Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo greets ‘The European House – Ambrosetti’

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week greeted ‘The European House – Ambrosetti’ on holding the first edition of the “Towards the South” Forum. “Another great initiative by @Ambrosetti_,” he tweeted to appreciate the Forum. Earlier, the first edition of the “Towards the South” Forum was held on 13 and 14 May, […]

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Bilawal Bhutto, Blinken reiterate desire to strengthen multifaceted Pak-US relations

Staff Writer New York: Pakistan and the United States this week reiterated their desire to strengthen bilateral ties in the fields of economy, investment, and regional security. The expression of the desire was made by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they met on the sidelines […]

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Pakistan to fast-track key CPEC projects: FM Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week underlined that Pakistan was committed to high quality development of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and looked forward to fast-tracking key projects and accelerating industrial relocation to Pakistan, especially in CPEC Special Economic Zones. The foreign minister underscored his determination to inject fresh momentum in Pakistan-China […]

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ECP dismisses PTI’s reference against 20 rebel MPs

Staff Writer Islamabad: In a detailed judgment, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) this week dismissed the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s (PTI) reference against its 20 defecting members of the National Assembly for disqualification on grounds of defection under Article 63A (1) (a) of the constitution. A three-member panel of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commission […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo happy to contribute towards Pakistani Olive revolution

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that he was happy to contribute towards Pakistani Olive revolution. “Happy to have done my bit. Pakistani farmers and entrepreneurs did the rest, with a very good plan by the Pakistani authorities. The result is impressive growth in the olive sector. Proud to have […]

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Don’t believe in revenge, character assassination: Maryam Nawaz

Staff Writer LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz said on Tuesday that she doesn’t believe in character assassination and personal revenge. Reacting to a Tweet from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on social networking site Twitter, Maryam Nawaz wrote, “I don t know why you are doing this drama, even though Imran […]

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Antony Blinken greets Bilawal Bhutto, vows to work together

Staff Writer ISLAMABAD: Secretary of State Antony Blinken Friday invited newly appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to visit the US this month to attend the Global Food Security meeting, the Foreign Office said. In his maiden telephone call, Secretary Blinken congratulated his Pakistani counterpart on the assumption of his office and expressed the desire to […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo lauds Pakistan for efforts to enhance exports to Italy

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week lauded Pakistan for its efforts to enhance exports to Italy. “Well done to Pakistan,” he tweeted with a news story about the improvement in exports. Pakistan’s export to Italy is expected to cross $1 billion mark in the current fiscal year ending on June 30 […]

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Polls impossible without electoral reforms: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has appreciated the efforts of party workers in ‘getting rid of the Imran Khan-led government’ and said that electoral reforms were imperative before holding free and transparent general elections in the country. “Electoral reforms are necessary for free and fair elections and to stop […]

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US should regard Pacific Island countries as independent states: China

Newswire Beijing: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson this week reiterated that the security cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands does not target any third party, and that the United States should respect these Pacific Island countries as independent and sovereign states rather than as its appendages. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a […]

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18th amendment a historic achievement of PPP: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this week that the PPP’s previous government had achieved the historic target with the passage of the 18th constitutional amendment under the leadership of visionary former President Asif Ali Zardari. The 18th constitutional amendment was in fact, a true manifest of pro-masses exercise […]

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Pakistan committed to Afghan peace: Hina Rabbani Khar

Staff Writer Islamabad: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar this week said Pakistan was committed to continuing its efforts toward ensuring peace in Afghanistan and the region. She expressed these views in a meeting with Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq who called on her at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo mourns Bilquis Edhi’s death

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week mourned the death of the ‘mother of Pakistan’ Bilquis Edhi. “Such heartbreaking news to read about the departure of Mme Bilquis, rightly named The Mother of Pakistan for her service to humanity,” he tweeted. Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo added: “Lidia and me feel privileged and honoured […]

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Protection of environment topmost agenda: Sherry Rehman

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman said this week that the protection of country’s environment was topmost priority of the government where all necessary measures would be taken to address air quality related issues. In an interview, she said that government would take number of initiatives to improve the air quality […]

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Formation Commanders’ Conference takes note of propaganda campaign to malign Pakistan Army

Staff Writer Rawalpindi: The 79th Formation Commanders’ Conference, held here at the General Headquarters this week, took note of the recent propaganda campaign by some quarters to malign Pakistan Army and create division between the institution and society. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided the conference, said an Inter Services Public […]

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Italy a great destination for students from around the world: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that Italy was a great destination for students from around the world. His comments came after La Sapienza in Rome confirmed its position as the top university in the world for Classical Studies and Ancient History in the 2022 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds […]

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Xi Jinping: China and EU should add stabilizing factors to a turbulent world

Newswire Beijing: President Xi Jinping recalled his visit to the EU headquarters eight years ago when he suggested that China and Europe work together to build a bridge of friendship and cooperation across the Eurasian continent, foster a China-EU partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization, and forge a China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership of greater […]

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Aseefa Bhutto to enter practical politics

Staff Writer Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has announced his daughter Aseefa Bhutto’s entry into parliamentary politics. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman made the announcement while talking to the journalists here this week. Asif Ali Zardari said that he will introduce Aseefa Bhutto into parliamentary politics in the upcoming elections. Aseefa Bhutto had […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo joins ‘The European House’ as Principal Expert for geopolitical affairs

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week joined The European House as Principal Expert for geopolitical affairs. “Delighted and honoured to join The European House @Ambrosetti_as Principal Expert for geopolitical affairs. Thank you to @ValerioDeMolli Managing Partner and CEO of @Ambrosetti,” he said in a tweet. ?The European House – Ambrosetti is […]

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FAFEN outlines critical challenges to early elections

Islamabad: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has identified multiple constitutional, legal and operational challenges to the conduct of an early election. FAFEN, in a statement, said the Supreme Court would hopefully take a prompt decision about the constitutionality of the measures leading to the dissolution of the National Assembly as delay would accrue […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo urges Afghanistan to promote education

Newswire Islamabad: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week urged Afghanistan to promote education, especially for women. He retweeted a post by History of Afghanistan, which read: “1,000 years ago, the region of Afghanistan was a bastion of learning & pioneering educational institutions. Europe’s first college was modelled after the Islamic College (madrasa), which […]

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UN Environment Program praises Pakistan’s efforts to restore ecosystems

Islamabad: Pakistan’s efforts to restore ecosystems were praised this week by the United Nations Environment Program. Large-scale restoration initiatives, such as The Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project, are central to Pakistan’s efforts to support the UN Decade and promote ecosystem restoration, SAID UNEP’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Dechen Tsering in a statement. […]

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