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Pakistan pledges citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees

PM Imran Khan announces citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced granting citizenship right to the children of Bengalis and Afghan refugees born in Pakistan, home to the world’s second-largest refugee population. Khan said the government will issue national identity cards and passports to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “Afghans whose children have been raised and ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkey turning towards strategic alliance in the region

ISTANBUL (Special Report by TRT) — With close bonds forged from birth, Turkey and Pakistan stand to gain everything from building enduring strategic ties. The question is not why, but when. Pakistan’s relationship with the modern Republic of Turkey goes back well before its inception. The two countries have shared a close bond for seven decades since Pakistan’s independence from British ... Read More »

42 Pakistani pilgrims died of various causes during Hajj

Hajj pilgrims Pakistan

At least 42 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die due to various causes in Saudi Arabia At least 42 Pakistani pilgrims have died of various causes during the annual Hajj pilgrimage at different localities in Saudi Arabia, according to officials from the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony. Out of 42 deceased people, 30 were males and 12 females and ... Read More »

World leaders congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Pakistan’s PM

Leaders from across the world are felicitating Imran Khan as he took the oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday. China Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang appreciated his Pakistani counterpart’s positive remarks on supporting the development of China-Pakistan relations. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang congratulated Imran Khan as the new PM of Pakistan. He said he would work ... Read More »

Pakistanis in Singapore celebrate 71st Independence Day

Pakistan High Commission in Singapore

Pakistan High Commissioner and Pakistanis in Singapore celebrated country’s 71st Independence Day with colourful ceremony By Sana Jamal SINGAPORE — Pakistan High Commissioner and Pakistanis in Singapore today celebrated country’s 71st Independence Day on Tuesday with full enthusiasm and dedication to serving the country’s principles of faith, unity, and discipline. High Commissioner Mr. Nasrullah Khan together with all staff members, ... Read More »

US-Turkey relations enter crisis mode as Trump doubles tariffs

US Turkey

Donald Trump doubles Turkey tariffs ‘against World Trade Organisation rules’ as lira falls by 20% US President Donald Trump imposed higher tariffs on metal imports from Turkey, sending the country’s lira currency to a new record low. Trump doubled the U.S. tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively. Due to this harsh move, the Turkish ... Read More »

Singapore’s mediation may lead to direct US-Iran talks

ISLAMABAD (PPA) — After successfully hosting the historic Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il, Singaporean leadership is now facilitating ground for a possible mediation between Tehran and Washington. A reliable diplomatic source told Pakistan Press Agency (PPA) that Singaporean leaders’ efforts may lead to direct but unpublicised talks between US Secretary of State Michael ... Read More »

China’s apprehensions on CPEC clarified by Imran Khan

China hails Imran Khan’s remarks on Pak-China relations ISLAMABAD (PPA) – A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson highly appreciated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for his remarks on China and Pakistan relations and said this statement fully showed that no matter how the domestic situation changed in the two countries, China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership would not be shaken, which was in ... Read More »

EU says no rigging on election day but ‘piles up pressures’ on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD (PPA COMPILATION) — Michael Gahler, chief of the European Union election observer mission, told a press conference in Islamabad that his 120-strong team observed no rigging on election day. “We have concluded there was a lack of equality of opportunity,” he said, adding that the overall process was “not as good” as in 2013. European Union (EU) Election Observation ... Read More »

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