monthly archives: November 2019

PM launches Ehsas Financial Inclusion Strategy initiative PM launches Ehsas Financial Inclusion Strategy initiative. Photo: Radio Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday launched Financial Inclusion Strategy initiative under the government’s flagship poverty alleviation Ehsas programme. During the launching ceremony, Queen of Netherlands Maxima, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for […]

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Queen Maxima’s visit to promote financial inclusion in Pakistan: PM   ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday appreciated Queen Maxima’s commitment to promote financial inclusion for development and said her visit to Pakistan would provide an added impetus to the ongoing efforts of the government. He was talking to Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, in […]

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Ex-Chinese CG in Karachi appointed China’s ambassador to Afghanistan BEIJING: Former Consul General of China in Karachi, Wang Yu has been appointed as new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Afghanistan. Wang presented the copy of Letter of Credence to the General Directorate of Protocol Department, Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of […]

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  Renewable energy more relevant for climate vulnerable Pakistan: PM Imran ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said targets set by his government   to increase the share of renewable energy  would ensure affordable, sustainable and clean electricity for Pakistan which is currently facing high risks of climate change. Addressing the signing ceremony of 310 […]

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£20 billion cost to UK if India-Pakistan fight on Kashmir LONDON: Britain’s former ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Adviser to two Prime Ministers has warned that the international community has a strong interest in helping to resolve the Kashmir crisis or else play a big price in the future. Writing in The […]

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Pakistan, China agree to work on four key projects for oil, gas cooperation ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have agreed to include four key projects for oil and gas cooperation including finalisation of feasibility study on South North Gas Pipeline Project by Power China International Group of Companies and up-gradation of Pakistan Refinery Ltd, Karachi. Top […]

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Pakistan disappointed over US State Dept’s country report on terrorism FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday expressed its disappointment over the US State Department’s Country Report on 2018, saying that it completely overlooks the factual situation. In a statement the Foreign Office said, “Pakistan is disappointed with assertions made in the US […]

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Islamabad-Kabul diplomatic tensions soar ISLAMABAD: During the past few days, Islamabad-Kabul diplomatic tensions have increased manifold, forcing the staff at Embassy in Kabul to limit their movement or stay on the embassy premises. Harassment of diplomats serving in Kabul has prompted Islamabad to halt its consular operations in Kabul until further notice. Opinion: The principal contradiction […]

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Pakistan, IMF agree on cutting FBR’s tax collection target by Rs233 bn ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the visiting IMF review mission have agreed on downward revision of FBR’s tax collection target by slashing it by Rs233 billion to bring it at Rs5,270 billion against earlier envisaged target of Rs5,503 billion for 2019-20. Against the demand of […]

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PM Imran waives two requirements for Sikh pilgrims coming to Kartarpur ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has fulfilled yet another promise of ensuring religious harmony as he announced to waive passport and pre-registration requirements for the Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India on the 550th birth anniversary of their spiritual leader Baba Guru […]

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