monthly archives: June 2019

Qatar says it will invest $3 billion in Pakistan DOHA: Qatar is making $3 billion dollars worth of new investments in Pakistan, in the form of deposits and direct investments, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Following this investment, the economic partnership between Qatar and Pakistan will reach $9 billion, the Qatar News Agency reported, quoting foreign […]

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UN declares Pakistan ‘family station’ for its international staff ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has declared Pakistan ‘Family Station’ for its international staff with effect from June 14. This was informed by International Civil Service Commission of the UN in a letter to Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi. According to the letter from the […]

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UK says will not sign ‘politically motivated extradition treaty’ LONDON: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that his country will not sign any extradition treaty, which could be used for politically motivated cases. At a joint press conference with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), both […]

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China installs outer dome on Hualong One reactor in Karachi SHANGHAI: China has finished building the outer safety dome at its first overseas “Hualong One” nuclear reactor in Karachi, with the project scheduled to be finished by the end of 2020, the China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said late Tuesday. China is hoping to use […]

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Putin wants good ties with Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his desire to have good relations with Pakistan during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the recent SCO summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. President Vladimir Putin and PM Imran Khan were also seen seated close to each other during […]

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UK wants Pakistan to take back thousands of migrants LONDON: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Britain wants Pakistan to take back thousands of Pakistanis who have overstayed their visit visa in the UK and have no status but cannot be sent back to Pakistan without a proper treaty. At a press […]

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Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder warms up to steal Paris Air Show Islamabad: PAF JF-17 Thunder started its practice drills for the 53rd Paris Air Show starting from 17 June, 2019 at the Le Bourget Airport, Paris. PAF demo team practised series of aerobatic drills and is fully prepared to woo the spectators in the largest air […]

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Pakistan to receive $3.4 billion from ADB in budgetary support ISLAMABAD: Asian Development will give $3.4 billion to Pakistan in budgetary support, said Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh. In a series of tweets, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said “ADB to give $3.4 billion in budgetary support. I had a meeting […]

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US piles more pressure on Pakistan WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to ensure real structural reforms are included as conditionality before approving a loan package for Pakistan. “We have not seen the IMF package, yet we understand that there has been an agreement reached between the IMF and the […]

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PM Imran’s diplomatic gaffe at SCO summit highlighted by international media BISHKEK: The international media is irked by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s latest diplomatic gaffe at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on Thursday. The premier was seen breaching the diplomatic protocol in a video shared by the official Twitter […]

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