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IMF commends cooperation b/w US, China on sustainable finance

NEWYORK: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended cooperation between the United States and China on sustainable finance under the Group of 20. In an interview with a Chinese news agency, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the two largest economies cooperating on sustainable finance is a very positive step in a world that is undergoing transformation because of climate risks.

Commander Pakistan Navy Karachi calls on Sindh CM

KARARCHI: Commander Pakistan Navy Karachi Rear Admiral Owais Ahmed Bilgrami called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in Karachi on Thursday. During the meeting, the Chief Minister said that provincial government has provided thirty million rupees for Sanghar cadet college and a new cadet college will be established in Sujawal. He said the high school in Salihabad Karachi adopted by Pakistan Navy will also be renovated by Sindh government.

U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged “malign” actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S. banks from buying sovereign bonds from Russia’s central bank, national wealth fund and finance ministry. Washington also warned the Kremlin that more penalties were possible though the United States said it did not want to escalate. Moscow reacted angrily,Read More

Chinese envoy meets PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador, Mr. Nong Rong, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today. During the meeting, views were exchanged on China’s experience of poverty alleviation, COVID-19 situation, and bilateral relations. The Prime Minister congratulated Chinese leadership on successfully achieving the momentous goal of eradicating extreme poverty from China and underlined that Pakistan was keen to learn from China’s experience of poverty alleviation as well as development. The Prime Minister highlighted that Pakistan was currently facing third wave of COVID-19 and the Government was taking necessary measures to combat it andRead More

COAS, US envoys discuss Afghan issue


ISLAMABAD: Mrs Angela Ageler, US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and overall regional security situation including recent developments in Afghan Peace Process were discussed in detail. COAS welcomed President Biden’s announcement of withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan by September 2021. He further reiterated that a prosperous, stable and peaceful Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan in particular and region in general. COAS also hoped for greater Pak-US bilateral cooperationRead More

Police establishes TFCs to address issues

THATTA: Tourist Facilitation Centers (TFCs) established by Thatta Police at Asia’s second largest Necropolis at Makli and second largest fresh water lake of Pakistan i.e Keenjhar Lake, would help improve public trust and extension of timely police co-operation addressing on spot problems of tourists.  This has been revealed by DIG Hyderabad Range Sharjil Karim Kharal deliberating with media along with SSP Thatta Dr. M. Imran Khan following inaugurating the TFU here at Makli Necropolis. DIGP Hyderabad Range visited district Thatta to inspect ongoing Repair and Renovation work of Police buildings and toRead More