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  • ISLAMABAD        -         Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Elizabeth Horst visited Islamabad December 8-9 to discuss US support for Pakistan’s flood recovery with government leaders. She said that for the 75 years, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said yesterday that Pakistan supports joint regional efforts for progress. The Foreign Minister met the Singaporean President Halimah Yacob during his official visit to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -         Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal Al-Thani said yesterday that Pakistan and Qatar were close friends. Speaking at a function here to celebrate the Qatar National Day, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD          -        Pakistan said yesterday that it was in contact with Russia for oil import amid energy crisis. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that Pakistan was in touch with Moscow ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -        Pakistan People’s Party yesterday ruled out early elections in the country amid threats by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to dissolve the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw and Punjab provincial assemblies. PPP Secretary General ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -           Pakistan yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the demolition of the historic Babri Mosque in the Indian city of Ayodhya by Hindu zealots. “The occasion is a sad reminder of the growing anti-Muslim ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -           Foreign Office yesterday said Pakistan remained in active contact with the Taliban government in Kabul on the matter of terrorist attack on Pakistan’s embassy there and expressed the confidence that it ...

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  • ISLAMABAD          -          British Foreign secretary James Cleverly yesterday announced the appointment of Dr Christian Turner to a senior diplomatic position in London as Director General Geopolitical (Political Director) at the UK’s ...

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  • Islamabad says also verifying the veracity of ISKP claim. ISLAMABAD      -   Pakistan yesterday said that terrorism must be defeated and urged Af¬ghanistan to investigate Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) claim of carrying out the Decem¬ber 2 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -   Ambassador of Italy Andreas Ferra­rese On Sunday decorated Filiberto Gabresi with the (Cavaliere) knight­hood on behalf of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.  Addressing the award ceremony, Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese said that Italy was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -   The Foreign Office spokesper­son on Friday said that Afghani­stan would hopefully respect the promises made during the visit of Minister of State Hina Rabba­ni Khar to Kabul, that their terri­tory would not be used for terror­ism against ...

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  • ISLAMABAD      -         The government Friday appointed Dr Asad Majeed Khan as the new Foreign Secretary. Khan is a career Pakistan Foreign Service Officer. He has been nominated as the 31st Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. Dr Asad Majeed Khan is Ambassador of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD        -          US Ambassador Donald Blome announced yesterday that the United States, in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), delivered $8 million of assistance to Pakistani farmers affected by the devastating ...

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  • ISLAMABAD       -        Although the coalition government doubts the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s intention to dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assemblies, it is very much concerned about the situation that may emerge in such an ...

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  • ISLAMABAD     -        A cultural night was organized yesterday at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Pakistan and Türkiye. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Hina ...

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  • ISLAMABAD     -      United States Ambassador Donald Blome joined officials from the University of Utah and the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal to inaugurate the International Summit on Higher Education and Workforce ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -         UN Women and the Embassy of Sweden organised an award ceremony titled, “2021 in Retrospective Celebrating Actions to End Violence Against Women” during 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign. The aim of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD     -        Former President Asif Ali Zardari, on the occasion of the Foundation Day of the Pakistan People’s Party, paid homage to the heroes of the party who were martyred while standing firm on their ideology. He paid tributes to those who have ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  -        Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his Party’s struggle for 55 years is close to fruition as there will be the supremacy of the constitution and democracy will be strengthened in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD        -        Pakistan aims to boost cooperative relations with Afghanistan, halt to attacks from Afghan soil, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar told her Afghan counterpart and other senior Afghan officials during the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD      -         Pakistan People’s Party does not favour delay in general elections neither it wants snap polls, top party leaders said. Yesterday, former president Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaui Movement convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui ...

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  • ISLAMABAD     -   Pakistan yesterday ex­pressed grave concern over confirmation of In­dian BJP leadership’s direct involvement in anti-Muslim violence during the horrific Gu­jarat riots of 2002 that led to killing of over two thousand ...

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  • ISLAMABAD      -   Pakistan People’s Party yesterday urged Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan to go ahead with the dissolution of the provincial assemblies where the PTI leads the government – in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunhaw. “Although in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -        Pakistan is moving closer to ink oil and gas deals with Russia as part of its policy of not supporting bloc politics. Pakistan is set to send a powerful delegation to Russia in the coming days to discuss long-term cooperation in energy sector. This ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -        The National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday called for transfer of prisoners treaties and reviewed Pakistan’s international treaties. The committee discussed Pakistan’s international treaties, international ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -      Pakistan yesterday said that Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) was burning and the world must act to save the Kashmiris. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that Pakistan had not ...

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  • ISLAMABAD       -         The fact that an erstwhile political foe Shehbaz Sharif – now the Prime Minister – keeps on seeking Asif Ali Zardari’s help proves the Pakistan People’s Party supremo has the capability to resolve issues ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         US Ambassador Donald Blome visited Quetta on Wednesday to meet with Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, local partners working to advance climate change adaptation, representatives of higher education ...

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  • ISLAMABAD        -           Pakistan on Wednesday urged for Global Action Plan to counter alarming surge in Islamophobia. Addressing the 9th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC), hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD      -         Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani may finally become the Senate Chairman as the incumbent Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani is set to face a fatal no-confidence motion. About two years ago, in August 2019, then opposition’s ...

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