Parliament must be taken into confidence on Afghanistan situation; Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week said that the parliament must be taken into confidence on the Afghanistan issue. Addressing a news conference, Bilawal Bhutto, flanked by senior party leader Sherry Rehman and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, said Afghanistan should be warned that any ‘activity’ inside Pakistan […]

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Taliban vow to implement Islamic laws, honour women right

Newswire Kabul: Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said this week that Afghanistan faces major challenges and assured that there will be no confrontation with anyone.Addressing a press conference in Kabul, he said that freedom was “our ligitimate right,” adding that they do not have any animosity towards anybody. The spokesperson also congratulated the Afghan people.“I would […]

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NATO will stay in Afghanistan as long as possible: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that NATO will stay in Afghanistan as long as possible to assist in the difficult time. “We will stay here as long as possible to assist Afghanistan in this difficult time. The role played by the NATO it carries out to […]

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COVID-19 lab leak theory doesn’t hold up to scientific scrutiny

Xinhua Beijing: There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, was created in a lab, and none of the lab leak claims “hold up to scientific scrutiny,” a virologist with the University of Glasgow has said.The lab leak theory “offers no evidence other than the circumstantial location of the Wuhan […]

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NA speaker, Azeri FM discuss issues of mutual interest

Newswire Islamabad: The Pakistan parliamentary delegation, headed by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, recently called on Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and also deliberated on the prospects of enhancing cooperation in various fields. The speaker felicitated the Azeri foreign minister on the liberation of territories from Armenia. Pakistan […]

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Lithuania will pay the price for making radical moves on the Taiwan question

Hu Xijin This week, China decided to recall its ambassador to Lithuania. It also demanded the Lithuanian government recall its ambassador to China. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, this action must be taken because the Lithuanian government recently has announced its decision to allow the Taiwan authorities to open a “representative office” under the […]

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Mutual trust: Russian troops to operate modern PLA equipment

Liu Xuanzun Beijing: Chinese and Russian troops have been eagerly preparing for the upcoming Zapad/Interaction-2021 exercise in China, with the participating Russian servicemen provided with modern weapons and equipment of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for the first time in a move Chinese experts said displays high level of mutual trust and will enhance […]

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CPC’s efforts in the past century were lauded by friendly people in South Asia

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: To mark the centennial of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Association of Sri Lanka-China Social and Cultural Cooperation (ASLCSCC) held a well-attended webinar this week which attracted friendly personages and non-governmental organizations from South Asian countries. Pakistan as one of the major participants, Farwa Zafar, General Secretary […]

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Pakistan-Afghanistan-China bloc plus RCD solution to Afghan peace: Rehman Malik

Newswire Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator A. Rehman Malik has suggested formation of bloc of China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to bring stabilization in Afghanistan, boost the economy via trilateral trade, and ensure regional peace.He said that this idea might not be liked by the West but these […]

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Panel discussion on the ‘role and influence of non-permanent members of the united nations security council’

The Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan, Bénédict de Cerjat, recently hosted a high-level panel discussion entitled “Role and Influence of Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council” on July 6 at the Swiss Residence in Islamabad. The panel discussion not only highlighted the positive aspects associated with a non-permanent seat on the Council but […]

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Hypocritical of India to do away with UNSC’s key priorities: Pakistan

Islamabad: The Foreign Office this week said it was highly hypocritical of India to do away with the key priorities spelled out during the presidency of the United Nations Security Council.The statement of Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri came in response to media queries on the Indian External Affairs Minister’s tweet regarding India’s priorities […]

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US ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

Newswire New York: Amid deteriorating Afghan security situation, Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized this week that the best choice was a negotiated political settlement to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan, saying Pakistan would remain helpful in the peace process.“So, the Taliban sit down with the other side and they form an inclusive government — This […]

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Scrapping Pak-Iran gas pipeline project anti-people decision: PPP

Islamabad: Central Information Secretary Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP) Shazia Atta Marri has said that scrapping Pak-Iran gas pipeline project was like enmity with the country’s people.She said former President Asif Ali Zardari introduced great development projects like economic corridor project of Gwadar and Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline during his government. She said the decisions regarding […]

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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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