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Austrian mountaineer dies in Hunza Valley avalanche

Austrian mountaineer dies in Hunza Valley avalanche

  One member of a three-man mountaineering expedition has died in an avalanche on a more than 7,000-metre high peak in Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. Alpine Club of Pakistan secretary Karrar Haidri said Austrian mountaineer Christian Huber was killed when an avalanche hit the climbers’ tent on Friday night during a strong storm at […]

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

MANILA: Thousands of gay pride marchers braved heavy rain in Manila on Saturday calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage as the Philippines’ top court considers a landmark legal challenge to the current ban. Many of the marchers acknowledged they faced an uphill struggle in the conservative, largely Catholic country where even divorce is illegal. “We […]

Palestinians call for ‘revenge’ at funeral of boy killed by Israeli fire

Palestinians call for ‘revenge’ at funeral of boy killed by Israeli fire

GAZA CITY: Thousands of Palestinians on Saturday attended the funeral of the 11-year-old son of a Hamas military commander killed by Israeli fire in the southern Gaza Strip, with mourners demanding “revenge”. Yasser Abu al-Naja, whose father is a member of Hamas’s military wing, was shot in the head on Friday in border clashes near the southern city […]

President Mamnoon Hussain and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan agree to deepen bilateral relations

President Mamnoon Hussain and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan agree to deepen bilateral relations

By Asghar Ali Mubarak, June 09, 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain, who is on a visit to Qingdao, China, to attend the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of SCO Member States today met H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan on the sidelines of the Qingdao Summit. Both leaders held in-depth consultations […]

High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood hosts traditional Iftar in New Delhi

High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood hosts traditional Iftar in New Delhi

By Asghar Ali Mubarak, June 09, 2018 Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood hosted the traditional Iftar at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Friday. The guests included people from all walks of life — including political figures, community leaders, Sajjadah Nasheens of several holy shrines in India, senior representatives of Kashmiri […]

President Mamnoon Hussain and President Xi Jinping agreed to strengthen all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China

President Mamnoon Hussain and President Xi Jinping agreed to  strengthen all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China

By Asghar Ali Mubarak, June 09, 2018 President Mamnoon Hussain and President Xi Jinping agreed to further strengthen all weather strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China President Mamnoon Hussain held a bilateral meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping on 9 June 2018 at Qingdao, China. President of Pakistan is visiting China at the invitation […]

Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar re-elected president By.Asghar Ali Mubarak Islamabad; The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) re-elected Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar as their president, Shahbaz Ahmed Senior as the secretary and Ikhlaq Usmani as the treasurer of the organization — all three elected unopposed.The vice-presidents for all four provinces were also elected unopposed in today’s election […]

Joint Press Release on the4th Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) Meeting held in Islamabad on 14 May 2015

Joint Press Release on the4th Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) Meeting held in Islamabad on 14 May 2015

Islamabad, May, 14, 2018 Asghar Ali Mubarak The 4th meeting of Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) was held in Islamabad today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegations were led by Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai and Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua. In pursuance of the seven principals […]

“Association of Friends of Pakistan” launched in a meeting held at Embassy of Pakistan in France

“Association of Friends of Pakistan” launched in a meeting held at Embassy of Pakistan in France

Paris, 4th May, 2018: The first ever advocacy group, the “Association of Friends of Pakistan” was launched during a simple yet impressive ceremony held in the Embassy of Pakistan in Paris yesterday. The ceremony was attended by a large number of people including former French Ambassadors to Pakistan, representatives of French companies doing business in […]

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

Kim and Moon to meet at military demarcation line before summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s president Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said, in an occasion laden with symbolism. Moon will greet his visitor at the concrete blocks that mark the border between the […]

Iran’s Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.: state TV

Iran’s Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.: state TV

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying,” state television reported on Thursday. “The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist… All Muslim nations should stand united against […]

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