Tag: Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif welcomes FATF’s decision to remove Pakistan from its grey list

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday welcomed the FATF’s decision to remove his country from its grey list, describing the development as a vindication of our determined and sustained efforts over the years. The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog on terror financing and money laundering, on Friday removed Pakistan […]

Pakistan to purchase 6 million mosquito nets from India to contain malaria: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s health ministry on Tuesday approved the purchase of over 6 million mosquito nets from India, as the country scrambles to contain the spread of malaria and other vector-borne diseases due to the unprecedented floods, according to a media report on Tuesday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is using financial resources provided by Global […]

India conveys its objections to US over American Envoy’s visit to Pak-Occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI: India has conveyed its objections to the US over the recent visit to Pakistan-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by US Ambassador to Islamabad Donald Blome, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. India also objected to the ambassador holding some meetings there. “Our objection to the visit and meetings in Pakistan-Occupied Jammu […]

India, Pakistan both partners with different points of emphasis, says US

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan are both partners of the US with different points of emphasis, the Biden administration said Monday, a day after visiting External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar questioned the rationale behind the latest American F-16 security assistance to Islamabad. Referring to the argument made by the US that F-16 sustenance package is […]

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 […]

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