High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri looks forward to Pakistan-Australia volleyball competition

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week said that he was looking forward to the volleyball competition between Pakistan and Australia. “Look forward to an exciting series,” he posted on X, citing the Australian volleyball team’s upcoming visit to Pakistan. The Australian volleyball team will arrive in Pakistan on May 26 […]

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Indonesian embassy partners with all-Pakistan women universities consortium for online sessions about Indonesia

Liaquat Ali Islamabad: The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Islamabad this week launched the first session of its 4th Online Internship Program (OIP) 2024 in collaboration with Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in Rawalpindi and All-Pakistan Women Universities Consortium (APWUC) with the theme “Women Empowerment”. The OIP has been divided into ten online […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri congratulates Sadiq Khan on election as Mayor of London

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week congratulated Sadiq Khan on being elected as the Mayor of London. “Congratulations Sadiq Khan on historic victory and best wishes for another successful term as Mayor of London. Londoners have once again shown how much they value inclusiveness and diversity,” the envoy said in a statement. […]

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PM Shehbaz Sharif eager to enhance cooperation with Denmark

Celina Ali Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week expressed interest in cooperation between Pakistan and Denmark in the fields of agriculture and environment-friendly energy projects. He was talking to a Danish delegation led by Chief Executive Officer of APM Terminals Keith Svendsen in Islamabad. Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Jakob Linulf was also present. […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri attends Pakistani hero’s funeral

Canberra: High Commissioner for Pakistan to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week attended the funeral of Faraz Ahmed Tahir and bid him final farewell. Later, the envoy stated that Faraz gave his life to save others. His bravery, courage, and selflessness will always be remembered, he added. The High Commissioner also conveyed sympathy and prayers […]

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IPRI, ILA Italy ink MoU on cooperation in international law development

Celina Ali Islamabad: The Italian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA Italy) and the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) this week signed a General Agreement for Cooperation to promote cooperation, information exchange and academic programs between the two Institutions on issues pertaining to understanding and development of international law. This strategic alliance marks a […]

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Migrant rescuers vindicated after Italy court drops trafficking charges

Newswire Rome: An Italian court threw out charges this week against crew members of migrant rescue ships, ending a controversial case seven years after the government accused them of colluding with traffickers. Crew members of the “Iuventa” charity ship, operated by German NGO Jugend Rettet, announced that the court in Trapani, Sicily had “(cleared) all […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri participates in annual networking event of APCC

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week participated in the annual networking event of Australia-Pakistan Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry. “Glad to be part of the annual networking event of Australia-Pakistan Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry – a useful useful platform to promote trade and investment ties between Pakistan […]

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Outstanding High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri plays crucial diplomatic role amid horrific attack at Bondi Junction

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week played a crucial diplomatic role amid a horrific attack at Bondi Junction by a man who went on a stabbing spree. The outstanding diplomat kept his home country updated about the event as there were reports of Pakistani victims in the incident. “The victims […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri appreciates Eid traditions in Pakistan

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week spoke about the Eid traditions in Pakistan. “A beautiful tradition associated with Eid,” the envoy posted on X, with a picture of colourful bangles. In Pakistan, the outlets of traditional bangles and henna are flooded with girls and women where special stalls in major […]

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Ambassador Jakob Linulf enjoys interactive session with Pakistani students

Celina Ali Islamabad: Denmark’s Ambassador to Pakistan Jakob Linulf this week enjoyed an interactive session with the Pakistani students. “Feeling inspired after the interactive session w the brilliant students of @Air_University,” he posted on X. The envoy added: “Topics of discussion were Green Transition & climate change mitigation. Thanks to the VC, Javaid Ahmed for […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri highlights Holy Quran placed at Islamic Museum in Melbourne

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week highlighted the Holy Quran placed at the Islamic Museum in Melbourne. “The Holy Quran in the Islamic Museum in Melbourne, used by Muslim Minister Ed Husic when he took oath in the Parliament was published in Karachi, Pakistan by Idaratul Quran,” the envoy posted […]

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Copenhagen has fewer statues of women than ‘mythical animals’ – but Denmark seeks change

Miranda Bryant Stockholm: Denmark has pledged to put up more statues of women, with the country’s culture minister saying the capital has “more statues of mythical beasts and horses”. According to the Danish government, only 31 of 321 statues and busts in Danish cities are of women. Of the 101 named statues in Copenhagen, only […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri hoists national flag to celebrate Pakistan Day

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week hoisted the national flag in the compound of the High Commission building to celebrate the Pakistan Day. In his speech on the occasion, the envoy paid tribute to the Pakistan Movement leaders and workers who gifted this beautiful country to their coming generations. High […]

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Italy: EPPO seizes 2.4 million metres of smuggled textiles worth €3 million

Newswire Rome: In an investigation into textile smuggling led by the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Bologna (Italy), the Italian Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza) of Prato have seized 2.4 million metres of illegally imported fabric, with an estimated value of €3 million. Law enforcement officers have seized rolls of fabric found in the […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri delivers speech at Macquarie University

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week delivered a speech at the Macquarie University. “Honoured to be the Occasional Speaker at Macquarie University’s 2024 Graduation Ceremony. Glad to share my thoughts with the very dynamic future leaders pursuing their dreams,” the envoy posted on X. Macquarie University is a public research […]

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers luxury train travel from Paris to Italy

Newswire Venice: A new luxury train route from Paris to Portofino on Italy’s Ligurian coast will become a reality this summer courtesy of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The three-night experience includes one night on board the iconic train followed by a two-night stay at the five-star Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio in […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets renowned photographer Andrea Francolini

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week met renowned photographer Andrea Francolini. “Andrea has extensively travelled across Pakistan and captured the beautiful landscape and faces of Pakistan. He is passionate about Truck Art, Education,” the envoy posted on X.Andrea Francolini is a renowned and award-winning Sydney Photographer specializing in Sydney corporate […]

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Italy values Azerbaijan’s Green Energy drive and lucrative business opportunities

Newswire Rome: Following mega oil and gas projects, Azerbaijan was determined to conduct a new energy project. This time, Azerbaijan aims to increase electricity generation, especially from renewable sources, and sell it to European markets. For this purpose, Baku cooperates with different well-known companies, such as bp, Vestas, ACWA Power, MASDAR, and so on. However, […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets NETSOL Technologies chief

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri met NETSOL Technologies chief Farooq Ghauri this week. “Glad to receive Farooq Ghauri, MD at NETSOL Technologies. He presented me Salim Ghauri’s book “Everything is Possible” which I’m sure will be an interesting read,” the envoy posted on X. The High Commissioner added: “@NETSOLTech is a […]

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Pakistan and Denmark special envoys discuss Afghan migrants

Newswire Islamabad: Asif Ali Durrani and Lars Bo Møller, special representatives of Pakistan and Denmark respectively on Afghan affairs, met this week to discuss the issues concerning Afghan migrants. Asif Ali Durrani, Pakistan’s special representative, announced on X, about his meeting with Lars Bo Møller, Denmark’s special representative on Afghanistan affairs. Earlier, Thomas West, the […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri visits cotton farms in Dubbo, NSW

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week visited cotton farms in Dubbo, NSW. “Glad to visit cotton farms in Dubbo, NSW. Discussed opportunities to further enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Australia in the agricultural sector,” he posted on X. Interestingly, a cotton farm west of Dubbo in regional New South Wales […]

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Italy to put €1.7 billion behind 1GW of agrivoltaics projects

Newswire Rome: The Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security (MASE) has issued a decree to pave the way to deploy €1.7 billion (US$1.8 billion) towards developing over 1GW of agrivoltaics (agriPV) projects. The funding was approved by the European Commission last November and is issued predominantly through its Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets Paul Phelan

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week met Paul Phelan, Director, International Mining and Resources Conference, Resourcing Tomorrow, and Future Minerals Forum. “Glad to meet Paul Phelan, Director, International Mining And Resources Conference, Resourcing Tomorrow, and Future Minerals Forum. Discussed avenues to showcase Pakistan’s huge mining and minerals potential including metallic, […]

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Prime Minister: Denmark to supply all its artillery to Ukraine

Newswire Munich: Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced that Denmark would transfer all of its artillery to Ukraine and called on European states to provide ammunition and air defense systems to the Ukrainian armed forces, as “they need them more now,” Ukrinform reported. Speaking at the 7th Ukrainian Lunch in Munich, organized by the Ukrainian […]

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Understanding Tipping in Italy: A Cultural Insight

Newswire Tipping in Italy represents a fascinating aspect of the cultural differences between Italy and the United States, reflecting deeper societal norms and expectations around service and hospitality. Unlike the U.S., where tipping is almost a mandatory practice tied closely to the service industry’s wage structure, Italy presents a more nuanced approach to gratuities. In […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri urges Pakistani students to take advantage of education opportunities in Australia

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week urged the Pakistani students to take advantage of education opportunities in Australia. “Opportunity for Pakistani students to study in Australia. Pakistan – Australia Awards are now open,” the envoy posted on X. Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships for study commencing in 2025 opened on […]

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