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Pakistan for Russian joining of CASA-1000

ISLAMABAD, October 05 (DNA): Pakistan has invited Russian Federation to join CASA-1000 Project for non-hydel part as there is room for transmission of electricity from October to May when the hydel generation is lower in the two central Asian countries. Pakistan and Russia have also agreed to enter into negotiations for 600 MW gas fired power plant at Jamshoro on Russain funding. The proposal was discussed in a meeting between Russain Deputy Minister for Energy Mr. Yuri Sentyurin and Secretary Ministry of Water and Power, Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha onRead More

Pakistan announces fresh pledge for Afghanistan at the Brussels Conference  

Aziz says unaware any Afghan Taliban delegation came to Pakistan

Addressing the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan today, Adviser Sartaj Aziz, underlined importance of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan for Pakistan and announced Government of Pakistan’s fresh pledge of $500 million for economic development projects in Afghanistan. This is in addition to $500 million existing package under which projects in infrastructure, education and health are nearing completion.   Adviser Sartaj Aziz also announced that Pakistan has provided 3000 scholarships to Afghan students for higher education in Pakistan and after completion of this programme Pakistan will provide another 3000 scholarships in the fields of medicine, engineering,Read More

CPEC to enhance Pak, China connectivity; foster trade

ISLAMABAD, OCT 5 (DNA) –The spokesman of the Chinese embassy has said that the CPEC is an important consensus reached by the Chinese and Pakistani governments and of great significance in enhancing bilateral connectivity, improving people’s livelihood and fostering pragmatic economic and trade cooperation.   The spokesperson said this in response to some media reports that the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan informed Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and KP government that western route doesn’t exist in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This is untrue and misreporting.   China and Pakistan have putRead More

USAID celebrates Pakistan’s teachers on World Teachers’ Day

ISLAMABAD, OCT 05 (DNA) – The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is celebrating World Teachers’ Day.   In Pakistan, the day is known as ‘Salam Teachers’ Day’, which fosters awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the vital contribution teachers make to education and development.   As a part of this year’s celebration, USAID, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, is paying tribute to teachers, course writers, and recent graduates from teacher education institutions by awarding certificates, books, and tablet computers. Additional Secretary, Ministry of FederalRead More

Pakistan sees with concern the overturning of Presidential veto on JASTA

Pakistan seeks UK help in ending rights abuses in held Kashmir

Pakistan has noted with concern the overturning of the U.S. Presidential veto on JASTA, a law passed by US Congress aimed at targeting sovereign states.  Many countries across Europe and in the Middle East have also expressed similar concern over JASTA.  Pakistan had earlier also expressed anguish over the adoption of a domestic legislation with extra-territorial application.   Infact, in his address to the 71st UNGA Session, the Prime Minister had underscored that terrorism is a global phenomenon, which must be addressed comprehensively in all its forms, and that the internationalRead More

Imran Khan mulling decisive move against govt

ISLAMABAD (DNA). Imran Khan Chairman PTI has decided to boycott the joint session called by the government to discuss Kashmir situation. It came as a surprise to many as just a day before the joint sitting PTI had attended the all parties conference convened by the government. According to sources the PTI core committee that met on Tuesday evening with Imran Khan in the chair decided to attend the joint sitting however the Chairman Imran Khan was of the view they should not attend. According to media reports, even oneRead More