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Ishaq Dar Meets his French Counterpart in Paris

Ishaq Dar Meets his French Counterpart in Paris

Concluding his official visit to Paris, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister met with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin yesterday. This was his second meeting with French counterpart in the last three months. Minister Sapin congratulated the Finance Minister on joining the Open Government Partnership process. He also appreciated the ratification by Pakistan of the […]

Dar Holds Bilateral with CEO of French Development Agency (AFD)

Dar Holds Bilateral with CEO of French Development Agency (AFD)

Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs met with Mr. Remy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer of French Development Agency (AFD) in Paris yesterday. The CEO of AFD appreciated the progress that Pakistan has made in stabilizing economy and taking it to a higher trajectory of growth. During the meeting, Finance Minister […]

Ishaq Dar Holds Bilateral with Secretary General, OECD

Ishaq Dar Holds Bilateral with Secretary General, OECD

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq held bilateral meeting with Mr. Angel Gurria, Secretary General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris today. This was his second meeting with OECD Secretary General in the last three months. The Finance Minister informed the Secretary General that the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in […]

Pakistan Joins 70 member Open Government Partnership

Pakistan Joins 70 member Open Government Partnership

Paris 7th December, 2016. Pakistan has joined the rank of 70 member countries of Open Government Partnership (OGP). This was announced by Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs at the opening ceremony of the 3-day 4th OGP Summit held in Paris, today. He handed Pakistan’s Letter of Intent to […]

Ishaq Dar will attend OGP Summit, AFD moot & hold Bilateral Meetings in France

Ishaq Dar will attend OGP Summit, AFD moot & hold Bilateral Meetings in France

Paris, 5th December, 2016. Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs will undertake a three day official visit to Paris, France starting from tomorrow. Senator Dar accepted the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and the UK government to participate in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit being […]

Pak-France Cooperation in Archaeology Augments Knowledge of Ancient Pakistan

Pak-France Cooperation in Archaeology Augments Knowledge of Ancient Pakistan

November 29, 2016. France and Pakistan have a long history of strong and continuous cooperation in the field of archaeology, dating bacto the first field mission by a French archaeological team in 1958. The ambassador stated this while talking to Dr. Aurore Didier, Head of French Archaeological Mission in the Indus Basin (MAFBI) who called […]

Embassy of Pakistan Honored Recipient of Foundation Chirac Prize

Embassy of Pakistan Honored Recipient of Foundation Chirac Prize

Paris, 25th November, 2016. Embassy of Pakistan hosted a reception to honor Ms. Gulalai Ismail cofounder of NGO “Aware Girls” who was conferred with Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention by President Jacques Chirac Foundation yesterday in Paris. This was in recognition of “Aware Girls” contributions toward development of a culture of peace and non-violence in […]

Two Young Pakistani Women Receives Foundation Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention”

Two Young Pakistani Women Receives Foundation Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention”

Paris, 24th November, 2016.Two young Pakistani women Ms. Gulalai Ismail and Ms. Saba Ismail cofounder of NGO “Aware Girls” have been conferred with the prestigious Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention” in recognition of their contributions toward development of a culture of peace and non-violence through the action of women and youth in Pakistan. The Prize […]

ICCBS of Pakistan Becomes UNESCO’s Category-II Partner

ICCBS of Pakistan Becomes UNESCO’s Category-II Partner

Paris 21st November, 2016. International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of Pakistan, has officially became the Category-II partner of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The partnership agreement was signed between Director General UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova and Dr. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of ICCBS in an impressive ceremony held at the […]

Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Volkswagen has announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide with about 23,000 of the losses borne in Germany. VW, still dealing with the aftermath of the emissions-cheating scandal, aims to rejuvenate its core brand, and develop new electric and self-driving cars. VW says it will create 9,000 jobs as part of investments in new products. […]

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Police in India are looking for Sadhvi Deva Thakur, a self-proclaimed Indian god-woman, who is on the run after firing celebratory shots in the air at a wedding. The groom’s aunt was killed and three of his relatives critically wounded. The YES URDU NEWS Geeta Pandey profiles this controversial preacher. In a video of the incident that […]

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

A British tourist has become the third person this week to die on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The 60-year-old man was scuba diving at Agincourt Reef in Far North Queensland when he was seen to be in trouble, tour operator Quicksilver said. The tourist, a certified diver, was helped to the surface but could not […]