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COP27: Countries band together to keep forest promise

SHARM EL-SHEIKH: More than 25 countries at the COP27 climate talks on Monday launched a group they said would ensure they hold each other accountable for a pledge to end deforestation by 2030, and announced billions of dollars to finance their efforts. The first meeting of the Forest and Climate Leaders’ Partnership, chaired by Ghana and the United States, takes place a year after more than 140 leaders promised at COP26 in Britain to end deforestation by the end of the decade. Progress since has been patchy, with only aRead More

Minister directs PBS for timely completion of 7th Population, Housing Census 2022

ISLAMABAD, Nov 7 (DNA): Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Monday directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to send a fresh summary to the Council of Common Interest and Prime Minister Office with a fresh timeline over the 7th Digital Census 2022. He made these directions while chairing a meeting to review progress on the 7th Digital Census 2022. The meeting was attended by the Secretary Planning Commission, Chief PBS, Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NDRA) and other officials.    During the meeting, theRead More

Biden, Trump clash on eve of midterms set to upend Washington

Washington, Nov 7: Democrats and Republicans traded final blows Monday ahead of midterm elections that could upend Joe Biden’s presidency, weaken Western support for Ukraine and even open the door to a comeback attempt by Donald Trump. More than 40 million ballots have been cast through early voting options, meaning the fate of the world’s biggest economy was already in play, with hours to go before polls open nationwide Tuesday. Adding to tensions — and a reminder of the international stakes — Kremlin-connected oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin boasted that Russia wasRead More

CAMEA organizes roundtable discussion titled ‘Pakistan and the Muslim World’

ISLAMABAD, NOV 7 /DNA/ – The Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East and Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) organized a roundtable discussion titled, ‘Pakistan and the Muslim World’ under the Grand National Dialogue being conducted by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute. The discussion was held under the Chatham House Rule. The keynote speaker for the discussion was Ambassador Khalid Mahmood. The discussion revolved around Pakistan’s relations with the Muslim World and growing issues of Islamophobia, revival of JCPOA, increasing Arab states rapprochement with Israel, India’s growing ingressRead More

Pakistan may get $4.2bn bailout during Saudi crown prince visit this month: sources

ISLAMABAD: Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and prime minister, is slated to visit Pakistan this month (November) during which Islamabad hopes to get a $4.2 billion bailout package from Riyadh, diplomatic sources said Monday. The Saudi leader’s rare visit is tentatively scheduled for November 21. Prince Salman’s special security detail is likely to arrive in Islamabad by the end of this week to review the security arrangements for final approval. Moreover, Saudi Arabia is also expected to make solid investments in Pakistan. Sources also informed thatRead More

PM Shehbaz meets world leaders amid Egypt’s Climate Implementation Summit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Monday met with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres during his maiden official visit to Egypt to attend the Climate Implementation Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh. The premier has been spending most of his time meeting with world leaders and dignitaries on the sidelines of the summit. During his meeting with the UN secretary-general, PM Shehbaz reiterated that the unprecedented flood disaster in Pakistan was a clear manifestation of the challenge posed by climate change and endorsed the secretary-general’s call for climate justice and climate solidarity.Read More