Xi stresses advancing high-quality development in border ethnic regions

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more efforts to break new ground in promoting high-quality development in ethnic border regions. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his inspection trip to south China’s […]

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Imran Khan running the country’s economy on IMF’s directions: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly criticized the PTI government on the issue of high electricity and gas tariffs, saying that the IMF had directed Imran Khan to increase the electricity bill and the PTI government issued the ordinance in this regard. Imran Khan has run the Pakistani economy […]

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Putin, Biden to discuss cyber security

Moscow: The international information security will be a topic for discussions at the summit between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden as well as the expert dialogue, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for International Cyber Security Cooperation Andrei Krutskikh told reporters. “I can very confidently suggest that the topic of information security is […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo confirms commitment to support Afghanistan’s path to peace

Newswire Kabul: The NATO alliance this week reiterated its pledge to support Afghanistan and the political resolution of hostilities in the country, Stefano Pontecorvo, NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, said. Last Thursday, the official met with Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation. According to Ambassador Pontecorvo, they held […]

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Balochistan to witness prosperity revolution: Imran Khan

Newswire Quetta: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said the government was focused on bringing a revolution of prosperity in Balochistan through projects of infrastructure and human development.Addressing here at the groundbreaking of three roads under National Highway Authority (NHA), the prime minister said Balochistan had been long neglected in the past and the government […]

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Bilawal Bhutto asks Imran Khan to ‘clean up mess or go home’

Newswire Karachi: Referring to the recent clashes between the banned Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and the Punjab Police, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari this week asked PM Imran Khan to clean up his mess, or resign.The tweet from the PPP leader came a few hours after Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said the government would […]

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US keeps quiet about its plans for nuclear arms deployment: Russia

Moscow: Washington intentionally keeps quiet about its plans for the deployment of new nuclear weapon systems, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary this week following the release of the US Department of State’s report entitled 2021 Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments. “The report […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo assures of continuous coordination, support to Afghanistan

Kabul: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan has assured continuous coordination and support to Afghanistan.In a meeting with Haneef Atmar, Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister, Ambassador Pontecorvo assured Afghanistan and Atmar of continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism. He stressed the continuous support and cooperation with Afghanistan over the fight against […]

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Pakistan committed to expeditiously complete CPEC projects: PM

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week underscored the transformational significance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and reaffirmed the country’s commitment to expeditiously complete CPEC projects.The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, who called on him here.During the meeting, views were exchanged on China’s experience of poverty […]

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Xi reiterates commitment to upholding multilateralism during meeting with envoys

China Economic Net Beijing: President Xi Jinping this week reiterated China’s commitment to firmly uphold multilateralism and safeguard the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order based on international law. Xi spoke as he received credentials presented by 29 new ambassadors to China at the Great Hall of the […]

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US imposes sanctions on Russia, expels 10 diplomats

Washington: The United States announced economic sanctions against Russia this week and the expulsion of 10 diplomats in retaliation for what Washington says is the Kremlin’s US election interference, a massive cyber attack and other hostile activity. President Joe Biden ordered a widening of restrictions on US banks trading in Russian government debt, expelled 10 […]

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Afghan people will not forgive those who stand in the way of peace: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that Afghan people will not forgive, nor forget those who stand in the way of peace. “This is a historical opportunity for peace in Afghanistan. Everyone must seize this opportunity. Peace processes are not easy and they require compromise by the warring […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo assures support to Afghan peace

Newswire Kabul: Haneef Atmar, Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister met Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan this week. During the meeting, Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo assured and stressed the continuous support and cooperation with Afghanistan over the fight against terrorism and the peace process.Foreign Minister, Atmar expressed his appreciation for NATO’s support and hailed decisions […]

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Xi stresses role of revolutionary cultural relics

Cao Desheng Beining: President Xi Jinping has stressed the importance of protecting and utilizing cultural relics of revolutionary times in inspiring people throughout the country to build China into a modern socialist country and realize national rejuvenation.Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo attends change of command ceremony

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week attended a ceremony where Turkish Brigadier General Selçuk Yurtsizoğlu assumed command of the NATO-led Train, Advise, Assist Command-Capital – receiving his flag from Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli, Deputy Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission.Brigadier General Yurtsizoğlu replaced Brigadier General Ahmet Yaşar […]

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Imran Khan reiterates resolve for transparent, impartial voting process

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said introduction of electronic voting machine was critical for ensuring a transparent, safe and impartial voting process in the country.He said on the basis of past experiences, the introduction of such device was imperative for the national and democratic interests of the country and reiterated government’s resolve in […]

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Bilawal Bhutto directs party members to avoid anti-PDM comments

Newswire Karachi: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week advised his party leaders and media teams to avoid any critical commentary on Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) following the fissure within the opposition alliance on the strategy that emerged after Asif Ali Zardari’s demand of return of Nawaz Sharif before en masse resignations […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo discusses Afghan peace with Abdullah Abdullah

Newswire Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo met Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) this week to discuss the peace process.. They called for peaceful settlement & an end to violence, said an official statement.Abdullah Abdullah, hoped a “tangible progress” towards settlement at the Istanbul meeting scheduled […]

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IMF approves $500 million disbursements for Pakistan

Islamabad: The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million disbursement for the country under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), bringing the total budget support under the arrangement to about US$2 billion. “The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today the second through fifth reviews of the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility […]

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Zardari wants Sharif back

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari this week urged Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Nawaz Sharif to return to the country for join struggle against the federal government.He said that be it long march or no-confidence motion against the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must return to […]

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Imran Khan urges for food security, economic stability

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said it was time for Pakistan to get stronghold of national security by expanding its domain inclusive of climate change, economic stability and food security, besides focusing on military strength.Addressing at the launch of first annual Islamabad Security Dialogue themed ‘Together for Ideas’, the Prime Minister stressed the […]

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Afghanistan deserve peace: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Kabul: NATO Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has said that Afghanistan deserved peace.Speaking to NATO in Afghanistan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, he said Afghanistan had suffered a lot and the people were waiting for long lasting peace.They exchanged views about security cooperation and how to support ceasefire and reduction in violence initiatives, […]

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West’s actions have precipitated regulation of cyberspace, says Russian diplomat

Moscow: By their actions the Western nations have only precipitated regulation of the internet sphere, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. “It was them to precipitate what we have been stopping short of doing for quite a long time. We felt embarrassed about the necessity to impose regulative measures in the cyberspace. […]

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China, US to reset ties

Yang Sheng, Chen Shasha and Li Sikun Beijing: China and the US released great news that attracted world attention on Wednesday and Thursday, as the world’s two biggest economies decided to take the first step to reset their problematic ties.They announced a “2+2” meeting between the two countries’ chief diplomats next week, which was a […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo urges all groups in Afghanistan to observe peace

Newswire Kabul: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has urged all groups in Afghanistan to observe peace for the stability of the country.He said violence contradict commitment to reduce violence until a permanent ceasefire is reached in intra-Afghan talks. “Similarly, describing the violence as unacceptable as efforts are […]

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