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PM Khan directs FO to project Pakistan’s positive, soft image abroad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, directed the foreign office (FO) and ambassadors  posted abroad, to promote soft and positive image of Pakistan at international level through proactive economic diplomacy. Addressing the concluding session of the two-day Envoys Conference on Economic Diplomacy in the federal capital here, he said the nation needs to change its mindset of depending on others and make coordinated national efforts to convert the current challenges at different fronts into opportunities. The…

Qatar hits back at rivals with Neymar soft power play

With the anticipated transfer of football phenomenon Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar is hitting back at its Gulf rivals with a high-profile soft power play. Paris Saint-Germain -- owned by sanctions-hit Qatar -- are poised to sign Brazilian forward Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record transfer fee of 220 million euros ($256.54 million), more than doubling the previous record. "The announcement of Neymar's transfer to PSG was piloted among the high ranks in Qatar as a sort of communications strategy that would…