UAE envoy visits Rehman Malik

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Hammad Ubaid Ibrahim Saleem Alzabi called on Senator Rehman Malik at his residence this week. Bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting, said a news release. Senator Rehman Malik called for further strengthening of fraternal ties between the two countries. Senator Malik […]

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Imperative to ‘reenergize’ intra-Afghan Talks in Doha: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization senior civilian representative in Afghanistan, Stefano Pontecorvo this week met with the chief of the country’s negotiating team, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, stressing the importance of revitalizing the ongoing talks with the Taliban. “Met with Chief Negotiator @MMStanekzai (Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai) today on the Afghan Peace Process – which […]

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Peaceful, stable Afghanistan in best interest of Pakistan: Pakistan

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi while reiterating that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the best interest of Pakistan, this week emphasized the country’s consistent support for the Afghan peace process.Prime Minister Imran Khan had always stressed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict, he added.The Foreign Minister expressed […]

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Senator Rehman Malik urges FATF president to remove Pakistan from grey list

Newswire Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik this week wrote a letter to Financial Action Task Force President Dr Marcus Pleyer, pleading him to remove Pakistan from FATF’s Grey List and take action against India for money laundering and terror-financing.Malik made the letter public while addressing […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo meets former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Newswire Kabul: NATO senior civilian representative to Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo met former Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week. They exchanged views on current situation, especially the peace process. Though details of such a meeting couldn’t made public but both sides are happy with meeting and hopeful of its positive outcomes. The NATO Ambassador, Pontecorvo […]

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Legislation needed to control the misuse of social media: Senator Rehman Malik

Newswire Islamabad: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malikthis week attended the meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting.On the agenda item of pension, Senator Rehman Malik expressed concerns and annoyance over the Ministry of Information Technology and telecommunication and the Pakistan Teleco­mmunication Company Ltd (PTCL) for not paying the […]

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Iran committed to promote ties with Pakistan: Ambassador Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini this week said Iran was committed to promote ties with Pakistan.In his message on the 42nd anniversary of the Iranian revolution, the Ambassador said Iran had emphatically extended the hand of peace and friendship to all free and right-seeking nations in the region and […]

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The world hopes to see healthy Sino-US relations

Chen Weihua With the Joe Biden administration busy reversing the previous administration’s policies, there is hope it would also reverse the regressive trend former president Donald Trump’s set for China-US relations.The Trump administration’s trade war, tech war, suspension of bilateral exchange mechanisms and McCarthyist measures against Chinese journalists and media outlets and the Confucius Institutes […]

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Peace a common mission for NATO, the whole world: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that peace was a common mission for the NATO and the whole world. In a meeting with former Afghan Finance Minister and diplomat Dr Omar Zakhilwal this week, Ambassador Pontecorvo said NATO wanted all the groups to work together to achieve […]

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Russia expects US to shape its policy within a month

Moscow: Moscow expects that the United States’ Joe Biden-led administration will make up its mind regarding its policy on the Russian track within a month’s time, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Ekho Moskvy radio station in an interview this week. Zakharova recalled that so far there had been only telephone conversations between […]

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Lavrov, Blinken discuss normalization of Russian-US relations

Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have discussed the normalization of relations between Moscow and Washington during their phone call this week, along with issues of strategic stability, the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Syrian regulation and the Alexey Navalny case, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Lavrov congratulated […]

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Ceasefire key to Afghanistan peace: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said ceasefire was key to Afghanistan peace. In a meeting with Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, Afghanistan State Minister for Peace this week, the envoy said all parties must give up hostilities and make a new beginning. “They discussed NATO support for the Afghan Peace […]

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PDM to march towards Islamabad on March 26

Islamabad: Opposition parties will march towards Islamabad against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government on March 26, Maulana Fazlur Rehman announced this week. The announcement came after a meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Islamabad.Caravans from across the country will leave for Islamabad on March 26, Fazl told reporters. He was flanked by other […]

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Ambassador Nong Rong asks companies in Gwadar to expedite work on projects under CPEC

Gwadar Pro Gwadar: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong on this week asked the companies in Gwadar to expedite the work on projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Ambassador Nong Rong visited Gwadar on January 27 and 28. During the two-day visit, Ambassador Nong visited all major projects under CPEC in Gwadar, including the […]

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Italy continues its contribution to Afghanistan’s lasting security

Newswire Herat: Italian Army Brigadier General Alberto Vezzoli, Commander of the “Julia” Brigade and Multinational Land Force, officially handed over the command of Train, Advise, Assist Command-West (TAAC-W) at Camp Arena to Italian ArmyBrigadier General Beniamino Vergori, Commander of the “Folgore” Brigade this week.The ceremony was attended by the Italian Minister of Defence Hon. Lorenzo […]

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Pakistan, China agree on formation of Joint Parliamentary body

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Chairman National People’s Congress of China this week agreed for formation of a joint Parliamentary Committee for effective oversight of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).They were of the view that enhanced economic cooperation would give impetus to the existing bilateral relations through parliamentary and economic cooperation. […]

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Western misunderstandings of ‘one country, two systems’

Lau Siu-kai – China Daily Since Hong Kong’s reunion with the Chinese mainland in 1997, the practice of “one country, two systems” in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been incessantly and unrelentingly criticized by Western politicians, media, opinion leaders, NGOs, human rights organizations and international bodies dominated by the West.Recently, some Westerners have […]

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