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China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

By AFP SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  China cannot use its economic power to dodge its international responsibilities in the South China Sea and in deterring North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday. After talks in Australia, Tillerson insisted Washington wanted a productive relationship with Beijing, but said China must pull its weight on important […]

Pakistan climbs up in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking

Pakistan climbs up in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking

Pakistan has increased its ranking by one point – currently at 124 out of 136 countries – according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum. In 2016, Pakistan witnessed less than a million international tourists, with an average receipt per arrival estimated  at $328.3. The total receipts from […]

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

To save lives, WHO wants global focus on catching cancer early

Late diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be stepped up, the World Health Organization said on Friday. In a report launched ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4, the WHO said it wanted to improve chances of survival […]

Pakistan improves slightly to 116 rank on global corruption index

Pakistan improves slightly to 116 rank on global corruption index

The annual Corruption Perceptions Index, released by Transparency International (TI), has ranked Pakistan number 116 of 176 countries that were included in the index for the year 2016. The rank indicates a ‘high’ level of corruption in the country. The index, which ranks countries on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), […]

PM Nawaz apprises global leaders about humanitarian situation in Kashmir

PM Nawaz apprises global leaders about humanitarian situation in Kashmir

DAVOS: In separate meetings with premiers of Sweden and Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif apprised the leaders about grave human rights situation in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. In his meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Sharif dilated upon the ongoing human rights abuse by the Indian state and its security forces in […]

Nisar vows to recover missing activists amid global uproar

Nisar vows to recover missing activists amid global uproar

ISLAMABAD: The plight of missing academic Salman Haider and three other missing activists was highlighted on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday when Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed the house on the measures being taken to recover the four abducted men. “This government is not in the business of disappearing people and […]