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Pakistan, IDB Sign $4.5b Oil Deal

Pakistan, IDB sign $4.5b oil deal

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on Monday signed a $4.5 billion framework agreement for a commercial loan to finance oil and gas imports amid only 55% utilisation of a similar three-year facility. The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) signed the three-year framework agreement for a …

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Pakistan: We Hope Afghans Would Seize the Opportunity for Peace

Pakistan foreign office peace in Afghanistan

KABUL – Pakistan says it has been making serious and sincere efforts for facilitating intra-Afghan peace process for an inclusive political settlement. “We hope that Afghans would seize this opportunity for achieving lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan,“ said Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) on Monday. FO spokesperson, commenting on the …

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Pakistan, Iran Back Afghan-led Peace Process

Pakistan Iran back Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD – Top Pakistani and Iranian diplomats on Thursday discussed the Afghan peace process and the overall regional security environment. Amid foreign forces’ pullout from Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Iran’s Special Envoy on Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard met in Islamabad. Viewing peace in Afghanistan as vital …

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Millions Driven from Homes in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Crisis: UNHCR

Millions Driven from Homes in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Crisis: UNHCR

GENEVA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the war, violence, persecution and human rights abuses have driven nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, despite the Covid-19 crisis restricted movement around the world as countries closed borders and ordered closures. In its …

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Pakistan Donates PPEs to Afghanistan to Combat COVID-19

Pakistan donates PPEs to Afghanistan

KABUL – Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has handed over Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) to Afghanistan to combat Covid-19, according to a media report on Thursday. In a statement issued, the NDMA said that on behalf of the government of Pakistan PPEs and medical equip­ment have been handed over …

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