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Cabinet committee to review TLP ban

Zubair Ahmad ISLAMABAD, MAY 25 (DNA) – The federal cabinet with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair has referred the review of the ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) to a committee of the Interior Ministry. A three-member review committee of the Interior Ministry will now hear the request to withdraw the ban on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, briefing the media about the cabinet’s decisions in Islamabad on Tuesday, said “The review committee of the Interior Ministry will include officials from the Interior Ministry and theRead More

South African envoy briefed about dynamics of Pakistan economy

Zahid Latif Khan, Chairman AIERD briefed the high commissioner; Mthuthuzeli Madikiza admires efforts Staff Report ISLAMABAD:  Zahid Latif Khan, Chairman AIERD, hosted Mthuthuzeli Madikiza, High Commissioner South Africa. Zahid Latif Khan briefed Mthuthuzeli Madikiza about economic dynamics of Pakistan. Chairman also shared his ideas to strengthen bilateral economic and people to people relationship. Mthuthuzeli Madikiza, admired the efforts and assured his full cooperation to further enhance bilateral relations. Excellency also shared that High Commission is committed to enhance bilateral, economic and people to people cooperation and also shared his ideasRead More

UAE Ambassador calls on Minister for Maritime Affairs

ISLAMABAD, The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi on Tuesday called on Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi here. During the meeting, matters of mutual interests were discussed, said a press release. The main discussion took place regarding a joint working mechanism and on keeping close coordination between Pakistan and UAE ports. The Ambassador showed keen interest in Pakistan’s Maritime sector. Minister Ali Zaidi also shared his vision for Maritime and apprised the ambassador about the progress that hasRead More

Airlines halt Belarus overflights following EU decision

News Desk LONDON: Several European airlines announced on Tuesday that they are suspending flights over Belarus after Minsk forced a Ryanair jet to land to arrest a dissident journalist.European Union leaders had urged airlines to avoid Belarus’ airspace as they imposed sanctions against the government of longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko. EU Council President Charles Michel shared an image on Twitter showing air traffic cleared over Belarus, with the caption “Europe in action.” Western leaders accused Belarusian authorities of hijacking the passenger plane during its flight on Sunday, while Minsk claimed itRead More

Uzbekistan’s foreign trade turnover reaches US$10.32 billion

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (dna) — In January-April 2021, Uzbekistan’s foreign trade turnover (FTT) reached US$10.32 billion, which, compared to the same period in 2020, decreased by US$378.8 million (a decrease of 3.5%), the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said. Of the total volume of the FTT, exports amounted to US$3.48 billion (a 19.1% decrease was noted against January-April 2020), and imports – US$6.84 billion (an increase of 7.0%). As a result, the balance of foreign trade turnover amounted to a passive balance in the amount of US$3.35 billion. Among the 20 largeRead More

Islamophobia on rise in British incumbent Govt

LONDON: Anti-Muslim feeling within Britain’s governing Conservative Party continues to be a problem at both an individual and local association level, an independent investigation concluded on Tuesday.The center-right party has been dogged for years by accusations of Islamophobia that have been levelled against figures including Prime Minister Boris Johnson.“Anti-Muslim sentiment remains a problem within the party. This is damaging to the party, and alienates a significant section of society,” the investigation led by Swaran Singh, a former commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, found.The independent probe said sinceRead More