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Russia criticises West for imposing ‘inhumane’ sanctions on Belarus

Russia criticised the West on Saturday for imposing fresh sanctions against Belarus over accusations the former Soviet nation has stoked a migration crisis on its borders with EU countries. The United States, Canada, Britain and the EU on Thursday stepped up pressure on the regime of Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko with the targets of new sanctions including his family, security officials, media figures and travel firms. “We firmly condemn the new restrictive measures against Belarus,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, adding they were “inhumane by nature, due to the negative impact they will haveRead More

US vows to prevent any Russian invasion of Ukraine

US President Joe Biden said Friday he would make it “very, very difficult” for Russia to launch any invasion of Ukraine, which warned that a large-scale attack may be planned for next month. Washington and Kiev say Moscow has massed troops near Ukraine’s borders and accused Russia of planning an invasion. Biden and President Vladimir Putin are due to hold a video call shortly to discuss the rising tensions, both sides confirmed Friday. Biden told reporters in Washington he was putting together “the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very, very difficult for MrRead More

Turkey to host International Strategic Communication Summit

ANKARA, DEC 4: The Communication Directorate of the Turkish Presidency will hold an International strategic Communication Summit on December 11-12 in Istanbul. Hikmat Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration, will participate in the summit, which will bring together experts in their fields from all over the world. He will deliver a speech titled “Karabakh: Communication of a Victory.” President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will deliver a video message at the summit. Representatives from academia, thinkRead More

PM orders expediting appointment process of NAB chairman

ISLAMABAD, Dec 04 (DNA): Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued directivesto the law minister for expediting the appointment process of theNational Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman. The law minister has been directed by the premier to expedite theprocess of appointments of the anti-corruption watchdog’s chairman. Following the orders, the law minister started work on the summaryrelated to the appointment of the new NAB chairman. According to sourcesthe law ministry will forward a summary to President Dr Arif Alvi byMonday. The president will hold consultations with the prime minister and theopposition leaderRead More

Protection of lives, property government’s priority: State Minister

LAHORE, Dec 04 (DNA): State Minister for Information and BroadcastingFarrukh Habib said on Saturday that protection of lives and property ofpeople was top priority of the government and no compromise would bemade in this regard. He stated this while addressing a prize distribution ceremony ofNational Volunteer CERTS Challenge 2021 organised in collaboration withVSO Pakistan at Emergency Services Academy (ESA) here. The ceremony wasorganized to march International Volunteer Day. He said that Rescue-1122 had emerged as a well organised institution andthe whole nation was proud of its services. The minister saidRead More

Academics, youth abroad our ambassadors: Dr Moeed

ISLAMABAD, Dec 04 (DNA): National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusufon Saturday said Pakistan’s academics and youth abroad were itsambassadors and help project its positive reality immensely. The NSA in a tweet on his official Twitter handle informed that he helda consultative session with Pakistani faculty members and students ofNazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Dr Moeed Yusuf is on his two-dayofficial visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Dr Moeed further wrote, “Wherever I go, I try to learn from suchdiaspora groups & always walk away truly impressed.” DNA ====