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Ukraine’s Zelensky ready to hold talks with Russia on breakaway regions Donbass and Crimea

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his willingness to hold talks on the status of the separatist regions in the east of the country and the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea annexed by Russia. On the US broadcaster ABC on Monday evening, Zelensky made it clear at the same time that he would not give in to demands from Moscow to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed “people’s republics” as well as Russian rule over Crimea. “I am ready for a dialogue – we are not ready for capitulation,” he said. “We can discuss and find a compromise on how these territories will live on.” HeRead More

US Embassy holds roundtable to discuss best practices for boosting supplier diversity

Islamabad, MAR 8 /DNA/ – The U.S. Embassy held a virtual roundtable March 7 to discuss best practices for boosting supplier diversity and inclusion with Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia Christopher Wilson.  Executives and procurement heads of major U.S. and Pakistani corporations participated as roundtable speakers.  WEConnect International – a member-led global non-profit that helps women-owned businesses access and succeed in global value chains and a key partner of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council (USPWC) – moderated the roundtable.  Local corporate buyers, government authorities, and women entrepreneurs andRead More

Qureshi, Wang Yi exchange views on regional, global situation

ISLAMABAD, MAR 8: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke on telephone with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China, today. The two Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral ties and exchanged views on the regional and global situation. State Councilor Wang Yi conveyed his condolences on the loss of precious lives in the cowardly terrorist attack in Peshawar and sympathies with the families of the victims. The Foreign Minister underlined that the terrorist act was an attack on the peace-loving people of Pakistan who hadRead More

Security Forces conducts IBO in Gorchop, Turbat, Balochistan

RAWALPINDI, MAR 8 /DNA/ – Based on information of presence of a Terrorists’ Hideout in general area Gorchop, Turbat, Balochistan, Security Forces conducted IBO today to apprehend externally sponsored enemies of peace in Balochistan. Once the troops started clearance operation in the area, Terrorists tried to escape from their camp and opened indiscriminate fire onto security forces. 7 Terrorists including Commanders Hasil Doda and Washdil have been killed in ensuing heavy exchange of fire. These terrorists were involved in recent firing and attacks on security forces in Makran Division. In addition, a significantRead More

Shehbaz Sharif hopes no-confidence motion to be fruitful

LAHORE, MAR 08 (DNA) — PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said the no-confidence motion the opposition parties had submitted in the NA today would bring good news for the people of Pakistan. Shehbaz told reporters that the no-confidence move was submitted by the people of Pakistan, and they would reap its benefits. “By the grace of Allah (The Almighty) and the support of the nation, the country and the nation will be saved from crises,” the leader of theRead More

HEC, APUBTA to Jointly Work for Long-term Policy for BPS Teachers

ISLAMABAD, MAR 8 /DNA/ – A meeting of the Academic Committee of the Commission was held at Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad on Tuesday, where the representatives of All Pakistan Universities BPS Teachers Association (APUBTA) presented the proposed policy for appointment and promotion of BPS faculty to the Academic Committee of the Commission. After thorough deliberation, the Committee and APUBTA delegates agreed to jointly work for the future course of action and produce a fair, effective and merit-based policy for appointment and promotions of BPS faculty. It is pertinent toRead More