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Pakistan not to face any sanctions: Hammad

Commerce Reporter ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Hammad Azhar said on Friday that Pakistan has been given the sternest action plan by the Financial Action Task Force while the FATF president has praised the performance of Islamabad regarding its implementation, media reported. Hammad Azhar made the statement while addressing a media briefing regarding the FATF’s decision for retaining Pakistan on its grey list. He clarified that Pakistan is not facing any danger to fall on FATF’s blacklist as the debate was made on the country’s placement on the whitelist. Pakistan will notRead More

Fawad condemns terrorist attack

Saifullah ISLAMABAD, JUN 25 (DNA) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday vehemently condemned terrorists’ attack on FC patrolling team in Sibi, Balochistan. In a condolence message, he said those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of country were the real heroes of the nation. However, the anti-state elements would not succeed in their nefarious designs. Acknowledging the services security forces for offering great sacrifices in restoring law and order in the country, he said, the entire nation stands with the security forces in theRead More

Bangladesh may accept Pakistan’s Covid aid

HC Imran Siddique meets BD FM; conveys Pakistan’s desire to extend aid under SAARC emergency fund; Indian, Pakistani envoys arrive at the Ministry at the same time DNA DHAKA: In Dhaka, Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswamy and Pakistani High Commissioner Imran Ahmed Siddiqui visited the Foreign Ministry. It is rare incident for top diplomats from two hostile South Asian countries to visit the foreign ministry on the same day. On the one hand, Indian High Commissioner paid a courtesy call on State Minister for foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam. On theRead More

Tunisian PM Hichem Mechichi contracts COVID-19 disease

Tunisia‘s Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has been infected with the coronavirus, the government said on Friday. Mechichi received a COVID-19 vaccine last month. The prime minister will cancel his meetings and continue to work remotely, the government statement added. Tunisia is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, with intensive care wards almost full, health authorities said adding that the situation is catastrophic. After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is grappling with a rise in infections. The positive cases rate now is 36%. In total, Tunisia has recorded 395,000 coronavirus cases and about 14,406 deaths.

Pak desires ‘civilized’ ties with US: PM

There was this mistrust between the two countries and people in Pakistan felt they paid a heavy price for this relationship Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD, JUN 25 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan would want a civilized relationship with the US, which you have between nations, and would like to improve the trading relationship with the U.S. In an interview with the New York Times, the prime minister further elaborated that he wanted the relationships between Pakistan and the United States in line with the relations between theRead More

World considers Pakistan as part of the solution

Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD:  Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the world considers Pakistan as part of the solution and not part of the problem when it comes to a peaceful and negotiated solution of the long-standing Afghanistan imbroglio. The foreign minister said this while addressing a press conference on Friday. He further said, Pakistan would always want a peaceful Afghanistan and therefore be part all efforts meant towards this goal. He added, Pakistan is all agog to work with the stakeholders in order to achieve early and lastingRead More