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Uzbekistan’s FM arrives in Pakistan on daylong visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign  Minister (FM) of Uzbekistan, Abdullah Aziz Kamilov on Thursday arrived in Pakistan on a daylong visit, along with his 5-member delegation. Uzbekistan's FM is schedule to meet his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi at Ministry of Foreign Affaris (MoFA), later talks at the delegation level to be held between both the countries. The visiting FM, Abdullah Aziz is also expected to call on Prime Minister Imran Khan. This is the Uzbek foreign minister’s second visit to Pakistan this year.…

Pakistan, Uzbekistan vow to promote religious tourism

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Uzbekistan Firqat Sidiqov on Friday called on federal minister for religious affairs and interfaith harmony Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and discussed bilateral relations. During the meeting the federal minister highlighted the enduring brotherly relations between the two countries based on mutual trust. He stated that Pakistan attached great importance to its special relations with Uzbekistan and desired to further expand its cooperation to all fields. Both sides express satisfaction over the…

Uzbekistan projected to join hands with Pakistan’s pharmaceuticals

LAHORE: Uzbekistan Ambassador Furqat Sidiqov has insisted on Pakistan’s private sector to associate with Uzbek businessmen in the fields of pharmaceutical, textile, fertilizer and other sectors of economy. At the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), he expressed that Uzbekistan is enthusiastic when it comes to augment trade relations with Pakistan. Since both countries had great potential to cooperate with each other in miscellaneous areas. As Pakistan’s pharmaceutical products are best termed around the…

Uzbekistan beat Pakistan Boys to win Street Child World Cup

Uzbekistan Boys beat Pakistan Boys to win the 'Street Child World Cup: The Future Depends On You 2018' on Wednesday. The game was tied and Uzbekistan then won after a penalty shootout with Pakistan Boys.Pakistan missed a number of chances during the match which could easily be converted into victory. Aziz, Uzbekistan Boys Captain, said: “It’s an incredible feeling to be the first team from Uzbekistan and to play for the first time in Moscow. It’s emotional but the best feeling. It is the first time we have won…

Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to form joint working group on trade, investment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Thursday agreed to form a joint working group on trade and investment to explore opportunities to fortify relations. This was decided while a high-ranking ministerial delegation from Uzbekistan led by Uzbek Minister for Foreign Trade Khodjaev Jamshaid called on Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha and officials of the ministry at the Ministry of Commerce in Islamabad. Uzbek delegation also included Chairman CCI of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov, Deputy Chairman of Association…

Uzbek thieves steal livestock in expensive car – get arrested

TASHKENT: Two men have been arrested in Uzbekistan after they were caught by police while stealing livestock in an expensive car. Officers in Uzbekistan's Bukhara region were investigating a report from villagers who had lost a cow and a sheep, and managed to track down two suspects, the UzNews website says. In order to avoid suspicion, they had been transporting stolen sheep and cattle - even bulls - in a Chevrolet Malibu owned by one of the men, regional police said. The American brand is a popular one in…

Football: World Cup miracle beckons for Syria, China

HONG KONG: War-torn Syria as well as China, the ultimate sleeping giants, are both aiming to pull off a near-miracle as Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup heads into a final showdown on Tuesday. Among Asia's heavyweights, Australia's progress is far from assured and South Korea are in danger of missing out on their first World Cup since 1982 in what will be a nail-biting last round of group games. Perhaps indicating rising standards in the region, competition for Asia's 4.5 places at next year's Russia World Cup…

PM Sharif discusses bilateral relations with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

ASTANA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called on President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.  During the bilateral meeting, the prime minister thanked President Nazarbayev for invitation to participate in the ongoing 17th SCO Summit and congratulated him on hosting the summit. PM Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment to cooperation with Kazakhstan in energy sector, regional connectivity and human resource development. He also underscored the…

Uzbek farmers offered lemon trees and chickens

TASHKENT: Uzbekistan's government plans to provide almost two million households with chickens and lemon trees so they can feed themselves and sell their produce, according to a draft document published for public discussion. The cabinet plans to set up specialized companies that will first supply households with poultry and seedlings and then buy eggs and lemons to export them. Uzbekistan's exports of fruit and vegetables, worth billions of dollars a year, are surging thanks to strong Russian demand, the government…

Uzbekistan buries late strongman Islam Karimov

SAMARKAND, UZBEKISTAN: Uzbekistan bade farewell to President Islam Karimov at a high-security funeral on Saturday, after his death plunged the country into the greatest period of uncertainty in its post-Soviet history with no clear successor to the iron-fisted ruler.