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China will never accept U.S. unwarranted accusations: Chinese FM


ANCHORAGE, MAR 19 — China has never accepted and will never accept unwarranted accusations from the United States, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Thursday. The United States should quit its old bad habit of hegemonism and completely abandon its overbearing behavior of interfering in China’s internal affairs, Wang said at the start of a high-level strategic dialogue with the United States in the Alaskan city of Anchorage. Noting that Anchorage is located in the middle of the air route between the capitals of ChinaRead More

Pak embassy to arrange puppet show to mark Sino-Pak friendship


BEIJING, (DNA): A puppet show will be arranged to celebrate70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations betweenChina and Pakistan here at China Puppet Art Theatre on March 21. The show, being arranged by embassy of Pakistan, Beijing incollaboration with China Puppet Art Theatre and Rafi Peer Art Theatre,would be held in connection of celebration of Pakistan-Chinacivilizational and cultural heritage through puppets and related art onWorld Puppetry Day. Pakistan and China have agreed to hold over 100 events to mark the 70years of the establishment of diplomatic relations in aRead More

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan set to electrify Bekabad-Kanibadam-Kokand railway


Tashkent – The railway authorities of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are set to sign an agreement on the construction of a power transmission line along the railway section in the north of Tajikistan: Bekabad-Kanibadam-Kokand. “The process of approving agreements that are planned to be signed in the very near future is nearing completion,” the Tajik Railways told Asia-Plus. The company noted that the provisional steps for the implementation of this project by the experts of the two countries began last year, the possibilities of implementing these intentions were reviewed. The TajikRead More

Hafeez chairs meeting to operationalize Metro-bus Corridor


ISLAMABAD, MAR 19 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, chaired a meeting of the Committee to decide about the modalities for operationalising the Metro-bus Corridor from Peshawar Morr (G-9) to New Islamabad International Airport. Advisor to the PM on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Chairman CDA Aamir Ali Ahmed, Additional Secretary M/o Interior Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Managing Director Punjab Mass Transit Authority Mirza Naseer Inayat, Member National Highway Authority Arbab Ali, Secretary Finance Kamran AliRead More

Bahrain National Guard Commander, Sri Lankan army chief call on COAS Gen


RAWALPINDI, MAR 19 (DNA) – The Commander of the National Guard of the Kingdom of Bahrain General Sheikh Mohamed Bin lsa Al-Khalifa on Friday called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters pertaining to mutual interest, regional security especially the Afghan peace process, and measures to further enhance professional cooperation between both the armies came under discussion during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the COAS said thatRead More

Afghan govt, Taliban agree to accelerate peace talks after Moscow summit


The Afghan government and the Taliban agreed on Friday to try to accelerate peace talks, at a meeting in Moscow that followed an international conference there on the peace process, a senior Afghan official was quoted as saying. The United States, Russia, China and Pakistan called on Afghanistan’s warring sides to reach an immediate ceasefire at the conference, held in Russia just six weeks before a deadline agreed last year to withdraw US troops. “We expressed our readiness to accelerate the [peace] process,” Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for NationalRead More