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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Denmark among top donors to refugees: Ambassador Jakob Linulf

Staff writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Jakob Linulf said this week that Denmark was among the top donors to the refugees in the world. “Afghanistan is becoming one the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Afghan refugees and their hosts in neighbouring countries are also facing increased challenges. Denmark is one of refugees top 10 […]

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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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Italy will extend all possible support to Pakistan to enhance olive production: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy will extend all possible support to Pakistan to enhance olive production. Speaking during a meeting of the Steering Committee, on Olive Culture Holistic and Multi-Professional Mechanism, for a Pakistani Olive Oil Value Chain project at the Ministry of National Food Security […]

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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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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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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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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri felicitates Ayla Majid on becoming first South Asian woman to be appointed as ACCA’s VP

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week felicitated Ayla Majid on becoming first South Asian woman to be appointed as Vice President of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). With the appointment, Majid has made history as she is the first South Asian woman to be elected for this global position […]

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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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Digital technology propels China’s pursuit for common prosperity

China Economic Net Hangzhou: The 2022 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit that concluded this week has demonstrated the role of digital technologies in advancing common prosperity in China, with a focus on expanding businesses, bridging the urban-rural divide and narrowing the income gap. Numerous case studies, on-site presentations and informed voices at the conference asserted […]

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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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Pakistan must get justice amid the climate challenges: Umar Rehman Malik

Staff Writer Islamabad: Financial expert Umar Rehman Malik said this week that Pakistan must get justice amid the climate challenges. “Justice is definitely what Pakistan needs. Heat is predicted to almost double death rates in Pakistan compared to richer countries,” he tweeted. Umar Rehman Malik was commenting on Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s tweet in […]

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Italy and Pakistan should explore all possible avenues for cooperation: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy and Pakistan should explore all the possible avenues focusing on agriculture, machinery, textiles, and tourism to bolster cooperation. Speaking at a recent event, the Ambassador said Italy and Pakistan have a long history of cordial relations and cooperation in political, […]

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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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Italy embassy in Pakistan celebrates National Unity and Armed Forces Day under Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese leadership

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s embassy in Pakistan led by Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese celebrated the National Unity and Armed Forces Day here this week. This day is celebrated since 1919 which commemorates the victory in World War I, a war event considered the completion of the process of unification of Italy. It is celebrated every 4 November, […]

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Italy investigates pressures put on young women gymnasts

Milan: Italy s sports authorities are studying reports of undue psychological pressure being placed on its young women gymnasts over their eating habits, after a complaint was lodged with a prosecutor. “Medals are a matter of national pride but no medal can make up for inappropriate behaviour,” Sports Minister Andrea Abodi said on Wednesday, Italian […]

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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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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri appreciates revival of 98 percent fields in Sindh after floods

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week appreciated that 98 percent fields in Sindh were ready for cultivation after floods. “We are a resilient nation and will overcome this challenge as well. Will Insha Allah (God willing) build back,” he tweeted. As the wheat sowing season is progressing in full swing, […]

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