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Siraj assails PM Kakar over red-hot inflation


ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Emir Sirajul Haq on Tuesday assailed Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, saying the latter had started to leave the masses in red-hot inflation. Expressing his thoughts in line with the JI’s protest in Peshawar, Mr Haq rued: “The prices of power and petroleum products have been increased. The masses are not ready to kowtow to the United States, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank.” He took a swipe at the political opponents. Mr Haq said, “The Pakistan Democratic Movement and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)Read More

PM Kakar meets President of Iran in New York

PM Kakar

NEW YORK, Sept 19 /DNA/ – Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar held a bilateral meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, today. Underscoring the close fraternal relations between the two neighboring countries, the Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong commitment to further strengthen and deepen these ties, with particular focus on enhancing cooperation in the economic domain. The Prime Minister stressed that steps including the recent inauguration of the Mand-Border borderRead More

Ministers of Belarus and Pakistan discuss bilateral cooperation at UNGA

Belarus and Pakistan

NEW YORK, Sept 19 /DNA/ — On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Aleinik, held a productive meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Jalil Abbas Jilani. During the meeting, both ministers engaged in discussions covering a range of key topics. These included enhancing the political dialogue between Belarus and Pakistan, coordinating future contacts, and working towards increasing bilateral trade turnover. Both sides also explored opportunities for collaboration in the industrial sector and reinforced inter-parliamentary cooperation. The meeting served as a platform forRead More

Govt advises all sectors to ‘refrain from’ using ‘Indian origin’ AI products, services

DNA ISLAMABAD: The federal government has advised all informational technology (IT) and financial institutions, including regulators, to “refrain from collaboration, installation and use of Indian origin” artificial intelligence (AI)/information and communication technology (ICT) products as it may poses a “constant, concealed and force multiplier threat” to Pakistan’s critical information infrastructure (CII). The government informed the authorities concerned of the threat via a “cyber security advisory” — which was obtained by Geo News — shared with federal and provincial ministries including sectoral regulators. It noted that globally AI products and services are beingRead More

Expelled Indian diplomat Ravan Kumar Rai is RAW head, says Canada

Expelled Indian diplomat

OTTAWA, SEP 19 (DNA) — The expelled Indian diplomat, Pavan Kumar Rai, has been identified by the Canadian authorities as the head of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s foreign intelligence agency, in Canada. Pavan Kumar Rai, a 1997 batch Indian Police Service officer, was posted to Ottawa as minister (eco, coordination, community affairs) in the Indian high commission. The confirmation of Pavan Kumar Rai, as RAW head, has been made by the office of Canada’s Foreign Minister, Melanie Joly. Canada said that the RAW officer had links inRead More

US embassy to cut visa wait times for Pakistanis

US embassy

Initiative marks a significant step towards enhancing the ease of travel between Pakistan and the United States Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: In response to the overwhelming demand for US visas in Pakistan, the US Embassy in Islamabad and the US Consulate General in Karachi have announced a series of initiatives aimed at significantly reducing visa appointment wait times. These measures, announced in a press release by the US Embassy on Tuesday, mark a significant step towards enhancing the ease of travel between Pakistan and the United States. The most immediateRead More