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PM reiterates commitment to make Pakistan welfare state

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's objective was to make Pakistan a real welfare state, uplifting the downtrodden segment of the society. "Pakistan is going to be changed for all times to come," Imran Khan said while talking to members of the National Assembly belonging to Dera Ghazi Khan in Islamabad. He reaffirmed his commitment to make southern Punjab developed. Read More: ‘Pakistan is an Islamic welfare state’: Qureshi responds to Indian COAS The…

Foreign minister reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to negotiate settlement of Afghan conflict

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday reiterated Pakistan's desire for achieving peace in Afghanistan. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, he expressed this resolve during a meeting with American delegation led by US Special Representative on Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan would continue to play its role for political solution of the Afghan conflict. He said Pakistan welcomed the US efforts for peace in…

Pakistan reaffirms commitment to polio eradication, says health minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani on Monday re-affirmed the government’s full support to eradication the polio. "The government is making efforts to overcome the remaining challenges as they arise," he said in a meeting with Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Polio Eradication Dr Jean-Marc Olivé. The minister said Pakistan was committed to stopping poliovirus transmission in the core reservoirs and sustaining our highly data-driven programming that effectively…

Amid US trade war, China’s Xi reiterates reform commitment

BEIJING: China is still determined to reform and wants to work with all parties to build an open world economy, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday, reiterating Beijing’s message amid a bitter trade war with Washington. The two countries have been rolling out a series of tariffs on each other’s exports as US President Donald Trump’s administration seeks to tackle a range of issues from the large trade imbalance with China to forced technology transfers. China has criticized the United States for resorting to…

‘Indian aggression or misadventure shall always get a befitting response’

SIALKOT: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said Pakistan's commitment to abide by the ceasefire agreement of 2003 should never be misconstrued as response limitation. "Indian aggression or any misadventure shall always get a most befitting response," he said while visiting the Line of Control and Working Boundary in Khuiratta / Ratta Arayan sectors. Local commanders briefed the COAS on Indian ceasefire violations specifically targeting civil population across the LoC/ Working Boundary.…

China renews commitment for ensuring success of CPEC

ISLAMABAD/ BEIJING: China has renewed its commitment to work with Pakistan to ensure the success of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Briefing newsmen in Beijing on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Lu Kang said CPEC was a flagship project of One Belt, One Road initiative, and it could win more recognition and support from regional countries and the international community. He said the CPEC was a new type of cooperation framework built up by China and Pakistan for long-term cooperation development.…

Dar reiterates Pakistan’s commitment to CAREC program to improve connectivity in region

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday reiterated Pakistan's strong commitment to the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) to improve connectivity in the region. "Pakistan supports CAREC's areas of focus in the sectors of energy, trade and transportation network," he said while addressing 16th CAREC Ministerial Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Ishaq Dar emphasized the importance of collective efforts to enhance regional cooperation and achieve the common goals envisaged under the CAREC…

Pakistan reiterates commitment to cooperate for peace, security at regional, world levels

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said Pakistan was strongly committed to cooperate for peace and security at regional and global levels. Speaking at the opening ceremony of 86th General Assembly of Interpol in China, he said it was because that Pakistan pursued an inclusive developmental agenda. He said Pakistan had achieved significant success in defeating the menace of terrorism in the last four years and was willing to share its experiences with the international community. The interior…

Khaqan Abbasi expresses commitment to complete all development projects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday reiterated firm commitment to complete all development projects including those under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on fast track basis. Chairing the first meeting of his cabinet held in Islamabad, Khaqan Abbasi has expressed the resolve to continue the journey of progress and democracy initiated by the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who was disqualified by the Supreme Court in Panama Leaks case. He said all the projects including CPEC,…