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Diplomacy is deterring Russian attack but worst case not avoided yet, Kyiv says

Energetic diplomacy is helping to avert the threat of a Russian military offensive against Ukraine but the worst-case scenario remains a possibility, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday. Russia has not yet massed enough forces to mount a full-scale invasion but nor is there evidence of Russia withdrawing any of its forces, he told an online briefing for foreign media. “What is reassuring, though, is that we already see that diplomacy is working,” Kuleba said. “This doesn’t mean that we have to relax and believe the worst-case scenario is avoided.” Kuleba thankedRead More

Azerbaijan ambassador meets Naval Chief

ISLAMABAD, FEB 2 /DNA/ – Ambassador of Azerbaijan Khazar Farhadov called on the Chief of Naval Staff at the Naval Headquarters. Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest. Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy excellent relations. Both countries share each other’s views on various regional as well international issues. Azerbaijan has been supporting Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir from day one. Azerbaijan believes the issues should be resolved as per the United Nations resolutions. Likewise, Pakistan also extended full moral and diplomatic support to Azerbaijan during its 44 day Patriotic War with Armenia. Pakistan strongly believes thatRead More

Finance Minister thanks Japan for development support in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, FEB 02 (DNA) — Wada Mitsuhiro, Ambassador of Japan called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin at the Finance Division Wednesday. Extending warm welcome to Wada Mitsuhiro, the Finance Minister stated that Pakistan and Japan have enjoyed cordial and friendly relations over the years and this relationship will continue to become even stronger with every passing day. The Finance Minister appreciated the support extended by the Government of Japan for infrastructural and institutional development in Pakistan. He further said that Japan is a major development partnerRead More

Panadol tablet price skyrockets in Karachi

KARACHI, FEB 02 (DNA) — The price of one Panadol tablets pack has increased from Rs280 to Rs400 in Karachi causing problems for patients but at the same time hoarders are cashing in on the raise. The price of the Panadol medicine, used commonly for curing headache and fever, has now skyrocketed in the port city. A shopkeeper said that 10-tablet leave has now been reached at Rs40 and manufacturing companies are only delivering 100-tablet box despite pharmacies forwarding large orders. The shopkeeper said that companies themselves are behind the shortageRead More

UNDP Pakistan, NCSW hold provincial consultations in KP

PESHAWAR, FEB 02 (DNA) — In the last 20 years, Pakistan has faced significant loss of life, property damage, and developmental setbacks from floods, cyclones, and earthquakes, with damage and losses exceeding $20 billion. The worsening climate crisis threatens and affects all humanity, although not uniformly. As it intersects with multiple ongoing crises, existing gender inequalities aggravate climate change impacts. To understand the effects of climate stress on women and solicit feedback, UNDP Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa SDGs Support Unit, in collaboration with the National Commission on the Status of Women, organizedRead More

Justice Umar Ata Bandial sworn-in as 28th CJP

ISLAMABAD, FEB 02 (DNA) — President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday administered oath of office to Justice Umar Ata Bandial as Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP).   The oath-taking ceremony that took place here at the Presidency was also attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan.   Cabinet members, parliamentarians, senior military officials and a large number of serving and retired judges of the Supreme Court were present. The notification of the appointment of Justice Umar Bandial was read out on the occasion. “In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 175(3) read withRead More