Kate on hunt for personal assistant with ‘tact and discretion’

The advert for a personal assistant to Kate’s assistant private secretary was listed on the professional social networking website three days ago. The advert noted that the role involved providing “wide-ranging administrative and operational support”. The personal assistant, who will be positioned in Kensington Palace, will take on the responsibilities of managing the secretary’s diary, […]

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GLOFs, heat waves & droughts to get worse sans climate action: Sherry Rehman

Newswire Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman this week warned that Pakistan was in the grip of recurring heat waves as a result of global climate inaction and lack of commitments to pledges made to reduce greenhouse gasses. “Policies need to be prioritized and benchmarked transparently and equitably. We are clearly in […]

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Widening trust gap key reason to our inability to make global decisions

Ding Gang There are reasons why some countries, especially some large developing countries, haven’t joined the US and the EU in sanctioning Russia. For example, India, Indonesia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, and of course China. The West has portrayed their unprecedented sanctions against Russia as a democratic struggle against totalitarianism and […]

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China-Pakistan friendship: We must not let our vision be blocked by floating clouds

Wang Xu Pakistan is the only all-weather strategic cooperative partner of China. The political instability in Pakistan is always a cause for concern. However, with the time-honored history and solid foundation of friendship, and having just celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties, the two countries are confident enough to maintain […]

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Why Twitter matters and what Musk’s buyout might mean

Kerry Boyd Anderson Elon Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter and take the company private has prompted speculation about the social media platform’s future. Musk has offered $44 billion for Twitter, raising questions about the company’s value and sparking concerns that he will roll back content moderation policies. A fundamental question underlies the controversy that often […]

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Pressure on Johnson grows as Tories humbled in local elections

Zaid M. Belbagi Amid a cost of living crisis, recurring scandals and a mixed response to the pandemic, Britain’s ruling Conservative Party was always ripe for defeat in last week’s local elections. After 12 years in Downing Street, polling gave the public an important opportunity to register their disappointment with the current government. London’s affluent […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese speaks of ways Pakistan can attract tourists

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week he spoke of the ways Pakistan can attract tourists. Speaking from his experience as the person who used to write the official travel advisory of Italy, he said: “Pakistan is not for the middle man. Keeping in mind certain behaviours that may offend local sensibilities, […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo happy to contribute towards Pakistani Olive revolution

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that he was happy to contribute towards Pakistani Olive revolution. “Happy to have done my bit. Pakistani farmers and entrepreneurs did the rest, with a very good plan by the Pakistani authorities. The result is impressive growth in the olive sector. Proud to have […]

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“existential crisis” Heatwaves are more frequent, more intense and starting earlier: Sherry Rehman

Staff Writer Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s minister for climate, said that the country was facing an “existential crisis” as climate emergencies were being felt from the north to south of the country. Rehman warned that the heatwave was causing the glaciers in the north of the country to melt at an unprecedented rate, and that thousands […]

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Don’t believe in revenge, character assassination: Maryam Nawaz

Staff Writer LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz said on Tuesday that she doesn’t believe in character assassination and personal revenge. Reacting to a Tweet from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on social networking site Twitter, Maryam Nawaz wrote, “I don t know why you are doing this drama, even though Imran […]

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Antony Blinken greets Bilawal Bhutto, vows to work together

Staff Writer ISLAMABAD: Secretary of State Antony Blinken Friday invited newly appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to visit the US this month to attend the Global Food Security meeting, the Foreign Office said. In his maiden telephone call, Secretary Blinken congratulated his Pakistani counterpart on the assumption of his office and expressed the desire to […]

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‘Threat letter’: Imran Khan’s contradictory claims expose his lie: Maryam Nawaz

Staff Writer Attock: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Friday that Imran Khan’s “contradictory claims regarding the purported foreign conspiracy had exposed him as a liar who is now concocting stories to blame his ouster on others.” Maryam Nawaz said that Imran was more upset over Shehbaz Sharif becoming the prime minister […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri participates in Annual Networking Event of ABSC

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week participated in the Annual Networking Event of Australian Business Summit Council (ABSC). Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Austrailia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week participated in the Annual Networking Event of Australian Business Summit Council (ABSC). “Glad to be part of the Annual Networking Event of Australian Business Summit Council (ABSC) […]

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Anti-doping awareness seminar conducted by PCB

Director General Pakistan Sports Board, Col. Muhammad Asif Zaman (Retd) addressing to the players in Anti-Doping Awareness Seminar conducted by PSB at Jinnah Library Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. IT’S the third case in just over three years of widespread doping in a single sporting discipline in Pakistan. If this one doesn’t spark an investigation […]

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Japan will reopen to travelers in june

Islamabad: Just in time for the summer travel season, Japan aims to reopen to international tourists in June. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made the announcement yesterday while visiting London. “We will further relax controls, so that in June it will be possible to enter the country as smoothly as other G7 nations,” said Kishida. […]

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Italy can extend its cooperation to equip and train Pakistani youth with modern skills: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy can extend its cooperation to equip and train the Pakistani youth with modern skills and technology for enhance their contribution in the local economy. The envoy said Italy wanted to start a new era of economic and trade cooperation with […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo lauds Pakistan for efforts to enhance exports to Italy

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week lauded Pakistan for its efforts to enhance exports to Italy. “Well done to Pakistan,” he tweeted with a news story about the improvement in exports. Pakistan’s export to Italy is expected to cross $1 billion mark in the current fiscal year ending on June 30 […]

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