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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019


Pakistan committed to a mutually beneficial framework on INGOs

Pakistan committed to a mutually beneficial framework on INGOs

 ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA)- As part of outreach to discuss questions and mutual concerns related to registration and operation of INGOs in Pakistan, the Foreign Secretary had a detailed interaction with Islamabad-based envoys. Senior representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior and EAD also attended. Outlining Pakistan’s approach and policy, the Foreign Secretary reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to a mutually beneficial framework on INGOs, underpinned by rule of law, transparency and responsive to nationally determined development priorities. The Foreign Secretary further noted that the policy framework was guided by Pakistan’sRead More

Brexit deal defeat knocks London’s blue chip stocks as pound weighs

Brexit deal defeat knocks London's blue chip stocks as pound weighs

LONDON, (DNA)  – Britain’s blue chip stocks were lower on Wednesday as a stronger pound lured investors toward domestic companies and away from exporters after Prime Minister Theresa May’s heavy Brexit defeat, while weak results weighed on Pearson. The top share index was down 0.5% at 1054 GMT, lagging European peers as sterling hit its highest since November, a day after British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against May’s divorce deal with the European Union. A loss had largely been priced in already, though the magnitude of the loss – a margin ofRead More

Result of the meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement of the United Kingdom of Britain, Northern Ireland from EU

Result of the meaningful vote on the Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union

BUCHAREST, (DNA) – The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets the result of Tuesday evening, 15 January 2019, in the House of Commons, on the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We respect the internal procedures of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and we hope the political debate in the UK will lead to a political solution supported by the majority of MPs in the House of Commons. To this end, we await solid proposals from theRead More

Former Saudi Envoy calls for improved people to people ties  

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  ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA)- Former Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to Pakistan, Dr. Ali Awadh Asseri said  on Wednesday that our people to people ties are unbreakable and ever deepening. He said it is about time to further strengthen the people to people contact between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He said this while speaking at a special event titled “Contours of Saudi Arabia Foreign Policy” organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad. Dr. Ali Awadh Asseri said that the Kingdom’s relationships can be summarizedRead More

Romania takes over rotating EU presidency

Romania takes over rotating EU presidency

BRUSSELS, (DNA) – Romania took over the EU’s rotating presidency at a tumultuous time for the bloc. Romania will be in charge for the next six months as the European Union faces a series of tricky tests – most notably Brexit, European parliamentary elections, and wrangling over the next budget. The Eastern European nation, which takes the presidency for the first time as it succeeds Austria, has been one of the EU’s important countries. The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will aim to bring a contributionRead More

Pakistan condemns Kenya terrorist attack

Pakistan condemns Kenya terrorist attack

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday condemned the Kenya terrorist attack on an upscale hotel in Nairobi which claimed the lives of at least 14 people, said FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal. “We regret the loss of precious lives in this heinous incident and stand by our Kenyan brothers and sisters at this difficult time,” read a tweet by Dr Faisal. “Kenyan security forces eliminated the militants who stormed an upscale hotel compound and killed at least 14 people in an attack claimed by Somali group alRead More