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  • TISLAMABAD - The European Union Monday acknowledged Pakistan’s anti-terror drive and efforts for regional peace. EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini also appreciated positive changes in country’s economic policy and expressed interest ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Pakistan and the United States are making new efforts to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump after the US leader termed Pak-US ties as ‘very good,’ official sources said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The ...

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  • THefty investment, both financial and physical, revived the glory of Suzhou Creek - the mother river of this Chinese city. The river rehabilitation lasted for 11 years - 1998-2008 - with a total investment of 14 billion Yuan. Through long-term tireless efforts, main streams of Suzhou Creek turned ...

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  • TSHANGHAI    -   The Communist Party of China has an almost equal number of men and women members among millions, a senior Chinese official said Friday. Professor Zhao Gangyin who heads the Shanghai Administration Institute, a key training centre of the CPC, said there were ...

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  • TDeveloping at a fast pace, Shanghai has become Asia’s ‘New York’ with the potential to soon take over as the top global financial capital, Currently, Shanghai retained the No.5 position but saw its score move closer to those of global hubs including New York and London, according ...

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  • TBEIJING   -  China yesterday said that no force can sabotage the Belt and Road initiative and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. In a meeting here with a multi-party delegation from Pakistan, senior Chinese officials said the BRI and CPEC were free of corruption. Speaking at the ...

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  • TBEIJING: China yesterday said it was committed to the territorial integrity of Pakistan and wanted to take the ties to new heights. In meetings with Chinese top leaders, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is on an official visit here, assured Beijing that Pakistan kept ties with China as ...

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  • TBEIJING - Pakistan and China yesterday issued a unanimous ‘Beijing Declaration’ on President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The declaration was adopted by all majorly Pakistani political parties and the Chinese government at the ...

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  • TBEIJING: China said that no conspiracy by opponents can undo the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. A senior Chinese official here said no power can stop the positive impact of the CPEC on the region, especially Pakistan. In a meeting with a Pakistan People’s Party ...

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  • TBEIJING - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday urged the need for a meaningful dialogue with India. Speaking at a large gathering of Chinese scholars and researchers at the China Institute for International Strategic Studies here, he highlighted the recent developments in South Asia and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan’s flag will fly at half mast today in solidarity with the people who lost their loved ones in the mass shootings as two New Zealand mosques on Friday. Australian right-wing extremist Brenton Tarrant mowed down dozens of Muslims at two Christchurch ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Pakistan and Iran yesterday agreed for joint efforts for regional peace and enhance bilateral ties. In a telephonic conversation between Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Syed Abbas Araghchi, the two countries also vowed to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Finance Minister Asad Umar yesterday said that Pakistan was safe for trade and tourism.  Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 27th Advanced Diplomatic Course organized by Foreign Service Academy for Foreign Diplomats here, he said that Pakistan was opening up to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   Meeting after weeks of heightened tensions between Pakistan and India, their representatives on Thursday held a ‘cordial’ meeting and agreed to expeditiously complete the landmark Kartarpur Corridor project to facilitate Sikh pilgrims in visiting ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-New Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda on Thursday said that he was committed to enhance Pak-Japan friendship.Speaking at a reception he hosted for diplomats, politicians and media person here, he said that as the new Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, his aim was to cement the existing ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Pakistan and India will hold talks today to finalise the draft agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor. A Pakistani delegation is scheduled to arrive in India on Thursday to discuss and finalise modalities for facilitating visit of Sikh pilgrims through the Kartarpur ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The United States has told Pakistan that its role was vital to peace in Afghanistan and success of talks with the Afghan Taliban, officials said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that the US had acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in the ...

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  • T   ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that India never responded sincerely to Pakistan’s peace overtures. Speaking at the Business Leaders Summit here, Qureshi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had offered New Delhi a hand of friendship and asked for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Germany yesterday cautioned that there was no military solution to the Pak-India issues and the two nuclear armed countries must hold a dialogue to make peace. Speaking at a news conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here, German FM Heiko Maas expressed concern over the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan will send a delegation to India tomorrow to negotiate and finalize the Kartarpur Corridor agreement, officials said on Tuesday. One official at the foreign ministry told The Nation: “The Pakistani delegation will visit India on March 14 and then we will have a visit by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Saudi Arabia will not accept Indian allegations against Pakistan, Riyadh assured Islamabad as the Kingdom’s top diplomat visited New Delhi. Saudi Foreign Minister of State Adel Al Jubeir made a visit to India for just a little over four hours.This was his third interaction with ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday discussed the Pak-India tension and the country’s commitment to thwart any aggression. An official statement issued here after the meeting said that General Bajwa called on Prime ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan has assured Saudi Arabia that it will not tolerate any threat to the Kingdom’s territorial integrity, officials said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that high-level contacts were made with Riyadh after a drone attack by Yemen’s Houthis on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -    World powers including the United States and Saudi Arabia are making efforts to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a neutral venue to defuse the Pak-India tension, official sources said on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  A ‘special message’ of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was delivered yesterday to Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding mediation on Pak-India tension by a close aide of the powerful Saudi Royal. Saudi state minister for foreign affairs Adel ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -    Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday directed to provide ‘best available medical care facilities’ to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif amid PML-N protests that the three-time PM was being denied treatment. Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan yesterday said that it was ready for dialogue with India to resolve the bilateral disputes. Speaking at a weekly news briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said that Pakistan had demonstrated exemplary responsibility on the Indian ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Luxemburg yesterday offered to play a constructive role as a mediator between Pakistan and India as the nuclear armed neighbours struggle to find peace. During a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Luxemburg FM Jean Asselborn said: “No ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan People’s Party Thursday said it supported countrywide action against the terror networks. Speaking at a news conference here PPP leaders Senator Mustfa Nawaz Khokhar and Maula Bux Chadio said the PPP was a victim of terrorism itself. However, the PPP leaders ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said the United States, together with the help of other countries, defused the Pak-India tension that threatened a large-scale war. Speaking to journalists here, he said the tension between Pakistan and India was easing, ...

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