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Monday, October 4th, 2021


Pakistan considers Japan important development partner

ISLAMABAD, OCT 4 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda for his farewell call at the Foreign Office. The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction on the progression of bilateral ties between the two countries and appreciated Ambassador Matsuda’s contribution in further strengthening them. The Foreign Minister also lauded Japan’s role as a development partner of Pakistan and highlighted the close cooperation between the two countries on major international and regional issues. The Foreign Minister recalled the enhanced momentum of interactions at various levels and notedRead More

Indian out to malign Pakistan through fake news in Tajik media

ISLAMABAD, Oct 4: After suffering frustration to fulfill its designs in Afghanistan, India is now trying to malign Pakistan in Tajikistan by sponsoring fake news stories and articles. According to security analysts, it is creating a negative image of Pakistan among the Tajik people like it did in Afghanistan during former governments of Karzai and Ghani. By blaming Pakistan for Taliban’s surge in Afghanistan, it tried to influence Tajik people by propagating that Taliban posed threat to India and Tajikistan alike. According to experts, it is now an established factRead More

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down for thousands of users

ISLAMABAD, OCT 4: Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, tracking sites showed, impacting potentially tens of millions of users. Outage tracker Downdetector was showing outages in heavily populated areas like Washington and Paris, with problems being reported from around 1545 GMT. Downdetector showed there were more than 20,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram. Users trying to access Facebook in affected areas were greeted with the message: “Something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’llRead More

Govt fully focusing on agriculture sector: Minister

ISLAMABAD, OCT 04 (DNA) – Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Fakhar Imam on Monday said that for the first time in the history of the country, the PTI-led government will materialize the dream of agricultural development with modernizing farming techniques. Kamyab Pakistan is a positive initiative of the government through which people will get interest-free loans, he said while speaking to Radio Pakistan’s current Affair program. The farmers will also be able to get loans in order to increase the production of crops, he said, adding, itRead More

Pandora Papers expose world leaders’ ties to offshore wealth

A massive leak of financial documents known as the ‘Pandora Papers’ was published by several major news organizations on Sunday that allegedly tie world leaders to secret stores of wealth, including King Abdullah of Jordan, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

ASEAN ministers disappointed at Myanmar junta’s peace commitment

Southeast Asian countries on Monday voiced disappointment about army-ruled Myanmar’s commitment to an agreed peace plan, with one foreign minister saying he was concerned about the junta leader attending a regional summit later this month. Myanmar’s military has been condemned by much of the international community for its Feb. 1 coup and bloody crackdown on strikes and pro-democracy demonstrations, which derailed a decade of tentative democracy and economic reform. World powers, including the United States, China and the United Nations, had backed diplomatic efforts by a special envoy of theRead More