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Bilawal regrets poor remains deprived in ‘Naya Pakistan’

Nazir Siyal KARACHI, JUN 21 (DNA) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday that his party wanted that type of Pakistan where poor could afford ‘Roti, Kaprra aur Makan’. Addressing a function held in connection with the birthday celebrations of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto (BB) in Karachi, he regretted that ‘Naya Pakistan’ as had been promised by the PTI government deprived the poor even of a loaf of bread. Bilawal said that PPP had raised voice for giving due share toRead More

Budget benefits everyone, Tarin tells opposition

Zubair Ahmad ISLAMABAD, JUN 21 (DNA) – Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has Monday said while addressing on the National Assembly floor that the reason for resorting to IMF bailout was to avoid insolvency due to financial crises accumulated from the past governments. He said the budget for the fiscal year 2022 is for the benefit of everyone and it ensures small to medium loans to people to help the industries and production grow. I know the shortcomings of the past governments and thus I don’t need to be schooled onRead More

PM warns of civil war without a peace deal

“We only want peace and don’t want to be part of any confrontation” Said Imran Khan; “Before leaving Afghanistan, the US must find a political solution,” he added Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD, JUN 21 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan only wants peace and don’t want to be part of any confrontation and urged the United States should first establish a political settlement before leaving Afghanistan. In an interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios on HBO aired on Monday, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan has sufferedRead More

Afghan leaders visit to US bilateral issue: FO

Staff Report ISLAMABAD, JUN 21 (DNA) – Pakistan on Monday describing the visit of Afghan leaders to Washington DC as a “bilateral issue”, hoped that the United States would continue its engagement and efforts for the success of Afghan peace process. “The visit by the Afghan leaders to Washington DC is a bilateral issue. However, I wish to reiterate our hope that US will continue its engagement and efforts for the success of Afghan Peace Process. Peace in Afghanistan remains a shared objective,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri saidRead More

Indonesia says no to establishing diplomatic ties with Israel

JAKARTA, JUN 21 – Indonesia said it has not yet considered establishing diplomatic relations with the new Israeli government, according to an official in Jakarta on Monday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to Israeli Ambassador to Singapore Sagi Karni’s statement that Tel Aviv is willing to work with Southeast Asia’s Muslim majority nations to establish ties. “(Peace is) Indonesia’s main focus at this time, and we hope for the revival of the peace process,” said Abdul Kadir Jailani, the ministry’s Director General of Asia Pacific and Africa. Karni’s statement,Read More

UN rights chief raises concerns over rights in Russia, China

NEW YORK – The UN rights chief on Monday raised the issue of political rights in Russia and China when she opened the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, alluding to the imprisonment of political figure Alexey Navalny and a “chilling impact” on civic space in Hong Kong. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said she was opening the June 21-July 13 UN Rights Council on its 15th anniversary, which is “sadly a time of grave setbacks in human rights.” She said extreme poverty, inequalities, and injusticesRead More