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Pakistan Navy ships visit Morocco: A step towards revamping Pak-Africa ties

By Ali Basit As per IMF forecast, Africa will be second-fastest growing region in the world between 2016 and 2020 with annual growth of 4.5%. Seven African countries are posting annual growth rates well above 5.5%. Similarly, among the fifteen fastest growing global economies, eight are in Africa. Notwithstanding the fact that the region is […]

CPEC update: PM inaugurates Havelian-Thakot Section

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform the inauguration of Havelian-Thakot section of Hazara motorway project on Monday. The motorway is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. The project will serve as the main route for Pakistan-China commercial traffic. According to Radio Pakistan, the motorway shall directly benefit approximately seveCn million population of Hasan […]

Two dead, at least 100 homes lost in Australia bushfires

Sydney (AFP) – At least two people have died and 100 homes have been destroyed as an unprecedented number of bushfires tore through eastern Australia Saturday. New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian also said seven people were unaccounted for, as firefighters tried to contain dozens of out-of-control blazes that have raged in the state since […]

EU military committee chairman calls on President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has said that India’s illegal and unilateral actions to alter the disputed status of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) and suspension of civic liberties constitute human rights violations of the people of IoJ&K. The president was talking to Chairman, European Union Military Committee, General Claudio Graziano, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad […]

Passport mandatory to visit Sikh gurdwara in Pakistan: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief spokesman General Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Sikhs pilgrims intending to visit Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji gurdwara in Pakistan would require a valid passport in accordance with the law. “No compromise can be made on national security. The Sikh pilgrims will have to show passport to enter Pakistan,” Asif […]

Nine die in Matiari road mishap

ISLAMABAD: Nine people died and five others were wounded in a traffic accident in Matiari district of Sindh on Thursday morning. According to details, a passenger coach was on way to Karachi from Nawabshah when it  rammed into a donkey cart on the national highway near Mansura. Rescuers reached the scene and shifted the dead and […]

Pakistan HC in London denies rumors of visa closure for Sikh yatrees

LONDON: Pakistan High Commission has rejected rumours that it has stopped issuing visa to Sikh yatrees in England. “Misinformation is being spread by some elements that the visa requests for the Sikh Yatrees are not being entertained. This talk of closure of visa for Sikh Yatrees for 550 th Anniversary is incorrect and, therefore, be ignored,” […]

Six Pakistani startups to exhibit products at Singapore Fintech Festival: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced that six Pakistani startup would introduce their products and solutions at Singapore Fintech Festival next work. Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Qureshi said that Pakistan’s participation in the StarKar platform was an initiative of Pakistani High Commission and the country’s diaspora. “Proud of our youth for leading the […]

Lahore designated as UCCN member

LAHORE: Lahore has been designated as a member of the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) along-with 65 other cities of the world, says a press release received here today from Paris. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay while announcing UNESCO’s decision in Paris said that these cities were selected as member of UCCN in recognition of their efforts […]

Jemima takes a dig at JUI-F leader over “Wikileaks” gaffe

LONDON: Jemima Goldsmith, former wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan, took a swipe at JUI-F leader Mufti Kifyatullah over his bizarre claim that the founder of Wikileaks was Jemima’s cousin.  “For those who don’t speak Urdu –  apparently I have a first cousin called “Wiki” – who set up Wikileaks-  which is a Zionist tool, […]

Gov to launch massive plantation drive this year: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that that his government would launch a massive plantation drive this year. Addressing the 7th Asian Regional Conservative Forum of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Islamabad on Wednesday, PM Khan said Pakistan is a diverse country having  twelve ecological zones from desert to Himalayan forests. […]

CPEC pivotal for economic transformation, Pakistan-China ties: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that CPEC was pivotal both for Pakistan’s economic transformation as well as for further fortifying the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between China and Pakistan. The PM was speaking to China’s National Development and Reforms Center (NDRC)) vice chairman Mr. Ning Jizhe on Tuesday. Welcoming the Chinese official, the Prime […]

Aisam ul Haq slams ITF for ‘disgraceful’ Davis Cup decision

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan tennis star Aisam ul Haq termed as “shocking and disgraceful” the International Tennis Federation’s decision to shift India’s Davis Cup tie from Islamabad to a neutral venue. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Aisam said that Pakistan was getting penalized for someone else’s actions. “A really shocking,embarrassing,disgraceful,sad and unfair decision by @ITF_Tennis to hold […]

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif to be moved from Services Hospital

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be shifted to Sharif Medical City from Lahore’s Services Hospital.  The PML-N supremo has been under treatment at Services Hospital for 14 days due to low platelets count. The medical board has allowed allowed the former premier to start walk and exercise. The board suggested to carry out […]