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NAB Chairman agrees to meet political leaders

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice retired Javed Iqbal on Tuesday has agreed to meet political leaders of the country, ARY News reported. According to NAB’s spokesperson, Mr Javed Iqbal is ready to meet political personalities of the country, after a letter penned by leaders hailing from opposition benches. “Chairman NAB respects members of the parliament, the meeting is expected to take place after his Lahore visit,”, the spokesperson said. It is worthwhile to mention here that Shahid…

Pakistan, Egypt agree to enhance bilateral cooperation in multiple fields

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Egypt have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including joint ventures, defence production, training and intelligence. The agreement came during Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's interaction with the Egyptian military and political leadership in Cairo. They also agreed to improve cooperation for regional peace and stability. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest, military to military relations, defence and security cooperation were discussed. The…

China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to promote trilateral ties under BRI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Afghanistan and China have reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening their relations, deepening cooperation and advancing connectivity under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) and other regional economic initiatives. A joint declaration issued after the trilateral dialogue between the three countries in Kabul on Saturday read, they agreed to promote China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral cooperation under the framework of…

EU ministers agree terms of ‘painful’ Brexit divorce

BRUSSELS: European ministers signed off on Britain's draft divorce deal on Monday as they launched a "painful" final week of negotiations on future cross-Channel ties. Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and the Union's Austrian rotating presidency said the negotiated text would be presented to EU leaders at a signing summit on Sunday. "The first, difficult step is done," said Austrian European affairs minister Gernot Bluemel, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, after the ministers' meeting. "A painful week…

Pakistan, UAE agree to cooperate against transnational crimes including money laundering

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday agreed to further strengthen their cooperation to deal with transnational organised crime, including drug trafficking, money laundering and human trafficking. This agreement was made during the meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the former's day-long visit to the UAE. The prime minister was accompanied by a high level delegation comprising Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah…

Pakistan, Poland agree to enhance defence cooperation

ISLAMABAD: The armed forces of Pakistan and Poland have agreed to further enhance mutual collaboration and defence ties between the two countries. The understanding came at a meeting between Deputy Commander of Polish Armed Forces Major General Jan Sliwka and Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan in Islamabad on Monday. During the meeting, the visiting dignitary appreciated the professionalism of Pakistan Air Force personnel and also lauded the efforts made by the PAF in the field of indigenisation in the recent years.…

Pakistan, China agree to further improve bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have expressed their commitment to further improve cooperation in matters of regional and international significance. The understanding came at the third round of Maritime Dialogue between the two countries in Beijing, in which bilateral ties were discussed. Additional Secretary Imtiaz Ahmad led the Pakistani delegation while the Chinese side was led by Director General Asian Affairs, Wu Jianghao. The two sides expressed satisfaction over the current level of cooperation between the two…

Pakistan, US agree to further strengthen bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Vice President of the United States Mike Pence on Thursday telephoned Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk and expressed well wishes for the caretaker government on behalf of President Donald Trump. Both the leaders agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. They also agreed to achieve joint targets of peace and stability in Afghanistan. The prime minster said the caretaker government was providing all possible assistance to the Election Commission of…

Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to form joint working group on trade, investment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Thursday agreed to form a joint working group on trade and investment to explore opportunities to fortify relations. This was decided while a high-ranking ministerial delegation from Uzbekistan led by Uzbek Minister for Foreign Trade Khodjaev Jamshaid called on Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha and officials of the ministry at the Ministry of Commerce in Islamabad. Uzbek delegation also included Chairman CCI of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov, Deputy Chairman of Association…

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to operationalize bilateral Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad and Kabul have agreed to operationalize the working groups under Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS). According to a Foreign Office statement, the understanding was reached during recent visit of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Kabul. Pakistan assured its continued support to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation. Both the countries also committed not to allow use of their respective territories by any country, network, group or individuals…