US manufacturing causes economic, spiritual decline

Ding Gang NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Monday about “growing Chinese efforts to control” critical infrastructure, supply chains and key industrial sectors. Like some European politicians who have pushed the “China threat” theory, Stoltenberg is using his fertile imagination to create false reasons to hide the looming recession across Europe in both economy […]

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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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Women in Pakistan leading economic and political arena: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that women in Pakistan were leading the economic and political arena. In a recent event, the envoy stressed the need to increase such activities in the future so that women could move towards greater economic empowerment. He argued that women’s economic and social […]

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US helping Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in health, education sectors: Ambassador Donald Blome

Peshawar: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome said this week that the US, in collaboration with the federal government, was helping Khyber Pakhtunkhwa improve health and educational facilities, strengthen the rule of law, develop agriculture sector and ensure women’s empowerment and economic development. “Through a donation of $130 million from American people, the US government […]

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Bilawal Bhutto thanks Nigeria for Pakistani national’s safe recovery

Staff Writer Islamabad; Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto this week thanked the officials and people of Nigeria and Pakistan for their role in ensuring safe recovery of Pakistani national Dr Abuzar Muhammad Afzal from the captivity of a Nigerian terrorist group. “Highly relieved by the safe release of Pakistani national Abuzar M Afzal, kidnapped in Nigeria […]

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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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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, […]

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Empowering parliament is the key

Senator Rehman Malik Except at the time of formulating the constitution or the 18th amendment, which is also hanging at present as bone of contention between Federation and provinces, the parliament has never acted effectively in the larger interest of the public. It rather created space for the manipulation of elections, disfiguring its democratic face […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo appreciates Pakistan’s first plastic road

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week appreciated Pakistan’s first plastic road. “What an excellent environment – friendly idea. I hope there will be a number of imitations,” he tweeted. In Islamabad, one kilometer stretch of Ataturk Avenue in Islamabad has been re-carpeted with tons of plastic bottles. A multinational soft drink […]

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‘31 years of you and me’ – Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo celebrates wedding anniversary with Lidia Pontecorvo

Newsiwre Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week celebrated his 31st wedding anniversary with Lidia Pontecorvo. “31 years of you and me. Still counting my blessings every day. Happy Anniversary to us,” he tweeted. The senior diplomat, who was until recently NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative, shared a picture of him and his wife. […]

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Rehman Malik felicitates workers on PPP’S 54th foundation day, pays homage to martyrs

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senior Leader and Former Interior Minister Senator A. Rehman Malik this week felicitated workers across the world on the occasion of the party’s 54th founding day anniversary. He said this is the day to pay rich tributes to former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and founding members of PPP […]

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UK and Pakistan finalise negotiations on bilateral readmissions agreement

Islamabad: The Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Home Office, Matthew Rycroft this week concluded a productive two-day visit to Pakistan by finalising an agreement to tackle illegal migration. Matthew Rycroft and Adviser to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar finalised negotiations on the UK-Pakistan Readmissions Agreement which will ensure the return of […]

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Ambassadors of Japan, Norway, Poland present credentials

Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan offers enormous investment opportunities and foreign businesses should take advantage of the business-friendly policies of the country, especially in agriculture, Information Technology, telecommunication, energy, and tourism sectors. The President expressed these views while talking to the Ambassador designates of Japan, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo: Italy ‘not abandoning’ those left in Afghanistan

Newswire Rome: The Italian NATO Ambassador in Afghanistan Stefano Pontecorvo has said that Italy was “not abandoning” those it had been unable to evacuate from Afghanistan. Italy’s final evacuation flight of refugees from Afghanistan landed at an airport in Rome recently carrying 58 Afghan citizens. Ambassador Pontecorvo said authorities “did our best, under these circumstances” […]

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Army focused on maintaining operational preparedness, ensuring country’s security against all threats: COAS

Islamabad: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said this week that Pakistan Army was focused on maintaining its operational preparedness and ensuring security of the country against all threats. He was addressing the participants of 23rd National Security Workshop who visited the General Headquarters here, said an ISPR media release. The participants […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo pays homage to Allama Iqbal

Newswire Rome: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has paid homage to the Poet of the East Allama Iqbal. “Remembering today the visionary poet and philosopher Allama #Iqbal, whose ideas and verses have inspired millions worldwide,” he tweeted on his birthday this week. Pakistanis celebrated the 142nd birth anniversary of the poet of East […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri-led High Commission for Pakistan in Canberra hosts International Seminar on Kashmir

Newswire Canberra: To mark the Kashmir Black Day, a Seminar titled “Taking Stock of Human Rights situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK)”, was held virtually at the High Commission for Pakistan in Canberra this week. The key Speakers of the Seminar included former President of Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir, […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo congratulates Pakistani cricket team for playing well

Newswire Islamabad: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has congratulated the Pakistani cricket team for performing well in the T-20 world cup so far. The former Italian Ambassador to Pakistan felicitated the Pakistan team for playing a “great game” after their win against India. He said that the national squad deserved to win as […]

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Italy, Pakistan collectively committed to preserve biodiversity: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week appreciated the role played by all the partner institutions in holding the ASviS 2021 on the subject of biodiversity and circular economy in Pakistan. Speaking at the Sustainable Development Festival – ASviS 2021 gathering held at the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), he expressed […]

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Islam promotes peace and harmony: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Newswire Canberra: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week stressed the need for clearing misconceptions about Islam, the religion which promotes peace and harmony for mankind. In his keynote address at the Seerat-un-Nabi Peace Conference organized by Pehchan Media Network, the High Commissioner called for collective efforts to fight the emerging threat […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo in Islamabad on Afghanistan peace mission

Newswire Islamabad: NATO’s Senior Civil Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo arrived in Islamabad this week on an Afghanistan peace mission. This envoy met army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood. In his meeting with General Bajwa, matters related to mutual interest, peace, and stability in the region and Afghanistan situation were discussed, […]

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CPEC power project in Sindh making steady progress: Chinese Ambassador

China Economic Net Islamabad: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) power project in Sindh province was making steady progress. The envoy appreciated the work on the Thar Energy Limited (TEL) Power Plant under CPEC. “Good news that the TEL 330MW Power Plant Project in Thar Block-II is […]

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Ambassador Adam Tugio launches Indonesian Batik Exhibition

Covert Report Islamabad: The Indonesian Ambassador launched the Batik Exhibition titled “Indonesia Batik: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” at the Centaurus Mall, Islamabad this week. The Exhibition which is collaboration between the Indonesian Embassy, Islamabad and the Batik Studio, Islamabad aims at transmitting inspiring innovative ideas and skill development in creative mediums and fashion industry. […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri appreciates Australians for enthusiastically participating in Covid vaccination campaign

Covert Report Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has appreciated the Australians for enthusiastically participating in the Covid vaccination campaign. “80% of eligible Australians have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Well done Australia,” he tweeted. The envoy, who recently took over the new assignment, encouraged the Pakistanis to get vaccinated […]

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UK tells EU again it may take unilateral steps to protect Northern Ireland trade

Kylie Maclellan and Elizabeth Piper Manchester:- Britain told the European Union this week it would trigger safeguard measures in their divorce deal if the bloc failed to agree to changes to smooth trade with Northern Ireland, saying the agreement had “come apart even more quickly than we feared”. Brexit minister David Frost told the ruling […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo says institution building must in Afghanistan

Newswire Rome: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that institution building is a must “if we want security force assistance to work” in Afghanistan. In his address on the launch of the book on “promoting the rule of law and good governance – SFA implications in international initiatives,” Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo thanked […]

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For Afghanistan, even the west must be self-critical: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Rome: Nobody expected a vertical collapse of Afghan institutions, but the international community must also make a profound reflection on what happened after 2011. Stefano Pontecorvo, Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in the land of kites, thinks of the last dramatic days he lived in Kabul and entrusts his analysis to Famiglia Cristiana, which […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo’s childhood in Kabul and 60 years later!

Newswire For two crucial weeks in August, Stefano Pontecorvo was the world’s eyes and ears inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. And although it wasn’t visible to the global public, the Italian diplomat was also the nerve center of the airlift that took place during those frantic weeks. As NATO’s senior civilian representative in […]

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