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Australia wins first T20 World Cup title with emphatic victory over New Zealand

DUBAI, NOV 14: Australia won its first T20 World Cup title after beating New Zealand by eight wickets in the final on Sunday. In what was an Oceanic clash, Australia looked to be cruising to the 173 target set by New Zealand — a score bolstered by a blistering 85 by captain Kane Williamson — with David Warner and Mitchell Marsh looking comfortable at the crease. A wicket to Warner gave New Zealand hope, but the bludgeoning power of Marsh helped propel Australia to its target.With New Zealand looking rattled and some excellent battingRead More

Taliban hold military parade with US-made weapons in Kabul in show of strength

KABUL, NOV 14: Taliban forces held a military parade in Kabul on Sunday using captured American-made armoured vehicles and Russian helicopters in a display that showed their ongoing transformation from an insurgent force to a regular standing army. The Taliban operated as insurgent fighters for two decades but have used the large stock of weapons and equipment left behind when the former Western-backed government collapsed in August to overhaul their forces. The parade was linked to the graduation of 250 freshly trained soldiers, defence ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi said. TheRead More

Pakistan Embassy in Vienna Organizes Mehfil-e-Qira’at o Naa’t

ISLAMABAD, NOV 14 /DNA/ – Pakistan Embassy in Vienna organized a Mehfil-e-Qira’at o Naa’t  at a local mosque in Vienna, today. Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali, Presidential award holder and world renowned qari and naa’t khwan from Pakistan and the recipient of many national awards, recited verses from the Holy Quran and also offered naat-e-rasool. He also prayed for prosperity of the people and development of Pakistan. The event was attended by a large number of people from the Pakistani community in Austria.Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Aftab Ahmad Khokher saidRead More

Electoral reforms a national agenda: Fawad

ISLAMABAD, Nov 14 (DNA): Federal Minister for Information andBroadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that electoral reforms is notthe agenda of Imran Khan or Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) but anational agenda. Fawad Chaudhry said in his Twitter message that all political partiesshould come forward to finalise the electoral reforms. The minister said that it will be a success if we manage to build up anelectoral system under which the entire political leaders will have thetrust in results. Earlier on November 11, Adviser to Prime Minister on ParliamentaryAffairs Babar Awan had lamentedRead More

Thai diplomat expects bilateral trade at $1.6bn in FY22

Nazir Siyal KARACHI: Ambassador of Thailand in Pakistan, Chakkrid Krachaiwong said due to Covid pandemic the bilateral trade between Pakistan and Thailand had reduced, however the volumes are anticipated to cross $1.6 billion this fiscal year.Speaking at the ceremony to mark 70 years of diplomatic and trade relationship between the two countries, Thai Ambassador said bilateral trade volumes exceeded $800 million in the past six months. “The talks on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Thailand and Pakistan and progressing, which would enhace the trade volumes,” Chakkrid Krachaiwong said. TheRead More

Trade Fair Prod Expo 2021 opens in Minsk

Belarus, NOV 14: Ambassador of Pakistan to Belarus Sajjad Haider Khan participated in the opening ceremony of the 27th International Specialized Wholesale Trade Fair “ProdExpo2021”. The Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Alexander Subbotin opened the exhibition which will continue in November. The Minister of Agriculture, members of Diplomatic Corps, government officials and business representatives also attended the ceremony.  On this occasion, the Ambassador had a brief conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. The Ambassador briefed him about the current activities and collaborations between the two countries in theRead More