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European Parliament’s delegation meets Deputy Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the European Parliament led by its chairperson Jean Lambert called on Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwala on Monday. According to a statement released from the Senate secretariat, Senator Saleem Mandviwala acknowledged the services of the European Union and the European Parliament for the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan. The delegation included Ms. Jean Lambert, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia, Mr. Jean-Francois Cautain, EU Ambassador to…

European Parliament vows to help Pakistan eradicate cancer

BRUSSELS: Former Prime Minister of Slovenia, Member European Parliament (MEP), President MAC (MEPs Against Cancer) Alojz Peterle has promised Pakistan to help in cancer research and treatment as much as possible. He made this promise in a meeting with a veteran Pakistani journalist, currently based in UK, Azfar Bukhari in the sideline of the 20th annual reception of European Parliament in Brussels. Bukhari was invited at the annual reception hosted by the 20-member group of EU Parliamentarian. Notables from all around…

Trudeau says Canada, EU must lead world economy

STRASBOURG: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that the whole world benefited from a strong European Union and that the bloc and his country needed to lead the international economy in challenging times. Trudeau told the European Parliament that the Union was an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation in a speech that marked his distance from both the United States under new President Donald Trump, who has questioned the value and future of the bloc, and from Britain, which has voted to leave it.…

European Parliament gives GSP Plus status to Pakistan

KARACHI: The European Parliament has granted Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus status to Pakistan on Thursday through voting, it will be effective from January 1, 2014, ARY News reported. European Parliament took decision with 406 votes in favor of Pakistan out of 558; it will allow Pakistani products duty free access to European Union market. The status will be beneficial for Pakistan’s textile sector allowing access to 28 European countries with no need of paying any duty. It is a good opportunity for textile…