Federal govt has brought destruction: Bilawal Bhutto

Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan was trying to turn all institutions of the country into the PTI’s Tiger Force. “It [PTI government] has not brought a change, but destruction,” he said while addressing a PPP rally at Karachi’s Bagh-e-Jinnah organised to commemorate those […]

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China calls on BRI countries to work for sustainable transport

Gwadar Pro Beijing: The UN Sustainable Transport Conference was held in Beijing this week, with government leaders, industry experts, and civil society groups charting a sustainable pathway forward. “President Xi Jinping announced that China will establish the China International Sustainable Transport Innovation and Knowledge Center, which will give a strong boost to the development of […]

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Japan, France to hold 2-plus-2 security talks this year

Newswire Tokyo: Japan and France plan to hold security talks involving their foreign and defense ministers within the year, the French government said this week. Sources knowledgeable about the matter said the so-called two-plus-two talks will be held in the Japanese capital, likely between late November and early December. France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian […]

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Russia asks US to lift all restrictions from foreign missions

Moscow: Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov at a meeting with the visiting US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland invited the United States to lift all restrictions from the operation of Russian and US foreign missions in a reciprocal move. “The current condition and prospects of bilateral relations were discussed. Special […]

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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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Abbott’s real message to Taiwan: fight for yourself and do not expect substantial protection from the US and its allies

Hu Xijin After his visit to the island of Taiwan, former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott published on The Australian newspaper on Sunday an edited version of a speech he delivered in the island. The article has a provocative headline “My message to Taiwan: get ready to fight.” It advocates that “the best way to […]

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China to US: Stop supporting ‘Taiwan independence’

China Economic Net Beijing: The United States should stop supporting “Taiwan independence” separatist forces and take concrete actions to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said this week. Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to a query about a relevant statement issued by U.S. State Department spokesperson […]

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PPP to form govt in centre, provinces if fair polls held: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Kotli: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this week that if fair and transparent elections are held in the country, his party will form governments in Centre and all four provinces. Addressing a public rally in Kotli, he said that the ‘puppet’ government in Azad Kashmir was busy in conspiracies against […]

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Rehman Malik demands truth and reconciliation commission on dialogue with Taliban

Newswire Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator Rehman Malik said this week that dialogue with the Taliban and bringing them into the national mainstream is a good initiative however. TTP has never been sincere with Pakistan and has always taken advantage of the talk to strengthen themselves and […]

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MP Naz Shah stresses galvanizing communities to get voice of Kashmiris heard globally

Islamabad: Naz Shah, Member of the UK Parliament said this week that the voice against the atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir needed to be galvanized at grassroots level so as to make them heard effectively at international level. The Labour MP for Bradford West since 2015 said besides the parliaments, the voice raised by the […]

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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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Pakistan, Iran agree on close coordination for Afghan peace, stability

Islamabad: Pakistan and Iran this week agreed to coordinate closely at bilateral and regional level to reinforce efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan. During the 11th Session of Pakistan-Iran Bilateral Political Consultations, both the sides discussed Afghanistan situation besides bilateral ties. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood co-chaired the meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister for Political […]

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Sindh govt performing far better than others: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this week that the performance of the Sindh government is far better than the other three provincial governments of the country. Bilawal said that the federal government and the PTI-led governments in the provinces had failed to resolve basic issues of the masses whereas […]

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Russia far ahead of competitors in development of nuclear space energy: Putin

Sochi: Russia is 6-7 years ahead of its competitors in development of unique nuclear power energy technologies for space, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting on development of the space industry. “We have made a significant progress in development of unique space nuclear energy technologies. According to specialists, Russia is 6-7 years ahead […]

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The world will benefit if China gains entry into CPTPP

James Gomez China’s request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP, is no surprise. In November 2020, during an APEC summit, President Xi Jinping said that China would actively consider the possibility of joining the regional trade group. Developing countries would benefit from a rules-based international order that aids the […]

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Xi calls for bolstering confidence, jointly addressing global challenges

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping this week proposed a Global Development Initiative, calling for bolstering confidence and jointly addressing global threats and challenges to build a better world for all. Xi made the remarks at the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video, as […]

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Let’s jointly build BRI: Xi Jinping

Xu Wei President Xi Jinping reiterated this week China’s commitment to championing the principles of equality, mutual learning, dialogue and inclusiveness in exchanges between civilizations and working with different nations to jointly build the Belt and Road. Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the 2021 Belt and Road-The Great Wall International Folk […]

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Iran wants promoting digital markets with Pakistan to boost bilateral trade: Envoy

Newswire Islamabad: Iran and Pakistan have great scope to enhance trade relations and Pakistan should consider setting up digital markets with Iran to boost bilateral trade up to the potential of both countries. This was stated by H.E. Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Ambassador of Iran while interacting with the business community during his visit to […]

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Xi calls for strengthened BRI cooperation in phone talks with Italian, Tajik leaders

China Economic Net Beijing: The Group of 20, which comprises 19 countries and the European Union, should uphold real multilateralism in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation in order to define the direction of global governance and jointly cope with the common challenges that the world is facing, President Xi Jinping said this week. In […]

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China is a role model for developing countries in poverty alleviation: Imran Khan

China Economic Net Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said this week that China was a role model for developing countries in poverty alleviation.“China’s remarkable growth has brought 800 million people out of poverty over the past four decades,” he said in his video message screened at the Forum on the 20th Anniversary of Juncao Assistance […]

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