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UN General Assembly set to debate global issues of peace,security

BY IFTIKHAR ALI UNITED NATIONS : Preparations are being finalized for next Tuesday’s annual high-level debate of the 72st session of the UN General Assembly in which more than one hundred world leaders, including Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, are scheduled to take part. Presidents, …

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Suu Kyi has ‘last chance’ on Rohingya:UN

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said. Antonio Guterres told the BBC that unless she acted …

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ISI to have more civilians at top level

By Malik Asad ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has increased the civilian share in the senior hierarchy of the country’s premier intelligence agency — Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sep­t 15, 2017 approved a proposal to increase the number …

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‘Breakthrough’ in Pak-China FTA talks

ISLAMABAD -UNS: China agreed to address major concerns of Pakistan about the preference erosion of its exports and meaningful market access during the latest round of negotiations over the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) held in Beijing on Sept 14-15. The negotiation hit an impasse …

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JUI-F not against FATA’s merger with KP: Maulana Fazl

PESHAWAR -UNS : Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Saturday said his party was not against merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The merger, however, should take place with the consent of the people of FATA and it had been …

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KP govt to construct CPEC City near Swabi

PESHAWAR -UNS : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to construct CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) City on Islamabad-Peshawar-Motorway near Swabi. While quoting government sources, Radio Pakistan reported that the city will be constructed on eighty thousand kanal land at a cost of over four billion dollars …

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Pak-Afghan border at Torkham opened after 26 hours

TORKHAM -UNS – After 26 hours of standstill, Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham was opened on Saturday for trade and transport. Torkham border was closed on Friday after twin blasts had resulted in injuring four security personnel and two Afghan nationals. The border was closed for …

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ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup

The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In their video messages, which are available here for free download and editorial use, ICC Director, …

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Pakistan defeat World XI by 33 runs, lift Independence Cup trophy

LAHPRE-UNS – Pakistan has defeated World XI by a margin of 33 runs after batting first and posting a total of 183 and losing just four wickets. World XI have won the toss and chose to field first in the decisive Twenty20I of series of …

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Pakistan stresses importance of engagement with US: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday emphasized the importance of engagement between Pakistan and the United States of America, to pursue common objectives and issues of mutual interest. He was talking to Ambassador of United Sates of America Ambassador David Hale who called on …

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