Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio meets FM Qureshi, regional situation discussed

Newswire Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with Foreign Minister of Italy Luigi Di Maio this week. The talks covered the latest developments in Afghanistan and bilateral relations.Italy’ Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese was also present. Foreign Minister Qureshi shared Pakistan’s perspective on the evolving situation in Afghanistan. Stressing the importance of a […]

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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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Senator Rehman Malik’s new book “top 100 investigation” launched

Newswire Islamabad: Top 100 Investigations – a book written by former Interior Minister, Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator Rehman Malik was launched this week by Sirajul Haq, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. Due to the situation because of Coronavirus when social distancing and isolation are being observed to control this deadly pandemic, the book […]

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British Chevening scholarship awarded to 42 Pakistani scholars

Newswire Islamabad: The British High Commission organised a virtual pre-departure event this week for Pakistani scholars who have been awarded the Chevening scholarship 2021-22.This year, 42 Pakistani scholars have been selected through a rigorous recruitment process and will soon proceed to the UK to study a one year master’s programme, funded by the UK Government’s […]

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Kyrgyzstan can invest in CPEC SEZs: Envoy

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: The Ambassador Republic of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan Ulanbek Totuiaev said this week that his country can invest in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).In a meeting with the prominent businessperson and former president of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce (ICCI) Zafar Bakhtawari and Ahsan Bakhtawari here at the […]

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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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Feasibility study of two CPEC projects to be completed by mid-August

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: The feasibility study of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’s Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) and Railways Freight Corridor projects will be completed by the middle of August, a high-level meeting was told.Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired the meeting to review the status of preparation and processing of KCR […]

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Russian Navy Day celebrated

Russia’s Main Naval Parade took place in St. Petersburg and Kronshtadt on Navy Day on July 25, 2021. The event is annually celebrated in Russia on the last Sunday of July. This year, the Russian Navy is celebrating its 325th anniversary.Russia’s Main Naval Parade involved over 50 combat ships (including ships of foreign states), vessels, […]

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Eidul Azha celebrated across the globe

Islamabad: Muslims across the globe celebrated Eidul Azha this week observing Covid SOPS as the pandemic continued to haunt.There are two key Eid’s (Celebration Festivals) in Islam: Eidul Fitr, which signifies the completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan; and Eidul Azha, which follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, at the time of […]

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European Championship final unforgettable: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that he and the embassy staff enthusiastically celebrated Italy’s victory in the Uefa European Championship (Euro 2020).The envoy told Covert that the whole of Italy and the football lovers took Italy as the favourites but the game is always won on the ground. “The […]

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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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Iron Brother China has stood with Pakistan like a rock amid COVID-19 pandemic: Pakistan Minister

China Economic Net Karachi: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi this week said that Iron Brother China had stood with Pakistan like a rock amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Speaking to journalists here after visiting a vaccination center, Zaidi said China had proven to be a reliable and trustworthy friend. “They have always helped us […]

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UK-funded initiative to help SMEs

Newswire Islamabad: A new initiative that will enable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan to effectively engage in international markets was launched this week.This UK-funded initiative will help enhance Pakistan’s trade diversification and integration into global value chains. The International Trade Centre (ITC) will implement the Revenue mobilization, Investment and Trade Programme (ReMIT) programme. […]

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Pakistani company proposes $ 300 million Agri Research Center in collaboration with South China Agriculture University

China Economic Net Thatta: A Pakistani Company under a Public-Private Partnership has presented a proposal to set up an Agriculture Research Center and Eco Farm encompassing over 1000 acres of land with an investment of around US $ 300 million on the main Gujo-Junghshai Road in collaboration with South China Agriculture University.The proposal was presented […]

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Pakistan begins marketing ICT professionals in Japan

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan has begun a process to market its professionals from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Japan, aimed at fetching a maximum quota in the jobs recently announced by Tokyo for the overseas workers.Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), an attached department of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OHRD), has recently […]

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Opinion: China’s human rights progress deserves applause instead of smearing

By Chen Chen- Xinhua Beijing: China always holds that the protection of human rights will only ring hollow unless human lives are valued, and social stability and security guaranteed. That principle has seen growing global consensus in today’s crisis-stricken world.At the just concluded 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), China has […]

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Hong Kong China’s internal affair, Pakistan adheres to One-China policy

China Economic Net Islamabad: Pakistan has once more rubbished western propaganda and reiterated that Hong Kong is part of iron brother China which makes any related matter China’s internal affair. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan’s position on Hong Kong is “principled, consistent and clear.” “Pakistan adheres to One-China policy. Hong Kong is a […]

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Spotlight: Experts say China being “well on track” for economic recovery from pandemic shock

New York: China is on track for impressive economic recovery from the COVID-19 shock thanks to the nation’s effective efforts to contain the outbreak, experts said. “We think the economic recovery is well on track,” Lucy Qiu, emerging markets strategist at UBS Global Wealth Management, told Xinhua on Tuesday. “Effective containment of the pandemic and […]

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Jupiter twin discovered around solar twin

Islamabad: An international group of astronomers has used the ESO 3.6-metre telescope to identify a planet just like Jupiter orbiting at the same distance from a Sun-like star, HIP 11915. According to current theories, the formation of Jupiter-mass planets plays an important role in shaping the architecture of planetary systems. The existence of a Jupiter-mass […]

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A Glance on the long-term cooperation between Iran and China

Seyed Mohammad Ali HosseiniAmbassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Nowadays, long-term political-economic cooperation is a common mechanism for developing bilateral and regional relations. One of the issues that has been much discussed in recent days, is the Comprehensive Document of 25-year strategic cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Republic of […]

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With its own backyard a mess, Washington should quit meddling in the South China Sea

By Jiang Li – Xinhua Beijing: US. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States rejected China’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea, the latest provocative act in his notorious campaign to undermine China. Pompeo’s statement not only disregards the facts related to the South […]

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