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International Anti-Corruption Day observed today

ISLAMABAD: International Anti-Corruption Day was observed across the world including Pakistan on Sunday. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor and chief minister in their separate messages have called for collective efforts to root out the menace of corruption from society. In his message on the International Anti-Corruption Day, Shah Farman said it was the foremost responsibility of the government to ensure transparency and justice in its governance. In his message on the occasion, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan said the…

International Rahmatul-Lil-Alameen Conference concludes in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A two-day International Rahmatul-Lil-Alameen Conference on Sunday concluded at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. President Dr Arif Alvi addressed the concluding session of the conference, which was being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.  It is the 43rd conference aimed at promoting religious harmony, tolerance, brotherhood and equality, respect for humanity, non-violence, unity, reconciliation and culture of dialogue. Read More: Pakistan will…

International delegates enjoy hospitality of Gwadar city

GWADAR: Cultural welcome at Gwadar airport surprised many international delegates who arrived in Gwadar on Sunday to participate in the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Special Committee on Creation of Asian Parliament. Acting President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani received the delegations at Gwadar Airport.  He was flanked by Leader of the House in the Senate Senator Shibli Faraz , Senator Kauda Babar, Secretary Senate Amjed Pervez Malik, Chief Secretary Balochistan Dr Nazir,…

International training course on nuclear security concludes at PCENS

ISLAMABAD: An international training course on nuclear security which, participated by people from different parts of the world, has concluded at Pakistan Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS) on Friday. PCENS in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized the course titled 'International Training Course on Regulatory Authorization for Nuclear Security during the Lifetime Stages of Nuclear Facilities' from September 24 to 28, 2018. Participants from different countries…

International wrestlers set to bout in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad next month

RAWALPINDI: Renowned international wrestlers have arrived in Pakistan to participate in Season 2018 International Wrestling event going to be held in August in different cities, ARY News reported. "(It's) pleasure to have international wrestlers Raymond Thomas and Andrew Harrison, UK, Nicole Tanea Brooks, USA, and Haris Fiaz, France, for coordination at ISPR," said Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj General Asif Ghafoor in a statement posted on his personal social media account with his picture flanked…

Arab League demands international probe into Israeli ‘crimes’

GAZA: The Arab League called Thursday for an international probe into alleged crimes by Israeli forces against Palestinians following mass protests on the Gaza border that saw dozens of demonstrators killed. Tens of thousands have protested along Gaza's border with Israel since March 30 calling for Palestinian refugees to be able to return to their homes now inside Israel. The largest demonstrations coincided with the move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, which saw Israeli forces kill…

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska

WASHINGTON: Two US fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday. The Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers flew into a so-called Air Defense Identification Zone located about 200 miles off Alaska’s west coast, at about 10 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Canadian Army Major Andrew Hennessy said in a statement to CNN. Two Alaska-based NORAD F-22 fighter jets intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers until they left…

Murad says international cricket, investment revived in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said that after restoration of law and order international events had started taking place in Karachi and foreign investment was also pouring in. “The government worked out a detail plan and with the political will and support of the people of Karachi the city has been cleansed of terrorists, mafias and outlaws through a vigorous targeted operation,” he said while talking to Senior Bureau Official in Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Affairs,…

Saudi Aramco international listing looks increasingly difficult: sources

DUBAI/LONDON: Saudi Arabia is increasingly looking to just float oil giant Saudi Aramco locally as plans for an initial public offering (IPO) on an international exchange such as London or New York hang in the balance, sources close to the process said. The kingdom is counting on being awarded emerging market status by index complier MSCI in June to help Saudi Aramco attract Western funds, in addition to cornerstone investors from China, Japan and South Korea, the sources said. “I would guess it is about evens that…

National Security Committee reviews international, regional situation

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee has agreed on the importance of recalibrating the foreign policy framework to bring more focus on countries of the region. The meeting of the committee was held in Islamabad to review the current international and regional situation with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The ministers of foreign affairs, defence, interior, advisor to the prime minister on finance, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee and the three services chiefs were also present on this…