China urges US to stop smearing China, contribute to cyberspace security

Beijing: China urges the United States to stop its smears and vilification against China, act responsibly and contribute to the peace and security of the cyberspace, a foreign ministry spokesperson said this week. Spokesperson Lin Jian made the remarks at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on a newly-released report by China’s National […]

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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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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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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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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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US willing to sacrifice whole Asia-Pacific for own gains

Zheng Yongnian Today, no one can underestimate the possibility of a world war breaking out. The world is rapidly polarizing and this polarization is evident across major dimensions including economic, ideological and geopolitical. It is crucial to emphasize that this polarization is being engineered from the top down – artificially – rather than emerging organically […]

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Italy: PM Meloni insists French election result not defeat for far right

Rome: Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, this week said that no party in France emerged victorious in the just-concluded legislative elections, in which the far-right National Rally (RN) was beaten into third by a leftist coalition and President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist bloc. The Italian leader’s comments were part of reactions pouring from across Europe over […]

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China’s EV architect says investing in Europe a way forward

Hefei: The man who spearheaded China’s electric car strategy said Wednesday that Chinese investment in the European electric vehicles industry could be a way forward for both sides amid trade tensions. “I believe the governments [of China and the European Union] are now considering how, through negotiations, they can combine investment together with commodity trade,” […]

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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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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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Roundtable discussion on “Astana Summit 2024: Solidifying SCO’s Partnerships” held

Celina Ali Islamabad: China Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) this week hosted a roundtable discussion titled, “Astana Summit 2024: Solidifying SCO’s Partnerships”. The event was moderated by Dr Talat Shabbir, Director CPSC. The speakers at the roundtable included Ambassador Sohail Mahmood, Director General ISSI; Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman BoG, […]

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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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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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France deepens military ties with Germany, Poland

Paris: France, Germany and Poland agreed this week to deepen defense cooperation ahead of a snap election that could see the far-right National Rally enter the French government. French Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu shared the stage with his German and Polish counterparts, Boris Pistorius and Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, to make the announcements on joint exercises, […]

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Pakistan to follow China to promote business opportunities

Celina Ali Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said this week that his country will seek assistance from Chinese experts to establish a pilot facilitation center modeled after the one-stop shop in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, to promote a business and investor-friendly environment. Addressing a meeting to enhance business opportunities and facilitate the business […]

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Sherry Rehman elected chair of Senate panel on climate change

Liaquat Ali Islamabad: Senator Sherry Rehman was this week unanimously elected as the chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change. Her nomination by Senator Qurratulain Marri was seconded by Senator Agha Shahzaib Durrani. In her acceptance speech, Senator Sherry Rehman expressed gratitude to her colleagues for their support and confidence in her leadership. […]

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China visit highly successful, high-powered Chinese delegation to visit Pakistan soon: Shehbaz Sharif

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said this week that his recent five-day visit to China was highly successful, with a high-powered Chinese delegation expected to visit Pakistan soon. Chairing the federal cabinet meeting here, the Prime Minister emphasized that the collective efforts of his team, including federal ministers and secretaries, were instrumental in making […]

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Sindh government performing amazingly in health sector: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik said this week that the Sindh government led by the PPP was performing amazingly in the health sector. “The Sindh government under the vision of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has made significant strides in combating fatal diseases, earning commendation both nationally and internationally,” he said […]

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The triple significance of the successful holding of Straits Forum

Global Times The 16th Straits Forum opened in the coastal city of Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province on Friday. This forum received enthusiastic responses from a large number of Taiwan compatriots, with representatives from political parties, organizers, industry representatives, community leaders, as well as guests from various sectors such as youth, education, culture, health, agriculture, […]

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Macron: France facing ‘very serious’ moment as far-right and far-left lead polls

Borgo Egnazia: France is facing a “very serious” moment as parliamentary elections loom, said President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, with financial markets rattled by the country’s far-right and far-left political blocs currently leading polls. Political uncertainty has already triggered a brutal sell-off of French bonds and stocks after Macron unexpectedly called the election, following a […]

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China, Pakistan to further advance CPEC

Celina Ali Islamabad: China and Pakistan agreed to further deepen economic cooperation and advance the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project during talks between Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Beijing this week. The two sides signed a number of bilateral cooperation documents after their talks in such fields as transport, […]

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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in talks to boost Kazakh oil transit

Astana: Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are in discussions to increase the transit of Kazakh oil through Azerbaijan, potentially raising the volume to between five and seven million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Zaur Gakhramanov, an adviser to the president of SOCAR, Azerbaijan’s state-owned oil business, confirmed the development. Kazakhstan is actively seeking to diversify its energy export […]

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Empowering local business community key to resolving Pakistan’s economic crisis: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik this week called for the creation of a conducive business environment to address Pakistan’s prevailing economic crisis. Speaking in a debate on Pakistan’s economy, which featured leading economists, Umar Rehman Malik emphasized the empowerment of local businessmen and the need for robust support for […]

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