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Germany busts far-right cell plotting to ‘overthrow state’

BERLIN: German police staged nationwide raids on Wednesday and arrested 25 people suspected of belonging to a far-right “terror cell” plotting to overthrow the government and attack parliament. Around 3,000 officers, including elite anti-terror units, took part in the early morning raids and searched more than 130 properties, in what German media described as one of the country’s largest police actions ever against extremists. The raids targeted alleged members of the “Citizens of the Reich” (Reichsbuerger) movement suspected of “having made concrete preparations to violently force their way into theRead More

As Xi arrives in Riyadh, experts hope for more investment in CPEC project

ISLAMABAD, DEC 7 /DNA/ – Former ambassadors to Beijing and international experts said on Wednesday Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week was likely to bring in more investment into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Xi visit comes at a time when Riyadh is seeking to expand global alliances beyond its longstanding partnership with the West. During the visit, Xi is scheduled to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other heads of states from Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia and China are expected to signRead More

Shujaat proposes to mediate between Imran, govt

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Wednesday proposed to become a mediator between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led coalition government. “Damage to the economy can be avoided if politicians stay in contact. If Imran Khan asks, I will personally speak to Prime Minister [Shehbaz Sharif] in this regard,” he told Geo News. The PTI has been pressurising the coalition government in the Centre to hold early elections in light of the “deteriorating economy”, but the former has not heeded to demand. Khan had last weekRead More

Pakistanis are food lover, reveals Google

Google has published its Year in Search report which summarises the biggest developments in Pakistan for 2022. The searches showed that Pakistanis have had a wide range of interests during the course of the year, with a focus on politics, well-known figures, governmental projects, current events, entertainment, technology and of course food. People in Pakistan celebrated all significant holidays in 2022 with ease despite COVID-19 limitations and used Google to look out for contemporary recipes and a variety of culinary items.  Pakistan’s passion for food was reflected in the search categories, with desiRead More

Chinese ambassador calls on PM Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong called on the Prime Minister here today. Welcoming the Ambassador, the Prime Minister recalled his visit to China on 1-2 November 2022, which had demonstrated the abiding vitality of the Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership. On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, the Prime Minister reiterated his profound condolences on the tragic demise of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, noting that he was a trusted friend of Pakistan whose loss would be felt keenly. The Prime Minister and ChineseRead More

Asia-Pacific is a Huge Market for Pakistani Exports: Irfan Iqbal Sheikh

KARACHI, DEC 07 (DNA) — Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President FPCCI, has highlighted that the 25-country trade alliance of Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CACCI) is collectively a huge market for Pakistani exports – be it trade in goods, export of services or export of human resources. He was speaking on the occasion of 36thCACCI Conference in Melbourne, Australia. It is pertinent to note that Asia-Pacific is a huge, diverse, fast-developing, dynamic and geographically vast set of regions; including, East Asia, Russian Far East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and PacificRead More