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Pakistan and US want a ‘secure’ Afghanistan: State Department

WASHINGTON, JUL 15 (DNA) – The US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that Pakistan and the United States have common interests and both want a secure Afghanistan for peace and stability in the region. He said that Washington has been working with Islamabad for many years for common interests and added that the United States and Pakistan have a shared and enduring interest in combating terrorism. “We do appreciate Pakistan’s efforts to advance the peace process and stability in South Asia, including by encouraging, as Pakistan has done, theRead More

Evidence-based policy making focus of government: Aliya

Islamabad, JUL 15 /DNA/ – – Parliamentary Secretary for Textile, Commerce, Industries & Production, Aliya Hamza Malik, has said thatevidence-based policy making has a great importance for every sector of economy, especially for correct and timely decision making.The present government is paying special attention to correcting the policies based on appropriate evince-based data and informationfor trade negotiations to benefit the country. She was sharing her views with the participants at awebinar and report launch on ‘The role of evidence in policy making in Pakistan’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) hereRead More

NAB asks Asif Zardari to file reply in New York apartment case

ISLAMABAD, JUL 15 (DNA) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asked PPP co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari to file a detailed reply in a New York apartment case. The corruption watchdog wrote a letter to the PPP leader, asking him to provide detailed answers to a questionnaire given to him along with supporting documents concerning the apartment in New York. The letter said he has until July 16 to comply with the bureau’s directives. On July 7, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted pre-arrest bail to ZardariRead More

RCCI Balochistan Business Opportunity Conference ends on a high note

Rawalpindi: /DNA/ – The Balochistan Business Opportunity Conference being organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in collaboration with Balochistan Board of Investment and Trade (BBOIT) ends on a high note at a local hotel in Quetta. Balochistan has special importance due to its geographical location. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has further improved its importance. Three marble zones are being made. Under a skill development programme polytechnic institutes are being established in the province. These remarks were made by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal who was theRead More

Afghanistan situation warrants proactive approach from Pakistan: Experts

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of the recent Taliban’s offensive and rapid gains in Afghanistan amidst uncertainty over the success of the peace process in the war-torn country, the stalemate in the intra Afghan dialogue creates concerns for peace and stability in the region. Instead of waiting for events to turn worse, Pakistan should be proactive to mitigate the spillover effects of a civil war should it begin there on a large scale. This was the crux of a discussion titled ‘Developments in Afghanistan: Implications for Pakistan and the Region’ whichRead More

Aamer briefs NZ on Pakistan’s relations with the neighbouring countries

ISLAMABAD, JUL 15 – /DNA/ – The 4th Session of Pakistan-New Zealand Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held today in virtual mode. The Pakistan side was led by Director General (East Asia Pacific) Aamer Ahmed Atozai, while Andrew Needs, Divisional Manager (South and South East Asia Division) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade of New Zealand led the New Zealand side. Welcoming the steady progress in multi-dimensional bilateral relations over the years based on mutual trust and understanding, the two sides renewed strong desire and commitment to consolidate andRead More