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Pakistan’s textile industry upset on move to not import cotton from India

KARACHI: Pakistan’s struggling textile industry has voiced its disappointment after the Imran Khan government rejected a proposal to import cotton from India, the world’s biggest producer, saying it is the need of the hour to avoid a massive slump in the country’s exports. The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Khan on Thursday rejected the proposal […]

China’s liquor company starts beer production in Balochistan; to cater to Chinese workers in Pakistan

By Sajjad Hussia ISLAMABAD: A Chinese liquor company which was granted a licence in 2018 for making beer has formally started production at its plant in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the first such alcohol firm from China to establish its unit in the Islamic nation, according to media reports on Wednesday. Hui Coastal Brewery and Distillery […]

Hopeful of solution; ready to deal with any eventuality: Army Chief on eastern Ladakh standoff

NEW DELHI: Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane on Tuesday said he was hopeful that India and China will be able to reach an agreement to resolve the eastern Ladakh standoff but at the same time asserted that Indian troops will maintain a high state of combat readiness to deal with any eventuality. Addressing […]

China denies seeking additional guarantees for USD 6 billion loan for rail project in Pakistan

By K J M Varma BEIJING: China on Monday termed as baseless the reports that it has sought additional guarantees from Pakistan for sanctioning a whopping USD 6-billion loan for a railway line project and backing away from its initial financial commitments to the multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor due to weakening financial position of […]

India asks Pakistan to vacate its occupation of Gilgit-Baltistan

NEW DELHI: The government of India has asked Pakistan to immediately vacate from the Indian territory of Gilgit-Baltistan which the Imran Khan government declared as its provisional fifth province on Sunday. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced that his government has decided to grant the “provisional-provincial status” to Gilgit-Baltistan, a part of the erstwhile […]

Pakistan’s top Islamic body approves construction of Hindu temple

Pakistan’s state-run council of clerics, which advises the government on religious issues, has given its approval for the construction of a new temple for minority Hindus, ruling that Islamic law allows minorities a place of worship. Lal Malhi, a prominent Hindu leader who is also a member of parliament, applauded Wednesday’s ruling but noted the […]

Pakistan’s anti-corruption body approves fresh case against Nawaz Sharif

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s anti-corruption body has approved a new case against deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the authorities to dispose of major graft cases quickly. Sharif, the 70-year-old supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) who was ousted from power in 2017 by the Supreme Court on […]

Pakistan opens all educational institutions, six months after closure due to COVID-19

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD:Pakistan on Wednesday opened all the educational institutions which remained shut for nearly six months due to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 3 lakh people in the country. Both private and public schools were opened under strict restriction and were told by the authorities to follow the standard operating procedures […]

Opposition parties in Pakistan launch alliance to oust PM Imran Khan

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Demanding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s immediate resignation, the country’s major Opposition parties have launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement to oust his government. A 26-point joint resolution was adopted on Sunday by the All Parties Conference (APC), which was hosted by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and […]

We are not anyone’s puppets: Farooq Abdullah’s retort to Pakistan

By Sumir Kaul NEW DELHI:Reacting sharply to Pakistan hailing the recent Gupkar Declaration in which six political parties of Jammu and Kashmir vowed to fight collectively against the abrogation of Article 370, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday asserted that “we are not anyone’s puppets”. “Pakistan has always abused mainstream political parties of […]

US to sell 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan amid soaring tensions with China

Taiwan formally signed an agreement to buy 66 of the latest model F-16 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., a move likely to further inflame tensions between the US and China. Taiwan’s purchase of the F-16s marks the first sale of advanced fighter jets to the island since President George HW Bush announced approval for […]

Pakistan approves USD 7.2 billion railway line upgradation project under CPEC

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approved the strategic USD 7.2 billion railway line upgradation project between Peshawar and Karachi under the CPEC, paving the way for the final negotiations with China for the finance, a media report said on Sunday. The approval of the project to upgrade the 1,872 km-long railway track from Peshawar […]

India asks importers to buy palm oil from Indonesia, not Malaysia: Report

NEW DELHI: India is likely to import more palm oil from Indonesia amid the government’s informal advisory to refiners not to buy the commodity from Malaysia following its remarks on the new citizenship law and Kashmir issue, according to government and industry sources. On Monday, the commerce ministry held a detailed meeting with edible oil […]

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