PPP demands joint session of parliament on Afghanistan

Islamabad: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has demanded for a joint session of the parliament on the Afghanistan situation and its possible fall out on Pakistan after videos of Afghan Taliban have appeared on social media.PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bukhari said that reports of staff vacating various embassies from Afghanistan and Ashraf Ghani’s own family […]

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Pakistan has made every effort for regional, world peace: Rehman Malik

Newswire Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms Senator A. Rehman Malik has said that Pakistan has made every effort for regional and world peace.While addressing the diplomatic community in Islamabad, the senator said that he hopes the ambassadors serving in Pakistan know and recognize our sacrifices for international peace.“Pakistan’s sacrifices […]

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Trudeau points to China to deflect attention from Canada’s genocidal policies

Shabana Syed The horrific genocidal policies against indigenous children in British Columbia have surfaced at an inappropriate time for Canada, the U.S., and its allies who are embroiled in the ‘Pivot to Asia’ strategy, which aims to contain the growing economic and military power of China and demonise it for its alleged human rights abuses.This […]

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20 years of security and development cooperation in SCO

Muhammad Asif Noor Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is celebrating its 20 years this year. Since its establishment, this important multilateral forum has made significant contributions to the common security and development pursuit of the region. At the time of inception, SCO was meant to address “the three evils”, i.e., extremism, separatism, and terrorism in the […]

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Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to strengthen ties through strategic partnership

Tashkent: Pakistan and Uzbekistan this week agreed to further strengthen their bilateral relations through strategic partnership and enhanced cooperation in the areas of trade, economy, culture, tourism and connectivity for mutual benefit.Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan after holding wide ranging bilateral talks signed Joint Declaration on the Establishment of Strategic […]

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Xi Jinping for progress of mankind

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week urged political parties in the world to shoulder their responsibility for the pursuit of people’s wellbeing and progress of mankind.Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, called on political parties to strengthen cooperation to tackle global challenges […]

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Chinese envoy appreciates PM Imran Khan for supportive statements

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong this week appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan for his supportive statements in favor of China.Addressing ‘The Communist Party of China (CPC) and World Political Parties Summit’ here, the envoy said the recent supporting statements by PM Imran Khan and other Pakistani leaders were very encouraging as […]

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UK housing boom may derail post-Brexit trade dreams

London: History suggests Britain’s house price surge could threaten hopes of post-Brexit export-powered growth, if finance minister Rishi Sunak uses the housing market to fuel the economy like his predecessors did.Stoked by his tax break on property purchases and a pandemic-driven rush for larger houses as more people work from home, house prices are rising […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo welcomes UNESCO decision to include Herat among world cultural heritage sites

Newswire Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has welcomed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decision to include the western city of Herat among world cultural heritage sites. “Excellent news and long overdue recognition of a beautiful city and an exceptional heritage site,” he said in a tweet.Earlier, […]

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OIC Secretary General stands with Kashmiris: FO

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan said this week that during a recent meeting between Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General and the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the former had underscored the organization’s principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that during a recent meeting between Organization of […]

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Xi rallies for “unstoppable” pursuit to national rejuvenation as CPC celebrates centenary

China Economic Net Beijing: The Communist Party of China (CPC) on this week celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding, as its top leader declared the achievement of a milestone development goal and announced that the Chinese nation is “advancing with unstoppable momentum toward rejuvenation.”Addressing a grand gathering at the iconic Tian’anmen Square, where CPC […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo meets Mohammadi, pledges NATO support to Afghanistan

Newswire Kabul: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan visited Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, the acting Minister of Defense this week. The Office of the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan tweeted that “NATO continues support for the brave Afghan security forces”, after meeting Bismillah Khan at his office.Ambassador Pontecorvo further added that he […]

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PM invites opposition to sit with govt on election reforms for democracy

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week invited the opposition parties to sit with the government for improving and reforming the electoral process for the sake of future of democracy in Pakistan.“Since the elections in country have been controversial after 1970, we are striving to improve the election process. We have proposed election reforms and […]

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Pakistan, Iran discuss Afghanistan peace

Islamabad: ​Iran’s Special Envoy of Foreign Minister for Afghanistan, Ebrahim Taherian Fard, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi this week to discuss the Afghanistan peace process. During the meeting, views were exchanged on the Afghan peace process, regional security and issues of mutual interest.​The Foreign Minister highlighted salient aspects of Pakistan’s consistent policy on […]

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Bilawal Bhutto fears increase in terror incidents if Afghanistan policy not corrected

Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week feared that that there could be an increase in terror incidents if the Pakistan policy in Afghan peace process was not corrected. The PPP leader condemned the terror incident in Lahore adding: “I had demanded on the floor of the Parliament that whatever this […]

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Rehman Malik takes stand for farmers

Newswire Islamabad: Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator Rehman Malik has said that Pakistan’s future lied in agriculture and hence farmers should be supported with good economic packages as an incentive to increase the yield and to modernise agricultural farming.“The government should allocate more funds for the management of rainwater reservoirs in every […]

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NATO stands at the back of Afghan people: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that NATO stood at the back of the Afghan people. He reiterated its pledge to support Afghanistan and the political resolution of hostilities in the country.Ambassador Pontecorvo said he had held fruitful discussions with the Afghan leaders and was optimistic about peace.“We […]

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Bilawal Bhutto joined government employees’ protest

Staff Writer Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week joined the protesting government employees to express solidarity with them outside Parliament House Islamabad. Chairman Bilawal speaking with the government employees said that the federal government lies to the people of Pakistan and does not fulfil promises and agreement made with the […]

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PM Imran Khan lauds President Xi Jinping’s leadership, thanks him for strong Environment Day message

China Economic Net Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan this week lauded Chinese President Xi Jinping’s leadership and expressed gratitude for his strong message on the World Environment Day, hosted by Pakistan. In a tweet, PM Khan said: “I thank President Xi’s strong message on World Environment Day 2021 hosted by Pakistan reflecting our commitment […]

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