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Pakistan, Taliban violators of religious freedom: US


November 18, 2021

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday redesignated Pakistan as a country of particular concern (CPC) for violating religious freedom and also rebranded the Taliban as an entity of particular concern. The Trump administration first placed Pakistan on this list in December 2018 and retained it in 2020 as well. The Biden administration, which came to power in January …

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Pakistan, Iran set $5bn trade target by 2023


November 7, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to take measures to expand the annual trade exchanges to $5 billion by the year 2023. “Understanding of the new trade target was reached during the ninth meeting of Iran-Pakistan Joint Trade Committee held in Tehran,” said a commerce ministry official announcement released on Saturday. Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Fatemi …

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Pakistan, Iran seek urgent steps to avert Afghan crisis


October 27, 2021

TEHRAN: Foreign ministers of Pakistan and Iran on Tuesday called for an active response from the world to the situation in Afghanistan following the exit of foreign troops and urged the international community to avert the humanitarian crisis by providing immediate financial assistance to the war-torn country. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian expressed unanimity of views …

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Pakistan, India clash in T20 World Cup blockbuster today


October 24, 2021

DUBAI: Former champions India and Pakistan will face off on Sunday (today) in a Twenty20 World Cup blockbuster in Dubai and the buzz around the game und­erlines the enduring appeal of the matchup between the sub-continent’s feuding neighbours. Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli have called it just another game, but that is clearly not the …

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Pakistan, Turkey to produce TV series on Salahuddin Ayubi


October 22, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey will jointly produce a television series on the life of warrior Salahuddin Ayubi as Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday stressed the need to familiarise the young generation with Muslim history and expressed the hope that the use of multimedia could prove helpful in this regard. “The series on the life of Salahuddin Ayubi will make …

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Pakistan, S. Arabian navies, air forces display firepower


October 8, 2021

KARACHI: Demonstrating joint combat readiness, the navies and air forces of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia showed an impressive display of their firepower in the northern Arabian Sea on Thursday during Exercise Naseem Al Bahr-XIII (NAB-XIII). Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammed Amjad Khan Niazi and the Commander of Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily, witnessed …

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Pakistan, Iran discuss border security, regional peace, other issues


October 6, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Border security and regional peace and stability topped Pakistan-Iran talks held on Tuesday. The 11th session of the Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held at the Foreign Office. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Dr Ali Bagheri Kani and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood led their respective sides at the talks. The two sides, the FO said, reviewed entire …

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Pakistan, UK agree to form working group to strengthen ties


September 29, 2021

LONDON: Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Tuesday agreed to form a joint working group to formulate a strategy for strengthening bilateral ties in multiple spheres, including trade and investment. The bilateral ties were discussed during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women and Equality Liz Truss …

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Pakistan, China agree not to alter tariff on power deals


September 24, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Thursday agreed to keep unchanged the tariff and tax policies relating to power sector contracts and arrest and prosecute the attackers of July 14 Dasu bus tragedy at the earliest. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). However, it could not finalise arrangements for over $6 …

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Pakistan, Tajikistan sign agreements on trade, investment


September 18, 2021

DUSHANBE: Pakistan and Tajikistan on Friday signed several agreements and memorandums of agreement for cooperation in diverse areas, including trade, investment, banking, tourism, and information and broadcasting. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon witnessed the signing of agreement papers at a ceremony held at the Qasr-i-Millat here, which followed a one-to-one meeting between the two leaders and …

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