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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 »

Commonwealth Observers endorses election process in Pakistan, lauds massive participation

ISLAMABAD (PPA) — The Commonwealth Observer Group which came to Pakistan to observe the process of elections in Pakistan concluded in an interim statement that commended the people of Pakistan for their commitment to exercising their right to vote and termed the move as “an important milestone in strengthening democracy in Pakistan.” While appreciating the task conducted by the Election ... Read More »

Imran Khan’s Party in big lead, Nawaz+Zardari in no position to form Govt. in Centre

ISLAMABAD (PPA Special Report) — As Pakistanis await official results the unofficial reports say that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Justice Party) has secured more than 107 seats in the National Assembly while his arch-rival Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) could manage no more than sixty seats and Asif Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party emerged in the third position to by ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy decides to initiate “Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently”

Pakistan aims to secure national interests, free shipping against all threats KARACHI, July 7, 2018 — Chief of Pakistan Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi disclosed that Pakistan Navy has decided to initiate “Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently, in the Indian Ocean Region in line with the UN Resolutions and UN Convention on Law of the Sea.” Admiral Zafar Mahmood further ... Read More »

U.S. postpones “2+2” strategic dialogue with India

NEW DELHI (Compiled by PPA) — The United States has postponed the “2+2” dialogue with India that was scheduled to be held in Washington next week, Indian officials confirmed on June 28, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj “to express his regret and deep disappointment at the US having to postpone ... Read More »

President Mamnoon, world leaders felicitate Erdogan over victory in elections

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has extended felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic ... Read More »

Another Kashmiri journalist killed in occupied Srinagar, roles of Hindu fundamentalists suspected

SRINAGAR — In Indian-held Kashmir, unknown gunmen on June 14, 2018 shot dead the Chief Editor of daily Rising Kashmir,  Shujaat Bukhari outside his office at Press Avenue in Srinagar. Shuijaat Bukhari who also worked for BBC received multiple bullets in his head and abdomen. Shujaat was accompanied by his two personal security guards. They were also injured in the ... Read More »

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island

Singapore's Sentosa island

The much-anticipated and once-cancelled meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their ... Read More »

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