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US in contact with Pakistan on Afghan issue

DNA WASHINGTON: US State Department Thursday said that Washington was in regular touch with Pakistan over Afghanistan’s issue. Addressing a media briefing, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said, “We have been in regular touch with Pakistani counterparts as well as Pakistani leadership. We’ve discussed Afghanistan in some detail.” Responding to a question about US State Secretary Antony Blinken’s statement in which he had said that the US will assess its ties with Pakistan, the spokesperson said, “Pakistan was represented at the ministerial that Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister MaasRead More


Afghan Taliban deny reports of internal rifts

Afghanistan’s acting deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar appeared in a video interview to deny reports that he was hurt in a clash with a rival faction of the Taliban Centreline Report KABUL: Senior Taliban officials, including spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid and a member of the Haqqani network, have denied reports of rifts between the leadership of the group’s various factions since the formation of an interim government last week. Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s acting deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar appeared in a video interview to deny reports that he was hurtRead More


Afghan crisis: UNHCR all praise for Pak help

This was stated in a meeting between Filippo Grandi, (UNHCR) and COAS General Qamar Bajwa Shujaat Hamza RAWALPINDI: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Thursday.  According to an Inter Services Public Relations press release, matters of mutual interest, regional security, current situation in Afghanistan & collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed during the meeting. COAS reiterated the need for convergence of global efforts to avert humanitarian and refugee crisis in Afghanistan. COAS alsoRead More


Kazakhstan set on road to prosperity

President delivers address to the nation every year: Ambassador Kistafin Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kistafin has said  President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his address to the nation assured that his government would undertake all possible steps to improve the lot of the people and further develop infrastructure. The ambassador made these observations during a press conference at his residence on Thursday. He said, every year the President Tokayev delivers his address to the Nation, articulating his views and must-to-do things to keep Kazakhstan on the trackRead More


Pak, Russian FMs exchange views on bilateral ties, co-op

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with his Russian Counterpart Sergey Lavrov, on the side-lines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, in Dushanbe today [Thursday]. During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral relations, promotion of bilateral cooperation in various fields and regional situation. The Foreign Minister said that Pakistan is determined to strengthening relations with Russia in all sectors, including, trade, investment, energy, defence and people-to-people contacts. He said Pakistan wants to further boost bilateral trade and energy cooperation with Russia Both the foreign ministers agreed to continueRead More


Now Resident Pakistanis Can Easily Open Bank Accounts Digitally: Sbp

KARACHI: The central bank has said Thursday the resident Pakistanis will be able to conveniently and remotely open bank accounts via digital channels including websites and mobile applications. The State Bank of Pakistan said in its statement that since the onslaught of the pandemic, the adoption of electronic banking channels has grown rapidly and “the demands from bank and customers for digital financial transactions have increased manifold.” “Based on the success of the Roshan Digital Account framework, SBP has now devised a comprehensive ‘Customers’ Digital Onboarding Framework,” said the centralRead More