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IMF deal: US willing to help Pakistan

DNA ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome wished for a deal between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) assuring Washington’s willingness to support the country in its efforts to resume a stalled $6.5 billion bailout programme. Ambassador Blome also indicated that the IMF bailout package for Islamabad will take its final shape in a couple of days. “The United States is ready to cooperate with Pakistan to help on the issue,” Blome said, while speaking to journalists at an event on Tuesday. The envoy also expressed Washington’s willingnessRead More

National Day of Lithuania

DNA ISLAMABAD: Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination and Special Initiatives Sardar Ehsaan-ur-Rehman Mazari, Hon. Consul General of Lithuania Masud M Khan and his spouse cutting cake to celebrate National Day of Lithuania. -DNA

Roundtable Discussion to Commemorate the “International Day to Combat Islamophobia”

The Centre for Strategic Perspectives (CSP) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) organised a Roundtable Discussion to Commemorate the “International Day to Combat Islamophobia.” Ambassador Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, Additional Secretary, MoFA was the Guest of Honour. The other participants included: DG ISSI Ambassador Sohail Mahmood; Ambassador Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary General, OIC (via recorded message); Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva (via recorded message); Prof. Dr. Samina Yasmeen, Director and Founder, University of Western Australia’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies (on-line address);Read More

Ever-increasing screen addiction among teenage students – a post-covid illness

Maira has been using her mother’s cell phone since morning as she has to contact her classmates to discuss their upcoming presentation. Her father rebuked her several times about this overuse of screens, nonetheless, she argues it as her necessity now. This trend of using screens for educational purposes becomes more obvious following Covid-19. Amid this global pandemic, the mode of learning changed from traditional classroom-based to online home-based. Though it has been more than a year now since the resumption of face-to-face education, the use of electronic gadgets forRead More

Gold continues to glitter, price rises by Rs900 per tola in Pakistan

Gold prices in Pakistan increased further on Wednesday after ongoing political unrest fired up the economic risks, driving investors towards the safety of precious metal that remains the best bet for some in uncertain times like these. Data released by All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA) showed that the price of gold (24 carats) increased by Rs900 per tola and Rs771 per 10 grams to settle at Rs202,400 and Rs173,525. Recent events show that gold remains a safe haven asset as it is able to benefit from market uncertainty.Read More

Turkic brotherhood – an example of mutual assistance and solidarity

ANKARA, MAR 15 /DNA/ – President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will take part in the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), which will be held in Ankara. Uzbekistan became a full member of the OTS (formerly the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States – CCTS) in October 2019, and today the development of interaction with the Turkic states is one of the priorities of the country’s foreign policy. In 2023, Uzbekistan chairs this organization. The beginning of the chairmanship was marked by the Samarkand OTS summit, held under theRead More