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China Backs UN for a Greater Role in Afghanistan: Envoy

China back UN for a greater role in Afghanistan, Envoy

KABUL – A Chinese envoy on Thursday said that China supports the United Nations (UN) in playing a greater role in the Afghan issue. Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, at the “6+2” Format Video Conference on Afghanistan, chaired by UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, said, …

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The healthcare professionals from China’s Jiangsu Province Hospital held a video conference with the medical staff of Lady Reading Hospital

Healthcare

ISLAMABAD – The healthcare professionals from China’s Jiangsu Province Hospital held a video conference with the medical staff of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar on prevention and treatment of COVID-19. According to Zhao Jun, the Director of Jiangsu Province Hospital, Chinese medical experts on emergency management, infectious diseases and gastroenterology shared …

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Pakistan Requested China to Ease Payment of Power Projects

Pakistan requested China to ease payment of power projects

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has asked China to relax its payment obligations of more than $30 billion for electricity projects of around 12,000 megawatts under the Sino-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in order to minimize its financial and economic difficulties. This is part of the Pakistani government’s ongoing efforts to secure discounts …

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GIC Plans to Pour Billions Into Pakistan

GIC

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan could have another window of funding that could be almost equal to, if not greater than, investment in the Sino-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Global Investment Consortium (GIC) considering investing billions of dollars in the country. The consortium plans to invest up to €50 billion on the …

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IMF to Consider $1.4bln Loan to Pakistan

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is to consider a loan of $1.4 billion for Pakistan to boost its foreign exchange reserves in the wake of the economic slowdown due to the coronavirus crisis. The $1.4 billion loan is in addition to the $6 billion bailout package that Pakistan …

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Pakistan Reopens Factories During Virus Lockdown as Exports Decline

Pakistan Reopens Factories During Virus Lockdown as Exports Drop

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is reopening some factories against a backdrop of national foreclosure to counter the deadly coronavirus pandemic as the South Asian nation projects that exports will fall by 50% in the next two months. Companies with export orders will resume working with precautionary measures, including calling only essential …

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Pakistan Demands Hand-Over of ‘Aslam Farooqi’ from Afghanistan

Pakistan Demands Hand-over of Aslam Farooqi from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – The leader of Islamic State of Khurasan (ISIS-K), Aslam Farooqi, should be handed over to Pakistan “for further investigations”, Pakistan’s Foreign Office told the Afghan ambassador on Thursday. Pakistan’s Foreign Office said Islamabad had “conveyed Pakistan’s views with regard to the arrest of ISIS-K leader, Abullah Orakzai, known …

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Pakistani Ambassador Calls for Stronger Pakistan-China Relations

Pakistan

BEIJING – Pakistan and China are “iron brothers” who have always supported each other in their hour of need, said Pakistani Ambassador to China Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi in an exclusive interview with China.org.cn. COVID-19 has emerged as the most daunting challenge for humanity in recent times. According to the ambassador, …

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