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Denmark keen to expand relations with Pakistan

Qureshi says Pakistan and Denmark have an upward trajectory of bilateral relations Ansar Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Denmark have agreed to make joint efforts to further strengthen the bilateral relationship in diverse fields, including energy and trade. This was stated by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a joint news conference along with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod after their delegation level talks in Islamabad on Friday. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan and Denmark have an upward trajectory of bilateral relations. However, he said, a lot needs to be doneRead More

TTP announce suspension of hostilities

WAZIRISTAN: A cessation in hostilities between Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan fighters in South Waziristan and the army was announced by the outlawed group in a statement on Friday evening. Our leaders have asked all fighters to observe a ceasefire from today to October 20, the TTP statement said. The TTP said that their leaders are engaged in some “secret talks”, without elaborating any further. The news comes on the heels of Prime Minister Imran Khan announcing earlier in the day that the government is in talks with “some” groups of the TTP for disarmament. TheRead More

78 countries call for early implementation of UN anti-racism declaration

NEW YORK: At the United Nations seventy-eight countries, including China have called for speeding up the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, putting an end to discrimination, racism and xenophobia. In a joint statement, on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the DDPA, these countries expressed deep alarm and reaffirmed the global fight against racial discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance, social prejudice, police brutality, social inequality and all their abhorrent and evolving forms and manifestations should remain a matter of priority for the international community.

Turkish couple aim to establish a museum to promote Turkish coffee culture

ANKARA, OCT 1: A Turkish couple’s coffee collection is known to be one of the largest private collections related to Ottoman and Turkish coffee culture in the world, and Nihal and her husband Murat Sungur Bursa now aspire to establish a coffee museum. Turkish coffee, considered a part of the Turkish cultural heritage, was placed in UNESCO’s ”Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” list in 2013. Turkish coffee combines steps and stages of serving and brewing techniques with a rich communal tradition, while the tradition itself is a symbol of hospitality,Read More

PM stresses constructive measures by int’l community to prevent instability in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed that positive messages and constructive measures by international community will help prevent instability in Afghanistan. Talking to Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod in Islamabad on Friday, he said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is vitally important for Pakistan and the region. He stressed the need for international community’s constructive engagement to prevent humanitarian crisis and economic collapse in Afghanistan and to help build durable peace and stability in the country. On the occasion, the Danish Foreign Minister appreciated Prime Minister’s Ten billion treeRead More

Four trucks carrying humanitarian aid reach Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, OCT 01 (DNA) – Four trucks carrying 70 tons of humanitarian aid was handed over to Afghanistan on Friday as Pakistan continues to support Afghan people to avert any humanitarian catastrophe. The trucks carrying flour, sugar, rice, oil and pulses were handed over by Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum via Ghulam Khan border. Ameer of Khost was present to receive the aid from Assistant Commissioner of Miranshah. Besides its own ongoing efforts, Pakistan has also been urging the international community to extend humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for socioeconomic development of theRead More