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Qatar ambassador says crisis to end soon

ISLAMABAD, JUL 11 (DNA) -The Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan, Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri, has expressed the hope that the present crisis facing the Gulf countries would soon end, clouds of disunity will disappear. Ambassador, Saqr Bin Mubarak Al-Mansouri expressed these view in a media interview. He said diplomatic relations between the State of Qatar and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan started 45 years ago. It can be said that bilateral relations have been moving steadily between the two countries for several years and have succeeded diplomatically, politically, commercially andRead More

JIT’s ‘biased’ report made in 2.5 years, not 60 days: Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD, JUL 11 (DNA) – Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique held a fiery press conference in the capital today where he called the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) biased and said it appears to have been made in 2.5 years and not 60 days. He said Imran Khan is the main conspirator against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) while several directors are outside Pakistan. He also poured criticism on other opposition parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), advising them to examine their own corruption in previous regime. While talking aboutRead More

Pak-China Friendship Concert held in Beijing

BEIJING, JUL 11 (DNA) – A joint concert was organized on Sunday in Beijing to give the audience a taste if Chinese and Pakistani culture. Popular Chinese and Pakistani songs were sung; among the Pakistani songs were dil dil Pakistan, jeevay jeevay Pakistan, and sohni dharti. A friendship duet was performed by Chinese singer Zhou Zhinou and some Pakistani students. A Pakistan-China Friendship concert was held in Beijing on Sunday, to give the audience a taste of Chinese and Pakistani culture. A friendship duet performed by Chinese singer Zhou ZhinouRead More

UK hosts Family Planning Summit at London

LONDON, JUL 11 (DNA) – The London Family Planning Summit was co-hosted today by Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development, Melinda Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Natalia Kanem, UN Population Fund. The Summit focused on practical measures to reduce costs and increase availability for the millions of women who want contraception, but can’t afford or get hold of it. At today’s Family Planning Summit, Ms Patel set out an increased support package – boosting and extending the UK contribution until 2022 – to provide voluntary,Read More

General Dato Chief of Malaysian Army meets COAS General Bajwa at GHQ

RAWALPINDI, JUL 11 (DNA) – General Dato’ Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim, Chief of Malaysian Army, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), at General Headquarters today. During the meeting, views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest including defence, training and security cooperation between both the countries and overall regional security situation. Later, the delegation was given detailed briefing on operational and training activities of Pakistan Army. General Dato’ Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for elimination of terrorism. Earlier, onRead More

Pakistan Mango Festival held in Paris

PARIS, JUL 11 (DNA) – A large variety of Mango dishes creatively prepared and artistically presented by the renowned French two Michelin star Chef Sylvester Wahid enthralled the French dignitaries and notables at the first of its kind Pakistan Mango Festival held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Paris. Chef Wahid, with his team of cooks and other staff, prepared a special and a fine dine class mango based menu of starters, main course dishes and desserts. Guests comprising local politicians, diplomats, businessmen, fruit exporters and media representatives enjoyed famousRead More