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Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame

Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame

Pakistan on Tuesday assured all-out support to the US for a negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict. The assurance was given by Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi to US Special Envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.Washington’s special envoy, tasked with finding a negotiated end toAfghanistan’s bloody 17-year-old war, will hold talks with […]

Wounded rebels evacuated ahead of Yemen talks as UN envoy visits

Wounded rebels evacuated ahead of Yemen talks as UN envoy visits

SANAA (AFP) – The UN s Yemen envoy visited rebel-held Sanaa on Monday as wounded insurgents were flown out of the capital for medical treatment, a key step towards bringing warring parties to the negotiating table in Sweden.A UN source said efforts were being made to reopen Sanaa International Airport, closed for the past three years […]

Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Paris award: mayor’s office

Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Paris award: mayor’s office

PARIS:Paris city will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary freedom of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, a mayor’s spokesperson said Friday.Mayor Anne Hidalgo decided to revoke the honour because of the “multiple violations of human rights recorded in Myanmar and the violence […]

Swati encroached on over 12 kanals of land: JIT

Swati encroached on over 12 kanals of land: JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government claims to have retrieved thousands of acres of encroached land in its first 100 days but a joint investigation team (JIT) has told the apex court that Federal Minister Azam Swati has encroached on 12.69 kanals of land in the federal capital.The three-member JIT, formed by the Supreme Court  to […]

PFVA reduces export target of Kinnow by 50,000 tons

PFVA reduces export target of Kinnow by 50,000 tons

 All Pakistan fruit and vegetable exporters, importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) has set current year export target of Kinnow to 325,000 tons by reducing 50,000 tons compared to the last year.The export of Kinnow is due to commence from 1st December 2018. Production of Kinnow during this year is expected to be around 2 million […]

PM Imran performs ground-breaking of Kartarpur Corridor today

PM Imran performs ground-breaking of Kartarpur Corridor today

ISLAMABAD  – Prime Minister Imran Khan will today (Wednesday) perform the ground-breaking of the four kilometers long Kartarpur Corridor.The corridor will connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Narowal district with Dera Baba Nanak in India s Gurdaspur District.Pakistan will build the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur while […]

ECC approves Rs1,066m grant to clear dues to families of deceased PSM employees

ECC approves Rs1,066m grant to clear dues to families of deceased PSM employees

ISLAMABAD  – The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Thursday approved a grant of Rs1,066.078 million for payment of outstanding dues to families of deceased employees of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM).The approval was given during a meeting of the ECC held on Thursday held with Finance Minister Asad Umar in chair.The meeting in consideration of the […]

Nobody can stop Pakistan from construction of dams: CJP Nisar

Nobody can stop Pakistan from construction of dams: CJP Nisar

LONDON  – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday said that nobody can stop Pakistan from construction of dams, Dunya News reported.Addressing a ceremony in connection with fundraising of Diamer-Bhasha dam at a hotel in London, Justice Saqib Nisar said that we will construct as many dams as we wish on Indus […]

Nick Jonas arrives in India ahead of wedding with Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas arrives in India ahead of wedding with Priyanka Chopra

Ahead of his wedding with the former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, American singer Nick Jonas has arrived in India on Thursday.As the star is currently shooting for her upcoming film The Sky is Pink in the Indian capital, she personally welcomed her fiance and later posted a loved-up photograph with him on Instagram. Along with the photograph, […]

Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa as landmark straightens

Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa as landmark straightens

ROME: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is now stable and has even straightened slightly thanks to engineering work to save the world-renowned tourist attraction, experts said on Wednesday.The tower’s Surveillance Group — set up to monitor restoration progress— said in a statement that after 17 years of observation “the Tower of Pisa is stable and very slowly reducing […]

Opposition in a hurry to see fall of my govt: PM Imran

Opposition in a hurry to see fall of my govt: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the opposition parties are in a hurry to see an end to his government in order to protect their corruption.Those making noise know that they will soon end up in jails, said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman while addressing the Pakistani diaspora in Kuala Lumpur, Express News reported. Prime […]

Pakistan receives first tranche of financial package from KSA

Pakistan receives first tranche of financial package from KSA

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan on Monday received first tranche of financial package of US$1 billion signed between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.A spokesperson from the State Bank of Bank (SBP) confirmed on Monday that Pakistan had received $1 billion from Saudi Arabia.The remaining US$2 billion was expected to arrive in Pakistan in the next few days, the […]