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Two transgender persons tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH -UNS : Two transgender Pakistanis have allegedly been beaten to death by police in Saudi Arabia after being arrested. The two were arrested, along with 33 other people, in the capital city of Riyadh for cross-dressing in public, which is a punishable crime in …

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Pakistan lauds Irans’ efforts in strengthening ECO Forum

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Islamabad. At the occasion, the prime minister expressed his thanks to the Iranian President on his participation in ECO summit. Nawaz Sharif also appreciated the efforts made by Iran in the …

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Trade, transport, energy core areas of ECO, says Halil Ibrahim

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization  Secretary General Halil Ibrahim congratulated Prime Minister on his election as Chairman of the Summit and hoped that under his able leadership, the ECO will make further progress. He said the Summit is of prime importance for …

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Pakistan elected as Chairman ECO

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit has begun in Islamabad today [Wednesday]. The summit is focusing on enhanced economic cooperation and regional connectivity. All the ten member states including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan besides a …

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Pak calls for intensified collaboration to exploit ECO potential

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD  -Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for intensified collaboration to exploit enormous potential of ECO to turn the region into a citadel of peace, progress and prosperity. Addressing the 13th ECO Summit 2017 in Islamabad on Wednesday after assuming its chairmanship, …

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ECO summit kicks off in Islamabad

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has started in the Pakistani capital Islamabad today (Wednesday) to focus on enhanced economic cooperation and regional connectivity. All the ten member states including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, …

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Red carpet rolled out for Iran’s President Rouhani

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday was accorded a very warm welcome on his arrival here to participate in the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit’s meeting. Federal Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch received the visiting dignitary at the Nur Khan Air Base. …

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Global leaders arrive in Islamabad to attend ECO summit

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – Arrival of foreign heads of state and governments to participate in ECO summit continues in Islamabad. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Sharipovitch Jeenbekov arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday. He was warmly received at the airport by Minister for Inter Provincial …

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‘Pakistan is my second home’: Iranian FM arrives in Islamabad to participate in ECO Summit

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif has said that Pakistan and Iran are brotherly and closed friend. On arrival in Islamabad on Monday to participate in ECO Summit,he said that Pakistan is my second home. Iranian Foreign Minister said economic relations between Pakistan …

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Iran launches naval war games amid rising tensions with US

TEHRAN -UNS : Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran “on notice”. Since taking office last month, Trump …

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