Opinion

US democracy in crucial test

Yossi Mekelberg For nearly two years, long before the first ballot was cast in the 2020 presidential election, former US President Donald Trump and his supporters were claiming that it would be rigged by the Democrats, only to completely cut loose when he lost to Joe Biden. Hence, it is imperative, for the sake of […]

Turkey’s EU accession prospects remain bleak

Yasar Yakis The European Parliament this month issued its periodical “progress report on Turkey.” Turkey’s pro-opposition media considers these reports to be the country’s magnetic resonance imaging, allowing an accurate picture of Turkey to be seen. The pro-government media regards these reports as aiming to blackwash Ankara’s reputation. The latest report is not much different […]

World

Italy will support Olive Culture in Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy will support Olive Culture in Pakistan. The envoy and his wife Albana Ferrarese hosted an event at their residence to highlight Italy’s contribution to the promotion of Olive and Olive Oil and its Value Chain in Pakistan, through the technical support […]

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had further cemented Pakistan-China ties with successful visit: Umer Rehman Malik

Staff Writer Islamabad: Emerging young politician Umer Rehman Malik said this week that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had further cemented Pakistan-China ties with his successful recent visit. The Pakistan People’s Party leader said Bilawal Bhutto, who is also the PPP chief, had chosen China for his first bilateral visit keeping in view the long […]

Italy to extend all possible cooperation to Pakistani women for business: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy would extend all possible cooperation to Pakistani women for raising awareness on business and other issues. “We can provide full support to engage Pakistani businesswomen in our business sector,” he said. Speaking at the concluding session of a conference organized by […]

Asia

Madam Naoko WADA hosts “Celebration of Spring” at the Ambassador’s Residence

Newswire Islamabad: Madam Naoko WADA, spouse of Ambassador of Japan celebrated the changing of seasons with ladies of diplomatic missions on the occasion of “Hina Matsuri(dolls festival)” and “Hanami(cherry blossom viewing)” at the Ambassador’s residence. “Hina Matsuri” is celebrated on the 3rd of March. Japanese families with young girls celebrate this festival by displaying dolls, […]

Ends of an era: Senator Rehman laid to rest

Islamabad: Prominent Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Senator Rehman Malik was laid to rest this week as scores of politicians, social workers, journalists and citizens paid last respects at the funeral. Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and federal minister Sarwar Khan attended the funeral among others. Dozens of PPP workers were also present. Senator Malik had […]

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Technology

Energy experts for exploring potential of renewable energy through green financing guidelines of CPEC

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Energy experts this week stressed the need for exploring potential of renewable energy through green financing guidelines of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The China’s potential in renewable energy generation can potentially drive a massive shift in Pakistan’s energy sector. It could also serve as a viable solution for Pakistan’s energy crisis […]

Entertainment

Sadequain one of the greatest artists of Pakistan: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Newswire Canberra: Pakistan High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week said that Sadequain was one of the greatest artists of Pakistan. “Sadequain (RIP) was undoubtedly one of the finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced,” he tweeted.. Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi – 30 June 1930 – 10 February 1987 – often referred […]

Italy: Rome exhibition celebrates magic of Disney

Newswire Rome: Palazzo Barberini in Rome is staging an exhibition dedicated to Disney, the world’s most famous animation studios, from 15 April until 25 September 2022. The interactive show is displaying orignal Disney sketches from its earliest hand-drawn classics up to modern-day sequences created using the most sophisticated digital technology. Titled Disney: The art of […]