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China urges Pakistani leaders to resolve issues over CPEC project

ISLAMABAD: China on Saturday took notice of the recent political divide among local leaders over China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and urged the political parties to address their difference in order to create favourable conditions for the completion of CPEC project.The People’s Republic hoped that the relevant political parties in Pakistan could strengthen communication and coordination on CPEC to create favorable conditions for the development projects.

3rd Trilateral Dialogue to Highlight Pak-China Role in Afghan Peace Process

ISLAMABAD,***DNA – The third round of the China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue being held here Monday (January 11, 2016) would focus on the continuing Afghan Peace Process with special emphasis on the role of China and Pakistan.The objective is to “highlight the role of China and Pakistan, as well as that of the regional countries” in the pursuit of finding a peaceful resolution to the Afghan conflict, said Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Saudi Defence Minister Bin Salman arrives Islamabad on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Defence Minister Prince Muhammad Bin Salman is arriving Islamabad on Sunday. During the visit, he will meet his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif. Matters pertaining to mutual interests and security situation of the region would be discussed during the visit. Earlier Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir visited to Islamabad and Rawalpindi, and following his vist Prime Minister’s Office put out a now familiar-sounding statement expressing support for the Saudi people and pledging to help protect Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. While the Saudi leadership is presumably unimpressedRead More

Pak, India Foreign Secretaries talks schedule intact

LAHORE: Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said the schedule of talks between foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India is still intact. Responding to questions by reporters in Lahore on Saturday, he said the two countries had agreed to hold talks on the 15th of this month. He said so far India has neither confirmed nor cancelled the scheduled meeting. To another question, he said Pakistan wants reduction of tension between Saudi Arabia and terrorists and other forces can exploit their differences. He said Pakistan wouldRead More

Pak, Canada get mutual benefits through bilateral trade

KARACHI, 09 JAN (DNA) – Pakistan and Canada can get mutual benefit through cooperation in energy, fertilizer, education and agriculture fields and a little sector-specific effort could jack-up trade volume between both countries to around $2 billion in a short span of time. These views were expressed by the Leader of Opposition and head of the delegation of Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, Mr. Patrick Brown while speaking at the meeting with All Pakistan Business Forum. Mr. Patrick Brown pointed out that there were around 350,000 Pakistan origin Canadians inRead More

Karachi man, volunteers fix manholes after Sindh govt fails to

KARACHI: Alamgir Khan, whose Fix it campaign has taken young Karachiites by storm, has taken it upon himself to “fix” the appearance of city roads because the provincial government has failed to do so. On Friday, over 100 citizens and civil society activists joined Alamgir, who has been anointed a local hero by many on social media, to seal gaps on the bustling University Road. Alamgir told media that the step was taken after the local administration failed to seal manholes despite two days having passed — the deadline Sindh Chief MinisterRead More