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FM Bilawal meets Turkish counterpart in Tashkent

TASHKENT, JAN 24: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto met his Turkish counterpart Mevult Cavusoglu in Tashkent which is the capital of Uzbekistan. The foreign minister met Cavusoglu during the participation in the 26th session of the Economic Cooperation Organization. They both emphasized for the enhancement of the brotherly ties between both nations. Both foreign ministers exchanged views on the international as well as regional political situation.

Exchange companies to remove cap on dollar rate from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD, JAN 24: The Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP) announced on Tuesday that it would remove the cap on the US dollar from January 25 (tomorrow). The exchange rate has been primarily hit hard by a steep decline in the central bank’s foreign exchange reserves, which have shrunk to $4.6 billion. Currency experts say the rupee has been falling “despite being managed” by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Amid a shortage of dollars, the gap between its rates in the interbank and open markets has significantly widened, drasticallyRead More

Hundreds protest in Afghan city against desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden

KABUL, JAN 24: Hundreds of Afghan men staged a protest in the eastern city of Khost on Tuesday to express anger at the desecration of the Holy Quran in the Swedish capital over the weekend. Swedish-Danish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan on Saturday set fire to a copy of the Holy Quran in front of Turkey’s embassy in Stockholm. Protests have been held since then in some Muslim countries, and on Tuesday crowds of Afghan men condemned the incident in Khost, a city bordering Pakistan. “Death to the Swedish government, deathRead More

US ties with Pak, India ‘stand on their own’

PM Shehbaz had offered Modi to hold serious sincere talks Centreline Report WASHINGTON: The State Department Tuesday said that even though the United States wants to see regional stability in South Asia, its relationships with Pakistan and India “stand on their own”. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price expressed these views during a press briefing on Monday while talking about the strained ties between Pakistan and India and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s invitation to Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to hold talks about the burning issues including Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu Kashmir (IIOJK). On January 17, PM Shehbaz,Read More

Govt mulls strategy to prevent power outages after massive breakdown

ISLAMABAD, JAN 24: A day after the massive breakdown hit the country which left more than 220 million people without electricity and incurred tens of millions of dollars in industry losses, the federal cabinet directed the authorities concerned to devise a comprehensive strategy to prevent such a widespread blackout in the future. The outage occurred on a winter’s day when temperatures are forecast to fall to around 4 degrees Celsius in Islamabad and 8 degrees Celsius in Karachi. According to details, the country experienced a major blackout when a fuelRead More

FMs of Uzbekistan and Pakistan mull future coop

Tashkent, JAN 24 /DNA/ – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Saidov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who arrived in Tashkent to participate in a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization. The parties considered the prospects for further development of the Uzbek-Pakistani strategic partnership in order to effectively implement the agreements reached at the highest level. Regional policy issues, including the situation in Afghanistan, were discussed. Both sides emphasized theRead More