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Demarche conveyed to U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission

ISLAMABAD, JUN 26 /DNA/ – The US Deputy Chief of Mission was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this evening and a demarche was made to him regarding the US-India Joint Statement, issued on 22 June 2023. Pakistan’s concerns and disappointment at the unwarranted, one-sided and misleading references to it in the Joint Statement were conveyed to the US side. It was stressed that the United States should refrain from issuing statements that may be construed as an encouragement of India’s baseless and politically motivated narrative against Pakistan. ItRead More

BHC stops PCB chairman election until further orders

QUETTA, Jun 26 (DNA): Balochistan High Court (BHC) has stopped theelection of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman until further orders. As per details, Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Amir Nawaz Ranaissued the written verdict regarding the constitutional plea against thePCB board of governors. The plea filed by former member of management committee Gul MuhammadKakar was accepted for hearing and notices were issued to therespondents. The plea stated that the board of governors was constituted against thenominations of former management committee and the meeting to elect thePCB chairman tomorrow isRead More

May 9 riots: 41 suspects from UK, US, Canada identified

ISLAMABAD, The investigators have identified 41 peoplefrom the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and Canada who weredirectly involved in inciting and facilitating May 9 riots. Progress was made in the investigation into the May 9 riots as theauthorities identified 41 people in foreign countries including UK, USand Canada who incited and facilitated the rioters. Sources said that most suspects were associated with a political partyand its office bearers and workers. The identification of the suspectswas made through photos and videos in which they chanted anti-Pakistanslogans and incited people toRead More

Pakistan likely to sign staff-level agreement with IMF

ISLAMABAD, Jun 26 (DNA): Pakistan is likely to sign the staff-levelagreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Jun 27. According to sources, Pakistan has met 90 percent conditions for thestaff-level agreement with IMF. Sources said that Pakistan has also abolished the scheme to bring $0.1million to the country annually and the interest rate has been increasedby one percent. The basic interest rate has been hiked from 21 percentto 22 percent. The memorandum of economic and financial policies which includes ninetables has been sent to IMF and the financial expertsRead More

Second Round of Pakistan, Kazakhstan bilateral political consultations held in Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan, JUN 26 /DNA/ – The second round of Pakistan-Kazakhstan Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held today i.e. on 26th June 2023 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Additional Secretary (Afghanistan & West Asia) Syed Ahsan Raza Shah led Pakistan side while Kazakh side was led by Mr. Kanat Tumysh, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. During the consultations, both sides held extensive discussions on various facets of bilateral relations in the political and diplomatic , trade, economic connectivity, science & technology and culture sectors. The two sidesRead More

Naeem stresses to enhance Pak-Africa economic integration

ISLAMABAD, JUN 26 (DNA) — Pakistan’s High Commissioner for the African country Rwanda Naeem Khan on Monday said that the African region is very important for enhancing economic integration with Pakistan.  Africa is the largest consumer market in the world due to the lack of large-scale industry and production at the local level, he said.  Pakistan’s High Commissioner for the African country Rwanda Naeem Khan expressed these views during his visit to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said a press release issued here. He said there are immense opportunitiesRead More