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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Pakistan and Australia are close friends: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Canberra: Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that Pakistan and Australia are close friends and there is a lot of potential to enhance the cooperation further. Speaking to Covert from Canberra, the senior diplomat said Pakistan gives a special importance to its ties with Australia. “Our relationship has traditionally been good […]

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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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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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Politicizing COVID-19 origins is unreliable: Putin

Moscow: Politicizing the origins of COVID-19 will only lead to untrustworthy conclusions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week during the plenary session of the sixth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).“Those who choose to politicize this issue are making colossal, catastrophic mistakes in the fight against the pandemic,” Putin said. “When politicization occurs, this immediately decreases […]

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Bilawal Bhutto taunts Shehbaz Sharif

Newswire Multan: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week took a jibe at Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Shehbaz Sharif saying whenever Shehbaz Sharif makes a statement his party members distance themselves calling it his ‘personal decision.’Bilawal further claimed: “If Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had stayed (united), it could hold a long march, […]

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Imran Khan directs Power Division to save consumers from load management

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week directed Power Division to employ technology to save paying consumers from load-management in low recovery grids. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired 48th meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) here.The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Hammad Azhar, Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Asad Umar, Shaukat Fayaz Tareen, Dr. […]

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First education supervision regulation since PRC’s founding

Wan Lin and Lu Yameng China’s first official regulation on education supervision since the founding of the People’s Republic of China took effect this week. Education authorities said the regulation will mainly focus on local governments and schools’ implementation of the newly introduced measures to reducing pressure on students and parents as China further advances […]

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PDM wasted PPP’s time: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Kashmore: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week heavily criticised the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)’s “confused” strategy to oust the government and slammed the alliance for “wasting” his party’s time. Speaking to journalists, he advised the alliance to first resign from the parliament and then head to Islamabad for the long march […]

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Afghanistan hero Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo awarded

Newswire Rome: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg this week awarded Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, the alliance’s Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, with a medal for his contribution to the evacuation mission from the Central Asian country. “Secretary General @jensstoltenberg awarded the #NATO Meritorious Service Medal to our Senior Civilian Representative @pontecorvoste & his team for their service […]

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Pakistan urges international community to continue supporting Afghanistan

Islamabad: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi this week said the international community should continue its support to Afghanistan and should not abandon the country in the present situation.Addressing a news conference along with Foreign Minister of Netherlands Sigrid Kaag here, he said he discussed with the Dutch minister, the bilateral relations and the […]

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Bilawal Bhutto questions EVM management after RTS debacle

Newswire Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week questioned how the rulers will handle the Electronic Voting Machines when they could not deal with the Results Transmission System (RTS). “PTI (Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf) is trying its best to steal votes as the party sees its defeat in the next elections”, said the […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo works round the clock in Afghanistan

Newswire Kabul: Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has been working round the clock these days as Afghanistan awaits a new government.“Round the clock coordination with diplomatic & military colleagues from NATO allies and partners to continue safe evacuation of our nationals and Afghans at risk from Kabul airport. #Afghanistan. Allied […]

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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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Muharram gatherings to be held under strict COVID-19 SOPs: NCOC

Islamabad: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) this week issued special instructions for managing Muharram-ul-Harram activities with proper COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) to contain disease spread.The Forum issued these instructions keeping in view the recommendations of the ulema (scholars) concerned regarding Muharram. The NCOC guidelines underlined that all gatherings and processions would be […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo appreciates Afghan leaders’ role for peace

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has appreciated the role that Afghan leaders and the Afghan security forces had played in reaching close to peace in Afghanistan.“This is a historic moment for Afghanistan as Afghans prepare to determine the future of their country through intra-Afghan negotiations. The Afghan people and […]

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Abduction complaint lacks substance, Pakistan tells Afghanistan

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan has formally conveyed to Afghanistan that it had thoroughly investigated the matter of alleged abduction of the daughter of the Afghan ambassador from Islamabad on July 16 and found that the complainant had not fully reported the incident. A delegation from Afghanistan visited Islamabad in connection with the reported complaint of 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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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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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo urges peace in Afghanistan

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has urged peace in Afghanistan.He said peace in Afghanistan will be beneficial not only for the country for the region. The envoy cited the US, EU, NATO joint statement, released this week, urging halt in fighting in AfghanistanThe countries in their discussion on Afghanistan […]

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