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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021


T20 World Cup: Pakistan seal semi-final berth after Namibia rout

ABU DHABI, NOV 2: Pakistan defeated Namibia by 45 runs on Tuesday night in Abu Dhabi to become the first side to qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021. Chasing a formidable target of 190, the African newbies gave a good account of their ability and promise, and were 83-2 at one point in the run chase. They eventually finished with 144-5 as Pakistan collected the two points they needed to go through the next round. Earlier, skipper Babar Azam and fellow opener Mohammad Rizwan hit halfRead More

Imran stresses enhanced Pak, Uzbek ties

PM, Uzbek Secretary Security Council meet Staff Report ISLAMABAD, NOV 2: Secretary of the Security Council (National Security Advisor) of Uzbekistan Lt. Gen. Victor Makhmudov called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Tuesday and discussed bilateral issues. National Security Advisor Dr. Moeed Yousaf and senior officials were present during the meeting. While recalling telephonic conversation with the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Prime Minister Imran Khan underlined the importance of enhanced trade and economic linkages, and reiterated Pakistan’s support to regional connectivity.  The prime minister emphasized high-level interaction toRead More

Pakistan, Uzbekistan discuss cooperation in multiple sectors

ISLAMABAD, NOV 2 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Lt. Gen Makhmudov Victor, Secretary of the Security Council of Uzbekistan, in the Foreign Office today. The two sides discussed Pakistan-Uzbekistan bilateral relations, in particular cooperation on matters related to trade and economic cooperation, regional security and defence. The Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of enhanced political and economic linkages and operationalization of the Pakistan-Uzbekistan Transit Trade Agreement (UPTTA) recently signed between the two countries. Highlighting the importance of regional connectivity in Pakistan’s “Vision Central Asia” policy, heRead More

Germany’s CDU set to wait until January to choose new leader

BERLIN – Germany’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU), who suffered a bitter election loss in September, will choose a new leader in January next year, sources told dpa on Tuesday. The successor to Armin Laschet, who was partly blamed for a lacklustre election campaign, will be chosen at a party conference on January 21 in Hanover, according to participants at a CDU meeting. The CDU are set to be kicked out of power after 16 years in government under CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is stepping down. Three other parties –Read More

No plans to vaccinate children under 12: Turkish health minister

ANKARA, NOV 2: Turkey is not considering vaccinating children under 12 years old, the country’s top public health official said on Tuesday. “I can say that vaccinating children under the age of 12 is not on our agenda,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told reporters at parliament in the capital Ankara. Koca reiterated that random PCR testing in schools continued. The measure had started in pilot schools as part of coronavirus measures introduced after the resumption of in-person classes in September. Noting that surveys showed that the positive-test rate was “notRead More

India a dangerous country for minorities: Governor

LAHORE, Nov 02 : Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Tuesday termed the series of seventeen attacks  on mosques in the Indian state of Tripura as a gross violation of religious freedom and said that India had become a dangerous country in the world for minorities. The shameful silence of the United Nations and other international Human Rights organizations was condemnable. Pakistan will continue to raise its voice against the oppression of Indian Muslims, he added. The Punjab Governor shared a video of the attacks on mosques in a tweet,Read More