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Chinese Foreign Office rejects US claims against CPEC

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang has once again rejected the United States’ statement regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Addressing a press briefing, Geng Shuang said that Beijing would continue to work with Pakistan for the steady progress

Tomatoes imported from Iran to reach Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: Prices of tomatoes are expected to stabilize as its first delivery from Iran to reach Pakistan today. After the first consignment, comprises 12 containers of tomatoes from Iran, more containers were on the way to Pakistan to help stabilize

Pakistan among targeted states in global WhatsApp hack

WASHINGTON: Senior government officials in multiple US-allied countries, including Pakistan, were targeted earlier in 2019 with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp to take over users’ phones. According to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation, a significant portion of

IMF arrives in Pakistan to revive economic progress

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the International Monetary fund (IMF) has arrived in the federal capital for two weeks. The IMF delegation is expected to review Pakistan’s performance under its $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) finalised in May this year.

US plans to revive structured dialogue with Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has plans to revive its structured dialogue with Pakistan, replacing the structured dialogue introduced by the Obama administration. A recent briefing was conducted by the US official administration in Washington. Also read: US agrees with Pakistan’s

Pakistan declines by three points in WEF rankings

ISLAMABAD: The rank of Pakistan has declined to 110th from 107th in the World Economic Forum (WEF). Through the method of planning ranked Pakistan’s economic performance at 110 this year compared to 107 in 2018. The WEF has ranked Pakistan

Afghan Taliban arrives in Pakistan to meet US diplomat Khalilzad

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban delegation has arrived in Pakistan to meet United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. The delegation which arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday will meet with Khalilzad, who arrived a day earlier with a five-member

Pakistan win toss, decide to bat first against Sri Lanka

KARACHI: Pakistan has won the toss and decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in second One-day International (ODI) at National Stadium today. The second game of the three-match ODI series was supposed to be played on Sunday but again

Pakistan announces 16-member squad for Sri Lanka series

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 16-member squad for one-day matches series against Sri Lanka. According to the press release of PCB, the series will take place in Karachi from 27 September to 2 October. The squad for

APG to submit assessment of Pakistan’s progress to FATF

ISLAMABAD: The Asia-Pacific Joint Group (APG) will submit its assessment of Pakistan’s progress in strengthening its anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism framework next month. A brief statement issued by the Ministry of Finance after meetings with the

Pakistan achieved success at UNHRC: FM Shah

GENEVA: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan has achieved the biggest success at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that over 50 countries supported Pakistan’s stance on Indian occupied Kashmir as

Rehearsal for  Defence Day held in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A full dress rehearsal for  Defence Day of Pakistan was held at Karnal Sher Khan Stadium amid tight security. Tent pegging and horseback riding skills were demonstrated amidst the presence of defence equipment. An illustration of operation against terrorists

Pakistani Army will go to any extent for IOK: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The director-general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major Asif Ghafoor has said that that the Pakistani army would always stand by the people of Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) and go to any length to protect their land. Major Asif

No talks with India until IoK issue is resolved: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has said that talks between India and Pakistan cannot be held until the issue on Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) is resolved. Speaking at the Mayo Garden and Nankana Sahib, Sheikh Rasheed said that India

President to chair Senate meeting on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has summoned the Senate meeting on 29th August to discuss the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). According to the Senate Secretariat, the president has summoned the Senate on upcoming Thursday in the parliament house.