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Roadside bomb blast kills nine in Afghanistan

HELMAND: In Afghanistan, nine people including women and children were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday.

Pakistan’s envoy to Belarus calls on Chairman BREC

MINSK: Ambassador of Pakistan to Belarus called on Mr. Yuri Shuleiko, Chairman of Brest Regional Executive Committee (Governor). Mr. Nasir Hamid, Minister (Trade & Investment) based in Moscow and Abdullah Amin, Deputy Head of Mission at Minsk Embassy were also in attendance. From Belarusian side, Chairman of Economic Committee Mikhail Samolazov, Chief Executive Officer of Brest Free Economic Zone Fiodar Kalanchuk and other senior officials also attended the interaction.Appreciating the deep rooted bilateral ties between the two counties, the Ambassador highlighted Pakistan’s keen interest in further deepening the trade andRead More

Palestine solidarity day to be marked: Ashrafi

Ground breaking of Sui gas scheme in Hafizabad

LAHORE: Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Religious Harmony Maulana Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said the issues of Kashmir and Palestine have become issues of the whole humanity. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, he said the entire nation was standing with brothers of Palestine and Solidarity Day with Palestinians would be observed on Friday in the country, adding that peaceful protest rallies and gatherings would be organized to express solidarity with the Palestinian Muslims. He said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would present the stance of the country inRead More

Pakistan again sees sharp rise in Covid-19 cases

ISLAMABAD, MAY 20 (DNA) – A day after the government decided to open educational institutions, restaurants and tourist destinations, Pakistan recorded a spike in daily Covid-19 cases. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, as many as 4,207 new Covid-19 cases of the coronavirus emerged across the country over the last 24 hours when 51,130 samples were tested. The positivity ratio of covid-19 infections climbed to 8.22 per cent, the NCOC said. 131 people succumbed to the virus during the same period, pushing the death toll toRead More

PM, Chinese Premier praise Pak-China coop

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have reaffirmed their resolve to further solidify bilateral relations between Pakistan and China. In their telephonic conversation on the eve of 70th anniversary of establishment of Pak-China diplomatic ties, the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and COVID-19 vaccine cooperation. Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized that Pakistan and China have transformed their relationship into an all-weather strategic cooperative partnership through their collective and tireless efforts over the years. He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is a flagship project ofRead More

Time to tell Israel it’s enough: FM

“There are times in history when decisions of nations are remembered by posterity. This is one such moment,” Qureshi said in his UNGA address NEW YORK: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed the 67th plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York to highlight Israeli atrocities against Palestinians on Thursday. “It is time to say enough. The voice of the Palestinian people cannot and will not be silenced,” he said. “There are times in history when decisions of nations are remebered by posterity. This isRead More