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Saudi forum set to draw US business leaders 

President Joe Biden has vowed “consequences” for US-Saudi ties over an OPEC+ decision News Desk DUBAI: A public spat between the United States and Saudi Arabia will not deter top Wall Street executives and US business leaders from a flagship investment event starting on Tuesday where the kingdom will seek deals to reduce its economy’s reliance on oil. President Joe Biden has vowed “consequences” for US-Saudi ties over an OPEC+ decision this month to cut oil output targets, which Riyadh defended as serving market stability. The dispute was the latestRead More

Asad hired two lobbying firms to promote Pak-US ties

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan had already signed one of the most expensive lobbying deals with another firm to promote Pak-US relations before engaging with Fenton/Arlook LLC, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Sunday.  Five days before PTI chief Imran Khan disclosed the alleged regime change conspiracy on March 20, 2022, Majeed recruited Fenton/Arlook LLC which later also became PTI’s lobbyist .  However, just four months before this agreement, the former envoy had already signed a deal with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP to promote ties between Pakistan andRead More

Pakistan Railways planning to upgrade five major stations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is planning to upgrade five of its major railway stations across the country on modern lines to facilitate passengers and help the department generate more revenue.  The purpose to upgrade the railway stations is to make them commercial hubs for business activities and facilitate the passengers,” an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP on Sunday. He said the stations include Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Quetta. The official said that the decision was made in line with the direction of Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique. The official said thatRead More

PCFR organizes seminar on Pakistan’s economic crisis

ISLAMABAD, OCT 23 /DNA/ – Pakistan Council on Foreign Relations (PCFR), Karachi based registered think-tank, organized a seminar on“Pakistan’s Economic Crisis and Foreign Policy Challenges”at a local hotel yesterday. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Former Federal Minister of Finance & Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan and Ambassador (R) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry former Foreign Secretary & former Ambassador to the U.S. deliberated on the subject. Ahsan Mukhtar Zubairi Secretary General PCFR greeted the distinguished guests in his welcome address.Addressing the audience, Zuberi maintainedthatsinceindependencePakistanhasfacedanumbereconomicchallenges including soaring foreign debt, trade deficit, inflation, and depreciatingRead More

Solider martyred in cross-border terrorist attack from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, OCT 23 /DNA/ – Terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the international border, opened fire on a military post in Hassan Khel Sector, North Waziristan District. Own troops responded in a befitting manner. During fire exchange 1  soldier, Assistant Lance Daffadar Waqar Ali (Age 32 Years, resident of Chota Lahore, Swabi) embraced Shahadat.  Pakistan has consistently been requesting Afghanistan to ensure effective border management. Pakistan strongly condemns the use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activates against Pakistan. Pakistan Army is determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and suchRead More

PSF, Serena Hotels arrange Chief of Air Staff Int’l Squash Championship

ISLAMABAD, OCT 23 /DNA/ – Pakistan squash took-off with the Chief of the Air Staff-Serena Hotels for Men and Women getting underway with the finale match being held on October 23rd between Egyptian Players, who battled it out on the court. Pakistan Squash Federation has been putting tremendous efforts for revival of international squash in the country. PSF in collaboration with Serena Hotels, has arranged the Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship for Men & Women 2022 in Islamabad Sports Complex. The Ladies were presented their winnings by The ChiefRead More