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Thursday, June 24th, 2021


BRI: Pro-active Constructive Economic Diplomacy

By Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Member Board of Experts, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad China’s transition from a poverty-ridden country to second-biggest economy has taught one critical lesson “sustainable growth and development is only possible through cooperation”.China is cognizant of the importance of cooperation and is trying to create avenues to foster cooperation. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is interventions and it was initiated with the vision of shared prosperity by engaging in pro-active constructive economic diplomacy. China considers constructive economic engagement built on the principles ofRead More

Govt again reaches out to UK for Nawaz

LAHORE: Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar said that the government has once more reached out to the British government for the deportation of Nawaz. He said that the PML-N supremo has applied for an extension in stay based on medical grounds, adding that if the UK does decide to deport him, he will have the right to appeal the ruling. Akbar said that the Pakistan government has informed Britain that Nawaz is a convicted felon. The accountability adviser said that Nawaz had gone to LondonRead More

Air strike kills at least 43 in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, at least 43 people were killed in air strikes in Tigray region amid fierce fighting between armed forces and rebels. The killing occurred when the Ethiopian Air Force bombed a market in the town of Togoga. In a statement, Ethiopian military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane denied targeting civilians and said that military carried out these strikes to flush out terrorists.

China to take necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firm’s interests

BEIJING: China says it would take all necessary measures to safeguard legitimate interests of its companies after the United States blacklisted five firms. At a regular news briefing in Beijing on Thursday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian strongly condemns the United States’ sanctions against Chinese companies. Earlier, the Biden Administration ordered a ban on US imports of a key solar panel material from Chinese-based Hoshine Silicon Industry over forced labour allegations.

PM reaffirms govt’s commitment to achieve goal of polio-free Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says earnest efforts are continuing to further intensify the anti-polio campaign across the country despite the COVID-19 challenges to achieve a polio-free Pakistan. In a telephonic conversation with co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, he reaffirmed that polio eradication remains a key national priority for the government. Recalling that a special polio eradication campaign was launched in the country earlier this month, during which vaccine drops were administered to over 33 million children under five years of age, Imran Khan expressedRead More

Marina Bakanov’s book ‘The Kyrgyz’ launched at the Kyrgyzstan embassy

Ambassadors of Central Asian States, Austria, Jordan Republic of Korea attended the launching ceremony; author presents her book to the Kyrgyz ambassador Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Marina Bakanov’s book The Kyrgyz launching ceremony took place at the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan.  Ambassadors of Central Asian States, Austria, Jordan Republic of Korea attended the launching ceremony. The author presented her book to the Kyrgyz ambassador. This event was organized on the frame of the celebration of 30 years of independence August 31, 1991. Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan while speaking on the occasion praisedRead More