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WB reallocates $150m for Pakistan

Finance Minister welcomes the WB Regional Vice President and acknowledged the significant contribution Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has reallocated US$ 150 million for Pakistan to procure COVID-19 vaccines, South Asia Regional Vice President (SARVP), World Bank Hartwig Schafer said on Tuesday. Talking to Minster for Finance at the Finance Division, the Vice President said “the WB is fully committed to providing assistance to the developing countries for the procurement of the Covid-19 vaccines and for the purpose, $150 million have been re-allocated for Pakistan by the Bank”. Pakistan’sRead More

Pleasantly surprised by diverse history of Pakistan: Swiss envoy

Trade relations between Pakistan and Switzerland are about 600 million USD per annum, which is not a lot considering the size of the Pakistani market. We could do more. It depends very much on the economic framework – political and economic stability, stable exchange rate etc. – and the level playing field for foreign companies Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan Benedict de Cerjat in his recent media interview talked about his impressions about Pakistan and various touristic attractions of Pakistan. Besides, the ambassador also talked about tradeRead More

Talks only with MPs, not fugitives

Fawad Chaudhry says Maryam Nawaz did not want to see the system become powerful; says Sindh government needed to improve its governance Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry while taking a blunt government stance has said that we will not talk to the fugitives but to the leadership in Parliament. Briefing the media after the federal cabinet meeting, Fawad Chaudhry said that Mian Nawaz Sharif, Fazlur Rehman and Maryam Nawaz are not part of the parliamentary system. Nawaz Sharif and Muttahida Bani ran awayRead More

Khalid Mansoor appointed SAPM on CPEC affairs as Asim Bajwa bows out

ISLAMABAD, AUG 3: Retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa was on Tuesday replaced by Khalid Mansoor as the authority to lead the affairs of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. A notification issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said Mansoor had been appointed as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CPEC Affairs with immediate effect. The appointment will be in an honorary capacity, it added. Bajwa announced his departure in a tweet, saying Mansoor was “fully equipped” to lead the authority in the future. “I bow my head before Allah AlmightyRead More

Photo Exhibition on Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir organized at PHC in London

LONDON, AUG 3 -/DNA/ – On the occasion of ‘Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir’, the Pakistan High Commission London is organizing a Photo Exhibition to highlight egregious human rights abuses of the Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The Exhibition will be held in the Marquee Area of the High Commission on 05 August 2021 at 11:30 am.High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan invites the Pakistani community and friends of Kashmir to visit the exhibition and express solidarity with Kashmiris living under illegal Indian occupation.

Pakistan condemns custodial death, extra-judicial killing of two innocent Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD – /DNA/ – Pakistan strongly condemnd extra-judicial killing of an innocent Kashmiri in custody of Indian Occupation forces and of another youth in fake encounter in Bandipora district of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). More than 100 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred by Indian occupation forces in IIOJK during the current year alone. The occupation army has intensified arbitrary detention of Kashmiris and their extra-judicial killings in the name of so-called “cordon-and-search operations”. Refusal to return human remains of those martyred to their families for funeral reflectsRead More