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Tag Archives: Pakistan

India and Pakistan scale down diplomatic ties

NEW DELHI / LAHORE: In a major move to scale down bilateral diplomatic contacts, India today announced its decision to reduce by half the staff strength in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and reciprocally cut by the same quantity the Indian presence in Islamabad. This decision, which is ...

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Italy’s Eni mulls exiting Pakistan after 20 years

MELAN: After about 20 years of operations in Pakistan, Italy’s Eni SpA is mulling to sell its energy exploration and production assets in the country. Eni is working with a financial adviser to gauge interest in the portfolio, said people who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t ...

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Shaheen, Naseem keen to make England tour remarkable

LAHORE: Pakistan young pacer Naseem Shah has said that this is his first tour to England and he is keen to make it ‘remarkable’ by performing well. The young pacer said this during an online session with sports journalists. “This is my first tour to England, so I will try ...

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Pakistan’s first COVID-19 testing kit approved

ISLAMABAD: The continuous increase in the number of coronavirus positive cases coupled with the dwindling medical resources have pushed the development of domestically produced testing kits to boost Pakistan’s fight against the pandemic. The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has received the much-awaited approval from the Drug Regulatory ...

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Pakistan Set to Make, Export Anti-COVID Drug Remdesivir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan announced that it would begin “within weeks” production and export of the antiviral drug remdesivir for treating COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. As of Friday afternoon EDT, according to Johns Hopkins University statistics, the pandemic had killed more than 306,000 people and infected more than ...

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British Pakistani launches free online school

BIRMINGHAM: A British Pakistani entrepreneur and IT expert has launched an online school, free of cost, in a bid to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding education. Ali Latif has launched ‘The Online School’ (3-lance.co.uk) from London to deliver online teaching for the past six weeks. Thus far, ...

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Inzamam-ul-Haq recounts horror of 2002 blast

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq spoke of what the players went through when a bomb blast occurred near the hotel where the Pakistan and New Zealand sides were staying in Karachi in the summer of 2002. “None of the players got injured but that was a scary day,” said Inzamam ...

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Sangakkara wants England, Australia to tour Pakistan

LONDON: England and Australia must tour Pakistan to facilitate regular international cricket in the South Asian country, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Kumar Sangakkara has said. Top teams have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in which six players were ...

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Lord Zameer donates three million pounds to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan’s leading foreign investor Bestway Group has provided financial and material support to the people of Pakistan of more than PKR 600 million in the four months to April 2020, including a cheque for PKR 200 million presented to the Prime Minister for the COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund. In ...

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