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Iran-Turkey Strategic Competition in Caucasus Region

Dr. Muhammad Akram Zaheer Since the administration of President Joe Biden, the US alignment in Asia and in the Middle East has entered in a new phase. All regional states are revising their policies according to new realities, but Iran hopes that post Biden regime may diminish its pressure then Tehran could build up its regional influence. On the other hand regional states are shifting their policies and entering into new alignments to limit Iran. Turkey also has entered in to a new phase of competition with the Islamic RepublicRead More

Italy to invest €1.5 million for olive cultivation in Pakistan: Italian Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, Jun 14 (DNA): Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan AndreasFerrarese on Tuesday said that Italy was investing in a project worth€1.5 million for olive cultivation and growth in Pakistan. The Ambassador said that Italy had always played a vital role in helpingPakistan to develop olive cultivation and technical expertise. The “Olive Culture” project worth €1.5 million shall be executed in 26months in suitable areas by CIHEAM Bari in cooperation with the Ministryof National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R) through the PakistanOilseed Department. It represents a continuum with all the workRead More

Federal Budget 2022-23: a very tough time ahead

ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 /DNA/ – The federal budget 2022-23 has been presented at a time when  Pakistan’ foreign exchange reserves are depleting drastically, credit rating has fallen and the government faces mounting pressure to improve economic indicators to further continue the IMF programme, said SDPI Executive Director Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri at a  seminar titled: SDPI’s Response on Budget 2022-23. The federal budget, Dr Suleri said, is already in deficit as more than half of it has been allocated for the non-discretionary expenditures, including debt servicing and defense. He wasRead More

FO clarifies about Envoys credentials presentation issue

US ambassador yet to present his credentials DNAResponding to media queries, the Spokesperson stated that the credentials ceremonies for incoming Heads of Diplomatic Missions are held according to State and diplomatic protocols. Such ceremonies are scheduled in consultation with the relevant Missions and in conformity with existing diplomatic practices and procedures. The credentials ceremony for the next batch of Ambassadors/Heads of Missions will take place in the near future. We urge that while reporting on diplomatic matters due caution must be exercised and speculative reporting strictly avoided.It may be mentionedRead More

CJS Argentina Armed Forces calls on air chief

ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 /DNA/ – Teniente General Juan Martin Paleo, Chief of Joint Staff Argentina Armed Forces called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force in his office today. The visiting dignitary appreciated sound professionalism of PAF personnel and also acknowledged the achievements made by PAF over the years, especially through indigenization. The Air Chief highlighted that both countries enjoy cordial relations and reiterated his resolve to further augment the existing bilateral cooperation between the two Air Forces. Both the dignitariesRead More

National airlines including PIA Should have direct air link with all Commonwealth countries: Zafar Bakhtawari

ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 /DNA/ – Pakistan is a very strong and resourceful country which needs to open up to outside world for commercial activities including multinational trade, promotion of SMEs, industrialization , agriculture research , IT projects, tourism, communication infrastructure, health and education. For this purpose we need to enhance our interaction with EU, African Union, OIC and last but not the least 54 Common Wealth countries which is led by Britain as Her Majesty the Queen is the head of Common Wealth “said Former Senator Lt. Gen. Abdul QayyumRead More