Pak’s PM Reiterates Diplomatic, Political, Moral Support To Kashmiris

On the Kashmir Solidarity Day in Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, prime minister of the Islamic republic country restated diplomatic, political, and moral support to the Kashmiri individuals until they attain their right to self-determination with respect to the UN Resolution, according to a media report on Monday. He added Pakistan has always stressed a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per relevant UN Security Council resolutions. Addressing a special session of the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) assembly in Muzaffarabad he said while East Taimur, Darfur, and other areas of…

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Demonstrations Held In Istanbul Over Chinese Atrocities Against Uyghurs

Commemorating the Ghulja Massacre, people took to the streets in huge numbers in Istanbul and held demonstrations against China’s atrocities towards Uyghur Muslims. The International Union of Eastern Turkistan NGO Organisations organised the protest demonstration on Sunday. The organisation held a massive anti-China protest demonstration followed by a press conference at Saryer, in front of China embassy in Istanbul. Saryer is the northernmost district of Istanbul, Turkey, situated on the European side of the country. President of the International Union of Eastern Turkistan NGO Organisations, Hidaytullah Oguzkhan, during his speech,…

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Pak Textile Sector Suffers Massive Financial Loss Due To Power Outage

A grid failure that lead to a massive countrywide power outage in Pakistan has caused the country’s textile sector a whopping financial loss of USD 70 million, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Industries all over Pakistan were halted after the significant power outage since the National Grid’s electricity supply to three provinces was interrupted. Arshad Khan, a senior official of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), said the losses incurred due to the outage, however, could be worth billions of rupees. According to sources, the economic damage to the textile industry will reach billions of rupees if…

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Long Queues At Filling Stations In Pakistan Amid Acute Petrol Shortage

Long queues of automobiles and motorcycles were witnessed at filling stations in Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province due to reduced supplies by oil marketing companies, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported. According to petrol dealers, companies cut down supplies of petroleum products to the province over long delays in the issuance of letters of credit by private banks for imports. Drivers in Peshawar said that most petrol pumps in the city were closed but the filling stations owned by the Pakistan State Oil, continued sales, attracting large crowds of motorists and motorcyclists. A…

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India Invites Foreign Ministers Of China, Pakistan For Upcoming SCO Meet In Goa

India has formally sent invitations to all members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) including Pakistan and China for the upcoming foreign ministers’ meeting which will be held in Goa from May 4-5. The invitation includes invites to the new Foreign Minister of China Qin Gang and Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto. India took over the chairmanship of the 9-member mega grouping in September of last year and will be holding key ministerial meetings and the summit this year. “So far there is no confirmation from the Pakistani side whether…

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Major Electricity Breakdown Across Pakistan

A major power breakdown hit Pakistan leaving major cities without electricity due to a fault in transmission lines. “There are reports of multiple outages from different parts of the city. We are investigating the issue and will keep this space posted,” said Imran Rana, Spokesperson, K-Electric in a Twitter post. Confirming the development, Pakistan’s Geo News reported that several areas in Karachi and Lahore were without electricity. “BREAKING: Countrywide power break down since 7:30 a.m. in Pakistan,” Pakistan journalist Asad Ali Toor tweeted. The two transmission lines from Guddu to…

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UAE Rolls Over $ 2 Bn Loans To Pakistan

In a move that would create some much-needed room for Pakistan’s cramped fiscal space, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) on Thursday rolled over their deposit of USD 2 billion with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), reported Geo News. “Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has rolled over their deposit of USD 2 billion with the State Bank of Pakistan, as discussed by PM @CMShehbaz with His Highness the President of UAE during last week’s official visit to UAE! Long live Pak-UAE friendship!,” Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced…

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US Lawmaker Tables Bill To Terminate Pakistan’s ‘Non-NATO Ally’ Status

A US lawmaker has introduced a bill titled “To terminate the designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally and for other purposes” in the US Congress that seeks to cancel the designation of Pakistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA). The bill tabled by US Congressman Andy Biggs on 9 January, removes Pakistan’s designation as a major non-NATO ally, a status that allows for various benefits such as access to excess US defence supplies and makes countries eligible for loans of material, supplies, or equipment…

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Pakistan Is South Asia’s Weakest Economy: World Bank Report

Pakistan is South Asia’s weakest economy and it will take a herculean effort to pull the country out of poverty, according to a media report quoted World Bank report. Pakistan is in the news for economic meltdown amidst natural disasters, food shortages and poverty. Pakistan had unprecedented floods in July last year, devastating large swathes of farmlands. The forex reserves in the country which hit a new low of USD 4.6 billion would only be enough to pay for foreign import bills for three weeks. The analysts put Pakistan’s need…

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UN Designates Abdul Rehman Makki, Deputy Chief Of LeT, As “Global Terrorist”

The United Nations has designated Abdul Rehman Makki, the Pakistan-based deputy leader of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), as a global terrorist, subjecting him to an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo. On Monday, the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee added 68-year-old Makki, the brother-in-law of JuD and LeT Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, to its list of designated terrorists after China lifted its hold on a joint proposal by India and the United States. Makki and other LeT and JuD operatives have been involved in raising…

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