High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri congratulates Pakistani cadet Afaq Mashwani on securing Maj Gen Finley Award 2024

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week congratulated Pakistani cadet Afaq Mashwani on securing Maj Gen Finley Award 2024 upon completing his training at Royal Military College of Australia. “Pakistani cadet Afaq Mashwani has secured Maj Gen Finley Award 2024 upon completing his training at Royal Military College of Australia. The […]

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Japan to create take-off, landing coordinator in airport control towers to prevent runway collisions

Tokyo: The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry will create a new control tower role that supports air traffic controllers, who are responsible for approving take-offs and landings, in a bid to strengthen the control function at major airports in the nation. In response to a fatal collision involving a Japan Airlines passenger plane and […]

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GC university, US embassy announce English access micro scholarship program

Abida Shaheen Islamabad: Government College University (GCU) Hyderabad has unveiled a golden opportunity for youngsters hailing from low-income households with the initiation of the two-year English Access Micro Scholarship Program. In collaboration with the United States (US) Embassy in Islamabad, this educational venture aims to empower disadvantaged children by enhancing their English language proficiency. The […]

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Ambassador Adam Tugio, Amir Muqam vow to boost Pakistan-Indonesia cooperation further

Celina Ali Peshawar: Adviser to the Prime Minister for Political and Public Affairs, National Heritage and Culture, Engr Amir Muqam this week said that Pakistan attached great values to its relations with Indonesia, which were governed by mutual respect and cooperation. Amir Muqam expressed these views during his meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of […]

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Ambassador Adam Tugio encourages students from Pakistan to study in Indonesia

Staff Writer Rawalpindi: The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia this week participated in a two-day International Education Summit 2023, on 4-5 March 2023 to promote education system in Indonesian and provide access information on scholarships being offered by universities in Indonesia. The event was organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce Industry (RCCI) with […]

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Ambassador Adam Tugio underscores enhanced defence cooperation between Indonesia, Pakistan

Staff Writer Islamabad: Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Adam Tugio this week urged the Pakistani business community to look at Indonesia as a trade hub for expanding its export to the huge market of more than 640 million people in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “Participation of a frigate vessel of Indonesian Navy to […]

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China expected to retire legacy J-7 fighter jets from combat service

Liu Xuanzun Beijing: With the Chinese aviation industry building advanced fighter jets at an increasing pace, the country has been retiring its J-7 fighter jets since 2018, and the legacy aircraft could be completely decommissioned from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force this year, experts said this week. In recent years, the PLA […]

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Indonesian FM grants ‘Best Performance Mission’ award to its Embassy in Islamabad under Ambassador Adam M Tugio

Staff Writer Islamabad: Indonesian Foreign Ministry this week granted its Embassy in Islamabad ‘Best Performance Mission’ award. The embassy has got this laurel for the second consecutive year. “The award is recognition of active engagement of the Embassy in promoting Indonesia in the receiving country through social media platforms,” said an official statement. “The Embassy […]

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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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Ambassador Sheikh Saud bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani inaugurates Qatar Charity mosque in Islamabad

Staff Writer Islamabad: Qatar’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sheikh Saud bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani recently inaugurated the Qatar Charity (QC) mosque in Islamabad. The ambassador was accompanied by a delegation from QC office in Pakistan. The opening was attended by Pakistani government officials, diplomats, and components of local humanitarian organisations. The mosque, the only one in […]

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Asian nations should avoid being used as chess pieces: China

Newswire Jakarta: China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has said that Southeast Asian nations should avoid being used as “chess pieces in major power rivalries”. Addressing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretariat in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, this week, Wang said many countries in the region were under pressure to take sides. “We should […]

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Importance of olives mentioned in holy books: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that the importance of olives was mentioned in the holy religious books including Holy Quran, Gospel and Bible. The Ambassador hosted an event to highlight Italy’s contribution to the promotion of Olive and Olive Oil and its Value Chain in Pakistan, through […]

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Iran, BRICS to both benefit from Tehran’s accession, says expert

Tehran: Cooperation of BRICS and Iran will benefit both sides, says Shuaib Bahman, senior researcher at the International Institute of Strategic Studies of Iran. “Iran will benefit from this process; it will also create and interesting and beneficial situation for BRICS,” he said in an interview. “(Iran’s) membership will benefit both sides.” According to the […]

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Italy has potential to become a huge partner of Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy was one of the biggest economies of European Union and had the potential to become a huge partner of Pakistan. Speaking to Pakistani delegations here, the envoy said Italy was the third largest economy in the European Union, after Germany and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Democracy summit will dodge questions on governance gap between China and US

Martin Jacques There is something more than a little ironic about President Biden’s Summit for Democracy this week. The intention is blindingly obvious: to rally the troops in favour of Western-style democracy and draw a line in the sand between “democracy” (ie, the West) and “autocracy” (ie, China and Russia). In this Biden faces two […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese and Albana Ferrarese advocate women empowerment

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and his wife Albana Ferrarese this week advocated for women empowerment, especially in Pakistan. They showed satisfaction with the progress of women in Pakistan as the literacy rate rises and the opportunities grow. Ambassador Ferrarese said that Women economic and social empowerment is essential for the development […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese shows particular interest in GB gemstone industry

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has said that gemstone industry in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) was of particular interest to him and his country. The envoy revealed that the government of Italy was considering establishing a training institute to promote the gems and jewelry and gemstone industry in GB. A meeting in this […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo concerned about Afghan children’s future

Newswire Rome: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that he was concerned about the future of the Afghan children. “Today, on World Children’s Day, my thoughts go to them and their future,” he tweeted, citing the children in the war-torn country where he worked hard for peace until August. Ambassador Stefano […]

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Japan begins accepting new entry applications amid COVID decline

Newswire Tokyo: The Japanese government started accepting new entry applications this week from companies and educational institutions for individuals from overseas, easing restrictions that were introduced in January amid the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 quarantine period has been cut to three days from 10 for business travelers who have been vaccinated as progress in inoculations […]

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