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Afghan govt closes Torkham border crossing

Afghan govt closes Torkham border crossing

Installation of ‘Welcome to Pakistan’ signboard apparent cause of latest closure Shamim Shahid Peshawar: Afghan authorities on Wednesday closed the Torkham border crossing between the two countries in an apparent protest against a ‘Welcome to Pakistan’ signboard being installed at the crossing’s Zero Point. As work crews were installing the signboard, Afghan authorities closed the international border crossing to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The crossing at Torkham is a key trading waypoint, where Afghanistan exports truckloads of coal and receives food and other supplies from Pakistan. Similarly in September,Read More

Gaza war will continue until end of Israeli occupation of Palestine: Mufti Taqi Usmani

Mufti Taqi Usmani

ISLAMABAD, DEC 06 (DNA) — Mufti Taqi Usmani has said that the Gaza war will continue until the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Addressing the Ittehad Ummat Conference on Wednesday, he said that their elders had declared Israel an illegitimate child. “We do not accept the two-state solution. We do not accept the existence of Israel from day one. We should demand an end to bombardment on Gaza, instead of demanding the ceasefire,” he declared. Mufti Taqi Usmani said that Israel is violating all moral values in Gaza. “Hamas willRead More

From Geostrategic Shifts to Moral Imperatives: Islamabad conclave’s varied agenda unveiled

Islamabad conclave's varied agenda unveiled

ISLAMABAD, DEC 6: (DNA) – The Islamabad Conclave 2023, organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), commenced today with insightful addresses from distinguished speakers, setting the stage for comprehensive discussions on the evolving global landscape. Chief Guest President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi shared insights on Pakistan’s dynamic approach in the face of global challenges. President Alvi stressed the importance of the strategic shift to geo-economics, aligning policies with regional and systemic developments. He called for a conscious rediscovery of Pakistan’s vision amid superpower rivalriesRead More

President for marketplace to promote Pakistani startups through linkages

ISLAMABAD, DEC 06 (DNA) — President Dr Arif Alvi here Wednesday called for establishing a marketplace to provide Pakistani startups a platform for promoting their indigenously developed products through linkages with the investors as well as the global markets. The president, addressing the Angels Investors Summit & Startup Showcase, said the startups needed to effectively market their products and enhance their outreach for benefit of the local population as well as the innovators. The president appreciated the 11 shortlisted startups for the way they were developing the intellectual properties. HeRead More

Kashmir’s EU Week begins in Brussels, the European headquarters

Kashmir’s EU Week begins in Brussels

DNA Brussels, DEC 6 – Kashmir EU Week, the week long arrangement of events on Kashmir started in the European Headquarters Brussels. There was opening of a photo exhibition on Kashmir evening of yesterday, the first day of the program which will remain continued till 15th December. A number of the people from different walks of life visited the exhibition and expressed their keen interest in the current situation in the occupied Kashmir. The events of Kashmir EU Week which is being organized by Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) also includeRead More

Israeli forces encircle Khan Yunis city in southern Gaza

Israeli forces encircle Khan Yunis city in southern Gaza

GAZA: Israeli forces were encircling southern Gaza’s main city of Khan Yunis on Wednesday, battling Hamas fighters through streets and buildings in some of the most intense combat of the two-month war. The latest toll from Gaza’s health ministry said 16,248 people in Gaza, most of them women and children, had been killed by brutal Israeli attacks. The focus of the conflict has shifted to the besieged territory’s south following fierce fighting and bombardment that reduced much of the north to rubble and forced nearly two million people to fleeRead More