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Biden announces $625 million in security aid during call with Zelenskyy

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced a new $625 million security assistance package for Kyiv during a telephone call Tuesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, according to the White House. Biden told Zelenskyy that the US will never recognize Russia’s purported annexation of Ukrainian territory, it said in a statement. Putin signed agreements last Friday with separatist authorities of the breakaway Ukrainian regions on joining Russia, following referendums on Sept. 23 – 27. The votes come more than seven months into Russia’s war against Ukraine that began Feb. 24. “PresidentRead More


Farmers’ protest in Islamabad called off after breakthrough in negotiations with government

ISLAMABAD, OCT 4: After nearly a week of protests and sit-ins in Islamabad, representatives of farmers on Tuesday called off their demonstrations after a breakthrough was achieved in negotiations with the government. The Kissan Ittehad, comprising farmers from across Punjab, was demanding the restoration of the previous tubewell electricity tariff of Rs5.3 per unit and the removal of taxes and adjustments among other things. Kissan Ittehad Chairman Khalid Butt, at a media talk alongside Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, called off the protest. Sanaullah said that the government had agreed toRead More


Maryam not happy with IHC verdict

Says when Imran Khan was blue eyed boy of the Establishment then ‘Chowkidars’ were acceptable to him Bureau Report LAHORE: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said Tuesday that the Islamabad High Court’s decision to dismiss the contempt case against the “devil” PTI Chairman Imran Khan has “emboldened” him. In a press conference after receiving her passport following the passage of three years in line with the Lahore High Court’s orders, the PML-N vice president spoke at length about her legal battles, Khan’s vendetta against her family, the court’s decision toRead More


UAE ambassador meets Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD, OCT 4 /DNA/ – Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salim Al-Zaabi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates called on Federal Minister for Finance & Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at Finance Division today. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salim Al-Zaabi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates exchanged views on enhancing and strengthening the bilateral economic relations between both the brotherly countries.  Finance Minister Mr. Ishaq Dar shared that Pakistan and UAE share long-standing bilateral ties in a number of areas . The Finance Minister also highlighted that presentRead More


USAID contributes US$16.5 million to WFP flood response in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, OCT 4 /DNA/ – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$16.5 million contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its emergency response in Pakistan, where the lives of 33 million people have been upended by unprecedented floods. “It will be a tough journey ahead for the millions of people devastated by the floods, but the United States will continue to stand by Pakistan’s side,” said Reed Aeschliman, USAID Pakistan Mission Director. “The depth and strength of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership is reflectedRead More


UN, Pakistan launch revised $816M flash appeal for flood victims

ISLAMABAD, OCT 4 /DNA/ – Government of Pakistan and the United Nations launch the Revised Flash Appeal of US $ 816 million to respond to the needs of people affected by unprecedented climate-induced floods* The revised ‘2022 Pakistan Floods Response Plan’ (FRP) was shared with UN member states and humanitarian organizations today in Geneva. The revised appeal urgently seeks US $ 816 million to respond to the growing lifesaving needs of the people – a jump of US $ 656 million from the initial appeal of US $160 million. This increaseRead More