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Pak keen to further deepen multi-dimensional partnership with EU: Minister

Brussels, MAY 23 /DNA/ – The Federal Minister for Commerce and Investment, Syed Naveed Qamar, visited Brussels on May 22-23, 2022.  The Minister held meetings with key Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), senior officials at the European Commission and Secretary of State for the Brussels region. In his engagement with Members of the European Parliament and the Directorate General of Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, the Minister underscored that Pakistan and the EU enjoyed excellent relations, which were based on mutual respect, trust and common interests.Read More

Cablegate: Imran Khan calls for Donald Lu’s sacking over his ‘sheer arrogance and bad manners’

ISLAMABAD, MAY 23: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Monday called for the sacking of US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia Donald Lu for “sheer arrogance and bad manners”. Lu is the central figure in Imran’s claims about a US-backed regime change conspiracy that toppled his government through a no-confidence motion. The PTI chairman accuses Lu of threatening Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed, that a failure to remove Imran through a no-confidence vote would herald “consequences” for Pakistan and vice versa. Imran also alleges that theRead More

U.S. Embassy Islamabad announces arrival of Ambassador Donald Blome

DNA Islamabad, MAY 23: Ambassador Donald Blome began his assignment at the United States Embassy in Islamabad today.  Ambassador Blome will lead the United States Mission in Pakistan in its ongoing efforts to deepen connections between the Pakistani and American people and work with the government of Pakistan towards a more stable, secure, and prosperous future for Pakistan.  Ambassador Blome brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this shared effort and to the U.S. Mission in Pakistan.  On his arrival, Ambassador Blome said, “I am thrilled to be inRead More

Pak Army soldiers embrace shahadat

ISLAMABAD, MAY 23 /DNA/ – Terrorists carried out a fire raid on a military post in general area Mir Ali, North Waziristan District. Troops initiated a prompt response and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location.  During intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Zahoor Khan (age 20 yrs, resident of Lower Dir) and Sep Rahim Gul (age 23 yrs, resident of Abbottabad) having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat. Area clearance is being carried out.

Shadab, Nawaz back in Pakistan squad for West Indies ODIs

LAHORE, MAY 23: All-rounders Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz have returned to Pakistan’s squad for next month’s one-day international series against the West Indies, selectors said on Monday. Shadab, 23, and the 28-year-old Nawaz were part of Pakistan’s Twenty20 series against the West Indies in December but have since been out of action with injury. The three-match series against the Windies will be staged in Rawalpindi on June 8, 10 and 12. The ODIs were initially slated as part of the West Indies’ 2021 tour of Pakistan but were postponedRead More

‘No room for compromise’ on Taiwan, China tells U.S.

BEIJING: Upping the ante following comments by U.S. President Joe Biden on Taiwan, China on Monday ruled out compromise and vowed to take “resolute actions to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests.” “On issues related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, China has no room for compromise,” Wang Wenbin, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, told a news conference in Beijing. “No one should underestimate the determination of Chinese people,” he added, expressing strong dissatisfaction in response to Biden’s remarks. Earlier on Monday, Biden told a news conference in Japan that Washington would intervene militarily if China uses force toRead More