Giorgia Meloni: Italy’s far-right wins election and vows to govern for all

Paul Kirby Rome: Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in Italy’s election, and is on course to become the country’s first female prime minister. Ms Meloni is widely expected to form Italy’s most right-wing government since World War Two. That will alarm much of Europe as Italy is the EU’s third-biggest economy. However, speaking […]

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Sajid Hussain Turi agrees to increase Pak workforce in Azerbaijan

Islamabad: Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development of Pakistan Sajid Hussain Turi and Minister of Labor and Social Security of Azerbaijan Sahil Babayev this week agreed to increase the number of Pakistani workforce in Azerbaijan. In an online virtual meeting, both dignitaries discussed increasing bilateral relations, export of manpower and issues of mutual […]

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Hina Khar highlights Pakistan’s role in UN peacekeeping

Staff Writer Islamabad: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar while participating in the High-Level meeting on ‘Ensuring the success of Transitions in UN Peace Operations’, highlighted Pakistan’s key role in the most successful United Nations peacekeeping transitions, such as in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, and Timor-Leste. The meeting took place on the […]

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Marriyum says she is saddened over ‘toxic impact’ of Imran’s ‘politics of hate’

Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said this week that she was saddened over the ‘toxic impact of Imran Khan’s politics of hate’ and divisiveness on the society. Retweeting a tweet of senior journalist Syed Talat Hussain, she said she stayed and answered each and every question of by the PTI activists. But […]

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Italy sees Pakistan as a valuable friend: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has said that Italy sees Pakistan as a valuable friend. At a recent event, the envoy said Italy regarded Pakistan as a good friend and reliable partner. “Italy and Pakistan have commonalities of views and the broad range of regional and international issues since both […]

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New Zealand should set an example to stand up against the so-called China threat narrative: NZ scholar

Global Times “New Zealand should set an example to other Western countries to maintain a non-aligned foreign policy,” said Dave Bromwich (Bromwich), former president of the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS). Bromwich has been long working to promote a sincere New Zealand-China relationship and promote mutual understanding and friendship between peoples of the two […]

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Delegates of many countries waiting for Chinese delegation shows general aspiration

Global Times As the general debate of the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly kick-started this week, relevant diplomatic activities have also been intensively conducted in New York. The General Assembly convenes annually but it has appeared to be particularly special this year. At such a historic juncture when geopolitical competition is […]

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Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani meets FBR Chairman, mutual matters discussed

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Pakistan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, met Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Asim Ahmad this week. During the meeting, Pakistan assured Qatar of extending tax incentives and cooperation to Qatari businessmen investing in the country. Matters of mutual concern pertaining to cooperation in […]

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SCO en-route to promising future with Shanghai Spirit as guide

Xinhua Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping this week attended the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), during which he delivered a keynote speech. His words summarized the successful experience of SCO’s growth, emphasized upholding the Shanghai Spirit, strengthening solidarity and cooperation, and promoting the building of […]

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Bilawal Bhutto, Wang Yi share views on bilateral ties, multilateral cooperation

Staff Writer New York: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here this week and discussed matters of mutual interest and bilateral ties. During the meeting that took place on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the two sides had a comprehensive […]

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63 projects with $ 35.2 billion investment scheduled to be completed by 2030 under CPEC: Report

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: At least 63 projects with an investment of US$ 35.2 billion are scheduled to be completed by 2030 under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said a report released by the China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd. (CSAIL). The report mentioned that 27 projects worth US$ 19 billion has already been […]

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Fazl says politicians have to look at their mistakes too

Staff Writer Quetta: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) President and Chief of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that Pakistan is an Islamic country and legislations are carried out on the basis of the Holy Quran and Sunnah, adding that Pakistan’s Constitution stands on four pillars. He said this while addressing a condolence reference […]

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President Xi’s trip to Central Asia has global significance: Global Times editorial

Global Times Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, emphasizing the need to follow the guidance of the Shanghai Spirit as we forge ahead. President Xi pointed out that under new conditions, the SCO, as an important constructive force in international and […]

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Turkey and the Gulf grow closer

Sinem Cengiz In international relations there is a well-known argument connecting defense and security needs with economic interests. Historically, under certain circumstances, states deepen their relations through both trade and defense diplomacy. In most cases, economic and defense trade makes a positive relationship more likely. Given the latest developments in Turkey-Gulf relations as part of […]

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Country’s development depends on quality of education: Sajid Turi

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi said this week that development of any country was directly linked with education, and that all the schools managed by Workers Welfare Fund would be upgraded to improve the quality of education. He made these remarks during his visit to […]

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US delegation meets Sherry Rehman, vows help to flood-hit people

Staff Writer Islamabad: A five-member US delegation led by Congress Representative Sheila Jackson Lee this week met Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman and vowed to help flood-affected people of Pakistan. Sherry Rehman apprised them of the current relief efforts and the assistance required for rehabilitation of the flood affected areas and population. The delegation expressed […]

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Marriyum hopes Guterres visit to help in further mobilising international support for flood victims

Staff Writer Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb this week expressed the hope that the visit of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will help in further mobilising international support for Pakistani flood victims. In a tweet, she said that UN Secretary General during his Pakistan visit will be briefed on the havoc wreaked […]

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Sajid Turi takes up issue of ‘visa refusals’ with Iraq

Staff Writer Islamabad: Amid delays in the issuance of visas to pilgrims who have planned to visit Iraq for Arbaeen (chehlum), the Pakistani government has approached Iraq’s administration for urgent issuance of visas to Pakistani visitors so they could attend the religious rituals. “We have asked the Iraqi government to allow Pakistani pilgrims to cross […]

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‘Samarkand spirit’ can lift Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Shavkat Mirziyoyev Uzbekistan’s chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has fallen during a dynamic period that is fraught with various events and trends. The modern system of international cooperation, based on universal principles and norms, has begun to falter. One of the main reasons for this is a deep crisis of trust at the global […]

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China accuses US of ‘tens of thousands’ of cyberattacks

Newswire Beijing: Beijing this week accused the United States of launching “tens of thousands” of cyberattacks on China and pilfering troves of sensitive data, including from a public research university. Washington has accused Beijing of cyberattacks against US businesses and government agencies, one of the issues over which ties between the two powers have nosedived […]

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Imran Khan shouldn’t question military leadership’s patriotism: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this week that former prime minister Imran Khan was an “unguided missile” for the country s economy, politics and social harmony. He said that the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman should refrain from questioning the patriotism of the establishment and its […]

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Squeezing China will only cause West-led order and system to disintegrate

Ding Gang The conclusion of the US-China audit oversight cooperation agreement shows the original intent of Chinese companies to go global has not changed. While professionals on both sides view the agreement with cautious optimism, the agreement reveals a message worthy of attention by US policymakers. It is a strong rebuttal to the insistence of […]

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Azeri-Armenian relations take important step forward

Yasar Yakis Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev last week announced that control of the Lachin Corridor between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh had been transferred to the Azeri authorities. Because of its strategic importance, this corridor had been the first target of the Armenian forces during the First Nagorno-Karabakh of 1988-94. This news coincided with a trilateral meeting […]

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President Xi Jinping recognized as visionary leader

Staff Writer Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping was recognized this week as a visionary leader who transformed China into a power. Pakistan-China Institute organized a special event on the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China under its flagship ‘Friends of Silk Road’ initiative. The dialogue featured speeches by the Chief Guest, […]

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