Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

 

Chinese Foreign Minister to arrive in Pakistan on Friday

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BEIJING, (DNA) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Pakistan from Friday to Sunday, at the invitation of Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Thursday. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners. “The two countries are good neighbors, good friends, and good brothers. China-Pakistan relations have maintained a good momentum of development. The two sides have maintained frequent high-level exchanges and pragmatic cooperation in various fields has progressed smoothly.” She further said thatRead More


PM Imran Khan forms task force for civil service reforms

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Islamabad, 06 September 2018: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved constitution of the Task Force on Civil Service Reforms and the Task Force on Austerity and Restructuring of the Government. The Task Force on Civil Service Reforms comprises of the following; 1) Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Advisor to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity 2) Mr. Shahid Kardar, VC Beacon House, National University 3) Dr. Sania Nishtar, 4) Mr. Suleiman Ghani, Retired Federal Secretary 5) Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haq, Former Deputy Chairman Planning Commission 6) Mr. Salman Raja, Lawyer 7) Mr. AliRead More


PM Imran Khan chairs meeting on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

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ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor at Prime Minister’s Office. Minister for Finance Mr. Asad Umar, Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar, Secretary Planning Mr. Zafar Hasan, Secretary Power Mr. Irfan Ali , Chairman NHA Mr. Jawwad Rafique Malik and senior government officers were present during the meeting. The Prime Minister was briefed in detail about various projects under the umbrella of China-Pakistani Economic Corridor in various sectors including, energy, infrastructure development, road and rail network, establishment of Special Economic ZonesRead More


Senate foreign affairs body to speak with one voice on foreign policy: Mushahid

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ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Foreign Minister briefs Senate Foreign Affairs Committee: Mushahid says Committee will speak with one voice on Pakistan Foreign Policy which should be made in the Foreign Office. Islamabad, September 6, 2018: The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee met here today at the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed. Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, along with Foreign Secretary and the Foreign Office team, gave a comprehensive, two and half hour briefing to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on various issues ranging from the PompeoRead More


Saudi envoy meets Khattak, reaffirms continued support for Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Al Malki called on Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Secretary Defence Lt Gen (Retd) Ikram-ul-Haq at his office on Thursday. The Saudi envoy felicitated the minister on taking oath of his office and reaffirmed continued support of his Government to Pakistan. Thanking him and extending his good wishes for the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques HRH King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz the Federal Minister highlighted the enduring brotherly relations between the two countries based on mutual trust. He stated that PakistanRead More


President of Egypt arrives in Uzbekistan

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Tashkent, (DNA) President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi arrived in Uzbekistan on 4 September with an official visit. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met the head of Egypt at Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov. After a short conversation, the delegation of Egypt departed to residence, allocated to them. The main activities of the visit are scheduled for 5 September. The Presidents of Uzbekistan and Egypt during the high-level talks will discuss the promising areas for development of Uzbek-Egyptian cooperation. The heads of the two countries willRead More