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Agreement Signed in Pakistan for Hydropower Project Under CPEC

Agreement signed in Pakistan for hydropower project under CPEC

ISLAMABAD – The concession agreement for the 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydroelectric Project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was signed, a step forward for project implementation, according to China Gezhouba Group. The signing of the agreement between China Gezhouba Group, the project investor, and the Pakistani side was witnessed …

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The US, Pakistan Working to Strengthen Economic Ties: Khan

US, Pakistan working to strength economic ties says Amb. Khan

WASHINGTON – Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed Khan, said the critical issue at last year’s three meetings between US President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was to improve trade between two countries, as well as investment and economic relations. The ambassador made these comments …

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Major Cities of Pakistan Undergo COVID-19 ‘Smart Lockdown’

Major cities of Pakistan undergo COVID-19 'smart lockdown'

ISLAMABAD – Areas in Pakistan’s major cities underwent a “smart shutdown” on Tuesday after the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) released a list of 20 cities identified as coronavirus hot spots across the country, Pakistani media reported Tuesday. Parts of Islamabad and Peshawar have been sealed, and significant areas …

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Qureshi Urges India to Focus More on Its Domestic Concerns

Qureshi urges India to focus more on its domestic concerns

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi took to Twitter on Sunday to urge the Indian government to focus more on its internal concerns rather than “behaving like an expansionist nation.” “It would be helpful for Prime Minister Modi’s government and” neighborhood first “policy to realize that India’s neighbors …

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Pakistan to Reach COVID-19 Peak by June 20

Pakistan to reach COVID-19 peak by June 20

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is likely to peak its coronavirus outbreak in late June, independent scientists predict, as the country records its largest one-day deaths so far. Generally speaking, the peak is a grim marker, indicating the day with the highest number of cases and deaths in a country. “In the …

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Intra-Afghan Talks Expected to Start This Month

Intra-Afghan talks expected to start this month

KABUL – Intra-Afghan talks to end the 18-year-old conflict in Afghanistan may begin this month, sources said on Monday, a day after Zalmay Khalilzad visited the capital of neighboring Pakistan and met Taliban leaders in Qatar. The United States signed a troop withdrawal deal with the Taliban in February, but …

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Pakistan Warns World About Role of Spoilers Within, Outside Afghanistan

Pakistan warns world about role of spoilers within, outside Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – Warning the world about the role of spoilers inside and outside of Afghanistan, Pakistan flatly rejected India’s malicious allegations on Thursday to mislead the international community. “The spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) distorted the eleventh report of the United Nations Analytical Support and Sanctions …

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Pakistan to India: ‘Not Play with the Fire’

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Gen. Babar Iftikhar

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Gen. Babar Iftikhar said on Wednesday that any military adventurism by India would have “uncontrollable and unintended consequences”, warning the neighboring nation to “not play with the fire”. “As a military spokesperson, let me say this: the Indian aggression against Pakistan …

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