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Exports register record in October, rise 17.5pc to $2.47 billion

ISLAMABAD, NOV 1: Pakistan’s exports posted a 17.5 per cent growth in October, rising to $2.471 billion as compared to $2.104 billion in Oct 2020. “This is the highest-ever export [figure] in any October in our history,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce said on Monday. It added that the export target for Oct 2021 was $2.6 billion. During the July-Oct 2021 period, Pakistan’s exports grew by 25pc to $9.468 billion, compared to $7.576 billion during the same period last year. The ministry’s target for July-Oct 2021 wasRead More

‘Green economy is the future’: US secretary of state

WASHINGTON, NOV 1: Highlighting the importance of shifting to clean energy from fossil fuels, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that green economy is the future. “Climate change doesn’t only threaten our economy, our infrastructure or our national security, it’s a threat to all of them, and more,” Blinken told at the U.S. Center opening event, in Glasgow, UK. He underlined that the world should strengthen ambition as well as action in this decisive decade to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and also to prevent aRead More

Joe Biden unhappy with China and Russia for failing to make new climate commitments

WASHINGTON, NOV 1: US President Joe Biden said Sunday he was disappointed by the lack of new climate commitments from China and Russia. “Not only Russia, but China, basically didn’t show up in terms of any commitments to deal with climate change,” said Biden at a press conference at the end of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome, Italy. “And there’s a reason why people should be disappointed in that. I found it disappointing myself.” Earlier in the day, leaders of the world’s 20 richest nations reiterated their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement‘s goal of limiting the global averageRead More

T20 WC : Rizwan pays tribute to Asghar Afghan

DUBAI ,NOV 01 : Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan Sunday acknowledged former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan’s contributions to cricket, after he announced his retirement. Afghan had earlier said he had decided to say farewell to the game suddenly as Afghanistan’s loss to Pakistan had “hurt too much”. Tagging him in a tweet, Rizwan said Afghan was one of few Afghanistan cricketers who had contributed a lot to the country’s cricket. “He along with @MohammadNabi007, Nawroz Mangal and others started something gigantic for cricket in the country. More power to you myRead More

Special Representative of Australia on Afghanistan meets FS Sohail Mahmood

ISLAMABAD, NOV 1: Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received Special Representative of Australia on Afghanistan, Mr. Daniel Sloper. During the meeting, the Foreign Secretary shared Pakistan’s perspective on the latest developments in Afghanistan and the way forward. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood highlighting that the latest situation provided an opportunity to end the 40-year long conflict in Afghanistan, underscored the importance of international community’s sustained engagement to help promote the shared objectives of a peaceful, stable, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan. While noting that it was encouraging to see the international community constructivelyRead More

Envoy eulogizes Pakistan’s stand on Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity

ISLAMABAD, NOV 01 (DNA) – Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Khazar Farhadov on Monday appreciated Pakistan for its position and support on issues of Azeri territorial integrity before and during the patriotic war against Armenia, describing it “a true demonstration of brotherhood.” “During the patriotic war, the government, the Parliament and people of Pakistan morally and politically supported us, condemning Armenian aggression and supporting our just position to restore territorial integrity,” Ambassador Farhadov said while addressing a news conference here to mark 1st anniversary of ‘44-day Patriotic War’ against Armenia Read More