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Cyclone kills 10 in south India’s tech hub Chennai

Cyclone kills 10 in south India’s tech hub Chennai

At least 10 people were killed when Cyclone Vardah slammed into the southern Indian tech hub of Chennai, bringing down houses and cutting off the electricity supply, authorities said Tuesday. Most were crushed by trees uprooted in winds of up to 140 kilometres per hour, which also cut power across large swathes of southern India […]

LUMS student found dead in hostel

LUMS student found dead in hostel

A Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) student was found dead in his hostel room on Monday, police said. Initial reports suggest Karachi resident Shahmir died either of a cardiac arrest or of a drug overdose, Superintendent Police (SP) Cantonment Tahir Rehman told Dawn. A notice issued by LUMS administration said Shahmir was found unresponsive […]

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ set up to guard Gwadar port’s sea lanes

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ set up to guard Gwadar port’s sea lanes

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ (TF-88) was established Tuesday for maritime security of Gwadar port and protection of associated sea lanes against both conventional and non-traditional threats. An International Maritime Conference on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held at Gwadar today to commission the TF-88 force. The creation of the special maritime force has […]

Imran ends parliament boycott, will attend session on Wednesday

Imran ends parliament boycott, will attend session on Wednesday

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday announced his decision to attend the session of parliament on Wednesday, ending his boycott of attending parliament sessions. The PTI chairman, while talking to media persons in the federal capital, alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lied to the parliament and the people in the wake […]

India developing atomic submarines: Tasneem Aslam

India developing atomic submarines: Tasneem Aslam

Additional Secretary (United Nations and Economic Cooperation) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tasneem Aslam on Tuesday said that India is developing atomic submarines, Radio Pakistan reported. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Aslam claimed that India is building its atomic stockpile ‘day by day’. “In these circumstances, Pakistan has no option but to keep itself […]

World Bank pauses dam arbitration to ‘protect Indus Waters Treaty’

World Bank pauses dam arbitration to ‘protect Indus Waters Treaty’

The World Bank (WB) on Monday announced a pause in arbitration between Islamabad and New Delhi on the matter of the two dams being constructed by India, calling on both countries “to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements”. In the aftermath of rising cross-border tensions following the Uri army base attack and an alleged […]

Embassy of Pakistan in Paris Celebrates Eid Milad Al Nabi

Embassy of Pakistan in Paris Celebrates Eid Milad Al Nabi

Embassy of Pakistan held a Naat Khawani to celebrate Eid Milad Al Nabi in Paris, today . Members of Pakistani community and officials of the Embassy attended the Eid Milad Celebrations. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque in his concluding remarks said that the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace […]

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 […]