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“Will Israel Comply with the UNSC’s Ceasefire Resolution for Gaza?”

Qamar Bashir

By: Qamar Bashir In a remarkable turn of events, Israel found itself facing unexpected diplomatic pressure as the United States chose not to exercise its veto power against a ceasefire resolution championed by ten nations led by Mozambique. The resolution garnered the support of 14 members of the UN Security Council, with the US abstaining. The resolution called for an immediate ceasefire during a sacred period, with the ultimate aim of achieving a permanent and sustainable cessation of hostilities. Furthermore, it demanded the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages,Read More


Pakistan welcomes UNSC ceasefire resolution in Gaza

Pakistan welcomes UNSC ceasefire resolution in Gaza

Mehtab Pirzada ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed the UNSC resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar in his X message said, ‘We urge urgent implementation of the resolution and hope the Palestinian people will have much needed respite after months of bloodshed and massacre of over 30,000 innocent civilians’. Over the course of past six months, Pakistan has repeatedly expressed its strong and unequivocal condemnation of the indiscriminate use of force by Israel, calling for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, unimpeded humanitarian assistance to the besiegedRead More


UNSC resolution demands ‘immediate’ Gaza ceasefire

UNSC resolution demands ‘immediate’ Gaza ceasefire

Russia, at the last minute, objected to the removal of the word “permanent” ceasefire and called a vote, which failed to gain passage News Desk/DNA NEW YORK CITY: The UN Security Council for the first time on Monday demanded an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan after the US, Israel’s ally which vetoed previous drafts, abstained. Drawing unusual applause in the often staid Security Council chamber, all 14 other members voted in favor of the resolution which “demands an immediate ceasefire” for the rest of the ongoing Islamic holyRead More


FM stresses early resumption of PIA flights to UK

Faisal Sheikh Islamabad, MAR 25: Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar, in a phone call with British counterpart David Cameron on Monday, stressed the need for early resumption of national carrier Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) flights to the United Kingdom to “bolster linkages”, according to the Foreign Office (FO). In July 2020, the UK had joined several countries in suspending PIA’s flight operations due to concerns about the authenticity of pilot licences. On Saturday, Dar had said that PIA flights to the UK would res­ume “in weeks, not months”, and that heRead More


FM reiterates Pak’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause

FM reiterates Pak’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause

Ambassador of Japan Mitsuhiro Wada paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister, Ishaq Dar Ansar M Bhatti/DNA ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Ahmed Jawad A. A. Rabei of the State of Palestine paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar to convey his warm wishes on the assumption of office. During the meeting, the foreign minister thanked the Ambassador and reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause. He also called for an urgent and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza. The discussions underscored the longstanding and close ties between Pakistan and Palestine, reaffirmingRead More


Activists endorse IMF advice as taxing cigarettes cuts down smoking

IMF

DNA ISLAMABAD, MAR 25: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed that the consumption of cigarettes in Pakistan has witnessed a notable decline of 20-25 percent following a significant increase in prices or taxes on tobacco products. This revelation featured in Technical Assistance Report of the commission– Pakistan Tax Policy Diagnostic and Reform Options. The report was released in February. Earlier, the global lender advocated imposition of uniform excise rates on both local and foreign cigarette manufacturers. The IMF’s proposal, which advocates for equal taxation measures for all cigarette producers,Read More