monthly archives: May 2019

PM Imran to attend ‘Makkah Summit’ in Saudi Arabia today ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent Pakistan at the 14th Summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation being held in Makkah today. The conference titled ‘Makkah Summit: Together for the Future’ is being hosted by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The title of […]

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US withdraws tax exemption for Pak Embassy staff WASHINGTON: A year after the Trump administration imposed travel restrictions on Pakistani officials stationed here at the embassy, the State Department has now also withdrawn its Diplomatic Tax Exemption programme usually granted to foreign diplomats and consulars. The programme provides sales and use, occupancy, food, airline, gas, […]

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British Airways to resume services to Pakistan on June 2 ISLAMABAD: After almost eleven years of suspension, British Airways is going to start its three-per-week direct service from London to Islamabad on June 2, 2019. It is worth mentioning that in September 2008, the airways had suspended all its flights to Pakistan for indefinite period […]

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PM Imran thanks Saudi Arabia’s support at ‘difficult time’ ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday thanked the Saudi government for extending generous support to Pakistan at this difficult time. In a telephonic conversation with Governor Tabuk Prince Fahd bin Sultan Al Saud, Pm Imran Khan confirmed his participation in the forthcoming OIC Summit to be […]

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Saudi Arabia to activate deferred payment for petroleum products facility to Pakistan from July 1: Hafeez Shaikh ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh from July 01, 2019 Saudi Arabia is activating the deferred payment for petroleum facility of $275 million per month to Pakistan. Dr Hafeez took to Twitter to […]

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Pakistani FM Qureshi, India’s Sushma Swaraj sit next to each other in SCO meeting BISHKEK: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sit next to each other during the multilateral meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The SCO Council of Foreign Minister’s Meeting (SCO-CFM) is being held […]

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Pakistan, Russia sign Joint Statement on ‘No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space’ Pakistan and Russia signed a Joint Statement on ‘No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space’ on 22 May 2019 in Bishkek. The Joint Statement was signed by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Outer space is […]

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Chinese envoy calls on COAS, discusses regional security RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Monday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including regional security situation were discussed, said a statement issued here by the […]

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UK Labour leader expresses concern over Pak-IMF contract LONDON: Labour leader and opposition leader in the House of Commons Jeremy Corbyn has expressed reservations at the deal signed by Pakistani government with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying that such deals don’t benefit ordinary people. In an exclusive interview with this correspondent, the Labour leader […]

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Kuwait assures Pakistan of resolving visa issues KUWAIT CITY: Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has assured to make personal efforts in resolving issues confronting Pakistani community regarding visa restrictions, Radio Pakistan reported. He was talking to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who called on him in Kuwait on Sunday. The foreign minister […]

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