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CPEC Projects, Pakistan, China Agree to Enhance Security System


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and China have agreed to enhance cooperation to put in place a more effective security system for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects with Gwadar Port as pilot project in this regard. Both countries reached the consensus in recently concluded 9th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of CPEC. Pakistan’s …

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Pakistan, China Agree to Bolster Cooperation


ISLAMABAD – China and Pakistan have agreed to bolster cooperation in matters pertaining to economy, politics, accountability, climate change as well as the ongoing smog crisis. All these matters were discussed in a meeting of Chairperson of the Senate Special Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Senator Sherry Rehman …

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Pakistan Makes an Offer to Iran on the Joint Economic Front


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President, Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz, proposed the establishment of a Joint Chamber of Commerce between Pakistan and Iran to improve trade and business relations. In his meeting with Iranian Consul General Mohammad Bagherbeyghi on Thursday, he made the remarks and called …

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Afghan Border Fencing to Be Completed by 2020: Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said Tuesday it will have fenced off its traditionally porous border with Afghanistan by the end of next year, leading to an improved security situation in the region, Voice of America (VOA) reported Wednesday. According to VOA report, the military-led massive construction program, launched in mid-2017, is …

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Pakistan-Qatar JMC Decides to Explore New Areas of Cooperation


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Qatar held a two-day session of Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) in Doha, Qatar and decided to explore new areas of cooperation aimed at further strengthening bilateral trade and investment relations. It was fifth session of the JMC that held from November 4 to 5 and co-chaired …

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IMF Staff in Pakistan Initiated Policy-Level Discussions


ISLAMABAD – The mission of the visiting staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday initiated policy-level talks for the disbursement of the second tranche of approximately $453 million at the beginning of next month under the $6 billion Fund. A senior government official said Finance Secretary Naveed Kamran …

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Train Fire Kills at Least 65 People in Pakistan


LAHORE, Pakistan – At least 65 people lost their lives, as a passenger train catches fire in central Pakistan, a provincial minister said Thursday. “According to reports from the crash site, more than 65 people were killed and more than 40 wounded,” Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid told AFP, saying …

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