China, France to cooperate on Notre-Dame restoration

Beijing: China and France will work together on the restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and the protection of China’s Terracotta Warriors. According to the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum in Shaanxi Province, the joint research endeavor with France’s Foundation for Cultural Heritage Sciences will predominantly focus on the protection of wooden remains and earthen […]

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Greece’s emergency response migrant program receives award

Newswire Athens: Greece’s National Emergency Response Mechanism (NERM) program, established two years ago in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), has received an award of ‘best practice’ for its contribution to rescuing young migrants from organized crime. Greece has earned recognition for its National Emergency Response Mechanism (NERM) program, a collaborative effort with […]

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Innovation Fund: EU invests €3.6 billion of emissions trading revenues in innovative clean tech projects

Celina Ali The Commission is awarding over €3.6 billion to 41 large-scale clean tech projects, to be financed through the EU Innovation Fund. With a focus on the REPowerEU Plan and phasing out Europe’s imports of Russian fossil fuels, these projects cover a wide range of industries, such as cement, steel, advanced biofuels, sustainable aviation […]

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Revival, expansion of Pakistan’s film industry vital to project national narrative through screen tourism: Marriyum

Liaquat Ali Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said this week that the revival and expansion of Pakistan’s film industry were vital to project the national narrative through screen tourism. “Screen tourism presents an opportunity to spread the narrative of Pakistan, as seen in the successful examples of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran, […]

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PML-N formally launches its elections campaign: Interior Minister

Staff Writer Faisalabad: Federal Interior Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan said this week that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has formally launched its election campaign and it would eliminate its opponents with the power of people’s mandate. Addressing a public gathering while inaugurating his public secretariat in NA-106 (PP-17-108) near Chak No.65-JB on Sadhar-Narwala Bypass Road […]

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FPCCI vows to sign trade accords with Ethiopian counterpart

Liaquat Ali Islamabad: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry this week vowed to sign accords with its counterpart from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) in May to boost the bilateral trade by strengthening trade and commerce ties between the two countries. FPCCI Senior Vice President Muhammad Suleman Chawla expressed the […]

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Taiwan not a place suitable for modern defensive warfare, not capable of sustaining a war

Hu Xijin Monday marked the third day of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA)’s drills in all directions around the island of Taiwan. No country in the world has strongly opposed the military exercises. This is because the provocation – the meeting between Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy – […]

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Pakistan has a good share of trade with Italy: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese this week said that Pakistan has a share of 10 percent of trade with Italy in the whole contribution with EU countries and in future both sides would extend more cooperation in trade and economy. In an interview, the envoy proposes enhanced Pakistan Italy trade. He stressed to enhance […]

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Italy-Pakistan bilateral trade and economic cooperation to be boosted: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week said that Italy-Pakistan bilateral trade and economic cooperation will be boosted with focused efforts. In an interview, the envoy said there was huge trade potential in different sectors of economy which needed to be explored and in this regard both sides were engaged […]

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Italy will continue to support Pakistan in olive production: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week that Italy will continue to support Pakistan in olive production. The Ambassador said Pakistan had a huge potential for olives and Italy will support Pakistanis efforts. He said the Olive Culture Holistic and Multi-Professional Mechanism for a Pakistani Olive Oil Value Chain Project, […]

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Nepal and Pakistan historical friends: Ambassador Tapas Adhikari

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari said this week that the relationship between Nepal and Pakistan had always been cordial and friendly. “The establishment of diplomatic relations in 1960 further enriched the bilateral engagements and understandings. Both the countries enjoy the excellent bilateral relations based on goodwill, mutual trust and cooperation,” he […]

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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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