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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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese vows to ease visa process for Pakistani businessmen

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week vowed to ease visa process for the Pakistani businessmen. The envoy hoped that the simplified the process of visa issuance to Pakistani businessmen and traders will further promote business to business ties between Pakistan and Italy. “Simplification of the VISA process and procedure […]

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Ambassador Adam M. Tugio for collaborative efforts among OIC countries to develop Traditional Herbal Medicine

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan Adam M. Tugio this week emphasized the need to accelerate collaborative efforts among the OIC countries for the development of Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM) in the wake of growing popularity of natural remedy methods and global awareness to protect environment for ensuring ‘Greener Future’. Addressing the participants […]

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Football event going to make a huge positive impact: Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said this week that the FIFA World Cup 2022 – the biggest sporting event in the global calendar in Qatar – will make a huge positive impact on the entire region. While briefing the media persons about the mega sporting event, […]

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Loss and Damage Fund a “major win” for all: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this week that the establishment of the Loss and Damage Fund and financial arrangements to address the issue of climate justice, was a “major win” for Pakistan and all of the developing world. The foreign minister, in a statement, said, “In monumental achievement for climate justice […]

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Italy stands with flood afectees in Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy supports the wellbeing of the flood affectees in Pakistan. With a view to contributing to the international humanitarian response to the violent monsoon-provoked floods, the Italian Cooperation Service has allocated a 500,000-euro emergency contribution to the International Federation of Red […]

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Halal Cosmetics sector offers an attraction for Indonesia, Pakistan: Ambassador Adam M. Tugio

Staff Writer Faisalabad: Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan Adam M. Tugio said this week that Indonesia and Pakistan must accelerate bilateral cooperation and research efforts to gain benefits from the flourishing Halal cosmetics market, which is rapidly increasing its share every year and creating number of investment opportunities with healthy future growth prospects. Speaking at […]

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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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Aseefa Bhutto stresses on empowerment of youth via technical, vocational training

Staff Writer Larkana: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto Zardari this week stressed on the importance of empowering the youth, particularly women, through technical and vocational training and education, a necessity to create decent economic opportunities for younger generations and for the socio-economic sustainability of the country. Aseefa, who is former president Asif Ali […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese backs Pakistani cricket team after final loss

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week backed Pakistani cricket team after they lost in the T20 cricket world cup final. Speaking to Covert, the envoy said the Pakistani cricket team played well and the final match was a close encounter. “Reaching the final is in itself an achievement. Pakistan team […]

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Qatar always ready to cooperate with Pakistan: Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of the State of Qatar Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani this week said that his country was always ready to cooperate with Pakistan. In a meeting with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar, Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani saif that both the countries had excellent […]

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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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Science, Technology varsity to be established in Kurrum: Sajid Hussain Turi

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi announced this week that a science and technology varsity would be established at Kurrum District of the ex-FATA area. The minister said this University is a catalyst project for the people of tribal areas who had been deprived of their […]

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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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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese co-hosts opera performance for flood relief

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s embassy in Pakistan led by Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese and Serena Hotels co-hosted a fundraising Opera Performance for the flood affectees this week. Aziz Boolani, CEO Serena Hotels appreciated the generous support of the Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese for joining hands with Serena Hotels in not only raising funds […]

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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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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese plays key role to boost coordination between Pakistan, Italy private sector

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese is playing key role in boosting the trade relations and strengthening close coordination between the private sectors of Italy and Pakistan. Under the Ambassador’s vision, bilateral trade between Italy and Pakistan can swell to €4 billion annually by fully exploiting the existing potential of the […]

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Italy’s first woman Premier Meloni vows ‘to serve with pride’

Newswire Rome: Brothers of Italy (FdI) leader Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italy’s first woman premier before President Sergio Mattarella this week. Meloni takes over the helm of government from Mario Draghi after her FdI spearheaded the right-wing coalition to victory in last month’s general election, winning around 26% of the vote on its […]

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Imran Khan’s ouster progress for Pakistan’s democracy: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week termed the ouster of former Prime Minister Imran Khan through a no-confidence motion as progress for Pakistan’s democracy. Bilawal, who is also the Foreign Minister, made the remarks while addressing the closing ceremony of the Asma Jahangir Conference. At the outset of […]

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Italy and Pakistan have unanimity of views on several issues of global importance: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy and Pakistan have unanimity of views on several issues of global importance, and mutual cooperation in all the fields has been on the rise. He said recently the ultimate Italy-Pakistan Mixed Economic Commission took place in Islamabad, where the two […]

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Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani receives envoys

Staff Writer Islamabad: The Ambassador of the State of Qatar in Pakistan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, this week received some Ambassadors and Diplomats accredited in Islamabad in his office at the Embassy. “During the meeting, matters of mutual interest were discussed,” the Qatari embassy said in a statement. The upcoming FIFA World Cup […]

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Bilawal Bhutto urges UNSC to act on Kashmir

Staff Writer ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wrote a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) President Michel Biang of Gabon this week about the “alarming” situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Munir Akram later met the president and delivered him the FM’s letter. The minister urged the […]

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Italy has emerged as Pakistan’s largest source of workers’ remittances from EU: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy has emerged as Pakistan’s largest source of workers’ remittances from the European Union and the second largest in Europe after the United Kingdom, as per Pakistan’s envoy to Italy. He said Italy has been playing a pivotal role in Pakistan’s socio-economic […]

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Yousaf Raza Gillani warns of legal action over his character assassination

Staff Writer Multan: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Vice Chairman Yousaf Raza Gillani said this week that the country was in a flood situation but on the other hand Chairman PTI Imran Khan was holding rallies and character assassinations. Addressing a news conference, Senator Yousaf Raza Gillani said that a certain section has been involved in […]

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Bilawal Bhutto thanks Germany for 60 million euros aid for flood victims

Staff Writer Berlin: Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while thanking the German government for its assistance for flood affectees in Pakistan, this week said the total amount of aid from Germany had reached 60 million euros. Talking to media, he said he held a positive meeting with the German Foreign Minister and they […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese attends joint sitting of parliament

Staff writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week attended the joint sitting of the parliament which was addressed by the President Arif Alvi. The always well-dressed envoy looked prominent in the guest gallery as the President started the new parliamentary year. Foreign diplomats of various countries posted in Pakistan also attended […]

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Ambassador Sheikh Saud bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani inaugurates Qatar Charity mosque in Islamabad

Staff Writer Islamabad: Qatar’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sheikh Saud bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani recently inaugurated the Qatar Charity (QC) mosque in Islamabad. The ambassador was accompanied by a delegation from QC office in Pakistan. The opening was attended by Pakistani government officials, diplomats, and components of local humanitarian organisations. The mosque, the only one in […]

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