Top diplomats for U.S., Russia meet in Geneva on soaring Ukraine tensions

The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following a swing through...

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Top diplomats for U.S., Russia meet in Geneva on soaring Ukraine tensions

The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following a swing through...

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Pakistan’s economy to grow faster than 2021 forecast: Hammad

Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar says Pakistan’s economy would grow faster than the previous year's forecast. In a tweet, he said as per final figure, the economy grew at 5.37 percent last year.  

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Govt determine to eliminate terrorism from country: Ali Muhammad Khan

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan says the government determined to eliminate terrorism from the country. Talking to a private news channel, he said people from all walks of life offered matchless sacrifices for peace in the country. The Minister of State said due to better policies of PTI government, bumper produces of crops were recorded this...

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Every Pakistani condemns killing of late Priyantha Kumara: Major Gen ® Burki

Pakistan High Commission in Colombo has organized a condolence reference in memory of late Sri Lankan engineer Priyantha Kumara, who was killed by a mob in Sialkot. Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan's High Commissioner Major General (R) Umar Farooq Burki said every Pakistani strongly condemns the inhumane act of killing of Priyantha Kumara. The ambassador said the trial of the...

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Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad

Security institutions fully alert, efficiently working against terrorism in country: Rashid

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad says security institutions are fully alert and working efficiently against terrorism in the country. Talking to a private news channel, he said the terrorists want to create panic in the country but national institutions are fully prepared to thwart their nefarious designs. Replying to a question about Opposition’s agenda for long march, Sheikh Rasheed said...

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Sudan’s Sovereign Council agrees to form gov’t led by civilian PM

In Sudan, ruling and military-dominated Transitional Sovereign Council have agreed to formation of government led by a civilian prime minister. The development came after meeting of head of Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan with US delegation in Khartoum. The Sudanese and American sides stressed inclusion of all Sudanese political forces into a comprehensive round-table national dialogue to reach a national...

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Iran, Russia, China to hold joint naval drill amid growing ties

China, Russia and Iran will hold joint naval drills in the north of Indian Ocean on Friday. The purpose of the drill is to strengthen security and its foundations in the region, and to expand multilateral cooperation between the three countries to jointly support world peace and maritime security.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan

PM, Gates discuss polio eradication, combating corona

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed that eradication of polio from Pakistan is a key priority of the government. He stated this in a telephonic conversation with Co-Chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates. He said efforts are underway to intensify the anti-polio campaign across the country, despite challenges related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister...

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PAKISTAN NAVY ASSUMES COMMAND OF MULTINATIONAL COMBINED MARITIME TASK FORCE FOR THE 12TH TIME

Pakistan Navy assumed the Command of Combined Maritime Task Force 150 (CTF-150) for the 12th tenure. During the Change of Command Ceremony held at Headquarter of US Naval Forces Central Command (US NAVCENT) Bahrain, Capt Brendon Clark of Royal New Zealand Navy handed over the Command to Commodore Vaqar Muhammad of Pakistan Navy. CTF-150 is one of the three Task...

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PSL 7

Shadab v Wahab: battle for domination continues in HBL PSL 7

Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi have been the most successful HBL PSL sides since the league’s inception in 2016. They were the first two sides to win the title: Islamabad United made history in Dubai by winning the inaugural edition and Peshawar Zalmi bagged the title with a commanding win over Quetta Gladiators in 2017 at the Gaddafi Stadium in...

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Seafood

Seafood exports increase by 3.18% in 1st half

The exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 3.18 per cent during the first half of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The seafood exports during July-December (2021-22) were recorded at $201.581 million against the exports of $195.364 million in July-December (2020-21), showing growth of around 3.18 per cent, according to Pakistan...

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PM Imran Khan

PM reviews Ravi Urban Development, Central Business District projects

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Ravi Urban Development and Central Business District projects are of vital importance to the country and especially for Lahore to control congestion and pollution there. He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad today to review progress on the projects. The Prime Minister said government has no self-interest but only working for welfare of masses and...

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Pan Mandi

Two killed, 26 injured in explosion

At least two people, including a child, were killed while 26 others sustained injuries in an explosion at Pan Mandi in New Anarkali here on Thursday. According to the police, people were busy in the bazaar when the blast occurred which also damaged glasses of the buildings and some motorcycles. On information, the Rescue 1122 teams reached the spot and...

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Syed Abid Ali Abid

Death anniversary of Syed Abid Ali Abid being observed today

The 51st death anniversary of the renowned poet, writer and educationist Syed Abid Ali Abid is being observed today (Thursday). He was born on 17 September, 1906 in Dera Ismail Khan. Abid wrote many books on literary criticism in Urdu and Persian. He was one of the initial drama writers and feature writers of Radio Pakistan Lahore in the late...

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan to continue efforts for Afghanistan’s peace, stability: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan will continue its efforts for peace and stability of Afghanistan. Talking to a private TV channel, he said we have great sentiments for the progress and prosperity of Afghan people and recently conducted an OIC conference in this regard. He said Pakistan has almost completed fencing along the Pak-Afghan border for better security...

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Rana Shamim

IHC indicts Rana Shamim in contempt of court case

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has formally indicted former Chief Judge Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim in a contempt of court case. The charges were framed against the retired judge during the hearing of the case on Thursday. Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah read out the charge sheet. Rana Shamim denied the charges. Rana Shamim, in an affidavit, had...

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