Pakistan

Inflation-hit people may expect relief after five months: Asad Umar

Inflation-hit people may expect relief after five months: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: As the rising oil prices and devaluation of currency are adding to the woes of inflation-hit people, the government sees no immediate relief but claims people may expect improvement after five months. Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar, while addressing a press conference on Monday ruled out “immediate relief” …

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Soldier martyred in fire exchange with terrorists in N Waziristan

Soldier martyred in fire exchange with terrorists in N Waziristan

A soldier was martyred on Monday as security forces exchanged fire with terrorists in North Waziristan’s Spinwam area, the military’s media wing said. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said intense firing took place after the terrorists had fired on a security forces’ checkpoint. Following the terrorists’ move, …

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US diplomat meets COAS to discuss Afghanistan situation

US diplomat meets COAS to discuss Afghanistan situation

US Charge d’ Affairs to Pakistan Angela Aggeler on Monday called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, current security situation in …

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China calls on BRI countries to work for sustainable transport

China calls on BRI countries to work for sustainable transport

BEIJING: Experts and speakers from Chinese enterprises working under the China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects shared their success story of working in Pakistan at a conference held in Chinese capital and announced that they would love to support Pakistan to achieve sustainable transport. The pledges were made at the …

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Pakistan seeks to strengthen relations with Japan, says PM Khan

Pakistan seeks to strengthen relations with Japan, says PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong desire to further deepen and broaden bilateral cooperation in the economic, trade, development, and investment sectors with Japan. The prime minister’s statement came during his meeting with the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda, where the premier congratulated the official …

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CoP slams govt for rejecting anti-forced conversion bill

CoP slams govt for rejecting anti-forced conversion bill

KARACHI STAFF REPORT The leadership of the Church of Pakistan (CoP) has expressed serious concern over the government’s rejection of the draft legislation against forced conversion, saying the “unilateral decision, without taking the leadership of the religious minorities on board, has increased fear and insecurity in the non-Muslim communities of …

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