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Ayatollah Khamanei asks India to prevent bullying of Muslims in Kashmir

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed concern about tensions in Kashmir, urging India to “prevent oppression and bullying of Muslims” in the Indian-occupied Himalayan region. ““We maintain good relations with the Indian government, but the Indian government is expected to adopt a fair policy toward the decent people of Kashmir so […]

PM’s Economic Team reviews development projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s economic team said that the government would simplify the procedures for release and utilization of development funds. The PM’s Economic Team met under the Chairmanship of the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance & Revenue which was attended by the Minister for Planning Development and Reform, Minister for Economic […]

Worrying situation in Jammu and Kashmir: Swedish FM

ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern about the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Wednesday urged Pakistan and India to find a bilateral diplomatic solution. The top Swedish diplomat made the remarks on Twitter following her telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. “Worrying situation in Jammu and Kashmir. In a telephone call […]

Entertainment industry is waiting for your support: Shaan Shahid tells PM

ISLAMABAD: Film star Shaan Shahid has appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to separate culture from information ministry in a bid to revive fortunes of the country’s entertainment industry. Shahid, who has been a staunch supporter of Imran Khan and his party, took to Twitter on Wednesday to draw the prime minister’s attention towards the […]

PM Imran expresses concern over recent spike in polio cases

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the federal and provincial authorities to undertake effective immunization and awareness campaigns to eradicate polio from the country. The PM was chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday which took stock of polio incidence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country. “Polio eradication is […]

Pakistan outperform India, Bangladesh in growth of freelance earnings: report

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has outperformed its arch-rivals India in the growth of freelance earnings in the second quarter, according to the global payment platform Payoneer’s Global Gig Economy Index. While the U.S. topped the global list, Pakistan grabbed the fourth spot followed by Ukraine, the Philippines and India, according to a report carried by Forbes. The […]

Pakistan briefs FATF representatives on anti-money laundering steps

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has briefed the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group about the steps taken to curb money laundering and terror financing. A Pakistani delegation, headed by Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan Reza Baqir, met representatives of the Asia Pacific Group (APG) – the regional affiliate of the FATF. Pakistani officials […]

Norway urges Pakistan, India to de-escalate Kashmir tension

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide on Wednesday to discuss the illegal actions by India in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Qureshi briefed the Norwegian FM on the unilateral steps taken by the Indian Government in order to consolidate its illegal occupation […]