Daily Archives: September 29, 2018

Saudi Arabia to finance three CPEC projects

The government of Saudi Arabia has signed three grant agreements with Pakistan to finance three road infrastructure and energy projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “These agreements have...

US wants ‘positive, constructive’ relations with Pakistan: Alice Wells

United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Thursday said, the US wants “positive and constructive” relations with Pakistan. In an interview with BBC...

RALLY HELD OUTSIDE MYANMAR UK EMBASSY FOR REUTERS REPORTERS

Supporters staged a small rally outside London's Myanmar Embassy on Thursday for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in jail after reporting on massacres in Rakhine state. The rally...

COAS CALLS ON PM KHAN TO DISCUSS SECURITY AND REGIONAL STABILITY

Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM office on Friday — the third such visit since the latter assumed...

INDIA FM WALKS OUT OF SAARC MEET BEFORE PAKISTAN STATEMENT

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed India an impediment to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) progress after his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, left a SAARC meeting before hearing Pakistan’s...

PAKISTAN TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL SNIPER COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN CHINA

Pakistan along with other member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) would participate in the second “Blade” International Sniper Competition to be held here from October 18. The five-day...

HEAD OF INDIAN PM MODI’S PARTY EMBOLDENS VOLUNTEERS SPREADING FAKE NEWS

The powerful president of India's ruling party has encouraged his organisation's social media volunteers to spread viral messages supporting the government ahead of next year's election, and even seemed...

CANADA STRIPS SUU KYI OF HONORARY CITIZENSHIP

Canada’s parliament voted unanimously on Thursday to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya crisis. Ottawa had given the long-detained democracy...

Sri Lankan political rivalry intensifies as economy goes into a tailspin

While Donald Trump told the UN earlier this week that globalism should be done away with and national interests safeguarded, a declining Sri Lankan economy, caused by a steady...