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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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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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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Japan’s New Richest Person Builds $38 Billion Automation Fortune

Heesu Lee and Min Jeong Lee Tokyo: Takemitsu Takizaki, the founder of electronic-sensor maker Keyence Corp., has overtaken Uniqlo billionaire Tadashi Yanai to become Japan’s richest person.Takizaki is worth $38.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after his company’s shares almost doubled since the start of last year. Fast Retailing Co.’s Yanai, who lost […]

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Kate Middleton, Prince William attend her brother James Middleton’s wedding

Washington: Prince William and Kate Middleton jetted to France recently for the intimate wedding of her brother James Middleton to his French love, Alizee Thevenet. According to Fox News, the royals of Cambridge with their three young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, were all on hand to witness James and Thevenet finally […]

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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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Afghanistan hero Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo awarded

Newswire Rome: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg this week awarded Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, the alliance’s Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, with a medal for his contribution to the evacuation mission from the Central Asian country. “Secretary General @jensstoltenberg awarded the #NATO Meritorious Service Medal to our Senior Civilian Representative @pontecorvoste & his team for their service […]

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Ambassador Nicolaus Keller: A huge supporter of Pakistan-Austrian friendship

Newswire Islamabad: Austrian ambassador to Pakistan Nicolaus Keller is a huge supporter of closer Pakistan-Austria ties.He has been meeting Pakistan officials to achieve the goal of further cementing the friendship. Nicolaus Keller, born 1970 in Austria. Sinde 2018 to date, he said Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria to the Islamic Republic […]

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England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes takes indefinite break from cricket

England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes has announced that he is taking an indefinite break from all cricket.According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), the decision comes into effect immediately.Stokes has decided to take a break for the sake of his “mental well-being,” the ICC said, citing the England and Wales Cricket Board. Stokes will miss […]

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Prominent Pakistani diplomat Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri appointed as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia

Newswire Islamabad: Prominent Pakistani diplomat Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has been appointed as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri is a seasoned diplomat and a career Foreign Service officer with over 26 years of varied experience at the Headquarters and Pakistan Missions abroad.Chaudhri has served at the key Pakistan Missions, including the Embassy of […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo celebrates Italian army’s 160th anniversary

Newswire Kabul: Senior Civilian Representative of NATO Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week celebrated the 160th anniversary since the establishment of the Italian army.“Today Italy celebrates the 160th anniversary since the establishment of the Italian Army,” he tweeted.He added: “To the brave women & men of the @Esercito our deepest gratitude for their tireless service in […]

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Prince Philip dies: His marriage to the Queen and their part in 1,000 years of European royal dynastic history

Jonathan Spangler In November 1947, a dynastic union was forged between the royal houses of Greece and Great Britain. It would be one of the last of this kind of royal marriages in history – a type of union that had knitted together the continent for 1,000 years. When Philip, prince of Greece and Denmark […]

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Senate greatly admires Senator Rehman Malik for his services to parliament

Newswire Islamabad: The Senate of Pakistan in its session this week highly admired Senator A. Rehman Malik for his unmatched services to Parliament, public, and contribution as Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior that has emerged as one of the topmost committees regarding its achievements, making important legislation and dealing with matters of public importance. […]

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Japan awards Wada Akiko for Promoting Pakistan-Japan ties

Islamabad: The Government of Japan has awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for FY 2020 to WADA Akiko, representative of Rumbur Development Welfare & Conservation Society, in recognition of her significant contribution towards the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Pakistan. MATSUDA Kuninori, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, on behalf of the Government of […]

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Harry and Meghan detail royal struggles, from discussions of baby’s skin tone to suicidal thoughts

Zoe Christen Jones, Caroline Linton Conversations about “how dark” their baby’s skin tone would be. A rift between Prince Harry and his father so deep that Harry said his father at one point “stopped taking my calls.” And Meghan, Duchess of Sussex saying she “just didn’t want to be alive anymore.” These were some of […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese, Italian diplomatic mission visits Banbhore

Newswire Karachi: The Ambassador of Italy in Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese accompanied by the Consul of Italy in Karachi Danilo Giurdanella and other Attaches visited the site of ancient capital of Sind, Banbhore this week.Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Syed Sardar Ali Shah, Secretary Ghulam Akbar Laghari and Director General Antiquities Manzoor Ahmed Kanasiro […]

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Japan confers “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” upon Zafar Mahmood

Islamabad: The Government of Japan has conferred the 2020 Autumn Imperial Decorations, “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” upon Zafar Mahmood, visiting Professor at the Department of Japanese Language, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, in recognition of his significant contribution towards the promotion of Japanese language in Pakistan and […]

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Bakhtawar Bhutto ties the knot with Mahmood Chaudhry

Karachi: Former president and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari on Friday tied the knot with her fiancé Mahmood Chaudhry. Bakhtawar Bhutto’s nikah was solemnized by Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Soho of Thatta. The nikah ceremony was attended by close members of the Bhutto and Zardari families and close relatives […]

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Palace cancels 2021 royal garden parties with Queen Elizabeth II due to new lockdown

Maria Puente London: More pandemic disappointment in the United Kingdom: There will be no chance of tea with the queen in her gardens this summer, Buckingham Palace announced. Royal garden parties, one of the few gatherings where ordinary Brits get to mingle with Queen Elizabeth II and members of her family, are off for 2021, […]

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Prince Harry is ‘thriving’ in California since royal exit, ‘isn’t looking back,’ pal claims

Stephanie Nolasco London: It’s been nearly a year since Prince Harry announced that he and his wife Meghan Markle were stepping back as senior members of the British royal family – and a source is now claiming he’s feeling free. Since their royal exit, the couple has settled in Santa Barbara, Calif. with their son […]

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Senior journalist Shafqat Ali presented CPEC Golden Anchor Award

Islamabad: Senior Pakistani journalist Shafqat Ali was this week presented ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Golden Anchor Award’ at a ceremony participated by Pakistani and Chinese ministers, diplomats and experts. In all seven journalists from Pakistan and China were conferred with “CPEC Award”. Those other journalists were; Muhammad Asghar, correspondent of Associated Press of Pakistan in […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese sends New Year greetings

Islamabad: Italy’s ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese sent New Year greetings to his home and the Pakistanis this week.The envoy wished the whole world a pandemic-free 2021 where the usual tourism and business can flourish. Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese said Pakistan and Italy have cordial relations. Italy, he said, was an active investor in Pakistan.The envoy […]

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