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China pleased to handle Afghan-bound transit cargo by Gwadar port

BEIJING, Jan 16 (DNA):China on Thursday said it was pleased to handle the Afghan-bound transit cargo by Gwadar port as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was not only beneficial for both the countries but also for the regional connectivity and economic cooperation. “We have noted the report. And we are pleased over new progress achieved by Gwadar port,”Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang said while responding to a question  during his regular briefing held here. Gwadar Port, a key component of CPEC, has started handling transit cargo and the first AfghanRead More

Modi to invite PM Khan to SCO summit in India

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (DNA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to invite PM Imran Khan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation heads of government meeting in New Delhi, according to the Indian media. “India will be hosting the heads of government summit later this year,” said its foreign ministry spokesperson while addressing a press conference on Thursday, reported NDTV. “India will be hosting the heads of government summit later this year (in October 2020). As per established practice and procedure within SCO, all the eight members, as well asRead More

Is an in-house change imminent in March ? By Naveed Miraj

As key court developments and political developments in the coming weeks unfold the question whether the Khan government can survive over the next few months is asked with interest in the diplomatic circles of Islamabad. PTI government has moved a review petition in the Supreme Court on the November 28th verdict in the matter of extension in tenure of the Chief of Army Staff. The stand-off between higher judiciary and the military establishment went into a high gear last month when the Supreme Court asked the government to come upRead More

UN says deeply saddened over the loss of human lives in Pakistan

  ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA) – The Resident and Humanitarian coordinator, Mr. Knut Ostby and the United Nations Country Team in Pakistan are deeply saddened over the loss of precious lives resulting from the heavy snow and rainfall in Baluchistan and the avalanches in the Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Mr. Ostby says, “I send my condolences to the people and government of Pakistan for the painful loss the nation has sustained over the last weekend where tens of children, men and women lost theirRead More

NAB board approves references against Nawaz,Zardari others

    ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA) -: The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held on Wednesday which was chaired by Justice Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB at NAB headquarters. Deputy Chairman NAB, Prosecutor General Accountability, Director General Accountability, NAB, Director General, Operation Division, NAB and other senior officers attended the meeting. The NAB’s policy is sharing the details of decisions made by EBM with the public from many years long. The main aim of sharing decisions is only to share information but was not to hurtRead More

Ambassador of Palestine meets Dy Chairman Senate

  ISLAMABAD, JAN 16 (DNA). Ambassador of Palestine Ahmed Rabei met with Deputy Chairman Senate Salim Mandviwala on Thursday. The ambassador discussed various issues with the deputy chairman of Senate. Both dignitaries agreed to further boost cooperation between the two brotherly countries. The ambassador thanked Salim Mandviwalla for hosting him and hoped both Pakistan and Palestine will continue to enjoy brotherly relations.=DNA