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NATO has ‘serious concern’ over Russia’s Ukraine activities

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Ukraine’s leader on Tuesday that the alliance has “serious concern” over Russian military activities around its southern neighbour and backs Kiev’s sovereignty. Last week, Kiev accused Moscow of massing thousands of troops on its northern and eastern borders, as well as on the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014. Stoltenberg said he had called President Volodymyr Zelensky “to express serious concern about Russia’s military activities in and around Ukraine and ongoing ceasefire violations“. “NATO firmly supports Ukraine‘s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We remain committed to our close partnership.” The phone callRead More

Pak embassy in Belarus opens “Pakistan Cultural Weeks”

MINSK, APR 6: The Embassy of Pakistan in collaboration with the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts in Minsk opened “Pakistan Cultural Weeks” today. Around one hundred faculty members and students of the university participated in the inaugural ceremony held at the university campus, where over 4000 students are currently enrolled.   The inaugural ceremony commenced with the welcome remarks by the Dr. Natalya Karchevskaya, Rector of the University. Ambassador Sajjad Haider Khan made a comprehensive presentation about Pakistan covering its rich Art and cultural heritage developed over severalRead More

Chinese envoy discusses CPEC with PPP leadership

KARACHI: The Chinese Ambassador,  Nong Rong called on the former President Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House on Tuesday. Vice President PPP Sherry Rehman was also present. The Ambassador was accompanied by Defence Attache Major General Chen Wen Rong, Consul General Karachi Li Bijian and other diplomats who exchanged views on with the PPP leadership on areas of mutual cooperation and long standing brotherly relations between the two neighbouring nations and the two political parties, the PPP and CPC.President Asif Ali ZardariRead More

Chinese ambassador to Turkey summoned over inappropriate response to criticism against Chinese treatment of Uighur Muslims

China’s ambassador to Ankara, Liu Shaobin, was summoned to Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday over social media posts responding to opposition politicians who had criticised Chinese treatment of Uighurs, a foreign ministry source said. The discomfort caused by the embassy’s Twitter posts were conveyed to Chinese Ambassador Liu Shaobin, said an official on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. In response to IYI Party leader Meral Akşener and Ankara mayor Mansur Yavaş, member of the main opposition CHP, the Chinese Embassy had said on Twitter: “The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is an inseparable part of Chinese soil.” The embassy’s tweet was in response to theRead More

PTI following policy of “Health For the Elite” instead “Health For All”: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that PTI regime has a policy of “Health For the Elite” instead of “Health For All” and accused Imran Khan government for putting at risk the health of Pakistanis through its corruption-laden policies. In his message on World Health Day being observed on Wednesday across the world under the aegis of World Health Organization (WHO), the PPP Chairman said that health facilities were the basic right of the people of Pakistan and government must ensure safeguarding this right.However, the PTIRead More

Jahangir Tareen denies reports of joining PPP

ISLAMABAD, Apr 06 (DNA): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader JahangirTareen has denied a claim made by PPP leader Shehla Raza regarding hisinclusion in the PPP and meeting with Asif Ali Zardari. “An ongoing propaganda is being launched against me,” he said whiledenying a Twitter message from PPP lawmaker Shehla Raza. The PTI leader said that there was no truth in reports regarding hismeeting with the PPP leadership and inclusion in the party. “Thoserunning fake news against me will be disappointed,” he said. Earlier, PPP lawmaker in Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza claimedRead More