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Family of John Snorri meets FS Sohail Mahmood

ISLAMABAD, JUL 29 /DNA/ – Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received the family of the deceased Icelandic mountaineer, John Snorri, who lost his life during a K-2 scaling expedition last year. Expressing his heartfelt condolences to the family, the Foreign Secretary lauded the heroic spirit and passion of John Snorri which has connected the peoples of Pakistan and Iceland. It may be recalled that the Government of Pakistan had undertaken an extensive search and rescue operation last year for John Snorri and other climbers who had gone missing on an expeditionRead More

PM Shehbaz Sharif phones Bill Gates

ISLAMABAD, JUL 29 /DNA/ – Prime Minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif spoke on the telephone today with Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). They discussed the ongoing public health and social sector programmes supported by BMGF in Pakistan. The Prime Minister appreciated the valuable support extended by the BMGF to Pakistan in polio eradication and improving immunisation, nutrition and financial inclusion in the country. He also reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to further strengthen the fruitful partnership with the Foundation in all the ongoing areas of cooperation.Read More

FM highlights Pak’s perspective on imp regional, int’l issues of concern to SCO member states

Tashkent, JUL 29 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari led the Pakistan delegation to the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting, held in Tashkent from 28-29 July 2022. Official engagements commenced with a joint call by SCO Foreign Ministers on the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. During the meeting, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed gratitude for the warm reception accorded to him and his delegation. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to further strengthen the close, historic and fraternal relations between Uzbekistan and Pakistan and the desire of theRead More

“Shared Peace, Security & Prosperity: Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral” Track II Dialogue

KABUL, JUL 29 /DNA/ – Today, the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) at CAMEA and the Heart of Asia Society (HAS), Kabul, jointly held the fourth in the series of bilateral dialogues, titled ‘Shared Peace, Security & Prosperity: Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral Track II Dialogue.’ The dialogue consisted of two sessions; ‘An Assessment of Taliban’s One Year in Power and Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade and Transit Relations. Both sides acknowledged that maintaining a dialogue in challenging times is crucial and highlighted the broader consensus on regional economic connectivity. It was stated that despiteRead More

Funds came through proper banking channels: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan while reacting to a recent report released by Financial Times regarding PTI foreign funding said that overseas Pakistanis are the country’s asset, and all funds came through proper banking channels. In an interview with a private TV channel, the PTI chairman said that he knew Arif Naqvi for 20-25 years who was working for Pakistan and heavily funded Shaukat Khanum Hospital. “Arif organised two fundraising events for PTI in 2012 which is still a common practice for fundingRead More

Big Story: PTI’s Sibtain Khan elected Punjab Assembly Speaker

LAHORE – Joint candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Sibtain Khan has been elected as the Speaker of Punjab Assembly.  Sibtain Khan defeated joint opposition candidate Malik Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar.  Sibtain Khan, a member of the former party’s provincial legislature, had been jointly nominated by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) to run against Malik Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar, the candidate of the opposition. The ruling alliance had the backing of 186 legislators, while the PML-N, the PPP, and a few independents MPS have 178. The post ofRead More