korea and Russia have been interacted with, who have shown keen interest in the investment potential of Pakistan […]

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China’s Tianjin Municipality named sister-city to Karachi, Islamabad

Gwadar Pro Beijing: China’s Tianjin Municipality was declared as sister cities to Karachi and Islamabad respectively and sister-province to Punjab to further enhance the bond of friendship between China and Pakistan. Pakistani Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque and Mayor of Tianjin Municipality, Liao Guoxun, signed a ‘Letters of Intent’ for establishment of sister-city and […]

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Italy supports Pakistan’s efforts on health: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that health was an important component of social life and his country supported Pakistan’s efforts in this regard. “Italy had initiated health diplomacy with Pakistan by assisting the country in the health sector. He underscored the importance of global health collaboration and knowledge-sharing,” he […]

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Pakistan and Australia are close friends: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Canberra: Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that Pakistan and Australia are close friends and there is a lot of potential to enhance the cooperation further. Speaking to Covert from Canberra, the senior diplomat said Pakistan gives a special importance to its ties with Australia. “Our relationship has traditionally been good […]

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Pakistan following China to achieve 100 percent vaccination target against the Covid-19: Planning Minister

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that Pakistan was following Iron Brother China to achieve 100 percent vaccination target against the Covid-19. Speaking to Gwadar Pro here, he said that China had been helpful in both providing the vaccines and guidelines.“We are following China. The way they […]

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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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Rehman Malik-led IRR organizes condolence reference for Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Newswire Islamabad: Rich tributes were paid to veteran Hurriyat leader and former chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a condolence reference. The condolence reference was organized by the Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) and was presided over by former Interior Minister and Chairman IRR Senator A. Rehman […]

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Italy’s FM meets army chief, exchange views on regional situation

Newswire Rawalpindi: Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa this week. According to the Inter-Service Public Relation (ISPR), COAS Bajwa and the Italian foreign minister discussed matters of mutual interest, regional security and current situation in Afghanistan during the meeting. They also exchanged views on […]

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Italy’s FM meets PM Imran Khan, Afghanistan discussed

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week stressed that the international community must stand in solidarity with the Afghan people, undertake positive engagement and create incentives for ensuring sustainable peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan.The prime minister said Pakistan had suffered enormously due to protracted conflict and instability in Afghanistan. “As such, a […]

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Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio meets FM Qureshi, regional situation discussed

Newswire Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with Foreign Minister of Italy Luigi Di Maio this week. The talks covered the latest developments in Afghanistan and bilateral relations.Italy’ Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese was also present. Foreign Minister Qureshi shared Pakistan’s perspective on the evolving situation in Afghanistan. Stressing the importance of a […]

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Japan unveils official logo to celebrate Pakistan-Japan diplomatic ties

Newswire Islamabad: To commence the celebrations of Year 2022 which marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan, the Government of Japan has announced the Official Logo for this special occasion signifying historic relations between Japan and Pakistan. The logo epitomizes the hope for further development of friendly ties […]

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Bilawal Bhutto taunts Shehbaz Sharif

Newswire Multan: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week took a jibe at Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Shehbaz Sharif saying whenever Shehbaz Sharif makes a statement his party members distance themselves calling it his ‘personal decision.’Bilawal further claimed: “If Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had stayed (united), it could hold a long march, […]

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Dominic Raab: Pakistan is a vital UK partner on Afghanistan

Islamabad: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab this week visited Pakistan to discuss how the two countries can work closely together on the situation in Afghanistan.He held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa. Discussions focused on securing a safe passage for those leaving Afghanistan, […]

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Misbah, Waqar Younis resign from Pakistan coaching roles

Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis have stepped down from their positions as head coach and bowling coach of the national men’s team respectively. Misbah cited spending “considerable time away from my family in a bio-secure environment” because of Covid-19-related restrictions as the reason for his decision, while Waqar said that since he and Misbah had started […]

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Imran Khan directs Power Division to save consumers from load management

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week directed Power Division to employ technology to save paying consumers from load-management in low recovery grids. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired 48th meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) here.The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Hammad Azhar, Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Asad Umar, Shaukat Fayaz Tareen, Dr. […]

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PDM wasted PPP’s time: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Kashmore: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week heavily criticised the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)’s “confused” strategy to oust the government and slammed the alliance for “wasting” his party’s time. Speaking to journalists, he advised the alliance to first resign from the parliament and then head to Islamabad for the long march […]

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CPEC: Rashakai SEZ to get complete gas supply by December

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’s Rashakai Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will get complete gas connections and supply by December this year, the authorities said.The SEZ will also get 50 Megawatt (MW) electricity by June 2022, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Omar Ayub Khan said. Omar Ayub Khan, chaired a high-level meeting to basically […]

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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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Senator Rehman Malik’s new book “top 100 investigation” launched

Newswire Islamabad: Top 100 Investigations – a book written by former Interior Minister, Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator Rehman Malik was launched this week by Sirajul Haq, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. Due to the situation because of Coronavirus when social distancing and isolation are being observed to control this deadly pandemic, the book […]

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Pakistan urges international community to continue supporting Afghanistan

Islamabad: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi this week said the international community should continue its support to Afghanistan and should not abandon the country in the present situation.Addressing a news conference along with Foreign Minister of Netherlands Sigrid Kaag here, he said he discussed with the Dutch minister, the bilateral relations and the […]

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Bilawal Bhutto questions EVM management after RTS debacle

Newswire Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week questioned how the rulers will handle the Electronic Voting Machines when they could not deal with the Results Transmission System (RTS). “PTI (Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf) is trying its best to steal votes as the party sees its defeat in the next elections”, said the […]

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Ambassador Matsuda extends good wishes for Pakistani Athletes

Newswire Islamabad: After an impressive Tokyo Olympics finished on August 8th, the Tokyo Paralympics begins tomorrow! Overall theme for both the Olympics and Paralympics is “MOVING FORWARD” and the theme for the opening ceremony for the Paralympics is “WE HAVE WINGS”. Matsuda Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, wishing success to the two Pakistani athletes, […]

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PM Boris Johnson holds telephonic talks with Imran Khan

Newswire London: Prime Minister Brois Jonhnson this week spoke to Pakistani Prime Minister Khan about the situation in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister stressed his commitment to work with international partners to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and the wider region.The Prime Minister underlined that any recognition of the new government in Afghanistan to happen […]

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Australian High Commissioner for commercialization of technologies to ensure food security

Newswire Faisalabad: Australian High Commissioner Dr Geoffrey Shaw said this week that commercialization of technologies was imperative to give a quantum jump to agriculture yield and making Pakistan a self-reliant country in addition to ensuring food security.He was addressing a meeting here at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF). He appreciated the technologies of UAF […]

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UNESCO and High Commission of Canada in Pakistan launch cohort4 climate conversations

Newswire Islamabad: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in Pakistan, recently concluded a series of sensitization and information sharing sessions to strengthen climate change reporting. These sessions culminated in the formulation of a Cohort4ClimateConversations forum, with the aim to strengthen climate change reporting in mainstream and digital media in Pakistan. Throughout […]

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Parliament must be taken into confidence on Afghanistan situation; Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week said that the parliament must be taken into confidence on the Afghanistan issue. Addressing a news conference, Bilawal Bhutto, flanked by senior party leader Sherry Rehman and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, said Afghanistan should be warned that any ‘activity’ inside Pakistan […]

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No force can separate Pakistan from China: PM Imran Khan

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said hat no force can separate the Iron Brothers, Pakistan and China, and all conspiracies against the ‘iron-clad friendship’ will fail.In a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, the PM expressed the government’s resolve to timely complete the projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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Muharram gatherings to be held under strict COVID-19 SOPs: NCOC

Islamabad: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) this week issued special instructions for managing Muharram-ul-Harram activities with proper COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) to contain disease spread.The Forum issued these instructions keeping in view the recommendations of the ulema (scholars) concerned regarding Muharram. The NCOC guidelines underlined that all gatherings and processions would be […]

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Australia supports Pakistan to strengthen covid-19 surveillance

Newswire Islamabad: The Australian High Commission has launched an initiative with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to help double COVID-19 testing capacity across Islamabad and the four provincial capitals of Pakistan. The Australian grant will be administered by the Asian Development Bank through the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF).Australia’s assistance aims to enhance […]

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