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Friday, September 17th, 2021


Pakistan finally out of UK Red List

Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh, Kenya, Turkey, Egypt, and the Maldives also to be removed ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will finally be removed from the United Kingdom’s red list on September 22 (Wednesday), the country’s Secretary of State for Transport Rt Hon Grant Shapps said Friday. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh, Kenya, Turkey, Egypt, and the Maldives are among the eight countries that are set to be removed from England’s red list, according to the British official. Providing further updates on travel restrictions, the British official said the government was making coronavirus testingRead More

PM wants Pak-Tajik role in bringing Afghan factions closer

DUSHANBE, SEP 17 (DNA) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Friday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had desired that Pakistan and Tajikistan should play role in bringing various Afghan ethnic factions closer. In a media talk the minister said that Tajikistan has an important role to play in bringing durable peace and stability in Afghanistan. He said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security Moeed Yousuf and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Tajikistan were also present. He said that after the summit,Read More

UN High Commissioner for Refugees lauds Pakistan’s humanitarian operations in Afghanistan

Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday thanked Pakistan for facilitating the humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and termed it very important as most of the relief supplies coming through Pakistan borders. Addressing a press conference here, he said that during his three-day visit to Pakistan, he holds meetings with senior government officials, refugee representatives and other partners.  He said that this was his fourth visit to Pakistan as UN High Commissioner for Refugees. UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees said that as usual Pakistan willRead More

Asad Qaiser adjourned House proceeding till Monday

ISLAMABAD, SEP 17 (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Friday adjourned the House proceeding till Monday after the opposition members pointed out the lack of quorum. As the House proceeding started, Senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Syed Naveed Qamar and Khawaja Saad Rafique of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) expressed concern over not allowing the media to sit in the press gallery during the joint sitting of the Parliament on Monday and summoning the current session in a short-time notice. They said the quorum would be pointedRead More

UK not behind tour cancellation: Turner

DNA ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner Christian Turner has said that his country had nothing to do with the cancellation of New Zealand tour. In his Twitter message he said speculation that British High Commission was involved in Pak vs NZ tour being called off are untrue; this was a decision for the New Zealand authorities & taken independently. He added that he recognised that this was a sad day for cricket fans in 🇵 & around who were looking fwd to the series. It may be mentioned here that there were speculationsRead More

EU ambassador, UN HC for Refugees Filippo Grandi discuss humanitarian needs of Afghans

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of European Union Androulla Kaminara hosted the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.  Ambassadors of the countries participating in the Sustainable Solutions for Afghan Refugees attended the event. They discussed the humanitarian needs of Afghans and collective response. -DNA