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Istanbul to host major int’l Bosphorus Summit next week

The 12th annual Bosphorus Summit, an international economic event, will be hosted by Turkey’s commercial capital Istanbul next week. The two-day summit, organized by the Istanbul-based International Cooperation Platform (ICP) under this year’s main theme “Challenges for a Better World,” will feature the participation of officials, experts, and academics. Officials set to attend include Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as foreign ministers, deputy ministers, and other top officials from Turkey or abroad, either virtually or physically. Starting on Monday, the summit will discuss such subjects as foreign economicRead More

11th Virtual Khuli Katchery with Pakistani Community in Belgium and Luxembourg

Brussels, NOV 30 /DNA/ – The Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels, organized the 11th Khuli Katchery in a virtual format with the Pakistani diaspora in Belgium and Luxembourg. Talking about various initiatives of the Government to facilitate Overseas Pakistanis, the Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Mr. Zaheer A. Janjua referred to the establishment of tax facilitation points at Pakistan’s international airports and border crossings for the facilitation of the overseas Pakistanis. The Ambassador also highlighted the recently introduced online system for attesting power of attorney and settingRead More

FM Qureshi addresses 45th Annual Ministerial Meeting of G-77

ISLAMABAD, NOV 30 /DNA/ – The 45th Ministerial meeting of Group of 77 and China, held in a virtual format today, elected Pakistan as the next Chair of the Group. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed the meeting and thanked the 134 members of G-77 and China for reposing their trust in Pakistan to lead the Group in 2022. The Foreign Minister highlighted that the world is confronted with a triple crisis: the COVID pandemic and its consequences; the challenge of realizing the United Nations Agenda 2030 for SustainableRead More

Experts warn increasing smoking trend in girls

ISLAMABAD, NOV 30 (DNA) – The health experts at the National Dialogue organized on Tuesday under the auspices of Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) to expose the propaganda of “Tobacco Harms and Tobacco Industry Tactic” warned that the trend of taking up smoking was gaining more attraction in girls than boys that needed urgent attention of the stakeholders. The purpose of the dialogue was to expose the misleading campaign of the tobacco industry called ‘Behtr Pakistan’. The campaign was only propaganda of the industry that exaggerated illicit trade share soRead More

NATO warns Russia will pay ‘high price’ if uses force against Ukraine

Brussels, NOV 30: Russia will pay a “high price” if it uses force against Ukraine, and the West has already shown that it can wield economic, financial and political sanctions against Moscow, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. “There will be a high price to pay for Russia if they once again use force against the independence of the nation, Ukraine,” Stoltenberg told reporters as he arrived for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Riga, Latvia. “We have different options and we have demonstrated over the years, in reactions to Russia‘s previous use of military force against Ukraine, thatRead More

Speakers hold discussion on outcome of the COP26

ISLAMABAD, NOV 30: Some glimpses from a discussion on the outcome of the COP26, held at the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) in collaboration with the Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC), Sustainable Development Policy Institute and Embassy of France. The event was attended by a wide variety of stakeholders including academia, researchers and civil society reps. President IRS, Amb. Nadeem Riyaz in his welcome remarks shared the overall objective of hosting the event and summarized the issues and expectations from COP26 with special focus on non-traditional security threatsRead More