Pakistan, Sri Lanka can multiply economic ties through CPEC: PM Imran Khan

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said Sri Lanka can multiply its economic and regional ties with Pakistan by joining China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC). The premier, who was Sri Lanka on two day visit, stated this during a joint news conference with his counterpart Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.PM Khan […]

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Japan donates USD 3.7 million to support refugees, host communities

Islamabad: The Government of Japan this week announced a contribution of USD 3.7 million to support UNHCR’s programmes and activities for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan.This three-year project will focus on education, livelihoods assistance and community structures in the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, benefitting over 240,000 individuals. The announcement was […]

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Prince Andrew’s title removed from Queen’s birthday announcement

Kate Nicholson Andrew stepped down from his life as a working royal after his BBC Newsnight interview caused international backlash. Conducted just three months after his friend Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in prison, the Duke of York addressed his decade-long association with the disgraced financier with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis. Epstein, already a convicted sex […]

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G7 has to go down difficult road on vaccines

Mohamed A. El-erian Recognizing that “no one is safe until everyone is safe,” the G7 last week announced additional steps to facilitate more “affordable and equitable access to vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics” globally to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). But translating stated intent into effective action will require both bold political leadership at home and […]

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Imperative to ‘reenergize’ intra-Afghan Talks in Doha: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization senior civilian representative in Afghanistan, Stefano Pontecorvo this week met with the chief of the country’s negotiating team, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, stressing the importance of revitalizing the ongoing talks with the Taliban. “Met with Chief Negotiator @MMStanekzai (Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai) today on the Afghan Peace Process – which […]

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Peaceful, stable Afghanistan in best interest of Pakistan: Pakistan

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi while reiterating that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the best interest of Pakistan, this week emphasized the country’s consistent support for the Afghan peace process.Prime Minister Imran Khan had always stressed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict, he added.The Foreign Minister expressed […]

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Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on CPEC asks ministries to prepare ‘deliverable’ projects’ list for 10th JCC with China

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) this week directed the concerned ministries to prepare the list of ‘deliverable’ projects for the upcoming 10th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) with Iron Brother China.The 31st meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC was held here at the Parliament House, Islamabad under the Chairmanship […]

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Pakistan becoming a geo economic hub with BRI, CPEC: President Alvi

Gwadar Pro Karachi: Pakistani President Dr Arif Alvi this week said that Pakistan was becoming a geo economic hub with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. President Alvi made the remarks when addressing the conference ‘Development of Blue Economy under a secure and sustainable environment’ which aims at […]

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Ambassador of China attends virtual Chinese new year celebrations at The Millennium Education

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: The Millennium Education (TME) & Millennium Confucius Classroom (MCC) marks the virtual Chinese New Year Celebration “The Year of Ox” and 70th anniversary of Pakistan China diplomatic relations together with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Nong Rong and Cultural Counsellor Mr. Zhang Heqing at The Millennium Education, One […]

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Senator Rehman Malik urges FATF president to remove Pakistan from grey list

Newswire Islamabad: Former Interior Minister and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik this week wrote a letter to Financial Action Task Force President Dr Marcus Pleyer, pleading him to remove Pakistan from FATF’s Grey List and take action against India for money laundering and terror-financing.Malik made the letter public while addressing […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo meets former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Newswire Kabul: NATO senior civilian representative to Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo met former Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week. They exchanged views on current situation, especially the peace process. Though details of such a meeting couldn’t made public but both sides are happy with meeting and hopeful of its positive outcomes. The NATO Ambassador, Pontecorvo […]

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Britain to intentionally infect people with virus in first such study

London: In order to gain a better understanding of the coronavirus, a British study will intentionally infect participants with the pathogen, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced on Wednesday.The study would be the world’s first “human challenge” study on the novel coronavirus, it said.Up to 90 volunteers between the ages of 18 […]

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Pakistan’s ministries asked to prepare ‘deliverable projects’ list for 10th JCC with China

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) this week directed the concerned ministries to prepare the list of ‘deliverable’ projects for the upcoming 10th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) with Iron Brother China.The 31st meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC was held here at the Parliament House, Islamabad under the Chairmanship […]

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Iran committed to promote ties with Pakistan: Ambassador Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini this week said Iran was committed to promote ties with Pakistan.In his message on the 42nd anniversary of the Iranian revolution, the Ambassador said Iran had emphatically extended the hand of peace and friendship to all free and right-seeking nations in the region and […]

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The world hopes to see healthy Sino-US relations

Chen Weihua With the Joe Biden administration busy reversing the previous administration’s policies, there is hope it would also reverse the regressive trend former president Donald Trump’s set for China-US relations.The Trump administration’s trade war, tech war, suspension of bilateral exchange mechanisms and McCarthyist measures against Chinese journalists and media outlets and the Confucius Institutes […]

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Peace a common mission for NATO, the whole world: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that peace was a common mission for the NATO and the whole world. In a meeting with former Afghan Finance Minister and diplomat Dr Omar Zakhilwal this week, Ambassador Pontecorvo said NATO wanted all the groups to work together to achieve […]

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Russia expects US to shape its policy within a month

Moscow: Moscow expects that the United States’ Joe Biden-led administration will make up its mind regarding its policy on the Russian track within a month’s time, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Ekho Moskvy radio station in an interview this week. Zakharova recalled that so far there had been only telephone conversations between […]

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Lavrov, Blinken discuss normalization of Russian-US relations

Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have discussed the normalization of relations between Moscow and Washington during their phone call this week, along with issues of strategic stability, the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Syrian regulation and the Alexey Navalny case, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Lavrov congratulated […]

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Italy wants to beautify, develop GB: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week said that his country wanted to play a role to beautify and develop the Gilgit-Baltistan. In a meeting here with GB Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid, the envoy said Italy will co-finance the Economic Transformation Initiatives (ETI) and invest 20 million Euros in the project.“Both the […]

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