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Pakistan to host D-8 summit meeting tomorrow (June 4)

Special assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrives to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 16, 2014 in Milan. AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the current Chairman of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, will host a meeting of the 36th session of the Developing-8 Commission this week. “This meeting is being organised during the extended term of Pakistan’s chairmanship of the organisation,” the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi will inaugurate the ... Read More »

Diplomats and Pakistanis commemorate Europe Day in Islamabad

Stefano Gatto, Acting Ambassador of European Union (EU), hosted a reception in Islamabad to mark the Europe Day on Friday, 29 May, 2015

By Sana Jamal Islamabad – Stefano Gatto, Acting Ambassador of European Union (EU), hosted a reception in Islamabad to mark the Europe Day. Diplomats of different cadres and a large number of Pakistanis attended the gathering where the guest of honour was Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Lieutenant General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch. Europe Day is celebrated around ... Read More »

Ambassador of Hungary visits Islamabad Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador of Hungary Istvan Szabo and Commercial Attaché Istvan Kovacs visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 26 May 2015

Ambassador of Hungary Istvan Szabo and Commercial Attaché Istvan Kovacs visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 26 May 2015 to inform the members of the Chamber about Hungarian Agricultural and Food products and services that could be exported to Pakistan for the improvement of Pakistan’s food security. Hungary will also participate in the Food and Agri Asia ... Read More »

Pakistan’s digital-rights activist Nighat Dad named TIME’s next generation leader

Nighat Dad, Director at Digital Rights Foundation at her office in Lahore, Pakistan April 6, 2015. Photo by Insiya Syed

Nighat Dad is teaching Pakistani women how to protect themselves online Pakistan’s digital-rights advocate Nighat Dad has been named in the TIME’s list of next generation leaders, TIME magazine reported on Friday. The list comprises six young innovators who are leading by example and inspiring others to have the courage to follow their convictions. Nighat, a 34-year-old lawyer who used ... Read More »

UN honours fallen Pakistani peacekeeping soldiers

United Nations on Friday awarded posthumous awards to five Pakistani peacekeepers who laid down their lives while serving the cause of peace around the world in 2014 In a solemn ceremony held at the United Nations today, five Pakistani peacekeepers who had embraced shahadat for the cause of world peace during the last year, were posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold ... Read More »

Ambassador Sohail meets Municipality Mayor of Ankara

Ambassador Sohail Mahmood presenting a memento to Altindag Municipility Mayor

ANKARA (Turkey): Ambassador of Pakistan Mr. Sohail Mahmood visited Altındağ Municipality of Ankara and met with Mayor Mr. Veysel Tiryaki. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood lauded the efforts of the  Mayor in restoration of the cultural heritage of this historic municipality and the economic transformation of its people.  Both sides highlighted the deep fraternal ties between Pakistan and Turkey. They agreed to ... Read More »

Chughtai Art Awards 2015 enrich Pakistan-Turkey cultural ties

Governor Konya, Mayor Konya and Ambassador of Pakistan visiting exhibition of paintings of “Chughtai Art Awards 2015” competition at Konya.

Mayor of Konya highlights close ties between Pakistan and Turkey, emphasizes  connection between Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi and Allama Muhammad Iqbal KONYA, (Turkey) –  Pakistan Embassy in Ankara organized Chughtai Art Awards competition in the Konya province as part of Cultural Diplomacy. The event was organized in collaboration with Konya branch of National Education Ministry of Turkey. Governor Muammer Erol and Mayor ... Read More »

PBIF expresses concern over proposed hike in power, petrol prices

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain expressed serious concern over proposed hike in the prices of petroleum prices and electricity tariff. Upward revision in the prices of petroleum products and electricity would be unbearable for masses and business community which will pose serious challenge to GDP growth, he said. Taking to the ... Read More »

PM chairs 14th meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired 14th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at the PM House here 23rd. May, 2015. The meeting, which lasted for more than three hours, was given a detailed presentation on load management and recoveries by Secretary Water and Power. The meeting was informed that this year average load shedding in urban areas has been ... Read More »

Norway, Philippines diplomats killed in Helicopter crash in Gilgit

L to R: The Ambassador of the Philippines , Domingo D. Lucenario Jr and the Ambassador of Norway,Leif H. Larsen, were among those killed in the ill-fated helicopter crash on Friday in Gilgit, Pakistan.

Pakistan announces one-day mourning after the tragic incident GILGIT (Pakistan): The ambassadors of Norway and Philippines and four others were killed when an army helicopter MI-17 crashed in Naltar area of Gilgit on Friday, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Norwegian envoy Leif H Larsen, Philippines ambassador Domingo D Lucenario Jr, wives of Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors, two pilots and ... Read More »

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