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Erdoğan, Johnson discuss Ukraine and Syria issues in phone call

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday held a phone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and discussed developments in Syria and Ukraine. According to a statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate, Erdoğan and Johnson also discussed climate and refugee issues. They also reviewed steps to strengthen cooperation between Turkey and the UK, especially in the defense industry and trade, the statement said.

KP Chief Minister visits Swat

ISLAMABAD, JAN 14: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Friday paid a day long visit to District Swat where he inaugurated different development projects including Hostel, Lecture Theatres, laboratories, Auditorium and other facilities in Saidu Medical College which have been completed at a cost of Rs. 1.1 billion. He also inaugurated newly established Cath lab and Regional Blood Centre at Saidu Teaching Hospital which have been completed at cumulative cost of Rs. 410 million. The chief minister, on the occasion performed ground breaking of hospital block, college block and boundaryRead More

Pakistan Assumes Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China

Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: Pakistan assumed chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China (G-77) for the year 2022, today. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi presided over the proceedings of the opening segment of the handover ceremony held in a virtual format, which was also attended by the outgoing Chair (Foreign Minister of the Republic of Guinea), UN Secretary-General, and President of the UN General Assembly. Speaking on the occasion, the Foreign Minister lauded the significant contributions made by G-77 towards advancing the economic and social objectives of developing countriesRead More

Govt. brings much-needed reforms to streamline energy matters: Hammad

ISLAMABAD, JAN 14 (DNA) — Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Friday said the government had brought the much-needed reforms to streamline the matters related to pricing of the imported gas for the domestic sector, new electricity generation contracts through a competitive and transparent process. Elaborating the two key energy reforms, the minister tweeted that the law allowing “the government to price in imported gas for domestic supplies has been passed by the National Assembly and now it will be sent to the Senate.” Describing the law as a ‘historicRead More

Keegan Petersen shines as South Africa seal series win against India

Keegan Petersen scored a superb 82 as South Africa completed a seven-wicket victory in the third Test and a 2-1 series win over world number one India on a spiteful Newlands pitch having chased down their challenging target of 212 on Friday. It is just the fourth time in 133 years that a team has scored more than 200 in Cape Town to win, and follows on from South Africa’s epic seven-wicket victory in Johannesburg in the second Test when they needed 240 in the fourth innings. Petersen, who was the leadingRead More

Pak Army soldier martyred after terrorists attack army check post

JANI KHEL, JAN 14: /DNA/ – On night 13/14 January 2022, terrorists fired on a military post in Jani Khel, Bannu. Army troops initiated a prompt response and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location. During intense exchange of fire, a soldier, Sepoy Sarfaraz Ali , age 26 years, resident of Vehari embraced shahadat.