Friday, 19 April 2019

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UK conservative party chairman visits Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Right Honourable Brandon Lewis MP, British Cabinet Minister & Chairman of the UK Conservative Party visited Islamabad for meetings with the President, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, and other senior Government ministers of Pakistan. Mr. Lewis also took time to visit Faisal Mosque, the Pakistan Monument, and ...

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Global council for tolerance, peace honours people of New Zealand

WELLINGTON: The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, GCTP, has awarded its highest medal of tolerance and peace to the people of New Zealand in recognition of their civilised behaviour, positive attitude and interaction following the terrorist attacks on worshippers in Christchurch last March. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Jarwan, President ...

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Pakistan releases 100 Indians from prison

WAGAH:  Pakistan released 100 Indian prisoners out of 360 upon the completion of their sentences. They entered India through Attari-Wagah border on Monday afternoon after completing due formalities. Last week, India had sent a note verbale to Pakistan, urging Islamabad to make necessary arrangements for the immediate release and repatriation ...

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Seoul aims to attract 23m international visitors by 2022

SEOUL: South Korean government said that it aims to attract 23 million international visitors by 2022, which is expected to create 960,000 new jobs in tourism and related industries. The strategy – crafted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism – was unveiled during a meeting between President Moon ...

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Pakistan oil discovery may have meaning to entire region

Pakistan may soon hit the big oil discovery and that will be good news for not only the country itself but all of South Asia as well as China and Gulf nations. There is a strong possibility that the country may discover a very big oil reserve in its waters. ...

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Polls open in 1st Thai general election

BANGKOK: Polls opened for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.” All television stations repeated the rare statement by King Maha Vajiralongkorn moments before ...

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Japan to enhance engagement with Pakistan for more investment

TOKYO: Mitsubishi Corporation Chief Executive Kimihide Ando on Tuesday said that the Government of Japan had decided to increase its engagement with Pakistan and support its companies to increase their investment in the country. In a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan along with a delegation here at PM Office, Kimihide ...

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UN chief calls for stepping up efforts to protect women’s rights

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for boosting efforts to protect and promote women’s rights, dignity and leadership. “Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development,” he said in a message marking the International Women’s Day, which ...

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Pakistan set to release Indian pilot as ‘peace gesture’

Abhinandan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan Thursday announced to release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan today (Friday) as a ‘gesture of peace’. However, in the same breath he warned India that any ‘miscalculation’ may prove disastrous for the whole region. “Do not misconstrue Pakistan’s desire for ...

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Namibian uranium production predicted to rise by 50pc

WINDHOEK: Uranium production in Namibia is forecast to rise by 50 percent year-on-year in 2019, more than double the rate of expansion from last year’s 20 percent level, a research firm said. Fitch Solutions Macro Research in the Africa Monitor report for southern Africa released Wednesday, said depressed uranium prices ...

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