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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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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 welcomes Turkey’s desire to join CPEC

ANKARA -UNS : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan would welcome Turkey to join the CPEC. Interacting with the media persons in Ankara, Turkey on Friday, he said Central Asian states and Turkey together could bring a boost to the CPEC. He said …

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Pak-Turkey Strategic Cooperation Council session will be held in Ankara today

ANKARA -UNS- The 5th Session of Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council will be held in Ankara today (Thursday). Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim will co-chair the meeting. The two sides will discuss cooperation in diverse sectors. A number …

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Women Army officers finally allowed wearing hijab in Turkey

ISLAMABAD -UNS – In a landmark development today in Turkey, the army officers have finally been allowed wearing headscarves as the ban was removed on Wednesday. The ban had been imposed through a regulation in 1982 that banned wearing headscarves at all workplaces including the …

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PM Nawaz arrives in Turkey to co-chair 5th strategic cooperation session

ANKARA -UNS : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday arrived here on three-day official visit. Turkish Minister for Youth Ahmad Akif Cagatay Kilic received the Prime Minister at the Esenboga Airport. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Sohail Mahmood was also present. The Prime Minister …

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47 puts on trial for ‘coup plot to kill Erdogan’ in Turkey

MUGLA -UNS : One of the nearly 50 suspects in an alleged plot to assassinate Turkey’s president admitted involvement in the botched July 15 putsch bid as the mass trial opened Monday. Forty-four suspects, mainly soldiers, are under arrest over the alleged plot to kill …

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Turkish troops inside IS bastion Al-Bab: Erdogan

ISTANBUL -UNS : President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies have entered the centre of the Islamic State-held bastion Al-Bab, saying its capture was now a “matter of time”. “Al-Bab is now besieged from all fronts… Our forces …

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Turkey reiterates support for people of India-Occupied-Kashmir

ANKARA -uns : Turkey has reaffirmed its unflinching support for the people of Indian occupied Kashmir and stressed the importance of resolving the dispute in accordance with relevant United Nations resolutions. This support was reiterated at a seminar held with joint collaboration of the Economic …

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