Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri felicitates Ayla Majid on becoming first South Asian woman to be appointed as ACCA’s VP

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week felicitated Ayla Majid on becoming first South Asian woman to be appointed as Vice President of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). With the appointment, Majid has made history as she is the first South Asian woman to be elected for this global position […]

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Umar Rehman Malik pays glowing tribute to Bilawal Bhutto for successful foreign policy

Staff Writer Islamabad: Prominent economist Umar Rehman Malik this week paid glowing tribute to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for successful foreign policy. In a statement, Umar Rehman Malik – son of the late Senator Rehman Malik – said that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had lifted Pakistan’s image in a few months as the […]

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Italy has invested in different sectors recently in Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy had invested in the sectors of food processing, chemicals, construction, leather, footwear, energy-related equipment and Information Technology in the recent months. He said Italy and Pakistan relations have fostered fast-growing cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment. Ambassador Ferrarese […]

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Italy stands with flood afectees in Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy supports the wellbeing of the flood affectees in Pakistan. With a view to contributing to the international humanitarian response to the violent monsoon-provoked floods, the Italian Cooperation Service has allocated a 500,000-euro emergency contribution to the International Federation of Red […]

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Halal Cosmetics sector offers an attraction for Indonesia, Pakistan: Ambassador Adam M. Tugio

Staff Writer Faisalabad: Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan Adam M. Tugio said this week that Indonesia and Pakistan must accelerate bilateral cooperation and research efforts to gain benefits from the flourishing Halal cosmetics market, which is rapidly increasing its share every year and creating number of investment opportunities with healthy future growth prospects. Speaking at […]

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UK removes Pakistan from ‘high risk third countries’ list

Staff Writer Islamabad: In recognition of Islamabad’s progress to improve money laundering and terrorist financing controls, the United Kingdom (UK) this week removed Pakistan from ‘High Risk Third Countries’ list. Taking to Twitter, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari shared a letter of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, revealing that the UK had removed Pakistan […]

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Aseefa Bhutto stresses on empowerment of youth via technical, vocational training

Staff Writer Larkana: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto Zardari this week stressed on the importance of empowering the youth, particularly women, through technical and vocational training and education, a necessity to create decent economic opportunities for younger generations and for the socio-economic sustainability of the country. Aseefa, who is former president Asif Ali […]

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China’s optimized COVID-19 response measures based on practical experience, data

China Economic Net Beijing: A Chinese health official said on Saturday that the 20 newly released measures on epidemic prevention and control were well conceived based on ample practical experience and related assessment data. On the basis of the ninth edition of the country’s COVID-19 control protocols, these measures, which were announced on Friday, optimized […]

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Digital technology propels China’s pursuit for common prosperity

China Economic Net Hangzhou: The 2022 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit that concluded this week has demonstrated the role of digital technologies in advancing common prosperity in China, with a focus on expanding businesses, bridging the urban-rural divide and narrowing the income gap. Numerous case studies, on-site presentations and informed voices at the conference asserted […]

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Beijing bourse unveils rules for margin trading, securities lending

China Economic Net Beijing: The Beijing Stock Exchange has unveiled rules for margin trading and securities lending to prepare for the start of such businesses. The new businesses will help meet investors’ diversified trading demand, improve the pricing function of the market and boost market liquidity, according to the bourse. The rules are generally in […]

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Japan to support Pakistan in safe water supply projects: Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro

Staff Writer Islamabad: Japanese Ambassador Wada Mitsuhiro said this week that the government of Japan would continue to cooperate with Pakistan in the supply of safe water to citizens and the improvement of the sewage treatment system. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the project of replacement of pumping machinery at the inline booster […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘unlikely’ to join Royals for first Christmas without Queen Elizabeth

Tom Sykes London: King Charles and Queen Camilla will host the royal Christmas at Sandringham this year, continuing the long tradition established by Queen Elizabeth II as part of a determined effort to emphasize continuity, despite the change of reign. However, Prince Harry and his family are unlikely to attend. A friend of the new […]

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Italy: Hottest October in northern part since 1800

Newswire Rome: Large swathes of northern Italy experienced the hottest October this year since record keeping began in 1800, the country’s National Research Council said. Temperatures reached 3.18 degrees Celsius above normal levels in the northern part of the country. However, in Italy as a whole, temperatures were high but not record-breaking. The Council said […]

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Pakistan and Denmark can cooperate much more on cultural sector: Ambassador Jakob Linulf

Staff Writer Lahore: Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Jakob Linulf said this week that Pakistan and Denmark can cooperate much more on the cultural sector. “In LHR (Lahore). Pakistani kids & families were thrilled, shifting from silence in anticipation of what would happen next & to great laughter & cheering. Very proud that this exchange […]

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Sherry Rehman urges int’l community to curb climate change

Cairo: Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman has urged the international community to take practical steps to save the world from the negative impacts of climate change. Addressing the Inter-Parliamentary Union at COP-27 in Egypt, the climate change minister stressed the necessity for collaborative responsibility to face the challenge of global warming, unprecedented rains, floods […]

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Rana Sanaullah underwent ‘minor procedure’ at AFIC Rawalpindi: Marriyum Aurangzeb

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said this week that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah was taken to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi for ‘minor procedure’. Taking to Twitter, she said Rana Sanaullah was in good health, refuting rumors regarding his physical condition. She said “interior Minister […]

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New UK prime minister, same old problems for the Conservatives and the country

Christopher Phillips Rishi Sunak’s attendance at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, in Cairo last week was his first major appearance on the global stage as UK prime minister. He has sought to portray himself as a reliable, safe pair of hands after the relative chaos overseen by his two predecessors, Boris Johnson and Liz […]

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Pakistan must get justice amid the climate challenges: Umar Rehman Malik

Staff Writer Islamabad: Financial expert Umar Rehman Malik said this week that Pakistan must get justice amid the climate challenges. “Justice is definitely what Pakistan needs. Heat is predicted to almost double death rates in Pakistan compared to richer countries,” he tweeted. Umar Rehman Malik was commenting on Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s tweet in […]

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Italy and Pakistan should explore all possible avenues for cooperation: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy and Pakistan should explore all the possible avenues focusing on agriculture, machinery, textiles, and tourism to bolster cooperation. Speaking at a recent event, the Ambassador said Italy and Pakistan have a long history of cordial relations and cooperation in political, […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese backs Pakistani cricket team after final loss

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week backed Pakistani cricket team after they lost in the T20 cricket world cup final. Speaking to Covert, the envoy said the Pakistani cricket team played well and the final match was a close encounter. “Reaching the final is in itself an achievement. Pakistan team […]

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Qatar always ready to cooperate with Pakistan: Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of the State of Qatar Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani this week said that his country was always ready to cooperate with Pakistan. In a meeting with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani saif that both the countries had excellent […]

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