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China warns Japan not to act as NATO ‘vanguard’

Liu Caiyu Beijing: China this week urged Japan to play a constructive role in maintaining and promoting peace, stability, development, and not act as a “vanguard” of NATO’s Asia-Pacific expansion, following Japan’s new defense white paper, which delivers its strongest words yet on Taiwan island. Observers said that such narratives smearing China expose Japan’s real […]

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Ambassador Jakob Linulf celebrates 75 years of Pakistan-Denmark diplomatic relations

Celina Ali Islamabad: Denmark’s Ambassador to Pakistan Jakob Linulf this week celebrated the 75 years of Pakistan-Denmark diplomatic relations. “Thrilled to celebrate a monumental milestone: 75 years of ????-???? diplomatic relations! In 1949, Danish representative in Tehran, Axel Caspar Frederik Sporon-Fridler, was accredited to Karachi,” he posted on X. Denmark-Pakistan relations are friendly. Pakistan and […]

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Bilawal Bhutto urges focus on population control for sustainable development

Liaquat Ali Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari this week called upon the government and society to address the issue of rapid population growth for sustainable development and a prosperous future for all. He emphasised that reducing Pakistan’s population growth rate could significantly improve the quality of life for its citizens. In […]

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Khyber Pakthunkhwa Governor visits Chinese embassy, CPEC discussed

Newswire Islamabad: Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) Governor, Faisal Karim Kundi this week visited the embassy of People’s Republic of China at Islamabad where he was warmly welcomed by the Chinese ambassador Jiang Ziadong. The Governor while praising the role of China in progress and development of Pakistan said that extension of the z Hina-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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Pakistan to send 1000 graduates of agriculture studies to China for higher education, training

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan will send 1000 graduates of agriculture studies to China for higher education and training. The decision took place at a meeting of Minister Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Pakistan XU Hangtian with Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain in Islamabad this week. The meeting finalized the process for […]

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CPEC has interlinked Pakistan-China future: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor

Newswire Islamabad: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Faisal Karim Kundi this week emphasized that the futures of Pakistan and China are deeply interconnected through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). While addressing an international conference titled “Enhancing Community with a Shared Future for Mankind,” Governor Kundi underscored that CPEC is not merely an economic link between Pakistan and […]

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Bilawal Bhutto working for peaceful Pakistan: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik said this week that PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was working for a peaceful Pakistan. “In his comprehensive media talk in Peshawar Bilawal Bhutto Zardari highlighted the PPP’s commitment to positive politics. He criticized the rise of abusive and divisive politics, stressing the need […]

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New British PM’s kids greeted by former young residents at Downing Street

London: The children of Britain’s former finance minister, Jeremy Hunt, left welcome notes for Keir Starmer’s children at his Downing Street residence, a gesture that the country’s new prime minister said was “really sweet and thoughtful”. Starmer, who won a landslide election victory last week, has yet to move into his new home because he […]

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Bulgaria loses almost €1bn due to Schengen accession delays this year

Krassen Nikolov Sofia: Bulgaria has lost €0.7 billion this year alone – including €423 million in direct losses and €225 million in lost benefits – as a result of not being fully admitted to the Schengen area, said caretaker Economy Minister Petko Nikolov. Bulgaria, along with Romania became Schengen Area members at the end of […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri holds productive meeting with PNG premier

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week had a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape. “Honoured to have a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Honourable James Marape,” the envoy posted on X. He added: “(We) agreed to enhance […]

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Kazakhstan’s surprise tax increase shakes up global uranium market

Astana: Kazakhstan has introduced a new Mineral Extraction Tax (MET) for uranium, with rates significantly increasing from 2026 onwards. The new tax structure is expected to discourage uranium production growth in Kazakhstan, the world’s largest uranium producer. Analysts predict that the reduced supply incentive, coupled with increasing uncertainty, could drive uranium prices higher. Uranium mining […]

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US Ambassador Donald Blome congratulates 120 Pakistani Fulbright scholars

Celina Ali Islamabad: US Ambassador Donald Blome this week congratulated 120 Pakistani students and scholars on Thursday for receiving prestigious Fulbright scholarships to pursue Master’s and PhD programs in the United States. The group also includes participants in the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program. The Fulbright Program, the US government’s flagship academic exchange initiative, […]

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‘The customer is not always right’: Japan fights growing scourge of customer harassment

Newswire Tokyo: Japan, known for its exacting service standards, is now taking a stronger stance against a growing scourge of customer harassment to protect its legions of service workers from abuse. On July 9, Takashimaya became the first major department store to announce measures against such harassment – kasuhara in Japanese. It warned that it […]

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China’s marine protection offers valuable experience, wisdom for global ocean governance

Global Times “Today, I brought a small item for my friends from the press,” Guo Fang, vice minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said as she displayed a scarf at a press conference where a white paper titled Marine Eco-Environmental Protection in China was issued. She explained that the scarf was actually made […]

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As 6G race begins, West is still caught up with China’s 5G: Global Times editorial

Global Times In recent days, two significant events have taken place in the global communication technology field. First, China has built the world’s first field test network for 6G communication and intelligent integration, significantly enhancing the performance of the communication system. Second, Germany plans to remove Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese communication companies’ technology and […]

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Pakistanis invited to invest in Indonesia

Liaquat Ali Peshawar: Indonesian diplomats this week invited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa businessmen to make investments in their country and offered multiple facilities along with a five-year tax holiday. Rahmat Hindiarta Kusuma, chargé d’affaires, and Axelsyah R Miraza, economic attaché and M Syofiyan Sur of the embassy of Republic of Indonesia made the offer during a visit […]

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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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A digital corridor is helping Pakistani young entrepreneurs

China Economic Net Beijing: “Our platform could be said to be the Pakistani version of Pinduoduo. As an e-commerce platform targeting price-sensitive users, groceries and daily necessities are within our scope.” Fahad Raja, co-founder of Pakistani e-commerce platform Deal Kart, introduced himself at the EuroAsia Pakistan Digital Economy Forum held in Beijing this week. “As […]

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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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Chinese company to establish state-of-the-art three gigawatt solar panel manufacturing plant in Karachi

Newswire Karachi: In a significant stride towards promoting clean energy and sustainable transportation, Chinese company Sinotec Solar is set to establish a state-of-the-art three gigawatt solar panel manufacturing plant in Karachi. This ambitious project will not only focus on the production of solar panels but also extend to the manufacturing of industrial batteries and electric […]

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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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Pakistan welcomes new British govt

Celina Ali ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top political leadership this week congratulated British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer for his historic victory in his country’s national elections, hoping the two countries would further strengthen their ties under his leadership. The Labour Party swept to power after more than a decade in opposition, as a jaded electorate handed […]

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Greece announces jobs for foreign labourers

Newswire Athens: Greece is grappling with a severe shortage of agricultural workers, prompting urgent calls from exporters to relax entry requirements for hiring foreign labourers. The deficit, estimated at 180,000 workers, has left swathes of land uncultivated and crops unharvested, dealing a significant blow to farmers and the economy, reported Schengen.News. The National Interprofessional Organization […]

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USAID partners with local HEIs to boost student support services

Celina Ali Islamabad: In a bid to bolster student success in Pakistan’s universities, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) this week partnered with local higher education institutions (HEI) to strengthen student support services. This collaborative initiative seeks to empower students with vital skills necessary to thrive in the modern global landscape, said the […]

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High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets UNPG Acting VC

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week met Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea, Prof Betty Lovai. High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, who is Concurrently accredited to Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, wrote on X: “Had an excellent meeting with the Acting Vice […]

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Kazakhstan invites Pakistan to join first North-South transport forum in Aktau

Astana. Kazakhstan this week invited Pakistan to participate in the 1st Transport, Trade and Logistics Forum “North-South,” scheduled to be held on July 19–20 in Aktau, Trend reports. The corresponding invitation was made by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin to Abdul Aleem Khan, Federal Minister for the Board of Investment, Privatization, and […]

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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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