Bilawal Bhutto urges focus on population control for sustainable development

Liaquat Ali Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week called upon the government and society to address the issue of rapid population growth for sustainable development and a prosperous future for all. He emphasised that reducing Pakistan’s population growth rate could significantly improve the quality of life for its citizens. In […]

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Khyber Pakthunkhwa Governor visits Chinese embassy, CPEC discussed

Newswire Islamabad: Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) Governor, Faisal Karim Kundi this week visited the embassy of People’s Republic of China at Islamabad where he was warmly welcomed by the Chinese ambassador Jiang Ziadong. The Governor while praising the role of China in progress and development of Pakistan said that extension of the z Hina-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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Pakistan to send 1000 graduates of agriculture studies to China for higher education, training

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan will send 1000 graduates of agriculture studies to China for higher education and training. The decision took place at a meeting of Minister Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Pakistan XU Hangtian with Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain in Islamabad this week. The meeting finalized the process for […]

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CPEC has interlinked Pakistan-China future: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor

Newswire Islamabad: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Faisal Karim Kundi this week emphasized that the futures of Pakistan and China are deeply interconnected through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). While addressing an international conference titled “Enhancing Community with a Shared Future for Mankind,” Governor Kundi underscored that CPEC is not merely an economic link between Pakistan and […]

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Bilawal Bhutto working for peaceful Pakistan: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik said this week that PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was working for a peaceful Pakistan. “In his comprehensive media talk in Peshawar Bilawal Bhutto Zardari highlighted the PPP’s commitment to positive politics. He criticized the rise of abusive and divisive politics, stressing the need […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri holds productive meeting with PNG premier

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week had a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape. “Honoured to have a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Honourable James Marape,” the envoy posted on X. He added: “(We) agreed to enhance […]

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US Ambassador Donald Blome congratulates 120 Pakistani Fulbright scholars

Celina Ali Islamabad: US Ambassador Donald Blome this week congratulated 120 Pakistani students and scholars on Thursday for receiving prestigious Fulbright scholarships to pursue Master’s and PhD programs in the United States. The group also includes participants in the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program. The Fulbright Program, the US government’s flagship academic exchange initiative, […]

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Pakistanis invited to invest in Indonesia

Liaquat Ali Peshawar: Indonesian diplomats this week invited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa businessmen to make investments in their country and offered multiple facilities along with a five-year tax holiday. Rahmat Hindiarta Kusuma, chargé d’affaires, and Axelsyah R Miraza, economic attaché and M Syofiyan Sur of the embassy of Republic of Indonesia made the offer during a visit […]

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Bhutto’s execution benefited Zia, violated justice: SC

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued a detailed opinion on the presidential reference regarding the execution of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, acknowledging that an innocent person was hanged without a transparent trial. Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa penned the 48-page opinion, with additional notes provided by Justice Sardar Tariq […]

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A digital corridor is helping Pakistani young entrepreneurs

China Economic Net Beijing: “Our platform could be said to be the Pakistani version of Pinduoduo. As an e-commerce platform targeting price-sensitive users, groceries and daily necessities are within our scope.” Fahad Raja, co-founder of Pakistani e-commerce platform Deal Kart, introduced himself at the EuroAsia Pakistan Digital Economy Forum held in Beijing this week. “As […]

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Shehbaz Sharif emphasises significant role of China in Balochistan development

Newswire Quetta: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week unveiled a historic package for the farmers of Balochistan, emphasizing the significant role of China in the province’s development. Highlighting China’s pivotal role, the PM announced the solarization of agricultural tubewells in Balochistan. A formal agreement was signed between the federal and provincial governments in this regard. […]

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Chinese company to establish state-of-the-art three gigawatt solar panel manufacturing plant in Karachi

Newswire Karachi: In a significant stride towards promoting clean energy and sustainable transportation, Chinese company Sinotec Solar is set to establish a state-of-the-art three gigawatt solar panel manufacturing plant in Karachi. This ambitious project will not only focus on the production of solar panels but also extend to the manufacturing of industrial batteries and electric […]

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Bhutto stands vindicated: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik this week said that first democratically elected Prime Minister, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had been vindicated after the Supreme Court declared the trial unfair. “July 5, 1977: A Black Day in Pakistan’s History. On this day, Pakistan’s first democratically elected Prime Minister, Shaheed Zulfikar […]

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Pakistan welcomes new British govt

Celina Ali ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top political leadership this week congratulated British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer for his historic victory in his country’s national elections, hoping the two countries would further strengthen their ties under his leadership. The Labour Party swept to power after more than a decade in opposition, as a jaded electorate handed […]

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USAID partners with local HEIs to boost student support services

Celina Ali Islamabad: In a bid to bolster student success in Pakistan’s universities, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) this week partnered with local higher education institutions (HEI) to strengthen student support services. This collaborative initiative seeks to empower students with vital skills necessary to thrive in the modern global landscape, said the […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets UNPG Acting VC

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week met Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea, Prof Betty Lovai. High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, who is Concurrently accredited to Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, wrote on X: “Had an excellent meeting with the Acting Vice […]

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Kazakhstan invites Pakistan to join first North-South transport forum in Aktau

Astana. Kazakhstan this week invited Pakistan to participate in the 1st Transport, Trade and Logistics Forum “North-South,” scheduled to be held on July 19–20 in Aktau, Trend reports. The corresponding invitation was made by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin to Abdul Aleem Khan, Federal Minister for the Board of Investment, Privatization, and […]

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Enhanced Pakistan-Italy ties discussed as Mohsin Naqvi meets Ambassador Marilina Armellin

Celina Ali Islamabad: Federal Minister for Interior, Mohsin Naqvi, met with the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, Marilina Armellin here this week. During the meeting, bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest were discussed in detail. The Federal Minister for Interior said that his recent visit to Italy was successful and productive, and during the meeting […]

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JVs between Chinese, Pakistani companies must be undertaken as soon as possible: High-level meeting told

Gwadar Pro Islamabad, June 25: A high level follow-up meeting on the Prime Minister’s recent visit to China was held under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Board of Investment, Privatization and Communications Abdul Aleem Khan and Minister for Commerce Jam Kamal Khan. In this meeting the progress was reviewed about Chinese and Pakistani Companies […]

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CPEC added 8,000MW electricity in Pakistani National Grid in first phase

Newswire Islamabad: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal said this week that mega infrastructure development projects were completed in the first phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and added 8,000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid. Addressing a high-level policy dialogue organized by the Belt and Road Investment […]

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s speech in NA highly inspiring, comprehensive: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik this week said PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s speech on budget was highly inspiring and comprehensive. “Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivered a highly inspiring and comprehensive budget speech, addressing the country’s socio-economic, political, and security issues,” he said in a statement. Umar Rehman Malik, he […]

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Pakistani researchers win prestigious UK Award for outstanding team impact

Celina Ali Islamabad: A team of researchers from the University of Karachi (UoK) has been honoured with the prestigious “Outstanding Team Impact Prize” by the UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC). The award recognized the team’s collaborative approach to medical research, which has made a significant impact in the field. Led by Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets Gulmina Bilal to discuss vocational training

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri had a productive meeting with Gulmina Bilal to discuss the vocational & technical training. “Had excellent meeting with @GulminaBila. Discussed various options to provide world-class vocational & technical training to Pakistani youth. With the focus shifting towards skills-based education globally, role of #NAVTTC is critical in […]

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Italy’s embassy in Pakistan confirms increase in Schengen visa fees

Celina Ali Islamabad: Italy embassy in Pakistan this week confirmed increase in the Schengen visa fees. “Please be informed that, following the publication of the Delegated Regulation of the European Commission n. 2024/1415 of 14/03/2024, Schengen visa fee amounts have changed,” said a statement by the embassy. It added: “The new wording of the art. […]

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MoU signed to promote ‘Made in Pakistan Products’ in France

Celina Ali Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to France Asim Iftikhar Ahmad this week attended a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Business Forum and International Business & Professional Corporation aimed at boosting commerce and trade activities and promoting ‘Made in Pakistan’ Products in France. Participants appreciated the working of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), which […]

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Denmark to help Pakistan with green transition: Ambassador Jakob Linulf

Celina Ali Islamabad: Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Jakob Linulf said this week that Denmark will continue to help Pakistan with green transition. In an interview, the Ambassador shared insights into Denmark’s extensive efforts to aid Pakistan in climate change adaptation and green transition. Ambassador Linulf, with his vast experience in trade, business promotion, climate, […]

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All Pakistani parties unanimously support CPEC

Newswire Islamabad: In a significant demonstration of solidarity this week, all major political parties in Pakistan united in their endorsement of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This came during a crucial meeting chaired by Liu Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) and a member of the Communist Party’s […]

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Pakistan ready for next phase of CPEC: PM Shehbaz Sharif

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week reiterated that Pakistan was ready for the new phase of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with a focus on industrial sectors and business-to-business collaboration. The prime minister made these remarks while talking to a Chinese delegation headed by Minister of International Department of the Central Committee of the […]

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Ambassador Marilina Armellin announces major initiative to educate out-of-school children in Pakistan through IRI

Celina Ali Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Marilina Armellin, this week announced a significant initiative aimed at educating out-of-school children in Pakistan through Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI). Education remains a distant dream for many children in rural Pakistan. Recognizing this, Ambassador Armellin has spearheaded an initiative to leverage radio broadcasts to highlight the benefits of […]

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Aseefa Bhutto Zardari’s first address in NA comprehensive, impactful: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik this week said that PPP’s Aseefa Bhutto Zardari’s first address in the National Assembly was comprehensive and impactful. “Bibi @AseefaBZ’s first speech in the @NAofPakistan was comprehensive and impactful, marked by a palpable sense of dedication, vision, and passion for serving the country and […]

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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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Pakistan’s economy hinges on stability, security: Mushahid

Celina Ali Islamabad: Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said this week that political stability and security are vital for boosting economy of this country. Improved security conditions and political stability are crucial for attracting foreign investment in this part of the region, he said in an interview. “In the past, our security operations, like Zarb-e-Azb, Radd-ul-Fasaad […]

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Number of Pakistani women officers taking combat courses in US up 150 percent in decade: Report

Newswire Islamabad: The number of Pakistani women officers who received military training in the United States increased by 150 percent in the last decade, according to a report released this month by the US State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. Since 2013, the number of Pakistani female military personnel participating in the International Military Education […]

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