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Pakistan offers to share counter-terrorism expertise with UN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday expressed willingness to share the successes of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, one of the largest counter-terrorism operations ever conducted, with the United Nations. "Pakistan has conducted successfully through Operation Zarb-e-Azb one of the largest counter-terrorism operations ever conducted. The lessons learnt and deep expertise gained by Pakistan’s armed forces and law-enforcement agencies constitute an invaluable resource available to the United Nations." This was stated by…

Pakistan seeks tariff cutting accord with EU to boost exports: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan has urged European Union to provide a tariff-cutting accord to increase exports from Pakistan to Europe. In an interview published in Washington-based journal "Politico", he said that Pakistan was coming out of a crisis including energy shortages, and the accord will be essential to fight against terrorism and illegal migration. The minister said that Pakistan witnessed positive turnaround and now the government is focusing on more growth and social improvements.…

EU mission satisfied with efforts to eliminate child, bonded labour

ISLAMABAD: The European Union’s GSP Plus Assessment Mission has applauded Government of Pakistan’s efforts in introducing legislation for elimination of child and bonded labour from the country. Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan, while chairing a meeting of Treaty Implementation Cell (TIC) apprised the mission on the achievements in the areas of human, labour, women and child rights, climate change, anti-corruption, and anti-narcotics. The four-member assessment mission led by Mr. Gus Houttuin, Advisor of the…