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Sialkot incident will not harm friendly ties: SL

“Pakistan and Sri Lanka are friends and will remain friends,” says the Sri Lankan high commissioner Ansar M Bhatti COLOMBO: Sri Lankan High Commissioner Mohan Vijay Vikrama has assured that the Sialkot lynching will have no impact on the two countries’ amicable relations.  “Pakistan and Sri Lanka are friends and will remain friends. I assure you that this incident will not affect our relations,” said the Sri Lankan high commissioner.  The Sri Lanka’s high commissioner praised the Pakistani government’s support and thanked the Pakistani people for their sympathies and condolences,Read More

Gas prices should be increased to help fulfil COP26 commitments, says government advisers

LONDON, DEC 6: Home heating and cooking taxes should be increased to help fulfil commitments made by the UK at the recent COP26 climate conference according to the government’s climate change advisers. The government has been told it must ‘walk the talk’ by The Climate Change Committee in a review, and introduce policies befitting of targets set out to cut emissions. The committee has called on the Treasury to review the role taxation will play in reaching the UK’s legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. The reviewRead More

Those responsible for Sialkot incident will be brought to justice: Sh Rashid

ISLAMABAD , DEC 06 :  Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Monday visited Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad and met High Commissioner Vice Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama. The interior minister expressed his condolences on the death of Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara in the Sialkot factory accident and expressed his sorrow and grief on behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan over the tragic incident. He said that those responsible for Sialkot incident will be brought to justice. The minister said the entire Pakistani nation is aggrieved overRead More

‘Pakistan envisions friendly relationship with Bangladesh’

ISLAMABAD/DHAKA, DEC 6: Pakistan envisions a friendly and strong relationship with Bangladesh, and the recent exchange of dialogue between the two countries on trade and economic ties symbolizes a new and bright start, according to a military official. Commanding Officer of 6th Frontier Force (FF) Regiment Lt. Col. Asif Ali made the remarks during a briefing to a group of journalists who were visiting Head Sulemanki, a border area adjacent to India, where they paid homage to late Maj. Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, who was killed in the 1971 war. “Maj. Sharif was theRead More

Moores named Karachi Kings’ head coach for PSL 7

KARACHI , DEC 06 : Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings has appointed former England cricketer Peter Moores as its new head coach for season seven. Kings’ newly appointed head coach, Moores, who has twice coached England’s National Cricket team, acknowledged the PSL as one of the best leagues and expressed his excitement to be a part of the Kings family. “I am very excited to be a part of Karachi Kings family. PSL is one of the best tournaments in the world.”, he said. Moores also praised theRead More

Sialkot incident will not affect ties between both countries: SL envoy

ISLAMABAD , DEC 06 : Sri Lankan High Commissioner on Monday said that Sialkot incident is very tragic but will not affect relations between both countries. According to details, a delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central leaders visited the Sri Lankan embassy and expressed their grief over the senseless killing of a Sri Lankan manager in Sialkot. The PTI delegation expressed its condolences to the Lankan authorities. On the other hand, the body of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara, who was brutally killed by a mob in Sialkot on Friday,Read More