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Local Elections Held in Pakistan’s Tribal Region


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas held their first-ever provincial elections on Saturday, in a region along the Afghan border that was once controlled by militant groups. Nearly 3 million people were eligible to vote in the provincial assembly elections on July 20, which opened at 8 a.m. local time …

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All Issues with Afghanistan Being Resolved Amicably: Shehryar Afridi

All Issues with Afghanistan Being Resolved Amicably, Shehryar Afridi

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Shehryar Khan Afridi Friday said all issues with Afghanistan were being resolved amicably and bilateral ties between the two ‘brother’ countries were getting strength with each passing day. Addressing a press conference, accompanied by Adviser to Afghan President …

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ADB Urged to Increase Lending in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Federal Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar on Thursday urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to increase lending to Pakistan, including program loans and project financing, APP reported Friday. In a meeting with ADB Country Director Xiaohong Yang, the Minister acknowledged ADB support to Pakistan and discussed key …

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US will Replace Troops in Syria with Mercenaries: Russia


MOSCOW – US Central Command replaces some of its regular troops in northern Syria with employees of Private Military Companies (PMC), said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a press conference in Moscow. “The number of PMC personnel in Syria exceeds 4,000, and it should be noted that it …

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Pakistan Presents Progress Report on Anti-Poverty Development Plans to UN


UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan on Tuesday presented its progress report and future plans on meeting the globally agreed and nationally adopted anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to accelerating human development in the country, APP reported Wednesday. The progress report …

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Pakistan Reopens Its Airspace to Civil Aviation


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan opened its airspace for civil aviation on Tuesday, after months of restrictions imposed after a stalemate neighboring country, India, Reuters reported on Monday. The Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) report published at IAT website said, “With immediate effect, Pakistan’s airspace is open to all types of civilian …

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IMF Assesses Pakistan’s Financing Need at $25.5b


ISLAMABAD – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assessed Pakistan’s gross financing requirement at $25.5 billion in this fiscal year on the back of mounting debt repayment whereas the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has indicated that it will provide $10 billion over a period of five years, Express Tribune reported …

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