Xi ready to strengthen China-Russia energy cooperation

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping said this week that China is ready to work with Russia to forge closer partnership in energy cooperation. Energy cooperation is an important cornerstone of practical cooperation between China and Russia, and also a positive force for maintaining global energy security, Xi said in a congratulatory letter […]

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Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani meets Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Qatar in Islamabad Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani this week called on Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here and conveyed an invitation from the Qatari foreign minister to watch FIFA World Cup match in Qatar. The foreign minister congratulated the Qatari ambassador on his country hosting the biggest football event. […]

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Sajid Hussain Turi visits Pak-Afghan border to settle matters of mutual concerns

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi visited Pak-Afghan border at the Kharlachi and Borki area of Kurram district this week, where the border authorities briefed him on the border situation. In a bilateral negotiation, the reopening of Pak-Afghan border was decided for trade and movement. Along […]

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Youth Development Program by PML-N previous govt provided zero tax incentives: Marriyum

Staff Writer Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that Youth Development Program had been started during the previous regime of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz which provided zero tax incentives to the young generation. Delivering her speech at the launching ceremony of “Economic Affairs” magazine here, the minister said that in its previous […]

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Sherry Rehman hails COP-27 for setting up ‘loss and damage’ fund as a landmark achievement

Staff writer Sharm El-Sheikh: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman this week, while representing G-77 plus China group statement at the concluding plenary of the international climate change conference termed the establishment of Loss and Damage Fund a landmark achievement and the international moot as an implementation conference by fulfilling the long-standing goal. […]

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Pakistan can meet Romanian Human Resource needs: Sajid Hussian Turi

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi this week said that Pakistan had great potential to meet the human resource of Romania in all professional sectors. He expressed the remarks while meeting with Minister for Labour and Social Solidarity of Romania Marius-Constantin Budai in Bucharest. He said […]

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Umar Rehman Malik pays glowing tribute to Bilawal Bhutto for successful foreign policy

Staff Writer Islamabad: Prominent economist Umar Rehman Malik this week paid glowing tribute to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for successful foreign policy. In a statement, Umar Rehman Malik – son of the late Senator Rehman Malik – said that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had lifted Pakistan’s image in a few months as the […]

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UK removes Pakistan from ‘high risk third countries’ list

Staff Writer Islamabad: In recognition of Islamabad’s progress to improve money laundering and terrorist financing controls, the United Kingdom (UK) this week removed Pakistan from ‘High Risk Third Countries’ list. Taking to Twitter, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari shared a letter of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, revealing that the UK had removed Pakistan […]

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Sherry Rehman urges int’l community to curb climate change

Cairo: Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman has urged the international community to take practical steps to save the world from the negative impacts of climate change. Addressing the Inter-Parliamentary Union at COP-27 in Egypt, the climate change minister stressed the necessity for collaborative responsibility to face the challenge of global warming, unprecedented rains, floods […]

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Rana Sanaullah underwent ‘minor procedure’ at AFIC Rawalpindi: Marriyum Aurangzeb

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said this week that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah was taken to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi for ‘minor procedure’. Taking to Twitter, she said Rana Sanaullah was in good health, refuting rumors regarding his physical condition. She said “interior Minister […]

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New UK prime minister, same old problems for the Conservatives and the country

Christopher Phillips Rishi Sunak’s attendance at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, in Cairo last week was his first major appearance on the global stage as UK prime minister. He has sought to portray himself as a reliable, safe pair of hands after the relative chaos overseen by his two predecessors, Boris Johnson and Liz […]

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China stands with Pakistan amid challenges

Newswire Beijing: China has assured Pakistan that it fully supports Islamabad’s “legitimate aspirations, legitimate rights, and interests.” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi conveyed this to his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during a bilateral meeting in Beijing this week. “China’s development is a growing force for world peace and a stronger factor for global stability. […]

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Bilawal Bhutto lauds inclusion of climate crisis cost and damage in COP27 agenda

Staff Writer Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week said that the inclusion of climate cost and damage on the COP27’s agenda is something to be ‘optimistic’ about. In an interview, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto said that Pakistan is one of the most climate-affected countries, and contributes only 0.8% to global carbon emissions. Talking […]

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Sherry Rehman slams IK for his statement inciting martial law

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman this week slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for his statement inciting martial law. In a flurry of tweets on her official Twitter handle, the minister condemned Imran Khan’s statement of imposing martial law. Sherry Rehman said, “Imran Khan’s statement of imposing martial […]

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Italy to ban ‘illegal’ raves following Modena party

Newswire Rome: Fourteen organizers of an illegal Halloween rave in the northern city of Modena were reportedly arrested and €150,000 ($149,000) worth of audio equipment had been confiscated. Thirteen of those detained were Italian, authorities said, and one was Dutch. Police announced that they were clearing the last stragglers from the abandoned warehouse, where the […]

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US better give up attempt to contain China by utilizing Southeast Asian countries

Hu Xijin General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to China has achieved remarkable results. Ties between China and its neighboring countries are mainly supported by inter-governmental relations and huge trade volumes. But when it comes to China and Vietnam, the ruling parties of the two have maintained […]

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Zardari slams slogans against ‘institutions’

Staff Writer Karachi: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned sloganeering against state institutions in an event held in Lahore, according to an official statement. The statement comes days after several videos of the anti-establishment sloganeering against the surfaced on social media, among other videos carrying speeches of […]

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Advocacy for Climate Justice central to Pakistan’s COP27 position: Sherry Rehman

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman said this week that Pakistan was gearing up to make the case for climate justice at the upcoming multilateral climate forum COP27 in Egypt. The minister said, “We are in the 20th nightmarish week of longest relief phase in Pakistan’s history. As of now, […]

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Pakistan to establish technical, vocational varsity in S. Arabia for expatriates: Sajid Hussain Turi

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) Sajid Hussain Turi said this week that Pakistan, with the cooperation of Saudi Arabia, would establish a technical and vocational university for Overseas Pakistanis. He said that Saudi Arabia was the home of some 2.3 million Pakistanis who were working and living […]

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