17% sales tax on dairy products like killing our children: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week called out Prime Minister Imran Khan for attempting to hide the facts of the “poor enemy budget” by silencing the voice of the opposition.He asserted that no matter what tactics the PTI government stooped to, PPP will reveal the truth regarding the Budget 2021-2022 […]

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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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Agricultural lands, forests should not be used for construction: PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week directed to make preparations for biggest plantation drive during this year’s monsoon season and said that agricultural lands as well as those reserved for forests should not be used for construction in any way.He gave this direction while presiding over a meeting of the National Coordination Committee for […]

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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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A functioning airport essential for Afghanistan: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that a functioning airport was essential for Afghanistan and for all Kabul residents. In a tweet, he said: “Thank you to @hmohib (Afghanistan’s national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib) for the excellent visit. A functioning airport is essential for Afghanistan and for all Kabul residents. […]

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Serena Hotels ink MoU with WWF-Pakistan, AKRSP to support UN SDGs

Newswire Islamabad: Serena Hotels have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Wide Fund for Nature–Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) with the aim to further the common objectives of climate mitigation, climate adaptation, land degradation, food security, biodiversity conservation and enhancing community resilience in view of Pakistan’s needs, and […]

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Recent conflict escalation in Donbass man-made: Russia

Moscow: This year’s escalation in Donbass was artificial and related to Ukraine’s attempts to link political issues to ceasefire, Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, said in a televised interview on Rossiya-24 channel. “Ukraine is trying to link political issues to ceasefire. And that escalation in January, February and March […]

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NATO wishes a peaceful Afghanistan: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) in Afghanistan, Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that NATO wished to see a peaceful Afghanistan.He reaffirmed NATO Allies and partners support to the Afghan security forces, during recent meetings with the Afghan officials. The envoy discussed the ongoing peace talks, the security situation, assistance to families displaced by […]

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PM for maximum utilization of ECO member-states’ immense potential

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week stressed upon proper tapping of immense potential and resources of the ten-member Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) for the collective regional progress and prosperity.Addressing a concluding ceremony of 2nd conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO) countries, the prime minister said the combined population of […]

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Peace destiny of Afghan people: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that peace was the destiny of the Afghan people.This week, the envoy and discussed the peace process and the political situation in Afghanistan with Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, the State Minister for Peace. Naderi later said the meeting was fruitful. “Peace process, […]

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PM announces special incentives for youth to end unemployment

Islamabad: As a biggest incentive for youth in the country’s history, Prime Minister Imran Khan this week announced allocation of Rs 100 billion for startup loans and 170, 000 Skilled Education Scholarships to overcome the challenge of unemployment. The prime minister, in a special televised message for youth, said the government was focused on promoting […]

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Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin witness key nuclear energy project groundbreaking

Chu Daye and Yang Sheng Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin witnessed via video link the groundbreaking ceremony of four advanced nuclear reactors powered by Russia’s third-generation nuclear technology in China this week.Observers said that the start of construction on the four new nuclear reactors, the biggest China-Russia nuclear energy cooperation […]

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Imran Khan govt’s legacy is unabashed corruption: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has said that the legacy of Imran Khan’s government would be unfettered and unabashed corruption and incompetence.The unprecedented massive corruption, he said, was the root cause of Pakistan’s decimated economy.In a statement, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that any nation plagued with a corrupt […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo appreciates Spain’s contributions towards NATO

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week appreciated the contributions of Spain towards NATO.“Spain has been a steadfast NATO ally in Afghanistan for the last 20 years. An exemplary contribution to NATO’s efforts towards its Afghan partners,” he tweeted. Spain became the 16th member of NATO on 30 May […]

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Sindh cabinet condemns NAB letter seeking domicile-wise employee data

Karachi: The Sindh cabinet this week condemned a letter by the National Accountability Bureau seeking domicile-wise details of its BPS-1 to BPS-22 employees. The cabinet termed the letter “politically motivated”, saying it was written at the behest of PM’s aide on accountability Shahzad Akbar. The meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.In […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo condemns violence

Newswire Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week condemned the attack in Dasht-e-Barchi.He said the Afghan people will remember who keeps the violence at unacceptable levels creating the conditions for these heinous actions. He said there is a historic moment for Afghanistan as Afghans prepare to determine the future of […]

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Blinken: US not in new cold war with China

Zhao Huanxin Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has rejected claims that Washington is entering a new cold war with Beijing, days after former veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger warned that failure to resolve US-China tensions may cause that scenario to develop between the two powers. “I resist putting labels on most relationships, including this […]

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Imran Khan snubs diplomats’ indifferent attitude

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week pointed out the “indifferent attitude” of officers and staff at Pakistan missions abroad in resolving problems of diaspora and urged them to adopt the passion of serving overseas Pakistanis, whose remittances were contributing a lot in running the country. “Overseas Pakistanis are our major strength. Pakistan is running […]

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Govt committed to development of agriculture sector on priority: PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said this week that the present government, keeping in view vital role of agriculture in country’s development and the prosperity of farmers, was committed to develop this sector on priority.Presiding over the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Agriculture here, he said that agriculture sector was not given any special attention […]

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Xi stresses advancing high-quality development in border ethnic regions

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more efforts to break new ground in promoting high-quality development in ethnic border regions. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his inspection trip to south China’s […]

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Imran Khan running the country’s economy on IMF’s directions: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly criticized the PTI government on the issue of high electricity and gas tariffs, saying that the IMF had directed Imran Khan to increase the electricity bill and the PTI government issued the ordinance in this regard. Imran Khan has run the Pakistani economy […]

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Putin, Biden to discuss cyber security

Moscow: The international information security will be a topic for discussions at the summit between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden as well as the expert dialogue, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for International Cyber Security Cooperation Andrei Krutskikh told reporters. “I can very confidently suggest that the topic of information security is […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo confirms commitment to support Afghanistan’s path to peace

Newswire Kabul: The NATO alliance this week reiterated its pledge to support Afghanistan and the political resolution of hostilities in the country, Stefano Pontecorvo, NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, said. Last Thursday, the official met with Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation. According to Ambassador Pontecorvo, they held […]

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Balochistan to witness prosperity revolution: Imran Khan

Newswire Quetta: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said the government was focused on bringing a revolution of prosperity in Balochistan through projects of infrastructure and human development.Addressing here at the groundbreaking of three roads under National Highway Authority (NHA), the prime minister said Balochistan had been long neglected in the past and the government […]

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