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Ahsan Iqbal wishes for ‘CPEC-style’ economic relations with Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Ahsan Iqbal, the minister of planning, development and special initiatives, Sunday expressed Pakistan’s wish to establish [China–Pakistan Economic Corridor] CPEC-style economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia as well. Addressing the Pakistani community at Pakistan’s consulate in Jeddah, the minister said: “We want to establish CPEC-style economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia as well. Based on CPEC, a joint investment offer has been made to China and Saudi Arabia.” The minister further said that news regarding the country defaulting are not true and shared that the government has reinitiated CPEC after the PTI messed itRead More


OGRA hearing for hike in Sindh, Balochistan gas tariff tomorrow

ISLAMABAD, NOV 20 (DNA) — The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) will hear the SSGC plea for the hike in consumer tariff for Sindh and Balochistan tomorrow. The Sui Southern Gas Company has requested to the regulator for 96.36 percent hike in the gas tariff. The gas utility has asked for an increase in the gas tariff by 667.44 rupees per MMBTU. The gas company has requested to the OGRA to fix the gas tariff at 1360 rupees per MMBTU. Presently the gas tariff of the Sui Southern hasRead More


Despite cold weather, tawa ice cream rolls still have popularity

ISLAMABAD, NOV 20 (DNA) — Despite the fall of mercury in the twin cities, ice cream lovers are enjoying tasty and colorful tawa ice cream rolls stating that ice cream mania can’t be put aside due to cold weather. Stall owner Muhammad Shahzad told an official media outlet that tawa ice cream is prepared on a locally manufactured machine that works on installing a metal sheet over a cooling compressor. He said the compressor of the refrigerator and air conditioner is used for preparing the ice cream and the price of theRead More


Dairy and Cattle Farmers President meets Pakistani ambassador in Brussels

BRUSSELS, NOV 20 (DNA) — President of Pakistan Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association Shakir Umar Gujjar demanded that in order to protect the small dairy farmer of Pakistan from exploitation, it is necessary to protect him from the dry milk mafia, which sells powder and skimmed milk to the country. It is being sold in boxes in the name and our children are suffering from malnutrition, dairy farmers should be supported to participate in the exhibitions in EU member countries and educate them. Shakir Umar Gujjar told Pak Benelux Overseas. After comingRead More


‘Rise in terrorism’: Rabbani calls for joint parliament session on Chaman border attack

ISLAMABAD, NOV 20: PPP Senator Raza Rabbani Sunday called for a joint parliament session to hold a briefing on last week’s terrorist attack at the Pak-Afghan border crossing in Chaman that martyred a Frontier Corps (FC) soldier and injured another two. The trade activities and other cross-border movements were halted under the border closure after unidentified armed men opened fire on the Pakistani security troops from inside Afghanistan, martyring an FC soldier and injuring two others on November 13. “Armed men from Afghanistan opened fire on the Pakistan security forcesRead More


First step in reaffirming climate justice, Pakistan says as COP27 adopts ‘loss and damage’ fund

ISLAMABAD, NOV 20: Pakistan Sunday welcomed a UN climate summit’s initiative to set up a “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable countries and termed it the “first step in reaffirming the core principles of climate justice”. The UN’s COP27 climate summit has approved the creation of a special fund to cover the losses suffered by vulnerable nations hit by the impact of global warming. Delegates applauded after the “loss and damage” fund was approved by consensus following two weeks of contentious negotiations over demands by developing nations for rich pollutersRead More