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Britain says $350 bn ‘of Putin’s war chest’ frozen

LONDON: Britain has frozen some $350 billion (321 billion euros) in assets from the “war chest” of Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said during a visit to Warsaw on Tuesday. “So far, our sanctions have had a crippling impact on those who feed and fund Putin’s war machine. This week we will announce that we’ve frozen over $350 billion of Putin’s war chest,” Truss said. She said this action meant that “over 60 percent of the regime’s $604 billion foreign currency reserves” were now “unavailable” to the Russian government. Truss saidRead More

PTI paid ‘high price’ for mistakes, will prioritise ‘ideological’ members in next polls: PM Imran

Lahore: Interim Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday acknowledged that mistakes were made by the PTI in the past for which it paid a “high price”, adding that the party had now wisened up and will prioritise its “ideological” workers. Addressing a ceremony at Punjab Governor House in Lahore, the prime minister instructed the PTI workers to prepare for the elections, saying that this time the party would give tickets to those who were aligned with the party’s political philosophy after careful consideration. “There were mistakes [committed] by us inRead More

Tribute paid to Chinese martyrs of KKH

ISLAMABAD,  Apr 5 (DNA): Officials and locals from Gilgit-Baltistan paid tribute to Chinese workers and engineers who lost their lives about 50 years ago in the construction of Karakoram Highway (KKH).  According to Gwadar Pro, the “April 4, National Mourning Day” was organised by Overseas Chinese Association Gilgit Baltistan (OCAGB). Officials, local notables and students were gathered at “China Yadgar”, the Chinese cemetery, located in Danyor, about 10 kilometers away from Gilgit city across the Gilgit Giver.  The officials, locals and students laid floral wreaths on the graves of ChineseRead More

Pakistan wishes to enhance relations with Nepal: COAS

RAWALPINDI, APR 5 /DNA/ – Tapas Adhikari, Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and measures to improve bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan wishes to enhance long term multi-domain relations with Nepal based on common interests. COAS reiterated that all regional countries need to work collectively for enduring peace and stability in the region. The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for regionalRead More

Pakistan strongly condemns vandalization and burning of Muslim houses in India

ISLAMABAD, APR 5 /DNA/ – Pakistan strongly condemned the senseless vandalization and burning of more than 40 houses of Muslim community in Karauli, Rajasthan by radical Hindu zealots belonging to BJP-RSS dispensation with connivance of the local security authorities. Equally alarming is the apathy of state machinery which wantonly looked the other way and failed in its basic duty of protecting the lives and properties of its citizens. Regretfully, the minorities in India, especially Muslims continue to live under fear and intimidation. The BJP-RSS combine has enabled perpetration of senselessRead More

US sought to punish ‘disobedient’ Imran Khan, says Russia

MOSCOW, APR 5: Russia has lambasted “another attempt of shameless interference” by the United States in the internal affairs of Pakistan, adding that it sought to punish a “disobedient” Imran Khan. In a statement, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Russia had noted that President Dr Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on April 3 on the prime minister’s advice as well as the events preceding it. “Immediately after the announcement of the working visit of Imran Khan to Moscow on February 23-24 this year, the Americans and their WesternRead More